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Deutsche Telekom and Wavefront Collaborate to Boost M2M Market in North America

Deutsche Telekom and Wavefront Collaborate to Boost M2M Market in North America 
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (Marketwire) -- 02/04/13 -- Deutsche
Telekom and Wavefront, Canada's Centre of Excellence for Wireless
Commercialization and Research, today announced a long-term agreement
to collaborate in developing the Machine-to-Machine (M2M) market in
North America. As part of the collaboration, Wavefront supports
Canadian wireless start-ups and small and medium companies with its
accelerator program providing access to services including
educational seminars, testing resources, advisory services and global
market connections, while Deutsche Telekom provides access to its
extensive M2M resources and proactively engages with the wireless
community. 
Wavefront has recently established a successful M2M Zone at its
facilities in Vancouver, which has seen tremendous interest from the
North American wireless community. Starting February 2013, Deutsche
Telekom will be present there to provide a physical point of contact
and access to its M2M solutions and resources such as the M2M Partner
Portal and M2M Developer Community and to showcase some of its
solutions. A series of seminars and events across the country will
also offer companies an opportunity to connect with a global leader
in M2M. 
The North American market has a tremendous market potential with an
estimated total revenue of 140 billion euro in 2017, up from 58
billion euro in 2013, according to market analysis firm Machina
Research. Wavefront President and CEO James Maynard concurs: "M2M is
one of the fastest growing areas in the global wireless ecosystem.
This partnership will facilitate a valuable new connection point
between Canada's wireless talent and Deutsche Telekom's extensive
technical knowledge, commercial capabilities and international
reach." 
"In the future we will see an M2M solution for nearly every need just
like today we have an app for every purpose. To accelerate the
development in this market we have to tap into and promote the
creative potential of small companies and start-ups now," says Jurgen
Hase, Head of Deutsche Telekom's M2M Competence Center. "The new
relationship with Wavefront will help Deutsche Telekom gain access to
the M2M community in North America and support business development 
in this important region." 
On February 4, 2013, Deutsche Telekom will take part in Wavefront's
M2M Summit in Vancouver. 
For more about the M2M Zone, contact m2maccelerator@wavefrontac.com. 
For more about the Wavefront Wireless Summits, visit
wavefrontsummits.com. 
For more information about Deutsche Telekom's M2M Competence Center
including M2M Partner Portal and M2M Developer Community, visit
http://m2m.telekom.com/. 
About Wavefront 
Wavefront is Canada's Centre of Excellence for Wireless
Commercialization and Research, accelerating the growth and success
of wireless companies by connecting them with critical resources,
partners and opportunities to drive economic and social benefits for
Canada. Wavefront products and services are available to wireless and
non-wireless companies looking to leverage mobile technology. They
include a comprehensive suite of accelerated commercialization and
mentorship programs, international market linkages, state of the art
wireless product development and testing infrastructure, and wireless
training programs and events. For more information and to join the
Wavefront Community, visit wavefrontac.com. 
About Deutsche Telekom 
Deutsche Telekom is one of the world's leading integrated
telecommunications companies with more than 131 million mobile
customers, 33 million fixed-network lines and over 17 million
broadband lines (as of September 30, 2012). The Group provides
fixed-network, mobile communications, Internet and IPTV products and
services for consumers, and ICT solutions for business and corporate
customers. Deutsche Telekom is present in some 50 countries and has
over 230,000 employees worldwide. The Group generated revenue of EUR
58.7 billion in the 2011 financial year - over half of it outside
Germany (as of December 31, 2011). 
Media representatives can find further information at
www.telekom.com/media and www.telekom.com/photos. 
http://twitter.com/deutschetelekom
Contacts:
Allison Johnson
Wavefront Communications Manager
allison.johnson@wavefrontac.com
@wavefrontac 
Deutsche Telekom AG
Corporate Communications
+49 (0) 228 181 - 4949
media@telekom.de