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Verizon saw a 45 percent year-over-year revenue growth in its Internet of Things (IoT) business...
Half the manufacturers said they wirelessly transfer information on driving history from...
Smart Home Ecosystem: IoT and Consumers 10% of consumers have one smart home device. Parks Associates and CEA define the IoT and provide research and analysis of the emerging smart home industry.
Register now for the ECN's webinar on M2M. According to Berg Insight states that the global number of mobile network connections used for wireless machine-to-machine (M2M) communication will increase by 21% in 2014 to reach 213.9 million at the year-end. Over the next five years, the global number of wireless M2M connections is forecasted to grow 22.9% each year to reach 599.7 million connections in 2019.
"We had predicted anywhere from 190 to 250 million M2M connections this year," Peterson noted, citing a stat that points to a doubling in the percentage of total connections that M2M accounted for over 2010. "To double that in three years is kind of unheard of."
A recent study from Accenture shows that 69 percent of consumers are planning to buy an in-home device in the next five years. By the end of next year, a total of about 13 percent of consumers will own an in-home IoT device such as a thermostat or in-home security camera.
Research firm IDC expects IoT to open up many IT vendors to the consumer market, providing B2B2C services to connect and run homes and automobiles or virtually any place that where electronic devices will have a networking capability. IDC estimates that the technology and services revenue from IoT to expand...
Berg Insight says the move has been driven by the phase out of 2G services in some countries. The firm notes that here in the US, AT&T plans to shut down its 2G network have profoundly changed the M2M hardware market. Berg Insight expects that a majority of the M2M devices shipped in North America will use 3G technology already in 2014.
"Each individual automaker will decide what's the best choice for them," Penrose said, noting that while GM is leaning heavily on AT&T's existing offerings-including day passes for those that don't want to commit to using data all the time-other automakers, like Tesla, have decided to include, or subsidize data, in the purchase price of the car.
With a slew of announcements from OEMs, mobile operators and technology vendors in the early part of 2014, the connected car market is picking up momentum. In addition to announcements, a wider range of vehicles with new connected car capabilities, including LTE, are promised in 2014, with more to come in 2015 and beyond.
Granted, IDC defines IoT broadly, as a "network of networks of uniquely identifiable endpoints (or "things") that communicate without human interaction using IP connectivity – be it 'locally' or globally." But perhaps the that kind of obtuse definition only speaks to the impermanence of the term and not the underlying technologies that are driving the market for these types of solutions.
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.
Automaker Audi has released data pricing for its in-car system, which is powered by AT&T LTE. According to a press release, AT&T will offer two data plan options, including a 6-month 5 GB plan for $99, as well as a 30-month 30 GB plan for $499.
Ahead of Mobile World Congress, the GSMA today released new research that forecasts total global Machine-to-Machine (M2M) connections will hit a quarter of a billion this year. The study found that global M2M connections reached 195 million in 2013, growing at nearly 40 percent per year between 2010 and 2013.
AT&T and IBM today announced a partnership that aims to develop solutions that help support the “Internet of Things” (IOC). According to a press release, the two companies will combine their analytic platforms, cloud, and security technologies to gain more insights on data collected from machines in a variety of industries.
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 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 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...
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 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...
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...
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...
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.
The question is: How will operators optimize their position in the M2M value chain and offer rich M2M communications quickly, cheaply, securely and reliably?
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.
M2M solutions provider SignalSet landed its first OEM partner, and it's a big one: PACCAR...
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