BlackBerry, Telus, L-Spark among those to launch programme for Canadian IoT startups

Canadian software as a service (SaaS) accelerator L-Spark has collaborated with telco Telus to launch the Secure IoT Accelerator programme, in association with BlackBerry and Ottawa-based software firm Solace.

The programme will empower local IoT ventures to reach globally with a ‘secure-by-design’ technology. The programme will back the companies in its portfolio to develop IoT products and services that leverage...

By IoT News, 29 March 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Development, IoT.

Pwn2Own: Hackers made off with a Tesla Model 3 and $35,000

Hackers managed to crack the security of a Tesla Model 3 and made off with a shiny new car and $35k for their efforts.

To be clear, it was all sanctioned by Tesla and not a theft. The automotive manufacturer willingly subjected their vehicle to hackers as part of the Pwn2Own competition.

Pwn2Own provides incentives to put the skills of hackers to good use in ensuring vulnerabilities are patched before they cause harm. Hacks of connected vehicles have the potential to cost lives.

The 2019 edition of...

By Ryan Daws, 25 March 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Connected Cars, IoT, Security, Smart Cities.

Sprint launches new IoT tool to give businesses simpler pricing options

Sprint has announced the launch of its new Curiosity IoT Estimation Tool that will let medium and small size business customers as well as enterprise customers, quick access to customised Sprint Curiosity IoT data pricing.

The product will also allow users to choose one or multiple features to create custom access point names (APNs), as well as pricing information.

The Curiosity IoT...

By IoT News, 22 March 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, IoT.

MWC19 takeaways: Forget the 5G hype – IoT is already here

By Dima Feldman, Director, Head of Product Management

This year, the Altair team once again headed off to Barcelona for Mobile World Congress. With more than 100,000 attendees from almost 200 countries, and over 2,400 companies showcasing the latest products and innovations, MWC continues to live up to its reputation as the world’s premier mobile technology convention.

The two topics that dominated our conversations (and indeed the entire event) were IoT and 5G – and with some...

By Ilan Reingold, 20 March 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, Development, IoT.

World's first remote brain surgery highlights the IoT’s healthcare potential

A Parkinson’s patient in China has received the first remote brain surgery operation in a demonstration of the IoT’s life-changing potential when adopted in healthcare.

Conducted by Ling Zhipei, a chief physician at the People's Liberation Army General Hospital in Beijing, the operation took just over three hours and involved a deep brain stimulation (DBS) implant being fitted.

Ling was based 3,000 kilometres away but was able to manipulate instruments remotely to conduct the surgery. It's...

By Ryan Daws, 18 March 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Healthcare, IoT.

NetComm launches new Industrial IoT router supporting medium bandwidth applications

Australian telecom equipment provider NetComm has introduced its new 4G LTE Category 1 IIoT Router (NTC-220) that promises a reliable, and secure medium bandwidth connectivity via LTE networks.

The launch of medium bandwidth IIoT connectivity through NTC-220 will allow deployment of IIoT applications in the market at an unprecedented rate. Moreover, the use of LTE Category 1 technology in the NTC-220 will also provide nearby network...

By IoT News, 15 March 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Development, Enterprise, IIoT, IoT.

Study: A hack affecting 20 percent of driverless cars would halt Manhattan

Researchers have modelled a scenario where 20 percent of driverless cars in Manhattan are hacked, and it's not good news.

The study is titled ‘Cyber-physical risks of hacked Internet-connected vehicles’ and envisions a scenario where just a small number of vehicles in a city are compromised.

Many of us know what can happen to journey times when there are one or two traffic incidents along our route.

If just 20 percent of vehicles are stopped remotely, the researchers’ model predicts a...

By Ryan Daws, 14 March 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Connected Cars, IoT, Security, Smart Cities.

How IoTium has found a key gap in the market for industrial automation and is planning for growth

MWC19 IoTium, a provider of software for industrial automation, has had little short of a stunning 12 months. The company has been recognised by both the media – this publication recently named it in its top 25 IoT startups – and industry bodies with a listing in the prestigious GSMA 100 last month the highlight. 

With this on board Ron Victor, IoTium CEO (left), is in no mood to slow down. IoT News caught up...

By James Bourne, 12 March 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, Development, IIoT, IoT, Manufacturing, Oil & Gas.

LG Uplus and Hanyang Uni test 5G self-driving car in Seoul

LG Uplus and Hanyang University are testing a 5G self-driving car trial in Seoul to demonstrate how it could solve traffic problems.

South Korean telecoms company LG Uplus used its 5G network for the trial which saw a driverless vehicle dubbed the ‘A1’ drive eight kilometres in heavy traffic for 25 minutes.

The car was seen changing lanes and reacting to vehicles around it. Hanyang University’s ACE Lab said the A1 was close to performing at ‘Level 4’ driverless autonomy.

Level 4...

By Ryan Daws, 11 March 2019, 0 comments. Categories: AI, Connected Cars, IoT, Smart Cities.

Global wearable devices market saw solid growth during Q4 2018, says IDC

The latest IDC Worldwide Quarterly Wearable Device Tracker report has found that the global wearable devices market grew 31.4% during Q4-2018, with 59.3 million units shipped.

New wearable launches during the months leading up to the holiday season and new smartphone launches, many of which were compatible with wearables from leading brands, were responsible for the booming wearable market. 

In total, 172.2 million wearables were shipped throughout 2018, suggesting a growth of 27.5%. Ear-worn...

By IoT News, 08 March 2019, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Wearables.

