IoT Contract Hot List – Nov/Dec2021

IoT Hot List November and December 2021 Get the inside track on who’s winning what IoT business

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42 Technology (42T)Titan Class, Australia42 Technology (42T) has helped Titan Class develop a faster and easier way to roll-out its smart agricultural monitoring systems to some of the most remote farms across the country, without farmers needing to install costly infrastructure, such as gateway antennae.11,21Full Details
Accenture Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria (BBVA)BBVA and Accenture have signed a collaborative agreement that is focused on accelerating digital transformation and applying analytics and artificial intelligence (AI) to drive faster decision-making and enhance the customer service experience. As part of a 10-year agreement, Accenture will team with BBVA to improve the agility of its operations by retooling processes and adapting to new ways of working with AI and analytics. 12,21Full Details
AdvantechHPS Industrial, NetherlandsAdvantech has announced a new co-operation agreement with HPS Industrial, which helps to advance Advantech’s commitment towards collaborating with specialist partners to enable the delivery of customer- and sector-specific solutions across a broad spectrum of applications. The focus channel partner agreement will see HPS Industrial distribute Advantech technologies with a focus on the company’s AI portfolio.12,21Full Details
AevaPlusPlus (formerly has selected Aeva to supply automotive-grade long-range 4D LiDAR for the production of driver-in and fully autonomous trucks powered by the PlusDrive system. 11,21Full Details
Amazon Web Services (AWS)KDDI, MawariKDDI and Mawari announced a Digital Human as a Service (DHaaS) that leverages the ultra-low latencies enabled by AWS Wavelength. This proof of concept features a multilingual, Digital-Human Guide that provides seamless indoor and outdoor wayfinding services in Ginza, Tokyo, delivered with AWS Wavelength and the KDDI au 5G Network.12,21Full Details
Amazon Web Services (AWS)MetaAWS announced that Meta has deepened its relationship with AWS as a strategic cloud provider. Meta uses AWS’s proven infrastructure and comprehensive capabilities to complement its existing on-premises infrastructure and will broaden its use of AWS compute, storage, databases, and security services to provide privacy, reliability, and scale in the cloud. 12,21Full Details
Amazon Web Services (AWS)PfizerAWS, an company, announced that it is working with Pfizer to create innovative, cloud-based solutions with the potential to improve how new medicines are developed, manufactured, and distributed for testing in clinical trials. 12,21Full Details
Amazon Web Services (AWS)RivianAWS announced that electric vehicle maker Rivian has selected AWS as its preferred cloud provider, deepening the companies’ existing relationship. Across its enterprise, the automaker applies AWS capabilities in analytics, compute, containers, and machine learning to help streamline its business and improve the performance of its customers’ electric vehicles12,21Full Details
Arista NetworksMicrosoftArista Networks has joined the Microsoft Intelligent Security Association (MISA), an ecosystem of independent software vendors and managed security service providers that have integrated their solutions to better defend against a world of increasing threats.11,21Full Details
AT&TsmaXtec, AustriaAT&T Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity is being deployed by Austrian-based technology company smaXtec, to help farmers manage their dairy cows to reduce costly veterinary bills and optimise production. As part of the deal, smaXtec will be using AT&T IoT expertise to enable its smart sensor.11,21Full Details
Atmosic TechnologiesPrimax ElectronicsPrimax has selected Atmosic Technologies’ ATM2 series Bluetooth 5 system-on-chips (SoCs) for their TKB Series product line. These wireless, ultra-low power tablet keyboards pack wireless charging technology into a water/dustproof and chemical resistant design.12,21Full Details
AvanciJaguar Land RoverAvanci announced that it has signed a patent license agreement with Jaguar Land Rover, increasing the total number of auto brands licensed through the Avanci marketplace to 25. By signing an agreement with Avanci, Jaguar and Land Rover receive licenses to the 2G, 3G, and 4G essential patents of the 43 patent owners that currently participate in the marketplace, in addition to the patent owners that join Avanci in the future.11,21Full Details
Ayla NetworksCanadian TireAyla’s IoT platform will power Canadian Tire’s NOMA iQ line of smart products to promote a richer customer experience. The line will now include smart lighting, smart plugs, and smart air purifiers that consumers seamlessly connect with through an all-in-one app.11,21Full Details
