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mojio_device Mojio introduces its Connected Car Challenge

Taking place @ AppsWorld North America Hackathon

Researchers are predicting that by 2020, there will be nearly 250 million internet of things [IoT] connected cars driving on the roads. Naturally, these newly connected drivers will be searching for exciting ways to enhance their experience behind the wheel. Which is, of course, where mobile apps come in. There are plenty of simple fuel consumption calculators or apps that help drivers find their cars. But USA-based Mojio is looking for developers who can take connected car apps to the next level. Which is why the company has launched its Connected Car Challenge @ the AppsWorld North America Hackathon event which is taking place today [May 12th 2015]. Mojio is, of course, building on its own Mojio device which is based around OBD-II [OnBoard Diagnostics] standards. An OBD-II port is found on most cars made in North America [USA & Canada] after 1996. The SIM card found in the Mojio device is country specific, however. Continue reading

mcmahon - IoT makes cameo appearance in budget UK budget would boost Brit IoT research

We’re not quite sure what ‘Intelligent Mobility’ is

Over here in Blighty [UK], the existing British Chancellor – George Osborne, has committed a future Conservative-led government to invest a whole pile of dosh in what it is calling ‘Intelligent Mobility’. We’re not quite sure what that term encompasses. However, the UK government reckons it focuses on “enhancing the development of driverless car technology and the systems required to implement and adopt the technology, such as telecommunications. Hmm. That could mean 5G. Anyway there’s £100 million for Research and Development into Intelligent Mobility up for grabs so get your proposal in fast. Oh, and there’s £40 million for demonstrator programmes; business incubator space and a research hub to develop applications for Internet of Things [IoT]. “Following the recent launch by Apple of ResearchKit, the fact that the Internet of Things has now made a cameo appearance in the Budget is highly encouraging,” commented Freddie McMahon, director for strategy and innovation with
Anomaly42. Continue reading

fundamental requirement for 5G is ultra-high availability - skinner Guest Post: What 5G means for the cellular industry

by Andrew Skinner, telecoms relationship director with Barclays TMT

At this time of year, it will come as little surprise to GoMo News readers that a number of the more interesting conversations I’ve had were about what 5G means for the industry. After all, despite all the hype about wearables, what good is a connected watch when there’s no network available for you to connect to? For all the timelines being bandied around 5G remains largely conceptual. Yes, the Wireless Alliance tested a device on a 5G network, providing connectivity of approximately 5,000 times faster than on 4G. But we are still to define exactly what it is that 5G needs to be and the services it needs to enable, and the industry must move relatively quickly to put a framework in place to achieve the lofty goals that have already been set. Continue reading

- clemmer Apple’s NFC supplier NXP to merge with Freescale

Ex-Philips firm to combine with ex-Motorola one

Probably best known in the mobile industry as the provider of NFC chips for Apple’s first Near Field Communication handset – the iPhone 6, NXP Semiconductors is set to merge with another chip specialist. The target is Freescale which is a former division of former mobile giant – Motorola. NXP itself was once part of the Dutch Philips Group. The driver behind this particular move? GoMo News thinks it is almost certainly related to the growing buzz around the Internet of Things [IoT] – formerly known as M2M [Machine-to-Machine] communications. NXP’s merger with Freescale creates a group which has a market capitalisation of roughly $40 billion. Continue reading

Camilo_Castano Tweakker establishes Dutch footprint with MVNE Teleena

Strategic partnership enables Teleena to offer Tweakker’s effective, affordable cloud-based customer care connectivity solutions to cable companies, MNOs & MVNOs

Press release

December 2nd 2014. Spirent Communications’ mobile connectivity business unit Tweakker has announced that it has entered into a strategic partnership with Teleena, the leading Dutch mobile virtual network enabler (MVNE) and provider of mobile data services. The partnership helps to extend Tweakker’s mobile and Internet of Things (IoT) footprint on a local and global level while empowering Teleena to adopt and offer Tweakker’s connectivity platform of mobile devices to its customer base. The cloud-based platform contains one of the largest customer connectivity portfolios in the world. Continue reading

UK and Singapore launch of HAT personal data platform in 2015

Press release

November 24th 2014. The next phase of the Internet’s evolution will be launched in the UK as well as in Singapore in 2015. Registration for the HAT personal data platform (HATPDP), which allows individuals to collect, use, share and trade their own data amongst themselves and with firms, will be open to residents of these two regions, giving them the opportunity to become the world’s first million HAT beta users, The HATPDP was demonstrated for the first time at the 2nd Mad Hatters’ Tea Party in London’s Digital Catapult centre today [November 24th 2014], with the release of the technical specification of the HAT APIs for developers and firms to build applications and devices around the use of personal data . Continue reading

brings together carriers & manufacturers - tan MNOs need to face up to the 5G disruption

