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.

China Unicom partners with Ayla Networks to deploy IoT products

Ayla Networks has announced it has signed an official strategic cooperation agreement with leading telecommunications services provider, China Unicom.

The two companies will join forces to further their respective technological prowess and effectively channel their combined resource to deliver innovative IoT products and services.

Ayla and China Unicom presented some of their ideas for future IoT joint development, including smart home, smart hotel, connected car, intelligent cold chain, artificial...

By IoT News, 29 August 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Development, IoT, Standards.

How the IEEE 802.15.4 standards are benefiting IoT deployments and smart cities in India

IEEE 802.15.4™ is a global standard for developers of smart city and Internet of Things (IoT) applications. In the past, developers, service providers and end users had the dilemma of interoperability for communication layer implementation. To address this issue and take advantage of IEEE 802.15.4, now they have a globally accepted option.

IEEE 802.15.4 was developed to enable low-data-rate applications that require years of battery life,...

By Amarjeet Kumar, 25 August 2017, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Standards.

Why should cellular IoT be different to other technology rollouts?

For generations, technology adoption has developed in a consistent manner:

  • A product is introduced.
  • Early adopters pay a premium to be first to use it.
  • More of the market sees the value and pays a high price for access to the technology.
  • The product hits mainstream, enabling manufacturers to lower the price, due to high volume sales.

It was that way with the first PCs, the first VCRs, the first cell phones, you name it.

It’s ultimately a matter of supply and demand. The more people want the technology, the lower it can be priced.

Along comes the Internet of Things,...

By Ilan Reingold, 15 August 2017, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Standards.