?The debate around the potential Internet of Things market has continued, with IDC predicting there will be 30 billion connected objects by 2020, with the sector worth $3.04 trillion (€2.44 trillion).
Cybersecurity in the increasing number of connected vehicles will be explored by a new partnership that includes digital identity expert Intercede, transport engineering R&D centre MIRA and automotive systems specialists Plextek.
Telefónica has developed a "Lego-like" smart home product for consumers, which connects using 2G.
Telenor's M2M arm has installed new functionality into its modules that will stop Internet of Things applications overloading networks.
Truphone has been awarded a patent by the European Patent Office that will enable mobile SIM cards to automatically switch identity when users visit another country, negating the need to manually switch SIM cards.
Unlicensed spectrum technology company NWave has become the latest to join the UK-based Weightless special interest group to develop the IoT standard.
The GSMA's Embedded SIM specification could earn operators €7 billion during 2020, as operators and vendors such as Telefónica and Vodafone have launched solutions using the technology, new research has found.
NEC is developing a smart waste collection solution for Santander, Spain, which will use M2M sensors and GPS.
ARM has launched a new software platform and Internet of Things based operating system in a bid to speed up innovation in the sector.
OneM2M, a global standards initiative for M2M and the IoT, has announced it will showcase its first connectivity specifications later this year.
Telefónica and Huawei are setting up working groups to explore the possibility of technology including 4G/5G networks, the connected home and virtualisation.
ARM has unveiled its new 32-bit Cortex-M processor targeting IoT devices and smart home applications.
Telekom Austria Group M2M has said it is ready to begin a large-scale roll-out of smart meters in Austria with its Österreich Zähler system.
Huawei has bought UK-based M2M specialist Neul, a deal it said would give it scope to expand further into the Internet of Things sector.
Orange Business Services has launched a new geolocation offering that allows businesses to track corporate-owned equipment around the world.
Cisco has set up an Internet of Things innovation centre in Berlin, as well as signing a deal to take over cloud operator Metacloud.
Telecom Italia Digital Solutions is offering customers a turnkey Internet of Things platform after signing a deal with Jasper to power its service.
Internet of Things and M2M network provider Sigfox is working with two Spanish companies to deploy a large-scale security network across the country.
The smart home of the future will be a range of competing standards and technologies, with gateways central to how the market will develop, new research has claimed.
Deutsche Telekom and Canyon Bicycles have developed the first “intelligent bike”, featuring in-built emergency call and anti-theft functions.
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