Gemalto wins AT&T certification for Cinterion LTE-M IoT module

Gemalto has announced it has won AT&T certification for the Cinterion LTE-M IoT module expanding cellular connectivity possibilities for solutions related to IoT.

Gemalto’s Cinterion LTE-M IoT enables highly efficient use of existing 4G networks by utilising marginal energy and IoT-optimised bandwidth. The module is suitable for IoT solutions with fixed power budgets and that do not require high data throughput such as remote monitoring and control, healthcare, security systems, POS and smart city...

By IoT News, 16 January 2018, 0 comments. Categories: Development, Enterprise, IoT, Standards.

CAT-M1 or NB-IoT? The polls say go for both

As the adoption of the next generation of cellular IoT networks continues, it seems no one technology will ultimately dominate.

The US, Korea and Australia have spearheaded the rollout of CAT-M1. This process is motivated by the relatively straightforward upgrade of existing CAT-1 networks, as well as voice support, lower latency and improved power consumption to address a potentially larger subset of IoT applications.

Concurrently, China and Europe have opted to begin with the simpler and ultimately lower...

By Ilan Reingold, 15 January 2018, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Standards.

Global semiconductor revenue hits $419.7 billion in 2017, says Gartner

Preliminary results released by Gartner showed that global semiconductor revenue amounted to $419.7 billion in 2017, up 22% year-over-year.

The memory market, which accounted for 31% of the overall semiconductor revenue in 2017, realised revenue growth of 64% due to higher prices arising from undersupply. Samsung Electronics occupied the top position in the memory vendors list for 2017, followed by Intel, SK Hynix, Micron Technology and Qualcomm.

Andrew Norwood, research vice president at Gartner, said:...

By IoT News, 05 January 2018, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Standards.

The era of the IoT: How to make a successful entry

Today, the world is on the verge of mass introduction of the Internet of Things (IoT) into everyday life and business. It is expected that its serious development is inextricably linked to the new standard of mobile communication, 5G, which is at the final stages of development and testing.

With its help, a great number of smart devices connected to the network can be managed. However, today there are devices, the technical characteristics of which allow even administrating the operation of IoT-devices even...

By Suren Arustamyan, 27 November 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Development, IoT, Standards.

Why passive optical LANs are the IT backbone to future proof today’s enterprise networks

As businesses undergo digital transformations to remain competitive, they need to provide an IT backbone that is fast, secure and reliable, while exceeding growing bandwidth needs. What they are finding is that existing copper cabling cannot keep pace.

IT executives are constantly being challenged with the need for greater performance and bandwidth in their enterprise networks. The demand for more elaborate security coupled with superior scalability and reliability at lower costs is at an all time high. The...

By Dave Cunningham, 07 November 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Development, IoT, Standards.

Encryption, data and government: Lessons learned from the KRACK vulnerability

The KRACK vulnerability has been one of the many highly publicised cyber security weaknesses that are more frequently making it to the front pages of news papers and websites.

KRACK or Key Reinstallation Attacks allow attackers to break the encryption that protects your traffic while traversing the air between your device and its connected wireless access point.

The recent news and subsequent publicity around the KRACK vulnerability has meant that many more people now know what WPA2 (Wi-Fi Protected Access)...

By Dan Brown, 26 October 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT, Standards.

KRACK Wi-Fi vulnerability disclosed: What it is and what you need to do from here

A serious weakness in the WPA2 Wi-Fi protocol could put almost every wirelessly connected device at risk from a security attack – with IoT-enabled devices at a major risk.

The vulnerability, known as KRACK, for ‘Key Reinstallation Attacks’, was discovered by Mathy Vanhoef of imec-DistriNet, KU Leuven, and puts doubt on the ‘four way handshake’, a method of securing Wi-Fi which has previously been mathematically proven as secure.

If a Wi-Fi network is protected, the four way...

By James Bourne, 17 October 2017, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Security, Standards.

Huawei and Intel to verify 5G technologies and their degree of maturity

The telecommunications industry is maturing rapidly and is all set for commercial deployment of the fifth generation of mobile networks from end-to-end under unified 5G standards.

The latest example of Huawei looking to launch 3GPP 5G New Radio (NR)-based Interoperability Development Testing (IODT) is an apt one. To bring this to life, the Chinese multinational networking and telecommunications equipment and services company has formed collaboration with chipmaker Intel to verify 5G technologies and their...

By IoT News, 22 September 2017, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Standards.

MTN, Ericsson and Qualcomm complete Cat-M1 IoT test in Africa

South African telecom provider MTN, alongside Ericsson and Qualcomm Technologies, have announced the successful demonstration of end to end Cat-M1 capabilities, claimed to be the first in Africa.

Cellular IoT technologies, such as the Cat-M1 and their evolution into 5G, have set a solid foundation for massive IoT by reducing complexity, lowering power consumption, expanding coverage, and increasing device density. Cat-M1 allows advanced IoT applications by providing hundreds of kilobits per second in...

By IoT News, 05 September 2017, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Standards.

I am Apple, hear me roar: LTE for IoT

When I was growing up, there was a popular commercial on TV. It was an ad for financial services, and the tagline went, “When EF Hutton talks… people listen.”

I guess today, and especially given that the original EF Hutton is long gone, we’d say: “When Apple talks… people listen.”

From PCs to MP3s, smartphones to tablets, Apple has not necessarily been the first to introduce new technologies. They were neither first nor...

By Ilan Reingold, 31 August 2017, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Standards, Wearables.