JT expands globally through partnership with Danish Internet of Things software firm NeoConsult

JT, a full-service Tier-1 global consumer and business enterprise provider, has partnered with Internet of Things (IoT) provider NeoConsult.

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SIM-ple assumptions that can thwart IoT success

If there was any doubt over the pervasiveness of IoT then look no further than digital security expert Gemalto’s IoT Outlook 2016, and the stand out revelation that the market will account for some 50% of business revenue by 2020.

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VimpelCom and Cisco Jasper partner to help enterprises implement, manage and monetise IoT services

Cisco and VimpelCom Group, a global provider of telecommunications and digital services headquartered in Amsterdam and serving over 200 million customers, announced that VimpelCom has selected Cisco Jasper to be the Smart Connectivity management platform across its network operator properties globally.

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Vodafone connects new Skoda Kodiaq

Vodafone is providing the integrated connectivity for the new Skoda Kodiaq car, launched last week. A specialised SIM card keeps the vehicle connected to the Vodafone network and allows the Skoda Connect service to provide the driver with a range of information

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Waning enthusiasm for full-touch smartwatches to be offset by smart analogue watches

CCS Insight’s latest global forecast for smart wearable devices confirms the continued momentum of wrist-worn technology.

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TIM and Samsung launch the first smartwatch in Italy with integrated eSIM

TIM and Samsung, in collaboration with Gemalto, launched the first smartwatch in Italy with an integrated embedded SIM (eSIM), representing the evolution of the SIM Card and mobile devices.

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Californian farmer cuts water consumption 75% by monitoring avocado trees’ needs

It takes 74 gallons of water to produce one pound of avocados and drought-stricken California produces 95% of avocados grown in the United States. Nearly all are grown in Southern California, in a five-county region that straddles the coast from San Luis Obispo to San Diego.

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Aeris and LORENTZ collaborate to reduce global deployment for solar-powered water-pumping

Aeris, has announced it has integrated its Aeris IoT Solutions platform with LORENTZ, a provider of solar powered water pumping solutions.

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Vodafone’s M2M deal with GM brings out the importance of multinational coverage

General Motors (GM) announced on 22 February 2016 that it is using Vodafone’s network for its GM OnStar connected car services in Europe.

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Securing the LPWA environment – a step into the unknown?

The arrival of any new communications technology on the scene always poses a conundrum: while it might bring promise improvements in any number of areas, it might also introduce our industry – and our users and customers – to an entirely new set of security vulnerabilities. Recent history shows that, in many cases, appropriate security

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Webinar: The emergence of IoT specific SIMs and networks

Event date: March 1, 2016 webinar online Learn why customers are moving away from traditional roaming SIMs and networks in favour of services designed specifically for the needs of connected products and services.

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Spirent and Oasis partner as they aim to accelerate IoT connected devices

Spirent Communications plc, a provider of device intelligence solutions, and Oasis Smart SIM, a global Universal Subscriber Identity Module (USIM) connectivity and management provider, have announced a strategic partnership.

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The inexorable rise of M2M roaming

An evaluation jointly carried out by Starhome Mach and Machina Research has concluded that mobile network operators need to pay more attention to the impact of M2M roaming on their networks as M2M’s share of roaming doubled in the last 12 months.

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Audi partners with Cubic Telecom to deliver connected vehicles with infotainment and Wi-Fi across Europe

Cubic Telecom and Audi have announced a partnership to bring Audi’s connected car infotainment services to drivers across Europe. The partnership will deliver robust, low-cost connectivity for more than a million Audi drivers across Europe, becoming the largest-scale rollout within Cubic Telecom’s machine-to-machine (M2M) connectivity initiatives.

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Alpha Micro adds u-blox 4G LTE Cat4 wireless modules to line-card

Alpha Micro has announced the availability of the TOBY-L201 4G LTE high speed WCDMA wireless module from u-blox. Capable of providing 150 Mbps download speeds when using a 4G LTE connection, the module has a 3G fall-back capability and is pre-certified for use on AT&T and Verizon Networks.

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M2M SIM card tax break for M2M services dramatically boosts IoT adoption rate

Less than a year after the Brazilian government introduced an 80% reduction in M2M SIM activation and operation taxes for M2M-only devices, a dramatic boost in implementation is apparent according to a new research note from TechPolis.

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