Satellite TV provider Dish Networks is talking to banks about borrowing between $10 and $15 billion to buy wireless carrier T-Mobile, the Wall Street Journal reports.
To tap into M2M's potential, NetComm Wireless, Deutsche Telekom and Cumulocity announced on Friday a partnership to provide wireless machine-to-machine services to the industrial market.
Check out the hottest mobile IT stories for Oct. 14, including Iliad finally stepping away from T-Mobile, the expected announcements from Apple on Oct. 16, the latest breakthrough in battery efficiency, how fast can Apple move its new phones and the jump in the mobile market for Africa and the Middle East.
Check out the hottest mobile IT news for Aug. 29, including the prices DT is considering on T-Mobile, the effectiveness of mobile ads, the grand unification of OneDrive, what mobile device is going to replace the BlackBerry as number three in the U.K. and the forthcoming growth in the mobile sensor industry.
Check out the hottest mobile IT stories for July 15, including the finalized version of the Sprint-T-Mobile US merger, what consumer groups are saying AT&T and Verizon do to artificially raise costs, the leaders of the expanding M2M market, bringing mobility to the great outdoors in England and the way homegrown smartphones are disrupting the markets overseas.
Following last month's report that Deutsche Telekom had accepted Softbank's offer to buy T-Mobile US comes word that Softbank's U.S. carrier Sprint is finalizing details of a merger with T-Mobile.
Check out the hottest mobile IT news for May 27, including Samsung's standalone smartwatch, one German carrier's promise about a new iPhone in September, Intuit's acquisition of a mobile bill pay service, the expected explosion in the Asia-Pacific mobile broadband industry and Kakao's purchase of Daum.
Smart city projects, which use machine-to-machine communications and platforms to automate transportation systems, traffic and parking management and utilities, among other things, were a hot topic at this year's Mobile World Congress.
NTT DoCoMo unveiled at the Mobile World Congress a machine-to-machine, or perhaps mammal-to-machine, product that uses a thermal sensor attached to a pregnant cow to monitor whether the cow is about to give birth in order to reduce calf mortality.
Mobile security software firm Lookout has raised $55 million in strategic funding from investors including Deutsche Telekom, Qualcomm Ventures, Greylock Partners and Mithril Capital Management. Existing investors Accel Partners, Andreessen Horowitz, Index Ventures and Khosla Ventures also participated in the round, which nearly matches the $75 million in funding Lookout has raised since launching in 2007.