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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There are some choices in life you HAVE to get right!

You don’t choose a life partner for their hair colour You don’t choose a home because it has nice curtains You don’t choose a Business Platform for its logo

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The 300 largest cellular IoT deployments together account for 156.0m units, says Berg Insight

Berg Insight presents for the first time a unique database covering the 300 largest cellular IoT deployments identified as part of the company’s world-class IoT market research activities since 2004.

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Telenor Connexion launches ARTS data analytics tool for actionable IoT insights

Telenor Connexion has announced the expansion of its IoT solutions offering with the release of its new Big Data Analytics tool: ARTS (Advanced Real-time troubleshooting ToolSet).

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Future of Wireless International Conference

Event date: 21-22 June 2016 IET London: Savoy place Future of Wireless International Conference

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How to select the optimum service type for the smart home

One of the most daunting tasks for any platform or device vendor in the smart home market is identifying which type of company offers the best opportunity for long-term success – security providers, multiple service operators (MSOs), smart home specialists, do-it-yourself (DIY) smart-home systems or utilities.

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8th Future of Wireless International Conference focuses on boardroom impact of connected world

Now in its 8th year, the 2016 Future of Wireless International Conference will turn its attention to the boardroom and explore how industry leaders are planning to transform and build new business models to harness a world with ubiquitous wireless.

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Smart grid IT software and services market to total US$142bn from 2014 to 2024, says Navigant

A recent report from Navigant Research provides a comprehensive overview of the global market for utility smart grid information technology (IT) systems, including global market forecasts for utility smart grid IT software and services through 2024.

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Revolutionise the modern utilities infrastructure with a dose of analytics

(Blog): Humans are often reluctant to take the steps they need to improve their lives. When our tooth aches we put off the dentist, hoping the pain will subside by itself. We struggle to change our fitness or eating habits even though we know they have lifelong benefits, says Oracle‘s Mike Ballard.

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Utility business and organisational challenges in focus at 25th annual Distributech conference

Blog: February 19, 2015 — The 25th annual Distributech conference, held earlier this month in San Diego, USA, brought together technology vendors and the utilities they serve to review new technologies available in the utilities industry. Jacob Pereira of analysts IHS reports.

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Utilities must transform their business from technology-driven to customer-centric

Smart grids require smarter, more sophisticated billing systems. Many power utility companies struggle with an antiquated metering estate that makes it hard to introduce new kinds of dynamic pricing and realtime charging. To find out more about these issues, and how a centralised billing system can help to address them, Principal Analyst at Machina Research, Jeremy Green spoke to Wolfgang Kroh (pictured), CEO of Orga Systems, a software vendor bringing its expertise in telecoms convergent

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Utilities focused subsystem data monitoring and distribution software launched by Maxim Integrated Products

Utilities and infrastructure providers can now simultaneously and accurately measure distributed power grid data with Petaluma (MAXREFDES30#), a subsystem reference design from Maxim Integrated Products, Inc.

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Smart In-Home Displays for utilities will save Britain £6bn in three years, says BEAMA report

New research predicts savings of more than £6 billion (€7.3 billion) by UK households on their gas and electricity bills just by using In-Home Displays. These IHDs are being offered to consumers as part of the UK’s national smart meter roll-out.

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Sun Capital Partners affiliate to buy advanced meter infrastructure provider Aclara Technologies

Sun Capital Partners, Inc. has announced that one of its affiliates has agreed to acquire Aclara Technologies LLC from ESCO Technologies Inc. (NYSE: ESE). Terms of the deal have not been disclosed. The north American Advanced Meter Infrastructure solutions provider will become an independent business.

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Utility industry white paper published on customer communication and multi-channel payment

Paderborn, Germany — A new utility industry white paper entitled, How to evolve smart grid roll-outs into a smart customer experience is available for download. The white paper is published by Orga Systems, a software vendor for real-time charging and billing solutions with an international customer base in telecoms, utilities and machine-to-machine (M2M) markets.

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M2M World Alliance delivers ‘first multi-operator global solution’

The M2M World Alliance, which is comprised of Etisalat, KPN, NTT DOCOMO, Rogers, SingTel, Telefonica, Telstra and VimpelCom, has officially unveiled its solution which aims to simplify and promote the adoption of machine-to-machine (M2M) communications worldwide.

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