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2 June 2015

Telecom Personal and Jasper Announce Availability of IoT Services in Argentina

Buenos Aires, 2 June 2015 –Telecom Personal, the largest mobile communications company in Argentina and Jasper, a global Internet of Things (IoT) platform leader, today announced the availability of its combined network and IoT platform, enabling businesses throughout Argentina to easily deploy, manage and monetize IoT services. As a result, Argentinian enterprises can now introduce new IoT-based services that enhance their customers’ experiences, while unlocking new revenue channels. 

GSMA Intelligence analysts estimate that cellular IoT connections in Latin America will increase 25 per cent per year (CAGR), reaching 62 million connections by 2020. Businesses throughout Argentina are eager to embrace IoT, and the partnership of Personal and Jasper will enable companies of all sizes and in any industry to launch and profit from new connected services. 

Enabling Global Scalability of IoT Services in Any Industry
By partnering with Jasper, Personal is able to provide their customers with a highly scalable IoT platform that not only enables them to introduce new IoT services in Argentina, but also gives them the flexibility to easily expand their services globally. Jasper partners with 25 mobile operator groups that represent over 100 mobile operator networks worldwide, so as Argentinian business aspire to grow their IoT services beyond Argentina, they can quickly and easily scale as needed. This also provides businesses outside of Argentina an easy path for expanding their IoT services into Argentina.  

With Jasper’s platform, Personal now offers a turnkey solution for customers in any vertical industry, which can be easily configured for the unique needs of their specific business models.  This gives those businesses real-time control and visibility of their connected devices, in addition to the mobile service management, support diagnostics and flexible billing required to grow a successful connected services business.  

“Argentinian business across every industry are rapidly adopting connected technologies to facilitate the delivery of enhanced services to their customers,” said Patricio Cassain, Manager of Strategy, Innovation and Development, Telecom Group.  “By partnering with Jasper, the global leader in IoT platforms, we’re empowering our customers with the ability to deliver IoT services that not only improve their customers’ experiences, but also strengthen their relationship with the customer while increasing revenue.” 

Expanding Leadership in Connected Car, Home Security and Smart Cities
Some of the fastest-growing markets in Argentina include the Connected Car, Home Security & Automation and Smart Cities industries, all of which will benefit significantly from cellular-based IoT services. Personal and Jasper have extensive experience serving these markets, and this partnership gives businesses in these categories the competitive advantage of powerful, proven IoT platform. 

  • Connected Car – Jasper currently enables IoT services for 13 of the world’s largest global auto manufacturers. The partnership of Personal and Jasper enables all auto manufacturers in Argentina, as well as manufacturers in other countries looking to enter the Argentinian market, to quickly and easily roll out Connected Car services to consumers. 
  • Home Security & Automation – Connected home security & automation services are one of the fastest growing industries in Argentina. Jasper brings deep experience in this industry – with market leaders like Securitas Direct, Honeywell, Alarm.com, Icontrol and Vivint all relying on Jasper’s IoT platform – to the Argentinian market. 
  • Smart Cities – Buenos Aires has made significant investments in Smart City technologies, and is ranked #4 of the leading Smart Cities in Latin America. The efforts in Buenos Aires have inspired similar Smart City initiatives throughout the country, and the partnership between Personal and Jasper brings the reliability and security of cellular connectivity, plus the ability to quickly implement and launch new IoT-enabled Smart City services. 

“Businesses throughout Argentina are eager to embrace IoT, and they need proven solutions that can help them bring their IoT services to market faster and with more control,” said Cindy Patterson, Chief Customer Officer at Jasper.  “Telecom Personal has strategically identified key opportunities to ensure that they have the right solution in place for the diverse set of industries demanding IoT platforms in Argentina. Together with Personal, we look forward to helping all businesses profitably deploy and manage their IoT services in Argentina.”

About Jasper
Jasper is a global Internet of Things (IoT) platform leader. Jasper has designed its industry-leading, cloud-based IoT platform to enable companies of all sizes to rapidly and cost-effectively launch, manage and monetize IoT services on a global scale. When companies do this, they become much more than product businesses. They become service businesses, capable of automatically managing their customers’ entire IoT service lifecycle, delivering increased customer value and unlocking new sources of revenue. More than 2,000 companies in over 20 vertical markets, including many of the world’s top brands, choose Jasper to fast-track their IoT services. Jasper currently partners with 25 mobile operator groups, representing more than 100 mobile operator networks worldwide.
Founded in 2004, Jasper is based in Santa Clara, California. For more information, visit www.jasper.com or follow us on Twitter @Jasper_IoT. To learn more about enterprises building IoT services that demonstrate what's possible when the digital and physical worlds converge, check out their stories at www.TitansofIoT.com.

About Personal 
PERSONAL is the largest mobile communications company in Argentina with more than 19.8 million customers. "Every person is a world" is the concept that represents its business strategy and promotes diversity as a universal value. Personal provides flexible service offerings that enhance the mobile connectivity experience for every customer, integrating their lifestyle and/or business. PERSONAL operation started in 1996 and its major shareholder is Telecom Argentina S.A.

For additional information: www.personal.com.ar  
See http://prensa.telecom.com.ar for press information.

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