KORE, a global wireless services provider specializing in machine-to-machine communications, today announced that it has signed an agreement with Avnet Embedded, a division of Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas, a business region of Avnet, Inc. This agreement covers the global KORE network, which is comprised of cellular and satellite services and powers M2M applications across a number of industries, including health care, utilities, enterprise IT, transaction processing and fleet management.
Under the service provider agreement, Avnet Embedded will now offer its customers based in the Americas region, including those in emerging M2M markets in Latin America, access to the KORE network, featuring the ubiquitous and reliable connectivity. According to the announcement, Avnet Embedded customers on the KORE network will benefit from the company's global cellular and satellite network, Global Connect, and KORE's intelligent pricing program, IntelliRate, which is based on patterns in data usage rates.
"This agreement allows Avnet Embedded to offer our customers access to the leading M2M network for cellular and satellite connectivity," said Chuck Kostalnick, senior vice president, Avnet Embedded. "KORE's unmatched industry expertise and proven service and support model provides our customers with the most innovative and effective method for harnessing the power of M2M connectivity to deliver applications that drive business efficiencies and deliver new revenue streams."
KORE provides unified control and management for its cellular network with service delivery in more than 180 countries worldwide and maritime and remote location coverage with satellite network services to deliver global M2M connectivity for connected devices.
"Global connectivity via cellular and satellite networks is driving M2M growth in emerging vertical markets, such as telehealth, fleet tracking, digital signage and payment processing, and our partnership with Avnet Embedded will help expand the use of the KORE network across an increasing number of global enterprises," said Robert Metzler, executive vice president of sales and marketing for KORE Telematics. "With its strong market presence — particularly in Latin America — Avnet Embedded will help M2M solution providers realize the power of KORE to reliably and cost-effectively deliver their M2M applications to the marketplace."
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