M2M: Paradigm shift for operators!

M2M is one of the most important technologies and business trends which will change how we work, travel and live. It will have a far reaching impact, not just on the consumers but also on the business ecosystem.

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Utilities and M2M: Four Challenges En Route to Smart Grid

As utilities shift to smart meters and more customer-oriented systems under new government-mandated Smart Grid initiatives, they will quickly face the need to handle

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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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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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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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SK Telecom and China Mobile join forces on gaming and M2M

South Korean operator SK Telecom is to work with China’s biggest telecoms company, China Mobile, in areas of mobile gaming and M2M.

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Brazilian operator Claro picks dynamic sim option

Claro, the largest mobile operator in the Americas, has gone live with Evolving Systems’ DSA dynamic sim allocation products to help streamline its sim card supply chain logistics and optimise its telephone number inventory.

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Mobile operators offered system to manage embedded devices roaming across their networks

Switzerland. 29 March, 2011 — With embedded devices now in widespread use in tablets and computers with 3G connectivity, such as Kindle, and now widely used in transport applications to monitor location and communication, MNOs are presented with a new roaming challenge.

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Analysts positive on Vodafone UK, strong in M2M services

March 21, 2011: A leading firm of analysts have taken a positive stance on Vodafone’s UK operations. And in their assessment Current Analysis have emphasised Vodafone UK’s provision of M2M (machine-to-machine) services as a key strength.

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Welcome to the decade of M2M: the challenges facing operators – Part 2

In the first part of this article, we suggested that there are three primary challenges that M2M creates for operators. The first two are security/secure authentication

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Are you ready for 10x growth in connected devices?

New systems can raise the efficiency of SIM ordering, activation and marketing, putting more cards in the supply chain yet controlling costs

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Welcome to the decade of M2M: the challenges facing operators

We hear that M2M connections are destined for exponential growth over the next few years but thoughts vary on exact numbers. So while M2M evolution is looking pretty tough to predict, what we can predict

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Vodafone Case Studies: Real-world examples of putting these technologies to work

Vodafone foresees ‘trillions’ of connected devices and has provided machine-to-machine connectivity for its customers around the world

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‘There’s plenty of room at the bottom’ – Strategies for success in an M2M world

Richard Feynman, Nobel-Prize-winning physicist and all-round genius, gave a seminal paper back in 1959, There’s Plenty of Room at the Bottom, which is now widely seen as heralding the birth of nanotechnology.

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3G central to operators’ embedded mobile strategy

The GSMA has unveiled research that shows 3G embedded modules have a lower total cost of ownership (TCO) than modules based on 2G technology.

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