Lantronix, Inc., a provider of smart M2M connectivity services, on Tuesday announced the launch of its new PremierWave-XN, an 802.11n dual-band, multi-port serial device server, offering both WiFi and Ethernet connectivity – enabling remote access and easy management of devices or equipment over the network and across the internet.
On Monday at Mobile World Congress, mobile operator Vodafone offered to join forces with rival firms to share the $40 billion bill to build out new superfast fiber networks in Europe, in a sign of the increasing demands being placed on operators.
Chief executive Vittorio Colao said he had approached rivals in Germany, Spain and Italy to consider co-investing in new networks to meet the insatiable demand for faster speeds at a time when consumers are not willing to pay a huge premium.
On Monday at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Facebook said it could team up with mobile operators on payments, in an offer that would give them back part of the revenue and influence they have lost in recent years to Apple and Google.
On Monday at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, JDSUintroduced PacketPortal, a Smart Network Application Platform that uses microprobe technology to gather intelligence anywhere in the network for use with customer care, marketing and other applications. These applications provide service providers with a new way to generate revenue, build brands and build subscriber loyalty, says JDSU (Milpitas, Calif., USA).
ip.access announced that Middle East operator Zain Bahrain will be deploying its nano3G femtocells and picocells, which will be supplied and installed by E-Pay International. The company made the announcement on Monday at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.
Ceragon Networks Ltd. announced that it has added 1024 QAM modulation to its Evolution IP Long-Haul. 1024 QAM is modulation technology for the 256 QAM. Ceragon’s Evolution IP Long-Haul with 1024 QAM will be unveiled at Ceragon’s booth at Mobile World Congress, Hall 1.0 - 1D01.
With Mobile World Congress only days away, news is already beginning to flood the airways. Mobile payments are one of the many hot topics that are sure to be talked about next week. Visa and Samsung have already revealed they will be showcasing a mobile payments application for the Summer Olympics in London at MWC, while other companies like Ericsson added new services to its already existing m-commerce portfolio. Below are just a few of the many mobile payments announcements TelecomEngine expects to come out of Mobi
France Telecom is cutting its dividend and putting off a promised share buyback to conserve cash in the face of brutal competition from a new mobile player and Europe's ongoing debt crisis. France has been locked in a mobile price war since mid-January, when Iliad launched its ultra low-cost mobile offers, leading France Telecom to lose 201,000 customers to date.
Deutsche Telekom aims to return to rising subscriber numbers and earnings growth at its T-Mobile USA unit after a deal to sell it for $39 billion to AT&T fell through, the company's chief said on Thursday.
As Mobile World Congress quickly approaches major companies are beginning to release news. While predominately a telecom show, Mobile World Congress will also be displaying some of the latest innovations in the machine-to-machine industry. Ericsson will be showcasing a new electric vehicle charging service, while other companies like DoCoMo and Jasper Wireless reveal M2M partnerships. Below are just a few examples of M2M news that will be coming out of MWC.