GlobalPlatform releases protocol boosting IoT security

GlobalPlatform has released a new Secure Channel Protocol aimed at enhancing security and enabling remote management for IoT devices operating on low-power, constrained networks. 

Secure Channel Protocol promises to accelerate robust end-to-end security adoption across the IoT ecosystem while simplifying device management, supporting regulatory compliance, and promoting sustainability through reduced energy consumption.

"GlobalPlatform's widely adopted Secure...

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...

European smart gas meters penetration hit 45% in 2023

According to a new report from the IoT analyst firm Berg Insight, the installed base of smart gas meters in Europe reached 55.9 million units in 2023.

Equivalent to a penetration rate of 45 percent, this represents significant growth in the adoption of smart gas metering technology across the continent.

The report forecasts that the installed base will continue expanding at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.8 percent between 2023 and 2028, reaching 77.6 million...

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...

Low-power IoT devices to drive massive growth in cellular roaming

A new report from Juniper Research predicts explosive growth in cellular roaming among low-power Internet of Things (IoT) devices over the next five years.

Juniper’s report forecasts that the number of roaming connections from narrowband IoT (NB-IoT) and LTE-M devices will grow over five times from 90 million in 2023 to 490 million by 2028.

The massive increase will be fueled by more bilateral roaming agreements between mobile operators that are tailored to better...

Sateliot and Telefónica extend 5G IoT network to space

In a groundbreaking achievement, Sateliot and Telefónica have successfully extended a 5G network to space. The breakthrough opens the door to widespread connectivity across the planet, reaching areas that were previously out of reach.

The successful test involved the end-to-end transmission of satellite coverage extension to Telefónica's cellular network using standard GSMA roaming. The demonstration was witnessed by the European Space Agency, further validating the significance...

Sateliot wants to connect 5G NB-IoT devices using LEO satellites

Spanish low-Earth orbit (LEO) nanosatellite constellation operator Sateliot has applied to the FCC to expand its services in the United States.

Sateliot’s constellation uses the 5G IoT standard and provides coverage extension to mobile network operators (MNOs) and mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs) through standard roaming agreements.

American IoT solution providers will no longer need specific and expensive satellite devices but can instead connect to satellites...

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...

Sensolus and Deutsche Telekom launch IoT asset tracking

Belgian IIoT firm Sensolus has partnered with German telecoms giant Deutsche Telekom to launch a powerful asset tracking solution.

“Asset tracking and management can only ever be as good as the network that enables data transmission,” explains Johan Criel, Co-Founder and CTO at Sensolus. “It is important to find a network provider who knows the specific requirements of IoT applications and offers suitable network services.”

“We are very pleased that Deutsche...

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...