NEC to host standardisation meeting in Japan

NEC is to host Asia’s first meeting for worldwide standardisation of M2M communications; the Etsi meeting will take place at NEC’s Tamagawa plant from 12 to 16 September.

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IBM to accelerate smart city data analytics with acquisition of i2

Armonk, New York USA — IBM (NYSE: IBM) has agreed to acquire i2 to accelerate its business analytics initiatives. These will be designed to help clients in the public and private sectors address crime, fraud and security threats.

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UK government announces €5.22bn investment in smart meter network and data services

The government of the United Kingdom has announced up to €5.22 billion in seven to nine year contracts, to build a wide area network and data services, to support smart meters.

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American Roamer’s new Global Coverage Analyzer enhances wireless network intelligence

Memphis, Tennessee, USA – American Roamer has announced the latest version of Global Coverage Analyzer (GCA), the company’s cloud-based interactive mapping application for viewing and comparing 2G, 3G and 4G mobile network coverage

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Wireless sensor network market set to explode

The market for wireless sensor networks (WSNs) will grow rapidly from US$0.45bn in 2011 to $2bn in 2021, according to a report from IDTechEx.

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M2M connected devices predicted to hit 82.5 million by 2016

The number of connected devices in the M2M market will grow to 82.5 million by 2016, according to a report from Atlantic-ACM.

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Ericsson M2M completes acquisition of Telenor Connexion’s M2M technology platform

Ericsson announced today that that they have successfully completed the asset purchase agreement to acquire Telenor Connexion’s M2M (machine-to-machine) technology platform.

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The Benefits of a Multi Carrier Strategy

As the Machine to Machine industry matures, the once seemingly complex value chain has become more compressed, offering faster time to market for what has proven to be an excruciatingly long business cycle.

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Zigbee to rule as smart meter revenues soar

The worldwide smart meter revenue will surpass US$12bn in 2016 with Zigbee the early technology leader, according to a report from In-Stat.

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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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White Paper: Embedded Mobile – Telecoms Fraud & Security Management

This brand new White Paper, by Praesidum Consultancy Group, the business consultancy division of WeDo Technologies, focuses on the risks M2M services can cause operators in terms of fraud and revenue assurance

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Etisalat and Telefónica announce the signing of a strategic multinational agreement

The two operators have jointly announced that they have signed a Strategic Partnership Agreement to enter into a broad-based cooperation. The partnership is designed to allow

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Consumers Want Mobile Phones to Connect to Their Cars and TVs, Amdocs Global Survey Reveals

People are demanding more connectivity and higher quality of service – and are ready to pay for it, according to Amdocs research into consumer attitudes. The company recently released the results

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Berg Insight says smart-meter penetration in Europe will reach 52% by 2016

According to a new research report from the analyst firm Berg Insight, the installed base of smart electricity meters in Europe will grow at a compound annual growth rate of 19.4 percent between 2010 and 2016

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White Paper: M2M – Connecting the devices

Operators including Vodafone, O2, Telefonica, Verizon, AT&T and Sprint are putting significant resources into developing M2M (Machine to Machine) business units.

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Mobile payments to hit $670bn by 2015

The value of mobile payments for digital and physical goods, money transfers and NFC transactions will reach US$670bn by 2015, up from $240bn this year,

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