Telit Wireless Solutions, the U.S.-based mobile technology arm of Telit Communications, on Wednesday announced the completion of its first “smart farm” system in South Korea. The technology allows farmers to monitor and control cold climate greenhouses remotely via their smartphone, which allows for a reduction in labor, water and energy, according to Telit Wireless.
Major Standards Development Organizations (SDO) have recognized that M2M services often rely upon communications networks for connectivity between the myriad of devices in the field and the M2M application servers, and have identified the need for a common cost-efficient, widely available M2M Service Layer, which can be readily embedded within various hardware and software.
Research In Motion is not on Samsung Electronics Co's immediate shopping list, but the ailing Blackberry maker may still be attractive to Asian smartphone makers looking to compete against Google's Android, the world's fastest growing mobile platform.
Telecom operators globally are expected to cut spending on their networks this year, hitting equipment makers that were only just beginning to recover from intense price wars and the last economic downturn. Even optimistic observers see only slight growth of between 3 and 4% in the market for telecom network equipment overall, and most expect a steep fall in mobile investments.
On Friday, a group of government agencies with portfolios in GPS and related technologies announced that it had halted testing of LightSquared’s proposed network after it found that “plans for its proposed mobile network would cause harmful interference to many GPS receivers.”
A recent report by the Broadband Forum ranked the top ten countries for broadband growth and found that Brazil outperformed Italy to take the ninth spot with 15 million broadband subscribers in the third quarter of 2011. Brazil broadband subscribers rose by two million from the year-ago quarter, while Italy’s subscriber based rose by only 500,000.
Ofcom, the government-approved regulatory authority for broadcasting in the UK, last week set out a number of new proposals for making 4G mobile spectrum available to at least 98% of the UK population. These new proposals are to be put in place in time for the UK spectrum auction which is to be held at the end of the year.
China Mobile, the world's largest mobile operator, and Clearwire Corporation, a provider of 4G wireless broadband services in the United States, on Tuesday announced, in conjunction with the Global TD-LTE Initiative (GTI), an agreement on common test specifications and joint interoperability testing (IOT) for TD-LTE devices in the global band configurations, including 2.3GHz to 2.7GHz.
Pakistan will hold an auction for its first license for third-generation (3G) mobile telecom services on March 29, an official at the country's telecoms authority said on Tuesday. Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) Chairman Mohammed Yaseen said the base price for the auction would be $210 million.
"We're expecting 10 to 15 potential investors in the initial bidding process," says Yaseen.
This week the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) took place in Las Vegas, Nevada, with more than 3,100 exhibitors showing off the latest technologies and innovations. According to CES, this year’s show is the largest in its 44 year history, with 1.861 million net square feet of exhibit space.