(BLOG) June 12, 2013 — I’ve talked for some time about the need for maturity and simplification in the M2M market (Comment, M2M Now magazine June-July 2012) and at last there are signs that this is coming. Hacks like me look for headlines, but there are better signs, says M2M Now’s editor, Jeremy Cowan.
Canada, UK and USA – Sierra Wireless has introduced the first in the AirPrime AR7 series of automotive-grade modules for LTE networks, while engineers at CSR plc have combined audio and connectivity to drive new auto applications. Now new Yankee Group analysis shows the popularity of connected cars.
Vodafone today announced disappointing figures for its year ending March 31, 2013. Group revenue was down by 4.2% to £44.4 billion (€52.2bn) and full year organic service revenue declined -1.9%* (Q4 -4.2%*).
Newbury, UK – Vodafone has announced that Mahindra Reva Electric Vehicles, part of the US$15.9 billion Mahindra Group, has powered its recently launched e2o electric vehicle with Vodafone’s M2M communication services.
Copenhagen, Denmark – Globe Tracker International (GTI), a leader in data sharing, data analytics and asset tracking and monitoring, has announced that Vodafone is providing M2M communications via its Global SIM services to GTI’s Smart Autonomous Asset Solution.
Reading, UK. April 4, 2013 – Machina Research today announced the results of its annual M2M Communications Service Provider Benchmarking Study. For the second year running, Vodafone was crowned the CSP best placed to take advantage of the global M2M opportunity.
Vodafone and Towers Watson, the global professional services company, are moving forward with a strategic alliance to fast-track the development and introduction of telematics usage-based insurance offerings for motor insurance companies operating outside of North America
Mobile World Congress, Barcelona, Spain. February 26, 2013: A new M2M terminal, The Vodafone MachineLink 3G, has been officially launched by the giant mobile network operator. Vodafone has also announced the sale of 50,000 M2M cards to ThyssenKrupp.
Digi International‘s newly announced incorporation of carrier subscription management capabilities into the iDigi® Device Cloud™ means that organisations can now create M2M applications, manage remote devices and oversee wireless subscriptions from one interface.
Newbury, Berkshire, UK. November 13, 2012 — Vodafone has announced a loss of £1,886 million (€2,358 million) for the six months ended 30 September, 2012, as total revenues fell 7.4% on H1, 2011. But the CEO reported that M2M revenues continued to show ‘strong’ growth.
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