Going to a Taiwanese summit on 5G is one solution

The sheer breath of mobile technologies and myriad of new approaches to its use has expanded greatly now that 4G LTE has been deployed. hence, mobile network operators [MNOs] need to stay on top of how to deploy these innovations in order to roll out new businesses and services to meet new customer demand. With the advent of 5G, MNOs, research institutes and manufacturers have to keep themselves abreast of advances in this area in order to benefit from the next disruptive technology. GoMo News knows one solution to this dilemma – attend the ‘Towards 5G: LTE Plus – Internet of Everything Global Summit 2014‘ taking place in Taipei, Taiwan from 12th – 13th November 2014. Continue reading

csr circuit board Apple could be pushed into bidding for CSR

Best known for its Bluetooth chips – products in Apple Beats headphones

The toast of the British high tech sector, microchip firm CSR (formerly known as Cambridge Silicon Radio) was recently at the receiving end of an takeover offer from US based rival Microchip Technology. Subsequently CSR said in an official statement, “The price proposed by Microchip has been rejected and the board is considering its options for the company.” However, the move has signalled CSR’s potential availability and led to speculation that another US based firm – potentially Apple could make a higher offer for the company. Interest in CSR is being fuelled by its latest move into the Internet of Things [IoT] sector. Continue reading

Chinese office to be powerhouse - poulsen Chinese MVNOs big lure for mobile connectivity firm

Tweaker eyes up 25+ MVNOs coming onto Chinese market

As regular GoMo News will already know, the tide is turning against the established mobile phone makers – such as Samsung and Apple, towards local handset manufacturers in emerging markets. So focusing on China makes a great deal of sense for numerous reasons. Brands like BlackBerry and Apple already have their products made in China under contract, for example. Plus there is a new phenomenon just emerging in the Chinese market – the rise of the MVNO [Mobile Virtual Network Operator]. Which is why handset connectivity software specialist, Tweakker has just announced a new focus on the region. Continue reading

iotconf-logo Internet of Things Conference Berlin

[ September 1, 2014 8:00 am to September 3, 2014 6:00 pm. ] Organisers: S&S Media Group
Venue: nhow Hotel Berlin
Location: Berlin, Germany
Web: http://iotcon.de
Hashtag: #iotconf!

Register: here

The Internet of Things is becoming the main driver of innovation for the economy, society and culture. Intelligent, networked devices will soon populate everyday and business life. Smart Homes, Connected Cars or Industry 4.0 but are only the tip of the iceberg IoT! [...]

big supporter of startup ecosystem - ortiz Deadline extended for Tech Trailblazers awards

Coz there’s new Fintech & IoT categories – both key mobile areas

Things have suddenly got pretty hectic for those running the highly successful Tech Trailblazers awards. The guys have just announced a new category for the awards: – namely, the FinTech Trailblazers. The new category will reward the best of breed FinTech startups who are blazing trails in the financial/technical services sector. There was already a new category for 2014 which is the Internet of Things [IoT] which we still call M2M. These two categories join the existing actegories: – Cloud, Infosecurity, Big Data, and Storage. Crucially, there is a new deadline … Startups have until September 19th [2014] to complete their entries. And there’s a reader offer. Continue reading

IoT already important part of our lives – schneider M2M Summit to go truly international thanks to USA

Get your skates on and save 25 per cent off tickets

Organised by theM2M Alliance, the theme of the M2M Summit 2014 held in Dusseldorf, Germany is ‘M2M – From technology to business’. Now in its eight year, this summit has established itself as the largest M2M event in Europe with approximately 1,000 registered participants and over 60 exhibitors last year [2013]. The congress and accompanying exhibition will discuss the top themes and technical Innovations in M2M communication. These include: – international cooperation; uniform standards; the Internet of Things [IoT]; and the benefits of M2M in the Industry 4.0. With the help of its partner country, the USA, this summit is expected greater international interest than in previous years. Continue reading

m2m_summit M2M Summit 2004

[ October 20, 2014 9:00 am to October 21, 2014 6:00 pm. ] Organisers: M2M Alliance
Venue: Congress Centre
Location: Düsseldorf, Germany
Web: www.m2m-summit.com

Register: here

Europe’s most important event for M2M communications and the Internet of Things [ioT] now spans two days. This year’s annual M2M Summit is themed ‘M2M – From technology to business’. Continue reading

Towards5G Towards 5G: LTE Plus – IoT Global Summit ’14

[ November 12, 2014 8:00 am to November 13, 2014 8:00 pm. ] Organisers: Magenta Global
Venue: Taipei Garden Hotel
Location: Taipei, Taiwan
Web: www.magenta-global.com.sg/5G-LTE-Plus-Internet-of-Everything-2014-Asia-Taiwan-Summit/

Register: here

This Summit is a timely and première thought leadership event – a must attend for all operators and mobile communities. Continue reading

extremely ambitious goal - dowden 1st reaction to 5G promise for London by 2020

Charles Russell LLP reckons laws probably need changing

An interview given to the UK newspaper, Daily Telegraph, here by Boris Johnson, the Mayor of London, has caused quite a stir. He appears to have promised 5G mobile data will be available for all in London by 2020. Let’s hope he didn’t mean just the City of London, which is only a square mile. Anyway, it is one hell of a pledge and could prove a major headache for his partner which appears to be the University of Surrey – which is based near GoMo Towers in Guildford. However, leading law firm Charles Russell LLP, believes that the regulatory environment will have to change for this deadline to be met. Continue reading