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M2M

Dennis Juul Poulsen Tweakker 14 Guest Post: Connected vehicles? BYOS – Bring Your Own SIM

by Dennis Juul Poulsen, CEO with Tweakker

Billions of dollars are being invested in what is seen as the next big digital playground – the connected vehicle. And central to the mass roll-out of new and subsequently used connected cars and trucks is not just the sticker price, but having connectivity solutions embedded in them allowing the humble, network-agnostic SIM card to access the Internet from a vehicle at anytime, from anywhere, worldwide. Vehicle manufacturers believe that smartphones will change the way people use their vehicles and giant strides have already been made in making them safer, more fuel efficient and more fun to be in thanks to device technology. Continue reading

m2m_innovation The Path from M2M to Internet of Things

17 thematic sessions and already 50 eminent speakers along 2.5 days
The most innovative implementations and ways to take up business challenges in Smart Grids, Smart Cities, Retail, Smart Home / Cars / Devices…
The Internet of Things, beyond the buzz word, establishes new opportunity areas

Pres release

June 17th, 2014. M2M Innovation World Congress has unveiled the preliminary agenda of its conference. Along 17 thematic sessions, already 50 eminent speakers are scheduled to present the most innovative M2M implementations from traditional M2M markets to emerging ones: Smart Grids, Smart Cities, Retail, Smart Home, Connected Cars, Consumer electronics. Continue reading

Wireless M2M & IoT 2014 – 2020 report

M2M to account for nearly $196 Billion in revenue by Q1 2021

In its latest report, ‘The Wireless M2M & IoT: 2014 – 2020 – Opportunities, Challenges, Strategies, Industry Verticals and Forecasts’, Signals and Systems Telecom says that despite its low ARPU, the wireless M2M [machine-to-machine] market has become a key focus of many mobile network operators as their traditional voice and data markets become saturated. Likewise, government and regulatory initiatives such as the EU initiatives to have a smart meter penetration level of 80% by 2020 and the mandatory inclusion of automotive safety systems such as eCall in all new car models, have also helped to drive overall wireless M2M connections and revenue. Continue reading

m2m_innovation M2M Innovation World Congress

[ September 22, 2014 8:00 am to September 24, 2014 7:00 pm. ] Organisers: Strategies Telecoms & Multimedia
Venue: Palais du Pharo
Location: Marseilles, France
Web: www.m2minnovationworldcongress.com

Registration: here

The path from M2M to Internet of Things [IoT]. The full M2M value chain stakeholders rally to move away from a technology-driven approach and to put the business and user needs at the centre. Therein lies the real innovation of M2M services and the focus of the conference. Continue reading

new global provider of connected car - brenneis Vodafone to make M2M move with Cobra takeover

Success would provide it with big telematics/M2M/iOT player

Well, Vodafone has found something new to do with its funds war chest inherited by selling its Verizon Wireless stake. It’s going heavily into the telematics/M2M/iOT sector by announcing its intention to voluntary takeover of Cobra Automotive Technologies. Headquartered in Italy and listed on the Milan stock exchange (Borsa Italiana S.p.A), Cobra has operations in a host of countries including Brazil, China, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Spain, and Switzerland as well as the UK. Continue reading

1st applications on our LP-WAN networks - hopkins Neul and FarSite Communications announce co-operation for delivering early Internet of Things (IoT) applications

Press release

May 28th 2014. Neul has announced its co-operation with machine-to-machine (M2M) communications equipment provider, FarSite Communications. FarSite is working closely with Neul to develop a range of M2M / IoT products using Neul’s NT1001 module to communicate with NeulNET Low-Power, Wide-Area Networks (LP-WAN). Continue reading

key to unlocking vast new applications - boland UK consortium announces an open access, city scale IoT network in Milton Keynes

Press release

22nd May 2014. A consortium of leading technology companies: – Connected Digital Economy Catapult, Future Cities Catapult, Milton Keynes Council and The Open University have announced that they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to build a city-wide, open access demonstration network for machine-to-machine [M2M] communications and the Internet of Things (IoT), based on the Weightless communications standard. The project will demonstrate the ability of a city-wide M2M infrastructure to cope with a large number of static and mobile sensors. Continue reading

weightless' web - key speaker M2M & IoT to offer revenue replacement for MNOs

Good idea to attend Digital Services Congress next week

It seems that currently everywhere mobile network operators [MNOs] turn, their revenues are being eroded. The EU has hit roaming revenues hard in Europe and the OTT players are impacting revenues from SMS. The one place where MNOs hold a key advantage is in the area of machine-to-machine communications [M2M] and its younger brother – the Internet of Things [IoT]. The key lies in identifying where the growth will come from. GoMo News has a key recommendation – especially for those who happen to be in London, England next week (2nd-4th June 2014). Why not visit the Digital Services Congress? Continue reading

