Wi-Fi 6 and 5G provide today’s optimal wireless IoT connectivity

IoT innovations have seen increased adoption of Wi-Fi to support everything from factory robots to vending machines.

The increased throughput offered by Wi-Fi 6 is demonstrating how the technology can be applicable to a raft of use cases. In some situations, this makes Wi-Fi a more appealing connectivity option than cellular as it brings the same wireless benefits but at lower cost.

The central advantage of Wi-Fi 7 is that it offers an extremely high throughput utilizing...

Smart home IoT standard Matter officially launches

Matter has officially launched with the arrival of the 1.0 release of the smart home IoT standard.

The Connectivity Standards Alliance (CSA) is responsible for creating, evolving, and managing the Matter standard. Today, the CSA and its members released the Matter 1.0 standard and certification program.

“What started as a mission to unravel the complexities of connectivity has resulted in Matter, a single, global IP-based protocol that will fundamentally change the...

Wyld Networks and Miromico form satellite IoT partnership

Wyld Networks has formed a strategic partnership with Miromico to drive the satellite IoT market.

Miromico will assist Wyld with the design, engineering, and manufacturing of its next-generation low-power, sensor-to-satellite LoRaWAN terminals and modules.

“With years of experience in innovative design for integrated circuits, electronic systems and the IoT, Miromico is the ideal partner to help us accelerate our R&D and production activities to meet the growing...

Cellular LPWAN to generate $2.3B in recurring revenue by 2027

Kaleido Intelligence forecasts that cellular LPWAN will generate $2.3 billion in recurring connectivity revenue by 2027.

The figure represents an over twofold increase from the under $900 million set to be generated from cellular LPWAN connectivity in 2022.

“LPWAN has a delicate balancing act to maintain. Data-based monetisation has been shown to be uneconomical for network operators,” says James Moar, Principal Analyst at Kaleido Intelligence.

Europe is...

Berg Insight: Global cellular IoT connections grew 22% in 2021

Berg Insight says that global cellular IoT connections grew an impressive 22 percent in 2021.

According to the company’s analysts, global cellular IoT connections reached 2.1 billion last year.

No particular region stood out for growth. The major regional markets of China, Western Europe, and North America grew similarly during the year as the world recovered from the COVID-19 pandemic.

However, China continues to lead the way for cellular IoT...

Spoke will use T IoT to protect vulnerable road users

Mobility platform Spoke has announced that it will use T IoT from T-Mobile and Deutsche Telekom to protect vulnerable road users (VRUs) like cyclists.

Spoke aims to protect VRUs by connecting vehicles like bicycles to the IoT and providing greater awareness of their presence to motorists using cellular vehicle-to-everything (C-V2X) technology.

Mishka Dehghan, Senior Vice President of Strategy, Product, and Solutions Engineering at T-Mobile Business Group,...

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...

Inmarsat ELEVATE packages everything needed to accelerate IoT growth

Inmarsat has launched ELEVATE, a programme consisting of three critical pillars to accelerate IoT growth.

According to Omdia, the number of global satellite IoT connections is set to continue growing at a 25 percent CAGR. Inmarsat intends to support and further accelerate this rapid growth.

“The satellite IoT market has been steadily growing for years – and now is the time to up the ante and kickstart its next stage of more rapid growth. Inmarsat ELEVATE will help...

Public LoRaWAN networks grow by 66% over three years

The LoRa Alliance has announced that public LoRaWAN networks have grown by 66 percent over the past three years.

LoRaWAN is an open standard for IoT low-power wide-area networks (LPWANs). The LoRa Alliance has more than 500 members – including the likes of IBM, Cisco, HP, Foxconn, Semtech, Bosch, and Schneider – and has promoted the expansion of the LoRaWAN ecosystem since 2015.

Deployments of LPWAN networks have been traditionally driven by mobile network operators....

Inmarsat Fleet Xpress Enhanced supports maritime digital transformation

Inmarsat has launched Fleet Xpress Enhanced, a portfolio of connectivity products to support the digital transformation of the maritime industry.

The world’s oceans can be dangerous and unpredictable but are vital for shipping, food, transport, and research. IoT sensors can help with minimising risks while supporting critical operational and sustainability efforts.

“This latest evolution of Fleet Xpress is not a standard VSAT service – it is a versatile, fully...