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.



How will OEMs manufacture the smart factories of the future?

Posted on: September 23, 2022

“By 2025, there will be approximately 27 billion connected IoT devices. Someone is going to have to manufacture these, and OEMs are gearing up to enable as many functions as possible to be integrated into the devices they build.” REGISTER NOW TO READ IoT relies on manufacturing efficiency to get massive volumes of devices out

Read more

IoT meets the property sector to combat rising energy costs and climate change while increasing property value

Posted on: September 23, 2022

Ericsson released a Connected Buildings Energy Management report in partnership with Nordic property technology company Kiona and Arthur D. Little.

Read more

9 IoT applications that will change everything

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

Read more

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

Read more

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.

Read more

IoT and home automation: What does the future hold?

Posted on: June 10, 2020

Once a dream, home automation using iot 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.

Read more

5 challenges still facing the Internet of Things

Posted on: June 3, 2020

The Internet of Things (IoT) has quickly become a huge part of how people live, communicate and do business. All around the world, web-enabled devices are turning our world into a more switched-on place to live.

Read more

What is IoT?

Posted on: July 7, 2019

What is IoT Data as a new oil IoT connectivity What is IoT video So what’s IoT? The phrase ‘Internet of Things’ (IoT) is officially everywhere. It constantly shows up in my Google news feed, the weekend tech supplements are waxing lyrical about it and the volume of marketing emails I receive advertising ‘smart, connected

Read more
IoT Newsletter

Join the IoT Now online community for FREE, to receive: Exclusive offers for entry to all the IoT events that matter, round the world

Free access to a huge selection of the latest IoT analyst reports and industry whitepapers

The latest IoT news, as it breaks, to your inbox