Revenues from ‘smart vehicle’ apps to rise ten-fold by 2017, according to report by Juniper Research

Hampshire, UK – The smart vehicle will become the new frontier for app developers over the next five years, finds a recent Juniper Research report. It forecasts that the market for in-vehicle apps will be worth over US$1.2 billion by 2017, as car manufacturers continue to embrace new infotainment ecosystems.

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GCF and CCF announce harmonisation of wireless mobile device certification schemes

London, UK and San Diego, California, USA – The Global Certification Forum (GCF) and the CDMA Certification Forum® (CCF) are collaborating to harmonise their respective certification schemes to offer a single, unified certification process for mobile devices, incorporating any combination of 3GPP and 3GPP2 wireless technologies.

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Eseye announces launch of HERA600 series of integrated services routers

Guildford, UK – M2M solutions provider Eseye has just launched the HERA600 series, its range of high-performance integrated service routers.

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Digi helps Wildlife Research Institute study bear hibernation with remote monitoring solution

Minnetonka, Minnesota, US – Digi International has developed a remote monitoring solution for the Wildlife Research Institute that allows the monitoring of bears in their dens during hibernation.

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SIMalliance collaboration with IEEE brings mobile and internet authorities together for industry convergence

London, UK – SIMalliance has announced a collaboration with IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA) to encourage greater global co-operation between the mobile and internet industries as the ecosystem develops.

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Japanese operator KDDI partners with Telenor Connexion to strengthen its global M2M offering

Tokyo, Japan –  KDDI, the second  largest telecom operator in Japan, is teaming up with the leading connectivity enabler Telenor Connexion to provide a global M2M solution for its enterprise customers.

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Vodafone M2M powers Mahindra Reva’s e2o connected car

Newbury, UK – Vodafone has announced that Mahindra Reva Electric Vehicles, part of the US$15.9 billion Mahindra Group,  has powered its recently launched e2o electric vehicle with Vodafone’s M2M communication services.

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Self-powered, usage-based car insurance from PayGo Systems to be based on Telit GSM/GPRS technology

London, UK – Telit Wireless Solutions and PayGo Systems, an Israel-based telematics service provider (TSP), who develops, designs, manufactures, markets and supports self-energised pay-as-you-drive solutions, have announced that PayGo’s new TTM Type B family of PAYD solutions is to include Telit’s ultra-compact GSM/GPRS cellular module, the GE865-QUAD.

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Transatel forms alliance with Digi International to accelerate M2M services in Europe

Paris, France – Transatel, a European mobile virtual network enabler (MVNE) and M2M connectivity enabler, has announced the settlement of an alliance with Digi International, a leading provider of M2M device management and application enablement solutions.

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First mobile payment system for public transportation in Turkey launched by Turkcell

Istanbul, Turkey – Turkcell, Turkey’s leading communication and technology company, has launched the first mobile payment system for public transportation in Turkey, through the integration of Turkcell Wallet and Urfakart.

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M2M solutions agreement with Canada’s Rogers Communications is announced by RACO Wireless

Scottsdale, Arizona, USA. April 18, 2013 — RACO Wireless, a provider of wireless machine-to-machine (M2M) solutions, announced today that it has entered into a carrier agreement with Rogers Communications, Canada’s largest wireless communication services provider.

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ANT+, Orange, TeamBG and Team Novo Nordisk to participate in GSMA mHealth Grand Tour cycle ride

London, UK – The GSMA has announced that ANT+, Orange, Team Blood Glucose (TeamBG) and Team Novo Nordisk are among the new organisations taking part in this September’s GSMA mHealth Grand Tour cycle ride.

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Globe Tracker chooses Vodafone as its M2M platform supplier

Copenhagen, Denmark – Globe Tracker International (GTI), a leader in data sharing, data analytics and asset tracking and monitoring, has announced that Vodafone is providing M2M communications via its Global SIM services to GTI’s Smart Autonomous Asset Solution.

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Digi International launches rugged, enterprise-class cellular router for on-board train connectivity

Paris, France – Digi International has announced the launch of the Digi TransPort® WR44 RR, an enterprise-class cellular router designed specifically for rugged on-board rail environments.

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Neul debuts ATEX-compliant 'white space' communications system and appoints new CEO

Cambridge, UK – Neul has launched an ATEX-compliant white space communications system, NeulNET, whilst announcing the appointment of Stan Boland as its new CEO.

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Yankee Group has mixed feelings about Audi's deal with T-Mobile to power its connected car platform

Boston, Massachusetts, USA – Following its recent research into the M2M products consumers are most likely to buy, Yankee Group expressed mixed feelings about Audi’s deal with T-Mobile USA to power its Audi Connect infotainment platform with wireless service.

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