Public LoRaWAN networks grow by 66% over three years

The LoRa Alliance has announced that public LoRaWAN networks have grown by 66 percent over the past three years.

LoRaWAN is an open standard for IoT low-power wide-area networks (LPWANs). The LoRa Alliance has more than 500 members – including the likes of IBM, Cisco, HP, Foxconn, Semtech, Bosch, and Schneider – and has promoted the expansion of the LoRaWAN ecosystem since 2015.

Deployments of LPWAN networks have been traditionally driven by mobile network operators....

The cellular IoT market will exceed $61B by 2026

Juniper Research predicts the value of the global cellular IoT market will exceed $61 billion by 2026.

The value of the global cellular IoT market in 2022 is $31 billion. If the researchers’ projections are correct, it means a 95 percent value growth over just four years.

Growth will be driven by the rollout of 5G and cellular LPWA (Low-Power Wide-Area) technologies.

Charles Bowman, a co-author of the research, said:

“Operators must educate users...

Eseye and Armis launch solution to secure devices on cellular networks

Global IoT connectivity services provider Eseye has partnered with device security platform Armis to launch a solution for securing devices on cellular networks.

The partners first announced their Connectivity Management Platform in April 2021—boasting the ability for organisations to deploy connected devices anywhere in the world with enterprise-class security and consistent, reliable cellular (4G/LTE/5G) connectivity.

Devices benefit from being able to seamlessly...

Sigfox enters insolvency proceedings following difficulties

Sigfox has entered insolvency proceedings following difficulties mostly beyond the IoT network operator’s control.

In a statement to French daily newspaper Le Figaro, that we’ve loosely translated, Sigfox wrote:

“Toulouse Commercial Court has opened today, at the request of the CEO, a judicial reorganization procedure for the benefit of Sigfox and its subsidiary Sigfox France SAS (operator in France), with an initial observation period of six...

ABI Research: 4G is still the go-to for IoT connectivity

A study conducted by ABI Research finds that 4G is still the go-to solution for IoT connectivity.

The new year hasn’t brought with it a new dominant IoT connectivity standard. ABI Research monitored the activities of 1,037 IoT models across 52 module vendors and found competing standards have some way to go to catch up to 4G.

4G accounts for over 60 percent of cellular modules—spanning both high bandwidth CAT12 to CAT20, and high bandwidth CAT1 to CAT4. 5G represents...

Amazon launches Sidewalk Bridge Pro to extend its network into public spaces

Amazon is extending its low-bandwidth, long-distance network to public spaces with the launch of the Sidewalk Bridge Pro.

The bridge is designed to extend Sidewalk connectivity to spaces including parks, businesses, and universities where there aren’t likely to be many Ring and Echo devices helping to power Amazon’s mesh network.

Amazon made a big deal out of Sidewalk when it debuted in 2019 alongside the Fetch pet tracker developed by Tile. In May 2021, Tile...

Editorial: 10 predictions for the IoT in 2022

As we begin wrapping up the year, it’s time to predict what the IoT industry will look like in 2022.

Seamlessly connected homes

“The US market has seen substantial year-over-year growth in the number of connected homes, and this is expected to continue in the years to come,” analysts from McKinsey said in a recent report.

“However, we're still far from the vision of seamlessly connected homes.”

The emergence of Thread as a widely-backed...

Steven Drewett, Concept13: On picking robust IoT solutions to address modern challenges

Modern life is full of challenges that are testing us as businesses, as individuals, and even as humankind. The IoT is all about providing decision-makers with faster and more valuable data to address such challenges now and in the future.

Concept13 is an IoT strategy consultancy with vast experience crafting bespoke solutions for multiple industries. The company mixes its own knowledge with real-world testing and even RF mapping to ensure optimal deployments on a case-by-case...

Enabling low-power devices in the Azure IoT Hub with the latest version of akenza.io

Akenza is glad to announce the integration of Microsoft’s Azure IoT Hub as a new Output Connector on the akenza IoT platform.

Imagine thousands of deployed IoT devices in an urban environment, vast numbers of devices that transmit and consume small amounts of data. Low-power wide-area network (LPWAN) technologies such as LoRaWAN and Sigfox are key connectivity technologies for the rollout of such IoT solutions. To reduce energy consumption and keep the data packets as small as...

BICS partners with French telco SFR to expand NB-IoT network

Telecoms solutions provider BICS has expanded its NB-IoT network to France in partnership with local carrier SFR.

BICS operates one of the largest NB-IoT/LTE-M networks in the world, with coverage in 30 countries.

IoT devices embedded with an eSIM can also access 2G, 3G, and 4G connectivity through partnerships with over 700 mobile operators around the world.

Mikaël Schachne, VP of Mobility & IoT at BICS, said:

“We are leveraging our leading...