Operator group Telekom Austria is stepping up its M2M service offering internationally with a platform supplied by software provider and system integrator Comarch.
System availability, customer data management and a global footprint are the three most important aspects for an operator to prioritise when devising its M2M offering to enterprises, according to Jürgen Hase, vice president M2M competence center at Deutsche Telekom.
Spanish operator group Telefónica has signed a Europe-wide M2M deal with PC maker Dell, as the two set out to deliver pay-as-you-go mobile broadband services for notebooks and tablets.
US operator AT&T and German incumbent Deutsche Telekom have each extended their machine to machine (M2M) offerings. AT&T has extended its M2M agreement with Indian IT and outsourcing outfit Wipro. The two firms are using an M2M platform supplied by cloud-based M2M services and software provider Axeda.
Norwegian operator group Telenor, through its M2M business unit Telenor Conexxions, has inked a deal with Japanese operator KDDI to provide a global M2M solution for its enterprise customers.
One of the most attractive characteristics of the anticipated M2M explosion is that its applications and modules will be based on older network technologies. Speak to anyone looking to promote M2M and they’ll tell you that it offers operators the opportunity to carry on monetising networks that are nearing the end of their useful life as platforms for consumer services. But is this really the best approach?
On a nondescript road not too far from the Hewlett Packard Garage that marks the birth of Silicon Valley, US wireless carrier Sprint has a small premises dedicated to the next great growth opportunity for the mobile industry. The M2M Collaboration Centre enables Sprint to bring together 40 partners to create bespoke M2M solutions for any organisation that needs them.
On February 1, the global internet address authority IANA handed out two of the last blocks of freely available IPv4 addresses. The move triggered an automatic distribution of the remaining five blocks to each of the regional registries. There are no more IP addresses to be had from version four. In this podcast telecoms.com talks to Axel Pawlik, chairman of RIPE and Juniper Networks’ head of carrier Ethernet, David Noguer Bau.