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By Rich Handley
Feb 17, 2017

Bridge Alliance, SoftBank Corp. Extend M2M and IoT Partnership

Bridge Alliance and Japanese telecommunications company SoftBank Corp. have renewed their existing partnership to continue their collaboration in enterprise mobility services, machine-to-machine (M2M) and the Internet of Things.

The partnership, according to the companies, will enable them to continue serving global and regional multinational organizations. Through end-to-end managed services, enterprises can procure, manage, operate and optimize mobile communication services, including M2M and the IoT, across all Bridge Alliance member networks.

"Being part of Bridge Alliance has brought great benefit to our business and we have been able to boost our offerings for enterprise mobility and IoT beyond Japan for our multinational corporate customers," said Hiroshi Akabori, the VP of SoftBank Corp.'s Enterprise Business Development Division, in a prepared statement. "With Bridge Alliance's combined footprint and expertise, our customers can have access to seamless mobile and IoT solutions without the hassle of dealing with numerous operators."

"We are pleased to extend our successful partnership with SoftBank Corp., building on existing good ties and paving the way for even stronger synergies," said Eileen Tan, Bridge Alliance's chief executive officer, in the prepared statement. "SoftBank Corp. is a valuable member of Bridge Alliance, and together, SoftBank Corp. and all our members will be able to offer superior enterprise mobility and IoT services across 34 markets in the Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa."

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