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M2M Industry News Archives: December 2014






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SIERRA WIRELESS IN $90M PURCHASE OF WIRELESS MAINGATE

Sierra Wireless is set to buy Swedish M2M connectivity services provider Wireless Maingate for $90m. The transaction is expected to close in February 2015.
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SOUTH KOREAN OPERATORS TAKE LEAD WITH ONEM2M

LG U+ and SK Telecom of Korea have both announced that they will make commercial deployments of IoT platforms based on OneM2M specifications in South Korea. Both platforms were demonstrated at this month’s OneM2M Showcase in Sophia Antipolis, France.
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STEADY GROWTH FORECAST BY BERG FOR MOBILE LOCATION PLATFORMS

The global market for mobile location platforms looks set to show steady growth in the next few years according to a report from analyst firm Berg Insight.
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CHINA MOBILE PREPARES FOR CONNECTED CARS

China Mobile is working with two electric car manufacturers to prepare itself for the era of the connected car, according to Wei Chen, the mobile operator’s chief scientist, speaking at December’s meeting of the International M2M Council in London.
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TELIT ENTERS ANTENNA PARTNERSHIP IN INDIA

Thiagarajar Telekom is to provide Telit Wireless customers in India with antenna design, development and testing services.
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MIMO ANTENNAS SUIT M2M APPLICATIONS

Two MIMO antennas launched by Taoglas suit M2M applications such as transportation, remote monitoring, business continuity and contingency planning.
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AUSTRALIA'S TELSTRA BECOMES CONNECTED CARS PARTNER FOR TELSTRA MODEL S
Australian telecoms giant Telstra is to provide connectivity for Tesla’s Model S car in the Australian market.
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TELECOM PERSONAL, JASPER TO ROLL OUT M2M OFFERING IN ARGENTINA
Argentina’s Telecom Personal has unveiled plans to ramp up its M2M and Internet of Things offerings for enterprise customers in the country in partnership with M2M platform provider Jasper.
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SPHINX TO DISTRIBUTE NETCOMM M2M GEAR IN EUROPE
Hardware company NetComm Wireless has signed a distribution player with Sphinx Computer Vertriebs to expand its access to a range of key vertical markets in Europe.
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TAG HEUER ENLISTS PARTNERS IN SMARTWATCH PLAN AND MAY MAKE ACQUISITIONS
TAG Heuer is pushing ahead with plans for a smartwatch to more directly compete with the likes of the Apple Watch and may make acquisitions to help drive the strategy, its head said on Tuesday.
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ANNUAL SHIPMENTS OF WEARABLES TO GROW NINE-FOLD OVER NEXT FIVE YEARS: BERG
Shipments of connected wearables will grow from 19 million units this year to more than 168 million in 2019, according to the latest research from Berg Insight.
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SMART HOME VIDEO SURVEILLANCE TO GENERATE $1 BILLION IN REVENUES IN 2014: IHS
The market for consumer video surveillance equipment in the smart home is expected to generate more than $1 billion in annual revenue for the first time in 2014, with the US market accounting for about 65% of the total, according to new research from IHS Technology.
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Belden announces $710 million takeover of Tripwire

Networking and cabling specialist Belden is to acquire cybersecurity expert Tripwire in a $710 million cash deal designed to fuel the development of cybersecurity technologies used in the Internet of Things.
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Huawei, Netatmo join Deutsche Telekom’s smart home programme

China’s Huawei and French smartphone thermostat developer Netatmo have become the latest members of Deutsche Telekom’s QIVICON smart home initiative.
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Arqiva, Sigfox announce launch of UK IoT network

Arqiva and Sigfox have announced the launch of their UK Internet of Things (IoT) network in ten of the country’s biggest cities.
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Azuga to provide fleet management over Verizon network

Vehicle tracking specialist Azuga has announced that its services will be made available over the network of Verizon Wireless.
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Intel unveils platform to simplify connectivity of products

(Reuters) - Intel Corp on Tuesday unveiled a new platform to make it easier for companies to create Internet-connected smart products using its chips, security and software.
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Canada's Telus says wants in on 'Internet of things' growth

(Reuters) - Telus Corp launched a package of technologies that connect and control machines via the Internet on Wednesday as the Canadian telecom company bids to generate sales from the so-called "Internet of things".
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Cypress and Spansion to target IoT in $4 billion merger
Memory chip makers Cypress and Spansion have unveiled plans for a $4 billion merger aimed at creating a global leader in memory markets.
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Big data potential of M2M to be realized in 2015: Vodafone
The big data potential of M2M will be fully realized in 2015, according to a new set of predictions from Vodafone, which says the percentage of M2M adopters using analytics will rise from 75% today to 88% in the next three years.
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Tele2 adds Telit to list of M2M partners
Scandinavian telecoms operator Tele2 has added module maker Telit to its growing list of M2M partners.
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u-blox acquires M2M modules business from Lesswire
M2M hardware specialist u-blox has announced its acquisition of a short-range modules business from Lesswire.
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Asia-Pacific to spend $59 billion on IoT by 2020: Frost & Sullivan
The Internet of Things will offer one of the greatest opportunities for growth in the Asia-Pacific region in 2015, according to new research from Frost & Sullivan.
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Internet-connected device sector deals accelerating, report finds
Investment in the fast-growing market for Internet-connected devices gathered pace this year and is set to attract more top U.S. technology and telecoms buyers of firms active in the market, a report from a merger advisory firm said on Thursday.
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