Verizon Communications' enterprise business continues to weather a challenging economic time, but according to CEO Lowell McAdam, cloud, machine to machine and security represent large opportunities for the telco.
Telefónica has unveiled a new organisational structure that will see the elimination of the Digital brand, the creation of a new chief commercial digital officer and the integration of its European, Latin American and digital units into the global corporate group The Spanish operator hopes the reorganisation will save around €1.5B ($2.05 billion) in costs.
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.
T-Mobile US launched an eSIM, a new kind of SIM card that it says will eliminate roaming in the machine-to-machine market. Specifically, the carrier said the eSIM eliminates roaming for M2M communications in the United States and Canada by giving customers local data rates when devices travel to each country covered by the product.
AT&T said it will work with cloud and computing giant IBM to developer machine-to-machine solutions for the Internet of Things, specifically for things like smart cities and utilities.
There are four reasons why enterprises purchase Internet of Things (IoT) services from communications operators, all of which hinge on the fact that IoT systems are complex to design, test, implement and run.
Two new reports have served to highlight the growing pressures faced by Europe's operators, with one stating that as much as €100 billion ($136 billion) needs to be cut from costs to return the European telecoms sector to sustainable growth, and the other warning that mobile operators across the globe are facing a "perfect storm" of challenges in 2014, and that Europe's mobile industry has moved "ex-growth".
Machine to Machine (M2M)) service revenues will reach $20 billion globally in 2015, as players across the M2M industry focus on simplifying the process of rolling out M2M for the end-user.
I spent an hour last week listening to another analyst firm's review of CES 2014. Beyond the fact that it came about a week and a half after our own analyses and recap, what struck me most is that CES is so sprawling you could probably pick random themes and still find plenty of fodder to justify them. One thing everyone seems to be agreed on, however, is that the Internet of Things (IoT) was one of the (if not THE) biggest themes of the show.
LAS VEGAS--Where will all the innovation in mobile take us next? According to top executives from Ericsson, Qualcomm and AT&T, the future of mobile will be dominated by wearable wireless devices and neuromorphic computers that mimic the human brain.