Paris-based Wavecom SA yesterday jointly announced with wireless communications provider Orange an end-to-end communication and development platform for machine-to-machine communications. The platform will incorporate Orange’s M2M Connect platform and Wavecom’s “fully compatible” M2M module. The companies said the agreement would “significantly reduce” the time and cost of applications development and result in M2M solutions that would enable users to reduce operating costs and create new services and revenue streams, “with return on investment in less than a year,” the companies said in a prepared statement.