Bridge Alliance is a leading mobile alliance of 35 leading operators, serving over 750 million customers. With an extensive footprint, Bridge Alliance provides seamless roaming and enterprise multi-country services through their alliance members. See our Board of Directors and Management Team.
Driving the success of global and regional multinational organisations through managed services to procure, manage, operate and optimise mobile communication services including M2M
Creating a strong roaming environment for mobile operators through simplified roaming products and solutions
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|• Ericsson, the Global M2M Association (GMA), the Bridge Alliance and Samsung will demonstrate multi-domestic capabilities to enable new and innovative business models to support the Internet of Things|
|• The joint service will be demonstrated by Ericsson at Hall 2, and the GMA and Bridge Alliance at the Mobile World Congress 2016, Innovation City, Stand A11 in Hall 3|
|• Collaboration will enable global enterprises to securely deploy connected devices and services all over the world under local terms and conditions|
|• Operators can enable differentiated business models to enable B2B and B2B2C services on the same device for a tailored offerings|
|24 Feb 2016 - Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC), the Global M2M Association (GMA), the Bridge Alliance and Samsung have joined forces to demonstrate innovative solutions that will enable new and innovative business models for the Internet of Things. Through this initiative, end-users can now use the same device with services and data plans for a tailored offering while guaranteeing corporate security. This demonstration shows that collaboration among leading operators further enables rapid and cost-effective expansion across different geographical markets, providing superior connectivity and network quality under local terms, conditions and rates and ensuring affordable and flexible connections for all types of devices on a truly global scale.|
|The technical keystones of the collaboration are the Ericsson Device Connection Platform (DCP) and the Samsung KNOX Enterprise Billing solution enabling dual APN management. Ericsson DCP powered operator networks along with agreements among the GMA's and Bridge Alliance's member operators, will enable connected devices and services to be securely deployed globally with one stock keeping unit (SKU), one network and IT integration, and one service level ensuring increased security in connectivity to the network, a major concern for enterprises and users around the world. Ericsson's DCP further enables the network operators to leverage Samsung KNOX Enterprise Billing features across multiple operators seamlessly, meaning end-users can now use the same devices for B2B and B2B2C use at competitive rates without costing the enterprise for personal usage or jeopardizing corporate security even while employees are travelling internationally.|
|The value of this model can be realized globally and across the various industries in which more and more types and numbers of devices are being connected. From corporate IT to enterprises operating globally in industries as diverse as automotive, oil and gas, rental car companies and banking, this collaboration simplifies logistics and connectivity management and contracts with diverse operators in many countries. It further allows harmonized operation independent of country. These features are integral to the success of high data usage for connected devices and the Internet of Things.|
|Young Kim, Vice President, Enterprise Business Team at Samsung Electronics said: "As a company providing devices, services and platforms for both personal and corporate users worldwide, the need for secure interoperability drives our work. We are pleased to be working alongside Ericsson and our operator partners to leverage the power and protection of Samsung KNOX."|
|Eileen Tan, CEO of Bridge Alliance, said: "This initiative brings unprecedented scale and robustness to the IoT landscape, addresses the interoperability concern of operators and provides device security to millions of end-users worldwide. We're proud to support this innovation with our own footprint of 35 mobile operators in Asia Pacific, the Middle East and Africa."|
|Anders Olin, Vice President, Product Area Network Functions, Business Unit Cloud & IP, Ericsson said: "This collaboration and demonstration combining Samsung, GMA and Bridge Alliance, together with Ericsson's industry leading IoT connectivity management platform DCP delivered as a cloud service, is a great example how we together can create a powerful and cost effective solutions."|
|• The new partnership between both organizations will focus on the joint provision of their advanced Multi-Domestic Service across 77 markets worldwide|
|• The Multi-Domestic Service, a single global connectivity management platform and common eUICC SIM solution, embraces the GSMA Remote SIM Provisioning specification – the world’s first alliance-to-alliance remote provisioning of an eUICC SIM.|
|• The joint service will be demonstrated by the GMA and Bridge Alliance at the Mobile World Congress 2016, Innovation City, Stand A11 in Hall 3|
|Bridge Alliance and the Global M2M Association (GMA) today announce their new partnership and the live demonstration of their advanced Multi-Domestic Service, a single global connectivity management platform including an eUICC SIM, which can be used in 77 markets throughout their combined footprints. The Multi-Domestic Service will be demonstrated in conjunction with the Samsung KNOX Enterprise Billing capabilities by AIS and Taiwan Mobile on behalf of Bridge Alliance, and the GMA at the Mobile World Congress 2016, Innovation City, Stand A11 in Hall 3.|
|The partnership will provide a seamless customer experience with worldwide coverage and superior quality of service, allowing device manufacturers, enterprises, and service providers to easily deploy their Internet of Things (IoT) and Machine-to-Machine (M2M) services. The Multi-Domestic Service is a global solution to address the local opportunities for higher bandwidth applications and new business models. It significantly reduces barriers for enterprises, keeping total cost of ownership low while maximizing quality of service. The Multi-Domestic Service is the world’s first alliance-to-alliance remote provision based on GSMA specifications.|
