Drivers want better car safety, smarter navigation and lower cost insurance, says new Telefónica report

London, UK — In the second of its annual Connected Car Industry reports, network operator Telefónica has explored the attitudes of 5,000 drivers towards car connectivity, adding insights from industry experts. The report shows that consumer awareness globally of connected car products and services is now high enough to influence purchasing decisions.

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Telefónica partners with JCDecaux for urban M2M services and connects Tesla EVs across Europe

Paris, France & London, UK — Telefónica is partnering with JCDecaux, a leader  in outdoor communications and self-service bicycles, for the development of a new range of smart machine-to-machine (M2M) based solutions for urban environments. The operator has also announced a deal with electric vehicle (EV) manufacturer, Tesla to provide M2M connectivity for the Tesla Model S in

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Telefónica strikes first M2M insurance telematics deal in Germany

London UK – Telefónica has announced that its German subsidiary has signed a deal with Sparkassen DirektVersicherung to bring the first insurance telematics product to Germany starting this month. The product will offer significant security services and the potential for consumers to save money on their car insurance. It will also encourage safer driving, while at

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Telefónica launches global M2M module certification to help customers launch products quickly and efficiently

Telefónica has launched its Global M2M Module Certification Programme. The global mobile network operator has enrolled “best in class machine-to-machine (M2M) cellular module vendors” and is collaborating with them to certify their M2M products.

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M2M Contract Hot List – October 2013

(West Malling, UK. September 12, 2013) — The latest Contract Hot List has now been published online. M2M Now‘s unique service lists all the key M2M contracts and deployments recently announced worldwide. It’s free to be included in The Contract Hot List, and you will find a free-to-access archive of past Hot Lists here, too.

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Smart home vision critical to selling benefits of smart meters, according to report by O2

A new report by O2, the commercial brand of Telefónica UK, has revealed that the concept of a smart home, where consumers can remotely manage their home appliances such as lights, heating, oven, TV and more, will be crucial to selling the benefits of smart meters to consumers.

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RACO Wireless adds new service agreements with Sprint and Telefonica, others imminent

Mobile World Congress, Barcelona, Spain. February 26, 2013 — RACO Wireless, today announced that it has reached an agreement with Sprint that will allow RACO’s customers access to Sprint’s nationwide CDMA and LTE networks.

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Generali and Telefónica launch M2M-enabled usage-based motor insurance policy in Spain

London, UK. February 6, 2013.- Generali Seguros and Telefónica have launched ‘Pago como conduzco’ in Spain, a motor insurance policy that calculates the premium according to driving habits.

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M2M Contract Hot List – January 2013

Contract Hot List – January 2013

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Generali Seguros and Telefónica agree the development of a new automobile insurance

The two companies have announced the start-up of an exclusive pilot programme for Spain in which machine-to-machine (M2M) technology will help users to drive responsibly and allow them to save on their car insurance according to their habits at the wheel.

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Telefónica and Arduino launch M2M connected device with remote management to assist IoT

Berlin, Germany. August 24, 2012.- Arduino and global network operator Telefónica are presenting a new version of the Arduino GSM/GPRS Shield project at the Campus Party in Berlin. The project has added a GPRS/GSM connection to a free hardware motherboard, creating a low-cost device connected through Telefónica’s M2M technology

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O2 UK's major network outage is put down to HLR systems failure – Were you affected?

UK. July 17, 2012 — A serious failure in the O2 UK mobile network last week is being ascribed to a failure of a Home Location Register (HLR) software system. As reported on our sister site, VanillaPlus.com, the wholly-owned Telefonica subsidiary, which trades in the UK under the O2 brand, lost service to a large

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Global group of 7 network operators agree to co-operate in M2M

Amsterdam, The Hague, Madrid, Melbourne, Singapore, Tokyo, Toronto. July 10, 2012 — Seven tier one mobile and fixed line operators – KPN, NTT DOCOMO, Rogers, SingTel, Telefónica, Telstra and Vimpelcom – have formed an alliance to collaborate on their M2M businesses.

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Discover Telefónica’s M2M solutions

Machine-to-machine (M2M) communication is the technology that establishes intelligent communication between things…

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Mobile operator data shows steady M2M subscriber growth in Q1 2012, says Berg Insight

Gothenburg, Sweden. May 25, 2012 – New market data from Berg Insight shows a sustained strong momentum for wireless M2M communication in the first quarter of 2012. According to figures disclosed by leading global mobile operators, the number of machines using cellular communication continues to grow at a high rate

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Wyless completes ClearConnex acquisition and announces key management changes

Lawrence, Massachusetts, USA. April 26, 2012 — Wyless Inc. has announced some key additions and changes to its senior management team this week, and completed the acquisition of a majority stake in ClearConnex, an engineering firm based in Raleigh, North Carolina.

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