Unilag Team Wins Google Contest


Three University of Lagos (UNILAG) students, have won the Google Apps Developer Challenge for the Enterprise/Small Business Solutions category in sub-Saharan Africa.

The students: Bolutife Ogunsola, Michael Adeyeri and Willie Aniebiet, created the Form+ application software; an interface that creates application forms by just dragging and dropping components. The user can create forms – such as curriculum vitae (CV) or résumé submission forms for businesses and coursework submission page for lecturers.
Emeka Afigbo, Program Manager, Google, stated: “Our expectation is that this motivates more young Nigerian developers to develop apps that change the way we live in Nigeria and Africa at large.”

The winners were rewarded with Chromebooks and $20,000. They also won a grant worth $18,000 for their school’s department.

Culled From:informationnigeri

Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini available at Amazon.com


If you were waiting for the Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini to show up at your local mobile carrier, you might be waiting a while, but that does not mean that you cannot get the phone. The Galaxy S3 Mini has popped up on the Amazon website, unlocked and ready for any mobile carrier in the United States. The listing was noticed this week and apparently there is only a limited quantity, but nonetheless, you can at least purchase it if you have been looking for it. The only bad thing is that it is unlocked, so you are likely to pay close to full retail for the phone.

According to the listing on the website, the Galaxy S3 Mini is $409.95 without a contract and supports T-Mobile USA or the AT&T network. The Galaxy S3 Mini is not the same as the Galaxy S3 handset just smaller, it does have separate features and specs to go along with it. To start out with, the phone features a 4-inch Super AMOLED touch screen display that sports a 480×800 resolution with a 233ppi pixel density. The phone is powered by a STE U8420, dual-core processor that is clocked at 1GHz and is paired up with 1GB of RAM. It also features 16GB of internal memory and the popular microSD card slot for expansion.

On the back side you are going to find a 5MP camera with LED, auto focus and other camera features. The camera is also able to record 720p HD video at 30 frames per second, with the VGA front side web cam that works for video calling. The Android 4.1 Jelly Bean software is on the device when you power it up, as well as, the Samsung TouchWhiz user interface placed neatly right over the top of the stock Android interface.

The phone does support Bluetooth accessories, Wi-Fi connections and the popular mobile hotspot feature allowing you to connect up to 5 more devices to your internet connection. NFC, DLNA and OTA syncing are also supported on the handset. The phone was announce back in October of this year as the little brother to the Samsung Galaxy S3 and would be a perfect upgrade for those looking for advanced software, hardware and features in a smartphone, but cannot handle anything that is larger in size.

Culled From: technobloom

Nokia Lumia 920 review – so near, and yet so far

nokia_luma_920_1nokia_luma_920_2nokia_luma_920_3Alongside the HTC Windows Phone 8X, Nokia’s Lumia 920 is the flagship handset for Microsoft’s new Windows Phone 8 operating system. Finnish mobile giant Nokia has bet big on Windows Phone, being the only major operator to solely use the software on its smartphones since the launch of the Lumia 800 last year.

We liked the Windows Phone 8X pretty much across the board, but Nokia’s latest top-end Lumia is in many ways even better; bringing an arguably superior camera, wireless charging and a range of additional software features. But the elephant in the room remains the Windows Phone ecosystem. Until Microsoft’s software can truly get the app factor, it is a poor relation to Apple iOS and Google Android.


The Lumia 920 is a hefty handset. At 130mm in length and 70mm width, it is pretty standard for a new phone, but the 10.7mmm girth is not what you would call slim. Weighing 185 grams, this chunky slab feels like a Samsung Galaxy S3 if it put on a few pounds, but the Lumia 920 is also not an ugly beast either.

The phone follows the design of previous Nokia Lumia devices; featuring a tactile one-piece polycarbonate body. Available in black, white, red and yellow, the device feels very much like a premium product that has been made with care and quality materials. The front is dominated by the display, coated in Gorilla glass for extra protection, and the corners have been toughened for extra strength. Whilst the Lumia 920 lacks the finesse of the Apple iPhone 5, it certainly feels like it could cope with whatever life throws at it.

The power, camera and volume buttons on the side have a shiny coating, and there is a headphone jack and SIM card port on the top, and micro-USB and speakers on the bottom. The rear is completely clear apart from the stylish dark silver stripe bearing the Nokia and Carl Zeiss lens branding around the camera.

