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  • Wednesday, 16 April 2014 Published by Telefónica m2m Team

    Smart manufacturing made smarter with M2M

    The manufacturing process has always been prone to implement technological changes that improve production efficiency through cost and time to market reductions, which give manufacturing companies the competitive edge in their markets over competitors. ... Read more

  • Thursday, 10 April 2014 Published by Telefónica m2m Team

    Is the most developed smart city also the best to live in?

    Tokyo is by far the most developed city in the world. But that doesn’t mean it is necessarily the best one to live in. We have spoken quite a bit about smart cities here, a sector that is experimenting a boom in 2014. But which is the best smart city? ... Read more

  • Tuesday, 08 April 2014 Published by Telefónica m2m Team

    M2M and IoT as the fuel for the Third Industrial Revolution

    It is not farfetched to claim that the Third Industrial Revolution has not only started but is well underway. And it is being fuelled by the unstoppable advance of machine to machine technology. ... Read more

  • Wednesday, 02 April 2014 Published by Telefónica m2m Team

    From the Web to a pervasive Internet of Things

    A recent study by the Pew Research Center, Digital Life in 2025, claims that what we see as the Internet is bound to evolve in a matter of years into an invisible, yet more present than ever, Internet of Things (IoT). ... Read more

  • Thursday, 27 March 2014 Published by Telefónica m2m Team

    M2M Digital Signage, to always show timely information

    Innovative digital signage solutions are increasingly being used around the world, not only in the retail and hospitality sectors, but also for improving corporate communications, including for serving citizens in government and public service offices. ... Read more

  • Tuesday, 25 March 2014 Published by Telefónica m2m Team

    The boom of Smart Cities in 2014

    The year 2014 “will be a great year for Smart Cities”, says Ruthbea Yesner Clarke, Research Director at IDC Government Insights Smart Cities Strategies, in his recently published report titled Top 10 Worldwide Smart Cities Predictions for 2014. ... Read more

  • Wednesday, 19 March 2014 Published by Telefónica m2m Team

    Kevin Ashton just asks companies to use the IoT

    Acknowledged as the creator of the expression “The Internet of Things” and precursor of a global standard system for Radio Frequency Identification (RFID), Kevin Ashton chatted with m2m Telefónica about the current situation with the IoT. ... Read more

  • Thursday, 13 March 2014 Published by Telefónica m2m Team

    Wearable M2M turned into a reality

    Wearable technology has been one of the highlights at the latest Mobile World Congress which showcased a host of smart bracelets, smartwatches and other accessories capable of collecting, sending and processing data over mobile apps and other types of software. ... Read more

  • Tuesday, 11 March 2014

    Home automation and ambient intelligence

    A couple of decades ago, no one could have imagined that it would be possible to cheaply install intelligent systems capable of controlling a house, let alone a city. Today you cannot say that it is widely implemented, but the current trend is the proliferation of these types of home automation systems in household environments and in certain fields of the Smart Cities. ... Read more

  • Wednesday, 05 March 2014 Published by Telefónica m2m Team

    MWC 2014: Let’s work together to build M2M’s future

    We live in a connected world where the citizen is its epicentre. The goal of the leading technology players is to render the smart citizen’s life easier and, to that end, the best strategy is to build alliances and partnerships. ... Read more

  • Thursday, 27 February 2014 Published by Telefónica m2m Team

    How the citizen drives the M2M industry - Day 4 at MWC

    Mobile World Congress 2014, which begun last Monday in Barcelona, has ended today with a big finish. ... Read more

  • Wednesday, 26 February 2014 Published by Telefónica m2m Team

    Partnership and alliance, the future of M2M - Day 3 at MWC

    The future of M2M and the aspects that are necessary to make it a reality have been paramount reflections during the third day of the Mobile World Congress. ... Read more

  • Tuesday, 25 February 2014 Published by Telefónica m2m Team

    Second day at MWC: it’s all about Connected Lifestyle

    The concept that nowadays we are living a ‘connected lifetyle’ has been one of the most heard and highlighted ideas by both visitors and speakers today at Mobile World Congress. In a connected lifestyle, any object can be potentially enhanced to improve key aspects of the life of the user, such as safety, health and spare time. ... Read more

  • Monday, 24 February 2014 Published by Telefónica m2m Team

    The Princes of Asturias visit Telefónica’s stand at MWC

    During the last few weeks, connected cars and their different solutions have been one of the biggest promises of Mobile World Congress 2014, which is taking place from Monday 24th to Thursday 27th of February in Barcelona. ... Read more

  • Wednesday, 19 February 2014 Published by Telefónica m2m Team

    Telefónica analyses business models for M2M at MWC 2014

    More than 72,000 attendees on 94,000 square meters. Nearly 1,700 exhibitors wishing to show their newest inventions. More than 3,400 accredited journalists representing 1,500 media outlets from nearly 80 countries... These figures provide a glimpse of what the Mobile World Congress, which will be held in Barcelona, Spain, from the 24th to the 27th of February, will involve. ... Read more

  • Thursday, 13 February 2014 Published by Telefónica m2m Team

    The many faces and advantages of Connected Cars

    From the emblematic International CES in Las Vegas to the imminent Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, everyone’s talking about the connected car as the great technological story of the year. And it’s not just gazing into the future or idle lucubrations on ‘tomorrow’s car’ but rather a matter of how vehicle connectivity is becoming a differentiating factor for all manufacturers. ... Read more

  • Tuesday, 11 February 2014

    The challenges of the M2M industry in Latin America

    Although Latin America is nowadays considered a market at full-growth pace, the fact of the matter is that the region’s adoption of technology is, in general, much slower than in the rest of the world. Nonetheless, and running counter to this trend, Argentina, Brazil and Chile now have the largest numbers of social media users in Western society. ... Read more

  • Tuesday, 04 February 2014 Published by Telefónica m2m Team

    How utilities can improve customer service and efficiency

    Professionals and leaders of European utilities and other companies in the sector met last week at the Smart Metering UK and Europe Summit to analyse how technological innovations can help improve their business. M2M technology and smart metering solutions are providing the answer. ... Read more

  • Wednesday, 29 January 2014 Published by Telefónica m2m Team

    Remote monitoring and smart management at the M2M Evolution

    A complete immersion into the world of the Internet of Things (IoT) and machine to machine (M2M) communications is the promise on offer at the M2M Evolution Conference & Expo that kicked off today with the so-called Battle of the Platforms at the Miami Beach Convention Center. ... Read more

  • Thursday, 23 January 2014 Published by Telefónica m2m Team

    M2M for a more welcoming hotel industry

    In 2013 a total of 175 million machine-to-machine modules delivered a profit of almost 25 billion dollars, according to the latest edition of M2M Market Report prepared by IDATE. In the next three years that number could climb up to 470 million and the business could reach 40 billion dollars. ... Read more

  • Monday, 20 January 2014

    Smartwatches being a real M2M device

    Our modern culture is smartphone addicted, we constantly check notifications on our smartphones and most of us feel anxious when we are disconnected; out of reach from our community including family, friends, colleagues and the World itself. ... Read more

  • Wednesday, 15 January 2014 Published by Telefónica m2m Team

    Connected Car, Wearable Things and IoT: Hot Topics at CES 2014

    The 2014 Consumer Electronics Show surprised everyone again, not so much for the smartphones and the classic highlights of the event held in Las Vegas, but rather for the presentation of the connected cars, wearable technology and devices that, thanks to M2M technology and the Internet of Things (IoT), are becoming increasingly smarter. ... Read more

