Actility, which has developed an IoT network based on LoRaWAN low powered wide area network technology, has partnered with Foxconn Technology Group (Foxconn) to deliver a comprehensive suite of IoT solutions to the Chinese market, starting in Q3 of 2016. “By integrating Actility's … ThingPark IoT platform and Foxconn's leading vertical information and communications technology solutions, ThingPark China will offer end-to-end IoT services from sensors and gateways to network management and SaaS solutions,” Actility said. In addition to deploying ThingPark…

South Korea launches its first commercial IoT network

Written on Sunday, 10 July 2016 05:53
Aimed at making South Korea ever-more connected, the Asian nation has launched its inaugural commercial, low-cost Internet of Things (IoT) network that will allow smart devices to communicate. The only other country to launch a nationwide IoT network is the Netherlands. South Korean phone carrier SK Telecom was behind the initiative, which uses technology that will allow it to reach 99 percent of South Korea’s population. BBC reports that there will be charges involved as users will be required to…
Cobham Wireless, a global technology and services innovator, announced a partnership with China Mobile to showcase the world’s first end-to-end demonstration of Cellular Internet of Things (IoT) testing technology at Mobile World Congress Shanghai 2016. To enable this demonstration, Cobham Wireless developed a multi-device emulation solution for core Cellular IoT technologies which is connected to small cell infrastructure equipment that utilizes Intel technology. As a partner of China Mobile’s 5G Innovation Centre, Cobham Wireless has been at the forefront of…
Verizon Communications Inc. recently announced it has signed an agreement to purchase Telogis Inc., a private company based in Aliso Viejo, California, seeking to add best-in-class Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) technology and services, specifically in the connected vehicle and mobile enterprise management sectors — as well as expanded distribution relationships — to its Verizon Telematics subsidiary. "With a comprehensive enterprise product portfolio and partnerships with some of the world's leading vehicle and equipment manufacturers, Telogis brings a world-class software platform and new…
Swedish telecom vendor Ericsson and American telecommunications holding company Sprint, gave sports enthusiasts a front-row seat for exciting new changes coming into play when 5G entered the sporting experience at Philadelphia’s Lincoln Field. The companies streamed 4K ultra-high definition (UHD) video streams over a live 5G wireless signal, using 400 MHz of spectrum, including a live 4K UHD camera stream from the Sprint Fan Zone. John Saw, Chief Technology Officer, Sprint, said: “Achieving speeds up to 4 Gbps far outside…

Broadband access not as broad as you might think

Written on Tuesday, 21 June 2016 08:24
Despite having the world’s highest average per capita income, almost half of US citizens have no broadband access, according to the findings of a study undertaken by the Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA). However the research used very different definitions of broadband in different countries. WBA says it study shows that more than half of world’s urban population has no broadband access. The study was undertaken by Maravedis Rethink Research in connection with World Wi-Fi Day “to focus government and industry…
Nokia is extending its device management leadership into IoT with the launch of the Intelligent Management Platform for All Connected Things (IMPACT), which gives operators, enterprises and governments a secure platform on which to scale new IoT services. IMPACT handles data collection, event processing, device management, data contextualization, data analytics, end-to-end security and applications enablement for any device, any protocol and across any application. The new platform, which reflects Nokia's increasing focus on the fast-growing IoT market, includes Nokia's Motive…
Three Internet of Things (IoT) companies — Advantech B+B SmartWorx, Connect2 Systems and DevicePilot — have demonstrated what they say is the first end-to-end IoT ecosystem designed with re-usable infrastructure and open industry standards for industrial and commercial applications at scale. It provides automatic remote monitoring and management of industrial ultra-low power IoT sensor devices using constrained wireless networks and open IoT standards developed by the Open Mobile Alliance (OMA) and Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF). The demonstration used Wzzard…
Nokia recently announced a new Smart Home solution that lets network operators quickly offer new services to residential customers seeking a digital home solution for the Internet of Things. The solution supports an array of sensors, plugs and other connected devices essential for the delivery of home security, automation and smart metering services, providing customers with a fully integrated, simple, plug-and-play experience. With the number of IoT connected devices expected to grow from 1.6 billion in 2014 to between 20…

China flags co-operation with Taiwan on IoT

Written on Sunday, 12 June 2016 06:34
China’s official news agency, Xinhua, reports that China and Taiwan have identified mutual benefits in the development of the Internet of Things and are planning to co-operate. Xinhua quotes Ni Guangnan, an academic at the Chinese Academy of Engineering, at a seminar on the sharing economy and the Internet of Things held in Xiamen, east China's Fujian Province saying that applications of IoT have been gaining momentum on the mainland and that China and Taiwan can perform better if they…
Kubota Corporation, one of Japan’s leading manufacturing corporations, has teamed up with the country’s largest telco NTT to develop IT solutions designed enhance Japan’s agricultural competitiveness. The agreement involves parent company Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (NTT) and its enterprise and corporate communications arm, NTT Communications Corporation (NTT Com) and other NTT group companies. The participants plan to combine Kubota's infrastructure solutions for agriculture and water management, NTT's research and development capabilities and ICT services from NTT group companies. R&D…
In the new Ericsson ConsumerLab report: “Wearable technology and the Internet of Things”, six in 10 smartphone users state that wearables have uses beyond health and wellness. Devices related to personal safety and security, such as panic buttons and personal locators, attract most interest. Top 5 most-wanted wearables across five markets surveyed (% interested and willing to buy): Panic/SOS button: 32% Smartwatch: 28% Wearable Location Tracker: 27% Identity Authenticator: 25% Wearable Water Purifier: 24% The report captures the opinions of…
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