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.
The Internet of Things (IoT), which includes intelligent devices ranging from smartphones to medical robotics, is forecast to grow to 26 billion units installed by 2020 says Gartner.
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.
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.
There were plenty of internet of things (IoT) products on display at the 2014 Mobile World Congress trade show in Barcelona, Spain.
Vodafone announced a new agreement with Volkswagen and Audi in Europe to provide connected car services through embedded global SIM cards, starting with new Audi models from 2015.
Apple has signed deals with 13 car manufacturers to use a new in-car user interface for iOS7 iPhones offering access to calls, messages, music and mapping services.
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.
The FierceWireless team will be exploring both LTE Advanced and Internet of Things in depth during our luncheon panel sessions that will be held directly across the street from the Fira Gran Via at the Fira Congress Hotel.