  • Thursday, 09 January 2014 Published by Telefónica m2m Team

    Digital Signage & M2M: Rich message at the right time and place

    M2M technology already began revolutionizing the world of advertising. Nowadays, billboards and urban street signs, information screens, shop windows, posters and kinds of digital signage can provide updated information to suit not only the time and place but even the characteristics and interests of passers-by. ... Read more

  • Friday, 27 December 2013 Published by Telefónica m2m Team

    M2M for the care and attention of the elderly

    The benefits of machine-to-machine communication are visible in increasingly more areas of the economy and of life. M2M technology and the connected devices can also make a difference when looking after those who need extra help, such as children and elderly people. ... Read more

  • Friday, 27 December 2013 Published by Telefónica m2m Team

    m2m Telefónica Top Posts of 2013

    In these last days of the year, from the Telefónica m2m Team we want to share our Top Posts published in 2013.  It has been a very difficult deliberation, but here there are. This is the selection that we consider for many different reasons -such as its depth, its author, its divulgative purpose and its visual pedagogy-, the most interesting posts of 2013.  ... Read more

  • Tuesday, 24 December 2013 Published by Telefónica m2m Team

    Happy Holidays from m2m Telefónica

    Happy to have shared another year with the whole machine-to-machine community, we hope that 2014 continues bringing interesting challenges, growth and mutual learning. ... Read more

  • Wednesday, 11 December 2013 Published by Telefónica m2m Team

    Orihuela: “IoT tears down the walls between virtual and physical world” (II)

    In this second part of our interview to José Luis Orihuela, the author of Mundo Twitter (Twitter World) and 80 claves sobre el futuro del periodismo (80 keys about the future of journalism), elaborates on how m2m technology will impact the media and society itself. He highlights some of the challenges we’ll be facing when managing the huge amounts of data allowed by this technology. ... Read more

  • Wednesday, 11 December 2013 Published by Telefónica m2m Team

    Orihuela: “m2m allows evolving from responsive design to responsive content” (I)

    m2m technology is permeating into an ever-growing number of spheres and is beginning to influence communications and the media. That is why we have spoken to professor, speaker and writer José Luis Orihuela. In the first part of a long interview, he analyses how the Internet of Things applies to both communications and journalism, giving rise to new areas such as “sensor journalism” and “drone journalism”. ... Read more

  • Wednesday, 04 December 2013 Published by Telefónica m2m Team

    Wearable m2m - The big trend around the corner

    Beyond the one-time impact Google Glass or the new smartwatch models will have this year, their introduction to the market has revealed one of the most interesting trends regarding our approach to technology. ... Read more

  • Tuesday, 03 December 2013

    A narrative architecture for The Internet of Things

    The Internet of Things turns the physical world into the new media channel. Even something as seemingly data-driven as traffic patterns, the weather or my pulse rate when I jog are the source of stories: "traffic was a disaster today", "I hit a wall today on my run", or "boy it's cold/hot/humid out". ... Read more

  • Thursday, 28 November 2013 Published by Telefónica m2m Team

    Urban Labs − what they are and how they are boosted by m2m

     

    The term “urban lab” or “urban laboratory” has been quite in vogue since the latest edition of the Barcelona Smart City Expo. By relating it with the development of smart cities, sometimes it has even been presented as an evolution of the smart city concept. ... Read more

  • Tuesday, 26 November 2013 Published by Telefónica m2m Team

    Five Amazing Things Made Reality by M2M Technology (6)

    Machine-to-machine communications are not just about machines, nor are they only about businesses, productivity and efficiency. Rather, they are about rendering people’s life more convenient and rewarding ¾ machine-to-machine for the people. ... Read more

  • Wednesday, 13 November 2013

    M2M For Cities: What it Means, and Why City Leaders Will Have the Biggest Impacts They’ve Had in History

    When you hear the phrase M2M (Machine to Machine), what do you think of? If you’re like me, the first time you hear it you might picture a complex futuristic-like factory with machines interacting and connecting with one another.  ... Read more

  • Thursday, 07 November 2013

    “NFC should not be reduced to payment”

    We have talked about NFC with Pierre Metivier, the General Manager of the Forum des services mobiles sans contact (contactless mobile services), a French government backed up association, aiming at the deployment of NFC mobile services in France.  ... Read more

  • Tuesday, 05 November 2013

    How does Telefónica’s Global M2M Module Certification Programme work?

    Last week’s launch of Telefónica’s Certification Programme of M2M modules represents a great step forward for both Telefónica and the clients of our machine-to-machine solutions.   ... Read more

  • Tuesday, 29 October 2013

    The smart way to improve the quality of life: a perspective from Latin America

    The increasing tendency towards urbanization, derived from rural migration to the cities, is undoubtedly one of the most relevant processes of the twentieth century. In developing countries, this migratory process has been reinforced due to high birth rates which have resulted in an important increase in urban population growth. ... Read more

  • Wednesday, 23 October 2013

    Telefónica’s vision of a smart city

    There is no one universally accepted definition of a smart city, but all of them have something in common: they are cities that make the most out of technology. Telefónica’s concept is quite flexible and our aim is to provide solutions which suit the needs of every urban environment. ... Read more

  • Friday, 18 October 2013

    Wayra is on the lookout for M2M businesses

    Wayra is still on the lookout for digital businesses. Telefónica’s startup accelerator will be accepting new projects for its academies in Latam and Europe until next Sunday. The last two calls it has given priority to certain areas as Machine-to-machine, Big Data and  Advertising. The previous one received almost 3,500 applications, and more than 500 of them were related to M2M and Big Data. Finally, almost half of the selected projects had to do with these technologies. ... Read more

  • Thursday, 17 October 2013 Published by Telefónica m2m Team

    The key smart energy insights from European Utility Week day 2

    Yesterday was the second day of European Utility Week (EUW) – a huge event taking place in Amsterdam covering everything in the smart energy world and gathering the industry’s utility players together. ... Read more

  • Thursday, 17 October 2013

    Smart way to smart energy

    Telefónica has been heavily involved in the UK’s Smart Meter Implementation Programme - the world’s most ambitious Smart Metering project. Emilio Martínez de la Fuente, Head of Smart Metering at Telefónica Digital, gives an inside look; outlining the opportunities, challenges and lessons that every government and utility company should be aware of. ... Read more

  • Wednesday, 16 October 2013 Published by Telefónica m2m Team

    The key smart energy insights from European Utility Week day 1

    Yesterday was the first day of European Utility Week (EUW) – a huge event taking place in Amsterdam covering everything in the smart energy world and gathering the players in the utility industry together. ... Read more

  • Thursday, 10 October 2013 Published by Telefónica m2m Team

    What is a smart building?

