Recent regulatory battles highlight the downside of hurried spectrum refarming, meaning the rush to enable cutting-edge wireless broadband services can cause interference issues if done shortsightedly, negatively impacting not only existing services but sometimes even the new ones.
Telefónica Spain and Generali Insurance launched a M2M car-tracking device with the aim of reducing the cost of insurance by monitoring driving habits.
Nokia joined Google Maps as the local search and navigation supplier to Toyota Europe. By early 2014 Toyota will integrate Nokia's vendor-neutral Here mapping platform into cars that the giant manufacturer delivers into Europe, Russia and the Middle East.
Machine-to-machine products are the most exciting area and will be the leading growth sector for Telefónica Digital, according to CEO Matthew Key.
Deutsche Telekom thinks that next year the automotive industry will be the key driver behind M2M adoption in Europe, with the European Union's eCall initiative acting as the catalyst.
Deutsche Telekom CEO Rene Obermann brushed aside the third-quarter €7.4 billion writedown on its T-Mobile USA business, and instead told investors that the company plans to spend €2.5 billion boosting its German network to support the growth in data traffic.
Nokia will provide Ford Motor Co. with European reference data for use with the motor company's Emergency Assistance technology.
Researchers are working on an algorithm designed to let hundreds of different vehicles use Wi-Fi to aggregate data between then and then send it over the Internet via a single cellular connection.
All new cars sold in the European Union could be required to be fitted with a cellular wireless module to alert the emergency services in the event of an accident.
Though machine-to-machine communications have traditionally needed to run on only the most basic digital communications networks, Sierra Wireless is pushing LTE as a must-have for emerging high-speed