There is no micro-SD slot included in the phone for additional storage, meaning users are left with just the 32GB on-board, which might feel a little stingy for some – although you do get 7GB of free cloud storage via SkyDrive.


With the release of Windows Phone 8, Microsoft introduced support for high definition screens to its operating system. Nokia has taken full advantage by fitting the Lumia 920 with a display measuring 4.5-inches on the diagonal and a resolution of 768×1280 pixels. That gives a pixel density of 332ppi, beating the iPhone 5’s 326ppi, although it is doubtful most people will notice the difference.

Text on web pages or eBooks appears sharp and crisp, while images and video are displayed in sumptuous detail. Nokia has also fitted the screen with ClearBack technology, which makes blacks even deeper. To see the benefit of this, just switch the Windows Phone 8 Start screen theme to ‘dark’ and see the excellent contrast against the bright live tiles.

Nokia has also fitted the phone with super-sensitive touchscreen technology that allows the display to still be used while wearing gloves. This does indeed work with most materials, although we found that touch with heavier woollen gloves did not always register.

Performance/battery life

Nokia has arguably missed a real opportunity to release the first quad-core Windows Phone device, instead fitting the Lumia 920 with a 1.5GHz dual-core processor and 1GB of RAM. However, that is better than Windows Phone 7 devices which were limited to just a single core.

The smartphone competition has moved on, including the recent Android-powered Google Nexus 4 boasting a 1.5Ghz quad-core chip with 2GB of RAM, and a cheaper price than the Lumia 920. But Nokia’s handset still performs admirably at most tasks. The most demanding apps, such as Real Racing 2, would stretch the Lumia 920, but most of them are not available on Windows Phone anyway.

The phone supports wireless charging by placing it on a special matt that is connected to the mains. This is a pretty good feature as you don’t need to constantly tangle with wires and can create a set charging point, such as on a desk or by a bed. But if you want to move the charging apparatus then it is pretty much the same as using a normal charger.

Ever since the Lumia 920 was released earlier in the month, users have reported issues with rapid drain of its 2,000mAh cell battery. Indeed, our test handset was very thirsty and drained around 50% in a matter of just a few hours. The Lumia 800, Nokia’s first Windows Phone flagship handset released last year, was also hit with similar complaints. Nokia later issued a software patch to fix the problem, and so it will probably do the same here.

Culled From: digitalspy

Samsung wins U.S. court order to access Apple-HTC deal details

htc_apple-300x187A U.S. judge has ordered Apple Inc to disclose to rival Samsung Electronics details of a legal settlement the iPhone maker reached with Taiwan’s HTC Corp, including terms of a 10-year patents licensing agreement.

The Korean electronics giant had earlier filed a motion to compel its U.S. rival — with whom it is waging a bitter legal battle over mobile patents across several countries — to reveal details of the settlement that was reached on November 10 with HTC but which have been kept under wraps.

In August, the iPhone maker won a $1.05 billion verdict against Samsung after a U.S. jury found that certain Samsung gadgets violated Apple’s software and design patents.

Now, legal experts say the question of which patents are covered by the Apple-HTC settlement, and licensing details, could be instrumental in Samsung’s efforts to thwart Apple’s subsequent quest for a permanent sales ban on its products.

The Asian company has argued it is “almost certain” that the HTC deal covers some of the same patents involved in its own litigation with Apple.

The court on Wednesday ordered Apple to produce a full copy of the settlement agreement “without delay”, subject to an Attorneys-Eyes-Only designation.

Representatives for the U.S. company could not immediately be reached for comment.

Samsung also requested the California court to add three newly released Apple products — the iPod Touch 5, the iPad 4 and the iPad mini — to the list of devices that it claims to have infringed on some of its patents, according to court documents.

The settlement of Apple and HTC ended their worldwide litigation and brought to a close one of the first major flare-ups in the global smartphone patent wars.

Apple first sued HTC in 2010, setting in motion a legal conflagration that has since circled the globe and engulfed the biggest names in mobile technology, from Samsung to Google Inc’s Motorola Mobility unit.

Culled From: channelstv

Scientists ‘Undiscover’ Island That’s On World Map

An international scientific expedition has revealed a South Pacific island roughly the size of Manhattan and clearly marked on online maps and marine charts does not, in fact, exist.

