Security will be the bedrock for my next gen HAN

I had an interesting conversation about the future of Home Area Networks (HANs) today with INSIDE Secure, a privately-owned company based in beautiful Aix-en-Provence, France. As one who lives near Basingstoke, I can only imagine what that must be like. But, I digress.

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Cable & Wireless and IBM collaborate on UK smart meter programme

IBM and Cable & Wireless Worldwide are collaborating to support the UK’s smart meter implementation programme, which aims to rollout more than 50 million smart meters in the UK.

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Analysts positive on Vodafone UK, strong in M2M services

March 21, 2011: A leading firm of analysts have taken a positive stance on Vodafone’s UK operations. And in their assessment Current Analysis have emphasised Vodafone UK’s provision of M2M (machine-to-machine) services as a key strength.

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M2M module ready for 2G non-availability

To future-proof data transmission devices against non-availability of the 2G network, Telit is launching the HE863 fully equipped HSPA M2M module with embedded GPS receiver and 22 GPIOs (general purpose IO) in a ball grid array (BGA) form factor.

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Home energy management systems to take off in 2014

Shipments of home energy management systems (HEMS) are expected to accelerate rapidly from 2014, according ABI Research.

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O2 to aid smart meter roll-out in UK

Mobile operator O2 has signed a multi-million pound contract with UK smart meter operations service provider G4S Utility Services to simplify the remote management and monitoring of the company’s national smart meter network.

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EDMI and Sierra Wireless land award at MWC

EDMI and Sierra Wireless were awarded the GSMA Global Mobile Award for Best Mobile Innovation for Utilities at the 2011 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

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Machines account for 2.0% of mobile network connections worldwide, says Berg Insight

A new research report from Gothenburg, Sweden-based analyst firm Berg Insight, says that 2.0% of mobile network connections worldwide were used for wireless machine-to-machine communication at the end of 2010.

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M2M: The Future is Now with Smart Energy Technology

Smart cars, smart homes, smart grids – the world is getting serious about energy conservation and environmental protection,

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GSMA initiative to look into embedded SIMs

As part of an initiative announced in November 2010, the GSMA has formed a task force of mobile operators to explore the development of an embedded SIM

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Will 2011 be the year that the smart grid flourishes? The Network Operators View

It is an exciting time to be involved in smart grid, says Amy Cooke, Strategic Business Development Director at Cable&Wireless Worldwide. At the time of writing, there are a number of positive stories on the subject:

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