Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO), the world leader in digital security, has been selected by Tigo, the fastest growing mobile network operator in Colombia and part of the Millicom Group, to deliver a suite of unique M2M solutions in Latin America.
Starting in Colombia, Tigo customers will use Gemalto's Cinterion® Machine Identification Modules (MIMs) and secure MIM services to improve preventive maintenance with remote monitoring and management of MIMs in the field. The solutions optimize performance of M2M applications for virtually any vertical market including fleet management, smart metering, remote asset management, surveillance and alarms, automotive and mHealth solutions.
Ruggedized to operate reliably in extreme environments, the Cinterion® MIM Services Platform is a key enabler to improve quality of service by monitoring signal strength and network-based localization events among other features, tracking and tracing devices, enabling remote module configuration and seamlessly switching to other channels when needed. In addition, audit services monitor MIMs over their entire lifespan and send alerts when predetermined usage thresholds are met. This allows updates before issues arise ensuring continuous service and strong revenue streams are maintained.
"Gemalto's MIM Card is now available in the Colombian market for all different vertical applications and it will help us guarantee a more stable service for a longer term for commercial and industrial applications and help our customers reduce operational costs and prevent potential fraud or failures in service," said Santiago Londoño, Commercial Vice President for B2B from Tigo UNE.
"With our platform, Tigo is able to deliver best-in-class innovative services for M2M solutions, giving them a clear competitive edge for everything from smart vending machines to connected cars," added Rodrigo Serna, President for Latin America at Gemalto. "Tigo and Gemalto share a common goal of driving innovation and IoT marketplace expansion, which is expected to grow to 2.1 billion M2M connections by 2020."