Spotting 4G opportunities, not just the cost of change

KORE’s Alex Brisbourne says that the M2M industry has been too focused recently on changes in connectivity technology, particularly from 2G to 3G and 4G. But in this interview with Robin Duke-Woolley of Beecham Research, Brisbourne insists we should be more focused on the factors causing these changes and on the opportunities they bring.

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Unlocking the total value of M2M

Do you ever wonder why people and organisations invest in machine-to-machine communications (M2M) and the Internet of Things (IoT), asks Fred Yentz? Reasons may differ somewhat across industry segments but in most cases they fall in one or more of three categories: To make money, to save money or to be compliant. ILS Technology is squarely focused on helping

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Paving the way to the Internet of Things

Combining the ARM computing engine with location-awareness and wireless connectivity It’s set to be the Perfect Storm: The rapid growth of high-speed cellular networks and the introduction of IP version 6 which has enough IP addresses for every grain of sand on Earth. Add to this mix the proliferation of the ARM embedded computing architecture, now the de facto global

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What’s the ‘real deal’ on the Internet of Things?

The ‘Internet of Things’ buzzword appears to have picked up steam during the past several months as large players such as GE and Cisco have touted their stories on the growing number of connected devices. But, as Alex Brisbourne of KORE asks, how different, if at all, is the Internet of Things when compared with other connected device markets,

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M2M Then, Now and the Future

M2M Now talks to serial entrepreneur, Chris Lowery, founder and chairman of Wyless Group. With successes such as the development and sale of Interoute behind him, we ask what drove him to set up Wyless and how does he foresee M2M developing in the next few years?

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It’s not about selling more energy

The energy companies are about to experience a massive data influx due to the roll-out of smart meters. M2M Now’s deputy editor, Georgina Elrington, sat down with Miguel Mendes, director of utilities market at WeDo Technologies, to find out about harmonising the integral sources and platforms responsible for revenue.

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M2M service providers and LTE: New revenue opportunities

Service providers around the world are spending billions of dollars rolling out new LTE infrastructure. Operators worldwide including T-Mobile, China Mobile, AT&T, NTT DoCoMo, Sprint, Telstra, Vodafone and Telefónica have already deployed LTE services. Although 4G-enabled mobile phones and tablets are driving the adoption of LTE, say u-blox’s Herbert Blaser and Carl Fenger, new billable services in the M2M

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Not connected devices – Connected humans

The Internet of Things (IoT), connected devices and big data are buzzwords in the energy industry. Words that scare. What to do, when to do and how to do? As Kajsa Lilius of Maingate says, the amount of data generated today is enormous and there is a strong need for guidance across the digital landscape.

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Unlocking the value of smart data

The benefits of smart metering go way beyond billing, as smart meters promise to provide utilities with a whole new breadth and scale of energy use data from their customers. But how will utility companies unlock the value of this information? Mike Ballard, senior director of strategy for Oracle Utilities, discusses how IT solutions help utilities make the most

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Connected cars drive M2M innovation

In June, headlines around the world touted the European Commission’s adoption of two proposals that will ensure all European vehicles are equipped with emergency calling technology by October 2015. Here, Bertrand Knopf of Gemalto M2M looks at the implications for M2M.

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Making the smart grid business profitable

Utility companies can engage with customers better and explore new revenue streams by utilising the smart grid. However, while the infrastructure is an enabler, energy companies are still seeking the most profitable business cases. M2M Now spoke to Olaf Vieselmann at Orga Systems to find out how the company is helping the sector to address new and complex billing

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Maturing M2M market encourages service providers to improve customer experience

There’s some evidence that the machine-to machine communications (M2M) market is now maturing after years of under-performing against expectations. But, from an end user’s perspective, services can still seem fragmented. So, M2M Now editor, Jeremy Cowan met Kfir Dan-Ari of Amdocs in London to ask how services can be improved.

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From the device to the data centre

An exciting trend is emerging for machine to machine (M2M) technology and the Internet of Things (IoT). Georgina Elrington spoke with Judson Althoff, Oracle’s senior vice president of worldwide alliances and channels and embedded sales, to find out how the data flow from internet-enabled devices will aid business decisions, bring competitive advantage and speed time to market.

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Telcos should look closely at their M2M billing and rating systems, says Cycle30

Cycle30 may not be a familiar name yet to every reader, but as a spin-out from General Communication Inc., (GCI) this two year-old business has an enviable pedigree in developing billing and order-to-cash solutions for various communications sectors. It also has a stern warning for anyone tempted into M2M services without checking that their billing system is up to

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Embedded Mobile (M2M): Fraud and security management

The GSMA tells us to expect 500 million new connected devices in three years as the machine-to-machine (M2M) market booms. The growth in fraud could be equally rapid unless all the loopholes are closed.

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M2M: Get connected, stay connected

M2M Now talks to Wyless’s Steve Boyd, Director of Network Services and Art Nava, Technical Services Director about their M2M strategy and tactics.

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