Tele2 forged a machine-to-machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) partnership with global IT services provider HCL Technologies with the aim of tapping growing demand for such services in Europe.
If you thought it seemed busier at MWC this year you were right. The official figures from the GSMA indicate that there were over 93,000 attendees from 200 countries. That compares with 85,000 attendees in 2014.
BARCELONA, Spain--The logic behind LTE (CAT 1), a slower speed version of LTE, makes a lot of sense for its intended application--the Internet of Things--particularly when it is coupled with reduced module size, less power consumption and perhaps more importantly, lower cost.
Vodafone said it will become the first operator to introduce low-cost technology for connecting devices that have very low demands for power and bandwidth to the Internet of Things (IoT).
Qatar-headquartered Ooredoo will give its first glimpse of the technology it will use to connect the 2022 FIFA World Cup at the forthcoming Mobile World Congress trade show in Barcelona.
Ericsson is providing its Device Connectivity Platform (DCP) to the Bridge Alliance of mobile operators in Asia-Pacific, Middle East and Africa in order to manage wireless connectivity for various types of devices across the 36 countries covered by the alliance.
IDC sees significant potential for growth in M2M in Africa, particularly in respect to the deployment of M2M energy, utility and security services.
Cisco predicted that the Middle East and Africa will be the world's leading region in terms of mobile data traffic growth between 2014 and 2019, with traffic tipped to experience a 15.3-fold increase over the forecast period.
Whether it's integrating wireless with the home, the car or a business, AT&T Mobility says its focus is on creating value for users and less about battling competitors like T-Mobile US and Sprint on just price. Phil Goldstein, editor of FierceWireless, talked to AT&T Mobility CMO David Christopher during the recent Consumer Electronics Show (CES) about rising competition in the wireless market, as well as opportunities in the connected car and the home automation markets.
Space Data is looking to monetize its Narrowband PCS (NPCS) spectrum licenses to get funds to launch LTE service in remote areas of Alaska or the Gulf of Mexico. Space Data said it retained the brokerage and investment banking firm Stifel to advise it on selling or potentially using the NPCS spectrum as collateral to fund future deployments.