Ericsson, Orange and Intel complete live trials of EC-GSM-IoT tech

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Tech giants Ericsson, Orange, and Intel have announced the successful completion of a coverage trial for the Internet of Things (IoT) using EC-GSM-IoT.  

EC-GSM-IoT is a new technology that facilitates new competencies of existing cellular networks for LPWA (low power wide area) IoT applications. It can be activated via new software deployed over a very large GSM footprint, building even more coverage for IoT devices.

Alain Maloberti, SVP of Orange Labs Networks, said:...

By IoT News, 07 March 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Development, IoT, Standards.

Visa aims to facilitate secure payments for IoT

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Visa has announced it is opening its Visa Ready program to IoT organisations such as manufacturers of wearables, automobiles, appliances, public transportation services, clothing and other connected devices. IoT companies will work with mobile device manufacturers, including mobile point-of-sale acceptance (mPOS) providers, mobile NFC-enabled device manufacturers and other technology partners in the program.

The Visa Ready Program provides unified way to infuse secure payments into...

By IoT News, 04 March 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Development, IoT, Standards.

Vindicia offers surprising statistics on IoT

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The Internet of Things (IoT) clearly has huge potential to anyone working in the tech industry, but if the figures are broken down there still may be some surprises, according to Bryta Schulz, senior vice president of marketing at subscription billing provider Vindicia.

Writing in a company blog post, Schulz argues the IoT is growing faster than many are expecting, there is ‘unlimited capability’,...

By IoT News, 03 March 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT.

Advantix acquires BlueKloud to bolster IoT play

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Telecoms software provider Advantix has announced the acquisition of IoT technology company BlueKloud in order to broaden its service offering towards communication management.

BlueKloud’s offering allows organisations to monitor any device with beacons while linking in related information from their existing surrounding systems. Advantix provides expense management solutions for both wireline and wireless communication, allowing clients to track, manage, and secure...

By IoT News, 02 March 2016, 0 comments. Categories: IoT.

An important question: Who will service the billions of IoT devices?

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In less than five years, Gartner tells us that there will be more than 26 billion different connected devices in our homes, cars and businesses. All designed to make our lives easier and facilitate tasks for us – and that figure doesn’t even include personal computers, tablets and smartphones. 

As the Internet of Things (IoT) converges with servitization, machine to machine learning, 3D printing and cloud adoption, one of the biggest considerations is going...

By Mark Homer, 02 March 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, Development, Enterprise, IoT.

Verizon to open up ThingSpace to third-party network and service providers

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Verizon has announced it is to open its ThingSpace IoT platform to third party network and technology service providers.

ThingSpace has gained significant ground since its launch in October 2015. The platform, targeted at small, medium and large businesses across the globe, is being used by over 4,000 developers. As of the end of 2015, revenue generation at Verizon’s IoT and telematics businesses totaled $690 million. The company also plans to launch a new set of...

By IoT News, 01 March 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Development, IoT.

Gartner highlights top 10 IoT technologies for 2017 and 2018

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The latest research note from analyst house Gartner has zeroed in on 10 IoT technologies that will play a key role in an organisation’s development, including low power networks, operating systems, and device management capabilities.

The full list of trends includes IoT security; IoT analytics; IoT device management; low-power, short-range IoT networks; low-power, wide-area networks; IoT processors; IoT operating systems; Event stream processing; IoT platforms; and IoT standards...

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

Research: Amazon is leading the smart home

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New research from Argus Insights points towards a smart home leader beginning to emerge, which should lead to a settling of the market and increase the focus on interoperability between devices. 

Most current solutions have their disadvantages – HomeKit requires a secure Apple chip to control apps with Siri, whilst Nest's Weave is limited to a small amount of devices. Amazon is leading the pack with their 'Echo' smart home ecosystem...

By Ryan Daws, 29 February 2016, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Smart Homes.

451 Research: 300 tech firms up for M&A in 2016 – with IoT a prime target

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Technology mergers and acquisitions (M&A) will not subside any time soon, according to a report released by 451 Research – with the Internet of Things (IoT), information security, and software niches particular targets for 2016.

M&A activity in software will be propelled by the shift of business applications and IT infrastructure to cloud-based models and the requirement of new data management capabilities to deal with the growing demand on IT resources due to IoT,...

By IoT News, 29 February 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT.

Altair Semiconductor: On the Sony acquisition and sustainable IoT

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MWC It is safe to say that the critical buzz around chip and LTE technology provider Altair Semiconductor has rarely been higher. Three weeks after the news broke that Altair was to be acquired by Sony for upwards of $212m (£148m), Eran Eshed, co-founder and VP marketing at Altair, sees it as the “ultimate validation” of Altair’s 10 year vision.

“It’s not just the value of an acquisition,”...

By James Bourne, 25 February 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT, Standards.