Expert Opinion: Flexibility is the key to smart energy billing

Energy providers are facing numerous billing and charging challenges. In increasingly competitive energy markets, providers need to offer pre-paid and post-paid billing, timed tariffs, and load-sensitive pricing

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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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E.ON selects Junifer Systems’ Utility CIS

Junifer Systems, a provider of back office solutions for the utility industry, has been selected to deliver its Utility CIS to E.ON’s Sustainable Energy business.

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Emerging markets to lead mobile money growth

The number of mobile money subscribers in emerging markets is forecasted to grow from 133 million users in 2010 at a compound annual growth rate of 40% to reach 709 million users in 2015, according to a report from Berg Insight.

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M2M could save mobile operators from nightmare scenario

Revenue streams in areas such as cloud, M2M and mobile financial services could save mobile network operators (MNOs) from a “nightmare” scenario, according to a report from Juniper Research.

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Report predicts rapid growth for M2M in utilities

By 2020 there will be 1.5 billion M2M connections in the utilities business, the vast majority being smart meters, according to a report from Machina Research.

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Orange launches the UK’s first contactless mobile payments service

Orange and Barclaycard today launch ‘Quick Tap’ – the UK’s first contactless mobile phone payments service,  allowing consumers to make purchases on the high street using their mobile phone.

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New white paper – M2M Technology: Challenges and Opportunities

With traditional revenue streams like Voice getting saturated in most markets around the world, M2M holds the promise of generating new avenues for revenue generation.

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Service revenues to grow sharply due to M2M connections

M2M connections will be the catalyst for over US$35bn of service revenues across a diverse range of industry sectors by the end of 2016, according to a report from Juniper Research.

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M2M market diversifies rapidly due to aggressive expansion, says report

The M2M market is becoming hard to define due to its rapid evolution, according to a report from Current Analysis.

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Wireless sensor networks covered in WTRS report

An in-depth assessment and analysis of chipsets and an analysis of the various sensor and M2M network layers is available in a report from West Technology Research Solutions (WTRS).

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Retailers are unprepared for imminent consumer demand for mobile commerce

According to a survey of 100 marketing and IT managers at UK retail businesses and 1000 UK consumers, conducted by Vanson Bourne, the market is poorly poised

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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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Ericsson to buy Telenor Connexion’s M2M platform

Ericsson is buying Telenor Connexion’s M2M technology platform for an undisclosed sum. Technology and 11 employees will be transferred as part of the deal.

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Why operators need to gear up fast for the new machine-to-machine age

Today, the machine-to-machine (M2M) market remains small. According to research company, Analysys Mason, the number of device connections worldwide was just 62 million in 2010.

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M2M deals could lead to lower module prices

WCDMA module shipments will grow from less than four million last year to more than 62 million in 2016, according to a forecast from ABI Research.

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