MiX Telematics Partners with Iridium to Offer Fleet Customers Reliable and True Global Coverage
"We're pleased to be partnering with Iridium, a business that's synonymous with market leadership when it comes to technology innovation, including M2M and satellite communications. Our global leadership position in the premium fleet space and Iridium's global business strategy represent a strong alignment."
While mobile coverage across the globe is growing strongly, it is still largely immature in many rural/under-developed areas. And given that road transport is still a prominent – if not leading – mode of goods transportation, the need for full visibility of vehicle fleets at all times is higher than ever. Thus, a network that covers the entire earth's surface, such as Iridium, is needed.
"Through leveraging the Iridium network and M2M solutions, fleet managers will be able to track and manage their valuable assets and personnel regardless of their location, including remote and rural areas," said Bryan Hartin, executive vice president of sales and marketing at Iridium. "Partnering with MiX Telematics increases our footprint in the M2M industry globally and will help deliver M2M products and functionalities using the Iridium network to areas that need it the most, such as in rural Africa. We look forward to making a positive impact on businesses worldwide."
"We are proud to add MiX Telematics to our portfolio of leading and innovative global partners, and believe that this collaboration enables a platform for two businesses to deliver comprehensive, diverse and innovative offerings to the market that will increase efficiencies on a global scale."
MiX Telematics and Iridium will be co-exhibiting at the BAUMA CONEXPO (Booth H6.G59), where company representatives and industry experts will be available to provide insight into their new partnership, as well as demonstrate the value it brings to the M2M and satellite industries overall. For more information about the event, visit www.bcafrica.com.