    Smart buildings are much about energy saving. This is probably the main approach to the concept, but there are also other features that differentiate a ‘normal’ building from a smart one, such as security controls, the remote control of elevators and disaster prevention systems. ... Read more

  • Tuesday, 08 October 2013

    Putting customers at the heart of M2M – the Internet of Meaning

    As I’m sure everyone is aware, we are in the middle of a Digital Revolution.  Yet as an industry we have this strange tendency of taking amazing, life changing & truly transformational innovations & trends and giving them strange names and odd descriptions!  We talk about the connecting things and regularly use terms like machine to machine or M2M.  Yet the value for us as a business and for our customers isn’t around the connection but the benefits that it brings to help people in the everyday lives. ... Read more

  • Wednesday, 02 October 2013 Published by Telefónica m2m Team

    All the data around M2M

    M2M generates a big amount of data. On the one hand, all connected devices provide us with a lot of information. On the other hand, we are constantly seeing predictions and estimations about how many millions of things are connected, how many will eventually be connected and how much money this business generates. Here’s an overview of what’s happening in the machine-to-machine industry. ... Read more

  • Thursday, 26 September 2013 Published by Telefónica m2m Team

    Discover how Dell Netready works

    Do you want to know how the new solution Dell Netready works? It enables on-the-go connectivity anytime, anywhere thanks to Telefónica's M2M solution. Discover it! ... Read more

  • Tuesday, 24 September 2013 Published by Javier Montero de Blas

    Smart meters in UK: a technological challenge for Telefónica

    United Kingdom has taken a technological leap in its smart meter management infrastructure. There are a lot of important benefits (environmental, economical, social ones), but technological implications are also very interesting. ... Read more

  • Thursday, 19 September 2013 Published by M2M Telefónica & Sekhar Kondepudi

    “Technology around a smart city will create jobs, citizens will become more productive, life will be more efficient”

    Smart cities is one of the main topics at the ITU Green Standards Week that is taking place this week in Madrid. Sekhar Kondepudi is one of the panelists that has taken part in the discussions. He is an Associate Professor of Smart Buildings and Smart Cities at the National University of Singapore and he is currently a Vice-Chair for the Focus Group on Smart Sustainable Cities at the ITU. We had the opportunity to interview him to understand his personal opinions about the matter. ... Read more

  • Monday, 16 September 2013 Published by Telefónica m2m Team

    What is behind a smart city?

    A smart city brings many advantages to both citizens and the environment. However, to make them possible, it is necessary to have an an infrastructure which supports all technological deployments. This is one of the topics that will be discussed this week in the 3rd ITU Green Standards Week. ... Read more

  • Wednesday, 11 September 2013 Published by Telefónica m2m Team

    How smart is Tokyo, the host of the Olympic Games 2020?

    The Olympic Games 2020 will be hosted by a great and cutting-edge city: Tokyo. But, how ‘smart’ is it really? It depends on the point of view. If we talk about technology, Tokyo is for sure among the top cities in the world, but it also has some handicaps to be a reference in the smart cities rankings. ... Read more

  • Thursday, 05 September 2013 Published by Telefónica m2m Team

    Five amazing things that M2M technology has made reality (5)

    There will come a day when new connected inventions will cease to surprise us. But people who work in the M2M industry are not willing to let this day come soon. Our new delivery of ‘Five Amazing things that M2M technology has made reality’ proves it. ... Read more

  • Tuesday, 03 September 2013 Published by Telefónica m2m Team

    Oxford finally makes The Internet of Things ‘official’

    It isn’t necessary to be in a dictionary for a word to exist, but somehow it makes it more official. One of the most prestigious dictionaries in the world, The Oxford English Dictionary has recently included the term Internet of Things, which establishes the importance that it has gained in recent years. ... Read more

  • Wednesday, 28 August 2013 Published by Telefónica m2m Team

    How to never lose your kids

    To be forgotten in a mall. To be left alone at home. To be lost in a park. Such nightmares for both children and parents alike can be easily overcome with M2M technology, which allows to locate them wherever they are. ... Read more

  • Wednesday, 21 August 2013 Published by Telefónica m2m Team

    A network of cameras and sensors to protect the forest from the flames

    The relationship between M2M and nature brings results which are very satisfactory. This is not only because machine-to-machine technology contributes toward a more sustainable world, but because many devices are designed specifically to protect the environment. ... Read more

  • Wednesday, 14 August 2013 Published by Telefónica m2m Team

    Telefónica takes part in the deployment of the Smart metering UK program

    More than 30 million homes in the UK will start to be ‘smart’ thanks to the smart meter implementation program awarded by the Government. Telefónica is one of the companies that will be part of the deployment of this solution which will contribute to save energy and money to both consumers and companies.

     ... Read more

  • Wednesday, 07 August 2013 Published by Telefónica m2m Team

    Let’s toast for the Internet of Things

    When M2M experts say that everything will be connected in the future, they mean it. This includes drinks; maybe not the liquid itself (for the time being) but their recipes or glasses are already becoming objects which interact with others or with social media to enrichen the drinking experience. ... Read more

  • Wednesday, 31 July 2013 Published by Telefónica m2m Team

    Monitoring sport performance with M2M

    Not long ago, the most sophisticated way to measure sport performance for common people (not professionals) was a chronometer. Sport lovers now have a great opportunity to measure their workouts thanks to smartphone’s implantation. These devices through different Apps are able to monitor dozens of parameters. ... Read more

  • Thursday, 25 July 2013 Published by Telefónica m2m Team

    M2M also matters to animals

    The behavioral habits of wild animals have been traditionally studied through long periods of observation. These were hard processes and the results were not always optimal because the mere presence of humans always distorts results to some degree. Technology has vastly improved these processes; first with video cameras to record habitats in order to study them. Secondly, M2M devices to monitor animals’ activity have been deployed. ... Read more

  • Tuesday, 23 July 2013 Published by Telefónica m2m Team

    M2M in aeroplanes: security and more

    Security is one of the most important variables for any mode of transportation but it gains even more relevance in aviation. M2M technology plays a fundamental part in the safest means of transportation which complements more traditional maintenance and alert systems. ... Read more

  • Thursday, 18 July 2013 Published by Telefónica m2m Team

    10 features that the city of the (near) future will have

    The city of the future will provide citizens with a more comfortable life thanks to M2M technology. Some advances are already making their way into our urban environments and many others will come soon. We have highlighted ten features that the city of the future will have. You can see many others in our web-section about Smart Cities. ... Read more

  • Tuesday, 16 July 2013 Published by Telefónica m2m Team

    Three M2M pillars in the retail industry

    From the moment that a customer sees the product’s signage to the payment, the whole retail process can be enhanced with machine-to-machine technology. ... Read more

  • Thursday, 11 July 2013 Published by Telefónica m2m Team

    M2M provides a safer environment

    When we talk about connectivity we tend to relate it with saving, efficiency or sustainability. However, security is another term which is very much associated with M2M but not as clearly. At work, at home, on the road or in an industrial complex, almost all machine-to-machine solutions provide a safer environment. ... Read more

  • Tuesday, 09 July 2013 Published by Telefónica m2m Team

    M2M in trains, connectivity on rails

    One of M2M’s main revolutions is referred to moving things. Vehicles like cars are now taking a new route that will change the way in which we interact with them. However, trains have already gone down this road and they offer a vast amount of services which are made possible thanks to machine-to-machine technology. ... Read more

  • Thursday, 04 July 2013 Published by Telefónica m2m Team

    Chile faces challenges for mining, M2M provides solutions

    Around one third of the copper in the world comes from Chile, according to the International Copper Study Group. This means more than 10% of its GDP and 47% of its exports. Moreover, thanks to the copper, Chile’s economy is growing by nearly 6% annually with impressive low inflation and unemployment rates. The economic landscape is looking bright for Chile but its mining sector faces some challenges. ... Read more

