Liege gets smart parking through NB-IoT technology – and a new partnership

Belgium-based CommuniThings has partnered with Orange to launch the first smart-parking solution over NB-IoT technology for commercial use.

Dubbed as "Shop & Drive", the solution assists commuters to find available parking space via a mobile application at the same time as stimulating shopping activities through increased vehicle rotations at each spot. This Shop & Drive smart parking solution running on Orange Belgium's Mobile IoT network introduces low-power wireless sensors and...

By IoT News, 04 July 2018, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Smart Cities.

European IoT scene gets boost with two new investments from Breed Reply

Breed Reply, a UK-based active operational investor in early-stage IoT businesses, has recently invested in two new IoT startups: Norway-based CageEye and Germany-based ubirch.

Since they were launched, both have obtained a total of €5.8 million in funding, including this investment round. This is nothing more than a strategic move for Breed Reply, as investing in these new ventures allows it to expand its pan-European investment portfolio which has now increased to 22 in a variety of different...

By IoT News, 03 July 2018, 0 comments. Categories: Development, Enterprise, IoT.

Ericsson and China Mobile continue IoT collaboration with recent updates

Ericsson and China Mobile have signed a cooperation agreement around the Swedish operator’s Device Connection Platform in order to strengthen the latter’s IoT goals.

The agreement, signed at Mobile World Congress Shanghai last week, is based on the strategic cooperation framework agreements which the two firms signed at MWC in Barcelona this year for the expansion of IoT opportunities in industry and enterprises.

Qiao Hui, general manager of China Mobile IoT, said: “By launching DCP, we will...

By IoT News, 02 July 2018, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, Enterprise, IoT, Standards.

IoT Tech Expo: How startups can survive and thrive in an IoT landscape

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"If you want to be the next Mark Zuckerberg," explained Wienke Giezeman, co-founder at LoRaWAN network provider The Things Network, "don't go into IoT."

At an entertaining panel session at IoT Tech Expo Europe this morning, representatives from various stakeholders discussed the ins and outs of Internet of Things investment - and what your startup needs to do to survive.

According to Manuela Krull-Mancinelli, managing director of smart city and...

By James Bourne, 28 June 2018, 0 comments. Categories: Development, IoT.

IoT Tech Expo: Bluetooth Mesh is a wise choice for smart buildings

IoT Tech Expo in Amsterdam is just kicking off and there’s already fighting words from low-power networks on why their technology is the best.

In a keynote titled ‘Putting the Smart in Smart Buildings with Bluetooth Mesh’, we heard from Bluetooth SIG Technical Program Manager Martin Woolley on what makes the technology a wise choice for smart building deployments.

“Last year, we introduced something called Bluetooth Mesh,” says Woolley. “That...

By Ryan Daws, 27 June 2018, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IIoT, IoT, Smart Cities, Smart Homes, Standards.

Fairhair Alliance aims to address IoT infrastructure security risks in new whitepaper

A new whitepaper titled ‘Security Architecture for the Internet of Things (IoT) in Commercial Buildings’ released by Fairhair Alliance states that organisations must deal with online security risks in a common IP-based infrastructure.

Sharing a common IP-based infrastructure proves to be beneficial for building automation and control systems in commercial buildings. Thease includes centralised monitoring and control, real-time insights and status updates across the entire building, remote access...

By IoT News, 26 June 2018, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, IoT, Security.

Syniverse aims to offer secured connectivity to worldwide mobile operators

A new private, secure, global network solution, called Syniverse Secure Global Access, has been introduced by US-based telecommunications firm, Syniverse to offer foundation for businesses to reliably safeguard mission-critical data.

The Syniverse Secure Global Access aims to provide privacy and security not available through the public internet, additionally providing businesses with secure connectivity to mobile operators across nearly 200 countries and territories.

Many organisations have lost...

By IoT News, 22 June 2018, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Security.

Johan Krebbers, Shell: On why poor quality data won’t cut it in delaying your IoT initiatives

The links between the Internet of Things (IoT) and artificial intelligence (AI) are irresistible. As a Wired article put it, IoT ‘will produce a treasure trove of big data’ and that ‘the only way to keep up with [it] and gain the hidden insight it holds is with machine learning.’

For Johan Krebbers, IT CTO at Shell, it’s non-negotiable. “IoT on its own is useless,” he explains. “It...

By James Bourne, 22 June 2018, 0 comments. Categories: AI, Data & Analytics, Enterprise, IoT.

AT&T to bring NB-IoT to US and Mexico

AT&T has announced that it would be bringing its NarrowBand Internet of Things (NB-IoT) technology to its customers in the US and Mexico. According to the company, the technology would be complimenting to their LTE-M network which is already present in the two countries.

Both NB-IoT and LTE-M are Low-Power Wide-Area (LPWA) technologies that play a crucial role in IoT deployment. AT&T said that in the US, the NB-IoT would be launched in early 2019; whereas in Mexico it would be launched by the end of...

By IoT News, 21 June 2018, 0 comments. Categories: Development, IoT.

BlackBerry CEO believes it will be a decade before self-driving car prevalence

Speaking to shareholders on Wednesday, BlackBerry CEO John Chen said he believes it will be a decade before self-driving cars become mainstream.

A large part of this is not just the difficulty of developing the technology, but also how long it will take for governments to come up with the regulations to support them.

BlackBerry is highly involved in this process and trusted with its reputation for security. The company is working with the American and Canadian governments to determine safety standards.

This is in...

By Ryan Daws, 21 June 2018, 0 comments. Categories: Connected Cars, IoT, Smart Cities.