The Evolution of Core Networks in the Age of IoT

Moving into IoT services is a foregone conclusion for most Mobile Operators, but the route to get there is far from clear, starting with the infrastructure itself. Some mobile operators are planning to hold onto their existing core infrastructure used for their mobile phone subscribers, and tack on IoT functionality. At a glance, this could

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Tomorrow’s smart connected products require smarter connectivity services today

One key fact is clear. Today’s enterprises do not necessarily have in-depth telecommunications expertise, and more than that – they shouldn’t need to in order to make a success of IoT initiatives. The IoT market has changed, with new needs that must be supported by Connectivity Management Platform (CMP) vendors on both the supply side

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How to find the perfect connectivity provider for your fleet management solution

Fleet management is a highly competitive market. If the key is to stand out, beat the competition and win more customers, then you’ll need vital support, flexibility and expertise from your connectivity provider. However, not every connectivity provider is well-equipped to tackle the most common challenges to scale. How do you determine what each connectivity

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Building a World-Class IoT Solution as a Service: How Telecom Argentina and Nokia Create Future Revenue Streams – analyst report

The enterprise IoT market is now developing rapidly, both in terms of numbers of businesses requiring IoT solutions, as well as in the greater sophistication of those solutions. This is because, for an increasing number of businesses, IoT is moving from ‘nice-to-have’ to strategic necessity. At the same time, enterprise use of IoT is broadening

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Innovative Connectivity Solutions – Internet of Things Use Cases

Internet of Things (IoT) and Market OpportunitiesInterconnecting everyday objects to the Internet through smart sensors. Internet of things (IoT) allows connected devices to be monitored and/or controlled from afar. Data are processed in real time without human interference. Such smart characteristics benefits businesses in loss prevention, resources efficiency, M2M communication, and more. Therefore, IoT is

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How to optimise for success – device management for IoT deployment

Excellent device management is critical to any Internet of Things (IoT) deployment, says Josh Taubenheim, an IoT analyst at the USbased IoT test and research organisation, MachNation. Here he describes the four requirements to consider when choosing an IoT device management vendor. The IoT device management (DM) space is one of the most important and

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How to secure your devices – IoT Now report

The issue of IoT security has been prevalent since the first things were being connected. This special report by IoT Now’s Antony Savvas considers how security technology has evolved and whether it is up to the job. The report looks at the market itself and what issues the industry has to address, including expert opinions

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eSIM delivers greater freedom for IoT OEMs – analyst report

Traditional SIM card restricts IoT growth for OEMs. The original SIM card (Subscriber Identity Module) – the plastic card inserted into your mobile phone to determine which network operator (MNO) your phone is assigned to – has essentially not changed much since it first came to the market in 1991. It has been well suited

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Simplified device design demands solutions not individual components – special report

IoT lives and dies on the success of the applications it enables. The first two decades have seen enormous efforts made to understand how all the complex and interrelated technologies can work together and interoperate to create the devices needed to enable the applications but now, as deployments hit significant scale, we’re entering a competitive

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CEO Guide to Remote Monitoring. Plus TELUS says smart city and transport solutions take off

Welcome to the IoT Now CEO Guide to Remote Monitoring & Asset Tracking 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

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IoT Connectivity Buyers Guide Report: How to shop for an IoT connectivity provider

Getting your first few connected devices to market can feel like a monumental accomplishment. Then scaling your deployment to thousands, tens of thousands, and hundreds of thousands of devices introduces a whole new set of challenges: from growing your service delivery and support teams, to introducing new and more advanced products and features, to managing

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IoT Security Regulation Report: Why it’s time to regulate to accelerate

IoT security regulation is needed to underpin market acceleration As volumes of IoT deployments scale-up, the question of security has never been more important, writes George Malim, the managing editor of IoT Now. We’ve looked on in horror at the well-known breaches such as the Jeep hack by Wired magazine and the Las Vegas Casino

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Extending battery life is an entry point to profitable IoT

Industry 4.0 is a leap into new revenue streams for today’s manufacturers, with the help of data, analytics and Artificial Intelligence. The drive towards efficient transmission of data has launched technologies such as NB-IoT and CAT-M, that allow for more intelligent data transmission and power consumption. Using these technologies, but taking them further still, floLIVE

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NB-IoT vs LTE-M: Which is the best choice for your IoT application?

Time is running out as 2G and 3G networks gradually sunset across the world, forcing many legacy use cases to be transferred to new connectivity technology. NB-IoT and LTE-M have entered the market as two new network technologies created for enabling global IoT connectivity and capable of supporting LPWAN (Low Power Wide Area Networks) technology.

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How to make a strategic choice when selecting the right cellular connectivity partner

Connectivity is a fundamental component of an IoT solution. Early in their IoT journey device manufacturers and vertical solution providers often leave the connectivity choice to their customers. This causes significant, complex integration issues and frequent troubleshooting when working with multiple mobile network operators. Connectivity is not just a means for exchanging data, it is

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Smart metering in 2020 and beyond – what’s next?

With renewable generation on the rise, the impact of energy efficiency programmes on power consumption and society’s drive towards electric vehicles, traditional utilities have been forced to reconsider their future strategies as the energy sector slowly embraces transformation. The rapid development of new technologies for the Internet of Things (IoT) has had a major impact

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