The first places to receive LTE coverage in Germany were not large cities like Berlin or Munich, but towns of 5,000 inhabitants or less. Now that rural areas have been covered, German providers will now start to update urban areas with LTE coverage this year.
Wyless, a global M2M managed services provider, on Tuesday announced an agreement with Clearwire to offer the first machine-to-machine (M2M) 4G products available on the Clearwire network. The agreement will provide 4G connectivity to Wyless customers and partners in more than 80 markets across the United States.
Last week, ABI Research released its market share rankings of M2M cellular embedded module vendors for 2011, which evaluated vendors' market share performance for both total unit shipment volume of M2M cellular modules, as well as for total M2M revenue, including modules, terminals, software, and services.
Britain could pump $21 billion into its economy and create up to 10,000 jobs by upgrading its power distribution network with smart grid technology, an Ernst & Young report said on Tuesday.
Smart grid proponents say the technology has the potential to transform the way electricity is generated, distributed and consumed just as the Internet transformed the way the world communicates.
On Tuesday, u-blox, a provider of positioning and wireless semiconductors, software and solutions, announced that it has acquired 4M Wireless, a company that designs and develops software and test services for developing fourth generation (4G) mobile wireless devices based on the latest Long Term Evolution (LTE) standards.
The acquisition of 100% of the shares of 4M Wireless was priced at approximately $9 million.
This week, the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) and Masabi US Ltd, a provider of transit mobile ticketing, jointly announced that they will be bringing mobile ticketing to MBTA commuter rail riders this fall. With applications for iPhone, Android, and Blackberry, customers will be able to purchase commuter rail tickets and passes. Once tickets are purchased, customers will be able to use and display directly via their phone screen.
USA Technologies, Inc., a provider of wireless, cashless payment and M2M telemetry services for self-serve, small-ticket retailing industries, last week announced that its customer, Pepi Food Services, has signed an agreement to go 100% cashless by the end of 2012. Using USA Technologies ePort Connect cashless payment and telemetry service, Pepi plans to convert its entire vending machine base to 100% cashless three years ahead of Pepi's original plan.
On Tuesday, AT&T Inc reported a higher-than-expected quarterly profit as iPhone sales declined, reducing the amount of cash it had to pay Apple Inc and boosting its margins.
Mobile phone group Vodafone has agreed to buy Cable & Wireless Worldwide (CWW) for $1.7 billion, giving it a British fixed-line network to relieve the strain on its wireless operations from data-hungry smartphone users.
The world's biggest mobile phone operator by revenue said on Monday buying corporate telecoms specialist CWW (Bracknell, UK) would make it a leading player in both fixed-line and mobile telecom services to Britain's businesses, and it could make cost savings by using CWW's networks, both in the UK and internationally.
At the time of Russia’s presidential election in March, allegations of election fraud were prevalent across much of the nation, as well as the world. In an attempt to legitimize the election, the Russian government authorized and provided $500 million for the deployment of about 200,000 cameras in approximately 90,000 polling stations across Russia.