The ‘undiscovery’ of the island – which until now was midway between Australia and New Caledonia – highlights how much there still is to learn about the oceans, scientists say.

“We saw this mysterious island on all the scientific maps and weather maps but not on this one navigational chart that was on our ship,” Ph.D student Sabin Zahirovic, part of the research team on board the RV Southern Surveyor, told CNN. “So we decided to go see if it was actually there.”

The island, identified as Sandy Island by Google Maps and Sable Island on others, was supposed to be quite large in size – 156 square kilometers (60 square miles) – but the ship sailed right through the area where the island was supposed to be. “The captain was actually quite nervous because the island was showing up on all the maps,” Zahirovic said.

The undiscovery was made during the ship’s voyage this month. Although the team had originally planned to check out the existence of the island during the day, they had arrived at the location of the island at night due to a navigational error.

“We were watching all of our depth-sounding equipment. Luckily for us the sea floor turned out to be very deep there,” said Zahirovic, who is studying tectonic evolution of the eastern Coral Sea.

Although the undiscovery of the island was not part of the original research mission of the international team of scientists led by University of Sydney’s Dr. Maria Seton, the implications of the wrong maps are significant.

“All the scientific cartography relies on these maps, and numerical simulations of waves and currents depend on size of these land forms,” said Zahirovic. “It just goes to show the oceans are so underexposed. It’s actually really shocking that we haven’t not found more islands.”

When asked about the Google Maps mistake, a Google spokesperson told CNN that keeping on top of changes is a “never-ending endeavor,” and that Google will continuously explore ways to integrate new information from users.

Culled from Naija.com

Nissan Unveils 2013 Nissan Sentra

AT the recent launch of the all-new 2013 Nissan Sentra, the masterpiece car was shown to participants at the Medicine auto show to demonstrate Nissan’s cutting edge in car manufacturing.

The new Sentra has some multifunctional systems like best-in-class legroom, two-score highway mileage and a list of amenities that would shame a mid-90s Mercedes E-Class.

The new Sentra has an emblazoned shiny schnoz and L.E. dazzled headlamps of the new Sentra, along with smaller and less flattering images of its archrivals from Honda, Toyota, and Hyundai.

“The 2013 Sentra has a new grille with more chrome and paint than any other category competitor.”

At the Medicine show, while most cars in its class were once variations on the same theme are with four wheels! Thus, allowing the car to rise to the top of the market share pie, modern models have become impossibly competent and competitive. So much so that Nissan, which has sold some 4.3 million Sentras over the past 30 years, has to sharpen some semblance of competitive edge, however specious, just to keep its brand top of mind.

Analysing of the edge, this may be the only time a version of that word will ever be used in association with the new Sentra, as the car is almost cumulous in its execution. This does not meant that attention wasn’t paid to details, it was, as evidenced by their sheer size and quantity.

The new Sentra has a lustrous and pendulous door handles on the door, a body’s unique length and wide-winged dashboard.

Not surprisingly, it was felt that the overall design was unresolved, because, the daylight openings, windows and windshields, are stylishly kempt. But the tail looks like an ill-fitting graft from a Camry, the front end looks attractive with sunglasses, and the doors and wheel openings were in-built.

The Sentra‘s 130-hp four-cylinder seems like it should be a respectable means of propulsion for a compact car, given how indistinguishable it is from other compacts. Yet while the new Sentra weighs 150 lbs. less than the previous one, it still tops 2,850 lbs.

The car engine is mated in form of a stripper model, which comes with a pluckless manual—to Nissan’s freshened continuously variable transmission.

It features an infinite number of ratios, 27 per cent of them quiet enough to make you question whether the car is running, 73 per cent of them how enough to cause a friction headache and none of them feeling the least bit fast or furious.

According to the maker, Nissan, “yes, the fuel economy benefits are undeniable — highway mileage can top 40 mpg, but the hitched is that its star to CVTs the way Mazda once hitched its to rotary engines, a radical solution seeking a reasonable reason to believe.”

Nissan said that it was aware of the driver-centricity once baked into its Sentras in SE-R guise, and said, “this sporty heritage has not been forgotten.” Whether or not this means that another more entertaining Sentra is coming up in the future.

