GSMA launches Low Power Wide Area network initiative to accelerate growth of the Internet of Things

The GSMA has announced that it has established the ‘Mobile IoT Initiative’, a new project backed by 26 of the world’s leading mobile operators, OEMs, chipset, module and infrastructure companies, designed to address the use of Low Power Wide Area (LPWA) solutions in licensed spectrum.

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WiSilica launches Smart Environment Platform that focuses on a more intelligent Internet of Things

WiSilica, which describes itself as “the smart environment enabler creating a more intelligent IoT”, has launched an end-to-end solution for connecting millions of devices that can understand their environment and use predictive intelligence to improve the user experience, reduce cost and improve efficiency. 

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Urban population growth and resulting pressure on infrastructure and resources drives demand for smart city solutions

Compass Intelligence, a market analytics and consulting firm specializing in metrics-driven intelligence and insights released its latest study titled “SMART CITIES: THE NEW FRONTIER FOR OPPORTUNITIES IN IoT” today.

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Cellular M2M modules to reach $2.2bn in 2019: Wireless terminals growing even faster, says new Beecham report

A new report from Beecham Research predicts rapid growth in the sales of M2M cellular modules and wireless terminals to end 2019, with volumes shipped reaching 154% and 166% of 2014 levels, respectively. Cellular M2M modules are expected to reach $2.2bn in sales in 2019.

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Kapsch to expand toll road network in Belarus in 2015

Kapsch TrafficCom AG (ISIN AT000KAPSCH9), listed on the Vienna Stock Exchange in the prime market segment, has been commissioned with the expansion of the toll road network in Belarus. An additional 323 kilometers shall be made available to the BelToll electronic toll system in Belarus within the next ten months.

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Acal BFi introduce the award-winning Nano Spider from OriginGPS

Acal BFi, the European provider in advanced technology solutions, are pleased to introduce the award-winning and world’s smallest GPS module from OriginGPS to the European market.

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Elatec opens secure production facility in Bosnia for SIM cards and smartcards

The Elatec Group has opened a new factory in Gračanica, Bosnia and Herzegovina. The Group’s Card Solutions and RFID Systems departments are serving in the capacity of manufacturers and ELCO is acting as distributor. Elatec’s new facility with more than 1,600 m² – produces SIM cards and packaging as well as RFID chips.

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ASPIDER-NGI launches BroadForward Diameter Solution

ASPIDER-NGI, a IaaS provider of provisioning, billing and revenue management solutions for operators, announced it has integrated the BFX Interface Gateway, BroadForward’s software-based signalling solution for Diameter routing and interworking.

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Inmarsat confirms launch date for its third Global Xpress satellite

Inmarsat (LSE:ISAT.L), the provider of global mobile satellite communications services, confirmed that the third satellite in the transformational Global Xpress (GX) programme – Inmarsat-5 F3 (I-5 F3) – has been scheduled for launch at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 12.44pm (BST) on Friday 28th August. 

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Romteck Australia collaborates with u-blox to upgrade its remote monitoring systems

Romteck Australia, a provider of remote monitoring systems and services catering to fire services, airports, defense organisations and mining companies Australia-wide, collaborates with u-blox, a provider in wireless and positioning modules and chips, to upgrade its product portfolio.

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Revolutionary app-based parking system saves fines, time and money

Westminster City Council Uk and Pimlico Plumbers have successfully tested a new parking system which is believed to be the world’s first “One Click Parking” payment system for vehicles.

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Digital identity will play the lead role in the Smart Cities of tomorrow

The Internet of Things (IoT) is making huge waves in the world as we know it. Near enough every device we own – from our phones to our cars; our thermostats to our tablets, now boasts some form of online connectivity.

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Brazilian market for access control struggles as country faces recession

While the 2014 Brazilian market for electronic access control equipment reached an estimated $92 million, the latest information from IHS Economics reveals that Brazil will struggle to see positive growth over the next several years. In fact, the access control market in Brazil is forecast to decline by 1.2% in 2015 and decline by another

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Belfast City Council implements intelligent telematics to track vehicles and improve driver behaviour

Masternaut, a pan-European provider of fleet telematics, has been awarded a tender by Belfast City Council in Northern Ireland for vehicle tracking and driver behaviour improvement.

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Ericsson and SK Holdings to jointly develop IoT platforms for globally specialised services

Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) and SK Holdings C&C, headquartered in Seoul, South Korea, have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to develop a global collaborative ICT ecosystem.

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IoT or M2M? Trade group opts for both abbreviations as it grows

The large and fast-growing trade association for the technology sector known as the Internet of Things or machine-to-machine communications, will make the phrase “IoT” a part of its name moving forward. The group that has been known as the International M2M Council will operate under the new name IoT M2M Council (retaining the acronym, IMC)

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