Ayla NetworksThermacellAyla Networks announced that its IoT software will power Thermacell’s LIV Smart Mosquito Repellent System. Delivering on-demand, effective mosquito defense, the LIV system helps homeowners reclaim their patios and more from mosquitoes.11.21Full Details
Beyond ProtocolVanderbilt UniversityBeyond Protocol has partnered with Vanderbilt University to use biometric technology to study mental health. 11,21Full Details
Bharti AirtelTata Consultancy Services (TCS)Bharti Airtel and TCS have announced the testing of use cases from TCS’ Neural Manufacturing solutions suite on Airtel’s ultra-fast and low latency 5G network.12,21Full Details
Bird GlobalScootaroundBird Global announced the launch of its accessible mobility program with Scootaround in San Diego. The partnership aims to provide people with disabilities with safe, eco-friendly, on-demand mobility solutions. Visitors to and residents of San Diego with disabilities can now find, reserve, and pay for a selection of accessible vehicles using a custom interface located directly in the Bird app.12, 21Full Details
BirdzSensoneoBirdz, a subsidiary of Veolia and environmental IoT, and Sensoneo have announced a deal aimed at accelerating their joint development in the international market of intelligent management and recovery of waste. 12,21Full Details
CrosserElkome, FinlandCrosser has partnered with Elkome to help industries accelerate their digital transformation journeys without reliance on internal software developers. Together, Crosser and Elkome provide the tools to simplify and accelerate digital projects for any industry, to access their asset data and manage it effectively.11,21Full Details
CrosserWeidmullerCrosser and Weidmuller have partnered to deliver an end-to-end machine learning solution that empowers subject matter experts to build and deploy machine learning-powered use cases, without the support of data science experts.11,21Full Details
CTERAPeratonCTERA has announced that Peraton has chosen CTERA’s file platform to support a $497 million (€438.79 million) contract to provide infrastructure-as-a-managed service (laaMS) for the storage and computing infrastructure facilities across the U.S. and globally of the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).12,21Full Details
Darwin Innovation GroupTelefonicaDarwin Innovation Group and Telefonica Tech have signed an agreement to develop a security solution for connected autonomous vehicles (CAV) with technology that combines satellite and terrestrial channels to achieve greater coverage.12,21Full Details
Dassault SystèmeNTT CommunicationsDassault Systèmes and NTT Communications have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to begin discussions on their alliance aimed to drive the creation and operation of sustainable smart cities in Japan.12,21Full Details
DataQube GlobalRGREEN INVESTDataQube Global has acquired a €26 million Serie A funding from RGREEN INVEST, a French investment management company focused on financing green infrastructure and technology projects. With over €800 million already invested in InfraGreen and renewable energy markets, this is the company’s first venture in the data centre industry.12,21Full Details
Data#3SecurityHQData#3 announced that it has partnered with SecurityHQ to expand its Managed Security services. Data#3’s new Managed Security service adopts a practical and customer-first approach that provides the opportunity to access people, processes, and technology needed to proactively detect and remediate sophisticated threats, violations, and incidents.11,21Full Details
DedroneSwisscom BroadcastDedrone and Swisscom Broadcast have announced a partnership to protect people, property, and information from the threat of unauthorised drones. As part of this cooperation, the Swiss company will implement Dedrone’s counter-drone solution for its projects. 12,21Full Details
Dialog SemiconductorBeringarBeringar has announced that it is the initial sensor company to ‘SmartServer IoT Partner Program’ from Dialog Semiconductor. The alliance will enable organisations to benefit from data-driven insights on their built environment via Beringar’s sensor technology, which will automatically feed into a building management system driving energy efficiencies and enabling carbon reduction programs and journeys.11,21Full Details
Digital TurbineGoogleDigital Turbine has announced a multi-year partnership with Google that accelerates Digital Turbine’s product and growth strategy to support the Android ecosystem by enabling nearly a billion devices with intelligent app discovery.12,21Full Details
DittoTrue Ventures, Amity VenturesDitto announced that it has secured €7.98 million in seed funding from True Ventures and Amity Ventures. The investment will help the rapidly-growing company expand upon its core technology that enables developers to build real-time mobile and IoT applications that work anywhere, with or without an internet connection.11,21Full Details
