OJSC VimpelСom (BeeLine TM) and peiker acustic GmbH & Co. KG announce completion of testing ERA-GLONASS on-board telematics units. The primary objective for the Russian wireless service provider and the global automotive supplier was to ensure routine switching from BeeLine profile to ERA-GLONASS profile in the special units.
The results prove the new units are fully operational.
Thanks to installing BeeLine's multi-profile SIM chips developed by Gemalto, the world leader in digital security, in a peiker telematics platform, automatic switching to ERA-GLONASS profile was completed successfully after a road accident to transmit the emergency call from the terminal installed in the vehicle to the emergency services switchboard.
peiker is a leading automotive supplier for renowned international car manufacturers. As part of the development of the Connected Cars concept, peiker connectivity modules are widely used in vehicles. They enable Internet connection, navigation, emergency call (eCall), and other manufacturer-specific assisted services. With its extensive experience in the field of voice and data transmission in vehicles, specialized communications company peiker is currently one of the few providers of an international eCall system that is already functional.
Only the wireless service provider can ensure a stable signal on the vehicle's entire route and a high-speed mobile data transfer. VimpelСom's network capacities meet all of the required technical specifications: according to MQA measurements taken in 2014, BeeLine's average 3G speed is 3 Mbps. The company continues to actively expand its network and maintains high Internet speed against growing consumption. BeeLine's network traffic volume increased by 2.2 times from last year and the number of base stations grew by almost 30% in the same period of time. Also, VimpelСom Ltd. is a member of "M2M World Alliance" founded to promote M2M technology, with seven global providers (KPN, NTT DOCOMO, Rogers Communications, SingTel, Telefonica, Telstra, and Etisalat).
"Combining the functionality of peiker equipment with BeeLine's reliable network can significantly facilitate the process of equipping new vehicle models with telematics units for car manufacturers in their compliance with the Law on ERA-GLONASS State Automated Information System. From 1 January 2015, according to the Technical Regulations of the Customs Union, all vehicles first pass type approval procedure shall be equipped with terminals ERA-GLONASS," - stressed Sergei Petrov, Vice President of Corporate Business Development, at OJSC VimpelСom.