Sim Local announces appointment of head of eSim business development

Sim Local has appointed long-standing industry expert, Marcus Sly, as its head of eSIM business development. Marcus brings extensive knowledge and experience of the telecommunications sector, having worked in the industry for over 23 years.

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Life Lessons: Dodging the dockyard, Waite aligned with people first and found business usually follows

Career openings in computer software were non-existent when Gary Waite, head of eSIM Strategy at Sim Local, started job hunting. He’s since travelled the world and learned to get to know people’s objective then find a way to work together.

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CEO Guide to remote monitoring 2020

Remote monitoring has always been one of the subsets of IoT likely to gain traction rapidly because the business benefit that it provides is easy to understand. There are clear transformational, organisational, safety and profitability advantages that can be used to justify investment. However, until 2020, remote monitoring had lacked a catalyst, writes George Malim.

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BSS research uncovers gains that could reap big operator rewards

Commissioned by MDS Global, a research report by telecoms analyst house STL Partners has revealed that fully embracing digital business support systems could enable operators and service providers to unlock a 34% boost to their current profit margins for enterprise services. The report The Digital BSS Dividend says that digitising BSS systems will allow operators to increase EBIT profit margins

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IoT device management and its role in facilitating IoT deployments at scale

Organisations across the globe are engaged in targeted efforts to assemble moving parts in a digital ecosystem, as Internet of Things (IoT) adoption continues to rise. According to the Visual Networking Index (VNI) released by Cisco in 2018, the number of devices connected to the internet may hit 30 billion by 2020.

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Vodafone Business and Landis+Gyr partner to make green energy management smart with the IoT

Landis+Gyr, a global provider of integrated energy management solutions for the utility sector, and Vodafone Business, a provider in IoT with over 100 million connections worldwide, have formed a new strategic global agreement.

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Improving data security will create the next IoT boom

The security of the internet of things (IoT) remains a key barrier to its proliferation. Research analysed by Business Insider found that 44% of American consumers were “very concerned” about the possibility of information and privacy leaks becoming a reality when it comes to their connected devices, indicating the scale of the concern, says Jocelyn Brown, freelance

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Ericsson buys Cradlepoint for wireless Edge WAN solutions in US$1.1bn deal

Ericsson has agreed to acquire Cradlepoint, the US-based specialist in Wireless Edge WAN 4G and 5G Enterprise solutions. The investment is key to Ericsson’s ongoing strategy of capturing market share in the rapidly expanding 5G Enterprise space.

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How connected teddy bears, coffee makers and cars are challenging security teams

In a new Palo Alto Networks study, technology leaders have acknowledged they need to step up security to face an IoT influx.Smart teddy bears, implanted heart monitors, electric cars and other connected devices are regularly connecting to corporate networks, prompting technology leaders to warn that significant action should be taken to prevent these devices from

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Podcast 5: Smart homes revolution is coming!

Brand new connected home over IP (CHIP) standards from the Zigbee Alliance are set to give frustrated smart home owners the ease of use, security, and interoperability they demand. But not before Jeremy Cowan and his guests Steve Hanna of Infineon and journalist Dave Howell tackle the messy issues of Elon Musk and pigs’ brains,

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Sigfox and Cube Infrastructure Managers create DACH-wide partnership in IoT infrastructure

Sigfox, the global 0G network and cloud provider for industrial data, has announced a new strategic alliance with Cube Infrastructure Managers (Cube), through the sale of its German 0G network to Cube.

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Partner Ecosystem Management platform for CSPs launched by Subex to fast track new service launches

Subex, a specialist in Digital Trust, has launched its Partner Ecosystem Management platform. This is designed to allow communication service providers (CSPs) to accelerate their digital services portfolio expansion.

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Virtualised 5G content delivery network solution launched by Varnish Software

Varnish Software, a provider of high-performance digital content distribution systems, today launched a new 5G-ready content delivery network (CDN). This reportedly enables customers to build new services that harness the power of 5G and mobile edge computing (MEC).

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Nokia expands 4G footprint of Azerbaijan’s Azercell

Nokia has expanded the 4G footprint of Azerbaijan-based mobile operator, Azercell Telecom, with the installation of its AirScale 4G base stations at more than 1,400 sites across the country.

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IoT Smart Selector helps developers find the best battery for their application

Saft has developed a new Smart Battery Selector online tool that enables developers to evaluate the best battery choice to energise their Internet of things (IoT) applications.

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Intelligent connectivity enables IoT visionaries to disrupt and collapse traditional business models

Intelligent connectivity is set to enable devices to connect to the internet everywhere with minimised complexity. Nick Earle, the chief executive of Eseye, tells George Malim that this is the piece of the disruptive jigsaw that IoT has been missing. Flexible access to different mobile network providers according to location, application and device needs will

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