Cinterion connects up to 32 4G devices with plug-in M2M router

On Tuesday at CTIA Wireless, Cinterion, a global provider of cellular machine-to-machine (M2M) communication services, announced that its PHS8 module has been integrated into a 4G M2M router produced by BrightSKY, a health product specialist.

Everyday benefits of M2M technology

M2M technology is commonly thought of in terms of savings.  For example, smart grids can save electricity, telehealth can save lives, asset tracking can save products; and of course all of these can save money.  Even though it is agreed that M2M technology can save people many things in different ways, M2M is also a technology that can fill in gaps and provide convenience in everyday interactions.

RACO Wireless, OnAsset Intelligence launch international asset tracking SIM

RACO Wireless, a machine-to-machine (M2M) provider, on Tuesday announced that OnAsset Intelligence, a service provider of remote monitoring and freight intelligence, has deployed its asset tracking service internationally using the embedded multi-mode international mobile subscriber identity (IMSI) SIM developed by RACO Wireless in collaboration with mobile security solution provider

KORE, ILS Technology partner on M2M enterprise deployments

On Tuesday at CTIA Wireless, KORE Telematics, a wireless service provider specializing in machine-to-machine (M2M) communications, and ILS Technology have partnered to accelerate M2M deployments across enterprise organizations. KORE and ILS are working with organizations to quickly integrate connected devices with existing enterprise IT systems, providing actionable M2M data and intelligence throughout workflow processes.

Sprint expands asset tracking portfolio with Omnilink

On Monday at CTIA Wireless in New Orleans, Sprint announced it is expanding its portfolio of products from Omnilink, a provider of location-based services (LBS) and platforms.  Omnilink’s asset tracking service operates on the Sprint wireless networks and offers an out-of-the box tool for tracking assets at risk for theft or damage, such as: bank bags, automated teller machines (ATMs), computers and data storage devices, vehicles, consumer

T-Mobile USA selects Ericsson, NSN for $4 billion LTE network upgrade

On Tuesday at CTIA Wireless in New Orleans, T-Mobile USA announced that it has selected telecom equipment vendors Ericsson and Nokia Siemens Networks for the $4 billion upgrade of its LTE network, which is due to launch in 2013. The amount that each company is to be allotted for the upgrade was not disclosed.

MasterCard releases mobile payments index, launches PayPass Wallet Services at CTIA

A major theme coming out of CTIA Wireless in New Orleans this week is mobile payments.  This theme manifested itself on Monday with two major announcements by MasterCard.  The two announcements included results from a mobile payments readiness index produced by MasterCard, as well as the launch of PayPass wallet services.

CTIA Report: 10 small cells can offload 75% of macrocell traffic

On Tuesday at CTIA Wireless, the Small Cell Forum, an independent industry and operator association that supports small cell deployment, released a whitepaper outlining the opportunities and challenges facing public access 3G small cell deployments. The paper found that public access small cells could play a key role in providing additional mobile coverage, capacity and new services in both urban and rural areas.

GSMA launches API Gateway in Canada

On Monday at CTIA Wireless in New Orleans, the GSMA announced that it has been working with three major Canadian operators - Bell Mobility, Rogers Communications and TELUS, to launch its OneAPI Gateway.  The gateway offers application developers a way to connect to and use a standard set of APIs (application programming interfaces) available from the three major Canadian Mobile Network Operators (MNOs).

Construction, not capacity, is the real LTE challenge in U.S.

Like the Interstate Highway system in the 1950s, building out a national LTE infrastructure in the U.S. is a major undertaking. The largest challenges in building out an LTE network consider of planning, staging, and deploying the technology at maximum speed and with minimal costs. Mobile operators are in a tight race to build out LTE networks in the U.S. as quickly and cost-effectively as possible, and backhaul is a key component of the job.