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Volvo Taps AT&T for In-Car Connectivity

April 16, 2014 11:17 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

AT&T has signed a multi-year agreement with Volvo to provide connectivity to Volvo's vehicles. According to a press release, AT&T will power Volvo's 2015 model year connected car solution with Sensus Connect, an embedded infotainment service. 

Audi Announces $99 5GB LTE Plan for In-Car System

March 11, 2014 9:00 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Automaker Audi has released data pricing for its in-car system, which is powered by AT&T LTE...

Report: Global M2M Connections to Soar in 2014

February 18, 2014 10:07 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Ahead of Mobile World Congress, the GSMA today released new research that forecasts total global...

AT&T, IBM Partner on New IOC, M2M Solutions

February 18, 2014 10:04 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

AT&T and IBM today announced a partnership that aims to develop solutions that help support...

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Feds to Decide on Car-to-Car Communications

February 3, 2014 10:09 am | by Joan Lowy, Associated Press | News | Comments

Federal officials are planning to announce whether automakers should be required to equip new cars and light trucks with technology that enables vehicles to communicate with each other to prevent collisions. Such vehicle-to-vehicle communication promises to transform traffic safety.

Sierra Wireless Acquires AnyData Corp.

October 11, 2013 10:28 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Sierra Wireless today announced that it has agreed to acquire substantially all of the assets of AnyDATA Corporation's M2M embedded module and modem business. The transaction is expected to close by the end of this month.

AT&T, GE Team to Connect Engines, Industrial Machines

October 9, 2013 9:38 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

AT&T and GE today annnounced a new agreement to enabled things like jet engines, locomatives and other industrial machines with wireless capabilities. AT&T and GE plan to develop offerings that meld AT&T network technologies with industrial products...

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New Association Promotes Business Case for M2M

May 21, 2013 10:20 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

The world of M2M has just given rise to a new trade association announced yesterday ahead of CTIA 2013. The International M2M Council (IMC) says it aims to make M2M ubiquitous by helping companies install and manage communications between machines...

IBM’s MessageSight Looks Ready to Deal With the “Internet of Things”

April 30, 2013 9:01 am | by Ben Munson | News | Comments

IBM’s looking big picture at the needs of a smarter planet with the unveiling of its new appliance, MessageSight, which could come in handy once the “Internet of things” blows up in the consumer market. The message hub comes ready to handle the galaxy of micro-transactions connected devices...  

2G M2M Isn't Going Anywhere Just Yet

March 21, 2013 11:32 am | by Andrew Berg | Articles | Comments

While the flashy aspects of LTE grab most of the headlines these days, there's still evidence that a host of M2M solutions will keep those lowly 2G networks in business for years to come. According to Cisco's annual mobile data forecast, fully 64 percent of global mobile M2M...

Advancing M2M Across Newer Cellular Technologies: Considerations and Options for Success

March 21, 2013 11:21 am | by Larry Zibrik, VP Market Development, Sierra Wireless | Articles | Comments

Across the globe, M2M deployments continue to accelerate at a rapid pace and with operators continuing to upgrade networks with newer technologies, it calls to question what options and considerations should be weighed when deciding on cellular technologies...

Wireless Connections Creep Into Everyday Things

February 27, 2013 9:33 am | by Peter Svensson, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

A car that tells your insurance company how you're driving. A bathroom scale that lets you chart your weight on the Web. And a meter that warns your air conditioner when electricity gets more expensive. Welcome to the next phase of the wireless revolution...

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Lafayette Tracks Workers with Satellite System

November 23, 2011 5:59 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Lafayette city-parish government's new satellite vehicle tracking system has begun identifying employees in public vehicles who speed, fail to use their seat belts and drop by their homes during work hours.

Operators Poised for Success in M2M

August 2, 2011 6:13 pm | by Anantha Ramu, Acision | Articles | Comments

The question is: How will operators optimize their position in the M2M value chain and offer rich M2M communications quickly, cheaply, securely and reliably?

Road Ahead: Connected Cars

July 23, 2011 6:55 pm | by Monica Alleven | Articles | Comments

Whether the U.S. Department of Transportation likes it or not, cars are increasingly getting connected. And there’s a bigger role for wireless carriers to play.

SignalSet Is In It for the Long Haul

June 17, 2011 8:05 am | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

M2M solutions provider SignalSet landed its first OEM partner, and it's a big one: PACCAR...

T-Mobile Shifts M2M Business to RACO

May 16, 2011 8:02 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

T-Mobile USA is making some changes to its machine-to-machine (M2M) business, shifting those duties to RACO Wireless.

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Norway's Telenor Starts Major M2M Push in United States

May 16, 2011 8:00 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

Telecommunications giant Telenor is looking to extend its formidable presence into the United States.

Analyst Corner - Consumers to Expedite an M2M World

March 28, 2011 2:41 pm | by Steve Hilton | Articles | Comments

The growth of the M2M industry is set to thrive over the next 10 years as mobile operators and vendors seek ways to offset the decline in mobile ARPU from consumers.

nPhase Debuts 'Missing Link' for M2M Development

March 18, 2011 7:59 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

Often, when companies outside the wireless industry decide they want to use machine-to-machine (M2M) technology, they start from the ground up...

Are We There Yet? The 'Connected World'

March 9, 2011 3:32 pm | by Rob Dalgety, Mformation | Articles | Comments

If we are not there yet, we must be on the threshold, but as with many a revolution, change can often have cascading impacts.

M2M Solutions Straddle 2G, 3G

March 8, 2011 8:25 pm | by Andrew Berg | Articles | Comments

Every year the M2M space continues to grow and diversify. As traditional subscriber adoption reaches saturation, carriers are on the move to find new areas of growth.

Embedded Devices & the Need for Remote Management

January 31, 2011 11:26 am | by Mark Gentile, Odyssey Software | Articles | Comments

The expanded growth of the value of embedded devices amplifies the necessity of remote device management solutions. These devices must be managed the same as other IT assets regardless of traditional enterprise IT management solutions.

Verizon Offers M2M Management Solution

October 6, 2010 9:01 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Verizon today announced the availability of the Machine to Machine Management solution, which is aimed at helping enterprise customers get near real-time access to monitor wireless devices.

M2M: Learn to Listen

August 6, 2010 7:29 pm | by Dale Calder, Axeda | Articles | Comments

In the world of M2M – there is simply too much focus on enabling machines and devices to talk.

Monetizing the Mobile Internet

July 29, 2010 9:33 pm | by Jonathan Morgan, Cisco | Articles | Comments

Monetization is the hot discussion in the mobile industry. One of the biggest service provider challenges is to enhance profitability as the mobile Internet data tidal wave crashes to mobile operator shores.

M2M Moves to the Car

July 17, 2010 11:32 pm | by Maisie Ramsay | Articles | Comments

In the old days, mobile phones were designed to travel with people in cars. Nowadays, the cars themselves are becoming the connected medium.

Embedded Devices: Module Vendors Talk Demand

June 14, 2010 12:28 pm | by Maisie Ramsay | Articles | Comments

With wireless connectivity spreading like weeds from handsets to laptops to machine-to-machine (M2M) and an increasing variety of consumer electronics, the companies that make the chips to support the connectivity are enjoying a boost to their bottom line.

Opportunities and risks in M2M’s maturation

April 29, 2010 5:12 am | by Yankee Group | News | Comments

As a fan of all things connected — and I do mean, getting all things in our lives connected, as that’s a foundational element of Yankee Group’s Anywhere vision — I have mixed feelings about the recent spate of network operator announcements in the marketplace about...

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