Wyless acquires majority stake in engineering firm ClearConnex

Wyless, a global Machine to Machine (M2M) managed services provider announced on Tuesday that it has completed the acquisition of a majority stake in ClearConnex Inc, a wireless M2M device engineering company .

GSM remote power socket allows power management with mobile phone

Energenie, a manufacturer of smart energy saving and power management products, has launched the Remote GSM Controlled Power Socket – letting users remotely control power to their plugs via a mobile phone.

Novatel Wireless to provide asset tags in Nordic countries

Novatel Wireless, Inc., a provider of intelligent wireless networking services, on Tuesday announces that Tripple Track, a Scandinavian provider of GPS tracking and vehicle management services, has selected Novatel Wireless to provide its full portfolio of Enfora asset tags and mobile tracking devices as well as its N4A CMS service delivery platform.

Sierra Wireless releases 3G M2M module for global deployments

On Wednesday, Sierra Wireless announced a new addition to its series of embedded wireless modules. The AirPrime Q2698 adds support for 3G HSPA+ on five frequency bands, along with support for 2G GSM/GPRS/EDGE on four frequency bands, making it compatible with networks worldwide and ideal for global deployments.

Report: 382 million electric two-wheel vehicles to be sold in Asia Pacific by 2018

The growth of the overall market for two-wheel vehicles including scooters, motorcycles, and bicycles within Asia Pacific is leading to a strong expansion of the electric two-wheel vehicle industry in the region, with adoption being driven by rapid urbanization and increasing household incomes, says a report by Pike Research.

Apple sales rocket in China, but growth may slow

Reuters

Apple Inc is likely to see its sales growth nearly double in greater China this year, but the pace will probably taper thereafter as competitors hit back with new products in the biggest global mobile phone market.


For the world's most valuable technology to get a bigger slice of the China market, it will also have to come up with an iPhone that supports the biggest Chinese mobile carrier's proprietary technology, settle an iPad trademark dispute and create more official sales outlets.

India Telecom Commission seeks clarity on 2G spectrum auction price

Reuters

India's Telecom Commission is seeking clarity from the sector regulator on some of its 2G airwaves auction proposals including the base price, which mobile carriers want to be cut by 80%.


R. Chandrashekhar, the top bureaucrat in the country's telecoms ministry, said the Telecom Commission did not have a view yet if the proposed near 10-fold rise in auction starting price from what carriers had paid in a 2008 sale was "too high."

Acme Packet, Accuris Networks provide a Wi-Fi mobile interworking service

Accuris Networks, a provider of mobile technology interworking, and Acme Packet, a provider of session delivery network services, on Monday announced a partnership to launch a Wi-Fi Mobile Interworking service, which gives mobile operators a way to extend network coverage and network capacity to Wi-Fi, provide carrier-grade security and offer value-added services even when users offload to Wi-Fi networks.

NRF urges FTC to move cautiously on mobile payments

On Thursday, The National Retail Federation urged the U.S.

Telecom vendors report quarterly results

Reuters

A slowdown in spending by telecom operators globally is hurting all vendors of telecom equipment, just as they were recovering from the last downturn and intense price wars.


Analysts predict slower growth of 3-4% in the overall market for telecom network equipment, down from 7-8% last year.


The market recovered strongly in 2011 as operators invested to catch up with a surge in traffic from smartphones and tablets, but the final quarter saw renewed concern about global growth, especially in Europe.

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