Verizon to buy Hughes Telematics for its M2M tech

Wireless networking experiments

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By Matt Hamblen – Verizon said it plans to extend Hughes Telematicswireless communications technology for vehicles and fleet management to the asset tracking, mobile health and home automation areas.

Hughes Telematics will operate as a subsidiary of Verizon and be run by its current Atlanta-based management team once the deal closes in the third quarter.

John Stratton, president of Verizon Enterprise Solutions, said Verizon plans to combine its global IP network, cloud, mobility and security systems with Hughes wireless service delivery technology. more>

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