5G tipping point: Industry and consumers lured with cheaper, smarter services

Ericsson landed on its corporate feet when it parachuted out of the GSMA’s Mobile World Congress last Friday. For the last few years, the network solutions provider has (like Huawei and a few others) hosted Pre-MWC Briefings for media and analysts in key markets, in an attempt to catch attention ahead of the pandemonium in

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Power generation in Russia: IoT predictive analytics saves lives not just profits

In western Europe you may think of security of power supply in terms of keeping the regulator happy and avoiding fines. In the extreme cold of Russia and Kazakhstan says Jeremy Cowan, the focus is on saving lives by avoiding unexpected shutdowns in power generation. 

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Struggling with Digital Transformation? Meet the experts at ‘The Evolving Enterprise’

Experienced executives in many sectors will tell you that today they face their toughest business challenges ever. Even leaders in successful and well-established enterprises are concerned at what the third decade of the millennium holds for them. Lean new competitors are entering the market, they enjoy lower operating expenses and are using disruptive technologies to tear up the rule

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Hands up who’s making money in 5G? And who’s not?

A WEEK IN IoT – 5G is starting strong, says Huawei. The company’s deputy chairman, Ken Hu, told its annual Mobile Broadband Forum (#MBBF) in Zurich, Switzerland last week that 5th Generation mobile communications “arrived faster than expected,” and that there are now 40 carriers in more than 20 countries supporting 136 different 5G-enabled devices.

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It’s confirmed: IoT is under cyberattack

A WEEK IN IoT — Hosting a lively webinar debate yesterday on LTE-M with Aeris and IoT Analytics, I couldn’t help noticing, says Jeremy Cowan, editorial director of IoT Now, how often the audience asked questions on how to secure the Internet of Things. It bore out the results of a new five-country survey.

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Mobileum to acquire roaming, fraud and revenue management company WeDo Technologies

Two specialists in roaming, revenue assurance, and fraud management are joining forces to strengthen their solutions and support for the telecommunications industry. Cupertino, California-based Mobileum Inc., a global provider of analytics-based roaming and risk management solutions, is to acquire WeDo Technologies.

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CEO tells IoT Now why Hansen Tech is buying Sigma for £89.4mn

In a cash-only deal announced today, Hansen Technologies, based in Australia, is to acquire Canada’s Sigma Systems for CAN$157 million. The deal took market watchers by surprise and in an exclusive interview with IoT Now, Tim Spencer, CEO of Sigma describes what led to the deal. 

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Oz-based Hansen Tech snaps up Sigma to build create-sell-deliver software for telcos, media and high-tech firms

Global provider of catalogue-driven software, Sigma Systems, announced today that it is being acquired by Hansen Technologies for an undisclosed sum. Hansen is a specialist in billing, data management and customer care solutions for the energy, water, pay-TV, and telecommunications industries.

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Parking aids and wearable heart monitors among the start-ups in new accelerator

(A WEEK IN IoT) – All too often we, and the wider media, become a little obsessed with the activities of the corporate giants. I’m just as guilty as anyone, says Jeremy Cowan, and I can tell you I’ve given myself a stern talking to.

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Connected cars draw crowds in Barcelona, but the industry is focused on 5G V2X

As one wag put it at last year’s Mobile World Congress, “There sure are a load of mobile phones at this car show.” While drivers focused on the cars in Barcelona this year, the industry has been diving into the details of vehicle autonomy. And, as with so much at MWC19, says Jeremy Cowan, 5th

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Trump and Huawei exert opposing pressures on US allies’ 5G telecom investments

THE WEEK IN 5G – The ding dong battle over the acceptability, or otherwise, of Huawei’s involvement in national 5G infrastructure projects is intensifying, says Jeremy Cowan.

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The Week in IoT: Samsung invests US$22bn, Sierra swats analysts with results, and Siemens splashes the cash

It’s been quite a week for the tech sector. Some vendors are betting the farm to catch up or just to find a niche in the Internet of Things. Others are smirking as they see a return on earlier IoT investments. Jeremy Cowan reports from a volatile marketplace.

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As Samsung and Swann IoT apps breached, when will we confront our security flaws?

On Thursday, security flaws were revealed within the firmware of Samsung‘s SmartThings Hub. Cisco Talos issued a blog on multiple vulnerabilities. As Jeremy Cowan reports, this is not the only IoT security flaw exposed recently. No surprise then, that enterprises are getting twitchy about the security of their future IIoT services.

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India can teach the world four lessons for the future of smart metering, says Cronin

Smart metering is being rolled out in many advanced economies but this is one of those times when lessons may best be learned from an emerging economy, in this case India. In this exclusive interview, Jeremy Cowan talks to John Cronin, executive chairman of CyanConnode, about the lessons of interoperability, security, simplicity and collaboration.

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WKM appoints Annie Turner as Editor of IoT Now Transport as the brand expands

WKM Global, the publisher of IoT-Now.com and sister site, IoTNowTransport.com, has appointed Annie Turner to the newly-created post of Editor of IoT Now Transport.

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EXCLUSIVE: Director of Alibaba Cloud unveils the company’s strategy for entering the telecoms industry

The new partnership of China-based cloud service provider, Alibaba Cloud and telecoms software provider, ZTEsoft will inevitably bring new products to the market for telecom network operators.

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