Enterprise M2M: The Cost & Revenue Upsides

M2M Conference at MobileCon

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Wednesday, October 10, 2012 - 10:30am
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Wednesday, October 10, 2012 - 12:30pm

 

The two conference sessions addressed questions about enterprise applications in the exploding field of M2M, or the Internet of Things. Moderated by Beecham Research CEO Robin Duke-Woolley, the sessions covered topics such as Long Term Connectivity, Small Vs Large Deployments, and Customer Service. 

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China demands explanation from US on Huawei spying report

Reuters

China wants a clear explanation from Washington over a report that the U.S. National Security Agency infiltrated servers at the headquarters of telecoms giant Huawei Technologies Co., a Chinese foreign ministry spokesman said on Monday.

Hong Lei, the spokesman, said China was "extremely concerned" about the spying allegations.

"Recently, the international media has put out a lot of reports about the eavesdropping, surveillance and stealing of secrets by the United States of other countries, including China," he told a regular briefing.

More than 20 million cars to ship with security software by 2020: ABI Research

More than 20 million connected cars will ship with built-in software-based security technology by 2020, according to a new study from ABI Research.

Although telematics safety services have typically focused on stolen vehicle tracking and diagnostics to physical protect vehicles, awareness is growing about the threat of cyber attacks and the risks these pose, especially given developments in vehicle-to-vehicle communications and autonomous vehicles.

In response, carmakers and suppliers are beginning to source security technology, says the market-research company.

Mobile carriers failed to use tech fixes to thwart spying: expert

Reuters

The world's mobile phone carriers have failed to implement technology fixes available since 2008 that would have thwarted the National Security Agency's ability to eavesdrop on many mobile phone calls, a cyber security expert says.

Karsten Nohl, chief scientist with Berlin's Security Research Labs, told Reuters ahead of a highly anticipated talk at a conference in Germany that his firm discovered the issue while reviewing security measures implemented by mobile operators around the world.

Mobile security gateway revenues to grow 70% this year: Infonetics Research

The global market for mobile security gateways is expected to generate $70 million in revenues this year, a 70% increase on sales in 2012, according to a new study from Infonetics Research.

“The popularity of SMS and MMS has soared over the last decade, but carriers around the globe are just now beginning to seriously evaluate and deploy SMS/MMS security gateway solutions, forced by economic, regulatory, and attack conditions,” said Jeff Wilson, principal analyst for security at Infonetics Research.

Deutsche Telekom to launch SaaS-based smart-metering kit

German telecoms operator Deutsche Telekom claims it will soon become the world’s first company to offer a modular solution for smart metering using so-called ‘software as a service’ (SaaS) technology.

The service will give utility companies a selection of tools for energy provision and management, and includes a gateway administration service, the installation of meters and gateways, the communications link, a meter data-management system and an IT system based on SAP (Walldorf, Germany), with which Deutsche Telekom (Bonn, Germany) has a long-standing partnership.

AT&T aims to sidestep shareholder request on surveillance data

Reuters

AT&T has asked regulators to let it ignore a shareholder request for details of its customer-information sharing with government agencies, a move that could forestall a heated debate at the telecommunications giant's annual meeting.

The No. 2 U.S. mobile operator made the request in a December 5 letter to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in response to shareholder activists pressing it on the matter. Among them is New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli, who is the trustee of the state retirement fund.

US concern over Huawei telecoms deal with South Korea

Reuters

The heads of two U.S. Senate committees overseeing national security have expressed concern to the Obama administration over a recent network supply deal between China's Huawei Technologies Co Ltd and Washington ally South Korea.

South Korea, which hosts some 28,000 U.S. soldiers to deter potential provocation from North Korea, said Huawei's (Shenzhen, China) deal to supply mobile network equipment does raise security concerns, but it had no immediate plan to look into the issue. U.S. Vice President Joe Biden is due to visit Seoul later this week as part of a broader Asia trip.

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

SIMalliance

“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.

Verizon launches cloud security platform for M2M services

US operator Verizon has launched a new cloud-based platform aimed at providing security for a variety of M2M services.

According to Verizon (New York City, NY, USA), while the number of internet-connected cars, smart meters and home-monitoring systems has been growing at a dramatic pace, the cybersecurity services designed to safeguard these applications are proving to be inadequate.

Branded Managed Certificate Services, the operator’s “next-generation” platform is aimed at addressing what Verizon sees as an emerging technology risk.

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