“Smart cities are cities that utilise the Internet and Digital Technology to enhance the quality of life, performance of services and reduce costs by optimising energy consumption. The focus is on creating a framework with good connectivity and access to real time information for setting up an efficient management system that establishes a relationship between citizens, service providers [...]
We are living increasingly connected lives, with almost half of the world’s population, in addition to several billion ‘things’, reliant upon online networks. As Stepan Chernovetskyi, president of Chernovetskyi Investment Group says, the latter contribute to the ever expanding Internet of Things (IoT), which now includes regular household items.
As we reported on August 2 (US senators planning bill to ‘secure’ the Internet of Things but users are a weak link, say experts), US senators are demanding tougher security for the Internet of Things (IoT). Draft legislation called the IoT Cybersecurity Improvement Act, will mean that smart devices have to meet basic standards to be used by government departments.
London, UK. October 24, 2012 – Inmarsat, a provider of global mobile satellite communications services, and its partner SkyWave Mobile Communications report that SkyWave has secured sales of 12,000 IsatData Pro M2M terminals in the year to date.
Newbury, Berkshire, UK. June 15, 2012 — Vodafone Global Enterprise, the business within Vodafone which manages the communications needs of its largest multinational customers, has become the first non-US mobile network service provider to be granted US Government supplier status under GSA Schedule 70.
RACO Wireless, a machine-to-machine (M2M) provider for T-Mobile USA, Inc., today announced that Apriva, a provider of end-to-end wireless transactions and secure information solutions, will utilise RACO Wireless to support Apriva’s Point of Sale (POS) customers that use 2G payment terminals.
London, UK. February 17, 2012 — Metro and bus workers from TMB, the main public transport operator in the metropolitan area of Barcelona, Spain are continuing with their plans to strike during Mobile World Congress (pictured) which is being held from February 27 to March 1, 2012.
Armonk, New York, USA: IBM (NYSE: IBM) has agreed to acquire privately held Q1 Labs, a Waltham, Massachusetts-based provider of security intelligence software. The move aims to accelerate IBM’s efforts to secure its clients’ enterprises more intelligently by applying analytics
Following our report (Sept 2, 2011) that IBM is to accelerate smart city data analytics with the acquisition of i2, comes a new report from Frost & Sullivan. According to their analysis, the next layer of M2M revenue opportunities
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