Global group of 7 network operators agree to co-operate in M2M

Amsterdam, The Hague, Madrid, Melbourne, Singapore, Tokyo, Toronto. July 10, 2012 — Seven tier one mobile and fixed line operators – KPN, NTT DOCOMO, Rogers, SingTel, Telefónica, Telstra and Vimpelcom – have formed an alliance to collaborate on their M2M businesses.

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Melrose PLC offer to acquire utility control provider values Elster Group at $2.3bn

Elster Group SE has entered into a definitive agreement with Melrose PLC, by which a wholly-owned subsidiary of Melrose PLC will offer to acquire Elster’s shares for $82.00 per share in cash, value the business at approximately US$2.3 billion.

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Telefónica awarded large M2M win by G4S as Visa Europe named preferred mobile payments partner

London, UK. 06 July 2012 – Telefónica, which operates under the O2 brand in the UK, has agreed to further extend the partnership with G4S Utility Services (G4S) a leading international security solutions group and one of the UK’s major smart meter operations service providers.

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u-blox acquires Cognovo for US$16.5m to serve new M2M markets for high-speed LTE modems

Thalwil, Switzerland. June 28, 2012 – u-blox, a Switzerland-based producer of positioning and wireless semiconductors, is to acquire UK-based Cognovo Ltd. for US$16.5 million. Cognovo specialises in software-defined modem (SDM) chip development technology.

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Aeris Communications announces global partnership with India's Tech Mahindra

Aeris combines its industry leading machine-to-machine platform with Tech Mahindra’s global telecom IT services expertise to expand global footprint

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Sierra Wireless agrees to acquire Sagemcom M2M for €44.9m in cash

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. June 18, 2012 — Sierra Wireless today announced it has entered into an exclusivity agreement for the acquisition of Sagemcom’s machine-to-machine (M2M) business. Sierra Wireless has submitted a binding offer to acquire substantially all of the assets of the business for €44.9 million in cash

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ABB acquires Tropos Networks to boost support for smart grid services

Zurich, Switzerland – ABB, the power and automation technology group, has agreed to acquire Tropos Networks Inc., a Silicon Valley-based company that develops and markets wireless technologies and products for distribution area communication networks.

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Verizon to expand into mHealth, cars and home automation as it buys Hughes Telematics for US$612m

New York and Atlanta, USA. June 1, 2012 – Verizon Communications Inc. and Hughes Telematics, Inc. today announced a definitive merger agreement under which Verizon will acquire Hughes Telematics, Inc. (HTI) for $12.00 per share in cash, or a total of $612 million. The transaction will expand Verizon’s capabilities in the automotive and fleet telematics

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Beijing Motor Show reflects flourishing Chinese in-vehicle telematics market

The recent 2012 Beijing International Automobile Exhibition will be remembered for several in-vehicle telematics systems such as Ford’s SYNC, Hyundai’s BlueLink and SAIC’s iVoka.

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Dubai Municipality joins Etisalat in 'Emirates Energy Star' project

Dubai Municipality has recently confirmed their participation in a programme which aims to reduce carbon footprint levels in the country. Underpinned by Etisalat’s M2M technology, the Emirates Energy Star project is being rolled out across the country under the patronage of the Ministry of Water and Environment, Government of UAE.

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Acal BFi and TeliaSonera announce wireless M2M partnership

Acal BFi, a division of Acal plc (FTSE: ACL), has been selected to join the TeliaSonera Global M2M Services Partnership Programme. Under the programme, Acal BFi will provide hardware and product solutions for applications in the fast growing wireless M2M market place throughout Norway, Sweden, Finland and Denmark.

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M2M managed services specialist Wireless Logic makes senior UK and European appointments

London, UK. May 14, 2012 — With growth across key European countries a major strategic objective for Wireless Logic, the UK-based M2M managed services specialist has made a number of senior appointments. Country managers now head up new subsidiaries in France, Germany and Spain

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Global telematic insurance market predicted to exceed €50 billion by 2020 

Strategy consulting firm PTOLEMUS Consulting Group has published a report on Insurance Telematics.

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Gemalto signs contract with the UK Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency

Gemalto has announced that it will now be supplying the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) with 40 to 80 million Sealys documents for a variety of official permits.

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Sierra Wireless releases new AirPrime™ Q2698 embedded module

Sierra Wireless has announced a new addition to its AirPrime™ Q Series of embedded wireless modules. The Q2698 adds support for 3G HSPA+ on five frequency bands to the AirPrime Q Series, along with support for 2G GSM/GPRS/EDGE on four frequency bands.

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M2M DataSmart and GenX Mobile aim to speed up getting M2M devices to market

M2M DataSmart and GenX Mobile have announced a new partnership where GenX Mobile can now offer customers an integrated M2M service ‘out-of-the box’, by providing the hardware as well as the airtime services as a joint sales strategy between both firms.

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