Security will be the bedrock for my next gen HAN

I had an interesting conversation about the future of Home Area Networks (HANs) today with INSIDE Secure, a privately-owned company based in beautiful Aix-en-Provence, France. As one who lives near Basingstoke, I can only imagine what that must be like. But, I digress.

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Keeping a Lid on M2M Connectivity Costs – Why it Calls for a New Way of Thinking

The recent report, “The total cost of ownership for embedded mobile devices” , conducted by research organisation, Analysys Mason for the GSM Association (GSMA)

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Frost & Sullivan forecast NFC payment lead by 2015 with 863m enabled devices globally

The near field communication (NFC) market has moved from an ‘innovator’ to an ‘early adopter’ phase and from trial development to the first commercial roll out.

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M2M predictions for 2011

We ask Philippe Guillemette, CTO of Sierra Wireless, to look into his crystal ball and tell us about the year ahead in M2M.

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Welcome to the decade of M2M: the challenges facing operators – Part 2

In the first part of this article, we suggested that there are three primary challenges that M2M creates for operators. The first two are security/secure authentication

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Welcome to the decade of M2M: the challenges facing operators

We hear that M2M connections are destined for exponential growth over the next few years but thoughts vary on exact numbers. So while M2M evolution is looking pretty tough to predict, what we can predict

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Vodafone Case Studies: Real-world examples of putting these technologies to work

Vodafone foresees ‘trillions’ of connected devices and has provided machine-to-machine connectivity for its customers around the world

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Rise of the Machines

Cisco recently published some research that showed an expected growth rate for mobile data traffic of 26-fold in the next four years, largely due to the growth in mobile video.

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M2M: The Future is Now with Smart Energy Technology

Smart cars, smart homes, smart grids – the world is getting serious about energy conservation and environmental protection,

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Managing the internet of things

Beyond the existing billion of PCs, tablets and mobile phones, more and more devices embed communication capabilities. Soon there will be more machines communicating with each others than humans! This is the hidden world…

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M2M: A rare wave of opportunity

Every now and then an industry pauses, gathers itself like a new wave and surges forward with greater power than ever before. Technological advances and evolving business models seem to mean

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It’s not about machines – it’s about the network!

Billions and billions of machines, chattering away to each other; playing a role in every facet of our lives, our business and our communications; further accelerating the consumption of network bandwidth.

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‘There’s plenty of room at the bottom’ – Strategies for success in an M2M world

Richard Feynman, Nobel-Prize-winning physicist and all-round genius, gave a seminal paper back in 1959, There’s Plenty of Room at the Bottom, which is now widely seen as heralding the birth of nanotechnology.

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Will 2011 be the year that the smart grid flourishes? The Network Operators View

It is an exciting time to be involved in smart grid, says Amy Cooke, Strategic Business Development Director at Cable&Wireless Worldwide. At the time of writing, there are a number of positive stories on the subject:

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Mobile cloud M2M will change the automobile

The M2M market encompasses a number of unique industries and devices, one of the fastest-growing being the global automotive market. Forecasts predict that every vehicle manufactured by 2020 will be connected.

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