"This partnership with Telit, one of the most innovative M2M players on the market, is an important step for Telenor Connexion in its bid to expand its customer base in the fast-growing M2M market. Telit is a reliable partner that understands users’ needs very well," says Dan Mårtensson, CMO of Telenor Connexion.

"In view of their global orientation, innovative strength and vigorous growth, Telenor Connexion and Telit are an excellent match," explains Dominikus Hierl, Managing Director Strategic Accounts & Corporate Business Development Telit Communications PLC. "We are very strong on indirect sales. And since Telenor Connexion focuses on its direct sales channels, the two companies complement each other perfectly."

Integrated M2M solution as the goal

Under the terms of the partnership, the GE863-SIM module from Telit will be available with Telenor Connexion’s patented eSIM, an integrated chip SIM-card. The GE863-SIM is a module tailored to specific customer needs that is produced on demand. A remarkable characteristic of the module is that the eSIM reduces the space needed up to 90 per cent compared with the traditional SIM-card and holder, thereby making a considerable contribution to the system’s robustness.

Customers also benefit from improved SIM reliability, significant cost savings and a markedly increased level of efficiency in the development and production of their M2M solutions.

The long-term goal of the partnership between Telit and Telenor Connexion is the development of a completely integrated solution with wireless M2M hardware and on-board connectivity.

About Telenor Connexion

Telenor Connexion is a leading global provider of M2M connectivity solutions. Machine-to-machine (M2M) communication is a rapidly expanding market. Companies in industries as diverse as automotive, security, utilities and fleet management are implementing M2M solutions to achieve productivity gains, cost management, environmental improvement and to expand customer services. With more than 10 years of experience and over 1.3 million active SIM-cards Telenor Connexion is an experienced and reliable partner. We are dedicated to our customers’ business and understand their needs. Telenor Connexion has provided international, cost-effective M2M communication solutions to a number of global customers such as Volvo, Daimler and Securitas Direct. According to leading industry analyst Bergh Insight Telenor is "the most advanced mobile operator in the area of M2M" and also "the dominant provider of wireless M2M connectivity".

Telenor Connexion is wholly owned by Telenor Group, an international provider of high quality mobile communications services to customers in 12 markets across Asia and Europe. For more information please visitwww.telenorconnexion.com.