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  • Cellular M2M forecasts: unlocking growth

    Cellular M2M connections forecast to reach 1 billion by 2020. GSMA Intelligence has recently published a comprehensive forecast of the global cellular M2M market, based on extensive conversations with industry players and an in-depth analysis of current and future trends. Our coverage of the M2M market focuses on cellular M2M connectivity and excludes computing devices in consumer electronics such...

  • The installed base of connected vending machines grew by 18 percent in 2014

    The global installed base of connected vending machines grew by 18.4 percent to 1.16 million units in 2014. Around 0.56 million of these machines have been installed in North America, whereas 0.15 million of the machines were located in Europe. The number of connected vending machines in other parts of the world was 0.45 million, mainly in Japan and Australia. Berg Insight forecasts that the numbe...

  • ORBCOMM and Komatsu Sign Renewed Services Agreement

    Extends 14-year relationship of delivering world-class heavy equipment telematics solutions. ORBCOMM Inc., a global provider of Machine-to-Machine (M2M) solutions, today announced that it has signed a multi-year services agreement with Komatsu to continue providing wireless data services for their heavy equipment telematics applications. The renewed agreement will build upon Komatsu’s long-time su...

  • Open Interconnect Consortium Forms Liaison with the Industrial Internet Consortium to Accelerate IoT Standards

    Both groups will work together to drive technical requirements for the Industrial Internet of Things. Today, the Open Interconnect Consortium (OIC) announced a strategic liaison agreement with the Industrial Internet Consortium® (IIC) to share information that will help streamline interoperability for the Internet of Things (IoT). This technical collaborative between the IoT consortiums will help...

  • OMA Members Demo Unique Enabling Technologies at Mobile World Congress

    See the Power of Open Standards in Wireless at the World’s Largest Industry Event. The Open Mobile Alliance (OMA) will showcase unique demonstrations from ten OMA member companies at this year’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Exhibiting in Hall 8.1, stand K52, members of the alliance will demonstrate how products and services enabled by standards developed at OMA have boosted their market suc...

  • Oasis Smart SIM and Flo. Data Join Forces to Provide a Comprehensive New Package of IoT Services

    Oasis Smart SIM and Flo. Data are partnering to bring to the fast-growing M2M/IoT market a full set of services including SIM and OS supply, full subscription management, and comprehensive real-time analysis of Big Data. Oasis Smart SIM, expert in subscriber acquisition and activation, and Flo. Data, a cloud-based IoT platform expert, are pleased to announce they are partnering to bring to the mar...

  • GCF launches consultation into role of device certification in M2M and IoT

    GCF, the Global Certification Forum, is consulting with stakeholders across industry to understand how device certification can contribute to the success of M2M and IoT. The findings of the study will guide GCF in determining whether its long-established and respected certification scheme needs to be expanded in order to address issues specific to machine-to-machine communications over mobile netw...

  • LTE for IoT has arrived: Altair disrupts M2M market with new CAT-0, CAT-1 chipsets

    Ultra-Low Power, Low Cost 4G Chipset Brings Cellular Internet of Things (IoT) and M2M to Life Much Earlier Than Expected. Altair Semiconductor, the world’s leading developer of ultra-low power, small footprint and high performance 4G LTE chipsets, today announced the sampling of its new FourGee-1160 and FourGee-1150 Category-1 and Category-0 chipsets respectively, paving the way for many IoT appli...

  • Vodafone extends its network capability to further support the Internet of Things

    Vodafone, a leader in Machine-to-Machine (M2M) technology, will become the first operator to introduce a new low-cost technology dedicated to connecting devices to the Internet of Things - from water meters to fire extinguishers - that have lower demands for power and bandwidth. The new technology, called the Cellular Internet of Things, will use Vodafone’s existing global M2M network to provide a...

  • 77% of IoT Professionals see Interoperability as the biggest challenge facing IoT

    After surveying hundreds of multinational corporations, start-ups and SMEs in the space, IoT Nexus found that 77% of respondents saw interoperability as the biggest challenge facing the internet of things. In the nascent industry of the internet of things, the presence of multiple communication technologies and the absence of universal standards mean interoperability is one of the most critical an...

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