Machines account for 2.0% of mobile network connections worldwide, says Berg Insight

A new research report from Gothenburg, Sweden-based analyst firm Berg Insight, says that 2.0% of mobile network connections worldwide were used for wireless machine-to-machine communication at the end of 2010.

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Digi and Sprint claim first commercial-grade integrated 4G routers for M2M services

Minnesota-based Digi International has introduced what it says are the industry’s first commercial-grade integrated 4G routers – the Digi Connect WAN 4G and ConnectPort X4 4G.

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Are you ready for 10x growth in connected devices?

New systems can raise the efficiency of SIM ordering, activation and marketing, putting more cards in the supply chain yet controlling costs

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Welcome to the decade of M2M: the challenges facing operators

We hear that M2M connections are destined for exponential growth over the next few years but thoughts vary on exact numbers. So while M2M evolution is looking pretty tough to predict, what we can predict

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Vodafone Case Studies: Real-world examples of putting these technologies to work

Vodafone foresees ‘trillions’ of connected devices and has provided machine-to-machine connectivity for its customers around the world

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M2M: The Future is Now with Smart Energy Technology

Smart cars, smart homes, smart grids – the world is getting serious about energy conservation and environmental protection,

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Sierra Wireless wins best wireless module award

Sierra Wireless’s AirPrimeTM SL6087 EDGE wireless module has won the GSMA’s Embedded Mobile Module award in the “Best 2G Module” category.

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Jasper Wireless platform connects Telefónica to M2M and consumer electronics devices

Jasper Wireless and Telefónica, Spain’s incumbent communications network operator, have partnered to wirelessly connect M2M and consumer electronics devices.

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HARMAN and Sierra Wireless collaborate to bring 4G/LTE mobile broadband connectivity to the car

HARMAN, a leading global audio and infotainment group, and Sierra Wireless, a specialist in high-speed mobile computing and wireless M2M communication, have jointly committed to bringing automotive customers the first 4G broadband connectivity.

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It’s not about machines – it’s about the network!

Billions and billions of machines, chattering away to each other; playing a role in every facet of our lives, our business and our communications; further accelerating the consumption of network bandwidth.

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GSMA initiative to look into embedded SIMs

As part of an initiative announced in November 2010, the GSMA has formed a task force of mobile operators to explore the development of an embedded SIM

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‘There’s plenty of room at the bottom’ – Strategies for success in an M2M world

Richard Feynman, Nobel-Prize-winning physicist and all-round genius, gave a seminal paper back in 1959, There’s Plenty of Room at the Bottom, which is now widely seen as heralding the birth of nanotechnology.

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3G central to operators’ embedded mobile strategy

The GSMA has unveiled research that shows 3G embedded modules have a lower total cost of ownership (TCO) than modules based on 2G technology.

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Will 2011 be the year that the smart grid flourishes? The Network Operators View

It is an exciting time to be involved in smart grid, says Amy Cooke, Strategic Business Development Director at Cable&Wireless Worldwide. At the time of writing, there are a number of positive stories on the subject:

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Mobile cloud M2M will change the automobile

The M2M market encompasses a number of unique industries and devices, one of the fastest-growing being the global automotive market. Forecasts predict that every vehicle manufactured by 2020 will be connected.

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Telecom service providers need to help energy utilities understand the value of the smart grid. Around the world, governments are requiring energy companies to prepare for the smart grid – a two-way network for the distribution of energy,

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