Putting the ‘Smart’ into Smart Grid

The need for the change toward ‘smart’ utility services is clear. The UK’s electricity delivery system or ‘grid’ was built when energy was relatively inexpensive and, while minor upgrades have been made to meet increasing demand,

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Drawing a distinction – world class business broadband

While consumer broadband providers in the UK are receiving fierce criticism around their average speed claims, with studies finding that they are “far slower” than advertised, we can tell a very different tale for the country’s business broadband users.

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Eliminating subscriber fatigue: the rise of micro-transactions

Last month, I willingly gave Apple £25. In return, I received several songs, a couple of movies for those long plane rides and a few apps for my kids’ favorite toy – the iPad.

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Why M2M is Bigger than Social Networking

LinkedIn is working to connect 1 billion professionals Facebook wants to connect everyone with an Internet connection – that’s 2 billion people and counting With more than 7 TRILLION potentially connected devices

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Managing a Fragmented Marketplace – How Wireless Operators Can Rise to the M2M Challenge

Machine-to-machine (M2M) is set to become one of the great mobile communications success stories of the next ten years. IT analyst, the Yankee Group, predicts worldwide enterprise cellular M2M connections will increase

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Does M2M Need An Identity?

M2M isn’t a term that is well known outside the industry; moreover it’s confusing. The first “M” used to be a machine on a factory floor, but nowadays it’s a device or a moving part,

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Embedded Mobile and M2M: With Opportunity Comes Threat

Embedded Mobile (EM) encompasses a host of devices and services using wide-area mobile network technologies to provide communication between machines themselves (M2M) and people.

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How much would you pay for remote health monitoring?

Population keeps growing and healthcare costs keep increasing – up to 9% of GDP (and even 16% in the US). 75% of the cost is coming from a few chronic diseases. Aging population is increasing the burden.

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Latest Blog: Telematics helps automotive industry shift gear

The stage is set for telematics to make waves in the automotive industry, but what are the factors driving this change and what role will mobile operators, car manufacturers and technology partners play in this new ecosystem?

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“Protecting the Network” – How Operators Can Guard Against Risk in New M2M World

Wireless operators are beginning to appreciate the network implications of addressing the M2M market.

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Eagle-eyed view of real-world M2M use

In machine-to-machine (M2M) communications a lot of vendor differentiation is down to technology. Occasionally you come across a company that differs from its rivals for other reasons. I had a great conversation the other day with Bryan M Eagle III, the President of ROAMWORKS USA, and a guy with so much experience in this space

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M2M Wholesale – Where the Rubber Meets the Road

Those who recall last year’s YouTube video of the car thief thwarted by a GPS system may not realize it, but they witnessed a real-live example of M2M in action. Stopped at an intersection, the crook suddenly felt the engine die.

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Intelligent Networks will be Key to Telecoms Development but what are the Barriers to M2M?

M2M is coming of age with both mobile operators and enterprises from across a wide array of vertical markets now looking to new connected services as a way to gain a strategic business upper hand.

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M2M: Paradigm shift for operators!

M2M is one of the most important technologies and business trends which will change how we work, travel and live. It will have a far reaching impact, not just on the consumers but also on the business ecosystem.

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Utilities and M2M: Four Challenges En Route to Smart Grid

As utilities shift to smart meters and more customer-oriented systems under new government-mandated Smart Grid initiatives, they will quickly face the need to handle

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The M2M Opportunity is Knocking

There is a growing consensus among industry observers that M2M is poised to be a major growth area for telecom companies over the next five years. Spurred by recent advancements in mobile technology, supply-chain maturity

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