The question of 2G in M2M has taken an interesting turn at CTIA Wireless in New Orleans. It seems that people are no longer concentrating solely on how long 2G will be around for M2M, but instead turning their attention to the 3G network.
On Monday at CTIA Wireless, AT&T announced plans for a new portfolio of all-digital, IP-based home security monitoring and automation services. Called AT&T Digital Life, the services will give users control and security of their homes using any web-enabled device, PCs, tablets and smartphones, regardless of wireless carrier, says AT&T.
On Wednesday at CTIA Wireless in New Orleans, M2M Zone held a session to discuss global M2M deployments becoming a reality. Moderated by Robin Duke-Woolley, founder and CEO of Beecham Research, the four panelists discussed the challenges and solutions that accompany the deployment of M2M products on a global scale.
On Tuesday at CTIA Wireless, Cinterion, a global provider of cellular machine-to-machine (M2M) communication services, announced that its PHS8 module has been integrated into a 4G M2M router produced by BrightSKY, a health product specialist.
M2M technology is commonly thought of in terms of savings. For example, smart grids can save electricity, telehealth can save lives, asset tracking can save products; and of course all of these can save money. Even though it is agreed that M2M technology can save people many things in different ways, M2M is also a technology that can fill in gaps and provide convenience in everyday interactions.
RACO Wireless, a machine-to-machine (M2M) provider, on Tuesday announced that OnAsset Intelligence, a service provider of remote monitoring and freight intelligence, has deployed its asset tracking service internationally using the embedded multi-mode international mobile subscriber identity (IMSI) SIM developed by RACO Wireless in collaboration with mobile security solution provider
On Tuesday at CTIA Wireless, KORE Telematics, a wireless service provider specializing in machine-to-machine (M2M) communications, and ILS Technology have partnered to accelerate M2M deployments across enterprise organizations. KORE and ILS are working with organizations to quickly integrate connected devices with existing enterprise IT systems, providing actionable M2M data and intelligence throughout workflow processes.
On Monday at CTIA Wireless in New Orleans, Sprint announced it is expanding its portfolio of products from Omnilink, a provider of location-based services (LBS) and platforms. Omnilink’s asset tracking service operates on the Sprint wireless networks and offers an out-of-the box tool for tracking assets at risk for theft or damage, such as: bank bags, automated teller machines (ATMs), computers and data storage devices, vehicles, consumer
On Tuesday at CTIA Wireless in New Orleans, T-Mobile USA announced that it has selected telecom equipment vendors Ericsson and Nokia Siemens Networks for the $4 billion upgrade of its LTE network, which is due to launch in 2013. The amount that each company is to be allotted for the upgrade was not disclosed.
A major theme coming out of CTIA Wireless in New Orleans this week is mobile payments. This theme manifested itself on Monday with two major announcements by MasterCard. The two announcements included results from a mobile payments readiness index produced by MasterCard, as well as the launch of PayPass wallet services.