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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Measure for growth – what are the right metrics for every IoT stage?

Your focus naturally shifts according to which stage of your journey you’re at, writes Pilgrim Beart the chief executive of DevicePilot, so ensuring you’re always focused on the right things is the key to becoming established on a successful growth trajectory.

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How will connectivity cope in a market that’s larger-than-webscale?

The world’s population is 7.7bn people and that’s the total addressable market for providing mobile or fixed connections to human customers. It’s a big market and it focuses on relatively high value services with at least reasonable margins per month. That margin availability underpins the ability to sell to, configure and bring customers on-board in

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2019 is showtime for IoT as today’s thousands of devices become millions

At the dawn of the Internet of Things, it was routinely projected that IoT would be a market of billions of devices. In fact, most predicted there would be tens of billions of connections live by the dawn of next decade. Back in 2011, Ericsson’s then-CEO Hans Vestberg estimated that there would be 50 billion

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Why most AGV and mobile robot companies are not ready for 2019

The promise of automation prototypes has rarely been fulfilled. Great conceptual product rarely makes it a commercially viable automation solution, says automation consultant, Steve Derby.

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How do you make money and progress in IoT? Start by being ‘customer-aligned’

The first person I ran into at last week’s IoT Solutions World Congress 2018 in Barcelona was an old friend of IoT Now’s who shall remain nameless. He looked exhausted. I had arrived a few hours after him on the first day.

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IoT, embedded systems need a unique approach to testing

Jason Chandralal, general manager – product engineering services at Happiest Minds, says that IoT could be one of the biggest testing opportunities ever, but it needs to evolve and be automated to meet the unprecedented demands on it.

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Smart cities will shape the future of autonomous vehicles

We talk a lot about how connected cars and autonomous vehicles are going to shape smart cities, but that’s looking through the wrong end of the binoculars, writes Annie Turner. Cities are going to have a profound impact on the automotive industry in future.

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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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Delivering safer and efficient transport with IoT

Ensuring the safety of staff should be of prime importance for fleet managers. Injuries and deaths can occur because of unsafe weather and road and operating conditions. But Internet of Things (IoT) systems can change things for the better. Here, Antony Savvas looks at some solutions.

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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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Flat rate, plug and play connectivity opens up IoT for massive growth

1NCE burst onto the IoT connectivity scene at this year’s Mobile World Congress with a compelling flat rate offer of up to 500MB for ten years for €10. George Malim looks behind the headline to understand how the company will deliver on this offer At first glance, a simple, flat rate, long term connectivity offering

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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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Factories with a mind of their own

That’s right, machines don’t just analyse data but can talk to humans like other humans would. Except, as L&T Technology Services says, they can move from talking like a layperson to spitting the kind of intelligence Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking are known for.

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IoT leaves Trough of Disillusionment as operators figure out ‘how to build a network and a business’

For about two years the Internet of Things (IoT) has been in what Gartner’s Hypecycle refers to as the ‘Trough of Disillusionment’. So say three InterDigital executives talking to Jeremy Cowan of IoT Now at Mobile World Congress (#MWC18) in Barcelona.

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IoT Now listed in world’s Top 20 Industrial IoT blogs by ORBCOMM

IoT Now has been listed today in ORBCOMM‘s Top 20 Industrial IoT Blogs. As Internet of Things (IoT) technology continues to evolve and new innovations are born, there are innumerable bloggers reporting on the latest trends in the industrial IoT landscape.

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