Nokia Siemens Networks completes purchase of Motorola’s networks assets

Nokia Siemens Networks has completed its acquisition of Motorola Solutions’ networks assets paying US$975m in cash.

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Telit claims smallest 2G module with integrated A-GPS receiver

Telit Wireless Solutions has introduced the GE864-GPS quad band GSM/GPRS M2M module with embedded GPS receiver in a compact BGA form factor.

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Autotxt and Deutsche Telekom collaborate in M2M telematics for vehicle manufacturers

UK telematics specialist Autotxt is using the M2M services and the mobile radio communications network of Deutsche Telekom for its vehicle anti-theft protection products.

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BPC to help smart card initiative in Russia

BPC Banking Technologies is to provide key infrastructure components to support the planned introduction of the universal electronic card (UEC) in Russia.

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Evolving counts on Numbering sale to boost M2M business

Evolving Systems is selling its Numbering Solutions business to Neustar for US$39.0m in cash so it can concentrate on its M2M products.

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Farnell to sell Laird M2M radio modules in Europe

Laird Technologies has signed Farnell as a European distributor for its wireless and M2M products.

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TIA brings together M2M standards bodies

The Telecommunications Industry Association is to host a meeting of experts from various standards developing organisations (SDOs) and similar forums from around the world who will look into the trends of machine-to-machine (M2M) standardisation.

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Retailers are unprepared for imminent consumer demand for mobile commerce

According to a survey of 100 marketing and IT managers at UK retail businesses and 1000 UK consumers, conducted by Vanson Bourne, the market is poorly poised

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Solar PV metering brought together in portfolio

Orsis has launched its Solar PV metering and monitoring portfolio of products and services, adapted from established fiscal and sub metering products currently in the utility market.

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The M2M Opportunity is Knocking

There is a growing consensus among industry observers that M2M is poised to be a major growth area for telecom companies over the next five years. Spurred by recent advancements in mobile technology, supply-chain maturity

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Ericsson to buy Telenor Connexion’s M2M platform

Ericsson is buying Telenor Connexion’s M2M technology platform for an undisclosed sum. Technology and 11 employees will be transferred as part of the deal.

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Daughter board provides start for location services

Microchip Technology has announced a machine-to-machine (M2M) daughter board that comes with the hardware, wireless communications protocols and application code examples needed to help designers jump start their fleet-management or location-based service application.

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Why operators need to gear up fast for the new machine-to-machine age

Today, the machine-to-machine (M2M) market remains small. According to research company, Analysys Mason, the number of device connections worldwide was just 62 million in 2010.

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Router replaces POTS lines for cellular M2M

To help the move to M2M networks, Encore Networks has announced the Bandit-2 C2C router with copper-to-cellular.

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M2M deals could lead to lower module prices

WCDMA module shipments will grow from less than four million last year to more than 62 million in 2016, according to a forecast from ABI Research.

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Sim card connector has inbuilt card detection

The six circuit sim card connector from GTK has inbuilt card detection and a push-push mechanism that facilitates positive insertion and removal of the card.

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