Beecham Research Global M2M Connectivity and Services Forecast predicts strong growth but warns against unrealistic expectations

Leading M2M market analysts at Beecham Research predict almost 1 billion cellular M2M connections worldwide by 2020, according to a new report published yesterday. The ‘Global M2M Connectivity and Services Forecast’ looks at the rapid rise of M2M since 2013 when there were just 172 million cellular M2M connections worldwide but also projects a note

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Five years out – What doesn’t matter in the Internet of Things any more?

I had a great discussion the other day on the present and future state of the IoT. Much of the discussion focused on monetisation, as it often does these days., says Dr. Scott Nelson of Logic PD. I recounted the most recent WSJ article on the IoT bubble and the author’s less than surprising advice

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Cellular Internet of Things connectivity provider SIGFOX secures €100m round of funding

Labege, France. February 11, 2015 – SIGFOX, a leading provider of cellular networks dedicated to the Internet of Things (IoT), today announced it has secured a record €100 million (US$115 million) round of financing from strategic and financial investors in Europe, the U.S. and Asia.

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Cyan wins Innovation of the Year Award at 6th annual Smart Metering & Grid Awards

London, UK — Integrated system and software design company, Cyan has won the Innovation of the Year Award 2015 at the 6th annual Smart Energy UK & Europe Awards for its CyLec® smart metering solution. The system has been designed for the power sector in next generation economies.

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Stream Technologies appoints Low Power Radio Networks specialist for ‘crucial’ IoT deployments

London & Glasgow, UK. January 26, 2015 — Tracy Hopkins formally joins Stream Technologies today as SVP, Low Power Radio Networks (IoT). Previously with Neul, Tracy’s appointment underlines Stream’s commitment to enabling leading edge wireless technologies for M2M and IoT.

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M2M and Big Data can optimise clean energy production, say Enphase and MultiTech

Enphase Energy is now able to deliver microinverter technology for the solar power industry that is said to increase energy production, simplify design and installation, improve system reliability, reduce fire risk, and provide a platform for intelligent energy management.

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Sierra Wireless expands into M2M connectivity services with US$90m acquisition of Maingate

Sierra Wireless and Wireless Maingate AB, have announced that Sierra Wireless has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Maingate for US$90 million in cash. The transaction is expected to close in February 2015.

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‘What’s 5G? Who knows exactly?’ GSMA aims to put flesh on the bones of next gen IoT networks

From the start of the GSMA’s Mobile 360 event in Belgium last week, there was discussion of 5G, says Jeremy Cowan, which was interesting but let’s face it, most of us are still wrestling with 4G and there’s no shame in relying on 2G and 3G.

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The Internet of Things is a ‘golden opportunity’ to monetise WiFi

The so-called Internet of Things (IoT) isn’t a visionary concept, it is here today – devices, sensors, cloud and data intelligence tools that can quickly enhance and monetise your business. Add WiFi to the mix, says Dean Jones (pictured), and you can capitalise on this fast growing trend.

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Device and application guidelines announced by GSMA to boost efficiency of IoT connections

October 13, 2014. London, UK: Global network operator members of the GSMA have agreed new guidelines to define how Internet of Things (IoT) devices and applications should connect to a mobile network. The guidelines are designed to ensure optimal performance and aid growth of the IoT.

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Mobile industry embraces new GSMA Embedded SIM specification to speed Internet of Things growth

October 13, 2014, Dubai, UAE: Leading mobile operators, SIM vendors and module manufacturers are now deploying solutions that comply with a new specification, GSMA Embedded SIM, designed to accelerate provisioning of machine-to-machine (M2M) services. New research suggests that the deployment will grow the M2M market by 34% by 2020. 

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The MVNO roll-up begins now!

(Blog) San Antonio, Texas, USA. August 26, 2014 — The Overview: Within the next week or so, there will be at least one sizable transaction in the MVNO space, with the amounts dwarfing the recent Axeda acquisition by PTC, writes Lawrence Latham. The goal of these transactions is to turn one or more of the MVNOs

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Oberthur Technologies extends M2M and IoT offering to application enablement with Cumulocity

Colombes, France – Oberthur Technologies (OT), a provider of digital security solutions for the mobility space, has announced its partnership with Cumulocity, the Internet-of-Things (IoT) platform provider, to offer an application enablement and objects management platform for the M2M and IoT markets. This new OT solution has the flexibility to address various M2M use cases from fleet

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CGI partners with Arkessa to deliver IoT based solutions

Cambridge, UK – Arkessa Ltd, a provider of IoT and M2M platforms and services has announced its strategic partnership with CGI to deliver complete IoT solutions to enterprise customers.

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G&D’s subscription management platform powers DOCOMO eSIM solution for M2M devices

Munich, Germany, July 23, 2014 – NTT DOCOMO, Inc., the largest mobile network operator in Japan, has selected Giesecke & Devrient´s (G&D) subscription management solution for Japan’s first commercial eSIM (embedded SIM) service.

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Stream Technologies and Avanti sign partnership agreement

London, UK, July 15, 2014 – Stream Technologies has announced the agreement with Avanti to provide their satellite services into the M2M & IoT sectors. Stream will shortly onboard the Avanti services onto the Stream IoT-X connectivity platform, enabling enterprise clients to manage and monitor their entire cellular and satellite connectivity from a single user interface.

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