KDDI acquires Soracom to bolster IoT capability

Japanese telecom provider KDDI is to acquire IoT platform provider Soracom, according to an announcement from KDDI president Takashi Tanaka.

The company will acquire Soracom’s outstanding shares, making it a consolidated subsidiary of KDDI.

Soracom, which was formed in 2015, provides the Soracom IoT platform to deliver secure communication optimised for IoT and M2M by combining over the air connectivity with cloud capability. The platform allows customers to operate and manage connections and devices...

By Telecoms, 07 August 2017, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, M2M.

Sierra Wireless acquires Numerex for $107 million as it aims to bolster customer base

Sierra Wireless has announced it is to acquire Numerex, a provider of machine to machine communications, for $107 million (£81.5m), as it bolsters its customer base and sales capacity.

The move, Sierra said, will bolster its position in the global Internet of Things (IoT) market, as well as providing an experienced sales team and channel and accelerates the company’s ‘IoT device to cloud’ strategy.

“We believe that the combination of Sierra Wireless and Numerex result in a powerful...

By James Bourne, 04 August 2017, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, M2M.

Cisco Visual Networking Index: How digital transformation is fuelled by disruptive innovations

What is disruptive innovation, and why does it matter to leaders in the C-suite? It's how the savvy non-conformist will target market opportunities. How does this happen, when established companies seem to have the advantage? Creative software developers can quickly apply new technologies and digital business models to capture untapped demand.

Moreover, the most disruptive new companies will eventually reshape entire industries, swiftly pushing aside the legacy incumbent players - it's a form of Digital...

By David H. Deans, 14 June 2017, 0 comments. Categories: M2M, Networks.

Why smart home revenue will reach $195 billion in 2021

Since the rise of the smartphone, the term 'smart' may simply mean that a device has on-board wireless internet connectivity. Therefore, a smart home is one that is designed to deliver or distribute digital services, through a range of networked devices.

Smart home automation and monitoring devices will grow to over 770 million globally by 2021, representing an eleven-fold rise from just 68 million estimated in 2016, according to the latest market study by Juniper Research.

Smart home application market...

By David H. Deans, 22 February 2017, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, M2M.

Why IoT gateway shipments are set to reach 64 million units by 2021

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Telecom service providers are exploring the applications for the Internet of Things (IoT), as an extension of their network access offerings. Demand for IoT gateways, which manage and control complex connected environments by aggregating and transmitting sensor data, are on the rise.

According to the latest worldwide market study by ABI Research, IoT gateway shipments will grow to exceed 64 million units in 2021.

Home automation and security market components will likely account for...

By David H. Deans, 31 October 2016, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, M2M, Operators.

What makes for great IoT product development?

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Cisco has pegged the Internet of Everything for soon impacting our lives ten times more than the Internet itself. Yet so many companies in the more commonly called Internet of Things (IoT) are struggling for survival.

Why? Maybe, like the Google Glass, it was just too soon. Or like another seemingly failed Google acquisition, Revolv home automation hub, maybe the bigger guys are gobbling up the competition (

By Telefónica, 12 October 2016, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, M2M, Marketing.

How M2M and IoT enable new data-intensive applications

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During the last couple of years, machine-to-machine (M2M) technology has become an integral part of the services offered by global telecom providers and a significant revenue stream for M2M app specialists. They've developed comprehensive offerings, designed to reduce costs and increase efficiency.

Meanwhile, the associated business models are beginning to account for new use case concepts and application developments; one of the latest to gain significant traction being the Internet...

By David H. Deans, 26 September 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Infrastructure, IoT, M2M.

Why M2M service revenues will reach $67bn by 2021

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Mobile network operators are investing in infrastructure that enables the delivery of Internet of Things (IoT) service offerings. They're also establishing relationships with leading technology vendor partners - to create a viable ecosystem that will attract software application developers.

Cellular machine-to-machine (M2M) connections will reach 733 million globally by 2021, according to the latest worldwide study by Ovum. Moreover, they also have forecast that total cellular M2M...

By David H. Deans, 12 September 2016, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, M2M, Networks.

How fleet management systems are adopting IoT and M2M apps

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Growing applications for Internet of Things (IoT) and machine to machine (M2M) technologies will transform commercial vehicle fleets. Moreover, the active fleet management systems already deployed in commercial vehicle fleets in North America was 5.8 million during the fourth quarter (Q4) of 2015, according to the latest market study by Berg Insight.

Increasing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 17 percent, the fleet management systems installed base in North America is...

By David H. Deans, 05 August 2016, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, M2M.

Vodafone study reveals 76% of companies believe the IoT will be 'critical' to future success

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Vodafone has released its fourth annual IoT Barometer Report which examines the sentiment which businesses have towards Internet of Things-related developments. In the latest study, Vodafone found 76 percent of companies believe the IoT to be 'critical' to future success. 

By Ryan Daws, 14 July 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Devices, Disruption, Innovation, IoT, M2M, Research.