EricssonVonage HoldingsEricsson has entered into an agreement to acquire Vonage Holdings Corp. in New Jersey for a total acquisition price of approximately €5.51 billion. The merger agreement was approved unanimously by the Board of Vonage. The transaction builds upon Ericsson’s stated intent to expand globally in the wireless enterprise by 2030.11,21Full Details
EsriOrbital Insight Orbital Insight has integrated with Esri’s ArcGIS platform to streamline satellite and sensor imagery analysis. Using Esri’s ArcGIS Platform, Orbital Insight makes it easier for its users to integrate with ArcGIS and analyze their data. 12,21Full Details
EurotechWaterViewEurotech and WaterView have signed a MoU for a partnership to enable real-time weather condition monitoring applications. Eurotech’s hardware and software enable a simple and fast deployment of WaterView’s AI at the edge. 12,21Full Details
Ford MotorTeamViewerTeamViewer has announced that Ford Motor is using TeamViewer’s Frontline solution to add augmented reality (AR) ‘See What I See’ assistance, to provide enhanced support to automotive technicians across its global network of Ford dealers.11,21Full Details
Green Custard, EseyeMartin EngineeringGreen Custard and Eseye have been selected by Martin Engineering Ltd to build a global predictive maintenance and monitoring platform on AWS so that their localised US platform can be rolled out internationally. 12,21Full Details
Ground ControlIoT M2M Council (IMC)Ground Control has become a sustaining member of the association of qualified IoT users, the IoT M2M Council (IMC). The company is joining the trade group to build awareness of satellite communication as a viable and broadening means of managing IoT devices.12,21Full Details
HaierHuawei, China MobileHaier has deployed manufacturing solutions from Huawei and China Mobile to combine 5G and mobile edge computing in its smart factories. The three announced the breakthroughs in Qingdao, China. Developed at the joint-innovation base established in February, the solutions integrate 5G edge computing with artificial intelligence and particularly machine vision in manufacturing environments.11,21Full Details
HERE TechnologiesHamburg Port Authority (HPA)The Hamburg Port Authority (HPA) has collaborated with HERE Technologies to better manage truck traffic in the Port of Hamburg. With HERE’s Corridor Travel Time-as-a-Service solution, the HPA can now better monitor the traffic situation on relevant road corridors and manage the flow of traffic.12,21Full Details
HERE TechnologiesSAICSAIC Motor Overseas Intelligent Mobility Technology has selected HERE Technologies to power the connected in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) systems of MG cars in Thailand, Oceania, and Europe.11,21Full Details
Infineon TechnologiesalpitronicAlpitronic has introduced its 50 kW DC electric vehicle charger HYC50, which was made possible by using Infineon Technologies’ EasyPACK CoolSiC MOSFET 1B and 2B modules, in combination with the EiceDRIVER X3. 12,21Full Details
Infineon TechnologiesAmazon Web Services (AWS)Infineon Technologies has announced that its AIROC IFW56810 Cloud Connectivity Manager (CCM) solution supports the AWS IoT ExpressLink standards and specifications. The combined offering makes it easier and faster for companies and end customers to connect products, such as industrial sensors, home appliances, irrigation systems, and medical devices to AWS.11,21Full Details
Infineon TechnologiesMCI Infineon Technologies and MCI supply sensors for air quality measurement to schools in Carinthia and Tyrol, wherein a total of 300 classrooms will be equipped. The teams of students will use these sensors to build CO 2 alarm lights to indicate the necessity for ventilation thus reducing the risk of infection. 12,21Full Details
ioXt AllianceBishop FoxThe ioXt Alliance has added Bishop Fox to the ioXt Authorised Labs Certification Program. The program includes exclusive test providers for the ioXt Alliance and performs testing required for devices to be certified by the Alliance and to bear the ioXt SmartCert that provides security assurance to consumers and enterprises.12,21Full Details
IVECOPlusIVECO, the commercial vehicles brand of CNH Industrial, has joined Plus (formerly, a global provider of self-driving truck technology, as their European partner for the launch of a pilot in Europe and China, to begin the validation and integration of Plus’s autonomous trucking technology with IVECO’s S-WAY heavy-duty truck.12,21Full Details
JabraUMAJabra and UMA have partnered to deliver video conferencing and meeting room solutions, enabling Jabra devices to be managed seamlessly from one place on the UMA dashboard with real-time analytics.12,21Full Details
Jaguar Land RoverE2open Parent HoldingsE2open Parent Holdings and Jaguar Land Rover have expanded their relationship to strengthen the company’s shift to a collaborative digital supply chain model. Central to Jaguar Land Rover’s vision is E2open‘s orchestration platform that acts as a backbone connecting planning, operations, and partners to efficiently and sustainably delight customers.11,21Full Details