IoT is B2B2C - aitken Subtle differences between IoT & M2M revealed

Effectively the Internet of Things is not B2B but B2B2C

We recently had the chance to have a cosy chat with Colin Aitken, business development direct with NextG-Com in the lovely environs of Staines-upon-Thames [UK]. He was helping GoMo News out with one of the great current quandaries in the cellular sector. Are there any real differences between machine-to-machine communications [M2M] and the new vision of the world with everything linked up together in an Internet of Things [IoT]? Aitken pointed out that there are subtle differences in the ecosystems. With IoT. services will be sold by one business to another business which then markets that on to the consumer. So B2B2C, then. Continue reading

stuff - mcmillan Arqiva is building a UK network dedicated to IoT

Its investment will also connect the UK to SIGFOX’s global IoT network
This should strengthening Arqiva’s position as a leading provider of M2M connectivity services

Press release

Arqiva is building and running a national [UK] Internet of Things (IoT) network, starting with ten of the UK’s largest cities. To enable this Arqiva has partnered with SIGFOX, a pioneer in cost-effective, energy-efficient Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity. The new network, which will use SIGFOX technology and connect the UK to the SIGFOX global IoT network, will unlock substantial economic benefits and support innovative new services for smarter homes and cities. Continue reading

about the customer experience -heywood GoMo rant: You can’t sell the IoT on the High Street

Brits won’t buy a connected fridge from Dixons Carphone

Here at GoMo Towers we have been mulling over the implications of the proposed merger between two of the UK’s High Street giants: – the Dixons Group and the Carphone Warehouse. Now it makes a great deal of sense to merge two of the most common shops on the High Street – the mobile phone shop and the electrical retailer. The businesses are fairly complimentary. What worries us, however, are the comments made in favour of the merger which point to the Internet of Things [IoT] as being an area where the new group might enjoy an advantage. It seems the financial markets agree us because the following day shares in Dixons closed down 5.23 at 45.67p, while Carphone fell 26.5 to 301.3p. Continue reading

connected_cars Connected Cars 14

[ July 24, 2013 8:00 am to July 25, 2013 6:00 pm. ] Organisers: Informa
Venue: RAI
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Web: www.connectedcarsworld.com

Register: here

Connected Cars 2014 returns to the Amsterdam RAI, and is co-locating again with the LTE World Summit to bring together over 3,000 attendees, 125 exhibitors and 250 speakers. Continue reading

Kone_Lift Kone chooses Vodafone to take maintenance to the next level

Press release

April 9th 2014. KONE, a global leader in the elevator and escalator industry, has chosen Vodafone‘s innovative machine to machine (M2M) remote monitoring technology to create a new diagnostics service to schedule proactive maintenance tasks. The new service will help ensure the smooth running of the many thousands of lifts KONE maintains around the world, while keeping down-time to an absolute minimum. Continue reading

20bn device industry by 2020 - poulsen Tweakker saves MNOs/MVNOs $1.5bn in customer care costs

All set for connecting 20bn IoT devices by 2020

Based on feedback from its own MNO [Mobile Network Operator]/MVNO [Mobile Virtual Network Operator] customer base, Tweakker reckons that two in three calls to network support centres today concern connectivity settings. In terms of cost, this represents an estimated $15 per call to get a subscriber online. Having passed its 100 million device connectivity milestone in March 2014, Tweakker therefore believes it has saved its MNOs/MVNOs around $1.5 billion in customer care costs. Continue reading

jasper's CRO cindy patterson says Telefónica’s pan-European deal for connected cars with Telsa

Apparently it’s all to do with the power of the M2M World Alliance

It’s nice to see some-one still using the good old terminology M2M (machine-to-machine communications) when discussing the ‘connected car’ rather than the woolly ‘Internet of Things [IoT]. Well, Spain’s Telefónica has announced an agreement with Tesla (which claims to be the world’s leading electric vehicle manufacturer) to provide M2M connectivity for its Tesla Model S in Europe. Telefonica is able to supply the service through its M2M World Alliance partners across Europe. The list include Telefonica’s O2 network in the UK; in Spain through Movistar, and on KPN in the Netherlands. Significantly the M2M services are described as being”powered by Jasper.” Continue reading