On Wednesday, Gemalto, a digital security company, announced it has been selected by U.S. Cellular, a mobile operator serving six million customers in 26 states, for its fourth generation (4G) Long Term Evolution (LTE) service launch.
According to a new report by IDC Energy Insights, a research-based advisory and consulting firm, the global smart meter industry shipped nearly 7.0 million meters in the first quarter of 2012. Shipments were up 28.8% year over year with shipments projected to grow 111.3% on an annual basis from 2011 to the end of 2012.
Automaker Renault, frustrated by the speed at which electric car chargers are being installed across France, is to fund some of the missing infrastructure itself. A century after French tiremaker Michelin issued road signs to help early motorists find their way, Renault and Japanese affiliate Nissan are preparing to hand out charging stations for installation in public spaces.
On Monday at Connected World, Wyless, a M2M managed services provider, detailed some of its customers who are currently delivering "green" machine-to-machine (M2M) services. From solar-powered, wireless parking meters that allow credit card payments to a web-based irrigation control system, the services from IPS Group, GreenRoad and Weathermatic are positively impacting our society, which is demonstrated below in terms of numbers.
On Monday, Honeywell announced the formation of Smart Grid Solutions, a global enterprise that centralizes the company's existing smart grid resources to respond to the growing needs of both energy providers and users.
Telit Wireless Solutions, a provider of machine-to-machine (M2M) modules, announced on Tuesday that its CC864-DUAL, UC864-G and DE910-DUAL M2M modules provide wireless capabilities for Berkeley Varitronics Systems' M2M Cell Tower Tester, a hand-held device that helps field technicians optimize 3G M2M device installations.
Sorin Group, a global medical device company, and Orange Business Services, a global communications services integrator, on Wednesday launched SMARTVIEW, a remote monitoring solution for patients with implanted cardiac rhythm management (CRM) devices in several countries in Europe.
Using the SMARTVIEW remote monitoring service, healthcare providers can now access valuable cardiac data and alert messages from Sorin’s (Mila
Verizon Wireless is revamping its prices with new service plans that include unlimited calls and texts and the ability for customers to share their data allowance among multiple devices as it looks to shake up the U.S. wireless industry.
The biggest U.S. mobile operator is hoping to entice customers to connect more gadgets like tablet computers to its network with the new plans as customers will be able avoid paying separate data subscriptions for each device.
Europe's top technology regulator Neelie Kroes supports consolidation as one way to create a handful of strong cross-border telecom leaders, which can invest more in mobile and broadband networks to close the gap with the United States and Asia.
A new report from Juniper Research has found that while the level of data delivered to mobile devices is expected to continue to expand dramatically over the next five years, service providers will offload nearly 60% of traffic in that period. According to the report, service providers are increasingly seeking to reduce the strain on their network caused by the proliferation of connected smart devices by deploying their own WiFi hotspot networks and offering small cell solutions to end-users.