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TMCNet:  Claro Brazil and Jasper Wireless Partner to Power M2M in Brazil

[February 21, 2013]

Claro Brazil and Jasper Wireless Partner to Power M2M in Brazil

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. --(Business Wire)--

Jasper Wireless, the leading connected devices platform for machine-to-machine (M2M) and consumer electronics, today announced an agreement with Claro (News - Alert) Brazil to wirelessly connect machine-to-machine (M2M) and consumer electronics devices in Brazil.

Claro Brazil is deploying the Jasper Wireless platform in order to quickly and efficiently serve M2M customers across its network that runs in over 2,000 cities across the country. Jasper Wireless will provide Claro Brazil with global visibility of all SIMs connected to the mobile network and robust self-service tools for provisioning, real-time diagnostics and usage controls, providing Claro Brazil and its customers with a fast time-to-market for new connected devices and applications and excellent customer support.

The agreement with Claro, owned by América Móvil (News - Alert), is an extension of Jasper's service in the South American market and of Jasper's relationship with Claro. The agreement will lead the way for innovative M2M applications and services in such verticals as remote monitoring, digital signage, fleet tracking, tele-health, telematics and mobile payments.

"Brazil is a market that is seeing exponential growth with areas such as mobile payments setting the pace. Our partnership with Claro Brazil will help its customers capitalise on the demand by delivering innovative services across a range of connected devices," said Cindy Patterson, Chief Revenue Officer, Jasper Wireless. "A cloud-based approach is fundamental to success in this rapidly growing market. This partnership equips Claro Brazil with the required tools to grow xponentially within a short time frame."



The variety and proliferation of connected devices is presenting new market opportunities. In order to meet customer expectations, mobile operators need to move quickly and accelerate the time-to-market of their new services. Jasper Wireless' field-proven platform will provide Claro Brazil with the agility to quickly capitalize on new market opportunities in connected devices. The cloud-based model enables Jasper Wireless to drive a rapid innovation cycle of a new product release in just weeks, giving Claro's enterprise customers control over their own services so that their end users get a superior zero-touch experience.

Claro Brazil joins a growing list of other Jasper Wireless operator partners including AT&T, América Móvil, NTT DOCOMO, Telefónica, VimpelCom, KPN, SingTel, Etisalat, Telstra (News - Alert), Rogers, CSL and more.

About Jasper Wireless

Jasper Wireless enables mobile network operators around the world with platform, applications, and design services to serve the emerging machine-to-machine (M2M) and embedded devices markets. Using the company's unique end-to-end solution, network operators and enterprises can scale their deployment of connected devices quickly and profitably. Jasper Wireless operator partners include AT&T (News - Alert), América Móvil, Telefónica, KPN, VimpelCom, SingTel, Etisalat, Telstra, Rogers, and more. Founded in 2005, Jasper Wireless is a privately held company based in Mountain View, Calif., with regional offices in the United Kingdom. For more information, visit www.jasperwireless.com or follow us on Twitter (News - Alert) @JasperWireless.

About Claro

Claro is a leading wireless carrier in Brazil, it operates nationally and currently serves more than 65 million customers.

Claro is a leader in the offering of innovative content and services, in addition to digital infrastructure and coverage with GSM and 3GMax technology for more than 3.600 cities in Brazil. The carrier has roaming agreements in 160 countries for voice services and 140 countries for data services. Claro is controlled by América Móvil, one of the three largest wireless telecommunications groups in the world.

In the corporate responsibility area, Claro maintains the Institute Claro, which aims to structure its social investment and encourage the use of new technologies in education.

More information about Claro: www.claro.com.br/imprensa


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