  • Tuesday, 02 July 2013 Published by Telefónica m2m Team

    Smart citizens make the city of the future possible

    In a world where the population is becoming increasingly urban and less rural, cities face the challenge of becoming more efficient and sustainable urban habitats for its citizens. These advancements configure what is popularly referred to as smart cities. However, we should put the focus on smart citizens who contribute their own intelligence and creativity to making the city of the future possible. ... Read more

  • Thursday, 27 June 2013 Published by Telefónica m2m Team

    Vehicle connectivity is becoming a desired feature

    The Connected Car 13 has given us the opportunity to meet some of the key actors of the automotive industry, from analysts from the most prestigious companies to leaders of some of the main car brands, such as Fiat, Kia, Audi and Ford. From a private roundtable we could extract some conclusions about the road this industry is taking: ... Read more

  • Wednesday, 26 June 2013 Published by Telefónica m2m Team

    How manufacturers are tackling the Connected Car

    Vehicle manufacturers know that the car of the future will be connected which is why it comes as no surprise that top car brands are already developing and launching their solutions: navigation, Wi-Fi, music streaming and security features with built-in or brought-in devices. The Connected Car Report 2013 gives us a closer idea of the services that car brands are focusing on. ... Read more

  • Tuesday, 25 June 2013 Published by Telefónica m2m Team

    10 key challenges of the Connected Car

    The Connected Car Industry Report takes a deep look into an ever-growing industry that alongside the vast opportunities it offers will have to face a series of challenges. As seen in the report, these can be summed up in the following 10 points. ... Read more

  • Monday, 24 June 2013 Published by Telefónica m2m Team

    90% of new cars will be connected by 2020

    “The Connected Car is one of the most exciting innovations we have seen in over a century of automotive development” writes Carlos Morales, M2M Director, Telefónica Digital,  in the Connected Car Report 2013. It will open “incredible opportunities for the consumer, the automotive industry and the mobile industry alike”. The event Connected Car 13, that starts tomorrow in Amsterdam, will be a great occasion to discover  what is happening in the sector. ... Read more

  • Thursday, 20 June 2013 Published by Telefónica m2m Team

    Connected car: the biggest transformation in the industry

    The car industry is on the edge of undergoing the biggest transformation in over a century due to the exponential growth of the Connected Car market, where 90% percent of vehicles will have built-in connectivity by 2020. ... Read more

  • Tuesday, 18 June 2013 Published by Marco A. Romero

    Who is leading the Smart Home industry?

    The main discussion of the previous Digital Home World Summit was when the opportunity would arrive for the industry. This year’s edition, which starts today, bases its discussion on rollouts, learnings, and who's leading on what is, in fact, a fully-launched segment. ... Read more

  • Friday, 14 June 2013 Published by Telefónica m2m Team

    Managed Connectivity: no more information loss in the operational chain of your business

    Managed connectivity means a complete control of your business. In our infographic you can see how machine-to-machine solutions eliminate loss of information in the operational chain and give your company more security in all its processes. You can also download it in Spanish. ... Read more

  • Wednesday, 12 June 2013 Published by Telefónica m2m Team

    How M2M will be making your day to day easier before you know it

    If you’re here, it’s more than likely you know a fair amount about M2M. However, ask anyone outside of the industry what machine-to-machine actually is and they may have no idea, let alone know that this technology has already made its way into their everyday lives. If this is your case, here’s a look at how M2M will be making your day to day easier before you know it. ... Read more

  • Monday, 10 June 2013 Published by Telefónica m2m Team

    Smart grids = smart development in Latam

    Efficiency, reduction in energy losses and sustainability are some of the characteristics of any Smart Grid. Furthermore, deploying them to developing countries brings some other advantages. For instance, they are key to providing an accurate and reliable electricity supply which is essential for supporting an expanding economy. ... Read more

  • Thursday, 06 June 2013 Published by Telefónica m2m Team

    Elevating M2M to a higher level

    You can hate elevators for many reasons. It takes a momentary dimming of the lights and an abrupt jolt to become overwhelmed with an odd anxiety which accompanies many of us when we get into one. However, could M2M technology possibly put an end to our aversion to them? ... Read more

  • Tuesday, 04 June 2013 Published by Telefónica m2m Team

    Five Amazing things that M2M technology has made reality (4)

    When talking about M2M we usually forget that these technologies can also be used to connect people and help them with their day to day tasks. This is why our selection for the fourth post of the series “Five Amazing things that M2M technology has made reality” focuses on social uses of M2M and connected devices that help people at home. ... Read more

  • Thursday, 30 May 2013 Published by Telefónica m2m Team

    What do Brazil or UK think about M2M?

    A recent survey conducted by Harris Interactive for SAP among hundreds of IT Decision Makers (ITDMs) shows very interesting responses regarding M2M technologies. ... Read more

  • Tuesday, 28 May 2013 Published by Telefónica m2m Team

    A green city is a smarter city

    Europe 2020 will foster some of the smartest and most sustainable cities in the world. The sustainable growth of urban areas will be possible greatly due to smart urban technologies which will strengthen the continent from its financial crisis. ... Read more

  • Thursday, 23 May 2013 Published by Telefónica m2m Team

    M2M highlights at #CTIA13

    Connected devices are all around us, and there are many ways to take advantage of the ubiquitous communication between them. That was one of the leitmotifs of this year’s CTIA, in which M2M companies and keynotes populated the halls and rooms of the event. ... Read more

  • Tuesday, 21 May 2013 Published by Hugo de los Santos & Telefónica M2M Team

    "Services that capture and translate events into meaningful information will play an invaluable role in this market"

    The deadline to apply for Telefónica's tech accelerator programme, Wayra, comes to an end this week. The programme, which aims to help the development of innovative projects, has made special emphasis in M2M and Big Data projects. We have spoken with Hugo de los Santos, Head of Wayra Global Business, to find out more about this year's edition. ... Read more

  • Thursday, 16 May 2013 Published by Telefónica m2m Team

    Connected cars: vital for modern policing

    Police forces and emergency services strive to keep up in a digital world where social media, mobile applications and connected cars are key elements in maximizing their activities. The big shift towards the Internet of Things will improve modern policing as we know it. ... Read more

  • Tuesday, 14 May 2013 Published by Telefónica m2m Team

    What is the difference between M2M and IoT?

