Why 450 MHz is the unsung hero of cellular IoT

In the general clamour surrounding cellular IoT connectivity, it’s easy to overlook some of those key components that may not receive the attention they deserve. One example is the 450 MHz spectrum, currently utilized for 2G and 3G networks around the world. However, as the cellular IoT ecosystem evolves, it is time to understand the potential of 450 MHz.

Around the world, legacy 2G and 3G networks at 450 MHz spectrum are being retired at an ever-increasing rate and migrating to 4G and 5G. Consequently, a significant...

By Ilan Reingold, 20 July 2018, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, IoT, Standards.

Microsoft unleashes Windows 10 IoT Core Services

Following an unveiling at Computex last month, Microsoft has announced it's unleashing Windows 10 IoT Core Services into public preview.

IoT Core Services enables solutions running on Windows 10 IoT Core to be commercialised and companies to create long-term business models for ongoing value.

One of the most important components of the service is the Device Update Center, where an overview of all devices can be seen and updates scheduled for when appropriate. All updates are delivered using the same CDN...

By Ryan Daws, 19 July 2018, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, IoT.

GE and Microsoft team up in largest partnership yet to aid digital transformation initiatives

GE and Microsoft are extending their partnership agreement to remove the issues that industries face in advancing digital transformation projects. Both companies are planning to bring their respective operational technology and information technology together to accomplish the task.

Under the deal, GE Digital plans to standardise its Predix solutions on Microsoft Azure and deeply integrate the Predix portfolio with Azure’s native cloud capabilities, including Azure IoT and Azure Data and Analytics. The...

By IoT News, 17 July 2018, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IIoT, IoT.

Putting the pedal to the metal on autonomous driving: Where we are now – and where we’re going

According to Allied Market Research, the global connected car market is expected to be worth $141 billion by 2020, with fully autonomous car sales predicted to hit 21 million by 2035. There are clear benefits, but also obstacles to overcome before autonomous cars meet all consumer, industry and legal requirements.

What is an autonomous car?

Since the launch of the first autonomous car, its definition has become a generic phrase for any kind of automation in...

By Sebastien Brame, 16 July 2018, 0 comments. Categories: Connected Cars, IoT.

Close to the edge: How to realise the benefits of edge computing for IIoT

You may well have heard of the ‘intelligent edge’, as Microsoft puts it – the future of computing, on multiple devices, the blurring of the physical and virtual worlds, driven by huge amounts of data, as well as artificial intelligence and machine learning. But how can organisations make the most of this opportunity?

A new whitepaper from the Industrial Internet Consortium aims to shed some light on this process and how to architect an edge computing implementation.

It is important to note...

By James Bourne, 13 July 2018, 0 comments. Categories: AI, Data & Analytics, Enterprise, IIoT, IoT.

IoT security spending to hit $6 billion by 2023, says Juniper Research

Global spending on IoT security will hit more than $6 billion by 2023, according to the latest study from Juniper Research.

The study, titled “The Internet of Things for Security Providers: Opportunities, Strategies & Forecasts 2018-2023”, claims that increasing business risks and regulatory minimum standards would help drive spending on IoT security.

Steffen Sorrell, principal analyst at Juniper and research author, said: “The interconnected nature of the IoT means that even innocuous...

By IoT News, 12 July 2018, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, IoT, Security.

Why slow and steady is the key to winning the IoT race

It has become a no-brainer for organisations to jump on the Internet of Things (IoT) bandwagon. With the amount of data flowing between internet-connected devices, it is vital that organisations are able to implement an effective IoT strategy in order to remain competitive. Yet, as companies race to adopt this technology, it is no secret that many IoT projects are struggling to get off the ground.

In fact, research from Cisco highlights that as many as...

By Anthony Sayers, 11 July 2018, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, Enterprise, IoT.

Ex-Apple employee is charged with stealing driverless car secrets

A former Apple employee has been charged with stealing driverless car secrets from the company with the intent of bringing them to his new employer.

Xiaolang Zhang was stopped at San Jose International airport by federal agents. He reportedly had bought a “last second” ticket heading to China.

Zhang is said to have stolen sensitive documents regarding Apple’s work on driverless cars while he was on paternity leave. Today, he was charged with trade secrets theft in the U.S. District Court for...

By Ryan Daws, 11 July 2018, 0 comments. Categories: AI, Connected Cars, Development, IoT.

London and Singapore top rankings again as world’s smartest cities

London, Singapore and Seoul make up the top three ‘smartest’ cities worldwide, according to new research from the Eden Strategy Institute.

The 2018-19 study, in partnership with ONG&ONG Experience Design (OXD), involved 140 smart cities ranked across 10 vectors; clarity of vision, leadership, budget, provision of financial incentives, support programmes, talent readiness, a people-centric approach, development of an innovation ecosystem, implementation of ‘smart’ policies and,...

By IoT News, 11 July 2018, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Smart Cities.

Leading firms pressure the EU to back connected car standard

Companies including the likes of BMW, Daimler, Ericsson, and Deutsche Telekom are pressuring the EU to back a connected car standard.

The companies want the European Commission to put its weight behind the C-V2X (Cellular Vehicle-to-Everything) standard instead of the WiFi-based alternative ITS-G5.

By adopting C-V2X, the companies believe Europe will be in a better position to speed up the rollout of 5G networks.

In a letter addressed to EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and other commissioners, the...

By Ryan Daws, 10 July 2018, 0 comments. Categories: Connected Cars, Development, IoT, Smart Cities, Standards.