Montréal, the vibrant capital city of Quebec in Canada, is renowned for its vibrant technology sector, and has the potential to become a world-class model for the Smart City concept. The French-speaking city was awarded the Intelligent Community of the Year award this year by the Intelligent Community Forum (ICF) at an awards ceremony held in the Africa Event Center at the Columbus Zoo in Ohio. At the ceremony held in June, Rio de Janeiro’s Knowledge Squares Program, which uses…
nuTonomy, an MIT spin-off technology startup that makes software to build self-driving cars, has beat Uber in the race to introduce self-driving cars to the roads. The company, operating in Singapore, has earned the island nation the title as the first country in the world to implement self-driving taxis for public use. NuTonomy has implanted six cars in Singapore that can autonomously pick up passengers and deliver them to their desired destination, as part of a pilot project. “We face…

ZTE and China Unicom to cooperate on 5G and IoT research

Written on Thursday, 18 August 2016 06:19
ZTE has signed an agreement with China Unicom for cooperation on 5G and Internet of Things. They two say they will work closely together “to foster a sound ecosystem and promote sustainable development” in the fields of 5G and IoT. They will jointly develop cooperative projects and conduct research on application scenarios, product demands, service applications, market development and other related fields. They will also look at possible future directions of 5G and IoT, and say they aim to achieve…

Crowd-funded LoRaWAN IoT network extended to China

Written on Wednesday, 10 August 2016 06:17
The Things Network, a Netherlands-based crowd-funded initiative to create open access LoRaWAN IoT networks around the world has been extended to China. Multi-Tech Systems, a global manufacturer of M2M and IoT devices, has announced completion of a smart city implementation in the city of Weinan in Shaanxi Province using its IoT products in conjunction with sensors and a LoRaWAN network server from The Things Network. “China’s first pilot city has successfully introduced a revolutionary system to track and analyze critical…

Sigfox leverages Taiwan for global IoT network expansion

Written on Wednesday, 03 August 2016 05:42
Sigfox, the French company promoting a proprietary low powered wide area network technology for IoT, has announced the launch of a network in Taiwan along with an IoT test bed, saying the move will help its global expansion plans. Sigfox partners are already rolling out networks in 22 countries, four in Asia Pacific. The Taiwan network will be rolled out by UnaBiz, the company that three weeks ago announced plans to roll out a Sigfox network in Singapore. It expects…
Ericsson announced on August 1 a partnership with KDDI, a leading Japanese operator, to deploy Ericsson Device Connection Platform (DCP). The partnership will provide enhanced connectivity services to KDDI’s enterprise customers and support the deployment of IoT solutions on a global scale. DCP is a cloud-based IoT platform that will enable KDDI to offer enterprises IoT connectivity management, subscription management, network connectivity administration and flexible billing services. Enterprises will therefore be able to deploy, manage and scale IoT connected devices…

Ericsson & China Telecom go global with IoT

Written on Tuesday, 26 July 2016 11:21
Ericsson and China Telecom have signed a MoU to jointly build global IoT connectivity and offer one-stop global IoT connectivity services to China Telecom's enterprise customers through Ericsson Device Connection Platform (DCP). According to Ericsson, “DCP is a cloud-based IoT platform that will enable China Telecom to offer enterprises IoT device deployment and help customers manage IoT products efficiently and flexibly. Enterprises will be able to access China Telecom’s network efficiently and seamlessly.” Ericsson says DCP is used by over…
AT&T and IBM are working together to help businesses accelerate their Internet of Things (IoT) initiatives. The two companies will combine their unique strengths in cognitive computing and global connectivity to create open standards-based tools on the IBM Cloud to enable developers to more quickly build and implement a wide variety of IoT solutions. Open standards-based tools allow developers to improve their skills and avoid the churn of learning new tools, which helps protect the investments businesses have made in…

Vendors team to develop IoT security protocol

Written on Sunday, 24 July 2016 05:44
A handful of companies led by ARM, Intercede, Solacia and Symantec, joined by Beanpod, Sequitur Labs, Sprint, Thundersoft, Trustkernel and Verimatrix have announced a jointly developed Open Trust Protocol (OTrP) for securing IoT networks. They say that OTrP combines a secure architecture with trusted code management, using technologies proven in large-scale banking and sensitive data applications on mass-market devices such as smartphones and tablets. Marc Canel, vice president of security systems, ARM, said: "In an internet-connected world, it is imperative…

Aeris and Softbank form JV to tackle global IoT market

Written on Sunday, 17 July 2016 07:14
Global IoT service provider, US-based Aeris, has formed a joint venture with Japanese conglomerate SoftBank to provide IoT and telematics services globally using the Aeris IoT platform. The platform is billed as “a comprehensive, end-to-end and proven set of key technologies that enable enterprises to bring IoT solutions to market quickly, cost-efficiently and with the highest security.” It consists of AerPort connectivity management platform, AerCloud applications enablement platform, AerCore IoT network and AerVoyance IoT analytics platform. Aeris says it has…
Ericsson has signed a MoU with Chinese data center equipment manufacturer, Inspur Group, to collaborate on cloud infrastructure, TV and media and IoT. The MoU builds upon the existing cooperation between the two parties, which dates back to 2002, when Ericsson and Inspur established a joint venture to develop radio technology and products. In cloud infrastructure, Ericsson and Inspur will test and verify the compatibility and/or performance of selected Ericsson software solutions for network functions virtualization (NFV), IoT, OSS/BSS and…

‘Internet Car’ launched by Alibaba and SAIC

Written on Monday, 11 July 2016 08:42
Chinese e-commerce firm Alibaba and SAIC (Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation) partnered to launch what has been called the ‘Internet Car’ in China. The term ‘Internet Car’ refers to the Internet of Things (IoT) where all electronic devices are connected enabling efficient interactive capabilities. The ‘Internet Car’ is a Roewe RX5 – a compact SUV. A Forbes report says the price of the vehicle ranges from 99,800 to 186,000 yuan ($115,000 – 28,000), which makes it one of the most competitive…
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