Large Norwegian project for Aidon includes delivery of 180,000 energy service devices

The nationwide implementation of smart metering systems in Norway is proceeding steadily. For Aidon this means an increasing order backlog: Skagerak Nett on the south-east coast of Norway is the 4th large energy distribution company having selected Aidon’s technology for their AMI solution. Aidon will act as subcontractor for Ericsson which won the contract for

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HARMAN and Hortonworks claim a first in delivering connected car prognostics solutions to auto makers

Hortonworks® contributor to and provider of enterprise Apache™ Hadoop® via the Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP™), and HARMAN infotainment, audio and software services company, has announced a joint collaboration to transform the automotive enterprise by enabling the connected car ecosystem with real-time, Internet of Things (IoT) data, insights and prognostics solutions.

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Diverse potential applications for eLTE Solution shown by Huawei at Critical Communication World 2015

Huawei showcased the diverse application potential of its innovative Huawei eLTE Solution at Critical Communication World Congress (CCW) 2015 in Barcelona. With an exhibition space of more than 300 square meters, Huawei demonstrated the application potential of its Huawei eLTE Solution in six specific areas including: rapid deployment, safe city, digital traffic, electric power, eLTE

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Researchers raise privacy concerns about Bluetooth Low Energy in smartphones, fitness monitors and iBeacons

Researchers at Context Information Security have demonstrated how easy it is to monitor and record Bluetooth Low Energy signals transmitted by many mobile phones, wearable devices and iBeacons, including the iPhone and fitness monitors, raising concerns about privacy and confidentiality. The researchers have even developed an Android app that scans, detects and logs wearable devices.

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Volvo Bus Latin America and Ericsson sign partnership to foster urban mobility

Volvo Bus Latin America and Ericsson  have signed a partnership agreement for localisation and customisation of Volvo’s ITS4Mobility intelligent transport system in order to address the needs of the Latin American market. The real-time traffic management and passenger information system increases the efficiency of urban transportation systems, thereby contributing to enhanced mobility.

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Audio Analytic expands to accelerate growth in smart home market

Intelligent sound sensing Audio Analytic has announced major growth as part of its strategy to target the smart/connected home market. The company has increased staff numbers by over 25%, expanded its patent portfolio in the US and UK, won the prestigious IET Global Innovation Award, and further developed its technology to improve performance.

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Fitbit maintains leadership share of wearable band market before Apple Watch entrance

The wearable band market grew over 150% as more than 7 million units were shipped in the first quarter of 2015. First place Fitbit saw major year-on-year volume growth, while greatly increased shipments of the affordable Mi Band, predominantly in China, secured Xiaomi second place. Garmin also had a strong quarter and rolled out two

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TIA and IFAST announce plans to jointly investigate oneM2M App-ID registry development

The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), and IFAST, has announced plans to investigate development of a oneM2M Application ID registry based on oneM2M’s recently released specification TS.0001. This specification defines the operation of an application identifying registry to support the development of applications being built for the expanding M2M industry.

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SIGFOX, T-Mobile and Blue Cell partner for a new Czech IoT wireless network

T-Mobile and Blue Cell Network are partnering with SIGFOX to bring a wireless network dedicated to the Internet of Things to the Czech Republic. The network will operate on T-Mobile-managed base stations in Prague and, after the pilot project, the three partners will decide whether or not they will gradually roll out the SIGFOX global

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Connected cars to represent 20% of the global car market by 2019, predicts Juniper Research

Hi-tech analysts Juniper Research are forecasting that the telematics sector will continue to outperform all other M2M markets over the next five years, in revenue terms, with one in five passenger vehicles connected globally by 2019.

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Connected cars to cause mobile network traffic jams, says Machina study

A new independent study from Machina Research reveals the network management challenges that connected cars will present to mobile operators. The report, commissioned by network assurance and analytics company TEOCO, reveals that rush hour will have grave implications for mobile networks, with certain cells set to experience a 97% increase in data traffic over the

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Old but not cold: Can IoT help the elderly stay safe at home for longer?

A major challenge for society in the near future will be meeting the needs of an aging population, set to rise by 23% from 2010 to 2018, with the 65+ population expected to reach 16.9 million by 2035. The combined pressures of this demographic change, reduced health and social care budgets and the desire of

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KORE partners with Active Telematics to further expand into the Asian M2M market

KORE has recently partnered with Malaysian based GPS location technology company Active Telematics, to offer their global M2M connectivity services.

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Turkcell selects NEC and NetCracker’s OSS to improve business agility

NEC Corporation and NetCracker Technology has announced that Turkcell Superonline, a data, voice and video service provider in Turkey, has opted to use NetCracker solutions to improve and optimise B2B and B2C service fulfillment and assurance and drive operational and business agility. Turkcell Superonline is the only provider in Turkey to offer high-speed, ultra-broadband services

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Telit collaborates with Agnik on IoT apps and Big Data analytics for smart devices in the car, home, and health

Telit Wireless Solutions, has announced their collaboration on IoT applications and Big Data analytics for connected devices in the auto, home, and health industries. Agnik’s solutions expand the quality and quantity of integrated IoT apps and analytics available to customers and ecosystem partners of the industry deviceWISE AEP.

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RealVNC and Mentor Graphics demonstrate MirrorLink solution for in-car connectivity

Mentor Graphics, and RealVNC(TM) a premier MirrorLink(TM) supplier, will demonstrate MirrorLink on industry-standard Hardware Reference Platforms, enabling coupling of consumer-electronic Smartphones and Tablets into in-car Infotainment Systems.

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