Three welcomes first M2M service provider


Arkessa, which offers solutions including remote health monitoring systems, will be the first company to use Three’s M2M platform

Three has announced the first company to launch services on its machine-to-machine (M2M) platform.

Arkessa, which offers services including CCTV cameras, number plate recognition technology and remote health monitoring systems, will run them on Three’s M2M ‘ultrafast’ network, which the operator rolled-out in November.

Three said its platform, which is cloud-based, will give MVNOs greater control of their connections, such as activating and deactivating their connections, tracking data usage, setting alerts and applying data limits.

Arkessa, based in Cambridge, also has partnerships with Vodafone, O2 and EE.

Its managing director Andrew Orrock said: “ The Three platform completes Arkessa’s network portfolio of mobile networks and delivers more choice and benefits to our customers that is not available elsewhere.”

Three Wholesale director Lynda Burton said: “Our commitment to sharing the latest Ultrafast technologies with our partners without charging a premium makes us a natural home for data-rich services as we continue to expand our coverage and capacity.”