OptConnect acquires M2M DataGlobal

  • February 7, 2024
  • Steve Rogerson

Utah managed wireless services company OptConnect has acquired Chile-based IoT organisation M2M DataGlobal.

Together these businesses can create a managed wireless connectivity platform of scale, capable of supporting users across a broad spectrum of industries in North and South America.

Coupled with OptConnect’s ability to serve partners in North America and other regions around the globe, the acquisition marks a significant expansion in global reach, increasing its ability to support global partnerships with reliable connectivity in more countries. Collectively, OptConnect and M2M DataGlobal serve more than 10,000 customers.

Headquartered in Santiago, Chile, M2M DataGlobal has been a pioneer in the IoT industry for more than a decade, offering a full suite of hardware products and connectivity across the Americas, including Chile, Argentina, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia and Mexico.

“We are continuing to evolve as a company to meet and exceed the needs of our customers as they expand across the world,” said Chris Baird, CEO of OptConnect (www.optconnect.com). “Our unwavering commitment lies in being an innovative global provider of highly valued wireless connectivity. This acquisition enables us to continue to deliver on our promise to support customers and ensure they derive the maximum benefits from their IoT initiatives.”

The company will still operate under the M2M DataGlobal (m2mdataglobal.com) name and use its office in Santiago for the Latam headquarters. Elionae Silva will continue to serve as general manager of the M2M business unit. Felix Lluberes and Rob Adams, who have advised M2M DataGlobal previously, will continue to serve as advisors to the company.

“Since our inception, we have been uniquely focused on our customers and providing specialised support for their needs as we constantly innovate,” said Silva. “This opportunity with OptConnect will allow us as an organisation to continue to be the IoT solution of the future as we continue to grow and scale.”  

OptConnect is a provider of managed service wireless connectivity for security systems, ATMs, smart safes, kiosks, micro markets, digital signage, and other IoT and M2M applications.