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Are You a Cellular Carrier or an MVNO?

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One of the first questions often asked by companies evaluating a partner for an M2M deployment is, "Are you a cellular carrier or an MVNO?" This a valid question, but one that doesnt go the heart of finding the best M2M partner.

A cellular carrier, also known as an MNO (Mobile Network Operator), provides connectivity services to mobile phone subscribers.

Carriers are also known as: MNOs (Mobile Network Operator), CSP (Carrier Service Providers), wireless carriers and cellular companies. Examples of mobile/ cellular carriers are Verizon Wireless, AT&T, Sprint, Vodafone, Airtel, and so on. In addition to consumer cellular services, they also provide M2M cellular services.

A mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) is a wireless communications services provider that does not own the wireless network infrastructure over which the MVNO provides services, but depends on carriers not only for connectivity but also the tools for managing M2M applications.

An MVNO enters into a business agreement with a mobile network operator to obtain bulk access to network transport services at wholesale rates, and then sets retail prices independently. MVNOs depend on carriers not only for connectivity but also the tools for managing M2M applications.

By choosing Aeris Communications, you can get the best of both worlds. Aeris owns and operates the largest North American cellular network built exclusively for machines, and we are expanding globally.

Our solutions include both the network services and the tools for demanding M2M communications. Because it operates the underlying network infrastructure, Aeris can make rapid modifications to meet customers requirements.

Our complete focus on M2M gives us an advantage over the carriers whose first and most important line of business is consumer devices. Aeris is not a MVNO or carrier. We are a customer-centric, M2M service provider with support and tools that traditional carriers and MVNOs do not provide.

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