OpenADR, WI-SUN Alliances partner to support interoperability

The OpenADR Alliance and the WI-SUN Alliance have announced a partnership designed to speed up the rollout of energy-efficient program offerings.

The two standards bodies say they will work together on enabling interoperability between smart utility networks and utility demand response systems based on the OpenADR specification.

Global M2M Growth Potential Hinges on Security, Remote Programmability and Interoperability

M2M applications across diverse geographical and vertical markets worldwide give rise to an increasingly fragmented ecosystem


“As continued deployments of machine to machine (M2M) applications across diverse geographical and vertical markets worldwide give rise to an increasingly fragmented ecosystem, industry players must put security, remote programmability and interoperability at the heart of their plans for development, or risk inhibiting the sector’s prospects for growth,” says Bruno Basquin, Chair of the M2M and eUICC Working Group at SIMalliance.

Carrier Ethernet 2.0 - Changing the World, Again

CE 2.0 is Makes it easier for Carriers to meet and exploit rising demand

First generation Carrier Ethernet already dominates WAN equipment revenue, and now Carrier Ethernet 2.0 is making it easier for Carriers to meet and exploit the demand that Carrier Ethernet has already fuelled


Ten years ago The Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) was founded to develop and promote a new generation of Ethernet called Carrier Ethernet. Since then Carrier Ethernet has transformed WAN and enterprise connectivity as well as providing an infrastructure to fuel soaring user expectations for mobile applications.

ADTRAN launches session border control for enterprise IP business gateways, routers

ADTRAN Inc., a provider of next-generation networking services, on Tuesday announced that Session Border Control (SBC) software functionality has been added to its enterprise business gateways and routes. SBC has been added to its NetVanta 3430 and 6000 series, as well as its Total Access 900e IP Business Gateways.

NFC to drive $74 billion in transactions by 2015: Report

A new study by Juniper Research forecasts that NFC will facilitate transactions valued at $74 billion by 2015, as NFC will be increasingly used for the payment of goods in-store and as transport tickets.  The increasing use of mobile devices as an alternative to credit cards and paper tickets is one of the fastest growing segments of the mobile commerce market, says Juniper Research.  

China Telecom to sell iPhones; China Mobile still months away


Apple Inc. has signed a deal with China Telecom to sell its iPhone in China as it looks to boost its share in one of the world's biggest mobile phone market.  China Telecom plans to offer the iPhone starting next month.

While Apple (Cupertino, Calif., USA) has now signed up with two of China's big three carriers, the largest, China Mobile Ltd (Beijing, P.R.C.), with more than 600 million subscribers, doesn't yet have compatible technology.

Survey: Smart Grid implementation rises 25% in past year

On Tuesday, Microsoft Corp and OSIsoft LCC, a manufacturer of real-time data infrastructure, released a survey showing a 25% increase in the number of utilities companies that have implemented smart-grid technology compared to last year. The survey also shows that 28% of companies surveyed are in the planning phase, but 24% still have not started adopting any smart-grid technology. However, 63% of participants expect their budgets for these technologies to increase over the next two or three years.

Landis+Gyr announces upgradable smart grid platform

Landis+Gyr, a smart meter provider, on Thursday announced the launch of their Series V next generation Gridstream smart grid technology aimed at providing utilities an upgradeable platform capable of adapting to future applications and communication protocols - all without stranding existing assets.

Standard development organizations agree on initiative for M2M standardization

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.

China Mobile, Clearwire sign agreement on TD-LTE interoperability testing plan

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.

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