IoT Now MWC CEO Guide: Why IoT must be made more user friendly


MWC2021 makes the best of a bad situation.

For at least the last 15 years I have sat down to write this comment in early February, looking ahead to second guess the key themes of that year’s upcoming MWC and to decry the standard of on-site catering at Fira Gran Via.

It’s now June and there hasn’t been an MWC event in Barcelona this decade.

I think it’s fair to say we all miss it, although the grind of budget airline travel, over-priced accommodation and literally miles of indoor walking each day don’t immediately spring to mind as downsides.

Continue reading the Editor’s Comment on page 4 inside this special issue


  • TALKING HEADS: Infineon’s Thomas Rosteck tells George Malim that IoT must be made easy and user friendly without the need for a master’s degree in IT
  • HIGH-PERFORMANCE SENSORS: The latest sensors are making IoT devices smarter by helping them to intuitively understand their surroundings
  • MWC21 PREVIEW: Tony Savvas outlines what in-person attendees can expect on arrival and what’s in store remotely for those attending virtually for the first time
  • eSIM REPORT: Infineon Technologies presents an 8-page report detailing why eSIMs are the optimal choice for 5G IoT deployments
  • SIMPLIFYING IoT CONNECTIVITY:  Sierra Wireless shares its new report into the key management challenges facing business-critical IoT connectivity solutions

Plus! Company, Connectivity and must-read Market news.



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Posted on: September 1, 2021

Whether you are a future-minded CEO, tech-driven CEO or IT leader, you’ve come across the term IoT before. It’s often used alongside superlatives regarding how it will revolutionize the way you work, play, and live. But is it just another buzzword, or is it the as-promised technological holy grail? The truth is that Internet of

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Which IoT Platform 2021? IoT Now Enterprise Buyers’ Guide

Posted on: August 30, 2021

There are several different parts in a complete IoT solution, all of which must work together to get the result needed, write IoT Now Enterprise Buyers’ Guide – Which IoT Platform 2021? authors Robin Duke-Woolley, the CEO and Bill Ingle, a senior analyst, at Beecham Research. Figure 1 shows these parts and, although not all

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CAT-M1 vs NB-IoT – examining the real differences

Posted on: June 21, 2021

As industry players look to provide the next generation of IoT connectivity, two different standards have emerged under release 13 of 3GPP – CAT-M1 and NB-IoT.

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IoT and home automation: What does the future hold?

Posted on: June 10, 2020

Once a dream, iot home automation is slowly but steadily becoming a part of daily lives around the world. In fact, it is believed that the global market for smart home automation will reach $40 billion by 2020.

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IoT solution providers now can integrate LoRaWAN connectivity with thingPark embedded OEM program

Posted on: December 3, 2021

Actility launches ThingPark Embedded, an OEM-type Partner Program which enables IoT Solution Providers and device manufacturers to integrate a full-featured industrial-grade LoRaWAN infrastructure to their offering.

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Schneider Electric launches grids of the future lifecycle management at Enlit Europe event

Posted on: December 3, 2021

Rueil-Malmaison, France. 2 December 2021 – Schneider Electric, the provider of digital transformation of energy management and automation and The World’s 2021 Most Sustainable Corporation, believes that electricity is the only energy that offers the fastest vector for decarbonisation through a combination of renewables and digital software-led solutions.

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