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Microwave Telemetry selects Telenor Connexion for global wildlife tracking solution

Telenor Connexion to provide global connectivity solution for scientists on six continents 

Microwave Telemetry Inc., a global leader in avian and marine tracking has selected Telenor Connexion, the leading enabler of premium connected services, as connectivity provider for its state-of-the-art tracking devices. 

The company manufactures reliable and accurate electronic devices for tracking avian and marine species using cutting-edge technologies. Microwave Telemetry’s continual effort to develop smaller and smarter devices is driven by the needs of researchers and scientists worldwide.

Telenor Connexion is providing Microwave Telemetry with a one SIM and one rate GPRS/GSM global solution working on six continents. The key component of the solution is Telenor’s patented eSIM, a robust and reliable SIM card especially suited for harsh environments.

“Besides being an experienced and reliable embedded connectivity partner responsive to our product requirements, the decisive factor when selecting Telenor Connexion as our exclusive provider for GPRS and SMS data services, was the eSIM. Device size and extended temperature range is critical in our application for avian and marine tracking and the Telenor Connexion eSIM is half the size of a standard SIM card.”, says Paul W. Howey, Ph.D., President and Founder at Microwave Telemetry Inc.

The premium M2M solution from Telenor Connexion does not only allow Microwave Telemetry to to continue their device design process without any delays to their product development schedule, it also enables them to provide a worldwide tracking and monitoring system, capable of tracking wildlife for thousands of kilometers, covering entire migration routes.

The connected devices collects data and processes locations sent from animals carrying transmitters. The data are then delivered to scientists and researchers around the world via Microwave Telemetry’s proprietary web application.

“Wildlife tracking or GPS Telemetry is another high-potential growth area for embedded connectivity applications. We are very proud to be part of Microwave Telemetry’s global tracking solutions as they (the devices) play a valuable role in worldwide behavioral and migration studies and in the protection of  endangered species”, says George LeBron, Head of Market Development Americas at Telenor Connexion.

(Picture of tracking unit on an immature Bald Eagle just before being released.
Photographer: Lance Jordan.)

For more information, please contact:
Cathy Bykowsky,  Customer Support, Microwave Telemetry Inc. 
support@microwavetelemetry.com,  +1 410-715-5292         

Kristina Grandin, PR and Communications, Telenor Connexion
kristina.grandin@telenor.com , +46 734 25 26 21


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