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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Project UFOund: Improving hospital logistics with IoT

UMC Utrecht uses tags and decentralised mesh network to enable on-demand dispatched equipment Not knowing where things are, can be inconvenient at best. In hospitals, not having wheelchairs, beds and infusion pumps available at the right time can impede the required daily care. But as patients are frequently on the move, says Liam van Koert,

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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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Conserving water in Qatar

The nations of the Arabian Peninsula are well aware of the need to preserve and protect water as an extremely scarce natural resource. They lead the world in the installation of seawater desalination systems and the regeneration and reuse of wastewater. The City of Qatar is responsible for the planning, design, contracting, construction and management

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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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Automotive and insurance services set to lead megascale IoT deployment

As global director of Vodafone IoT, Stefano Gastaut leads the mobile operator’s Internet of Things (IoT) business unit and is responsible for driving its IoT growth, business strategy, products and profit and loss at a global level, including for the Vodafone Automotive business. Prior to this role, Gastaut was chief executive of Vodafone Egypt, which

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The Entries are in! Here are the shortlisted nominees for the IoT Global Awards 2018

Thursday February 22nd, 2018: Finally, the news that many of you have been anxiously awaiting! The shortlist of Nominees for the IoT Global Awards 2018 have been announced and these are being assessed by our global VIP panel of independent judges.

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A Week in IoT: How secure are your devices, and your elderly?

Well, this week’s themes are BIG. Fundamental flaws in chip security are affecting all kinds of IoT devices, and big players like Intel and Apple are in the frame as they scramble to patch the problem. ‘Does the IoT have the device management tools needed to fix this?’ asks Jeremy Cowan. One analyst doubts it.

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Smart grid provider turns to CyanConnode Omni IoT technology to provide flexible, cost effective communications platform

HM Power, a system integrator based in Sweden, provides smart metering and smart grid solutions to virtually all Swedish utilities. The company has an established customer base of approximately 650,000 smart meters and now has approximately 30% of the Ring Main Unit and advanced fault indication equipment market in Sweden. Following a Parliamentary Bill mandating

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A Week in IoT: Smart cities, elephants and manifestos

Funny how things turn out sometimes. I was scheduled to meet Silver Spring Networks‘ exec Brian McGuigan this week at Smart Summit 2017 in London so I thought I’d do my homework on what they’d been up to lately, only to discover that they’d been taken over that day by Itron.

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LPWAN panel says the tech’s success lies in the business case

A key feature of the LPWAN World Forum held in London (November 10-11), were the stimulating expert panels. As Jeremy Cowan reports, the speakers opted to focus on the business case for low-power wide area networks (LPWAN) more than the technology. 

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Smart cities may soon have vital IoT integration architecture, to make them smart and cities

Let’s be honest. For now, smart cities are seldom truly ‘smart’, and often aren’t full cities. They’re still more a goal than a reality – apart from this the name’s OK. Well, all that may be about to change, says Jeremy Cowan.

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Do you need a crazy, IT-addicted mayor to develop a smart city?

A high-level network operator panel was assembled on Day One of M2M World Congress 2016 in London last week. Moderated by Tom Rebbeck, research director at Analysys Mason, it covered operators’ future roles and the proposed need for a “crazy, IT-addicted mayor” when creating smart cities.

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Parkeon opts for Sierra Wireless modules to enable connectivity in new smart parking systems

Mobile World Congress, Barcelona & London, UK –  Parkeon, a global provider of parking, transit and urban mobility solutions, has selected Sierra Wireless‘s (NASDAQ:SWIR) (TSX:SW) AirPrime® HL Series embedded modules to enable cellular connectivity in smart parking deployments worldwide.

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LPRS chosen by Link Labs to distribute LoRa-based IoT connectivity products, names new MD

LPRS (Low Power Radio Solutions), worldwide radio specialists supplying high reliability wireless solutions, has been appointed by Link Labs to sell its market leading LoRaTM  range of wireless modules and gateways.

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IoT Global Network launches to promote business development for the Internet of Things

A new online resource dedicated to the Internet of Things (IoT) has been launched to provide transparency and promote business development for the IoT market. The IoT Global Network is described as “The definitive global M2M company, product and services showcase”,  listing more than 600 specialist companies worldwide, and over 500 M2M communication enabler products.

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