KT, Nokia Networks readying LTE-M first

South Korean operator KT and Nokia Networks are to launch a trial of M2M over LTE by Q4 2015, as the two companies also confirmed the creation of an IoT lab. They claimed the LTE-M trial will be a world …

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LG Uplus boss puts new spin on IoT; proclaims video as the next voice

LIVE FROM GSMA MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS SHANGHAI: Sangchul Lee, CEO of Korean number three operator LG Uplus, coined a new phrase – the Internet of Thinking Machines or IoTM – and then spelt out that 5G means goodbye to voice …

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China leads way in smartphone penetration and M2M connections: GSMA

LIVE FROM GSMA MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS SHANGHAI 2015: China is making waves in the mobile industry. Not only will smartphones account for two-thirds of mobile connections in the country by the end of 2015, it is also the world’s largest …

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SK Telecom unveils open IoT platform based on oneM2M

South Korea’s SK Telecom today introduced an open Internet of Things (IoT) platform, based on the oneM2M global standards initiative, aimed at developers. The ThingPlug platform was jointly developed by SK Telecom and Korean IoT platform service company Daliworks. Formed …

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Telstra signs 3-year M2M deal with Komatsu

Australia’s largest operator Telstra has signed a $23 million contract with Komatsu to manage the mining and construction equipment manufacturer’s core telecoms services and M2M strategy. The three-year agreement covers voice and data services as well as M2M and cloud …

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Brazil leading the way for M2M in Latin America

LIVE FROM MOBILE 360 LATIN AMERICA: GSMA Intelligence estimates there were 16.1 million cellular M2M connections in Latin America at the end of 2014, putting it behind Asia Pacific, Europe and North America. Growth in cellular M2M connections is forecast …

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LTE 450MHz: taking the road less travelled

NEW BLOG: While it is true that spectrum is a scarce resource that operators can’t get enough of, it’s also true that not all spectrum is equally loved. While demand for the mainstream frequencies have led to bumper auction bidding …

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Telefonica spreads M2M programme to Latin America

Telefonica’s M2M Global Partner Programme, already present in US and Europe, will be extended in Latin America in 2015 as it reaches the final stage of its rollout. The programme was recently launched in Peru and Mexico and is scheduled …

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Cellular M2M forecasts: unlocking growth

NEW ANALYSIS: Cellular M2M connections are forecast to reach 1 billion by 2020, according to new research by GSMA Intelligence. GSMA Intelligence has recently published a comprehensive forecast of the global cellular M2M market, based on extensive conversations with industry …

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