Paul Davison from MLL Telecoms on Smart City technology #TTW

Many of us have dreamed of the types of autonomous “Smart Cities” we see in futuristic movies, the type where the city is living and breathing (ok, well at least functioning) by itself.

As we move towards an era where all devices are connected and speaking to each other; it’s becoming a reality.

MLL Telecom is helping to pave the way into this new frontier.

Paul Davison (PD), Systems Architect, gave TelecomsTech (TT) a demonstration earlier this week which shows...

By Ryan Daws, 29 November 2013, 0 comments. Categories: Industry, Infrastructure, M2M.

Swisscom discuss bringing Smart Living to the masses #TTW

Marianna Tamborini, Head of Smart Living Marketing for Swisscom, guided the audience in a session at Telecoms Tech World through the challenges of offering smart living solutions to the mass market and how to overcome them.

She explains whilst solutions are becoming more commonplace in the United States; mainly due to automated home security systems – in Europe the field is still very much in its infancy.

These security and safety-related solutions are part of the...

By Ryan Daws, 28 November 2013, 0 comments. Categories: Consumers, Devices, Industry, M2M.

How connected healthcare is gaining industry acceptance #TTW

Telecoms Tech sat in on an interesting discussion from Bob Gann, head of international business development at NHS England, on steps the NHS is taking in cutting its costs and becoming more connected

M2M and IoT has traditionally been examined from a vertical perspective, with healthcare at the forefront. But even though some in the industry have forecast horizontal plays gaining prominence, it's always refreshing to see where healthcare M2M, always a strong vertical, is going.

Bob Gann, head of international...

By James Bourne, 27 November 2013, 0 comments. Categories: Content, M2M.

Will Google Glass be the 'killer app' for M2M? #TTW

TelecomsTech caught up with Pat Nash, managing director at InVMA, a partner of M2M and IoT solutions provider ThingWorx to discuss standardisation, Google Glass and how startups can get by in an increasingly competitive market

There are a few burning issues with machine to machine (M2M) communications before the mainstream boom hits; namely standardisation and partnerships.

Yet Pat Nash, managing director at InVMA, sees things differently.

"I don't think standardisation will necessarily help the industry, but...

By James Bourne, 27 November 2013, 0 comments. Categories: Developers, Devices, M2M.

How Bosbec sees the future of messaging and M2M #TTW

For mobile comms and messaging platforms, the ecosystem is somewhat fractured. With industry leader WhatsApp announcing the integration of voice services back in August, it could be seen as a sign that companies with pure mobile messaging plays might be on the way out.

Bosbec, based in Sweden, is different. The company incorporates a business messaging solution, yet has a play in the Internet of Things (IoT).

And according to technical chief Jakob...

By James Bourne, 26 November 2013, 0 comments. Categories: Industry, LTE, M2M, Mobile.

James Monighan: How current M2M reportage is missing the point #TTW

Ahead of Telecoms Tech World next week James Monighan, who is chairing the M2M track at the event, discusses the current state of the M2M market, how important the customer experience is, and how the coverage doesn’t quite tell the full story

It’s becoming clear that the machine to machine (M2M) ecosystem is going to revolutionise everyday lives, especially as it morphs into the Internet of Things (IoT).

Yet the majority of reports on the topic focus on big numbers. A Strategy Analytics research report released

By James Bourne, 22 November 2013, 0 comments. Categories: Content, Devices, M2M.

Microsoft will rule the internet (yes, and Google…)

The next decade will be connected to that source of knowledge we know as the internet – whoever rules it has the keys to the tech world. Nobody really “owns” the internet; but some companies certainly have more influence than others over its contents – notably, Google.

One of the current hot topics in the industry is “The Internet of Things” - the idea being that every device has a reachable address on the web.

Whoever can harness this technology has an enviable...

By Ryan Daws, 19 November 2013, 0 comments. Categories: Consumers, Devices, Industry, M2M, Smartphones.

Internet of things and M2M apps move to open platforms

In spite of global recession, certain areas of the global M2M industry are illustrating remarkable resilience -- even with the threat of new business models created from the ever-increasing sophistication of the global smartphone and software app ecosystem. According to the latest market study by Juniper Research, the installed base of cellular machine-to-machine (M2M) devices will approach 500 million modules by 2018, driven by more open M2M ecosystems and improved cloud-based APIs. According to their assessment, the M2M space is seeing an increasing focus on the development of open platforms that simplify connectivity to a wide range of isolated devices through the cloud. This...

By David H. Deans, 13 November 2013, 0 comments. Categories: Devices, M2M, Research.

Upside for Smart Devices with embedded M2M tech

Machine to machine (M2M) connectivity will be embedded in more than 2 billion devices across nine key industries by 2018 - but it will be cellular wireless communication services that will bring the bulk of the value and the revenues, according to the latest global market study by ABI Research. A new generation of smart devices is set to have embedded connectivity and manufacturers already have a number of technologies to select to deliver network connectivity. ABI Research has examined the demand and appeal for M2M connectivity across cellular, satellite, fixed-line and short-range wireless technologies within nine key industry...

By David H. Deans, 11 November 2013, 0 comments. Categories: Infrastructure, M2M, Research, Wireless.

Tesco’s future SuperMarket(ing) wants your face

Retail giant Tesco has been on a mission to modernise their business since investing £1 billion late last year into moving beyond the age-old ‘take a shelf-item to the checkout’ model used in stores for decades. Now they want to personalise the experience, by scanning your face.

Let’s take a look back at Tesco’s modernisation; the first step was “self-scan” checkouts, a fairly self-explanatory name where you scan and pack your own items.

This was followed by the...

By Ryan Daws, 04 November 2013, 0 comments. Categories: Consumers, Industry, M2M, Marketing.