    Once a trend, the Internet of Things has become a reality that is changing the world in which we live. However, buzzwords can sometimes lead to confusion and cause questions to arise. So, are IoT and M2M the same thing? What is the difference between them?  ... Read more

  • Thursday, 09 May 2013 Published by Ernesto Haikewitsch

    M2M in the Amazon Rainforest

    Most of us are familiar with the Western idiom ‘can’t see the wood for the trees’, meaning simply the blinkered study of anything, for too long, can detract from the greater understanding of an ultimate goal. At Gemalto, we’re all for clarity of vision and long term solutions. ... Read more

  • Tuesday, 07 May 2013 Published by Telefónica m2m team

    “Dell Netready is a very disruptive solution thanks to the technology provided by Telefónica”

    Telefónica and Dell have just announced Dell Netready, a pay-as-you-go connection activated out of the box that allows transparent roaming in Europe. We have talked with Ignacio Alonso, Global Head of M2M Consumer Electronics at Telefonica, to know more about this solution for Dell tablets and notebooks aimed at business. This is a first-in-class solution, which no other competitor has achieved, with connectivity out of the box and with no additional costs.  ... Read more

  • Tuesday, 07 May 2013 Published by James Monighan

    A peek at the evolution of M2M business

    At a packed event in London there were the usual M2M operators talking about including Big Data, Alliances, growth strategies and value chain challenges. But for the first time, we saw the growing importance of the following key trends: ... Read more

  • Wednesday, 01 May 2013 Published by Telefónica m2m Team

    Keeping an eye on the worker’s safety with M2M

    500 employees, 23-story building and the hazardous working environment of steel manufacturing. Safety challenges for South Korean company POSCO’s FINEX were easy to imagine. The solution? Machine-to-machine technology to monitor the location of all the workers in real time.

    ... Read more

  • Tuesday, 30 April 2013 Published by Telefónica m2m Team

    Connected Cars diminishing driver concerns

    So far, much of the hype about connected cars has been the improved entertainment and navigation features. However, the most innovative improvements may benefit driver safety, although probably a few years may have to pass to see how of these innovations become a reality.

    ... Read more

  • Thursday, 25 April 2013 Published by Claudio Sánchez Orellana

    Transforming existing buildings into sustainable ones with M2M

    If a company wants to deploy green solutions, the first step is being green at home. In Chile, where energy is a scarce (and expensive) resource, we wanted to bring new efficiency solutions. We have started with our own main building in Santiago de Chile, where we are developing a product along with two partners to save up to 30% of electric power. ... Read more

  • Tuesday, 23 April 2013 Published by Telefónica m2m Team

    M2M books: a brief guide of essential titles

    We couldn’t miss the opportunity brought by World Book Day to tell you about a few titles that surely will help you understand better the inner workings and the impact of M2M and the Internet of Things. ... Read more

  • Thursday, 18 April 2013 Published by Telefónica m2m Team

    From the orchard to the table with M2M

    M2M technology used in the agricultural industry has the potential to benefit the food industry along all the value chain. It can help farmers and transporters conserve their resources and implement more sustainable practices. At the same time, consumers can profit from these infrastructural changes because they will be offered products with lower levels of pesticides. ... Read more

  • Tuesday, 16 April 2013 Published by Marco A. Romero

    The Smart Home of the Future? Don't have to wait, it is here…

    We’ve all had discussions about what “accessories” we would like our house to have that can make life simpler, easier or even more fun. Mood lighting, voice commands, refrigerators that order food for us when they are running low or past their expiration date, and even the intelligence to change the temperature according to weather changes in our region. ... Read more

  • Thursday, 11 April 2013 Published by Telefónica m2m Team

    M2M guides the train to the future for Brazil

    Size and human potential matters.  This is the main developing way of emerging markets and at the same time, its greatest strength. Brazil is not an exception: With a population of over 190 million people and a significant growth, Brazil is currently the 9th country in the world by GDP.  By 2050, Brazil will be the 4th, according to projections from a PwC report. ... Read more

  • Tuesday, 09 April 2013 Published by Telefónica m2m Team

    Let the machines do it

    The Internet of things have brought us to a connected society in which we are able to share information with devices at all times, whether we see it or not. Being today the IoT day, we thought it would be a good idea to remind how this technology is already changing our lives. ... Read more

  • Friday, 05 April 2013 Published by Telefónica m2m Team

    Telefónica, in the top tier of M2M operators worldwide

    The M2M market presents CSPs with a whole new set of challenges. Only a few achieve the status of worldwide leaders and, according to Machina Research’s annual M2M CSP Benchmarking Study, Telefónica is one of the world’s M2M leading operators. ... Read more

  • Wednesday, 03 April 2013 Published by Telefónica m2m Team

    Back 2 making: the new philosophy to create connected devices

    The cost of producing hardware has decreased dramatically. Now there’s no need of pouring lots of money in designing and creating connected devices, just a small team of individuals with complementary skills is able to create new ways of connecting things between them and to the Internet. At the laboratories of Telefónica R+D in Madrid, this is how prototypes are created. ... Read more

  • Monday, 18 March 2013 Published by Telefónica m2m Team

    Five Amazing things made reality by M2M technology (3)

    To understand how M2M can improve people’s lives, sometimes is better to take some distance from business growth, implementation of standards and forecasts, and look into the smaller, but very ingenious solutions that can really make a difference. Here are another five amazing things made reality by M2M technology. ... Read more

  • Thursday, 14 March 2013 Published by Telefónica m2m Team

    Sensor platforms at 300 kilometers per hour

    A degree or two more in the temperature of the brakes, a bit less air friction, a little more speed that causes higher fuel combustion… mere details in private vehicles, keys to victory in Formula 1, a sport in which M2M communications are as valuable allies as the engineers or the spoilers. ... Read more

  • Tuesday, 12 March 2013 Published by Telefónica m2m Team

    Understanding Insurance Telematics

    M2M technology allows insurance companies to develop tailored policies for their clients by monitoring all their driving performance. Insurance Telematics is the first solution built by a telco that enables companies to reduce operative costs and avoid fraud. Understand how it works in our infographics. ... Read more

  • Thursday, 07 March 2013 Published by Telefónica m2m Team

    M2M, the watchman of cold chain

    Breaking the cold chain can waste years of testing in a laboratory, ruin nutritional properties of tons of food or affect the curative properties of drugs. Maintaining the accurate temperature is a matter of life and death for some industries. The best way to monitor it is with M2M solutions. ... Read more

  • Tuesday, 05 March 2013 Published by Telefónica m2m Team

    Improving the use of energy to build a more efficient world

    Improvement of the processes, recycling, use of less polluting products, a sensible consumption, using only the energy that we really need. Today, the World Energy Efficiency Day, current and future techniques for energy generation and use are discussed in several fora globally. ... Read more

  • Friday, 01 March 2013 Published by Telefónica m2m Team

    A look back to M2M at Mobile World Congress 2013

    You were not able to assist to Mobile World Congress 2013? Don’t worry, we were there to bring you all the news around M2M technology at the event. We saw how it can be useful in developing countries, what is the status of connected cars, which were the prizewinner innovations and which is the situation of the business that the Internet of Things make possible. We were also able to catch some M2M interesting innovations, which we recorded in a series of short videos. ... Read more

  • Thursday, 28 February 2013 Published by Telefónica m2m Team

    The challenge of building the M2M business case

    We have seen many devices and innovation around M2M technology in this Mobile World Congress but, what about business? Actually, there was a lot of M2M business talk. ... Read more

  • Wednesday, 27 February 2013 Published by Telefónica m2m Team

    This Mobile World Congress has M2M flavour

    Somebody said on Twitter that every year there is a flavour at Mobile World Congress, and that this year “is the one of the Internet of things, also called M2M”. We agree. Of course smartphones, tablets and other devices have generated a great deal of expectation, but machine-to-machine technology has imbued many stands of the event, and it has aroused the curiosity of many visitors. ... Read more

  • Tuesday, 26 February 2013 Published by Telefónica m2m Team

    Connected car solutions at MWC 2013

    “The car will be the next connected device”. This sentence, pronounced by Corinne Lauer, Renault’s Team Leader, Multimedia & Telematics, summarizes very well the current implantation of M2M technology in vehicles industry. It was also our ‘leitmotiv’ during the second day of Mobile World Congress 2013. ... Read more

  • Monday, 25 February 2013 Published by Telefónica m2m Team

    M2M at Mobile World Congress: a new member in the greatest Telco alliance and more

    The incorporation of Etisalat to the greatest M2M alliance in the world and the single worldwide SIM card trials on connected management platform have been two of the principal news around M2M technology on the first day of Mobile World Congress. We have been keeping our eyes on these and other news revolving around the M2M industry. ... Read more

  • Thursday, 21 February 2013 Published by Telefónica m2m Team

    What is machine to machine at Mobile World Congress?

