In its latest coverage update on the cellular M2M module market, ABI Research forecasts that cellular M2M module shipments will exceed 400 million in 2021. This is an increase over previous forecasts, driven in part by operator announcements of accelerated rollouts of NB-IoT networks.
Anritsu Corp. has announced the availability of three new measurement software packages expanding the functions of the MT8870A Universal Wireless Test Set to support manufacturing tests of IoT/M2M applications.
Antenova Ltd., manufacturer of antennas and RF antenna modules for M2M and the Internet of Things, is opening a new base in Santa Rosa, Calif., and announces the appointment of Norm Smith who joins the company in the role of vice president, North America, and will lead the company's U.S. operation and further expansion in America.
According to Ericsson, 85 percent of the world's population will have internet coverage via 3G by 2017 and there will be close to nine billion mobile subscriptions, compared to six billion by the end of 2011.
Wireless experts from across the industry met to define Weightless and the inner workings of the world’s global machine communications standard at the first plenary session to discuss the Weightless machine-to-machine communications standard for white space spectrum.