Berg Insight says Germany will decide the future of European smart metering in 2013

According to a new research report from the analyst firm Berg Insight, the smart metering market in Europe will deliver a strong performance in the coming five years. Until 2017, electricity distribution network operators and power suppliers will invest

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M2M communications one of only 3 ICT areas creating new VC investment opportunities, says Frost & Sullivan

London, UK. October 29, 2012 — A volatile global economy is making investors increasingly cautious and risk-averse about their portfolio investments. This is translating into a restraint for start-ups in ICT

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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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Installed base of European fleet management systems to reach 5.7m by 2016

According to a new research report from the analyst firm Berg Insight, the number of active fleet management systems deployed in commercial vehicle fleets in Europe was 2.5 million in Q4-2011.

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China Unicom and Telefonica partner with Telstra for embedded M2M SIMs

China Unicom, through cooperation with Telefónica, has proven a solution for remote management of embedded SIM subscriptions data based on the principles of the embedded SIM that is being developed by the GSMA.

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Why are European firms buying up North American smart grid companies?

IMS Research, recently acquired by IHS Inc. (NYSE:IHS), reports that the market for distribution automation and smart grid networking hardware in the Americas is anticipated to grow to nearly $1.7 billion in 2012.

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Sierra Wireless releases new AirPrime™ Q2698 embedded module

Sierra Wireless has announced a new addition to its AirPrime™ Q Series of embedded wireless modules. The Q2698 adds support for 3G HSPA+ on five frequency bands to the AirPrime Q Series, along with support for 2G GSM/GPRS/EDGE on four frequency bands.

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HARMAN and Sierra Wireless bring 4G/LTE broadband connections to the road

Karlsbad, Germany – HARMAN, the global audio and infotainment group (NYSE:HAR), is ready to begin road tests of an LTE module integrated into production-ready infotainment systems, as first reported at iot-now.com in January.

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High value water meter adoption helps sustain suppliers’ revenue growth

Austin, Texas, USA. November 3, 2011 – In the latest edition of IMS Research’s World Market for Water Meters – 2011, published this week, a rapid uptake is reported for static and advanced water metering technologies in key markets around the world.

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Etisalat and Telefónica announce the signing of a strategic multinational agreement

The two operators have jointly announced that they have signed a Strategic Partnership Agreement to enter into a broad-based cooperation. The partnership is designed to allow

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Telekom Austria to launch new M2M subsidiary

In a clear statement of intent, Telekom Austria has confirmed the founding of a new subsidiary – TA Group M2M GmbH.

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Vodafone to provide wireless access to Isabella Products across Europe

Isabella Products, a mobile Internet device and services company, today announced that it has selected Vodafone, to provide wireless connectivity to its range of mobile products and services in Europe. Under the exclusive two year deal,

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Massive growth forecast in security applications within European Cellular Networks in 2015

Massive growth in shipments of wireless M2M modules for security applications in EU27+2 is foreseen, if reports are to be believed. The projections point at growth from 2.4 million in 2010

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