SIMalliance Members report shipments of 4.9bn SIMs in 2017, while estimated total available SIM market in 2017 increases 2.75% to 5.6bn units

Data reported by SIMalliance shows that the collective SIM shipments of its members in 2017, which represented approximately 88% of the global SIM market, equalled 4.9 billion units. SIMalliance confirms that over the same period, the estimated total available global market for SIM cards has grown by 2.75%, with units rising from 5.45 billion to

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Connected clothing to become $1 billion industry by 2020, according to Juniper Research

A new study from Juniper Research has found that the wearables market has begun to shift away from wrist-based devices such as smartwatches and fitness trackers, with other device categories forecast to grow much faster.

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Global video revenues hit $70bn in 2017, and are set for even higher growth, says Strategy Analytics

Online services such as Netflix and Amazon Prime Video have transformed the video business in recent years, but according to the latest research from Strategy Analytics, revenue increases will be even higher in the next four years than in the previous four years.

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PTC accelerates the global rollout of its subscription business in most markets

PTC’s new software licences for its core solutions and ThingWorx® Industrial Innovation Platform will be available globally only by subscription, effective January 1, 2019. There will only be six countries that are exceptions. The exceptions where PTC has not announced plans for a complete transition from perpetual licensing to subscription are China, India, Korea, Russia, Taiwan, and Turkey.

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Cradlepoint takes next step in software-driven elastic edge strategy with new subscription-based solution pricing

Cradlepoint, the provider in cloud-delivered 4G LTE network solutions that provide a pathway to 5G, announced a new subscription-based solution pricing model, the next step in its Elastic Edge™strategy for software-driven and cloud-delivered wireless wide-area networks (WANs).

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PTC focuses on next-generation licensing for the automotive industry

PTC, announced accelerated plans to help automotive companies convert their existing PTC software assets to subscription licenses, as well as develop next-generation vehicles using the ThingWorx® Industrial Innovation Platform as a product development/production platform.

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New software monetisation release focuses on growth, speed and agility for businesses moving to SaaS

Flexera has unveiled a new Software Monetisation module empowering software suppliers to strategically grow their software business. FlexNet Customer Growth helps software suppliers truly assess if their customers are getting value from their products and forecast renewals more accurately – all in a personalised, graphical dashboard.

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Smith Micro announces the launch of SafePath® Family platform with Sprint

Smith Micro Software, Inc., announced that Sprint has launched its SafePath® Family platform, marking the first deployment of Smith Micro’s industry-leading family location and parental controls platform by a U.S. wireless operator.

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Navitel Navigator update for iPhone and iPad

NAVITEL® released a new version of Navitel Navigator for iPhone and iPad. The updated application builds routes faster and displays route exit numbers on the screen of a mobile device. Navitel Navigator 9.9 comes with improved routing for trucks and advanced algorithm for route time calculation when crossing a state border.

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Gemalto is fully-certified by the GSMA for secure eSIM subscription management

Gemalto, a provider of digital security, claims that its On-Demand Connectivity Service has become the first in the world to demonstrate full compliance with the stringent security requirements of the GSMA‘s Security Accreditation Scheme for embedded SIM (eSIM) remote provisioning.

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Integrating IoT players with e-SIM

The telecom sector is one of the top spenders in IoT (Internet of Things) technology. Investment in the IoT sphere is gradually becoming the core strategy in the digital transformation journey of many telecom operators.

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US$50,000 to be won building apps to kickstart a ‘new era’ in Industrial IoT with GE Brilliant Hacks

The best manufacturers in the world rely on a skilled workforce, quality materials, optimal processes, and reliable machines. When any of these elements start to fail, they create delays, cost overruns, waste, and anxiety on the shop floor.

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UnaBiz aims to unleash billions of buttons with Sigfox Internet of Things network

Singapore-based IoT-dedicated network operator, UnaBiz has announced a simple pay-per-use smart button at Mobile World Congress.

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IoT costs will fall this year benefiting consumers in healthcare and utility sectors, says Taoglas CEO

Dermot O’Shea, joint CEO of antenna specialists Taoglas, is optimistic about several key aspects of the Internet of Things (IoT) in the year ahead.

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Chuango Security Technology signs a deal with Orange Business Services to enhance IoT experience and security

Chinese smart home and security company Chuango Security Technology Corp. has signed a deal with Orange Business Services to support its global business with SIM cards and mobile connectivity over the next three years.

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The Internet of Things: riding the wave of data

The Internet of Things (IoT) will number between 20 and 50 billion interconnected devices by 2020. While open to debate, the amount of data that will be generated is predicted to be trillions of gigabytes.

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