Today Iotera announced the launch of their Iota Kickstarter campaign aimed at building the first free nationwide Internet of Things (IoT) wireless network. The network is built using small wireless access points called Home Bases, where each Home Base is attached to a window inside a home. A second device called the Iota, measures 43mm x 22mm x 11mm and is attached to the things to be monitored or tracked. Despite being the size of a typical key fob, Iota can send its location to the nearest Home Base up to 4 miles away.

Celltick, a provider of mobile initiated commerce, today announced its partnership with DNS, a Russian & CIS electronics device manufacturer and retailer. DNS is one of Russia’s largest electronics retailers. At the start of 2014, it owned 718 shops across 250 cities in Russia. Celltick will create a custom unique interface based on Start for DNS Android users.

Squire Technologies, signalling specialists to the telecoms industry, today announced that Viva, a mobile operator in the Dominican Republic and a subsidiary of Trilogy International Partners LLC, has deployed its Signalling Gateway solution, the SVI_SG to support number portability for SMS services with integrated signalling conversion.

Gemalto provides its support to the GSMA pan-African mHealth Initiative (PAMI), a mobile ecosystem that aims to improve maternal and child health and nutrition in sub-Saharan Africa. Acting as one of the first partners in this undertaking, Gemalto is contributing its digital security to two key mHealth programs: the United Nations Every Women Every Child Global Strategy and the Global Nutrition for Growth Compact.