Vodafone named global M2M leader by Machina Research for second year running

Press Releases 08 April 2013

Machina Research today announced the results of its annual M2M CSP Benchmarking Study. For the second year running, Vodafone was crowned the communications service provider (CSP) best placed to take advantage of the global M2M opportunity.

Commenting on the result, the study’s author Matt Hatton said: “Vodafone has been very active this year with lots of exciting new M2M developments and thoroughly deserves to retain top spot. The company has focused on adding value through a diverse set of product offerings and pursuing new approaches to reduce the cost and complexity of M2M offers. Furthermore, structurally Vodafone is now better placed to address M2M courtesy of its C&W Worldwide acquisition and an elevated position for M2M within the new Vodafone Enterprise Division.”

Vodafone Director of M2M, Erik Brenneis, said: “We are pleased that Machina Research’s study recognises Vodafone’s commitment to helping companies realise the significant benefits of M2M technology. The study also highlights our responsibility as the market leader to continue to drive the industry – investing in technologies, building partnerships and increasing our global reach.”

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About Vodafone Machine-to-Machine (M2M) communications

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About Vodafone

Vodafone is one of the world's largest mobile communications companies by revenue with approximately 403 million customers in its controlled and jointly controlled markets as of 31 December 2012. Vodafone currently has equity interests in over 30 countries across five continents and more than 50 partner networks worldwide. For more information, please visit www.vodafone.com.