Telematics is quickly becoming a major vertical in the machine-to-machine (M2M) marketplace, but according to Cyril Zeller, senior sales director of the global telematics segment at Telit, telematics is growing but it is nowhere compared to where it should be.
There are numerous well-known projects and collaborations going on in the telematics sector, but these projects have yet to see large-scale deployments.
On Thursday at the M2M Zone conference at CeBIT, top analysts in the machine-to-machine (M2M) industry weighed in on the 2G versus 3G and 4G debate in M2M. Overall, it seemed everyone agreed that a viable option would be to keep 2G and instead turn off 3G networks.
On Thursday during the M2M Zone Conference at CeBIT, Dr. Martin Przewloka, senior vice president and global head of internet applications and services at SAP Research, presented the results from the SAP Future Fleet project.
This week at CeBIT, FreightWatch Security Net (FSN), a provider of embeddable, covert tracking solutions, introduced its latest portable, battery-powered assisted-GPS tracker. The Geo F5 Global AGPS Tracker operates on GSM/GPRS cellular coverage worldwide.
This week at CeBIT in Hannover, Germany, Orga Systems, a provider of real-time billing portfolios, is demonstrating its Energy & Service Billing Platform, which is able to bill energy usage in line with hourly spot market prices and is being shown in a “Wind-to-Home” scenario.
This week at CeBIT in Hannover, Germany, Vodafone Germany announced a five-year deal with BMW to fit all its vehicles with mobile SIM chips for telematics services. The deal involves fitting SIM cards within the vehicles at the assembly plant.
On Wednesday at CeBIT in Hannover, Germany, David He, president of marketing at Huawei enterprises, announced that Huawei plans to rack up $15 billion in enterprise contract sales in the next three years. The telecom equipment maker also said that its 2011 enterprise contracts totaled $3.8 billion,
On Tuesday, Verizon Wireless introduced a new service that provides high-speed in-home Internet access using its 4G LTE network. The service will offer households in areas with limited broadband options an alternative for data connectivity in their homes.
The number of enterprises turning to cloud computing to revamp existing business models will more than double in the next three years, as business leaders move to capitalize on the rapid availability of data and the growing popularity of social media, according to a new study released by IBM.
Poor infrastructure, fragmented markets and stiff competition in Africa poses risks as well as potential rewards for telecom operators hunting for growth in countries like oil-rich Nigeria and post-revolution Libya and Tunisia.
With new cheaper smartphones set to drive sales, a growing corporate market, and the fact that most people in Africa will use mobile phones to access the Internet and do business, many operators are seeking acquisition targets in the continent.