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


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.


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

Qualcomm announces plethora of design wins for scalable IoT platform


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


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


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.

Sensing the opportunities with next-generation IoT beacon technology


Beacons have so far been a slow-burn technology. It was back in 2009 when SIG announced Bluetooth version 4.0, which included Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE), the basis of beacon technology although it took another four years to become mainstream. This came in 2013 with Apple announcing iBeacons at its developer conference. Android standardisation took longer, and it was not until July 2015 that Google released Eddystone. Google is however constantly expanding its capabilities, the most...

By Jonathan Duffy, 15 June 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Development, IoT, Standards.

Inside the tornado: How to thrive in the perfect storm of IoT

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The widespread deployment of high bandwidth mobile networks in tandem with the creation of a vast array of low cost sensor devices has created a perfect storm. The Internet of Things (IoT) is now both viable and affordable. But while organisations are flocking to device vendors in a bid to get involved, there are two major stumbling blocks: defining the business outcome and creating the business case.

The business outcome is, of course, easier to define in some markets than...

By Nick Sacke, 09 June 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, Development, IoT.

How AI adoption is growing on the back of the Internet of Things


Evans Data’s Global Development Survey has revealed that the Internet of Things (IoT) was the foremost priority for developers working on artificial intelligence across a range of technologies including machine learning, neural networks, deep learning, and pattern recognition. Though targets for these technologies remain fragmented, IoT was the foremost target for all of them and in most instances the only target that gained a double digit response.


By IoT News, 03 June 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Development, IoT, Standards.

Atari and SIGFOX to partner up on connected devices


Atari is set to collaborate with communications service provider SIGFOX on the development of a new line of Atari-branded connected devices that will range from simple to sophisticated, allowing customers a convenient avenue to know the location of devices and their status. At present, SIGFOX operates in 18 countries and has registered over 7 million devices in its network.

Powered by SIGFOX’s global network, the products will feature very long battery life and a simple solution...

By IoT News, 02 June 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Development, IoT.

Arduino targeting IoT with latest developer boards

Electronics and software provider Arduino is utilising Nordic Semiconductor’s Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) connectivity for a new IoT-targeted base board computer.

The Arduino Primo combines BLE, NFC 'Touch-to-Pair', Wi-Fi, and infrared connectivity, removing the cost and complexity of shields. Previously users had to add “shields” to upgrade Arduino to Bluetooth Low Energy technology.

The Arduino Primo performs the function of a TCP / IP Internet client and server over Wi-Fi while...

By IoT News, 31 May 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Development, IoT.