InterDigital warned that city authorities could waste billions of dollars if they deploy non-standardised Internet of Things (IoT) products in their smart city projects.
Machina Research said it has become clear that the Internet of Things (IoT) represents a far greater revenue opportunity than that offered by machine-to-machine (M2) applications alone.
The recent ratification of the Cat M1 standard and later Cat M2 indicates that LTE will rapidly replace 2G and 3G connections in some of the major M2M markets.
Ericsson said it has established a strategic partnership with payment services provider Trriple to provide managed mobile wallet services for the banking and smart city sectors in the United Arab Emirates.
Beecham Research said there is no "one-type-fits-all" connectivity option for the increasingly wide range of applications covered by the Internet of Things (IoT), and called for a greater focus on the actual connectivity needs of these applications rather than on the underlying technologies such as low-power wide-area (LPWA) networks.
Ericsson's head of industry and society said a forthcoming Internet of Things (IoT) Accelerator product will simplify the process of deploying and monetising IoT services.
Nearly 23 billion transport and events tickets will be purchased globally using mobile handsets by 2020, according to a new report from Juniper Research.
The number of people monitored using mobile telecare systems in Europe and North America was about 450,000 at the end of 2015.
Deutsche Telekom's MD for healthcare solutions said Germany's health industry is not keeping pace with growing sales of fitness trackers or the expanding capabilities of smartphones, and that hospitals must not be put off digitising services by a rash of recent cyber attacks.
Oman-based telecoms operator Omantel has picked Sigfox technology to underpin a new Internet of Things (IoT) network throughout the Sultanate, which is the 17 th country to be signed up by the France-based low power wide area (LPWA) network provider and its first rollout in Middle East and Africa (MEA).