Vodafone today announced that it has been selected by ThyssenKrupp to provide mobile communications services in Germany and 29 other countries across Europe, Latin America and the Asia-Pacific region.
As a global mobile services provider, Vodafone will provide the industrial corporation with 60,000 mobile voice and data connections and services including mobile device management. Vodafone will also provide ThyssenKrupp with 50,000 machine-to-machine (M2M) cards which will aid the remote control and maintenance of industrial products including tens of thousands of ThyssenKrupp elevators and their emergency intercom systems. The new contract represents a doubling in volume of Vodafone’s previous contract with ThyssenKrupp.
“We decided to partner with Vodafone because it offers us excellent value for money and is able to meet our individual needs. On top, they offer a worldwide service management from one source,” said Klaus Mühleck, CIO at ThyssenKrupp AG, explaining why the corporation opted to expand its relationship with Vodafone.
“We’re delighted that ThyssenKrupp has decided to expand its mobile communication services contract with Vodafone and that we’ll be working together even more closely in the future, particularly in the fast-growing machine-to-machine sector. It’s testament that our product and service portfolio, business model and global network are optimally geared to international corporations’ requirements,” explained Jan Geldmacher, CEO Vodafone Global Enterprise.
With 9.7 million M2M connections and over 250 M2M specialists around the world, Vodafone is a leading provider in this fast-growing market and was recognised in February 2013 as an M2M Industry Icon by Analysys Mason in its independent M2M scorecard report.