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Ericsson, SAP and Telenor Connexion bring benefits of M2M connectivity to new frontiers via partnership

One year into their partnership, Ericsson and SAP have
success with Telenor Connexion, enhancing business processes and offering a
complete end-to-end solution for large enterprises. Together the three
companies are making it simple for enterprises to connect their assets and
transform their businesses.

The partnership, initiated at Mobile World Congress
2013, uses a model to work with operators like Telenor to drive the
Machine-to-machine (M2M) market and fully realize the potential of the
Networked Society. The three companies have prioritized predictive
maintenance for industrial equipment and machinery, and are engaged in projects
with a range of multi-national customers.

M2M connectivity creates stores of big data which, if
processed in real time, have the potential to revolutionize enterprise
businesses. Predictive maintenance provides a foundation for systematic
learning based on purpose-driven data collection to improve product design,
reliability, operations efficiency, service revenue, and ultimately customer

In an increasingly connected world, service providers
need to develop innovative sources of new revenue by intelligently addressing
the news of other industries and evolving into major players in the cloud.  At the same time, forward-looking enterprises
seeking to deploy M2M solutions are faced with the task of coordinating with a
variety of vendors in order to find end-to-end
offerings and suitable global connectivity coverage. By working together,
Ericsson, SAP and Telenor are able to deliver a connected cloud-based offering
to enterprises that remove those complexities.

Moreover, a joint solution focusing on smart metering for
utilities based on Ericsson Device Connection Platform, Ericsson BSS and
Service Enablement and SAP HANA analytics has been created, which allows
enterprises to realize new connected business models and gain efficiency in
operations. Gartner sees a $2.01B annual revenue increase possibility if the median
Fortune 1,000 business increased the usability of its data by just 10%.[i]

Howard Stevens, global general manager SAP
Telecommunications Business Unit says: “Enterprises across all industries are working to
create tangible value from the Internet of Things. Real-time insight in
combination with advanced predictive capabilities will help businesses anticipate
and adapt to rapidly changing conditions, giving them the agility they need to
thrive in today’s market. SAP is committed to creating an ecosystem of
operators, network providers and other players to help businesses realize the
benefits of the Internet of Things and create new revenue opportunities and
business models across all industries.”

Douglas Gilstrap, head of Strategy, Ericsson Group,
says: “This end-to-end solution helps operators enjoy the efficiency of a
Networked Society by combining the know-how and channels of SAP along with the
leading technology and services from Ericsson. 
The active interest from customers confirms our belief that 50 billion
devices will be connected by 2020, resulting in smoother, faster business among
other benefits.”

Per Simonsen, CEO, Telenor Connexion says: “Not only
can we see significant savings realized by use of real-time information from
connected products, it also enables enterprises to re-think business models and
move towards more service-based offerings.”

[i] Source: Gartner Press Release “Gartner Says Business Analytics
Will Be Central for Business Reinvention” June 8, 2013.

Telenor Connexion is a part of Telenor Group, one of the world’s largest mobile operators.