A Week in IoT: Smart cities, elephants and manifestos

Funny how things turn out sometimes. I was scheduled to meet Silver Spring Networks‘ exec Brian McGuigan this week at Smart Summit 2017 in London so I thought I’d do my homework on what they’d been up to lately, only to discover that they’d been taken over that day by Itron.

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IoT Global Network launches to promote business development for the Internet of Things

A new online resource dedicated to the Internet of Things (IoT) has been launched to provide transparency and promote business development for the IoT market. The IoT Global Network is described as “The definitive global M2M company, product and services showcase”,  listing more than 600 specialist companies worldwide, and over 500 M2M communication enabler products.

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Intel and Wipro join IMC trade group to expand markets for IoT

Intel, and Wipro Ltd, a global information technology, consulting, and business process services company, are both joining the International M2M Council. The IMC is a global trade association for the Internet of Things (or machine-to-machine — M2M — communications).

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KORE’s CEO Brisbourne elected chairman of IoT trade group, IMC

January 14, 2015. London (Business Wire) — The International M2M Council (IMC), said to be the fastest-growing trade group serving the Internet of Things (IoT) and machine-to-machine communications (M2M) sector, has announced that KORE CEO Alex Brisbourne has been elected chairman. 

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Software and services provider Amdocs joins the IMC trade association

London, UK. PR Newswire Europe — Amdocs, a provider of Business and Operations Support Systems (BSS/OSS) and services, has joined the International M2M Council (IMC). The IMC aims to prove the business case for the Internet of Things (IoT) to companies that can benefit directly from machine-to-machine (M2M) communications.

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The Personal Connected Health Alliance launches to improve health through connected technologies

Washington D.C., USA, April 22, 2014 – The Personal Connected Health Alliance  has been launched to represent the consumer voice in personal connected health. It has been established as an international non-profit organisation by Continua Health Alliance, mHealth Summit and HIMSS. 

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European Smart Metering Industry Group welcomes Apator as its latest member company

Brussels, Belgium, March 26, 2014 – The European Smart Metering Industry Group (ESMIG) has announced that Apator has become the thirtieth member company of the group.

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Synapse Wireless joins new M2M trade group

London, UK, March 24, 2014 – The International M2M Council has announced that its newest sustaining member is Synapse Wireless, a leader in developing proven, scalable M2M connectivity solutions based on their award-winning SNAP® wireless mesh technology.

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2020: M2M is the success factor for Industry 4.0 and the Internet of Things

Aachen, Germany – The 2013/14 M2M Alliance Yearbook, 2020: M2M is the success factor for Industry 4.0 and the Internet of Things, is out now and provides an overview of developments, trends, points of view, aspects and opinions about M2M – and of the work being done by the M2M Alliance and its members.

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HGI and Broadband Forum to discuss device template for smart home interoperability

HGI (Home Gateway Initiative) and Broadband Forum (BBF), have announced that they are to discuss recommendations for a universal template which will facilitate interworking between home devices and smart home applications.

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M2M Alliance and eco join forces

Cologne, Germany – The M2M Alliance and eco, Association of the German Internet Industry e.V., have announced that they will be working together in future. The two associations want to ensure the necessary foundations for further growth and future innovations.

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Deluge of new members joining M2M trade group to pursue IoT return on investment

London, UK & Mobile World Congress, Barcelona – The International M2M Council (IMC) the new trade association for the machine-to-machine (M2M) communications sector, has gained over 700 new members in the last month alone, illustrating the need for industry leadership in the sector.

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GlobalPlatform welcomes Beijing HuaDa ZhiBao Electronic System Co.

Redwood City, California, USA – GlobalPlatform, the organisation which standardises the management of applications on secure chip technology, has welcomed Beijing HuaDa ZhiBao Electronic System Co. (BHZ) as an Observer Member.

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Huawei joins HomeGrid Forum as contributor member

Beaverton, Oregon, USA , 4 December, 2013 – Huawei, one the world’s leading ICT providers, has joined the HomeGrid Forum. As a contributor member, the company can participate in HomeGrid’s various working groups over a wide range of activities – from standards work, compliance and interoperability, to marketing and events.

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MasterCard joins Smart Cities Council

Washington DC, USA (Business Wire) – The Smart Cities Council, an industry coalition to advance smart city development and innovation, has announced its newest global partner, MasterCard. The partnership is said to mark a turning point in the development of innovative digital transaction processing platforms for city government, businesses and citizens.

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GMA is joined by SoftBank Mobile and Bell Mobility as it expands into Asia and North America

The Global M2M Association (GMA), a co-operation in the machine-to-machine (M2M) sector established by Deutsche Telekom, Orange, Telecom Italia and TeliaSonera, has announced the participation in the GMA of SoftBank Mobile and Bell Mobility.

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