    Machine to machine can be mobile, but there are many mobile technologies beyond M2M. Mobile World Congress 2013 (MWC), starting next Monday, will address all matters related to telecommunications, and will be there to broadcast all about M2M. ... Read more

  • Tuesday, 19 February 2013 Published by Telefónica m2m Team

    Intelligent transportation systems: the brain of the smart city

    Currently, cities are the places where half of the world's population lives, people that needs to move daily to their workplaces. To ensure that all this people arrive in time and safely to their workplaces, smart transportations systems play a vital role in dense urban environments. ... Read more

  • Thursday, 14 February 2013 Published by Telefónica m2m Team

    Big Data, Infinite M2M possibilities

    M2M is often associated to a better management. Certainly, it is the most visible feature of Machine-To-Machine technology. It is easy to see how someone can monitor the power consumption sent by a Smart Meter thanks to a smartphone app or how the HQ of a transport company organizes its fleet thanks to the M2M technology, just to mention two of many other examples. ... Read more

  • Monday, 11 February 2013 Published by José Miguél Hernández Izquierdo

    From managing the connectivity to controlling the machines

    Everyday more and more stuff around us is connected: tablets, computers and telephones, of course, but also homes, cars, appliances… one of the challenges is to grant control in our universe of millions of connected machines, our M2M universe. ... Read more

  • Friday, 08 February 2013 Published by Valter Wolf (GSMA)

    A fully connected Latin America

    During the past two decades, mobile networks have spread across Latin America. Covering more than 90% of Latin America’s population, these networks have become one of the largest and most significant platforms in history, and are now bringing wireless connectivity to new devices, machines and vehicles, quickly effecting social and economic benefits. ... Read more

  • Wednesday, 06 February 2013 Published by Danáe Cortés & Francisco José Jiménez Bonilla

    A new paradigm in the world of insurance

    Saying that the marketplace has undergone changes in the recent years and that the competition in the insurance sector is growing aggressive means stating the obvious. ... Read more

  • Thursday, 31 January 2013 Published by Telefónica m2m Team

    A whole NFC world beyond cashless payment

    The NFC market is going to experience an intense growth during the following years, as some reports and studies say. Its application to mobile payments is leading the way, since it is the most attractive use for business. However, as with many amazing applications of M2M technology, the sky is the limit, meaning imagination and ingenuity are the only real boundaries. ... Read more

  • Tuesday, 29 January 2013 Published by Telefónica m2m Team

    Seven smart city projects that will change Latam urban environments

    Smart transport is the most common solution in Latam to transform cities into 'smart cities'. But there are many others: smart grids, smart metering, smart homes... Learn more in our infographic (in Spanish). ... Read more

  • Wednesday, 23 January 2013 Published by Paul Eggleton

    Smart Metering: towards a sustainable economy

    Smart meters will be the foundation of the smart grids, smart homes and smart cities.  And if we get it wrong, from a consumer engagement and technology perspective, then we will severely hamper the transition to a sustainable, low carbon digital economy. In order to get it right, players from the communications and utilities industry will meet at SEDC 4th Annual Smart Metering UK & Europe Summit to share experiences, ideas and strategies. ... Read more

  • Tuesday, 15 January 2013 Published by Telefónica m2m Team

    Five Amazing things made reality by M2M technology (2)

    If it exists, it can be connected! Our new chapter of amazing M2M things shows us the endless possibilities of this technology. It is able to broadcast your mood, make a warning if you eat too fast or if your children are opening Christmas presents before time. ... Read more

  • Friday, 11 January 2013 Published by Telefónica m2m Team

    Connected ingenuity at CES 2013

    This year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) had the fair amount of media attention expected from any edition of Las Vegas’ convention.  While consumer electronics devices were the ones who shined, M2M and the Internet of things shared some of this focus. ... Read more

  • Thursday, 10 January 2013 Published by Telefónica m2m Team

    New Year’s resolutions, enhanced with M2M

    With the beginning of 2013, you are probably hearing a lot of New Year’s resolutions coming from family and friends alike. But come a month or two, you might find out that some of their willpower can get a little shaky. However, M2M technology can be helpful to fulfill some of the New Year’s resolution. ... Read more

  • Wednesday, 09 January 2013 Published by Alberto Bielsa (Libellium)

    Smart Roads - wireless sensor networks for smart infrastructures: a billion dollar business opportunity

    Worldwide governments spend huge amounts of money on transport infrastructure. And to make headway in building and maintaining such costly investments, they will have to keep on spending. Wireless Sensor Networks are a cost-effective and scalable option for reducing infrastructure maintenance costs and increasing safety on the road. ... Read more

  • Friday, 04 January 2013 Published by Telefónica m2m Team

    A big year for M2M events

    Many industry experts and players agree that 2013 will be a big year for M2M, so it is expected that machine to machine events will thrive in the industrial and economic panorama. Some of the essential ones will take place during the next few weeks (you can be updated in our m2m events section). ... Read more

  • Wednesday, 26 December 2012 Published by Telefónica m2m Team

    m2m Telefónica top posts of 2012

    Before leaving behind 2012, the Telefónica m2m Team wants to make a ranking of the top posts of our first year. After much deliberation, we have made a selection of what we consider have been, for different reasons, our bests posts of 2012: ... Read more

  • Thursday, 20 December 2012 Published by Telefónica m2m Team

    Happy Holidays from m2m Telefónica

    With this year approaching its end and the new one about to begin, we just wish it to be even better year than 2012 was. ... Read more

  • Tuesday, 18 December 2012 Published by Telefónica m2m Team

    Robots and magical books for a connected Christmas

    We already know that Santa Claus is at the cutting edge of M2M technology, but how can connectivity be applied to toys to improve the experience? ... Read more

  • Friday, 14 December 2012 Published by Telefónica m2m Team

    M2M helps Santa to deliver Christmas

    Santa Claus receives more than six million letters annually, according to the Universal Postal Union. Such figures of petitions mean a huge volume of gifts to deliver. Santa and his worker magical elves at the Lapland workshop need to be sure that every gift is correctly delivered.  How could they do it? ... Read more

  • Friday, 07 December 2012 Published by Telefónica m2m Team

    A new relationship way between pets and owners

    Lost pets soon will be a thing of the past. A GPS device is just necessary and appropriate software to know where it is anytime. Pet tracking is a technology already used by some companies that may represent the first steps of implementing M2M solutions for pets. ... Read more

  • Wednesday, 05 December 2012 Published by Ignacio Alonso

    Redefining connectivity in consumer electronic devices

    Consumer electronics is one of the most profitable technology markets and M2M is enabling new possibilities in this sector. We show here a picture on how machine-to-machine empowers consumer electronics. ... Read more

