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M2M Industry News Archives: November 2014

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Telkomsel to ramp up IoT capabilities in Indonesia with Jasper
M2M platform player Jasper has teamed up with Indonesian mobile operator Telkomsel on the launch of Internet of Things services.
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TeliaSonera to introduce “M2M-in-a-box” service in early 2015
Sweden’s TeliaSonera has unveiled plans to introduce an “M2M-in-a-box” service that will give business customers everything they need to develop their own M2M capabilities.
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Rogers to invest $4 million to support Canadian M2M businesses
Canada’s Rogers Communications has promised to invest $4 million in Canadian research institute Wavefront to accelerate the growth of M2M and Internet of Things businesses in the country.
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Crnogorski Telekom boards smart home bandwagon
Montenegrin operator Crnogorski Telekom (CT) has launched a smart home service allowing customers to remotely monitor and control a range of home appliances as well as household security systems.
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Application enablement platform revenues to surpass $1.4 billion by 2020: ABI
Revenues from the Internet of Things (IoT) application enablement platform (AEP) market are set to exceed $1.4 billion by the end of 2020, according to a new study from ABI Research, after growing by 28% in 2014.
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Telefonica claims European smart cities lead
Spain’s Telefonica claims it is now working on more smart city projects than any other European operator as it looks to position itself at the forefront of the Internet of Things (IoT) opportunity.
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Toshiba and Cisco team up on Internet of Things
Toshiba and Cisco have announced details of an Internet of Things (IoT) partnership that will address manufacturing, transportation and city environments.
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IoT must overcome communications challenges to thrive: Frost & Sullivan
Organizations addressing the Internet of Things opportunity will have to overcome a number of key challenges if it is to become a mass-market phenomenon in the future, according to new research from Frost & Sullivan.
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Intel's upscale bracelet has Google alerts, AT&T data plan
Upcoming bracelets with technology from Intel Corp and design cues from fashion brand Opening Ceremony will connect the wearer with Facebook, Google and Yelp via an AT&T data plan without having to carry a smartphone.
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Sigfox certifies Atmel SoC for use on its network
Chipmaker Atmel says one of its devices has been certified for use on the network of Sigfox, the French company that is positioning itself as an Internet of Things specialist.
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Telit unveils 3G-only M2M modules
M2M module maker Telit has taken the wraps off two new devices designed to function on 3G networks.
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Kore acquires RacoWireless to create major M2M player
Kore Wireless has announced a takeover of rival RacoWireless that looks set to create a major force in the M2M market by bringing together two of the biggest mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs) in the industry.
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BMW develops street lights with electric car-charging sockets
BMW has developed street lights equipped with sockets to charge electric cars, it said on Friday, and will run a pilot project in Munich next year that uses existing local authority lighting networks.
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Broadcom adds IoT channel partners
Chipmaker Broadcom says it has added more than 40 channel partners to support its push into the Internet of Things (IoT) market.
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Smart building wireless system revenues to hit $434 million in 2023: Navigant
Wireless control systems for smart buildings will generate annual revenues of $434 million by 2023, according to a new study from Navigant Research.
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Bluetooth Low Energy to dominate wearables connectivity by 2015: ABI
The Bluetooth Low Energy standard will become the dominant connectivity technology in the wearables sector by 2015, according to a new study from ABI Research.
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Brazil’s Nastek, Telit launch hybrid technology for “anywhere” connectivity

Brazilian technology player Nastek has teamed up with module maker Telit on the launch of a device that combines a number of connectivity technologies to support the provision of M2M and other data services in various locations.
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GE turns attention to UK smart metering market
GE is angling for a major slice of the UK’s nascent smart-metering market, claiming that its electricity meters will meet government requirements regarding the installation of advanced metering infrastructure in all residential and commercial properties by the end of 2020.
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Verizon tie-up with Greenwave has smart home potential
Verizon’s latest agreement to use a router supplied by Greenwave Systems suggests it may have a new smart home service in the works.
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South Africa’s FastNet to develop IoT network for low-power applications
South Africa’s FastNet is reported to have announced plans to build a network intended specifically for Internet of Things (IoT) services.
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Smart grid spending to hit $30 billion in next ten years: Navigant
Spending on smart grid networking and communications technologies is expected to total nearly $30 billion over the next ten years, according to a new study from Navigant Research.
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DSP and Yoga team up on IoT design
Chipset company DSP Group and Internet of Things specialist Yoga Systems have unveiled an ultra low energy (ULE) over-the-top (OTT) reference design for IoT services.
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Jawbone launches new wearable fitness trackers
Wearable device maker Jawbone unveiled a set of new fitness trackers called "UP Move" and "UP3" that track details of workouts, hours slept and heart rate.
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