Israeli firm Nation-E unveiled a new battery system that stores, manages and distributes energy, potentially cutting consumers' electricity costs and allowing solar and wind power to be used more effectively.
The battery functions like a self-contained "smart grid" that knows how to store energy when electricity is cheap and demand is low and then give it back during peak hours when tariffs are high, the company said on Monday.
On Thursday, Orange, a mobile operator in France with over 27 million subscribers, and Gemalto, a provider of digital security, announced a large-scale rollout of a SIM-based NFC service to enable NFC-readiness for mass deployment of mobile contactless services.
Mobile phones subsidies are a thorn in the side of European telecom operators because they result in lower margins and increased revenue volatility, says Fitch Ratings. As much as companies would like to end handset subsidies, fierce competition in some European markets prevents individual operators from acting unilaterally.
The world's largest mobile phone company, Vodafone Group, has shaved $1.5 billion, and possibly more, off the taxes its UK operating unit might have paid in the past decade, thanks to accounting factors not seen at other European units.
Asked to predict future disruptive technologies and the next epicenter for innovation, technology executives worldwide believe that China and the United States will be at the forefront, with Cloud enabling both the next indispensable consumer technology and business transformation for enterprises.
Air traffic management agencies around the globe will now be able to continuously track aircraft anywhere in the world through Aireon LLC, a planned joint venture announced last week by Iridium Communications Inc.
U.S. energy-saving group Echelon expects to double sales of its smart meters in Russia in 2013 as it seeks to offset stagnant Western markets by responding to a growing Russian political will to cut energy waste.
Russia wants to reduce energy intensity - a measure of usage - by 40% by 2020 to modernize Soviet-era companies which Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has said were only 5-10% as energy efficient as foreign rivals in some cases.
Telit Wireless Solutions, a global provider of machine-to-machine (M2M) modules and services, on Monday announced that its M2M modules will enable connectivity for solar compactors and waste receptacles operated by BigBelly Solar, a provider of sustainable services for the management of waste and recycling.
The GSMA, in partnership with Machina Research, on Thursday announced that the business impact from the growth of connected devices in China will increase six fold from $116 billion in 2012 to $707 billion in 2020.
China Unicom and Telefónica Digital, with its partner Telstra, have developed a remote management service for embedded M2M SIMs based on the cooperation and technical support of Giesecke & Devrient (G&D).