Deutsche Telekom, Orange, Telefonica, Telecom Italia and Telenor are among 26 companies backing a new GSMA project that aims to accelerate the launch of mobile Internet of Things (IoT) technology.
Berg Insight predicted that the number of machine-to-machine (M2M) devices featuring cellular or satellite connectivity deployed by the oil and gas industry worldwide will grow from 0.5 million at the end of 2014 to 1.25 million units by 2019
Sprint said its network was not the culprit behind a recent media exposé that revealed how connected Fiat Chrysler vehicles were vulnerable to hacking and remote manipulation. Fiat Chrysler has made network-level changes to update the security of its vehicles and announced a voluntary recall of 1.4 million vehicles.
The total M2M revenue opportunity will be $1.6 trillion (€1.4 trillion) in 2024, up from $500 billion in 2014.
Since late 2009, Ericsson's vision of what it calls the "Networked Society" has included a key prediction: that by 2020 there will be 50 billion connected devices around the world. Now, Ericsson is backing off of that claim, and thinks there will be around half that many connected devices in five years.
Telenor Norway's director of coverage said the operator's LTE (4G) network will match its 2G network in terms of coverage within five years, and that the operator is moving ahead with plans to launch voice over LTE (VoLTE) this year.
Telefónica claims to have launched the "quintuple-play" era in Spain with the announcement of a home security service based on machine-to-machine (M2M) communications that can be added to the company's existing "quad-play" and home broadband plans.
A new report reveals that rush hour will have grave implications for mobile networks, with certain cells set to experience a 97 per cent increase in data traffic over the next 10 years.
Wireless carriers have been eager to get into the connected car market as a way to boost subscriber and revenue growth. However, according to a new report from research firm Machina Research, traffic jams in the future could cause major spikes in mobile data traffic as more connected cars compete with smartphones and tablets for spectrum.
The vision of the smart city of tomorrow holds an enormous amount of promise. Picture a densely populated city that is safer, more efficient and much more environmentally conscious than today's urban corridors.