The global installed base of connected vending machines grew by 18.4 per cent to 1.16 million units in 2014, Berg Insight announced
BARCELONA, Spain--Ericsson CEO Hans Vestberg predicted video will generate half of all mobile data traffic in 2015, as the number of people viewing streaming video exceeds those watching scheduled broadcast TV.
Vodafone said it will become the first operator to introduce low-cost technology for connecting devices that have very low demands for power and bandwidth to the Internet of Things (IoT).
Ericsson is providing its Device Connectivity Platform (DCP) to the Bridge Alliance of mobile operators in Asia-Pacific, Middle East and Africa in order to manage wireless connectivity for various types of devices across the 36 countries covered by the alliance.
Ofcom predicted the first commercial services using white space technology will be available in the UK by the end of 2015, after approving the use of the technology as a bearer of mobile broadband traffic.
France-based Sigfox has raised $115 million (€102 million) from investors including Telefónica, as the "Internet of Things" specialist ramps up its global rollout plans.
IDC sees significant potential for growth in M2M in Africa, particularly in respect to the deployment of M2M energy, utility and security services.
Cisco predicted that the Middle East and Africa will be the world's leading region in terms of mobile data traffic growth between 2014 and 2019, with traffic tipped to experience a 15.3-fold increase over the forecast period.
Ofcom released details of plans designed to ensure the UK takes a leading role in developing the Internet of Things (IoT), as the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) separately outlined its approach to the emerging technology sector.
UAE-based mobile operator du claimed to have completed the first test of LTE Broadband Trunking in the Middle East, and said the trials of the technology will pave the way for "futuristic" connectivity services for enterprises and government departments.