  • Thursday, 29 November 2012 Published by Telefónica m2m Team

    Beating obstacles for goods distribution in developing countries

    “Amateurs talk about tactics, professionals talk about logistics” says a common quote among military academies.  Modern logistics were originated in the need of the military to supply itself on a large scale, but it can be also applied for civilian purposes, like the distribution of first necessity products, a key factor to alleviate the destruction and pain caused by disasters or military conflicts. ... Read more

  • Tuesday, 27 November 2012 Published by Telefónica m2m Team

    Five amazing things made reality by M2M technology

    M2M technology can make incredible things possible. We are already starting to make some first steps down this infinite path. But today there are available many solutions that seem like science fiction: smart diapers, doors, slippers, cows ‘texting’... Here we have selected five amazing things empowered by M2M. ... Read more

  • Friday, 23 November 2012 Published by Telefónica m2m Team

    The revolution of the hyperconnected world at Móvil Forum Conference

    If there is a word to describe the everlastingly dynamic flux of the digital market, it is one that was heard many times during the conferences of Móvil Forum Conference 2012: revolutionary. Barcelona’s International Convention Centre was packed to the roof with visitors seeking to learn about the solutions aimed to revolutionize their areas of work. ... Read more

  • Wednesday, 21 November 2012 Published by José de la Peña

    Taming the ocean of data

    When we take a look at the number of mobile phones in the world, almost 6 billions (85% of the population) and at the number of Internet connections, over 2.4 billions (34% of the population), it seems like we are approaching the economic limits of the expansion of both technologies. Actually, nothing could be further from the truth. ... Read more

  • Monday, 19 November 2012 Published by Juan Campillo Alonso

    Sharing ideas about the upcoming urban spaces at Smart City Expo

    Cities are smart by definition. A great number of them have been saving money over the past years thanks to smart city technology. For instance, smart energy solutions that allow up to 30% of absolute energy saving,  and fleet management systems that enable up to 20% cost cuts by optimizing vehicle logistics y large fleets. ... Read more

  • Monday, 12 November 2012 Published by Telefónica m2m Team

    Smart City Expo 2012 showcases the visions of future cities

    Smart City Expo 2012, which celebrates its second edition in Barcelona from 13th to 15th November, is the leading international event of Smart City and the best place to display the different visions of the cities of the future and how smart technology will improve areas such as energy, urban mobility and communications with the citizens. ... Read more

  • Thursday, 08 November 2012 Published by Manu Noriega & Andy Goodman (Fjord)

    Monsters: Machine to Machine and Machine to Human

    Not the hairy monster hiding under your bed, but the Leviathans that roam your future. Big ideas. Future echoes that foreshadow the oncoming waves of technological advance. Cultural agents that shape and define, and in turn are shaped and defined by, the daily buzz of techno culture. ... Read more

  • Tuesday, 06 November 2012 Published by Daniella Carrillo

    ‘Out of stock’… no more with connected vending

    Machines that lower the prices of beverages when it’s hotter outside, others that identify a person’s demographic with facial recognition technology to recommend one product or another… vending machines are taking steps to be smarter. ... Read more

  • Wednesday, 31 October 2012 Published by Telefónica m2m Team

    World Savings Day: six actual cases of M2M contribution to cost efficiency

    Much of M2M is about efficiency and savings. Today, to celebrate World Savings Day, we wanted to explain some of the actual cases that show that this technology stopped being the future to become the present. Smart systems can save gas, electricity, fuel, time, water, what at last is always also a money saving. ... Read more

  • Monday, 29 October 2012 Published by Enrique Paz (AOM Desarrollo y Consultoría)

    Smart offices: less expensive is smarter

    When the professional sector you belong to was one of the main economic engines in your country and now it has collapsed, you know you are in trouble. That was the feel of every Spanish architect in 2008.  My partner Pedro García-Llamas and me had to re-think the business, so we decided to make a strong bet for innovation. Since then, our objective is to offer our clients the best spaces to work in, with a clear message for all of them: You will save costs. ... Read more

  • Friday, 26 October 2012 Published by Fco. Javier Zorzano

    Thinking Things showcased in WIRED 2012: endless posibilities

    Yesterday, I was at WIRED 2012, an amazing event organized by Wired magazine in which speakers and attendees explore the ideas and technological innovations that are reshaping our world. ... Read more

  • Thursday, 25 October 2012 Published by Pierre Yves Plaza Tron

    M2M Standardization: How complex is it?

    Interoperability between all layer elements and protocols is a critical part of the M2M industry because M2M takes on board most of the networking technologies: from all the mobile data connections and fixed broadband technologies, down to networking control technologies. ... Read more

  • Tuesday, 23 October 2012 Published by Francisco José Jiménez Bonilla

    Fleet management: take control and do it better

    Fleet Control Systems have been available in the market for several years. These systems are not other than GPS devices installed in vehicles sending their position alongside with many other useful business data through the cell network. These solutions help companies of any size to manage in an optimized and safe way their transport fleets. However, these systems do not have a strong level of market penetration. The question is why? ... Read more

  • Tuesday, 16 October 2012 Published by Telefónica m2m Team

    Telcos 2.0: from utilities to service providers

    We live in a 24/7 connected society. Telcos now face different challenges than 10 years ago and they need to be in continuous evolution to be competitive. ... Read more

  • Friday, 12 October 2012 Published by Telefónica m2m Team

    The Internet of Things, on its way to mainstream adoption

    It is no wonder that the Internet of Things (IoT) has changed from being a buzzword to becoming one of the most important technologic terms today. As the epitome of an M2M environment where every machine is connected and working together, this technology has improved both the life of the consumer and the profitability of the companies. ... Read more

  • Wednesday, 10 October 2012 Published by Telefónica m2m Team

    All you need to know about smart grids

    Smart grids are electricity networks that can intelligently integrate the behavior and actions of all users connected to it in order to efficiently deliver sustainable, economic and secure electricity supplies. ... Read more

  • Wednesday, 03 October 2012 Published by Javier Montero de Blas

    Efficiently managed communications between things

    Why would we make two machines communicate with each other if we can just put some buttons on them and go from one place to another pushing them and asking the machines to do what they have to do every moment and in correct order?

