BT taps AWS Wavelength to kickstart ‘new generation’ of IoT benefits

BT is partnering with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to kickstart a “new generation” of IoT benefits.

The UK’s largest telco by subscribers will use AWS Wavelength – which embeds compute and storage services within 5G networks – to enable ultra-low latency applications.

Alex Tempest, MD for BT Wholesale, said:

“As we continue to build best-in-class 5G infrastructure for the UK, launching the AWS Wavelength service for our business and wholesale...

The IoT adoption boom – Everything you need to know

In an age when we seem to go through technology boom after technology boom, it’s hard to imagine one sticking out. However, IoT (Internet of Things) adoption is leading the charge to dominate the next decade’s discussion around business IT.

Below, we’ll discuss the current boom, what’s driving it, where it’s going, and which trends are shaping it.

What is the IoT?

The IoT refers to a network of interconnected computing devices or “things.” IoT devices...

IoT and edge ROI on the up – with open source a key indicator

Investments in IoT and edge computing have continued to accelerate into 2023 in spite of macroeconomic headwinds – and the Eclipse Foundation is betting on the open source model augmenting the benefits.

The foundation has released its 2022 IoT and Edge Commercial Adoption Survey based on responses from more than 260 IoT and edge professionals. Just over half (53%) of respondents said they were currently deploying IoT solutions – potentially a low number – with an additional...

Qualcomm Aware Platform launched to simplify IoT across multiple industries

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Qualcomm Technologies has unveiled the Qualcomm Aware Platform, which empowers developers and enterprises to harness real-time information and data insights to accelerate their digital transformation programs.

Today, ecosystem fragmentation and system design complexity often prevents IoT deployments from meeting their fullest potential. By combining industry-leading silicon and an extensive ecosystem of hardware and software partners with a developer-friendly cloud framework,...

5G IoT connections to exceed 100M by 2026

The global number of 5G IoT connections is set to exceed 100 million by 2026.

A study by Juniper Research finds the number of connections will reach 116 million by 2026; increasing from 17 million in 2023.

The incredible 1,100 percent growth is set to be driven by smart city services and healthcare.

Olivia Williams, one of the researchers, commented:

“5G will enable more efficient and dynamic healthcare provision that was not feasible with 4G or...

Trackpac will use Helium’s decentralised network

Asset tracking firm Trackpac has announced that it will use decentralised network Helium for connectivity.

Helium, which calls itself “The People’s Network”, is a rapidly-growing wireless network run by individuals around the world. By deploying a hotspot, individuals can provide connectivity for IoT and/or mobile devices and be rewarded with HNT tokens.

Trackpac enables assets to be tracked using a small tracker which can be attached to keys, bags, laptops, bags,...

Omdia: IoT adoption set to surge in APAC

According to a report from global research firm Omdia, the APAC region is set to witness unprecedented IoT growth.

The researchers note that APAC has lagged behind in ‘Full IoT Deployment’ within enterprises (38% for APAC versus 42% in the 'Rest of the World'). However, spending is on the increase and the spare growth capacity is set to cause a surge in adoption.

Over 38.9 billion IoT devices are forecast to be deployed by 2030. Revenue from cellular IoT modules is...

‘Metaverse’ is a contender for Oxford’s Word of the Year

“Metaverse” is among the leading three contenders for Oxford’s Word of the Year (WotY). 

The metaverse is an unsurprising inclusion for WotY—not everyone understands it, but most will have at least heard the term.

Facebook changing its company name to Meta towards the end of 2021 undoubtedly led to increased awareness of the metaverse. Over the last year, the word has been thrown around a little too easily.

There is still some confusion around what...

UK, Canada, and Singapore join forces to secure IoT devices

The UK, Canada, and Singapore are joining forces to improve the security of IoT devices.

In a joint statement, the governments of the respective countries noted the economic and social benefits of IoT devices. However, they also warned of the risks of insecure IoT devices not just to consumers’ own security, privacy, and safety, but also to the broader economy through large-scale cyberattacks.

Many record-breaking cyberattacks have taken advantage of the often poor...

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...