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Big numbers for EE, Apple, smartwatches and the Internet of Things

Podcast - 29th October 2014

We start this week's podcast with news that EE now has the largest 4G customer base in Europe, with 5.6 million UK connections.

There's also talk about a new DIY product for the Internet of Things, the disappearance of Nokia branded smartphones, quarterly results for Apple, increasing M2M connections and a growing market for smartwatches.

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Telefonica launches a consumer 'Internet of Things' product to control temperature, lighting and humidity

Telefonica launches a consumer 'Internet of Things' product to control temperature, lighting and humidity

Telefónica, the company behind O2 in the UK, has launched an ‘Internet of Things’ product that enables consumers to monitor and control the temperature, humidity and lighting in their home or office.

It’s the first in a range of modular solutions called Thinking Things, which will let users develop their own ‘smart’ M2M solutions without any programming knowledge or the need to install additional infrastructure.

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By 2020 there'll be four internet-connected devices for every person in the world

By 2020 there'll be four internet-connected devices for every person in the world

A new report from Strategy Analytics shows that almost 12 billion internet-connected devices will be in use around the world by the end of this year; the equivalent of 1.7 devices for every person.

However, growth in machine-to-machine connections for the ‘Internet of Things’ is expected to result in this ratio increasing dramatically in the next six years.

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The new HTC camera, EE TV, an ethical smartphone, Ofcom complaints, mobile payments and M2M

Podcast - 15th October 2014

This week's podcast begins with news about the new 'quad play' television service offered in the UK by EE.

We also talk about HTC's new camera, an ethical smartphone, a complaint from Ofcom, mobile payments, machine-to-machine connections and yet another online security breach.

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GSMA Embedded SIM spec looks set to boost M2M adoption

GSMA Embedded SIM spec looks set to boost M2M adoption

The GSMA says several major mobile network operators and SIM manufacturers have launched solutions that comply with its Embedded SIM specification for remote ‘over the air’ provisioning of machine-to-machine (M2M) devices.

Unlike conventional SIM cards, these embedded cards can be reprogrammed remotely to work with different network operators.

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