The latest European FTTH market panorama for the full year 2011 was presented on Wednesday during a press conference at the FTTH Conference in Munich, Germany. Since the previous edition in June 2011, Europe has added more than 600,000 new FTTH subscribers. FTTH/B roll-out has progressed at an annual rate of 41% in 2011, with more than 5.1 million FTTH/B subscribers and nearly 28 million homes passed at the end of 2011, says the FTTH Council Europe.
Sybase 365, a subsidiary of Sybase, Inc., a provider of mobile messaging and mobile commerce services, on Tuesday announced a global, strategic partnership with Telefonica Digital to provide mobile wallet services. Sybase 365 will help develop Telefonica's mWallet, which will be the gateway for its customers to a range of mobile financial services.
As telecom operators become increasingly involved in machine-to-machine (M2M) markets, major decisions are going to have to be made about the viability of 2G networks.
In order to deliver high-quality care and meet regulatory mandates, hospitals must collect increasingly detailed clinical data from inpatients, while reducing staff costs. Obtaining the additional data required to manage and coordinate care inside and outside the hospital, without spending a fortune on staff, requires the ability to automatically retrieve information from medical devices.
Murata Wireless Solutions (MWS), a manufacturer of wireless modules, on Tuesday announced the introduction of its Wi-Fi Network Controller Module. The SN8200 is a small, low power, self-contained, certified Wi-Fi network controller module that provides serial-to-Wi-Fi connectivity to the internet, and can be used by manufacturers who are looking to add wireless connectivity to machine-to-machine (M2M) applications, such as home appliances,
According to a recent report by research firm ABI Research, smart applications shipments will soon begin to pick up and will eventually exceed 24 million units by 2017. Similar to the market for home energy management systems (HEMS), the smart appliances market has, so far, failed to take off as many had expected. Many products are still involved in small pilots and have failed to hit retail outlets in any large number, says ABI Research.
Cinterion, a provider of cellular machine-to-machine (M2M) communication modules, announced on Tuesday that Linyang Electronics, an electronic information enterprise in the smart meter market, is integrating Cinterion's tiny BGS2 in their smart metering products and power utilization management terminals.
According to the Cisco Visual Network Index Global Mobile Data Traffic Forecast for 2011 to 2016, worldwide mobile data traffic will increase 18-fold during this time period reaching 10.8 exabytes per month - or an annual run rate of 130 exabytes - by 2016.
Oracle Corp agreed to buy Taleo Corp, a maker of Web-based software for recruiting employees, for about $1.9 billion, as technology companies’ battle for the top spot in the fast-growing cloud computing market.
Intel Corporation on Tuesday disclosed several features for the company’s next-generation communications platform, named “Crystal Forest.” The communications platform will handle data processing across the network while addressing the needs for handling cloud connectivity and content processing.