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.
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.
Hampshire, UK, April 15, 2014 – A new report from Juniper Research forecasts that the installed base of connected appliances in smart homes will pass the 10 million mark by 2017, rising from four million in 2013.
Gothenburg, Sweden, April 25, 2014 – According to a new research report from the analyst firm Berg Insight, the total value of the global real-time mobile location-based advertising and marketing (LBA) market will grow from €1.2 billion in 2013 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 54% to €10.7 billion in 2018. This will then correspond to 38.6% of all mobile advertising and [...]
Gothenburg, Sweden – According to a new research report from the analyst firm Berg Insight, the number of devices with cellular or satellite connectivity deployed in oil and gas applications worldwide was 423,000 at the end of 2013.
London, UK – A new study from Machina Research, commissioned by Vodafone, has revealed that BMW is the motor manufacturer with the most complete approach to the delivery of connectivity in cars. GM, Ford, Audi and Chrysler complete the top five.
Boulder, Colorado, USA, (Business Wire) – Utilities have long used IT solutions in their businesses for customer billing, for outage responses and for protection and control functions. Only recently, however, has the industry recognised the critical role that IT will play as the one-way network of old evolves into a far more complex system – i.e., the smart grid. According to a recent [...]
Smart Parking could relieve congestion, reduce driver frustration, improve health and give a vital boost to the future of our cities, says Dr Therese Cory, the principal author of a new report by Beecham Research. “Road systems provide the vital arteries for commercial and business activities but parking has become a major problem in all cities,” says Dr Cory.
(Blog) — According to the Cisco white paper, Increase the Value and Relevance of Data in Motion, by 2017 there will be 1.7 billion wireless M2M (machine-to-machine) connections across the supply chain. As Thomas R. Cutler says, embedded in this estimate is the calculation that smart factory technology will create US$1.95 trillion in value by [...]
Gothenburg, Sweden, March 27, 2014 – According to a new research report by Berg Insight, mobile location-based service (LBS) revenues in Europe are forecasted to grow from €735 million in 2013 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 25.8% to reach €2.3 billion in 2018.
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