Cisco's $1.4 billion (€1.2 billion) acquisition of Internet of Things specialist Jasper Technologies raises questions about the workings of the U.S. vendor's recently announced partnership with Ericsson, analysts at Machina Research said.
Ericsson released details of four new products designed to ease operators' path to 5G, the Internet of Things and cloud technology that it will demonstrate at the forthcoming Mobile World Congress.
Telefónica warned that Internet of Things (IoT) security standards are lagging the sector's pace of development and said the industry must quickly develop common safety standards to protect consumers and businesses.
The adoption of connected in-vehicle infotainment systems will produce revenues exceeding $600 million (€550 million) in 2020, representing a 10-fold increase on this year.
Machina Research said it expects to see "quite a shaking out" of the low power wide area (LPWA) space in 2016, with at least one of the major LPWA technologies today effectively "rendered redundant" in 2016.
A new study from Starhome Mach and Machina Research said mobile network operators should pay more attention to the impact of machine-to-machine (M2M) roaming on their networks as M2M's share of roaming doubled in the last 12 months.
Ericsson said it will deliver new cellular low-power wide area (LPWA) software to Verizon that will enable the U.S. operator to utilise its existing LTE infrastructure for large-scale Internet of Things (IoT) deployments.
O2 is to sell AT&T-branded smart home products and services in the UK from this summer as part of a broader plan to build an entire ecosystem for connected services within the home that are managed by smartphones, tablets and computers.
Cubic Telecom, an Ireland-headquartered global connectivity platform provider, partnered with Audi to provide high-speed LTE data access to the auto-maker's drivers across Europe.
The global number of cellular machine-to-machine (M2M) subscribers is expected to reach 265.2 million at the end of 2015.