Maestro Wireless Solutions and Telenor Connexion Partner

HONG KONG and OSLO, Norway -- Maestro Wireless Solutions, a well known and highly flexible provider of wireless solutions and industrial integration services and Telenor Connexion, the leading connectivity provider for business and life critical applications, announced a joint strategic partnership to answer to M2M market needs.

Under this new agreement, Telenor Connexion will provide embedded connectivity solutions to Maestro Wireless Solutions' comprehensive portfolio of wireless industrial modems and integration services for the machine-to-machine (M2M) markets.

"In today's fast-paced M2M world, technology confidence is paramount while reducing time-to-market is the concrete challenge. Through Telenor Connexion's world-class connectivity solutions, significant coverage area and easily integrated systems, Maestro Wireless Solutions will significantly enhance its extensive portfolio and services adapted to those needs," says Bertrand Goubault, General Manager at Maestro Wireless Solutions.

"We are delighted over the partnership. Together we can offer complete and highly reliable wireless solutions with a global reach. Like us, Maestro Wireless Solutions applies more than 10 years experience and know how of M2M communication. Their team is entirely focused on the evolution of the M2M market and wireless technologies worldwide. In addition, with operations in Asia, Europe and the United States their footprint matches ours," says Thomas Strandin, VP of Sales APAC at Telenor Connexion.

Maestro Wireless Solutions has a network of local distributors and partners through Europe, US and Asia. As of today, over 350 000 Maestro modems have been deployed in more than 40 countries worldwide. Telenor Connexion recently opened offices in both Japan and the US and will soon open an office in Malaysia.

About Maestro Wireless Solutions
Maestro Wireless Solutions is a subsidiary of the Fargo Telecom Group in Hong Kong. It offers a comprehensive portfolio of wireless solutions and integration services for the M2M and industrial markets. Applying over 15 years know-how in wireless communications, specializing in GSM/GPRS and GPS technologies, the company provides effective and highly reliable wireless solutions, ranging from off-the-shelf, generic easy to use devices, to specific and optimized OEM integration. Based in Hong Kong, Maestro Wireless Solutions has worldwide reach through its network of local distributors and partners and has deployed in excess of 350K modems in over 40 countries.

About Telenor Connexion
Telenor Connexion is a leading global provider of embedded connectivity for business and life critical applications. Companies in industries as diverse as automotive, security, utilities and fleet management are implementing embedded connectivity solutions to achieve productivity gains, cost management, environmental improvement and expand customer services. With more than 10 years of experience, Telenor Connexion is a reliable partner, understanding and dedicated our customers' business.

Telenor Connexion provides international, cost-effective M2M (machine-to-machine) communication solutions to a number of global customers such as Volvo, Daimler and Securitas Direct.

According to leading industry analyst Berg Insight Telenor is "the most advanced mobile operator in the area of M2M" and also "the dominant provider of wireless M2M connectivity".

Telenor Connexion is wholly owned by Telenor Group, the world's sixth largest mobile operator. Telenor Group is an international provider of high quality tele, data and media communication services with mobile operations in 13 markets across the Nordic region, Central and Eastern Europe and in Asia.

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