[ I very much doubt if there is much, if any, delta between the quality of R&D among the top 5 equipment sellers ]
Alcatel-Lucent & Vodafone Partner for Smart Metering
At times it seems there’s a piece of the smart grid pie for just about everyone, from meter makers to software developers to utilities and energy storage firms. But companies building communications technology could eventually be among the biggest winners in the smart grid buildout,
Nuage Technology – Experts in IT and The Cloud
Why M2M + the Internet of Things = $1 trillion
Motive Machine-to-Machine Platform | Alcatel-Lucent
Whether you call the technology machine to machine (M2M), connected devices, or embedded systems, connected machines are fast becoming the eyes and ears of the enterprise. By adding sensors and networking technologies to the products they sell and the equipment they employ, companies are finding new ways to gather powerful insights and use new forms of data.
And they’re connecting their machines at a blistering pace. Over the next five years, M2M traffic can increase 22 times over.¹ And as it grows, so does its potential. Connected cars can help relieve traffic congestion, for example, and a locally connected utility can become part of a nationwide energy solution.
All-in-one 'V-Pole' charges electric cars, lights the street | SmartPlanet
[ Furthermore...Googles movement / deployment of 1G will *make* other cos upgrade to compete...or lose customers....thats a no-brainer !!!!! ]
Is Google Fiber Changing the Face of the Internet?
May 17, 2013
[ It's just amazing though that as much cost cutting as they did last year...... ]
Hiring software devs offset much here.....,.Search for; Why GE is a software co...think about ALU with their competition.....transitions take a lot of time and money..ALU has an advantage , they built the new teck that handles the insatiable demand for dasta, and could build the software ahead of the curve.....which is recurring revenue....,.!!!.....Oracle in the smart grid arena...have you ever seen Ellisons boat...errr ship......*smart grid teck is becoming a necessity.....Google is adding pressure !!! Big Time!!....they just added another city yesterday and are looking at other locations @ KC...,Austin..Provo.......etc etc...again..Broad strokes post...dydd
Furthermore...Googles movement / deployment of 1G will *make* other cos upgrade to compete...or lose customers....thats a no-brainer !!!!!
Furthermore..,.the teck advancements in these lean years has enabled the *smart grid* to evolve, which has allowed efficient deployment of same.!!! ie the 7950, TVWS aka tv white space aka cognitive radio aka flexible radio.......HetNet......SDN...etc etc......
Broad strokes post, but dydd
wb dd will show that during the recession , ALU continued R&D on new / coming teck....unlike their competitors who pulled back , deciding to buy cos for the teck when the economic landscape looked better....I submit this gives a distinct advantage to ALU in that this *working with* cos to develop same per their requirements offers a far superior product to just presenting a co with a product.....expensive to do, but I believe
this will pay off in the longer term...the transition to *software* is also a major factor in same.
M2M is one of Verizon's key business tech trends................
Verizon Looks to Alcatel's New Core Router for Capacity, Efficiency.....
Alcatel-Lucent 7950 XRS pounds stake into Cisco's core router heart ...the 7750 with over 400 deployments, provides a path to the 7950.......
System-on-a-chip (SoC) jointly developed with Freescale Semiconductor, integrates intelligent software from Alcatel-Lucent onto fully remotely ...
Freescale chip paves way for LTE-Advanced,.....
Freescale embedded silicon powers next-generation Ford SYNC
The Car of the Future
Could the most connected machine in the world be a car? It very well could be that a wireless-enabled car could become the “fourth screen” in your life, alongside your TV, PC, and mobile phone.
Attending an event in Amsterdam, I was able to see this machine firsthand. I went primarily to see the car, which is a Toyota Prius that Alcatel-Lucent has kitted up with four high-res touchscreens and a stack of applications. Initially I thought this proof-of-concept car might be a gimmick, but seeing is either believing or not believing, and when I saw the car I was sold.
Members who participated in “the most connected” car include: Toyota (vehicle); Alcatel-Lucent (infrastructure); QNX (software platform); and six content and application providers.
Communications: The power behind smart grids........
Apr 5, 2013 – The same holds for other smart grid applications, such as ... that state that by 2020 there will be 50 billion M2M connected wireless devices [
The Global M2M Market Reached 50 Billion in 2011 & will grow to five-fold to $250 ...
Communications: The power behind smart grids........
Wireless M2M market to generate nearly $136 billion in revenues by 2018, says report
Read more: Wireless M2M market to generate nearly $136 billion in revenues by 2018, says report - FierceMobileIT
The imminent arrival of sprawling M2M systems on a massive scale will change the landscape for wireless communications.