KerlinkSensgreenKerlink and Sensgreen have partnered to help building owners ensure offices, schools, hotels, malls and other facilities have clean air in comfortable indoor settings. 11,21Full Details
KerlinkVision ValleyKerlink and Vision Valley have partnered to design, deliver and deploy LoRaWAN networks in Vision Valley markets. The deal will expand Kerlink’s presence in the large IoT market, and add industrial-grade LoRaWAN offerings to Vision Valley’s portfolio.11,21Full Details
KerlinkVOMATEC InnovationsKerlink and VOMATEC Innovations GmbH have collaborated on the integration of the digital MCI-management system RescueWave into LoRaWAN- based smart-city networks. VOMATEC and Kerlink’s alliance aims to take the integration a step further, investigating how smart-city LoRaWAN networks can facilitate system deployment, provide a wide-area coverage and enable additional services.11,21Full Details
Keysight TechnologiesFibocom    Keysight announced that Fibocom has selected its 5G solutions to perform comprehensive testing, verification, and optimization of wireless modules developed for 5G and IoT applications. 12,21Full Details
KontronHailoKontron announced that it has entered into an alliance with AI chipmaker Hailo to offer next-generation AI edge inference solutions. The advanced Hailo-8 AI processor, performing at 26 tera-operations per second (TOPS) at a typical power consumption of less than 2.5 watts, enables edge devices to run at performance levels previously only possible in the cloud. 11,21Full Details
LaiyeHuawei CloudLaiye and Huawei Cloud announce an alliance to drive digital transformation in Brazil through cloud computing, AI and big data. The alliance will be implemented in the rest of Latin America.11,21Full Details
Martin Engineering LtdGreen CustardGreen Custard has been selected by Martin Engineering Ltd to build a global predictive maintenance and monitoring platform on AWS, so that their localised US platform can be rolled out internationally. To expand the marketing reach of their predictive maintenance system, the engineering firm wanted to roll out its US-centric system across Europe and EMEAI. 12,21Full Details
MATRIXX SoftwareNOSMATRIXX Software announced that Portuguese telecom provider NOS has selected the MATRIXX Digital Commerce Platform to power its digital transformation and enable an agile, flexible services-creation environment. With MATRIXX, NOS is looking to drive real-time innovation to meet customer demand across its service portfolio, delivering personalised experiences at scale while providing a more transparent experience for buying and consuming services.11,21Full Details
MicrosoftCorelightCorelight announced product compatibility with Microsoft Defender for IoT. Corelight is the Microsoft NDR partner to take advantage of Defender for IoT’s cross industry integration capabilities. Corelight customers can send data from deployed sensors to Microsoft 365 Defender, and in turn Defender for IoT applies its behavioural analytics and machine learning techniques to discover and classify devices, and to protect, detect, and respond to IoT attacks. 11,21Full Details
MonogotoSODAQ, SequansMonogoto has partnered with SODAQ and Sequans Communications to build CBRSense, a multi-purpose low-power IoT sensor that communicates over private networks. The integration of a low-power, battery-operated IoT sensor to the CBRS network introduces a step-change in the range of devices that were previously unsupported. 12,21Full Details
NanoAvionicsDubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA)DEWA has selected NanoAvionics to design, build, test, and manage the launching of two nanosatellites 3U (IoT payload) and 6U (earth observation payload). The services supplied by NanoAvionics also include operation, knowledge transfer, and training. 12,21Full Details
NokiaFrontier CommunicationsFrontier Communications announced that it completed the U.S.’ first-ever trial of Nokia’s 25G PON broadband technology. Nokia’s 25G PON technology allows Frontier to use its current fiber-optic network to provide increased bandwidth for consumers and enterprise customers, which can be used to advance beyond basic applications and amplify their use of the IoT, AI, machine learning, and big data analytics.12,21Full Details
NokiaUnnamed Belgian city streetNokia announced that it has deployed its AI-powered Scene Analytics technology for a proof of concept in the Belgian city of Genk to quantify the level of noise pollution along one of the city’s high streets. Nokia is working with technology partners to integrate a proof of concept solution that leverages data from microphones and installed cameras, used as IoT sensors along the road.12,21Full Details
Nozomi NetworksBTNozomi Networks and BT are partnering to broaden BT’s portfolio of security solutions available for industrial and critical infrastructure organisations around the world. A member of Nozomi Networks’ MSSP Elite Partner Program, BT will work with and resell Nozomi’s solutions, as part of its operational technology (OT) threat management portfolio.12,21Full Details
