Cisco enhances coffee farming in Tanzania using the IoT

Cisco has teamed up with a group of partners to use the IoT to help Tanzanian coffee growers boost yields and operate more sustainably amid the challenges of climate change.

The networking giant has joined forces with the ConSenso Project: a coalition comprising Tanzanian coffee farmers, Italian plant scientists from PNAT, and researchers from the Accademia del Caffè Espresso. Together, they are deploying IoT sensors to "listen to the plants" on a Tanzanian coffee...

Oil and gas industry sees rapid growth in IoT devices

The oil and gas industry is experiencing a surge in the adoption of IoT devices, according to a new report from Berg Insight.

Berg Insight’s report forecasts that the installed base of wireless devices featuring cellular, satellite, or low-power wide-area (LPWA) connectivity in the industry will grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 19.3 percent, increasing from 7.8 million units at the end of 2023 to 18.8 million connected devices by 2028.

The primary...

European smart gas meters penetration hit 45% in 2023

According to a new report from the IoT analyst firm Berg Insight, the installed base of smart gas meters in Europe reached 55.9 million units in 2023.

Equivalent to a penetration rate of 45 percent, this represents significant growth in the adoption of smart gas metering technology across the continent.

The report forecasts that the installed base will continue expanding at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.8 percent between 2023 and 2028, reaching 77.6 million...

5G RedCap set to dominate cellular IoT growth

Cellular IoT is set for robust growth over the next decade, with 5G RedCap (Reduced Capability) becoming the dominant connectivity technology for low-power wide-area networks (LPWANs).

According to ReTHINK Research, the 5G RedCap standard and extended variants (RedCap and eRedCap) will account for almost one third (30.17%) of all cellular IoT connections by 2030. The growth will come largely at the expense of retiring 2G networks and slowly declining 4G IoT...

IoT MVNOs shift focus to value-added services

The IoT Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) market is experiencing a shift in strategy as connectivity revenue growth faces challenges.

According to ABI Research, the increase in Low Power, Wide Area (LPWA) connections – coupled with disruptive pricing models and discounted connectivity rates – has impacted the profitability of connectivity services for virtual operators.

Connectivity, traditionally the cornerstone of MVNO offerings, is no longer sufficient for...

Violeta Mitsova, MClimate: Improving sustainability one smart building at a time

In a recent interview at IoT Tech Expo Europe, Violeta Mitsova, the co-founder of MClimate, shed light on the company's approach to designing sustainable and efficient smart building solutions. Focusing on LoRaWAN technology, MClimate pioneers a path towards energy-efficient, secure, and easily accessible IoT systems.

Mitsova highlighted MClimate’s emphasis on LoRaWAN technology due to its extended battery life—enabling every device to last up to a decade. By combining...

IoT Tech Expo: How the IoT is aiding Ukraine in a time of war

Oleg Polovynko, CIO of Kyiv City Council, addressed IoT Tech Expo Europe attendees in a humbling session titled "Maintaining Connectivity in a Time of War".

During his session, Polovynko provided valuable insights into how the Ukrainian capital has leveraged digital solutions to cope with Russia’s full-scale invasion of the country.

Polovynko underscored the crucial role of digital applications, particularly the Kyiv Digital application launched in 2021. The...

The Things Industries partners with Echostar on hybrid satellite and LoRa solutions

The Things Industries and EchoStar have announced a collaboration to bring hybrid satellite and LoRa IoT solutions to businesses across Europe.

The strategic partnership combines EchoStar's robust satellite IoT capabilities with The Things Stack, a dependable cloud-based LoRaWAN network server. This fusion of technologies allows customers to seamlessly connect IoT devices for real-time, two-way communications over both satellite and terrestrial networks.

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Beecham: LoRaWAN surpasses rivals in IoT connectivity

A report from analyst firm Beecham Research, a specialist in the IoT market, highlights the success of LoRaWAN.

LoRaWAN has surpassed its competitors by a considerable margin, with shipments of LoRa chipsets outpacing others by more than two to one. In fact, the report boldly declares: "LoRaWAN is already the leading low-power wide area network (LPWAN) technology for IoT applications."

A related report by Beecham underscores the pivotal role of end-users collaborating...

UnaBiz releases Sigfox 0G device library code

Massive IoT service provider and integrator UnaBiz has released the Sigfox 0G technology device library code for connected objects to the public and IoT development community.

UnaBiz claims the release marks “a significant step” in driving technology interoperability and the unification of LPWANs in the IoT industry. The company notes that it aligns with its “Technology Convergence” movement that started when it acquired the Sigfox 0G technology in April...