The number of smart homes in Europe and North America tops 17.9 million in 2015

According to a new research report from Berg Insight, the number smart homes in Europe and North America reached 17.9 million in 2015.

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Ericsson announces an emergency wallet to support humanitarian responses to disasters

Ericsson has committed to developing Ericsson Emergency Wallet, a mobile financial services solution, for deployment in the immediate aftermath of disaster or crises to support humanitarian organisations and affected populations.

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Advanced IT solutions driving global telecardiology market until 2020, says Technavio

The global telecardiology market is expected grow at a CAGR of over 17% during the period 2016-2020, according to Technavio’s latest report.

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GCI 2016 survey shows winners and losers as economies digitise to profit from broadband, IoT, cloud and big data

The US, Singapore and Sweden lead the way in digitising their economies. So says Huawei’s newly released 2016 Global Connectivity Index (GCI).

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Finnish telco Lounea picks Viva Labs smart home platform

Finnish telecom and ICT (information and communications technology) operator Lounea Oy has selected Viva Labs to power its move into the smart home market. Together they will provide Z-Wave-based plug-and-play solutions for comfort and security based on Viva’s AI platform for homes.

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oneM2M to host second interoperability event in South Korea in May

oneM2M, the global standards initiative for Machine-to-Machine (M2M) and the Internet of Things (IoT), announced that it will host its second interoperability event following the success of its inaugural test session last year.

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Are enterprises behind the curve?

Bell Labs have published an amazing book titled “The Future X Network”.  It’s not for the faint hearted, but if you want a hype-free, authoritative view on where we’re heading you should get it.

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Huawei unveils developer enablement plan and offers US$1bn to support developers

Huawei has used its first Huawei Developers Congress (HDC) to announce its open ICT developer ecosystem strategy and a Development Enabler Plan which will make up to US$1 billion available to support developers.

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Utilities, healthcare, transportation and manufacturing most lucrative markets, says Frost

Information & Communications Technologies (ICT) investment across vertical markets will outpace Europe’s average gross domestic product (GDP) growth in the forthcoming years. Compared to the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development’s nominal GDP forecast of 2.2% for the 2014-2016 period, total ICT spending by industries in the region is expected to increase at a much

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Brighter selects Ericsson DCP as global connectivity management platform for m-health solutions

Brighter, has selected the Device Connection Platform (DCP) from Ericsson as its global connectivity management platform for m-health solutions.

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Information and communication technologies uptake in global smart plants market Shifts to high gear

Information and communication technology (ICT) deployments in manufacturing industries are currently limited to the sporadic use of machine to machine (M2M) communications and cloud solutions.

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Ericsson and SK Holdings to jointly develop IoT platforms for globally specialised services

Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) and SK Holdings C&C, headquartered in Seoul, South Korea, have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to develop a global collaborative ICT ecosystem.

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MTN and ZTE Launch Machine-to-Machine/Internet of Things Platform

ZTE Corporation, a provider of telecommunications, enterprise and consumer technology products for mobile internet, has jointly launched an Internet of Things (IoT) platform in Africa with ICT provider, MTN Group.

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Are smart homes cyber-security smart?

ENISA has published the Threat Landscape and Good Practice Guide for Smart Home and Converged Media, a contribution towards the achievement the EU Cyber Security Strategy objectives. The study aims to identify both the security risks and challenges as well as the countermeasures required for emerging technologies in smart homes, providing a specific and focused

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The rise of the machines – world’s first global standards for M2M deployment

The era of widespread deployment of machine-to-machine (M2M) technology and the foundation for the Internet of Things (IoT) advanced today when oneM2M, the global standards initiative for M2M and the IoT, issued its Release 1 global standards.

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Elisa launches new Internet of Things (IoT) service with ThingWorx® rapid application development platform

ThingWorx, a PTC®, has announced that Elisa, will deploy ThingWorx® platform technology to enable a new Elisa IoT service in Finland and Estonia.

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