IoT, AI and more: Getting technology and business to better communicate and collaborate

"I work in operations, not in IT or innovation - so it's not my role to know and get involved with emerging technologies." If you work in any industry which is set to be impacted by the Internet of Things (IoT), artificial intelligence (AI) or augmented reality (AR), you might have overheard this in your office. Or how about this? "Technology subjects are relevant to my colleagues in the innovation team or to my friends who work in tech companies. I'm not a techie - I am a...

By Dimitrios Spiliopoulos, 08 March 2019, 0 comments. Categories: AI, Development, Enterprise, IoT.

New report shows how IoT devices remain under ‘constant’ attack

US-based Cyxtera Technologies has released new research which has revealed that IoT devices are continuously being attacked, particularly those leveraging zero-day vulnerabilities for certain devices.

The report, titled ‘Detection of Threats to IoT Devices Using Scalable VPN-Forwarded Honeypots’, underscores some key findings from the study that was jointly conducted by researchers from the Singapore University of...

By IoT News, 06 March 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, IoT, Security.

BT’s latest IoT project is to help Northumbrian Water get smart

BT has secured a contract with Northumbrian Water to supply a low power IoT network which can boost efficiency through improved operational insights.

Approximately 150 sensors will be deployed across the network and will monitor things such as water flow, quality, and pressure. These sensors will be connected via a LoRaWAN (low power, long range, wide area network) and feed back data to BT’s IoT platform.

Chris Sims, Managing Director of Strategy, Marketing and Digital at BT, said:

By Ryan Daws, 05 March 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, IIoT, IoT, Smart Cities.

Seleta Reynolds, LADOT: On making Los Angeles smarter through collaboration in transportation

MWC19 “Whatever the problem is that you’re trying to solve in Los Angeles, you can probably solve it in a lot of cities,” explains Seleta Reynolds, general manager at the LA Department of Transportation (LADOT). At least in the United States, anyway.

“[US cities] are all very car-dependent, they have spotty public transit networks, they have relatively low densities compared to a lot of...

By James Bourne, 05 March 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Connected Cars, Development, IoT, Smart Cities, Standards.

Udderly groundbreaking 5G/IoT experiment provides real-time cow tracking

Cisco has debuted a smart farm IoT experiment which uses 5G connectivity to keep tabs on a cow of the user’s choice in real-time via their smartphone.

The project, called 5G RuralFirst, is led by Cisco alongside principal partner University of Strathclyde and a consortium of other partners from across business, government, and academia.

Rural testbeds are set to be established across three main sites in the Orkney Islands, Shropshire, and Somerset.

Anyone with an iOS or

By Ryan Daws, 04 March 2019, 0 comments. Categories: IIoT, IoT, Wearables.

MWC19 news roundup: SAP Leonardo IoT, AT&T and Vodafone team up, Telstra and Ericsson collaborate

MWC19 The industry converged on Barcelona last week for the traditional four days of news and networking which comprises MWC19. Here are some stories you may have missed, compiled by IoT News:

SAP has released its all-inclusive technology, called SAP Leonardo IoT, which generates and drives digital transformation for IIoT and Industry 4.0. The software firm also announced Microsoft Azure IoT Hub’s cloud-to-cloud interoperability with...

By IoT News, 04 March 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Development, Enterprise, IIoT, IoT.

Ericsson IoT chief on AI, 5G, and connecting 'things' instead of ‘a thing’

We spoke to Ericsson IoT Head Jeff Travers during MWC 2019 about where the industry is heading and how emerging technologies are opening new possibilities.

A running theme of this year’s event was how technologies such as the IoT, 5G, AI, and blockchain are converging in powerful ways. Last year was a lot of talk about their potential, this year we’re seeing more actual deployments.

Transportation is one area where the IoT is having a major impact. The morning of our interview, Ericsson announced...

McKinsey explores what IoT leaders do to drive greater results in their business

  • IoT leaders are achieving cost and revenue gains of at least 15% or more, while laggards see less than 5%.
  • Pursuing 80% more IoT use cases compared to their peers, IoT leaders are progressing faster down the learning curve of monetising their application areas.
  • IoT leaders anticipate that their IoT use cases will boost their gross profits by 13% over the next three years, three times as much as IoT laggards.

What IoT leaders do to excel and drive greater results compared to their peers is explored in the recent 

By Louis Columbus, 28 February 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT.

Google is building a smart city from the (under)ground up

Connecting local infrastructure to make it ‘smart’ is not ambitious enough for Google, so it’s building an entire city itself.

We first heard of Google's plans in 2017 but details were scarce. Now we're getting a bit more information along with some renders of what it should look like.

A group within Alphabet, Google's parent company, is technically behind the project. Sidewalk Labs “imagines, designs, tests, and builds urban innovations to help cities meet their biggest...

By Ryan Daws, 22 February 2019, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Smart Cities, Smart Homes.

The top 25 IoT startups to watch in 2019: A guide

  • 26,792 startups are relying on IoT as one of their main technologies to launch new products and services and support platform-based business models according to Crunchbase.
  • 78.4% of IoT startups Crunchbase tracks have had two funding rounds or less with seed, angel and early-stage rounds being the most common.
  • IoT startup funding reached $16.7bn in Q4, 2018, with last years’ funding levels 94% over 2017 according to Venture Scanner.
  • By 2020, 50% of IoT spending will be driven by discrete manufacturing, transportation and...

By Louis Columbus, 21 February 2019, 1 comment. Categories: AI, Data & Analytics, Enterprise, IIoT, IoT, Manufacturing, Oil & Gas.