|Before this collaboration, multinational corporations planning to roll out connected devices worldwide faced many hurdles, including regulatory issues, fragmented deployment interfaces, and multiple testing. The new partnership between GMA and Bridge Alliance will solve these issues by putting in place robust and secure technical capabilities to simplify multi-network M2M and IoT deployment for multinational customers in the retail, healthcare, consumer electronics, transportation, automotive and energy sectors on a worldwide scale. GMA and Bridge Alliance leverage technology providers including Ericsson (connectivity management) and Gemalto (On-Demand Subscription Manager and eUICC) to enable a truly consistent customer experience.|
|The two alliances have a complementary footprint: Bridge Alliance members cover 35 markets from Asia-Pacific, Middle East and Africa, and the GMA’s seven operator groups cover 42 markets in Europe, North America, Africa as well as Asia.|
|Eileen Tan, CEO of Bridge Alliance, says: “Members of Bridge Alliance and GMA are incumbent leaders in their home markets with the best local networks and leading positions in M2M and IoT. This partnership gives our joint global customers a strategic advantage by taking out complexity and reducing time-to-market. It marks a new milestone for us and we are truly pleased.”|
|“We are extremely pleased to partner with Bridge Alliance. It is our vision to jointly serve global customers by providing the Multi-Domestic Service we introduced last year,” states Emmanuel Routier, Vice President M2M at Orange and Steering Committee Member of the Global M2M Association. “The Multi-Domestic Service is an innovative M2M connectivity management service which helps our customers to drastically simplify the global deployment, management and operations of their connected products. The compliance of the solution with GSMA-specification allows us to provide a scalable, reliable and secure M2M connectivity solution to our customers.”|
|About Bridge Alliance|
|Bridge Alliance is a partnership of 35 leading mobile operators, namely, Airtel (India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and the Airtel subsidiaries in Africa: Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Republic of the Congo, Gabon, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Madagascar, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Seychelles, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia), AIS (Thailand), Avea (Turkey), CSL (Hong Kong), CTM (Macau), Globe Telecom (Philippines), Maxis (Malaysia), MobiFone (Vietnam), Optus (Australia), Singtel (Singapore), SK Telecom (South Korea), STC (Saudi Arabia), SoftBank Corp. (Japan), Taiwan Mobile (Taiwan), Telkomcel (Timor-Leste), Telkomsel (Indonesia) and Viva (Bahrain and Kuwait).|
|A combined customer base of over 750 million and an extensive footprint allow members to leverage on the collective strengths of the alliance to develop and launch innovative roaming and enterprise solutions. Bridge Alliance operates through a Singapore-incorporated joint venture company, Bridge Mobile Pte Ltd.|
|For more information, visit www.bridgealliance.com|
|About the Global M2M Association|
|Established in February 2011, the Global M2M Association (GMA) is based on a service cooperation agreement between Deutsche Telekom, Orange, Telecom Italia, TeliaSonera, Bell Canada, SoftBank Mobile and Swisscom and covers 42 markets across Europe, North America, Africa and Asia. This partnership of tier 1 operators with leading LTE networks focuses on delivering best-in-class, enhanced and seamless M2M services globally and while maximizing the business benefits for its customers. The GMA aspires to help businesses and organizations to increase the availability of enhanced M2M solutions and innovations, and make them easier to deploy and manage all around the world. All participating parties are committed to offer customers enhanced quality of service, M2M roaming services and interoperability across a global footprint, by bringing together their technical and innovation capabilities. This unified and cohesive approach will enable to improve the incident and troubleshooting procedures and harmonize module standards through joint testing and certification.|
|In February 2015, the GMA has introduced its Multi-Domestic Service platform. Jointly implemented by GMA operators, the Multi-Domestic Service is designed to help global enterprises capitalize on the growth of connected devices.|
|For more information, please visit www.globalm2massociation.com|
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American Express Unlimited Data Roaming MiFi Promo*
Buy 1 Bridge AsiaRoamData SIM plus Huawei E560 MiFi and get another day of unlimited data roaming FREE!(while stocks last)
*Terms and conditions applyUsing the MiFi as a personal wireless hotspot, customers can access 3G data on several devices like laptops, smartphones and tablets via a single Bridge AsiaRoamDataSIM. Any Wi-Fi enabled device can connect to the internet through the MiFi by entering a password. Users can enjoy hours of unlimited data roaming with a single data SIM card as the portable MiFi powers much longer than a mobile hotspot created with a smartphone.
|Validity period||Three days||Five days|
*Globe Telecom's subscribers: Bridge DataRoam5 is offered at US$7.50
for 5MB of data roaming usage under this promotional package (Usual Price: US$15/5MB)
and is valid for use on SingTel's network in Singapore only.
*For Telkomsel's subscribers: Bridge DataRoam40 is offered at US$30 for 40MB of data roaming usage under this promotional package (Usual Price: US$60/40MB) and is valid for use on SingTel's network in Singapore only.
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(1) Mobile data refers to GSM and WCDMA packet data technology standards
such as GPRS and HSDPA. Users would use mobile data roaming when they access their
mobile emails or surf the mobile internet when they are traveling overseas.
(2) Based on the assumption of 50 kilobytes per email and 10 kilobytes per WAP page.
(1) Mobile data refers to GSM and WCDMA packet data technology standards such as GPRS and HSDPA. Users would use mobile data roaming when they access their mobile emails or surf the mobile internet when they are traveling overseas.
(2) Vary from country to country; it refers to the amount of usage benefits (MB) offered by Bridge DataRoam, compared to current and other service providers' data roaming rates.
(3) Based on the assumption of 50 kilobytes per email and 10 kilobytes per WAP page.
(4) Customers need to check with their respective local Bridge Alliance member operator on the actual service availability dates in November. CSL (Hong Kong) and SK Telecom (Korea)'s service availability are from December 2007, and SingTel Optus (Australia)'s service availability is to be further advised in 2008.