Oz-based Hansen Tech snaps up Sigma to build create-sell-deliver software for telcos, media and high-tech firms

Global provider of catalogue-driven software, Sigma Systems, announced today that it is being acquired by Hansen Technologies for an undisclosed sum. Hansen is a specialist in billing, data management and customer care solutions for the energy, water, pay-TV, and telecommunications industries.

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Prysmian Technology Jiangsu Co. Ltd.’s operations start in China

Prysmian Group, provider of the energy and telecom cable systems industry, announced that its Chinese factory Prysmian Technology Jiangsu Co. Ltd. has successfully started operations after completing the acquisition of some assets from the former Shen Huan Cable Technologies.

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Enforta and Actility announce deployment of IoT network spanning the vastness of Russian Federation territory

Enforta, the Russian telecom operator owned by ER Telecom Holding, and Actility, the industry provider in Low Power Wide Area (LPWA) networks announced that they have begun a collaboration to deploy a LoRaWAN wireless network delivering IoT services across Russia.

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Shares fall 20% at Ericsson following profit warning and news it is cutting 3,000 jobs in Sweden

The bad news keeps piling up for Ericsson. Last week the Sweden-based giant reported that it intends to cut its 16,000 Swedish workforce by 3,000 positions in production, research & development (R&D), as well as sales and administration. Yesterday the Sweden-based company gave an interim report that sales fell 14% in Q3.

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Automotive and telecom industries announce the creation of Europe’s first Automotive-Telecom Alliance

At a Round Table on Connected and Automated Driving initiated and chaired by Günther H. Oettinger, European Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society, the automotive and telecom industries have formally announced the creation of Europe’s first Automotive-Telecom Alliance.

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Brighter teams up with Sanmina to manufacture connected diabetes monitoring device

Brighter announced a partnership with Sanmina to produce the first generation of Actiste®, a connected diabetes device that allows users to monitor blood sugar, inject insulin and log blood sugar levels and insulin doses in a single device.

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SIGFOX and Omantel join forces to roll out dedicated IoT network in Sultanate of Oman

SIGFOX, a provider of a dedicated communications service for the Internet of Things (IoT), and Omantel, a provider of integrated telecommunication services, has announced plans to deploy SIGFOX’s IoT network in the Sultanate.

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Teleena names Kim Bybjerg as Board member

Teleena has announced that Kim Bybjerg, one of the providers of the Internet of Things in Europe, will join its Board of non-executive directors.

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Huawei aims to accelerate digital transformation for promoting IoT

Global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, Huawei opened its 13th Global Analyst Summit in Shenzhen today. The event brings together more than 500 analysts, journalists and business leaders from the telecom, internet, finance, and other industries.

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Iran Telecom Innovations’ 17th edition in Tehran will reflect the country’s growing CIT market

Sanctions lifted the Iranian CIT market will be liberalised and thus offers tremendously growing chances for business. The ongoing digitalisation will change all walks of life in Iran as well as the way of doing business which is again a strong motor for growth.

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Ovum sees a US$1.5bn opportunity for PON vendors from China’s smart grids

The deployment of smart grids based on PON fiber communications will provide a US$1.5–$2bn opportunity to FTTx PON component and equipment vendors, according to global analyst firm Ovum

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GlobalPlatform streamlines security certification process for secure mobile applications

GlobalPlatform, the international organisation which standardises the management of applications on secure chip technology, has advanced its Composition Model, which streamlines the security evaluation of NFC contactless mobile applications.

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Sierra Wireless agrees to acquire Sagemcom M2M for €44.9m in cash

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. June 18, 2012 — Sierra Wireless today announced it has entered into an exclusivity agreement for the acquisition of Sagemcom’s machine-to-machine (M2M) business. Sierra Wireless has submitted a binding offer to acquire substantially all of the assets of the business for €44.9 million in cash

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FIME certifies that Qatar National Bank's NFC payments solution meets MasterCard PayPass specifications

Palaiseau, France – FIME, a global consulting and market integration tester for smart devices and secure chip-based applications, has certified Qatar National Bank’s contactless mobile payments system for compliance with MasterCard® PayPass™ specifications. The pilot project, which began roll-out in March this year, is Qatar’s first near field communication (NFC) payments initiative.

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M2M Challenges in the Utilities and Telecom Sectors

Electricity distributor EDP, mobile operator Optimus and WeDo Technologies consider the M2M challenges and opportunities in the utilities and telecom sectors.

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