Culled from GUARDIAN

Behold! Mercedes SUV of the future

IN anticipation of future automobile, the Los Angeles auto show hosted an event among automotive designers to formulate ideas about the future of transportation in the world.

This year’s theme was centered on what the law enforcement rides of 2025 might look like and the sketchers at Mercedes-Benz were so enamored with their design, they built a life-size version, creating a Gelandewagon for the end of the world.

Dubbed the ‘Ener-G-Force’, the truck is in Mercedes’ own words “pure science fiction,” but it provides a few hints as to where Mercedes designers see SUV styles heading in the future.

Based on the military-grade G-Class SUVs, the Ener-G-Force features built-in police lights, a bull bar integrated into the grille and 20-inch off-road wheels “guarantee the right-of-way even where no way exists.”

Since this is 2025, power comes from a hydrogen fuel cell sending electricity to motors in each wheel hub.

As part of the design competition, Mercedes filled the Ener-G-Force with a few less realistic, imaginary tools.

The hydrogen from the fuel cell comes from a more up-to-date take on Mr. Fusion that pulls hydrogen from any given source and stores the water produced by the cells in roof tanks.

The space where a spare tire goes on the modern G-Class is filled with tools. And the roof rack includes a “terrascan” topography sensor that adjusts the suspension for different terrain.

Given that Mercedes already sells technology that attempts to sense the road and even the wakefulness of the driver, some of these sounds like it could be on a options list well before 2025.

Culled from VANGUARD

GLO Increases Their Internet Data Bundle Allowance

Plan Name Service Data Cap Validity period Code SMS to 127 Time of use
Always MAX N7,500 8GB 30 days *127*1# ’12’ All day
Always MIN N5,000 4GB 30 days *127*2# ’11’ All day
Always Day N500 195MB 24 hours *127*3# ’10’ All day
G 300 N15,000 12GB 300 hours/3months *127*4# ’21’ All day
G 100 N6,000 4GB 100 hours/1month *127*5# ’20’ All Day
G work N6,000 4GB 30 days *127*6# ’31’ 8am – 9 pm
G leisure N5000 4GB 30 days *127*7# ’30’ 8pm to 9am everyday + all day during weekend

Culled from Nairaland

How Earth, Mars Formed From Similar Building Blocks

A TEAM of scientists, including Carnegie’s Conel Alexander and Jianhua Wang, studied the hydrogen in water from the Martian interior and found that Mars formed from similar building blocks to that of Earth, but that there were differences in the later evolution of the two planets. This implies that terrestrial planets, including Earth, have similar water sources, chondritic meteorites.

However, unlike on Earth, Martian rocks that contain atmospheric volatiles such as water, do not get recycled into the planet’s deep interior.

Their work will be published in the December 1 issue of Earth and Planetary Science Letters.

Also, near surface water has shaped the landscape of Mars. Areas of the planet’s northern and southern hemispheres have alternately thawed and frozen in recent geologic history and comprise striking similarities to the landscape of Svalbard. This suggests that water has played a more extensive role than previously envisioned, and that environments capable of sustaining life could exist, according to new research from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden.

Mars is a changing planet, and in recent geological time repeated freeze and thaw cycles has played a greater role than expected in terms of shaping the landscape. In an attempt to be able to make more reliable interpretations of the landscapes on Mars, researchers have developed new models for analysing images from the planet.

The process of analysing satellite images from Mars has been combined with similar studies of an arctic environment in Svalbard. Despite the fact that Svalbard is considerably warmer than Mars, the arctic landscape shows a number of striking similarities to certain parts of Mars.

One important common feature is the presence of permafrost and frozen subsurface water.

Indeed much controversy surrounds the origin, abundance and history of water on Mars. The sculpted channels of the Martian southern hemisphere speak loudly of flowing water, but this terrain is ancient. Consequently, planetary scientists often describe early Mars as “warm and wet” and current Mars as “cold and dry.”

Debate in the scientific community focuses on how the interior and crust of Mars formed, and how they differ from those of Earth. To investigate the history of Martian water and other volatiles, scientists at NASA’s Johnson Space Centre in Houston, Carnegie, and the Lunar and Planetary Institute in Houston studied water concentrations and hydrogen isotopic compositions trapped inside crystals within two Martian meteorites. The meteorites, called shergottites, were of the same primitive nature, but one was rich in elements such as hydrogen, whereas the other was depleted.

