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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M2M Now reader discount to ConnectivityWeek 2011 conference

ConnectivityWeek 2011 focuses exclusively on the benefits of Smart Grid – and all M2M Now readers can secure their place at a special discounted rate. Organised by Smart Grid stakeholders

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Survey shows just 16% of retailers are ready for consumer demand for mobile commerce

Kony survey shows 87% of retailers believe mobile commerce will impact shopping in the next two years, yet only 16% have a mobile strategy in place.

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Homegrid Forum appoints Trac for G.hn testing

Trac has been appointed as the industry’s first test house for Homegrid certified products and will work directly with silicon providers and vendors of home networking devices to ensure they comply with the G.hn test standards.

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Operators must differentiate to succeed in M2M

Differentiation will be a priority as operators try to distinguish their different M2M strategies, according to a report from Current Analysis.

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Industry group gives cautious welcome to smart metering report

The European Smart Metering Industry Group (ESMIG), representing leading companies in the area of smart metering, welcomed the European Commission’s communication on smart grids, but says that efforts in the area of smart grids have to be expedited if the EU is going to meet its 20-20-20 goals.

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Clarity to implement Singapore’s intelligent energy pilot

Clarity is working in partnership with ST Electronics to roll-out smart metering infrastructure, protocols and standards for Singapore’s Intelligent Energy System (IES) pilot project.

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