If Huawei launches European M2M business it will be a challenge for Cinterion, Sierra, Telit, says Machina

Shenzhen, China and London, UK — Although Huawei has yet to formally announce it, reports from Shenzhen suggest that the giant China-based telecommunications equipment provider is about to launch itself into Europe’s M2M market.

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Sam Lucero moves from ABI to senior M2M analyst role at IHS

Englewood, Colorado, USA. September 6, 2012 — Sam Lucero has been appointed senior principal analyst, M2M & Connected Devices at IHS. IHS recently acquired IMS Research.

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'In the end it’s a Telit solution, not open and agnostic' – Wyless CEO comments on Telit's m2mAIR

M2M Now recently spoke to Wyless CEO, Dan McDuffie and asked him about the new competitive MVNO offering from Telit called m2mAIR. Here’s what he had to say:

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Constellation Software’s subsidiary Volaris buys marine software firm SpecTec Group Holdings

Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Marketwire) — Constellation Software Inc. (CSU.TO) has announced that its wholly-owned division Volaris Group has acquired SpecTec Group Holdings Ltd. SpecTec is an international provider of marine software and remote asset management solutions for the shipping, off-shore oil and gas, and naval defence industries.

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Aeris and Novotech announce partnership to drive distribution of M2M services

San Jose, California, USA. August 28, 2012 — Cellular carrier Aeris® Communications is partnering with Novotech Technologies, a global distributor of wireless, M2M products, services and solutions to deliver M2M connectivity services. Novotech will now begin distributing products connected by Aeris’ intelligent machine-to-machine framework.

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Kony buys Australia's Sky Technologies to offer SAP customers 'complete' end-to-end enterprise mobility

Orlando, Florida, USA. August 21, 2012 – As part of its ongoing strategy to simplify enterprise mobility, Kony Solutions, Inc., today announced it will acquire Sky Technologies, an SAP-certified mobility solutions provider based in Melbourne, Australia.

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Adelaide invites tenders for smart grid energy system

Adelaide, Australia. August 20, 2012 — An international competitive bidding tender for a smart grid energy system is reported to have been issued by Australia’s Urban Renewal Authority.

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Mobile payments alliance for smartphones led by Shell, Target, Wal-Mart and 7-Eleven

An alliance of 14 retailers has been set up to create a ‘mobile wallet‘ on your phone that will better similar attempts by Google and mobile network operators. The Merchant Customer Exchange (MCX) comprises Wal-Mart, Shell, Target, 7-Eleven and other large retailers.

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GE acquires PRESENS, Norway-based supplier of industrial sensors

Boston, Massachusetts, USA (BUSINESS WIRE) — GE has announced the acquisition of PRESENS, a provider of pressure, temperature and flow measurement solutions. The acquisition expands GE’s portfolio of sensing solutions and will be part of the company’s Boston-based Measurement & Control business

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O2 UK's major network outage is put down to HLR systems failure – Were you affected?

UK. July 17, 2012 — A serious failure in the O2 UK mobile network last week is being ascribed to a failure of a Home Location Register (HLR) software system. As reported on our sister site, VanillaPlus.com, the wholly-owned Telefonica subsidiary, which trades in the UK under the O2 brand, lost service to a large

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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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