Microwave Telemetry selects Telenor Connexion for global wildlife tracking

On Monday, Microwave Telemetry Inc., a provider of avian and marine tracking, announced it has selected Telenor Connexion, an M2M service provider, for its global wildlife tracking devices.

Electric Vehicles emissions vary greatly by region

While emissions levels associated with the electricity an electric vehicle (EV) consumes vary widely by region, drivers can expect to reduce emissions compared to average gasoline-powered vehicles, according to a new analysis by the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS).

Broken down by category and divided by electric grid regions, the analysis concludes that in every part of the country, EVs outperform most gasoline-powered vehicl

Electric vehicle car battery prices drop 14%

Reuters

The average price of an electric vehicle-grade battery fell 14% year-on-year to $689 per kilowatt hour in the first quarter of 2012, as manufacturing capacity outstripped demand, a report by Bloomberg New Energy Finance said on Tuesday.

City to save $2.7 million annually with remote LED light monitoring

On Tuesday, the city council of Chattanooga, Tenn., approved a contract proposal to replace existing municipal lights with high efficiency lighting fixtures that incorporate FlexNet wireless remote monitoring and control capabilities from smart grid infrastructure provider, Sensus.

Real-time, in-car communication system helps find missing child within 45 minutes

COPsync, Inc., a company that operates a law enforcement real-time, in-car information sharing, communication and data interoperability network, announced that the Gonzales County, Texas Sheriff’s Office used the COPsync network to locate a missing child within 45 minutes and hours before an Amber alert would have been issued.

Deutsche Telekom eyes bid for Tele Columbus

Reuters

Deutsche Telekom is considering a bid for regional cable company Tele Columbus to shore up its position in its key home market against competition from rivals Liberty Global and Kabel Deutschland, sources told Reuters.

Nokia Siemens Networks to provide LTE upgrade in Japan

On Monday, Nokia Siemens Networks announced that Softbank Mobile Corp is upgrading its mobile broadband network across Japan using its technology and services. Softbank has selected Nokia Siemens Networks to supply, deploy and integrate its 4G, FDD-LTE (Frequency Division Duplex – Long Term Evolution) network, which is expects to have running by the fall of 2012.

EU to investigate UK mobile payments joint venture

Reuters

European Union antitrust regulators said on Friday they will examine whether a joint venture between the three largest British telecoms companies on mobile payment technologies and advertising falls foul of competition rules.

Report: Ethernet Microwave growing 5-fold by 2016

Market research firm Infonetics Research on Thursday released excerpts from a pair of recently published forecast reports, which tracks Ethernet, TDM, and hybrid microwave equipment by spectrum, capacity, form factor, and architecture, and Millimeter Wave Equipment, which tracks unlicensed E band 60GHz, licensed E band 70--90GHz, and W band 75--110 GHz millimeter wave equipment by network application.

Mobile money takes different forms in Africa, Japan, U.S.

Over the last decade mobile payments have started to become a reality in many markets.  According to the TM Forum, depending on the conditions of the market communications service providers operate in, different value chains and opportunities can present themselves.  Below are excerpts from TM Forum’s Quick Insights Report, “Mobile Money in Action: Exploring the Value Chain” which covers markets ranging from M-PESA in Kenya to the Google Wallet in the United States.


M-PESA in Kenya

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