The meteorites used in the study contain trapped basaltic liquids, and are pristine samples that sampled various Martian volatile element environments. One meteorite appears to have changed little on its way from the Martian mantle up to the surface of Mars. It has a hydrogen isotopic composition similar to that of Earth.

Culled from GUARDIAN

Telecoms and Impact of Promos on Network Capacity

WITH an investment of over $25 billion in various segments of the telecoms sector in the country in the last 11 years, which has enabled the growth of just 400,000 lines in 2000 to over 107 million active mobile subscriptions as at September 2012, Nigeria, has in no doubt remained a reference point in Africa’s telecoms sector.

Beside, Nigeria is expected to lead the continent, which currently has over 750 million to a projected one billion mobile subscription marks by 2015.

According to statistics released by the London based Informa Telecoms and Media at the just concluded 15th edition of AfricaCom Conference in Cape Town, South Africa, Nigeria and indeed Africa have the world’s second biggest mobile market region by subscription count, behind Asia-Pacific but ahead of Latin America, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, North America and the Middle East.

According to Informa Telecoms and Media, Nigeria, which crossed the 100 million mobile subscriptions threshold in the second quarter of 2012, will continue to be Africa’s biggest mobile market and is projected to have 168.9 million subscriptions at the end of 2017, followed by Egypt with 129.4 million subscriptions.

Be that as it may, telecoms analysts, while appreciating the huge investments profile of various operators in the continent have consistently harped on the need for players to increase their investment profile and expand their network capacities, especially in a large market such as Nigeria, which grows at a geometric progression to be able to meet the increasing surge in mobile connections on the continent.

Indeed, the telecoms sector, especially in Nigeria is still beset with the issue of poor quality of service. The deteriorating telecoms service has made it pretty difficult to make smooth calls across networks or even within the same networks, as subscribers are faced with the challenges of dropped calls, call diversion, weak call signals to activate calls, poor voice clarity, delay in SMS delivery, among others.

Despite these observable challenges, the telecom subscriber base keeps growing everyday as more people joined the already congested networks.

From statistics, about two third of Nigerians now have telephone, which before now used to be an exclusive preserve of the rich in the pre liberalization era of the telecoms sector.

For the increasing poor services, several factors are being attributed for this, which include limited expansion capacity of the operators and chiefly regular promos by the operators, which put more pressure on their limited capacity.

Indeed, players in the Nigerian telecoms sector, including MTN Nigeria; Globacom; Airtel and Etisalat seem not to have envisaged the boom in the subscription rate in the country, with the networks now over congested and service quality plummeting lately and subsequently increasing subscribers’ agony across all the networks.

Painfully, none of the operators has ever mentioned or admitted the impact of recurrent promos as one of the major causes of the problem. It appears the stiff competition in the industry has done more damage than benefits to service quality.

The various freebies in the name of promos and lotteries seem to have negatively impacted the networks. This has subsequently drawn the ire of the regulator, Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC).

The NCC had through its Director of Public Affairs, Mr. Tony Ojobo issued a statement banning on telecoms promotions and lotteries, stressing that in recent times, it had been inundated with several complaints from consumers and industry stakeholders against the various promotions offered by telecommunications operators in the country, which seems to be congesting the networks.

NCC claimed that it had carefully evaluated the complaints received, especially against the backdrop of sustaining the integrity of the networks, the general interest of the consumers and the socio-economic impact of these promotions on operators and other relevant stakeholders.

Ojobo said the commission observed that on-net call was now being offered by operators at tariffs well below the prevailing inter-connect rates thereby introducing anti-competitive practices and behavior from one network to another and overall consumer experience on the networks has become very poor thereby making it extremely difficult for subscribers to make calls successfully.

Indeed, experts argued that promotions including MTN’s wonder promo, where it gave out an aircraft to the winner; Airtel’s 500 per cent bonus packages; Globacom’s Text for million promos, Etisalat’s promos recorded over 100 per cent participation and drastically congested the networks with services almost crumbling.

A telecoms expert, Tunji Ajao, who spoke to The Guardian on Monday, said indeed the ban was to bring sanity to the networks and save subscribers nightmares in connectivity.

Ajao believed that the networks are not robust enough to accommodate the volume of calls generated by the attractions of promos, stressing that operators should as a matter of urgency expand their networks to accommodate more surge that will be coming, especially during the festive periods.

