At the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona last week, Japanese tech giant Panasonic Corporation announced the launch of a global MVNO that will operate initially over Vodafone’s network. Panasonic also plans to enter into agreements with other operators including Telefónica and Orange. Via its MVNO, the company will begin to integrate mobile connectivity across product lines, providing access to Panasonic’s new M2M cloud services. Connectivity will be offered on 3G and 4G networks, and customers can choose to have Panasonic host the service or do that themselves. Panasonic sees the MVNO playing a large role in its connected home technology, specifically in enabling heating and cooling services to be monitored and controlled remotely. It will also be used by Panasonic’s Nubo, a mobile-connected monitoring camera.