Satellite operators Orbcomm and Inmarsat have formed a strategic alliance aimed at developing products and services for the fast-growing satellite M2M market.
The companies say their collaboration will also investigate opportunities for the future expansion and integration of their satellite networks.
However, the tie-up will mainly work on developing a standard satellite platform as well as cost-effective hardware and flexible service pricing models for the M2M industry.
M2M modem and gateways provider Multi-Tech Systems has appointed Rodney Landers its new chief executive.
Landers has served as an advisory member on the company’s board of directors since August and is credited with having an “extensive track record of success” in the tech industry.
In 2005, he founded Spectrum Design Solutions, which was purchased by Digi International (Minnetonka, MN, USA) three years later for the sum of $10 million, and is said to enjoy business relationships with some of the industry’s most important players.
Network management and security specialist Mako Networks has teamed up with Sprint to provide services for the operator’s mobile customers.
According to the company’s statement, the deal will see Mako’s (Auckland, New Zealand) technology added to Sprint’s (Overland Park, KS, USA) portfolio of services for retailers and distributed enterprises.
Leap Wireless shareholders have given their seal of approval to a $1.2 billion takeover of the company by mobile giant AT&T.
According to the company’s press release, more than 99% of votes cast were in favor of the transaction, which will boost AT&T’s (Dallas, TX, USA) position in the US prepaid market besides shoring up its spectrum holdings.
Shares in Vodafone Group rose on Friday after a media report that U.S. mobile operator AT&T was exploring strategies for a potential takeover of the British telecoms firm.
AT&T (Dallas, TX, USA) Chief Executive Randall Stephenson has said there is a "huge opportunity" to invest in mobile broadband in Europe and he would buy wireless assets if they were available at the right price.
The group that owns thousands of former Nortel patents filed a barrage of patent lawsuits on Thursday against cell phone manufacturers including Google, the company it outbid in the Nortel bankruptcy auction.
Module maker u-blox has partnered with semiconductor designer ARM on the development of a “cellular kit” for the design of wirelessly connected location-aware devices used to support M2M services.
The companies have branded their joint offering the C027 “Internet of Things Starter Kit” and plan to conduct a demonstration of the technology at this week’s ARM TechCon conference being hosted in California.
NTT Communications Corp said it will gain control of two U.S. cloud computing firms in takeover deals worth a combined 85.5 billion yen ($880 million), as Japanese firms ramp up efforts to improve overseas networks through acquisitions.
The unlisted long-distance and overseas calling unit of Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corp (Tokyo, Japan) will buy Virtela Technology Services Inc (Greenwood Village, CO, USA), which provides communications services to corporations, and acquire an 80 percent stake in RagingWire Data Centers (Sacramento, CA, USA).
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In the years since we've started discussing this topic at the Council, it has entered the mainstream. ISPs of all kinds are offering rudimentary starter kits to get customers engaged with another base on the "triple play" field. This gives us the opportunity to examine best practices and successes of these entry services - like security, HVAC, cameras, and smartgrid - and to look at the next wave of services that consumers are likely to put in their homes.