Telekom Austria unveils M2M unit

Telekom Austria has become the latest carrier to establish a division dedicated to developing solutions for the machine to machine (M2M) market. Announced in mid-September, Telekom Austria Group M2M was actually created in August in recognition of what TA CEO Hannes Ametsreiter described as “a very promising development of the M2M business”.

Orange launches French smart metering operator

French incumbent Orange has launched a smart metering operator in partnership with water services firm Veolia Water. The new player, dubbed m2o city, makes use of the ISM (industrial, scientific and medical) radio network, rather than Orange’s cellular data network. Taisei Miura, CEO of m2o said that, while the firm will operate only in France to begin with, “there are some opportunities which could be considered outside of France.”

Telefonica O2 UK to support national M2M network

Telefónica’s UK operation, O2, on Wednesday struck a deal with security and smart metering firm G4S to deploy a remote management and monitoring system for a national smart meter network.

MWC debrief: M2M

Informa analyst Jamie Moss discusses the latest developments in the M2M space – a clear focus point among the operators this year.

Vodafone, Bosch integrate global M2M platforms

UK-based carrier Vodafone and electronics manufacturer Bosch have struck a global partnership, combining their respective machine to machine (M2M) platforms, expanding the sectors in which both companies can offer their services.

Vodafone signs telematics deal with Hyundai

Vodafone’s Global Enterprise division has struck a deal with Korean auto manufacturer Hyundai, which also owns the Kia motor brand, that will see the two firms collaborate on telematics services for the European market. Hyundai, which is leading the project, said it expects the deal to boost its “competitiveness in IT systems and reach out […]

Embedded SIMs to drive Internet of Things

A “task force” of mobile operators was established this week to explore the development of an embedded SIM that can be remotely activated. At the dawn of the Internet of Things, it is claimed such a move would help enable mobile broadband connectivity on non-traditional devices such as cameras, MP3 players, navigation devices and e-readers, as well as smart meters.

Telefónica and Jasper partner on M2M

Spanish carrier Telefónica has struck a deal with machine to machine specialist Jasper Wireless that will see the two firms partner on enterprise and consumer M2M solutions. The Telefónica Control Centre, the carrier said, will enable “M2M enterprise customers and device manufacturers to profitably connect and manage embedded mobile devices.”

Wyless signs Interoute for M2M backbone

Machine to Machine (M2M) managed services provider Wyless Group has signed a technical partnership agreement with Interoute, operator of a European fibre network to host three Wyless NOCs.

Verizon launches M2M management centre

Verizon has launched its Machine to Machine Management Center, giving enterprise customers near real-time access to monitor M2M wireless devices. Customers can access the platform directly through Verizon’s MyBusiness or the Verizon Enterprise Center, or through customers’ business-specific applications, developed using nPhase’s unified web services SDK. The solution is a product of nPhase – the joint venture between Qualcomm and Verizon Wireless.

Telstra embraces M2M with self service platform

Australian carrier Telstra has upped its game in the machine to machine (M2M) space, introducing a web-based self-service platform, allowing organisations to manage M2M products themselves.

VimpelCom targets robots in Russia

Second placed Russian carrier VimpelCom has teamed up with machine to machine network specialist Jasper Wireless to bring what it claims is the first M2M platform to the Russian market.

The LTE connected car

At the LTE World Summit, held at the Okura hotel in Amsterdam recently, telecoms.com got to spend ten minutes sitting in an LTE connected car. The proof of concept device is made by Toyota with LTE gadgetry provided by Alcatel-Lucent.

Rise of the machines

With machine-to-machine (M2M) back in vogue, MWC has proved a focus for a string of M2M announcements.

German incumbent makes M2M moves

German incumbent carrier Deutsche Telekom and its cellular arm T-Mobile have signed a deal with Italian headquartered machine to machine (M2M) specialist Telit Wireless Solutions that will see the three firms collaborating on product development for M2M solutions.

Vodafone puts faith in machines

Vodafone, the world’s biggest carrier by revenues, is ramping up its presence in the Machine to Machine (M2M) space, with the launch of a global service platform to help companies deploy and manage large, wireless M2M projects.

More machines now than man

Machine to machine cellular communications is a massively underserved market according to M2M operator Jasper Wireless. Operators are missing a lucrative trick in highly penetrated regions, according to the firm which officially launched in Europe on Monday. Recent stats from Berg Insight reveals that Europe has a potential market of 600 million wireless M2M connections, […]


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