According to him, the situation would have been better if it had been one or two of the operators engaging in the promo; at least, Nigerians subscribers, most of who use more than one network would have opted for the alternative, if one gets worse. “Unfortunately, in the spirit of competition, all the operators are in it, thus, leaving the entire networks in a mess of poor service”, he stated.

In his reaction to the ban, the National Association of telecommunications Subscribers (NATCOMS) lauded government’s ban of the promotions.

NATCOMS President, Deolu Ogunbanjo believed that the move would free up the network and stop congestion of the networks.

Ogunbanjo said that stopping the promotions would compel telecoms operators to upgrade their services to meet up the present challenges.

“By this decision, telecom operators will want to expedite action to improve on their network, knowing that their promotions always attract more subscribers into their various networks. All these promotions here and there are affecting the quality of service. It is a good decision that the Federal Government has taken”, he stated.

However, the fact remains that poor quality of service issues go beyond promotions and lotteries. Government must also create an enabling environment; friendly tax system; protect telecoms infrastructure among others.

Supporting this argument was the president of the Association of Licensed Telecoms Operators of Nigeria (ALTON), Mr. Gbenga Adebayo.

Adebayo in an interview with journalists said the major cause of poor service quality across networks should be blamed on natural and man-made disasters, rather than on promos and lotteries.

According to him, the natural disasters were caused by flooding in some southern parts of the country, while the man-made disasters were caused by spontaneous attacks on telecoms facilities in some northern parts of the country last September.

Adebayo explained that the attacks on telecoms facilities last September and other incidences resulted in severe service disruptions in the areas primarily affected and by extension other parts of the country.

“The impact of the attacks had since limited the ability of millions of Nigerian subscribers to access telecommunications services, because the incidents affected over 250 telecoms sites that lost connection.

He added that the unprecedented flood in some parts of the country destroyed Base Transceiver Stations (BTS) along its path, leading to significant service disruption in the affected areas, with consequential impact on service availability in some other parts that were not affected by the flood.

“Other than disruption to services, our members have lost equipment worth several billions of naira to the flood disaster across the country, as over additional 300 BTS sites were affected by the flood,” Adebayo said.

He called on government to provide the necessary protection to telecoms facilities in the national interest of the country, adding that the infrastructure built and owned by the telecommunications industry is the springboard to Information and Communications Technology (ICT) revolution in Nigeria, which are essential for Nigeria’s socio-economic advancement.

Culled from THE GUARDIAN

Vodacom Business Nigeria Brings M2M Solutions to Financial Institutions

PROVIDER of telecommunications solution, Vodacom Business Nigeria, has launched its Machine-to-Machine (M2M) solutions suitable for the financial and the retail sector.

The new Vodacom M2M solutions are dual-SIM enabled, providing reliable, secure and a cost-effective solutions for ATM, Point of Sales (POS) connectivity and back-up applications.

The solution, which includes ATMLink, POSLink and 3G Back-Up, according to Vodacom, represents a milestone in scalable M2M technology in Nigeria.

The firm explained that these next-generation solutions utilise the GSM data network to connect retailer’s POS to the central servers or to the Nigerian Interbank Settlement Systems (NIBSS) network and the ATM to the bank’s central servers, adding that it enabled seamless network failover to a secondary GSM network in the event of failure on the primary network and vice versa, in which case, the user was oblivious to the network changeover.

The key concern among financial institutions and other retailers is data security, to which Vodacom has assured the market of the in-built security of its new M2M solutions.

Vodacom Business Nigeria Product Manager, Abu Etu said: “Our solutions are built on a secure network and all transactions are encrypted over the Vodacom MPLS network. We have put in place IPSEC tunneling, private APNs, SIM authentication and a host of security measures to provide much needed peace of mind.”

Ettu said: “Vodacom’s M2M solutions are able to offer connectivity in commercial districts and remote locations across all 36 states of Nigeria. Using our extensive countrywide network and leveraging the reach of the GSM data networks do this. At 99 per cent guaranteed availability, Vodacom’s M2M Solutions offer businesses the ability to improve service delivery and increase their competitive advantage.

“What’s more, M2M solutions are highly cost effective and offer real-time monitoring. They provide the customer with direct visibility of the usage and availability statistics of their devices.

Culled from GUARDIAN