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Connected Globe News Weekly – Week of May 18, 2014

Welcome to Connected Globe News Weekly (formerly M2M News Weekly), an online newsletter that consists of the most interesting news and articles related to the connected glove, M2M (machine to machine) and embedded mobile devices.  I aggregate the information, include the original links and add a synopsis of each article.  I also search for the latest market numbers such as market size, growth and trends in and around the M2M market.

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Thuraya Telecommunications Company, a mobile satellite services operator and ViaSat Inc. have signed a partnership agreement to develop and launch a dedicated machine-to-machine platform combined with M2M specific products and commercial packages.  Read Original Content

Arqiva, a communications infrastructure and media services company, and SIGFOX, a pioneer in cost-effective, energy-efficient Internet of Things connectivity, have announced that Arqiva will build and run a national IoT network, starting with 10 of the UK’s largest cities.  Read Original Content

Connections between people and interoperable computerized devices such as home and personal-health monitors will become so ubiquitous that, in little more than a decade, we'll scarcely know the devices and networks are there, according to a report released by the Pew Research Center Internet Project.  Read Original Content

The cost and time to mobilize enterprise applications can actually meet or exceed the original cost and time to implement those systems. In their new report, “StarMobile Transforms Enterprise Apps into Mobile Apps”, 451 Research details the advantages of StarMobile’s app development tool and how it can drastically reduce the cost and time to mobilize enterprise applications. Download report here: http://starmobileinc.com/report-451research-starmobile-transforms-mobile-apps-into-enterprise-apps/

Around 80 percent of M2M connections occur over Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and ZigBee, but the number of cellular M2M connections is expected to take off, especially with the deployment of 4G LTE networks.  Read Original Content

The Internet of Things is growing at a triple-digit pace in sectors such as energy, transportation and municipal government, according to Mark Bartolomeo, vice president of connected solutions at Verizon Inc.’s enterprise business.  Read Original Content
SureCall, a manufacturer of cell phone signal boosters, has announced its machine-to-machine booster designed for use throughout many industries that use cellular modems to transmit data, has received FCC certification under the commission’s new regulatory and technical standards.  Read Original Content

Savi Technology, has been awarded a five-year U.S. Department of Defense contract as the sole provider to the $204 million RFID-IV program, which currently has a $102 million ceiling.  Read Original Content

There will be four billion connected devices by 2020 across the Middle East and North Africa region, according to a new Frost & Sullivan forecast.  Read Original Content

According to a new report from Navigant Research, annual utility spending on smart grid as a service technology will grow from $1.7 billion in 2014 to $11.2 billion in 2023 – totaling $57.6 billion over that period.  Read Original Content

A new study, Smart Cities Market, reports that the global smart cities market is expected to grow from $654.57 billion in 2014 to $1,266.58 billion by 2019, at an estimated compound annual growth rate of 14.1 percent from 2014 to 2019.  Read Original Content

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