The latest wireless solutions from Wavecom certified by Bouygues Telecom

Network certification by Bouygues Telecom for Wavecom's newest family of Wireless CPU®s opens new opportunities in the French market for M2M applications
Issy-les-Moulineaux, France-October 17, 2007
Wavecom today announced the certification of Wavecom's newest families of Wireless CPUs on the Bouygues Telecom wireless network thus further opening the market for wireless machine-to-machine communication in France.

Wireless CPUs are at the heart of many machine-to-machine applications such as electricity meters, alarm systems, navigation equipment for cars or even payment terminals; they allow a host of machines to be connected via a wireless network.

Today's announcement reinforces Bouygues Telecom's commitment to development of the market for communicating machines in France. This move toward certification should guarantee optimal functionality of wireless solutions on the operator network and greatly assist integrators of M2M solutions prior to bringing wireless products to market. This certification by Bouygues Telecom further renews their collaborative efforts to work together with other players in developing this strong growth market.

"As OEMs realize the potential cost savings associated with gathering and managing information remotely, from a vast array of machines, Wavecom and Bouygues Telecom allow the creation of new business models," declared Franck Moine, head of Machine to Machine activities at Bouygues Telecom, adding, "it's exciting to play a role in the development of this technological ecosystem which addresses many new opportunities in various industries in France."

"Wavecom continues to actively work with wireless networks, like Bouygues Telecom in order to make wireless communication easy to use for most machines," explains Olivier Beaujard, Group Vice President of Business Development at Wavecom, he added, "We are pleased to share our expertise with Bouygues Telecom in the certification process and provide turnkey services to assist our customers in certifying their finished products on the network."