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Juniper Research released several new reports this month. The analysis firm has found that the number of vehicles with embedded connectivity will reach 200 million globally by 2025; rising from 110 million in 2020. Another new study from the firm has found that global mobile business messaging traffic will increase by 10 percent this year to 2.7 trillion, up from 2.5 trillion last year. A third new study has found that the value of in-vehicle payments, where a payment is made via embedded vehicle systems, will reach $86 billion in 2025, up from just $543 million in 2020.

According to a new report by Dell’Oro Group, total global revenue for Broadband Access equipment increased to $3.3 billion, up six percent from 2Q19. Growth came from spending on PON equipment, particularly in EMEA (Europe, Middle East, and Africa), where total PON equipment revenue reached $876 million.

Grid Raster Inc. released the results of an aerospace industry survey that illustrates the critical steps industry manufacturers are planning and taking to leverage more automation technology to deal with COVID-19 social distancing, staffing shortfalls and the need for overall efficiencies in production.

In partnership news, bp and Microsoft Corp. announced that they have agreed to collaborate as strategic partners to further digital transformation in energy systems and advance the net zero carbon goals of both companies.

Research and Development News

Mobileum Inc. announced that it has been awarded a R&D investment grant by the European Union to expand RAID risk management platform 5G capabilities, enhancing its capacity to scale revenue assurance, fraud management and network security programs as telecom operators roll out 5G and advance their digital transformation agenda.

Nokia’s public safety artificial intelligence (AI) prototype has won first place in a prestigious app challenge held by AFCEA International’s Emerging Professionals in Intelligence Committee (EPIC).

Vodafone’s R&D team has built a prototype product recall system that allows manufacturers to notify consumers of recalled faulty or potentially dangerous electrical goods, and shut them down remotely if needed, including tumble dryers, washing machines, fridges and freezers.

IoT News

To meet the increasing demand for enterprise IoT connectivity and simplified acquisition, Ericsson announced it will now enable the sale of managed connectivity for its CSP partners, available in Amazon Web Services (AWS) Marketplace.

Orange Business Services and De Beers Marine South Africa have jointly installed and tested a customized IoT solution to provide geofencing to maintain safe working distances for crew around the heavy machinery involved in marine diamond mining operations.

Senet, Inc. will partner with Frost Control Systems to integrate Senet LoRaWAN™ network connectivity with its turnkey RWIS service to deliver remote monitoring of atmospheric and surface temperature for winter road condition monitoring.

Optus has selected Nokia’s IMPACT Internet of Things (IoT) platform to provide device management and data collection capabilities to their customers.

Satellite News

Satellite services providers will now be able to access Spanish speaking markets throughout South America thanks to a new strategic partnership between Brussels-based provider of satellite services SatADSL and the teleport operator Andesat.

Merger and Acquisition News

Ericsson has agreed to acquire Cradlepoint, the US-based market leader in Wireless Edge WAN 4G and 5G Enterprise solutions.

Microsoft will acquire ZeniMax Media and its game publisher Bethesda Softworks for $7.5 billion in cash to boost its gaming business.

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