Beecham Research opens London office in Tech City as wearable tech and IoT drive growth

Beecham Research, a leading UK-based technology market research, analysis and consulting firm, has opened a new office in the Tech City area of Shoreditch, London. Staff at the new office will focus on rapidly emerging markets, including Wearable Technology and the Internet of Things (IoT).

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How ‘free’ is free WiFi anyway?

March 12, 2014 (Blog) — OK, in my most recent guest post here on M2M Now, I may have creeped you out on how a trendy neighbourhood in Toronto was keeping a pretty close eye on all of its visitors. Although I grew up in Toronto, I haven’t been to that area in a long

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International speaker line-up announced for Singapore’s first Internet of Things Asia event in April

Singapore – The first ever Internet of Things (IoT) Asia event to be held at Singapore EXPO Convention & Exhibition Centre from April 21-22, 2014 will feature a slate of international and local speakers from leading companies in the IoT field. Jointly organised by Singapore Industrial Automation Association (SIAA) and Singex Exhibitions, the event has

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Chinese telecoms vendor shows off its smart city references in Barcelona with ZTE iCity

Shenzhen, China & Mobile World Congress, Barcelona – ZTE Corporation, a Chinese-based global provider of telecommunications equipment, network solutions and mobile devices, this week showcased its new smart city solution, ZTE iCity, at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. 

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Big Data: Is it just ‘creepy’?

(Blog) — Ok, this takes creepy to new levels, says Larry Bellehumeur…  Last fall, I wrote a guest blog here about some very expensive (and intelligent) garbage cans that are being used in England.  Those were kind of creepy, as they were keeping track (anonymously) of how many users of a particular carrier were in certain

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Will smarter cities in China emerge from the haze and where will the funding come from?

(Event Review) — Steve Rogerson reports for M2M Now from the Advantech World Partner Conference in Suzhou, China, where there’s some doubt about how M2M growth will be achieved. 

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Maingate selected as senior partner by SEPD for £8.3m Ofgem-funded project in the Solent

London, UK. January 29, 2014 – Scottish and Southern Energy Power Distribution’s innovative Solent Achieving Value from Efficiency (SAVE) project has secured £8.3 million (€10.1 million) of funding from UK regulator, Ofgem’s Low Carbon Network Fund.

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Kamstrup supplies smart meters to support the green transformation in Denmark

Skanderborg, Denmark – The Danish utility company Nord Energy has chosen Kamstrup as its supplier of 62,000 electricity smart meters. The deal means that all households in the supply area will be connected to the smart grid before the end of 2015.

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Utility industry white paper published on customer communication and multi-channel payment

Paderborn, Germany — A new utility industry white paper entitled, How to evolve smart grid roll-outs into a smart customer experience is available for download. The white paper is published by Orga Systems, a software vendor for real-time charging and billing solutions with an international customer base in telecoms, utilities and machine-to-machine (M2M) markets.

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Cyan and Ilumatic work together on first Brazilian pilot project

Cambride, UK – Cyan Holdings plc and Ilumatic S/A have announced their first pilot project with Sao Paulo City Hall in Brazil.

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We haven't finished with 4G and we can't wait 10 years for 5G, angry delegates tell Kroes

Stung by EC criticism, delegates at the GSMA’s Mobile 360 forum in Europe insisted that despite falling behind other regions, Europe can catch up in the use of 4G as it exploits new areas for connectivity.

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Santander takes the first steps to being a truly integrated Smart City

With any new and fast-developing technology area, definitions and future growth paths often get blurred as everyone sees things from their own often narrowly-focused perspectives. As Alun Lewis says, this is critical in our space where concepts like the ‘Internet of Things’ or ‘Smart Cities’ often mean different things to different people.

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Cityzenith creates platform for world's smartest cities

San Francisco, California, USA – Cityzenith, a software company based in Silicon Valley, is signing agreements with Amsterdam’s Economic Board, the Barcelona City Council, and San Francisco’s Department of the Environment to launch a software platform that will transform the collection, visualisation, analysis, and management of municipal data around the globe. This three-city collaboration is

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MasterCard joins Smart Cities Council

Washington DC, USA (Business Wire) – The Smart Cities Council, an industry coalition to advance smart city development and innovation, has announced its newest global partner, MasterCard. The partnership is said to mark a turning point in the development of innovative digital transaction processing platforms for city government, businesses and citizens.

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ESMIG: smart metering privacy and security concerns addressed at European Utility Week

Brussels, Belgium – A key presentation was made last Thursday at European Utility Week 2013 by Thomas Weisshaupt, Chairman of the ESMIG* security and privacy working group, who gave the conference an overview of the latest developments in privacy and security in relation to the deployment of smart metering systems across Europe.

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Smart meter deployments to double market revenue as the world switches on to wireless

London, UK – An increase in smart meter deployments will see the global market for wireless communication modules approximately double in value over the coming years, jumping from US$532 million in 2012 to US$1.3 billion in 2020, at a compound annual growth rate of 12%, according to a new report from research and consulting firm

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