France is the next stop on Netmore’s LoRaWAN expansion tour

Netmore is continuing to expand its LoRaWAN network around Europe with the beginning of a rollout in France.

The company says it has started to deploy LoRaWAN infrastructure in the country and has begun establishing collaborations with strategic partners.

Ove Anebygd, CEO of Netmore Group, said:

”The fact that we are now establishing our infrastructure in France is a logical next step in our European rollout plan. The French market offers great potential...

AT&T touts robotic dogs ‘for public safety and national defense’

AT&T plans to use robotic dogs for a range of use cases aimed at improving “public safety and national defense”.

The US telecoms giant is teaming up with Ghost Robotics on the endeavour that will enhance the FirstNet emergency responder service.

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“Robotic dogs are just one way we are proving the innovation and transformational possibilities of 5G and IoT,” explained Lance Spencer, Client Executive VP – Defense...

Apple finally activates HomePod Mini’s climate sensor

Apple has finally activated the humidity and temperature sensor in the HomePod Mini.

Earlier this month, Apple announced the second generation of its full-size HomePod. One of the new features was a sensor for detecting a room’s current temperature and humidity.

Back in 2021, the teardown specialists at iFixit disassembled the HomePod Mini. iFixit discovered a Texas Instruments HDC2010 humidity and temperature sensor that Apple failed to mention.

“The...

5G IoT connections to exceed 100M by 2026

The global number of 5G IoT connections is set to exceed 100 million by 2026.

A study by Juniper Research finds the number of connections will reach 116 million by 2026; increasing from 17 million in 2023.

The incredible 1,100 percent growth is set to be driven by smart city services and healthcare.

Olivia Williams, one of the researchers, commented:

“5G will enable more efficient and dynamic healthcare provision that was not feasible with 4G or...

ABI Research predicts 2023 as breakout year for IoT energy harvesting startups

If you are looking for an area of focus in the IoT this year – or even investment – then energy harvesting may be the way to go. 

That is the verdict from ABI Research in its 2023 trends outlook. The analyst has published a whitepaper around technology trends which will or will not shape 2023 – 73 to be precise – and looks towards the energy and battery markets as needle-movers for IoT. 

Energy harvesting IoT startups, in particular, are a point of focus...

Beijing lifts restrictions on DiDi ridesharing service

DiDi Chuxing’s difficulties may be coming to an end as Beijing lifts restrictions on the ridesharing service.

Beijing targeted DiDi after the company raised $4 billion from selling its shares on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). In the days following the listing, Beijing launched a data security probe into DiDi on the basis that it was “illegally collecting user data”.

Amid increased US-China tensions, Beijing has sought to clamp down on Chinese firms listing in...

Airgain achieves ‘borderless IoT’ with Deutsche Telekom

Airgain has partnered with Deutsche Telekom to achieve “borderless IoT” for its asset-tracking solutions.

The agreement enables Airgain to bundle connectivity from Deutsche Telekom with its asset-tracking solutions for customers across Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA), as well as within the US and beyond.

Deutsche Telekom launched ‘T-IoT’ last year with the aim of simplifying global IoT connectivity for enterprises. The solution enables global IoT using...

Trackpac will use Helium’s decentralised network

Asset tracking firm Trackpac has announced that it will use decentralised network Helium for connectivity.

Helium, which calls itself “The People’s Network”, is a rapidly-growing wireless network run by individuals around the world. By deploying a hotspot, individuals can provide connectivity for IoT and/or mobile devices and be rewarded with HNT tokens.

Trackpac enables assets to be tracked using a small tracker which can be attached to keys, bags, laptops, bags,...

SwitchBot jumps on the Matter train with Hub 2

SwitchBot has added support for the Matter smart home standard with its new Hub 2.

Announced at this year’s CES, the Hub 2 is a WiFi-based bridge that enables SwitchBot’s popular Bluetooth devices to work with other ecosystems.

The new hub now features a simple display that shows information such as temperature and humidity in the air. However, those features are secondary to its main function.

With the Hub 2, users of SwitchBot’s devices can use the...

Arlo criticised for new end-of-life policy

Netgear spinoff Arlo has been criticised for pulling support for several of its connected security cameras over a relatively short period.

In a new EOL policy, Arlo announced that it may end support for any camera that hasn’t been manufactured for four years old.

Arlo manufactures popular security cameras. Purchasers typically buy a security camera, set it up, and forget about it until it breaks. Every tech product reaches end-of-life (EOL) eventually but you expect...