Luis Mirabal, Globalstar: Satellite IoT for increased efficiency and cost reduction

In an era when the IoT is rapidly transforming industries, Globalstar is leveraging cutting-edge technologies like AI and edge computing to deliver groundbreaking solutions.

Ahead of IoT Tech Expo North America, Luis Mirabal, Head of Strategic Financial Analysis at Globalstar, shed light on the company's approach to IoT and its utilisation of advanced technologies to push the boundaries of connectivity and intelligence.

"Globalstar is a pioneer in satellite...

Blecon unveils Bluetooth LE-based IoT connectivity solution

Blecon – a technology firm founded by experts formerly from ARM, AWS, and Microsoft – has announced the launch of a new IoT connectivity solution based on Bluetooth Low Energy (LE). The solution aims to address the challenges companies face when applying Bluetooth LE to IoT connectivity.

"Bluetooth LE is now being used ever more widely in IoT connectivity use cases, building upon its remarkable technical and commercial success in personal connectivity and tracking beacons....

Aramco enhances industrial IoT and AI with Qualcomm’s expertise

Aramco enhances industrial IoT and AI with Qualcomm's expertise.

Petroleum and natural gas firm, Aramco, has collaborated with Qualcomm Technologies in order to enhance connectivity, artificial intelligence and advanced computing technologies for industrial use cases in Saudi Arabia.

This collaboration aims to speed the development of the industrial 4G/5G and non-terrestrial networks (NTN) ecosystem, which includes 450MHz cellular technologies. It will also focus on designing hardware, software, and services to accelerate the adoption of...

Advancing the era of eSIM: Unveiling the IoT specification

The journey towards integrating eSIM into IoT applications hasn't been straightforward. Although the M2M specification for eSIM has been available for years, its adoption has primarily been limited to specific industries like automotive and utilities. According to Kaleido Intelligence, the number of active eSIMs used for IoT connectivity only surpassed 100 million in 2022, six years after the publication of the M2M specification.

Streamlining eSIM implementation

Challenges...

Oil and gas industry sees rapid growth in IoT devices

The oil and gas industry is experiencing a surge in the adoption of IoT devices, according to a new report from Berg Insight.

Berg Insight’s report forecasts that the installed base of wireless devices featuring cellular, satellite, or low-power wide-area (LPWA) connectivity in the industry will grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 19.3 percent, increasing from 7.8 million units at the end of 2023 to 18.8 million connected devices by 2028.

The primary...

Cellular IoT module shipments saw their first decline in 2023

Global shipments of cellular IoT modules experienced their first-ever annual decline in 2023, falling two percent year-over-year.

Counterpoint Research’s latest report cites inventory adjustments following supply chain disruptions and reduced demand in key verticals like industrial and enterprise as driving factors behind the decline.

One bright spot was the rapid growth of 4G Cat 1 bis modules, which captured over 22 percent of shipments in 2023. In China, this...

Fibocom launches 5G RedCap modules for IoT solutions

Fibocom has announced the successful deployment and commercialisation of its 5G RedCap (Reduced Capability) modules for 5G IoT scenarios. This move is in collaboration with renowned customers such as Askey, Quanta Computer, and PLANET, who hold substantial influence in their respective vertical markets.

The companies have conducted rigorous engineering testing and verification to ensure the seamless integration of the latest generation 5G RedCap into customer devices. This...

BT launches NB-IoT network to support UK smart cities

BT has announced the launch of its NB-IoT network to support the growth of UK smart cities and industries. The network, which boasts coverage of 97% of the UK population, leverages EE’s mobile network infrastructure.

NB-IoT – as a low-power network technology – holds the promise of revolutionising various sectors, including utilities, construction, and the public sector, by securely and reliably connecting devices to automate numerous processes currently reliant on manual...

5G RedCap set to dominate cellular IoT growth

Cellular IoT is set for robust growth over the next decade, with 5G RedCap (Reduced Capability) becoming the dominant connectivity technology for low-power wide-area networks (LPWANs).

According to ReTHINK Research, the 5G RedCap standard and extended variants (RedCap and eRedCap) will account for almost one third (30.17%) of all cellular IoT connections by 2030. The growth will come largely at the expense of retiring 2G networks and slowly declining 4G IoT...

Sateliot and EWT use the IoT to protect endangered species

Sateliot has partnered with the Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT) to deploy IoT sensors on endangered vultures across Africa. The aim is to combat wildlife poaching and track these threatened birds in remote regions.

This collaboration provides EWT with seamless access to Sateliot’s 5G satellite coverage at no extra cost. EWT can leverage the terrestrial mobile connectivity standard used by network operators without needing additional equipment. This enables expanded IoT...