An increase in smart meter deployments will see the global market for wireless communication modules approximately double in value over the coming years, jumping from $532 million (€393 million) in 2012 to $1.3 billion (€961 million) in 2020, at a CAGR of 12 per cent, according to a new report from research and consulting firm GlobalData.
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Telefónica has been officially awarded an €1.78 billion (£1.5 billion) contract to provide smart meter communications services in the UK, confirming a preliminary announcement on the deal in August. The UK's Department of Energy and Climate Change has also confirmed deals with other suppliers, including a £625M communications contract with Arqiva.
Telefónica said it has been selected as the preferred connectivity provider in the tender for a smart meter programme in the UK, with its share of the contract valued at £1.5 billion ($2.32 billion or €1.75 billion) over 15 years.
The Global M2M Association (GMA)--a partnership between Deutsche Telekom, Orange and TeliaSonera--has initiated its newest member, Telecom Italia. As the GMA continues to grow, it becomes more apparent that having each company use a different M2M connectivity platform adds complexity and cost to multinational, multi-carrier M2M implementations.
While vehicle safely and security mandates in Europe, Russia and Brazil are moving forward, OEM and aftermarket safety and security telematics continue to see solid growth with the number of users to rise from 72 million at year-end to more than 300 million in 2018, according to ABI Research.
By Sue Marek The countdown begins. Wireless executives from around the globe are preparing to trek to Barcelona, Spain, for the annual Mobile World Congress trade show, where approximately 70,000...
Up until now Wi-Fi's greatest opportunity has been from mobile operators and network vendors that want to use Wi-Fi as an offload solution to solve the major boom in mobile data. However, increasingly operators are looking to use Wi-Fi to differentiate their service offerings.
While the outlook for the machine-to-machine market in 2013 appears positive there are also going to be a number of challenges that must be overcome, according to a new study from research firm Strategy Analytics.
Telefónica Spain and Generali Insurance launched a M2M car-tracking device with the aim of reducing the cost of insurance by monitoring driving habits.