Smart watch market evolves as tech vendors help OEMs grab a piece of the ‘wearable’ action

Mobile World Congress, Barcelona, Spain. March 2, 2015 — Delegates at #MWC15 are being saturated with messages about wearable tech, not least smart watches. This year however, says Jeremy Cowan, there’s a genuine effort to address the challenges they face, such as poor design, limited functionality, battery life, and high cost.

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Huawei says cellular IoT is key to mobile operators’ next five years as it unveils a ‘4.5G’ solution

London, UK — At its pre-Mobile World Congress briefing yesterday for analysts and media, China’s Huawei outlined its new 4.5G strategy and supporting technologies. As Jeremy Cowan reports, the vendor identified cellular IoT (CIoT) as a major way for mobile operators to build new revenues on existing networks.

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UK’s 300-strong HyperCat consortium bids for ‘unlikely’ lead in global race to build smart cities

House of Lords, London, UK — The UK has launched a smart city initiative designed to give Britain a lead in the global smart cities race. The #HyperCatCity programme’s collaborative approach and open standards aim to make it faster and easier for developers to deliver smart city solutions that improve the lives of citizens. 

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CSR’s $2.5bn sale to Qualcomm follows Huawei’s grab for Neul, adds to list of IoT value investments

Qualcomm Inc today announced that it has reached agreement with the UK’s second largest chip designer, CSR plc on the terms of a recommended cash acquisition. As Jeremy Cowan reports, this follows last month’s sale of Neul to Huawei for US$25 million and other recent IoT investments where companies are looking for distressed assets or

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Huawei joins HomeGrid Forum as contributor member

Beaverton, Oregon, USA , 4 December, 2013 – Huawei, one the world’s leading ICT providers, has joined the HomeGrid Forum. As a contributor member, the company can participate in HomeGrid’s various working groups over a wide range of activities – from standards work, compliance and interoperability, to marketing and events.

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Numerex and Huawei, Kore and EE all unveil new M2M service partnerships at CTIA 2013

CTIA, Las Vegas, NV, USA — Numerex Corp, a provider of on-demand and interactive M2M enterprise solutions, and Huawei, a global ICT solutions provider, have formed a global alliance. Meanwhile, wireless M2M services provider, KORE is partnering with UK-based network operator, EE to extend KORE Global Connect™ services into Europe, the Middle and East Africa (EMEA).

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Ovum sees a US$1.5bn opportunity for PON vendors from China’s smart grids

The deployment of smart grids based on PON fiber communications will provide a US$1.5–$2bn opportunity to FTTx PON component and equipment vendors, according to global analyst firm Ovum

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Sierra Wireless and Cinterion outpace Chinese firms in M2M embedded cellular module market

The latest ABI Research M2M competitive assessment evaluated that Chinese module vendors rank 6 and 7 in a market where module pricing is expected to fall as much as 18% year-over-year through 2015.

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If Huawei launches European M2M business it will be a challenge for Cinterion, Sierra, Telit, says Machina

Shenzhen, China and London, UK — Although Huawei has yet to formally announce it, reports from Shenzhen suggest that the giant China-based telecommunications equipment provider is about to launch itself into Europe’s M2M market.

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Cinterion leads M2M module market by volume but Sierra Wireless is tops for revenue, says ABI Research

Scottsdale, Arizona, USA — ABI Research has published new market share rankings for M2M cellular embedded module vendors. These assess their performance in 2011 for total unit shipment volume as well as for total M2M revenue, including modules, terminals, software, and services.

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M2M Now appoints Larsson and Bufalino to its Editorial Advisory Board

M2M Now continues to strengthen its unrivalled Editorial Advisory Board, this time with the addition of two well-known M2M industry figures, Gwenn Larsson, Telenor Connexion’s Head of Marketing and Partner Management, and Alexander Bufalino, Chief Marketing Officer at Telit Wireless Solutions.

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Turkcell, Huawei and NXP combine to launch Turkey’s first NFC-enabled smartphone

Istanbul, Turkey – Turkcell (NYSE: TKC, ISE: TCELL) working with NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ: NXPI) have selected the PN544 Near Field Communication (NFC) radio chip for Turkcell’s new T20 smartphone.

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M2M deals could lead to lower module prices

WCDMA module shipments will grow from less than four million last year to more than 62 million in 2016, according to a forecast from ABI Research.

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