ICT standards bodies herald launch of oneM2M

Seven of the world’s major ICT standards bodies have come together for the launch of a new organization designed to accelerate the smooth deployment of M2M services.

oneM2M, as the organization is called, has been set up to develop the technical specifications for future M2M services, allowing the industry to benefit from greater interoperability and economies of scale.

SecureState releases smart-meter hacking tool, claims world first

SecureState, a management consulting firm specializing in information security, has released what it claims is the world’s first tool that allows users to assess the security of smart utility meters over an optical interface.

SecureState (Cleveland, USA) had previously sent a “lite” version of the tool, branded Termineter, to a select group of registrants, but the full open-source code allows individuals to manipulate and test the security of smart meters with full functionality.

Teologis takes over Navtrak

Navtrak (Salisbury, USA), which supplies GPS technology for fleet-management services, has been acquired by Software-as-a-Services (SaaS) company Telogis (Aliso Viejo, USA).

Telogis says the takeover will strengthen its position in the market for location-based services.

Report: M2M market poised for biggest transformation ever

The M2M market is on the brink of the biggest transformation in its 10-year history, according to a new report from market-research company Maravedis-Rethink.

AEP Texas expands smart meter rollout

Utility company AEP Texas has signed a new agreement with Landis+Gyr, owned by Toshiba and the Innovation Network Corporation of Japan, for the installation of smart meters across its entire service territory.

AEP had previously contracted Landis+Gyr to provide 720,000 of its “Gridstream” meters, 500,000 of which have now been deployed. Under the new deal, Landis+Gyr will provide an additional 280,000 meters to the rural areas of AEP’s service territory not covered as part of the original agreement.

Telit launches one-stop shop for M2M

M2M vendor Telit has launched what it describes as the industry’s first one-stop shop for M2M communication modules and managed services, including connectivity.

The new product, branded m2mAIR, is now available to European customers, but rollouts in the US, the Asia Pacific and Latin America are scheduled for later this year.

Data growth cannot bolster Vodafone

When reporting earnings, Europe’s mobile-phone operators like to headline the growth of their data-services revenues, hoping to distract investors’ attention from the shrinkage elsewhere. But the latest, disappointing set of results from UK-based Vodafone shows just how meaningless that metric has become.

Verizon Wireline disappoints, shares off 2.9 percent

Reuters

Weakness in Verizon Communications Inc's enterprise business offset a better-than-expected wireless quarter, sending the telephone company's shares down 2.9 percent.

After pushing Verizon's shares up 14 percent so far this year, investors focused in on the wireline miss on Thursday even as Verizon handily beat Wall Street estimates for wireless subscriber growth and profitability.

While earnings per share (EPS) met Wall Street expectations for the quarter, analyst said that wasn't enough.

China Mobile subscribers up 1.1 percent in June to 1.05 billion

Reuters

China, the world's largest mobile phone market, saw a 1.14 percent monthly increase in mobile subscribers to 1.05 billion in June, data from the country's three telecommunications operators showed.

The number of mobile subscribers in China has been growing steadily, with handset vendors such as Apple Inc , Samsung Electronics Co Ltd <005930.KS>, Huawei Technologies Co Ltd and ZTE Corp <0763.HK> <000063.SZ> clamoring for more market share.

Nokia revival hopes fade as analysts cut targets

Reuters

Analysts cut their price targets on Nokia to little more than the value of its cash and patents on Friday as hopes fade that phones using new Microsoft software can revive the ailing mobile company anytime soon.

The launch of new Lumia smartphones, expected to start in September, has turned into a make-or-break event for Nokia boss Stephen Elop, the architect of a tie-up with Microsoft which has so far done little to resurrect the firm's challenge to the dominance of Apple's iPhone and Samsung's Galaxy models.

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