Customers starting to realise the importance of addressing support for IPv6, says Ovum

London, UK. June 6, 2012 — Today sees thousands of internet service providers (ISPs) and websites around the world permanently enable Internet Protocol version 6 for their products and services as part of the World IPv6 Launch, organised by the Internet Society.

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Verizon to expand into mHealth, cars and home automation as it buys Hughes Telematics for US$612m

New York and Atlanta, USA. June 1, 2012 – Verizon Communications Inc. and Hughes Telematics, Inc. today announced a definitive merger agreement under which Verizon will acquire Hughes Telematics, Inc. (HTI) for $12.00 per share in cash, or a total of $612 million. The transaction will expand Verizon’s capabilities in the automotive and fleet telematics

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Connected energy, fleet and industrial sectors are accelerating M2M growth, says Yankee Group report

By 2016, global cellular M2M connections will balloon to 313 million, says a Yankee Group analyst, as more enterprises and consumers realise business benefits and improved experiences from connected devices.

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American Roamer rebrands as Mosaik Solutions and partners with Europa Technologies for global coverage

Europa Technologies reaffirms the quality and accessibility of Mosaik Solutions’ worldwide network coverage catalogue, extending the reach of its capabilities through a new distribution channel. Additionally, Mosaik has integrated Europa’s Global Insight vector data product into Mosaik’s global base map found in CellMaps, Global Coverage Analyzer and MapELEMENTS

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Yankee Group report on M2M platforms calls for business model clarity

Boston, Massachusetts, USA — In a new report by Yankee Group entitled ‘M2M Platform Update: 2012 Brings Continued Consolidation’ machine-to-machine (M2M) communications sector analyst, John Keough (pictured) says that the M2M industry has begun 2012 with three announcements aligning pure platform companies with large M2M players, but many still need to clarify their business models.

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Verizon and Motorola connect mobile workers to business critical data

Verizon Enterprise Solutions and Motorola Solutions have announced the two companies will leverage each other’s expertise to help grow machine-to-machine (M2M) connections, and deliver vertical enterprise solutions with wireless data and voice.

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Green regulations drive M2M wireless network services market

The machine-to-machine (M2M) wireless network services market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 27 per cent from 2010 to 2014, according to a report by Technavio.

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White Paper: M2M – Connecting the devices

Operators including Vodafone, O2, Telefonica, Verizon, AT&T and Sprint are putting significant resources into developing M2M (Machine to Machine) business units.

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ILS joins NPhase One developer programme

ILS Technology has signed on to the NPhase One developer programme to bring integrated, value-added capabilities to enterprises planning to deploy M2M services on Verizon and Vodafone mobile networks.

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Operators must differentiate to succeed in M2M

Differentiation will be a priority as operators try to distinguish their different M2M strategies, according to a report from Current Analysis.

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