NXP SemiconductorsFord MotorNXP Semiconductors has collaborated with Ford Motor to deliver enhanced driver experiences, convenience, and services across its global fleet of vehicles, including the 2021 Ford F-150 pickup, Mustang Mach-E, and Bronco SUVs. Ford’s new fully networked vehicle architecture implements NXP’s vehicle networking processors and the i.MX 8 Series processors, working together to upgrade vehicles that help improve customer lifestyle and streamline the ownership experience.11,21Full Details
Orange Business ServicesSafran Aircraft EnginesOrange Business Services was selected by Safran Aircraft to equip two key production sites with its smart tracking IoT solution, which is based on geolocation technologies in industrial settings, from partners. Safran was seeking a solution to optimise the tracking and management of its tools in large-scale production areas, and it chose to deploy Orange’s trackers to accurately pinpoint locations within three metres in a complex environment. 11,21Full Details
Orbit Communications SystemsEuclid Systems EngineeringOrbit Communications Systems announced that it has entered into an agreement to purchase 100 percent of the issued and repaid capital of Euclid Systems Engineering Ltd., which specialises in the development of smart, small, and lightweight positioners and tracking systems for the defense industries.12,21Full Details
PARCDefense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)    PARC, a Xerox company, announced that it has been awarded a US$5.8 million contract by the DARPA to work with the University of California at Santa Barbara, the University of Rostock, and Patched Reality, an Augmented Reality company, to develop an AI system that will guide users in complex physical tasks beyond their abilities. 12,21Full Details
Pedigree TechnologiesConMetPedigree announces the addition of ConMet’s full suite of digital products into Pedigree’s OneView platform. The platform is an open IoT solution to track, monitor, diagnose, and communicate with high-value assets in real-time, providing a full suite of its own digital fleet management solutions, including Canadian and US certified ELD offerings. 11,21Full Details
Qualcomm TechnologiesBMW GroupQualcomm Technologies announced a collaboration to bring the latest advances in driver assistance technologies, and products of its Snapdragon Ride Platform, to BMW Group’s next generation of advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) and automated driving (AD) platforms.11,21Full Details
Qualcomm TechnologiesOpel AutomobileQualcomm Technologies and Opel Automobile announced that the upcoming Opel Astra, Opel’s latest addition to its compact class of electrified vehicles will utilise next-generation Snapdragon Automotive Cockpit Platforms. These platforms will power Astra’s fully digital Pure Panel digital cockpit, with various features, including extra-wide high-definition touchscreen displays, and new human-machine-interface (HMI).12,21Full Details
Quectel WirelessPoint One NavigationQuectel Wireless and Point One Navigation have announced the LG69T-AM, a new addition to the LG69T GNSS Module Series. Point One’s positioning engine powers the LG69T-AM and enables centimetre-level global accuracy by integrating augmented GNSS in an affordable and easy-to-use module with open-source API.12,21Full Details
RoboSenseHorizon RoboticsRoboSense announced a partnership with Horizon Robotics, a global provider of edge AI computing platforms. The two partners will mobilise their respective technological capacity and mass production experience to roll out in-depth cooperation focusing on ADAS, autonomous driving, robotics, new intelligent transportation infrastructure, and other applications.12,21Full Details
Rohde & SchwarzAllion LabsAllion Labs and Rohde & Schwarz Taiwan, a subsidiary of the global technology group, have jointly developed test capabilities for Automotive Ethernet Shielded & Unshielded Twisted Pair (UTP & STP) in compliance with the OPEN Alliance TC9 standards.11,21Full Details
SatADSLABSSatADSL has announced a new partnership with global satellite operator ABS. The deal represents SatADSL’s continued momentum as it provides satellite services to the four corners of the world, and highlights the industry confidence in SatADSL’s global satellite solutions through its neXat platform. 11,21Full Details
Schneider ElectricNetwork Rail, UKSchneider Electric announced that it is working with the UK’s Network Rail to install cost-effective and environmentally-friendly intelligent signalling equipment across four locations in Scotland. The new equipment will enable a more sustainable solution to reducing infrastructure failures and downtime for repairs, which will help lessen disruption for passengers and improve value for money for taxpayers.11,21Full Details
