Figures from wireless analyst firm Berg Insight show that 70% of electricity customers in Europe are expected to have smart meters by 2022.
The current figure for smart meter penetration in Europe is 24%; that’s the equivalent of 67.9 million smart electricity meters, most of which are in Italy, Spain and the Nordic countries.
Mark Windle of OpenCloud writes:
In 2014, operators focussed on rolling out LTE, but some have lost sight of the bigger picture. 2015 will see traditional telecoms services delivered over multiple access technologies, of which LTE is just a part. As next year fast approaches, our predictions take a step back and look at how the industry will adapt to the changing landscape.
Barnes & Noble and Microsoft have agreed to end their NOOK eBook partnership.
The two organisations formed NOOK Media LLC in 2012, combining Barnes & Noble’s digital eBook and College education businesses into a new company that was 17.6% owned by Microsoft.
The European Parliament has moved closer to mandating the installation of an emergency call system in all new cars and smaller commercial vehicles.
Earlier this week MEPs voted to require all new car models to have its eCall system installed from 31st March 2018. They’d originally hoped to mandate eCall from 2015.
Three UK says 3.1 million of its customers are now using 4G services, just 10 months after the network launched its LTE technology.
That’s over a third of Three’s 8 million customers.