Volvo Bus Latin America and Ericsson have signed a partnership agreement for localisation and customisation of Volvo’s ITS4Mobility intelligent transport system in order to address the needs of the Latin American market. The real-time traffic management and passenger information system increases the efficiency of urban transportation systems, thereby contributing to enhanced [...]
Over the past 15 years, IDATE’s DigiWorld Yearbook has become a regular information source, analysing developments that have shaped telecoms, internet and the media, identifying global trends and giving guidance on what lies ahead.
Intelligent sound sensing Audio Analytic has announced major growth as part of its strategy to target the smart/connected home market. The company has increased staff numbers by over 25%, expanded its patent portfolio in the US and UK, won the prestigious IET Global Innovation Award, and further developed its technology to improve performance.
The wearable band market grew over 150% as more than 7 million units were shipped in the first quarter of 2015. First place Fitbit saw major year-on-year volume growth, while greatly increased shipments of the affordable Mi Band, predominantly in China, secured Xiaomi second place. Garmin also had a strong quarter and rolled out two new products in its vívo line.
The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), and IFAST, has announced plans to investigate development of a oneM2M Application ID registry based on oneM2M’s recently released specification TS.0001. This specification defines the operation of an application identifying registry to support the development of applications being built for the expanding M2M industry.
T-Mobile and Blue Cell Network are partnering with SIGFOX to bring a wireless network dedicated to the Internet of Things to the Czech Republic. The network will operate on T-Mobile-managed base stations in Prague and, after the pilot project, the three partners will decide whether or not they will gradually roll out the SIGFOX global network across the entire Czech Republic.
Hi-tech analysts Juniper Research are forecasting that the telematics sector will continue to outperform all other M2M markets over the next five years, in revenue terms, with one in five passenger vehicles connected globally by 2019.
A new independent study from Machina Research reveals the network management challenges that connected cars will present to mobile operators. The report, commissioned by network assurance and analytics company TEOCO, reveals that rush hour will have grave implications for mobile networks, with certain cells set to experience a 97% increase in data traffic over the next 10 years. Connected [...]
As the Internet of Things (IoT) emerges as a force in industrial environments through initiatives such as Industry 4.0, the challenge of integrating real-time industrial systems is becoming clearer.
A major challenge for society in the near future will be meeting the needs of an aging population, set to rise by 23% from 2010 to 2018, with the 65+ population expected to reach 16.9 million by 2035. The combined pressures of this demographic change, reduced health and social care budgets and the desire of individuals to independent lives for longer will drive the need for more [...]
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