Proving the Business Case for the Internet of Things

Smart Logistics Newsletter Archives: April 2014

M2M set for takeoff in 2015-16: Morgan Stanley
Hyped for several years, the M2M industry may finally be heading for the breakthrough it needs to garner mass-market interest, according to one banker speaking at last week’s M2M World Congress in London.

AT&T to launch connected-planes service
AT&T has unveiled plans to launch a high-speed connectivity service for use on commercial airlines by late 2015.

Vodafone NZ hits one million M2M connections with ITL deal
Vodafone New Zealand claim to have hit the milestone of supporting one million M2M connections, having just signed a new five-year global M2M agreement with International Telematics Limited (ITL).

Jasper and ILS team up to serve mobile operators
Telit-owned ILS Technology and Jasper Wireless are to combine their platform expertise with the aim of supporting mobile operators addressing the Internet of Things (IoT) opportunity.

AT&T wins connected-cars deal with Volvo
US telecoms giant AT&T continues to set the pace in the connected-cars industry, having just announced a deal with Volvo to provide wireless connectivity services in vehicles sold in the US and Canadian markets.

Connected-car initiatives to fuel LTE growth in M2M: Infonetics
The number of M2M wide area network (WAN) connections worldwide will nearly triple from around 220 million today to more than 630 million in 2018, according to a new study from Infonetics Research, as enterprises look to M2M technology to reduce costs and improve their agility.

Telenor Connexion appoints new operations chief
Scandinavian M2M operator Telenor Connexion has announced that Robert Bellwaldius has become its new vice president of operations.

ThingWorx to power cloud-based M2M for NTT DoCoMo
ThingWorx has struck a major deal with Japan’s NTT DoCoMo to support cloud-based M2M services across a range of industry sectors.

Vodafone gets M2M lift from Finland’s Kone
Vodafone has signed a deal with Finland’s Kone under which it will supply remote-monitoring technology that helps the elevator manufacturer to maintain equipment it has installed worldwide.

M2M Spectrum Networks picks GlobeRanger for RFID
M2M Spectrum Networks says it has selected GlobeRanger to provide an RFID solution for its nationwide M2M network.

Novatel, Chipin to deploy fleet-management services in Benelux
Novatel Wireless has partnered with fleet-management specialist Chipin on the rollout of new usage-based insurance (UBI) services in Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg.

GE launches new fleet-management platform
GE Capital Fleet Services has launched a new online platform it says will give fleet managers the ability to do more powerful analytics and complete administrative tasks with greater ease.

M2M Spectrum Networks to build first US dedicated IoT network
A recently formed company calling itself M2M Spectrum Networks has unveiled plans to build and operate what it says will be the first licensed dedicated M2M network across the US.
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Telit launches automotive business following NXP deal
Telit has launched a new automotive business unit following its takeover of a platform business from Dutch company NXP Semiconductors.
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Kore provides M2M platform to Singapore’s StarHub
Kore Systems says it has begun providing an M2M service management platform to Singaporean telecom operator StarHub, which plans to launch a number of fleet and asset management services based on the tie-up.
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Smart-city revenues to exceed $3.5 billion annually by 2020: Navigant
Annual revenues from smart-city communications networks will exceed $3.5 billion by 2020, says Navigant Research in a new study.
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Kore to support connectivity for Taiwan’s ATrack
Kore Wireless has begun offering network services to customers of Taiwan’s ATrack following the establishment of a new agreement between the MVNO and telematics hardware player.
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Telit net income almost trebles on soaring M2M demand
Module maker Telit has reported soaring revenues and profits for the 2013 financial year thanks to strong demand for its expanding range of M2M services.
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Smart-city deployments to become key policy area: ABI Research
The deployment of smart-city technologies and intelligent transportation services (ITS) is set to become a key policy area for local governments, according to a new study from ABI Research.
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Numerex upgrades smart-irrigation system for ETwater
Numerex says it has completed its deployment of M2M technology for ETwater, which has developed an innovative “smart irrigation” service allowing customers to save on water usage.
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