Wi-Fi 6 and cellular are powering a hyper-connected future

Wi-Fi 6 is maturing into a new role that is complementary to LTE-M and 5G connectivity, according to a new whitepaper from Quectel Wireless Solutions.

The new paper, titled ‘Why Wi-Fi 6 goes hand-in-hand with cellular to enable the hyper-connected enterprise future’ reveals that Wi-Fi 6 now has applications across indoor applications such as stadiums, large venues, offices and hotels, and it is also being used outdoors in the automotive industry to enable applications...

Wi-Fi 6 and 5G provide today’s optimal wireless IoT connectivity

IoT innovations have seen increased adoption of Wi-Fi to support everything from factory robots to vending machines.

The increased throughput offered by Wi-Fi 6 is demonstrating how the technology can be applicable to a raft of use cases. In some situations, this makes Wi-Fi a more appealing connectivity option than cellular as it brings the same wireless benefits but at lower cost.

The central advantage of Wi-Fi 7 is that it offers an extremely high throughput utilizing...

Smart home IoT standard Matter officially launches

Matter has officially launched with the arrival of the 1.0 release of the smart home IoT standard.

The Connectivity Standards Alliance (CSA) is responsible for creating, evolving, and managing the Matter standard. Today, the CSA and its members released the Matter 1.0 standard and certification program.

“What started as a mission to unravel the complexities of connectivity has resulted in Matter, a single, global IP-based protocol that will fundamentally change the...

Matter gets closer to becoming the ubiquitous smart home standard

Matter is getting closer to becoming the ubiquitous standard for the smart home with two big updates from Apple and Google.

From Apple, we saw the release of the iOS and iPadOS 16.1 developer betas bring a new option for “Matter Accessories” in the Settings for each operating system:

Apple first announced that iOS 16 would support Matter back at WWDC, but now we’re beginning to see the first signs of real-world integration.

Selecting the new option...

Sensolus and Deutsche Telekom launch IoT asset tracking

Belgian IIoT firm Sensolus has partnered with German telecoms giant Deutsche Telekom to launch a powerful asset tracking solution.

“Asset tracking and management can only ever be as good as the network that enables data transmission,” explains Johan Criel, Co-Founder and CTO at Sensolus. “It is important to find a network provider who knows the specific requirements of IoT applications and offers suitable network services.”

“We are very pleased that Deutsche...

Wyld Networks and Miromico form satellite IoT partnership

Wyld Networks has formed a strategic partnership with Miromico to drive the satellite IoT market.

Miromico will assist Wyld with the design, engineering, and manufacturing of its next-generation low-power, sensor-to-satellite LoRaWAN terminals and modules.

“With years of experience in innovative design for integrated circuits, electronic systems and the IoT, Miromico is the ideal partner to help us accelerate our R&D and production activities to meet the growing...

Cellular LPWAN to generate $2.3B in recurring revenue by 2027

Kaleido Intelligence forecasts that cellular LPWAN will generate $2.3 billion in recurring connectivity revenue by 2027.

The figure represents an over twofold increase from the under $900 million set to be generated from cellular LPWAN connectivity in 2022.

“LPWAN has a delicate balancing act to maintain. Data-based monetisation has been shown to be uneconomical for network operators,” says James Moar, Principal Analyst at Kaleido Intelligence.

Europe is...

Berg Insight: Global cellular IoT connections grew 22% in 2021

Berg Insight says that global cellular IoT connections grew an impressive 22 percent in 2021.

According to the company’s analysts, global cellular IoT connections reached 2.1 billion last year.

No particular region stood out for growth. The major regional markets of China, Western Europe, and North America grew similarly during the year as the world recovered from the COVID-19 pandemic.

However, China continues to lead the way for cellular IoT...

Spoke will use T IoT to protect vulnerable road users

Mobility platform Spoke has announced that it will use T IoT from T-Mobile and Deutsche Telekom to protect vulnerable road users (VRUs) like cyclists.

Spoke aims to protect VRUs by connecting vehicles like bicycles to the IoT and providing greater awareness of their presence to motorists using cellular vehicle-to-everything (C-V2X) technology.

Mishka Dehghan, Senior Vice President of Strategy, Product, and Solutions Engineering at T-Mobile Business Group,...

Juniper Research: Vodafone Business leads IoT roaming vendors

According to Juniper Research, Vodafone Business is the leading service provider in the IoT roaming space.

The research giant assesses vendors based on a number of key indicators which include: capacity and capability, solution positioning, size of operations, financial performance, and product sophistication.

Here are Juniper’s top six IoT roaming vendors:

Vodafone BusinessTata CommunicationsTNSBICSSyniverseiBasis

“Vodafone Business is delighted to have...