SIGFOX expands IoT network to Mexico with rollout in Mexico City

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SIGFOX has expanded its Latin American IoT network to Mexico in collaboration with WND and IotNet Mexico, which is the exclusive SIGFOX Network Operator (SNO) in the country. Initially, IotNet Mexico will focus on applications for utilities such as remote metering for water, gas and residential electricity.

Machina Research argues that Mexico City will account for one-third of all low-power, wide-area (LPWA) connections in the country with its population of 21 million. The...

By IoT News, 08 July 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Development, Enterprise, IoT.

Anglian Water looking to smart metering in new trial

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Anglian Water, one of the largest water recycling and water providers in the UK, is working with communications infrastructure provider Arqiva to trial out a smart water metering service.

The move is in partnership with utility technology provider Sensus, whose smart water meters in residential and non-residential properties will record hourly usage readings and then report back to Anglian Water. The proposed move will enable Anglian to better identify potential leaks or any other...

By James Bourne, 07 July 2016, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Smart Cities, Smart Homes.

Cypress officially closes Broadcom IoT wireless acquisition

Cypress has officially announced the closure of Broadcom’s wireless Internet of Things (IoT) arm.

The closure of the $550 million deal, announced back in May, ensures the latter boasts leadership in the consumer IoT market, a segment that includes wearable electronics and home automation solutions.

Cypress’s offering now includes Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and ZigBee IoT product lines, along with supporting intellectual...

By IoT News, 06 July 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Development, Enterprise, IoT.

Netherlands beats South Korea to the punch in rolling out nationwide IoT network

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It was a close run contest – but the Netherlands beat South Korea to announcing a nationwide network for the Internet of Things (IoT) by four days.

On June 30, KPN announced the deployment of a network based on the LoRa standard, which went live in November 2015 in Rotterdam and The Hague, with a rapid rollout beginning in early 2016, while on July 4 SK Telecom unveiled its grand plans for a nationwide LPWAN (low power wide area network) LoRa IoT network.

For the...

By James Bourne, 05 July 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, IoT, Smart Cities, Standards.

The future of IoT is open and bright – but plenty still needs to be done from here

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The concept of the connected home and IoT (Internet of Things) has exploded into the public consciousness as few technologies have before. The number of households with some form of smart home system is set to surpass 100 million worldwide by the end of 2015 and nearly triple in the next ten years’ time to over 300 million.

Such is the speed of growth - and certainly the hype - that it is no surprise the current early adopter market is fragmented at best, with a slew of...

By Thomas Rockmann, 04 July 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Development, IoT, Standards.

Two in three enterprises using IoT in some capacity, research finds

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Almost two thirds of enterprises say they use the Internet of Things (IoT) in some capacity, according to a new study from 451 Research.

In its quarterly report, the researchers found that though IoT as a term has come to prominence recently, 65% of respondent organisations make use of data from equipment, devices or other connected endpoints and utilise that data for business. The most common source of IoT data is data centre IT equipment (51%), followed by data centre facilities...

By IoT News, 01 July 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT.

Why in Industry 4.0 manufacturing needs to be better prepared for cyber attacks

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This year’s Hannover Messe, a leading international trade fair for industrial technology, has once again demonstrated that the idea of ‘smart’ factories is no longer a futuristic vision but concrete reality.

Automation engineers and manufacturing businesses were shown fully developed ‘industry 4.0’ techniques to take the next step on the road to the fully digitised, intelligent manufacturing plant. New developments ranged from mobile ultrasound measuring...

By Mirko Brandner, 01 July 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT, Security.

Lizard Squad's IoT botnet launches 400Gbps DDoS attack

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Lizard Squad, a hacking group which gained notoriety for attacks on console gaming networks, has launched a massive DDoS attack using its LizardStresser botnet. 

The LizardStressor botnet is responsible for a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack on banks, telcos and government agencies in Brazil and three large US...

By Ryan Daws, 30 June 2016, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Security.