SeegridApplied IntuitionSeegrid and Applied Intuition have announced an agreement to collaborate on creating 3D virtual warehouses, factories, and distribution centres, in support of accelerating advancements in autonomous technology for the material handling industry.12,21Full Details
SemtechElvexys, OikenSemtech has announced its collaboration with Elvexys and Oiken for an IoT-enabled sensor. Elvexys leverages Semtech’s LoRa devices and LoRaWAN connectivity to provide real-time data to Oiken’s supervision control room when a power grid failure is detected.12,21Full Details
SemtechICT InternationalSemtech Corporation announced that ICT International, an IoT solution provider for environmental applications, is leveraging Semtech’s LoRa devices and the LoRaWAN standard to improve urban forest management and carbon accounting.11,21Full Details
SemtechSAS and Town of Cary, North CarolinaSemtech has announced its collaboration with SAS and the Town of Cary, North Carolina. The alliance works towards improving the overall quality of life for its citizens, while faced with the challenge of minimizing environmental footprint, and reducing waste.11,21Full Details
SemtechTelkom IndonesiaSemtech announced that its IoT architecture provider, Everynet, is collaborating with telecommunications supplier, Telkom Indonesia, to provide an insulated vaccine carrier to track and monitor vaccine temperature to decrease waste, improve customer confidence and increase inoculation rates via a LoRaWAN network. 11,21Full Details
SenetHeliumSenet and Helium introduced new network visualization and planning tools to assist customers with deploying IoT solutions at scale across the United States. Through a previously announced network integration, Senet is providing its customers with LoRaWAN connectivity from Helium-compatible Hotspots under its Extended Coverage Services.12,21Full Details
SenetThingy IOTSenet and Thingy IOT have partnered to deliver carrier-grade LoRaWAN network services and Thingy AQ Wildfire and Air Quality Monitoring Systems across the Western US, to help monitor for wildfires. As part of the deal, Senet will verify interoperability of the Thingy AQ sensor, with its cloud-based network management platform, providing public agencies and firefighting organizations with a clear path to deploying and managing remote air quality sensors to help detect wildfires and monitor wildfire smoke. 11,21Full Details
SensiMLonsemiSensiML announced that it has teamed with onsemi to deliver a complete machine learning solution for autonomous sensor data processing and predictive modeling.11,21Full Details
SENSOROGraphcore systemsSENSORO has chosen Graphcore systems to deliver the AI compute behind its latest environmental and safety monitoring systems. Graphcore IPUs will power a range of SENSORO solutions, designed to help towns and cities become safer, greener places to live.12,21Full Details
Sequans CommunicationsEchoStar MobileSequans collaborates with EchoStar Mobile to add support for LTE Band 65 to its Cassiopeia LTE-Advanced platform. The deal enables Sequans to extend the capabilities of its Cassiopeia LTE platform to include B65, 90 MHz of spectrum that is primarily used for satellite or combined terrestrial/satellite services.12,21Full Details
Sequans CommunicationsGreen-GO DigitalSequans Communications announced that Green-GO Digital is using its Cassiopeia CB410L CBRS module to connect its new Beltpack Sports wireless intercom communications device. The Green-GO Beltpack Sports is designed to facilitate coach to coach communications in professional sports teams.12,21Full Details
Sequans CommunicationsKDDI, NTT DOCOMOSequans Communications announced the completion of interoperability testing of its Monarch 2 GM02S module with NTT DOCOMO and KDDI, two of Japan’s largest mobile operators. Monarch 2 GM02S is based on Sequans’ second-generation Monarch 2 platform, which is an LTE-M/NB-IoT chip designed to support massive IoT applications including meters, trackers, sensors, and wearables. 12,21Full Details
Siemens MobilityRazorSecureSiemens Mobility and RazorSecure have signed a cooperation agreement to provide Rolling Stock operators worldwide with enhanced rail cybersecurity monitoring solutions. The deal also ensures that digitalisation provides benefits and adequate protection against cyber-attacks.11,21Full Details
SigfoxCAR-LITE, SpainSigfox and CAR-LITE have launched a new smart beacon model based on IoT technology and Sigfox 0G network. The new beacon has been designed and developed by CAR-LITE. Its technology will enable automatic alerts to be sent to the relevant road safety authorities and will precisely geolocate the location of damaged vehicles, without the need for an Internet connection, Wi-Fi, or SIM cards.12,21Full Details
SigfoxSerammEco-startup GreenCityZen has selected Sigfox to connect 5,000 drains (entry points into the river network) on the Marseille Metropole sanitation department (Seramm). The technology from Sigfox allows Seramm to retrieve data from sensor-equipped gutters to improve their performance and reduce the number of interventions. 11,21Full Details
