Connecting global friends and families with the Good Night Lamp

Working with Good Night Lamp, Eseye are helping to connect friends and families around the world.

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The trade-offs of HCE on mobile payment security

The recent inclusion of host card emulation, known as HCE, into Android 4.4 KitKat last year opened up the possibility of performing mobile NFC payments without using a hardware secure element. But while HCE may potentially remove some of the complexity of SIM secure element NFC payments, this is only part of the story.

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IoT platform market drivers

M2M platform suppliers are increasingly looking to the cloud to extend their products’ reach and improve the operations of their customers as they move to the Internet of Things. The cloud, along with evolving standards and trends covered here, is set to dominate the market, reports freelance technology writer, Antony Savvas.

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Time for a fresh look at IoT connectivity

Jim Dunlap, CEO of Cycle30, tells Robin Duke-Woolley of Beecham Research that Internet of Things (IoT) service providers are overlooking significant business opportunities if they confine themselves to mobile cellular connections.

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Orange’s Mobistar M2M connections surpass 1mn, make up 20% of total SIMs

Mobistar, a subsidiary of Orange at the recent M2M event in Brussels, has announced that it has already connected more than 1 million M2M machines or objects – ranging from vending machines to vehicles. 55% of its M2M SIM cards are installed on machines within Belgium while the remaining are installed on machines operated across the

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Telenor Connexion joins M2M World Alliance

The M2M World Alliance has announced a new member, Telenor Connexion, to its operator coalition. The M2M World Alliance is  partnership of telecommunications providers committed to bringing technology to market that will simplify the process of global M2M deployments. Telenor Connexion is enabler of connected business solutions, with more than 15 years of experience in

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Telenor Connexion and Bluefish Technologies announce joint solution for safeguarding networks

In order to meet the huge growth of IoT devices and IoT solutions springing up every day, Telenor Connexion and Bluefish Technologies have developed a SIM-based Network Safeguard Solution.

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Mobile payment focus is back to NFC rather than cloud-based solution

In February 2014 during the Mobile World Congress event, Visa and Mastercard announced that the both firms will support Host Card Emulation (HCE) initiative in order to help the take up of NFC services. PayPal entering the physical payment world with a wallet and Apple’s new iPhone 6 supporting NFC features with the Apple Pay

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Maingate launches new Connect Flex service to help customers avoid MNO lock-in

All cellular-based M2M requires the participation of a mobile network operator (MNO). The MNO provides the connectivity as well as the SIM card and hence owns and controls the SIM card, which is the key to the M2M connectivity.

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Tele2 and Cubic Telecom announce M2M partnership

Tele2 AB , and Cubic Telecom, has announced that they are entering a strategic partnership to provide global M2M/IoT solutions to companies in the PC OEM and automotive space.

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Truphone mobile network technology patent granted across Europe

Truphone, has announced that it has been awarded a patent for one of its core network technologies by the European Patent Office. The patent for ‘International Mobile Subscriber Identity (IMSI) Broker’ is the latest in a long line of mobile innovations developed by Truphone. These breakthroughs include the Truphone SIM and the Parachute Box –

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Deal done for GE’s Predix software platform to be offered on Verizon M2M network

General Electric and Verizon have announced a partnership that will see the companies combine their machine-to-machine (M2M) know-how with the goal of creating a secure, wireless connectivity system for industrial internet applications.

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New Sierra Wireless solution bundle delivers 4G LTE connectivity for retailers and branch locations in major european markets

Sierra Wireless, has announced the launch of AirLink® Enterprise Connect, a first-of-its-kind bundled solution for retail and branch locations in the United Kingdom, France, and Germany. AirLink Enterprise Connect provides everything an IT manager needs to get a branch location online and connected in minutes, facilitating mission-critical activities such as payment processing and inventory management.

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AT&T launches enhanced Global SIM designed to meet GSMA specifications for M2M and connected device manufacturers

AT&T is using the power of the tiny Global SIM card to help global companies do more. Multi-national companies can wirelessly connect, manage and support connected and M2M devices around the world using an enhanced, single SIM solution from AT&T Mobility that meets the GSMA specifications for multi-profile SIMs.

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RacoWireless and Inmarsat creating a global M2M service through satellite

An interview with John Horn of RacoWireless and Joel Schroeder of Inmarsat by Saverio Romeo, principal analyst at Beecham Research.

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David & Goliath – makers aren’t concerned with waiting around for approvals

When I started writing about M2M a few years ago I liked the fact that there were no Goliaths — no 800 lb. gorillas — nobody dominated the market and determined its future. Instead it was populated by relatively small vendors that were generating a plethora of innovative applications. After a while I could see

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