Making the move towards tailored M2M connectivity services

As many mobile operators’ voice and text revenues continue to plummet, they’re keen to expand their share of the growing IoT market. However, their strategies vary significantly and, in some cases, go far beyond offering just connectivity services.

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Mobile network architecture redesign proposed by Core Network Dynamics to avoid IoT network overload

Mobile core network software start-up Core Network Dynamics (CND) announced a solution to the looming mobile network traffic overload problem expected to arise from the projected massive influx of IoT devices.

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Blue Telecom Consulting becomes Tele2 partner in IoT, provides its M2M Active Monitoring System

Blue Telecom Consulting (BlueTC®) is to provide its M2M Active Monitoring System to Tele2 Sverige AB (Tele2). The main interest of the operator of Swedish origin lies in the system’s ability to passively and actively monitor key performance indicators in its own or third party roaming networks.

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Sagemcom selects Sierra Wireless modules for smart meter deployment in the Netherlands

Sierra Wireless, announced that Sagemcom, a European communications equipment provider, has selected modules from Sierra Wireless for its smart meters to be deployed by Enexis in the Netherlands.

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CEVA-X processor architecture unifies control and DSP processing for machine-type communication

CEVA, Inc. provider licensor of signal processing IP for smarter, connected devices, introduced The NEW CEVA-X architecture framework, redefining performance and power efficiency for the processing of the control and data planes in baseband applications.

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Star gazing – 5 predictions for M2M & IoT trends in 2016

Alright so we’re a couple of weeks into 2016 so I think I’m still within the prediction grace period? If you haven’t already you can read my review of 2015 on our blog and see how my predictions from 2015 stacked up.

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Digi International launches industrial-grade LTE router for critical infrastructures markets

Digi International has introduced the Digi TransPort® WR31, a rugged, versatile enterprise LTE router built for critical applications operating in harsh environments. The WR31 features advanced security and monitoring and the intelligence to operate on nearly any 3G or 4G LTE network in the world.

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Gemalto Cat 1 LTE connectivity solution wins ‘Most Innovative Application’ award

Gemalto has won the Most Innovative LTE Application and Service Award for its Cinterion® Cat 1 LTE wireless module.

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Connectivity on the edge

There is a technological tsunami heading straight to the centre of the mobile telecoms world. IoT promises a deluge of connected “things”, from smart water meters and remote perimeter access control systems to traffic congestion monitors and the intelligent home.

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Wyless confirms it will support 2G connectivity via T-Mobile’s network to the end of 2020

Wyless will now support 2G connectivity via T-Mobile’s network through the end of 2020. This is an important announcement for Wyless’ 2G GSM customer base that can now operate without interruption while crafting a long-term migration plan to 4G LTE.

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It must be Xmas, the generations are all gathered and they’re fighting over the spectrum

It’s a bit of a flashpoint at this time. Tension mounts. All the generations and their products get together, they’re all excited and there are massive – possibly unrealistic – expectations. Having invited all these people to the party, the host suddenly starts panicking and wondering how they’re going to cater for them all. Everyone

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Prepare your business for the 2G/GSM network shutdown – Pt 2

So where do we go from here? There is no doubt about it, with development times in M2M/IoT ranging from 6-18 months for new solutions. M2M system vendors in some countries need to make a decision now on the next iteration of their solution.

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Prepare your business for the 2G/GSM network shutdown – Pt 1

The current state of 2G/GSM Networks As many of you are probably aware, cellular network operators around the world are planning to shut down their 2G networks to re-farm spectrum for more efficient 4G/LTE services.

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LTE’s flexible spectrum causes confusion

Cellular wireless has evolved from 2G through to 2.5G and on to 3G, but the technology employed in LTE is significantly different to those earlier generation networks and the result is a quantum jump in performance and efficiency.

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IoT application builders can’t rely on 2G or 3G availability after 2020, says Machina Research study

Machina Research has published a Strategy Report ‘2G and 3G switch off: a navigation guide for IoT’ looking at the emerging trend in mobile operators switching off 2G (and in future 3G) networks and the likely implications for Internet of Things (IoT) developers

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EE launches EE Connect, the UK’s first 4G-capable dedicated machine-to-machine service

EE has launched EE connect, the UK’s first 4G-capable dedicated Machine to Machine (M2M) service. EE Connect provides the foundation for businesses and public sector organisations to develop the connected products and services of the future on the UK’s best 4G, 3G and 2G network.

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