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M2M Industry News Archives: June 2014

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Google's Nest opens doors to third-party apps
Nest, the Google Inc-owned maker of smart thermostats and other home automation products, will allow other companies to create apps that communicate with its devices.
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Swisscom and Hubject target Swiss electromobility market
Swiss telecoms incumbent Swisscom has unveiled plans to play a more active role in the emerging market for electromobility services in partnership with IT platform provider Hubject.
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Mobile network congestion could see 30% of M2M traffic “fail”: Cellwize
Congestion on mobile networks could mean that up to 30% of sessions supporting M2M and Internet of Things (IoT) services experience “failure”, according to a new whitepaper from Self Organizing Networks (SON) provider Cellwize.
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TomTom to support new Allianz France motor insurance offer
Dutch telematics player TomTom has revealed it is to provide technology to insurance company Allianz France to support the rollout of new private motor insurance technology.
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Boundaries between connected car and rest of IoT blurring: ABI
The boundaries between connected car and other Internet of Things (IoT) services are set to blur as M2M companies develop new services that allow vehicles to communicate with other devices, according to a new study from ABI Research.
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Oberthur and V3D to help operators improve M2M QoS
French technology company Oberthur Technologies has teamed up with software player V3D to help mobile operators analyze and improve the quality of service experienced by customers, including users of M2M and Internet of Things (IoT) applications.
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Vodafone and DoCoMo extend partnership into M2M
Mobile operators Vodafone and NTT DoCoMo have expanded their partner market agreement to include M2M services being developed for the global enterprise sector.
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Microsoft to launch home automation accelerator with American Family Insurance
Software giant Microsoft has teamed up with insurance provider American Family Insurance to launch a business accelerator aimed at startups targeting the home automation sector.
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Telenor Connexion and ThingWorx to drive M2M adoption
Norwegian M2M operator Telenor Connexion has teamed up with M2M platform provider ThingWorx to help companies take advantage of emerging M2M opportunities.
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Global IoT trade group gains 2,000 members, sees educating business users as key to growth
The International M2M Council (IMC) a new trade group formed to propagate the adoption of the Internet of Things (IoT), has gained over 2,000 new members since February, making it the fastest-growing trade organization serving the sector.
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Activity trackers dominate wearable device sales: ABI
Activity trackers dominated sales of wearable devices over the first three months of 2014, according to the latest data from ABI Research, outselling smartwatches by four to one.
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Telit M2M modules to support services for retailers, banks
Telit has revealed its modules are being used in the latest addition to Digi’s family of cellular routers, aimed at supporting reliable connections for payment terminals, kiosks, digital signs and ATMs.
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NTT DoCoMo becomes Tesla’s connected cars partner for Japan
Japanese telecoms giant NTT DoCoMo is to provide connectivity services in electric vehicles to be sold by Tesla in Japan.
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CoSwitched extends “no frills” M2M service outside Europe
Self-described “no frills” M2M operator CoSwitched says it has expanded the coverage of its M2M service into the markets of Australia, Israel, Russia, South Africa, South Korea and the US.
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Podsystem promises to “put control back in hands of M2M customer”
UK-headquartered mobile virtual network operator Podsystem has launched a new M2M service allowing customers to expand M2M applications across EU countries and the US.
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China is world leader on M2M connections: GSMA
China accounts for as much as 27% of total M2M connections worldwide, according to new research from the GSM Association, with more than 50 million connections in 2013.
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M2M connections to number 7.3 billion by 2018: Cisco
M2M technologies will be a major driver of internet traffic growth over the next few years, according to new research from Cisco.
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Sequans aims to lower LTE costs for M2M device makers

Chipmaker Sequans has launched a new platform designed to make LTE technology affordable for the design of M2M and Internet of Things (IoT) devices.

MediaTek enters smart home with new IoT chips
Taiwanese chipmaker MediaTek has jumped aboard the smart-home bandwagon with its release of two system on chips designed for applications like smart lighting, door locks and plugs.
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ARM to open IoT design center in Taiwan
UK semiconductor designer ARM has opened a new design center in Taiwan that will be dedicated to the Internet of Things and embedded device markets.
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Trimble launches new connected farm service for soil monitoring
Tracking specialist Trimble has launched a new connected-farm service allowing farmers to monitor the condition of the soil in which crops are planted.
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AGT introduces smart city platform
Swiss tech player AGT International says it has launched a smart city platform to help cities manage events and resources across multiple agencies.
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