Millions of smart meters in Britain not working correctly

The UK's Department for Energy Security and Net Zero (Desnez) has revealed that 4.31 million smart meters have not been operating in smart mode.

At the end of 2023, 3.98 million were found to be faulty, with the trade association for the energy industry, Energy UK, subsequently instructing suppliers to replace broken meters.

There are almost 35 million smart meters in Great Britain and the majority are operating as intended according to Smart Energy GB, a not-for-profit...

America’s FCC introduces IoT cybersecurity labelling

The US Federal Communications Commission has voted to create a voluntary cybersecurity labelling program for wireless consumer Internet of Things (IoT) products.

Under the program, qualifying consumer smart products that meet robust cybersecurity standards will bear a label - including a new 'US Cyber Trust Mark' - that will help consumers make informed purchasing decisions, differentiate trustworthy products in the marketplace, and create incentives for manufacturers to meet...

Richard Moser, LEGIC: The benefits of introducing IoT into the supply chain

Richard Moser, Legic

LEGIC is an end-to-end security platform for smartphone- and smartcard-based access, mobility, shared resource and industrial IoT applications.

According to Richard Moser, the company’s business development manager, LEGIC offers convenient embedded security for access, data, & configuration - enabling secure digital interaction between people and things.

“Following this principle our platform consists of security modules (SMs) with already implemented RFID/or...

KORE snaps up Twilio’s IoT wing

KORE Group Holdings, a specialist in IoT Solutions and worldwide IoT Connectivity-as-a-Service ("IoT CaaS"), has agreed to acquire Twilio's IoT business unit as part of a growth strategy to provide customers with a unified, seamless approach to launching IoT solutions as the world's leading pure-play IoT provider.

As consideration for the acquisition, Twilio, the customer engagement platform that drives real-time, personalised experiences for today's leading brands, will receive...

Vodafone’s 4G now available in 50+ rural UK locations

Vodafone customers living, working or visiting 57 rural communities and locations across the UK are now receiving 4G as part of Vodafone’s ongoing commitment to the nationwide Shared Rural Network (SRN) programme. 

The arrival of Vodafone 4G at sites in locations from Orkney Islands to Devon means residents, businesses and visitors are now enjoying faster and more reliable data speeds as well as better quality voice calls.

The Shared Rural Network (SRN) programme...

Minima and Inferrix partner to boost security on millions of connected devices

Minima and Inferrix, both innovators in blockchain and IoT infrastructure, have joined forces to spearhead a ground-breaking innovation in IoT connectivity and asset management for smart buildings and smart cities.

Through their partnership, Minima's cutting-edge decentralised mobile native blockchain technology will potentially be integrated with Inferrix's impressive array of IoT edge and AI products. These include wireless sensors, controllers, and intelligent gateways designed...

Intelsat expands global reach for Deutsche Telekom IoT

A German flag at Platz der Republik, Berlin, Germany.

Intelsat, operator of an integrated satellite and terrestrial networks and provider of inflight connectivity, has revealed that Deutsche Telekom IoT (DT IoT) intends to integrate Intelsat FlexEnterprise into its cloud-based IoT offering to extend IoT solutions to locations regardless of the availability of fibre or cellular connectivity options.

IoT services are increasingly used across a diverse array of businesses – collecting data from thousands of devices to...

Edge SIM launched to connect IoT devices to cloud providers in 180+ countries

Console Connect, a global Network-as-a-Service (NaaS) platform, has launched what it describes as the world’s first private connectivity solution to help businesses dynamically and securely route traffic directly between devices and clouds globally without traversing the public internet.

With IoT devices and traffic becoming increasingly vulnerable to network attacks, Edge SIM addresses the enterprise need for secure access between devices and clouds on a global scale, ensuring...

Minima and stacuity partner on blockchain powered revolution in IoT connectivity

Blockchain and IoT connectivity specialists, Minima and stacuity, have teamed up to revolutionise IoT installations across multiple industries.

The partnership will integrate Minima's decentralised blockchain capabilities with stacuity's programmable core mobile network and SIM cards, providing an exciting set of tools for IoT customers.

This collaboration between Minima and stacuity is set to democratise access to mobile connectivity by combining their powerful and...

Space tech to give 43 million Americans access to safe drinking well water 

A water dispenser with lemons.

Sateliot, the first satellite constellation offering 5G standard connectivity from space, has teamed up with GOSPACE LABS, a space, telecoms and IoT hardware company, to provide standard 5G NTN NB-IoT connectivity from space to its MERATCH smart solution for water management, including drinking water well owners, in the US.

Currently, 15% of the US population, which is about 43 million people, rely on private wells as their primary source of drinking water. Supply can be...