Cisco enhances coffee farming in Tanzania using the IoT

Cisco has teamed up with a group of partners to use the IoT to help Tanzanian coffee growers boost yields and operate more sustainably amid the challenges of climate change.

The networking giant has joined forces with the ConSenso Project: a coalition comprising Tanzanian coffee farmers, Italian plant scientists from PNAT, and researchers from the Accademia del Caffè Espresso. Together, they are deploying IoT sensors to "listen to the plants" on a Tanzanian coffee...

IoT Tech Expo: How the IoT is aiding Ukraine in a time of war

Oleg Polovynko, CIO of Kyiv City Council, addressed IoT Tech Expo Europe attendees in a humbling session titled "Maintaining Connectivity in a Time of War".

During his session, Polovynko provided valuable insights into how the Ukrainian capital has leveraged digital solutions to cope with Russia’s full-scale invasion of the country.

Polovynko underscored the crucial role of digital applications, particularly the Kyiv Digital application launched in 2021. The...

The Things Industries partners with Echostar on hybrid satellite and LoRa solutions

The Things Industries and EchoStar have announced a collaboration to bring hybrid satellite and LoRa IoT solutions to businesses across Europe.

The strategic partnership combines EchoStar's robust satellite IoT capabilities with The Things Stack, a dependable cloud-based LoRaWAN network server. This fusion of technologies allows customers to seamlessly connect IoT devices for real-time, two-way communications over both satellite and terrestrial networks.

Telemaco Melia,...

Beecham: LoRaWAN surpasses rivals in IoT connectivity

A report from analyst firm Beecham Research, a specialist in the IoT market, highlights the success of LoRaWAN.

LoRaWAN has surpassed its competitors by a considerable margin, with shipments of LoRa chipsets outpacing others by more than two to one. In fact, the report boldly declares: "LoRaWAN is already the leading low-power wide area network (LPWAN) technology for IoT applications."

A related report by Beecham underscores the pivotal role of end-users collaborating...

LoRa Alliance 2022 report: LoRaWAN ‘no longer just for early adopters’

The LoRa Alliance published its 2022 end of year report highlighting adoption of LoRaWAN technology as well as certification advancements – and has given itself a stellar grade on its progress.

LoRaWAN, an LPWAN protocol designed to connect battery-operated ‘things’ to the internet in regional, national or global networks, is now a ‘mature’ technology, in the verdict of the LoRa Alliance.

This is not just an empty platitude, either; at the end of 2021 LoRaWAN...

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...

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....

Editorial: 10 predictions for the IoT in 2022

As we begin wrapping up the year, it’s time to predict what the IoT industry will look like in 2022.

Seamlessly connected homes

“The US market has seen substantial year-over-year growth in the number of connected homes, and this is expected to continue in the years to come,” analysts from McKinsey said in a recent report.

“However, we're still far from the vision of seamlessly connected homes.”

The emergence of Thread as a widely-backed...

Steven Drewett, Concept13: On picking robust IoT solutions to address modern challenges

Modern life is full of challenges that are testing us as businesses, as individuals, and even as humankind. The IoT is all about providing decision-makers with faster and more valuable data to address such challenges now and in the future.

Concept13 is an IoT strategy consultancy with vast experience crafting bespoke solutions for multiple industries. The company mixes its own knowledge with real-world testing and even RF mapping to ensure optimal deployments on a case-by-case...

Kerlink IoT gateways support Helium’s peer-to-peer LoRaWAN network and crypto mining

Kerlink has announced three of its IoT gateways now support Helium’s peer-to-peer LoRaWAN network and the mining of its native cryptocurrency.

The IoT gateways – the indoor Wirnet iFemtoCell and Wirnet iFemtoCell-evolution, and the outdoor Wirnet iStation – now support “The People’s Network”, a global, distributed network launched by Helium which provides long-range and low-power wireless coverage for LoRaWAN-enabled IoT sensors and devices.

Helium’s...