Ericsson beefed up its OSS/BSS capabilities with a deal to acquire U.S.-based MetraTech that the Swedish vendor said extends its billing expertise beyond the telecoms sector.
Cisco plans to invest $30 million (€22 million) in a global innovation centre for the "Internet of Everything" (IoE) to be opened in Barcelona in summer 2016.
Telefónica said more than 250 companies including device manufacturers, solution providers and distributors in Europe and the U.S. have now joined its machine-to-machine (M2M) programme, meaning that the Spanish operator has reached its target for the end of 2014 six months ahead of schedule.
A new study by Telefónica claims that there is sufficient evidence to show that consumers are ready for connected cars, with more than 70 per cent of drivers surveyed saying that they are interested in using, or are already using, connected car services.
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Google brought the concept of a connected contact lens a step closer to reality by securing a key distribution channel in the form of Swiss-based pharmaceutical company Novartis.
Neelie Kroes, the European Commission (EC) vice president with responsibility for the Digital Agenda, said 5G technology will deliver more than just a step up from current 4G (LTE) networks.
Qualcomm is playing to its strengths in the connected car market rather than attempting to compete with established chipmakers that provide engine management and safety systems, according to the U.S.-based company's director of marketing.
Qualcomm gained an ally in Microsoft in its efforts to develop common standards for connected home equipment, but faces a challenge convincing rival chip makers to follow its path.
The number of in-vehicle apps in use is expected to reach 269 million by 2018, representing a more than fivefold increase on last year's figure.