StcSensoneoStc has partnered with Sensoneo to provide customers in Saudi Arabia with reliable and easy-to-deploy smart waste management technology. The smart waste management technology uses smart ultrasonic sensors embedded with stc narrowband internet of things (NB-IoT) SIMs to monitor waste levels, pick up the status and real-time temperature of bins.11,21Full Details
ST EngineeringhiSky, IsraelST Engineering has invested in hiSky Ltd., a developer and provider of affordable and agile satellite IoT networks and solutions, with participation from SDF (Strategic Development Fund), the investment arm of Tawazun Holding, and hiSky’s existing shareholders. The investment in hiSky enables ST Engineering’s satellite communications business, ST Engineering iDirect, to leverage the former’s cost-effective and easy-to-install IoT network. 12,21Full Details
ST EngineeringSmart City projects in Kaohsiung City, Rio de JaneiroST Engineering announced that it has secured new international Smart City projects in smart mobility and IoT in Kaohsiung City and Rio de Janeiro, further reinforcing its strengths in helping cities to solve urban challenges through technology and innovation. These projects add to its global track record of more than 700 smart city projects across over 130 cities.11,21Full Details
Tata ElxsiGreen Hills SoftwareTata Elxsi and Green Hills Software have collaborated for a Driver Monitoring System (DMS) platform that combines advanced DMS software (V.O.E.O.S.Y.S) and AUTOSAR Adaptive from Tata Elxsi integrated with the safe and secure INTEGRITY real-time operating system (RTOS) from Green Hills Software optimized to run on the latest families of automotive-grade microprocessors. 11,21Full Details
Telefonica Tech ContazaraTelefonica Tech and Contazara will deploy 130,000 smart meters for the public utility. This first phase is the start of Canal de Isabel II’s planned total mass roll-out plan, which will see it install approximately 650,000 water meters with integrated NB-IoT communication over the next three years.12,21Full Details
Telefonica Tech GepromTelefonica Tech has signed a contract for the acquisition of Geprom, a technology-based engineering company headquartered in Spain. With this transaction, Telefonica Tech will strengthen the capabilities of its IoT and big data division, and enhance the company’s positioning in the key industrial sector.12,21Full Details
TelitWEGTelit has partnered with WEG, in a deal that will use Telit’s FN980m module for connectivity testing in its Open Lab WEG/ V2COM project, conducted in partnership with the Brazilian Agency for Industrial Development (ABDI) and the National Telecommunications Agency (Anatel).11,21Full Details
ViasatInmarsatViasat and Inmarsat have entered into a definitive agreement under which Viasat will acquire Inmarsat in a transaction valued at €6.36 billion. The complementary assets and resources of the new organisation will enable the availability of advanced new services in mobile and fixed segments, driving greater customer choice in broadband communications and narrowband services, including the internet of things.11,21Full Details
VodafoneVMwareVodafone has extended its alliance with VMware to accelerate the roll-out of new digital services, using one scaled platform for networks and IT systems across Europe. This allows Vodafone to implement and manage new software, applications, and processes across any mobile infrastructure and any cloud.11,21Full Details
VuzixVerizonVuzix announced that it has entered into an agreement with Verizon to leverage the power of Verizon’s 5G and edge computing technologies to deliver augmented reality (AR) experience for sports and gaming.12,21Full Details
Waterfall SecurityNanolock SecurityWaterfall and NanoLock partner to deliver advanced OT security for energy utilities and industrial internet of things (IIoT) deployments worldwide. The deal unites NanoLock’s zero-trust¸ device-level protection and management of IIoT and OT devices with Waterfall’s unidirectional security gateways, to safely deploy and manage the latest IIoT technologies in industrial and OT networks.11,21Full Details
Yokogawa ElectricPXiSE Energy SolutionsYokogawa Electric has acquired outstanding shares of PXiSE Energy Solutions, to deliver reliable and stable power by managing renewables and distributed energy resources (DERs) in real-time. Through this acquisition, Yokogawa will build on its capabilities in the monitoring and control of power generation facilities and assist customers in the power transmission and distribution sectors to meet their clean energy goals.12,21Full Details

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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.

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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

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