BlackBerry Limited announced its most advanced and secure embedded operating system (OS) for the automotive industry at CES in Las Vegas on January 4, 2017. QNX Software Development Platform 7.0 (QNX SDP 7.0) is a 64-bit OS that builds on the proven reliability of QNX technology and raises the bar for security and performance in cars. At CES 2017, the technological capabilities of QNX SDP 7.0 were demonstrated in BlackBerry QNX’s 2016 Jaguar XJ and 2017 Lincoln MKZ concept cars.…
Swedish telecom vendor Ericsson, French operator Orange and French automobile manufacturer PSA Group, have signed a partnership agreement to conduct a 5G technology pilot project for automotive applications. The “Towards 5G” connected car partnership aims to leverage 4G to 5G technology evolution to address connected vehicle requirements such as intelligent transport systems (ITS), improve road safety, and enable new automotive and in-car services. The partnership is focused on vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) and vehicle-to-everything (V2X) architecture, as well as the technologies required…
Telia Norway and Huawei announced on December 16, 2016, the first commercial Narrowband Internet of Things (NB-IoT) network in the Nordics and the first commercial smart agriculture solution worldwide based on NB-IoT technology. “This is the start of the rollout of a technology that represents a new industrial revolution. It also marks the beginning of a journey where Telia moves from being a pure mobile operator to becoming a modern technology company and a digital enabler in society,” said Abraham…
San Francisco and Colorado have become the first cities in North America to deploy Smart water and Smart environment projects using Libelium’s technology connected to LPWAN protocols. Libelium, a Spanish based company – is an Internet of Things, Smart Cities and M2M platform provider and Wireless Sensor Networks hardware manufacturer. Using its latest technology it has been able to deploy Smart Water and Smart Environment projects in San Francisco and Colorado – making them the first North American cities to…
Head of Technology at IDA, (Industrial Development Authority) Leo Clancy, has boldly claimed that Ireland’s IoT position is the envy of the world. He feels Ireland is perfectly placed as global industries continue to invest significantly in IoT. Three words that prominently feature as a recurring theme during his interview with Silicon Republic are ‘Collect, Connect and Transform’. According to Clancy, these words define Ireland’s base targets for creating an environment for the impending IoT revolution which is being implemented…

Huawei maps out the road to 5G

Written on Sunday, 27 November 2016 06:27
Huawei has set out its views on how telcos should prepare for and adopt 5G technologies in their networks, identifying the recently developed 4G standard for IoT, NB-IoT as a “necessary stepping stone” to the 5G era. Huawei’s view was explained by Ryan Ding, Executive Director and President of Products & Solutions at Huawei, in a keynote speech at Huawei’s Global Mobile Broadband Forum in Tokyo. Ding said that NB-IoT was a necessary stepping-stone to 5G and would serve as…
The city of Barcelona became the world capital of sustainability for three days after hosting four international events focused on sustainable development at Fira de Barcelona's Gran Via. Over 32,000 professionals from a hundred countries discovered the latest innovations, trends and technologies, as well as sharing experiences regarding smart cities, energy, the integral water cycle and circular economy through the Smart City Expo World Congress, Circular Economy European Summit (CEES), iWater and the European Utility Week. Smart City Expo World…

The 5G connected car is here – already

Written on Sunday, 20 November 2016 06:15
SK Telecom has demonstrated what is says is the world’s first 5G-based connected car, named T5, using what it claims to be the world largest millimeter wave 5G trial network operating in the 28GHz band at BMW driving center on Yeongjong Island, Incheon. SK Telecom said the 5G trial network – supplied by Ericsson - covers an area of 240,000 square meters and supports more than 20Gbps peak data rates with sub-millisecond latency. SK Telecom and Ericsson have jointly developed…
In an incredible procedure which highlights the benefits of wireless technology for healthcare, Swiss scientists were able to repair spinal cord damage to monkeys that had lost control of their limbs. The scientists treated the monkeys with a “neuroprosthetic interface” that acted as a wireless bridge between the brain and spine. The technology, according to the scientists, could soon be feasible for human trials. The results of the procedure were published in the journal Nature, which details how the team…

Cisco Jasper and Reliance form Indian IoT JV

Written on Wednesday, 16 November 2016 05:46
India’s Reliance Group has formed a strategic partnership with Cisco Jasper (formerly the M2M provider Jasper, acquired by Cisco in March 2016) for the launch of a new venture, Unlimit, dedicated to providing Internet of Things (IoT) services to Indian enterprises. They say Unlimit will be “equipped with the diverse resources of the Reliance Group, the nimbleness of a start-up, high-profile partnerships, and an international management team” and will “tap into the growing potential of the IoT market in the…
Nokia recently announced the availability of 'The Smart City Playbook', a strategy report that documents best practices for smart cities. The playbook provides concrete guidance to city leaders on successful strategies used by other municipalities to make their cities smarter, safer and more sustainable. Commissioned by Nokia and developed by Machina Research, a leading provider of strategic market intelligence on the Internet of Things (IoT), the playbook was developed through primary research into the strategies and progress of 22 cities…
Connected devices are already counted in the billions, and analysts predict these numbers will hit 6.4 billion worldwide by the end of the year. While there's plenty of business potential in these expanding connections, there's a big downside however – with security vulnerabilities growing exponentially. Moath Ismail, Telecommunication Solutions & Services Director for Middle East at Gemalto, explains that because the Internet of Things (IoT) makes virtually every aspect of information governance more complicated, providing hacker-tight security has become more…
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