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June 16, 2014

M2M CSP Benchmarking Report 2014: globalisation, strategic reinvention and a gradual move towards IoT are the key themes, and Vodafone retains top spot

Vodafone maintains its position as the number one global CSP for machine-to-machine, with AT&T, Deutsche Telekom and Telefonica making up the top tier. The last year has seen an evolution in operators’ approach to the M2M market from ‘global’ to ‘multi-local’ with implications for CSPs large and small.

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June 10, 2014

China leads global connected living market with over 50 million M2M connections, finds new GSMA report

China is the global leader in the adoption of M2M technology with over 50 million connections or more than one quarter of the total M2M market in 2013, according to “How China is Set for Global M2M Leadership”, a new report issued today by the GSMA.

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June 4, 2014

Contactless card, infrastructure rollouts spurring mobile growth

A new report from Juniper Research has found that the number of consumers making contactless payments via their mobile handsets would reach 300 million globally by 2017, up from just over 110 million last year.

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June 4, 2014

Ericsson Mobility Report: Global 4G/LTE divide will be wide in 2019

The latest Ericsson Mobility Report reveals for the first time that the number of active cellular M2M devices will increase 3-4 times by 2019, from 200 million at the end of 2013. While the majority of cellular M2M devices today are still GSM-only, that is expected to shift by 2016 when 3G/4G will represent the majority of active cellular M2M subscriptions.

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June 2, 2014

Test confirms that Galileo increases the accuracy of location based services

Tests conducted by Rx Networks and the European GNSS Agency (GSA) confirm that, when used in addition to GPS and/or GLONASS, Galileo significantly improves the accuracy of location-based services when used in challenging environments.

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May 29, 2014

Kenyan providers must go beyond providing connectivity for M2M communication services

May 28, 2014 – Machine-to-machine (M2M) communication is gaining acceptance in Kenya as the country increasingly embraces global trends in terms of new technologies. Indeed, Kenya has witnessed increasing uptake of M2M connectivity services across various vertical sectors, according to the recently released results of IDC’s MEA Enterprise Communications Survey.

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May 23, 2014

Revenue for sports, fitness and activity monitors to increase by nearly $1 billion by 2019

Global market revenue for sports, fitness and activity monitors will rise by 46 percent from 2013 through 2019, expanding by nearly $1 billion as health-conscious consumers rush to buy devices ranging from heart-rate monitors to running computers.

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May 16, 2014

An essential guide to M2M device certification

From a Raco Wireless Whitepaper – So you have the next innovative, connected device that’s going to give sliced bread a run for its money as the greatest thing ever. You’ve partnered with a great M2M enabler who has set you up with state-of-the-art connectivity and management tools, and your potential customers are now lining up around the block. All that stands between you and [...]

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May 14, 2014

Oil & gas industry relies on M2M to work in ‘hot and sour’ hazardous environments

The oil & gas industry brings challenges unlike any other in machine-to-machine (M2M) communications. Onshore installations can be hazardous enough in temperatures of -60 or +40 deg Celsius, or in flammable and ‘sour’ hydrogen sulphide (H2S) environments. Then factor in locations hundreds of miles offshore and you have the Mother of all communications challenges, writes Jeremy Cowan.

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May 12, 2014

SIMalliance reports 4.2 billion global SIM shipments in 2013

London, UK – The SIMalliance membership, which represents approximately 86% of the global SIM market, has reported SIM shipment volumes totaling 4.2 billion units for 2013, compared to 4.6 billion in 2012. The estimated total available market in 2013 was 4.85 billion units, compared to 5.1 billion in 2012.



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