The number of devices with cellular or satellite connectivity deployed in oil & gas applications worldwide was 423,000 at the end of 2013, according to a new research report from Berg Insight.
A new group of operators entering the IoT and M2M markets are taking a different approach to the market than existing companies, having learned key lessons from the implementations of current operators.
Telefonica became car maker Tesla's largest connectivity provider in Europe, with a deal to provide machine-to-machine (M2M) communications for the auto company's Model S car.
AT&T, Cisco Systems, General Electric, IBM and Intel are coming together to form a new group to try to create standards for the sensors inside machines and sprouting up around cities as part of the Internet of Things.
Nearly every automaker in the world is getting into the connected-car market, yet it's difficult to gauge how robust a car maker's overall connected-car portfolio actually is. In a study sponsored by Vodafone, Machina Research found that BMW ranks first among all car makers for its connected-car lineup.
Russia's Mobile TeleSystems (MTS) said it provided just over half of all machine-to-machine (M2M) connections in the country by the end of 2013, and that total connections grew 40 per cent year on year.
T-Mobile US said it will upgrade its 2G EDGE network to LTE almost completely by the middle of 2015 as part of a wider effort to expand its LTE coverage footprint. However, it's unclear exactly how many T-Mobile subscribers will be upgraded from 2G EDGE to LTE, and what the effort will cost.
Verizon Communications' enterprise business continues to weather a challenging economic time, but according to CEO Lowell McAdam, cloud, machine to machine and security represent large opportunities for the telco.
Telefónica has unveiled a new organisational structure that will see the elimination of the Digital brand, the creation of a new chief commercial digital officer and the integration of its European, Latin American and digital units into the global corporate group The Spanish operator hopes the reorganisation will save around €1.5B ($2.05 billion) in costs.
BARCELONA, Spain- Jasper Wireless signed up two more operators to its cloud-based M2M platform at Mobile World Congress, and also revealed it has added two new features to Jasper Platform to increase flexibility for operators and enterprises looking to develop their connected service portfolios.