SIMalliance members report shipments of 4.9bn SIMs in 2017, while estimated SIM market increases to 5.6bn units

Data reported by SIMalliance shows that the collective SIM shipments of its members in 2017, which represented approximately 88% of the global SIM market, equalled 4.9 billion units. SIMalliance confirms that over the same period, the estimated total available global market for SIM cards has grown by 2.75%, with units rising from 5.45 billion to

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Automotive telematics systems revenues to reach $6.7 billion globally in 2023, nearly tripled from 2016, says IHS Markit

Global revenue from automotive telematics systems will grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of nearly 17% to more than $6.7 billion by the end of 2023, according to new research from business information provider IHS Markit.

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u-blox delivers new series of secure LTE advanced automotive telematics modules

u‑blox, a global provider of wireless and positioning modules and chips, has announced the TOBY-L4 series of Automotive Grade telematics modules. The series integrates LTE, UMTS and GSM connectivity with a powerful embedded processor, enabling a wide range of applications on a single device.

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IoT Connectivity: The game-changer for transportation

Wireless connectivity has become a great enabler in defined stationary locations like business parks and warehouses. But, what about the industries and services that are constantly on the go?

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Seven areas for regulators and policy makers to consider

The potential for IoT to have a positive economic, societal, and environmental impact worldwide is substantial, but its development also raises new questions to be addressed by regulators and policy makers.

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Qualcomm enhances location platform for IoT, automotive and telematics through Galileo satellites

Qualcomm Inc. has announced that its subsidiary, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., is supporting the European Galileo Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) broadly in its product portfolios.

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Consumers willing to pay extra for in-car technologies, Accenture research reveals

Drivers would opt to pay up to an additional 10% of a new car’s price to get the in-car technology that they want, according to a new survey conducted by Accenture.

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Wireless M2M & IoT Bible

Despite its low ARPU, the wireless M2M market has become a key focus of many mobile network operators as their traditional voice and data markets become saturated. Likewise, government and regulatory initiatives such as the EU initiatives to have a smart meter penetration level of 80% by 2020 and the mandatory inclusion of automotive safety

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Automotive OEM telematics services gain momentum

In July 2014, M2M research firm Berg Insight will publish its latest market research report on automotive OEM (original equipment manufacturer) telematics, which provides a global view on the use of connected car services offered by car manufacturers. As the firm says today in a sneak preview for M2M Now readers, the sector is gaining

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Gemalto receives two awards for advancing M2M technology across Europe

Gemalto, a world leader in digital security, has been honoured with two prestigious awards for enabling secure connectivity in a benchmark European eCall pilot programme that advances this important technology across the European Union (EU).

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Gemalto, Yokosuka Telecom Research Park, Fujitsu Ten and Ertico launch first eCall testing centre in Japan

Gemalto, a leader in digital security, announced its collaboration with Yokosuka Telecom Research Park, Inc., FUJITSU TEN, a developer of advanced safety systems, and ERTICO to launch Japan’s first eCall testing facility in order to help global automakers meet the European Union’s (EU) new emergency response standards

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In 2016 4.3 million small business and home alarm systems will be connected to European cellular networks

According to a new research report from the analyst firm Berg Insight, shipments of wireless M2M modules for security applications in EU27+2 is forecasted to grow from 2.9 million in 2011 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 47.1 percent to reach 20.0 million in 2016.

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Global cellular M2M connections growing to more than 325 million by 2016

IMS Research, now part of IHS, forecasts the market for cellular machine-to-machine (M2M) connectivity services to rise from approximately 107 million connections globally in 2011 to about 326 million connections by 2016.

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Telit introduces LTE module expanding automotive product line

Telit Wireless Solutions, a vendor of M2M modules and value-added services, has announced the introduction of the LE920 LTE module for European and North American OEM Automotive and aftermarket segments.

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China's 'local', Europe's slow, and US users unhappy — Challenges for the future of fleet telematics, part II

BLOG — In the second of a two-part article Jan Stojaspal reports* on the growth of the fleet telematics market in Asia, Europe and the US.

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Will eCall drive rapid market growth in automotive M2M communications?

Wellingborough, UK. September 6, 2012 — IMS Research, recently acquired by IHS Inc., forecasts that unit sales of connected vehicles in Western Europe will grow to 15 million units by 2019. This equates to a fitment rate in new vehicles of more than 95%. So says a new IMS report on the automotive telematics market.

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