Eseye: Hardware design leads IoT deployment barriers

A survey of more than 750 IoT professionals finds that hardware design is the number one perceived barrier to deployment.

The survey, conducted by Eseye in association with Kaleido Intelligence, set out to uncover the main pain points for IoT deployments.

Here are the key findings:

84% stated hardware design is the number one barrier56% who’ve adopted cellular IoT are finding maintaining commercial relationships with multiple providers “too complex”51% of...

Vodafone’s IoT tech ensures 1.5M strawberries make it to Wimbledon

Vodafone is deploying IoT technology to ensure 1.5 million strawberries make it to Wimbledon, the world’s oldest tennis tournament.

Wimbledon simply wouldn’t be the same without strawberries and cream. Hughe Lowe Farms has supplied Wimbledon’s strawberries for almost 30 years and will remain the tournament’s exclusive supplier this year.

Vodafone has partnered with Hughe Lowe Farms to ensure the strawberries reach their destination, The All England Lawn Tennis...

DataQube collaborates with NodeWeaver to provide full edge cloud capability

DataQube Global, an edge data centre company, has partnered with NodeWeaver, a provider of autonomous and agnostic edge cloud technology, to augment the edge computing capabilities of its podular data centre products.

The agility of NodeWaver’ edge cloud solution is said to be perfectly aligned with DataQube’s flexibility and scalability, and the new partnership could empower colocation customers to benefit from enterprise-grade cloud functionality at a compelling price...

Huawei and Nordic Semiconductor enter into licensing deal

People sitting next to a Norway flag as the sun sets.

Huawei Technologies has entered into a patent license agreement with Nordic Semiconductor, headquartered in Trondheim, Norway.

The agreement is said to grant a fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory (FRAND) royalty-bearing component-level license of Huawei’s low power wide area (LPWA) cellular IoT standard essential patents (SEPs) to Nordic and its customers.

Huawei and Nordic were able to conclude the agreement through what Huawei described as "a transparent and...

Juniper Research: Vodafone Business leads IoT roaming vendors

According to Juniper Research, Vodafone Business is the leading service provider in the IoT roaming space.

The research giant assesses vendors based on a number of key indicators which include: capacity and capability, solution positioning, size of operations, financial performance, and product sophistication.

Here are Juniper’s top six IoT roaming vendors:

Vodafone BusinessTata CommunicationsTNSBICSSyniverseiBasis

“Vodafone Business is delighted to have...

Smart locks installed by over 12M US households

The rapid proliferation of smart locks in the US means they've now been installed by over 12 million households.

Parks Associates released a whitepaper today highlighting the adoption of smart locks in the US alongside the reasons why they’re so desirable.

“The majority of residential door locks installed in the US are mechanical, but an increasing number of exterior locks are being replaced with smart door locks,” said Jennifer Kent, Vice President, Research,...

Berg Insight claims 8.6M Europeans were using connected healthcare in 2021

Research from Berg Insight suggests 8.6 million Europeans were using connected healthcare solutions in 2021.

The figure relates to the end of 2021 and consists of traditional telecare, next-generation telecare, and telehealth solutions in EU27+3 countries.

“As lockdowns and quarantines were imposed all around the world, healthcare providers were motivated to adopt remote patient monitoring and telehealth solutions,” said Samuel Andersson, IoT Analyst at Berg...

The 10 best IoT Industry 4.0 use cases for manufacturing 

Organizations in the business 4.0 area face constant requests to be quicker, more astute, less fatty, and more productive. We've all known about smart cities and smart homes, yet the completely computerized and IoT-empowered smart processing plant is not too far off.

The IoT (Internet of Things) has demonstrated altering organizations across all sectors' potential. When executed accurately, it can smooth out processes, further develop navigation and make additional incentives for...

IKEA announces Matter-ready smart home hub

IKEA is ramping up its smart home ambitions with the launch of a Matter-ready hub.

Many IoT standards have come and gone over the years. Most of these standards have promised interoperability to break down barriers but consumers have still ended up being left with numerous hubs to support their various products.

Matter promises to change that. The royalty-free standard was launched and introduced by Amazon, Apple, Google, Comcast, and the Zigbee Alliance. With that kind...

Fronton botnet can launch trending disinformation campaigns

A Russian IoT botnet known as Fronton can use inauthentic coordinated behaviour to launch disinformation trends on social media.

“Trends” on social media platforms are how many people keep updated with what’s going on in the world. There’s growing awareness of not believing everything that’s posted under a trend – especially around developing events like terror attacks – but there’s often an acceptance that it’s trending because enough real people are posting...