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BICS Joins IoT Trade Group to Reach Enterprise, North American Markets
London (26 April): BICS, a leading international telecoms enabler, has joined the IoT M2M Council (IMC), the largest community of enterprise users and OEMs that buy IoT solutions, with more than 25,000 members globally, 35% from North America. BICS portfolio of turnkey global IoT connectivity solutions include a virtualized core network in the cloud and roaming connectivity services for companies looking to integrate connected devices into their business, control and monetize them.
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IoT Law & Public Policy is Focus of New IMC Publication
London (19 April 2018): The International Journal of IoT Law & Public Policy, a journal that will cover how governments around the world are regulating and incentivizing the nascent technology sector known as the "Internet of Things", will begin publication this month. Published by the largest trade group serving the IoT sector, the London-based IoT M2M Council (IMC), the new digital quarterly will act as a compendium of government actions that can impact the deployment of IoT technology. The journal will include original research, contributions from experts in the field, as well as broad lists of government initiatives in Europe, North America and the Pacific Rim, with links to further information.
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1NCE Joins IMC to Spread Word of Low-Cost Flat-Rate for IoT Data
London (9 April): 1NCE, a new provider of low-cost, Tier 1 connectivity for IoT, including narrow-band and Cat-M connections, has joined the IoT M2M Council, the largest and fastest growing trade organization dedicated to the IoT sector. The company says that it intends to use the trade group to help spread the word of its EUR €10 flat-rate for cellular connections that are good for ten years, using a prepaid SIM card. Largely bankrolled by Deutsche Telekom, 1NCE intends to bring IoT technology to entirely new and existing low-bandwidth applications on a scale not yet seen by making device connectivity easier and cheaper.
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CES Becomes IoT Destination, Drawing B2B OEMs by Thousands
London (3 April 2018): Audits of attendees to the massive Consumer Electronics Show indicate that the event has become one of the world's largest gathering points for IoT buyers. Crucial IoT segments, including automobiles, wearable devices, smart appliances, and home automation, drew more than ten thousand attendees each at CES 2017, and the medical device sector brought over seven thousand. For the first time in January of 2018, show organizer the Consumer Technology Association teamed with the IoT M2M Council (IMC) - a trade group representing 25,000 IoT buyers - to produce a special pavilion for IoT infrastructure, giving OEMs that attend the show a dedicated venue.
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Teleena Joins Trade Association IMC to Reach new IoT Markets
London (22 February 2018): Teleena, a global IoT and Mobility enabler based in The Netherlands, has joined the trade association IoT M2M Council to expand its reach among enterprises, particularly Semiconductors, Microelectronics, Chipset manufacturers and OEMs.. For its part, the IMC is the largest community of enterprise users and OEMs that buy IoT solutions, with 25,000 members globally, with 35% from North America, 25% from Europe, and the rest dispersed elsewhere.
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Juniper unveils 5G and IoT ready routing platform
Juniper Networks has unveiled a 5G and IoT ready routing platform to unlock service-creation opportunities. The California company announced the MX 5G universal routing platform along with software innovations to provide the programmability, performance and flexibility for rapid service deployment in the cloud economy.
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IBM acquires Oniqua to strengthen IoT-based maintenance
IBM has acquired Oniqua Holdings, a Denver-based innovator in maintenance repair and operations (MRO), to strengthen its IoT capabilities and help businesses proactively maintain vital assets.
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Huawei keynote at Cebit explores physical and digital connectivity
At last week’s Cebit in Germany, Qiu Heng (pictured), Huawei’s president of global marketing, delivered a keynote speech that explored how IoT helps enterprises connect the physical and digital worlds. The Chinese company also released IoT and AI products to help enterprises create intelligence and connectivity.
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The IMC offers a collection of in-depth case studies for IoT and M2M deployments, spanning the broadset possible range of verticle market applications and geographies. The Use Cases will include critical information concerning ROI, Total Cost of Ownership, enhanced revenue streams, and other tangible outcomes of deployments wherever possible, organized by vertical market categories. It is the considered opinion of the IMC Board that broader adoption of M2M technologies will be fostered by this kind of qualitative research, providing IoT and M2M Adopters with valuable lessons learned from real-life examples.

 

 The IMC is a trade organization for the machine-to-machine communications industry, and it brings a new approach - it will stant for M2M as its own global  industry - it will not see M2M through the narrow lens of a single product category, nor will it see M2M solely as applied to a single vertical industry. The IMC will strive to bring together M2M Solutions Providers and Adopters of M2M technology into a single membership organization.

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