Machine-to-machine wireless network provider Kore Wireless has partnered telematics hardware manufacturer ATrack to provide network services in 150 countries.

The global partnership allows ATrack to provide customers the KORE M2M starter kit, including two KORE Global Connect SIM cards, with 90 days of M2M data and SMS for testing hardware on the KORE M2M Network. KORE Wireless Asia Pacific, general manager, Shane Murphy, said finding a quality telematics device is now easier than ever before.

"It is very complex and time consuming creating relationships with local network operators in every country you want to deploy in," he said.

"By partnering with KORE, ATrack can now provide their customers with a single SIM that will work in multiple countries, across multiple carriers and get them connected instantly." He said the partnership further cemented KORE's commitment to developing relationships and growing through Asia regionally. "Asia is poised to be the fastest growing region for M2M over the next 5 years," he said.

"Our goal is to partner with quality device and application providers across the region to make sure that our customers have all the tools necessary to take advantage of this exciting market shift." ATrack chief executive, Frank Tang, said his customers were still free to select their own network when they used the company's hardware.

"However what we are doing with this partnership is allowing those customers who don't have an existing relationship or want to deploy using the power of a dedicated M2M network provider with easy, quick access to test their new device on one of the world's largest M2M networks free of charge," he said.