SIGFOX expands IoT network to Mexico with rollout in Mexico City

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SIGFOX has expanded its Latin American IoT network to Mexico in collaboration with WND and IotNet Mexico, which is the exclusive SIGFOX Network Operator (SNO) in the country. Initially, IotNet Mexico will focus on applications for utilities such as remote metering for water, gas and residential electricity.

Machina Research argues that Mexico City will account for one-third of all low-power, wide-area (LPWA) connections in the country with its population of 21 million. The...

By IoT News, 08 July 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Development, Enterprise, IoT.

Cypress officially closes Broadcom IoT wireless acquisition

Cypress has officially announced the closure of Broadcom’s wireless Internet of Things (IoT) arm.

The closure of the $550 million deal, announced back in May, ensures the latter boasts leadership in the consumer IoT market, a segment that includes wearable electronics and home automation solutions.

Cypress’s offering now includes Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and ZigBee IoT product lines, along with supporting intellectual...

By IoT News, 06 July 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Development, Enterprise, IoT.

The future of IoT is open and bright – but plenty still needs to be done from here

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The concept of the connected home and IoT (Internet of Things) has exploded into the public consciousness as few technologies have before. The number of households with some form of smart home system is set to surpass 100 million worldwide by the end of 2015 and nearly triple in the next ten years’ time to over 300 million.

Such is the speed of growth - and certainly the hype - that it is no surprise the current early adopter market is fragmented at best, with a slew of...

By Thomas Rockmann, 04 July 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Development, IoT, Standards.

A guide to how lithium batteries can bring remote wireless power to the IIoT

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Advanced primary lithium batteries will support the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) by enabling remote wireless devices to operate maintenance-free for up to 40 years.

Wireless connectivity is key to permitting greater convergence and interoperability between ‘smart’ devices that will soon be connected to the burgeoning IIoT.

Closely tied to the development of low-power communications protocols such as ZigBee, WirelessHART, and LoRa, remote wireless...

By Sol Jacobs, 30 June 2016, 2 comments. Categories: Development, IIoT, IoT, Standards.

GSMA: China’s IoT ecosystem to exceed 1bn connections by 2020

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A new report titled “Mobile Operators and Digital Transformation” released by GSMA Intelligence and The China Academy of Information and Communications Technology (CAICT) holds that China is the biggest M2M market in the world, boasting approximately 100 million cellular connections, with the figure set to rise to 350 million by 2020. However, the total figure will cross the one-billion mark as an additional 730 million connections will be powered by LPWA technology.

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By IoT News, 29 June 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Development, IoT.

Qualcomm announces plethora of design wins for scalable IoT platform

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Qualcomm Technologies, a subsidiary of Qualcomm, has stamped its authority on the IoT space by securing over 100 design wins across more than 60 original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and module OEMs based on its MDM9x07 chipset family featuring the Qualcomm Snapdragon X5 LTE (9x07) modem and MDM9207-1 modem for the Internet of Things (IoT).

Qualcomm Technologies is aiding in the advancement of LTE with the development of a unified, scalable IoT platform.

Qualcomm’s flexible chipset...

By IoT News, 28 June 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Development, IoT.

Why it’s time for the Internet of Things to get strategic

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The Internet of Things (IoT) is clearly gaining momentum – a testament to its potential to improve customer experience, drive down costs, and transform business operations. As organisations evolve from successful, one off pilots into broader IoT deployments, new thinking is required to ensure IoT truly delivers.

How, for example, does a food retailer advance the concept of using IoT to reduce refrigeration energy consumption to create a more sophisticated approach that addresses...

By Jason Kay, 27 June 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Development, IoT.

Samsung unveils plans to invest $1.2bn in IoT investments and R&D

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Samsung has announced its plans to invest $1.2 billion in US-centred IoT investments and R&D over the next four years, with an aim to bring quality and transform people’s lives by introducing the benefits of IoT to society at-large.

Speaking at the company-hosted event titled ‘Internet of Things: Transforming the Future’ in Washington D.C., Samsung Electronics Vice Chairman and CEO, Dr. Oh-Hyun Kwon, revealed the company’s vision for...

By IoT News, 23 June 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Development, IoT.

The future of the Internet of Things – and the driving force behind the revolution

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To many people, the Internet of Things (IoT) still sounds rather futuristic. However, it is already here and improving lives on a global scale. In 2015, Business Insider reported 10 billion devices were connected to the internet, with the prediction of this figure to increase by 28 per cent to 34 billion devices by...

By Jess Thompson-Hughes, 22 June 2016, 1 comment. Categories: Development, Enterprise, IoT.