    Because doing it so would be slow and expensive. ... Read more

  • Thursday, 27 September 2012 Published by Telefónica m2m Team

    Battlefield awareness and the soldiers of the future

    A study published by IDATE earlier this year assures that an important part of the recent market growth in M2M satellite communications was caused, among other things, by the increase of its use in military applications. ... Read more

  • Tuesday, 25 September 2012 Published by Marco A. Romero

    Smart Homes: solutions tailored to the needs of the customer

    During the last couple of months, we’ve been noticing a hike in the discussion around Smart Homes, or Digital Homes. New players, from global telco players, to apps companies are jumping into the bandwagon. ... Read more

  • Thursday, 20 September 2012 Published by Telefónica m2m Team

    Control the machines through your smartphone

    Last week, Apple unveiled their latest product: the iPhone 5. According to many analysts and technology experts, the smartphone is going to beat by far the sales of the iPhone 4S launched last October. Back in 2007, the first iPhone was also a sound commercial success. It set the standards for smartphones, apps and revolutionized our interaction with mobile devices. ... Read more

  • Thursday, 13 September 2012 Published by Telefónica m2m Team

    Connected Clothing: machine to machine to human interaction

    From the silver jumpsuits of the early sci-fi movies to the rather revealing jacket of Zhora in Blade Runner, when it came to represent the “clothes of the future”, movies have always focused on the style rather than functionality. Interestingly, present M2M technology is part of what we call Connected Clothing. ... Read more

  • Tuesday, 11 September 2012 Published by Telefónica m2m Team

    To boldly go where no man has gone

    On August 25thNeil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon, passed away. During his lifetime, after his moon walking years, he watched many frontiers being conquered, as NASA turned his attention from the Moon to Mars. ... Read more

  • Thursday, 06 September 2012 Published by Telefónica m2m Team

    Reduce cost and CO2 emissions with M2M

    One of the main concerns of industrialization and technological advance is the burden of living in a global economy in which petrol is essential. The downside of this advance is coming at the cost of the ecological balance of our planet, being the emissions of CO2 one, if not the most distressing and immediate problem. ... Read more

  • Wednesday, 29 August 2012 Published by Telefónica m2m Team

    Evildoers, fear the machines

    When we talk about M2M monitoring and tracking technologies, we are not used to think of them beyond asset tracking and smart transport solutions. But these technologies have great potential in other uses, such as crime prevention. ... Read more

  • Wednesday, 22 August 2012 Published by Telefónica m2m Team

    How to feed fish with a simple M2M solution

    Jose owns two fish. He loves them, but he also loves travelling, which makes feeding his fish challenging when he is away. The common solution for this kind of ‘issue’ would have been taking the fish bowl to any of Jose’s relatives, but that was not an option for an engineer that loves technology and its usage to improve people’s life. There had to be a solution for this and the solution was an M2M service! ... Read more

  • Tuesday, 14 August 2012 Published by Telefónica m2m Team

    M2M in Africa: A matter of life and death

    In 2010, there were 34 million people in the world infected with HIV/AIDS, according to data collected by Avert. Almost 23 million of them live in Sub Saharan Africa, where this epidemic is taking a huge toll. ... Read more

  • Wednesday, 08 August 2012 Published by Telefónica m2m Team

    M2M on the Olympics: for runners and watchers

    With the ongoing celebration of the London Olympic Games, we wanted to highlight some of these stories of how M2M is used in this scenario. ... Read more

  • Wednesday, 01 August 2012 Published by Telefónica m2m Team

    The present that sci-fi imagined

    1966’s American sci-fi show Star Trek followed the space adventures of the crew of the starship U.S.S. Enterprise in the 23rd century. The future imagined by Gene Roddenberry also worked the other way and inspired real world scientists and engineers to achieve technological advances similar to those shown in the series. ... Read more

  • Friday, 27 July 2012 Published by Telefónica m2m Team

    The making of: the time to share our vision has come

    Over last June, Telefónica unveiled its vision about M2M business with a big global Marketing campaign. Having found the concept, the process included so many marketing pieces. And the campaign was a success. Do you want to see how we did it? ... Read more

  • Wednesday, 25 July 2012 Published by Telefónica m2m Team

    Going green with machine to machine

    We live in a world with finite resources. Even if in the past, mankind was prone to ignore this fact in favor of uncontrolled economic growth, we are reaching a point of no return in terms of exhaustion of resources and pollution of the environment. ... Read more

  • Thursday, 19 July 2012 Published by Telefónica m2m Team

    Smart farms, smart answer to population growth

     

    The world consumes nearly 3 trillion pounds of meat, fish, fruits and vegetables combined each year, according to figures by various organisms like FAO and IFPRI. In 2030, this number will increase to 4 trillion pounds. Ever-increasing growth of the population implies higher consumption. Technology might be the answer to meet the future demand of food. ... Read more

  • Tuesday, 17 July 2012 Published by Telefónica m2m Team

    Enhanced Driving: Connected Car solutions

    210 million of connected car systems will operate globally by 2016, according to a study by ABI Research. This number includes all kind of connected solutions, from factory-installed and aftermarket solutions to embedded systems applicable to any vehicle such as OnStar. ... Read more

  • Wednesday, 11 July 2012 Published by Telefónica m2m Team

    Smart City: a trendy sector in Spain

    Recently, Fundación Dintel has recognized the SmartSantander project during the Congreso DINTEL sobre SMART CITIES as one of the best initiatives of smart cities in Spain. ... Read more

  • Tuesday, 03 July 2012 Published by Telefónica m2m Team

    With eCall, m2m technology will save lives

    Starting in 2015, all the europeans will be able to enjoy the benefits of M2M technology designed to take care of us on the road. According to the report of the Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection, passed last june 19th, every new car sold in the EU, will be required to have the eCall emergency system installed. ... Read more

  • Wednesday, 27 June 2012 Published by Telefónica m2m Team

    Working with the bests to deliver the best

    We spoke with Angel David García Barrio, Head of Alliances & New Business, Global M2M, Telefónica Digital, and David Vellender, Head of M2M Business Development  UK & Ireland and Commercial Partnerships, to shed some light into Telefónica’s strategy when it comes to deal with partners and establish alliances. ... Read more

  • Friday, 22 June 2012 Published by Telefónica m2m Team

    Ferrán Adrià: “m2m is a revolution”

    A genuine interactive experience of m2m solutions. That was the axis in which the presentation of The m2m world of Telefónica event, which took place last Wednesday 20th june at Espacio Fundación Telefónica, was based on. ... Read more

  • Wednesday, 20 June 2012 Published by Telefónica m2m Team

    The time to share our vision has come

     

    Almost two years ago, Telefónica decided to bring to fruition, with the creation of a global unit, what was in fact a demand from the market: the development of the global M2M business, independent from the markets where the company operates.

      ... Read more

  • Thursday, 14 June 2012 Published by Irene Álvarez Barreiro & Luisa Fernández Puente

    m2m Managed Connectivity, a complete vision for M2M communications

    M2M connectivity is always behind every M2M successful solution, from Fleet Management to Smart Cities. No matter the field we have to consider.

      ... Read more

  • Thursday, 07 June 2012 Published by Francisco José Jiménez Bonilla

    Transport solutions: proven efficiency in cost cutting and driver safety

    Machine-to-machine transport solutions are on the rise. Companies that rely on transportation or whose entire business activity implies a fleet of vehicles (such as leasing companies)  are realizing that flexible, easy to implement solutions are key to streamline their value chain, and are looking forward to apply them to their business models. ... Read more

  • Tuesday, 05 June 2012 Published by Marco A. Romero

    Smart Energy & Sustainability: improving lifestyles whilst reducing energy cost

    Within the different sectors and industries that can benefit the M2M Technology, one of the most interesting is that associated with energy and sustainability. Research show that over 1.8 million home automation systems were shipped globally during 2011, and this number will increase to 16M by 2016. This clearly shows that more and more consumers are getting interested in remotely monitoring their properties, something that, until recently, was of interest to larger organisations. ... Read more

  • Tuesday, 29 May 2012 Published by Carlos Morales

    Connecting machines to make a better world

    M2M is the new term prevailing in the telecommunications industry. Machine to machine solutions are not just a mere technological matter anymore. They appear in business projections, company profitability plans, urban growth and sustainability and ecology-related projects. ... Read more

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