Connected Vehicle panel discusses telematics present and future at CTIA

A panel of key connected vehicle players met Wednesday during M2M Zone's exclusive conference at International CTIA Wireless in Orlando, Florida. Telematics, location-based services and the mobile web featured prominently in discussions between panelists Janet Schijns, VP Business Solutions Group at Verizon, Mike Ueland, Vice President and General Manager at Telit Wireless Solutions, and Alex Brisbourne, President of KORE Telematics. Moderator Sam Lucero, an M2M Connectivity analyst at ABI research, focused the discussion on societal and business benefits of connected vehicles, and the logistics of deployment and consumer adoption.

Interop Technologies enhances CDMA2000 OTA provisioning, enables network operators to manage R-UIM, OMH, CDMA SIM cards

Interop Technologies yesterday announced it has broadened its powerful CDMA OTA provisioning solution to manage Removable User Identity Module (R-UIM) cards for CDMA2000 handsets. This new capability enables network operators to access elementary files on R-UIM cards to update Preferred Roaming Lists (PRLs), service programming codes, and text messaging services directly on the R-UIM cards of subscriber handsets. Interop Technologies provides core wireless solutions for messaging, device management, and connectivity gateways.

Ayantra integrates Cinterion's BG2 M2M module into new asset management solution

Cinterion and Ayantra yesterday announced together at CTIA Wireless in Orlando, Florida, the launch of FleetWare, a remote monitoring solution for tracking assets that do not have a power source. Cinterion, a Gemalto company, provides cellular machine-to-machine (M2M) communication modules. Ayantra provides remote asset management solutions.

CMO Council addresses subscriber complexity in global communications markets

The Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) Council today announced a major new thought leadership initiative to examine the extent and effects of a demanding new world of subscriber complexity and choice in today's communications services market. The new global program will profile and benchmark where and how companies are experiencing and addressing diverse needs, preferences, and behavior patterns across a multiplicity of device types, plans, and pricing options in the complex market for telecommunications, wireless, and digital media services.

appMobi adds mobile Web services to mobile app development kit

appMobi, which provides integrated cloud-based tools and services for supporting large-scale developer communities, yesterday announced the addition of four mobile Web services to its comprehensive Platform as a Service (PaaS) mobile app ecosystem solution at the International CTIA Wireless 2001 conference in Orlando, Florida. Through its free cross-platform developer toolkit, the appMobi XDK, appMobi now provides mobile application and Web developers a comprehensive integrated set of hosted tools and services.

nPhase launches developer program; opens new M2M markets

nPhase, which this week showcased example partner capabilities with Axeda Corporation Sierra Wireless and CalAmp, provided more details on their nPhase ONE developer program at CTIA Wireless 2011. A Verizon Wireless and Qualcomm Incorporated joint venture, nPhase last week announced a new machine-to-machine (M2M) developer program, called nPhase ONE, that will provide a single M2M application development platform with comprehensive support and advanced M2M capabilities engineered for deployment on Verizon Wireless and Vodafone mobile networks.

Sprint expands M2M partner ecosystem

Sprint announced Monday at CTIA in Orlando, Florida, expanded M2M solutions provided by 14 Sprint partners. These partner offerings bring additional specialized capabilities to Sprint’s broad-based M2M portfolio, including the fast-growing segments of connected transportation, fixed and portable solutions, SmartGrid and utilities, and health care.

AT&T to acquire T-Mobile USA from Deutsche Telekom

AT&T Inc. and Deutsche Telekom AG announced Sunday that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which AT&T will acquire T-Mobile USA from Deutsche Telekom in a cash-and-stock transaction currently valued at approximately $39 billion. The agreement has been approved by the Boards of Directors of both companies. AT&T was unavailable for comment.

ChinaTel signs contract for ZTE to supply equipment and services for wireless broadband network in Fujian Province

ZTE Corporation, a global provider of telecommunications equipment and network solutions, and China Tel Group, Inc., a US-based operator of wireless broadband and telecommunications networks, today jointly announced they have signed a contract for ZTE to supply ChinaTel with infrastructure equipment for the nine city wireless broadband network ChinaTel is deploying in the Fujian province.

Orange Business Services partners with JouleX to offer global IT energy audit

Exclusive audit to help enterprises identify energy and carbon saving opportunities

Thanks to its partnership with JouleX, a U.S.-based enterprise energy management company, Orange Business Services launches new IT Energy Audit assessment services, an exclusive offer of its Innovation and Sustainability practice.

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