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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IoT platform revenue to grow 20% in 2020, despite global COVID-19 pandemic

A new study from Juniper Research has found that IoT platform revenue will reach $66 billion (€60 billion) in 2020; rising from $55 billion (€50 billion) in 2019. This represents an annual rise of 20%.

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Why 5G IoT demands an entirely new type of network

As 5G rollouts finally get underway, the business case challenges for operators are becoming very clear. In the build-up to deployment the key focus was on enabling new revenue streams for operators and new services for enterprises. Now, however, in order to support enterprise and IoT applications effectively, a completely different approach to planning, deploying

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A guide to security by design for IoT

With the IoT expected to be worth over $200 billion by 2024 and many more industries deploying the technology, an inconsistent understanding of the security of these connected devices has become an unprecedented risk to IoT networks, leaving them vulnerable to attacks from malicious hackers. The call to make IoT more secure is increasingly pertinent

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IoT connections to reach 83 billion by 2024

A new study from Juniper Research found that the total number of IoT connections will reach 83 billion by 2024, rising from 35 billion connections in 2020. This represents a growth of 130% over the next 4 years. The research identified the industrial sector as a key driver of this growth. It forecast that this expansion will

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Device Management Platforms, a critical layer as managed IoT devices reach billions

The total number of managed IoT devices will reach 4 billion in 2026. Are we underestimating the sheer size and scale of IoT devices that need to be managed through Device Management Platforms? Sophisticated cyber-attacks, the growing role of IoT in mission-critical processes, securing enterprise infrastructure and the diversity and rapid expansion of connected devices

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What separates success from failure? Insight report reveals why only 12% of IoT projects are fully successful

74% of companies consider their IoT projects to be unsuccessful and only 12% of IoT projects are seen as fully successful.Where are things going wrong?An in-depth study conducted by leading analysts, Beecham Research, sought to understand Why IoT Projects Fail and what to do about it.This insight report reveals the key findings from numerous sources

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Why 0G is the network of the future for smart cities

According to a recent report, 71% of Internet of Things (IoT) adopters in the public sector reported cost savings, and 70% said IoT solutions had improved their visibility into organsational operations. From sanitation to safety, says Jeremy Prince, president of Sigfox USA, IoT applications allow for better insight into how and where municipal resources should

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Why enterprises are choosing eSIM for simple and flexible global IoT connectivity

The pace of cellular connections is poised to accelerate radically as 5G and massive IoT become mainstream when the number of connections is expected to exceed 10 billion by 2030. This era will see smart cities, logistics and advanced automotive applications become routine and the sheer volume of connections means today’s approaches to connecting devices

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Can cellular technology become the basis for Industrial IoT?

Cellular connectivity will build a role across the three domains of industrial IoT. Cellular networks have had limited success in addressing the needs of the industrial sector. While they have been relatively successful in supporting wide-area use cases such as fleet management and asset-tracking they have not penetrated the in-building or campus domains. The telecoms

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eSIM, private networks and IoT are driving Automotive OEMs towards digital transformation

The automotive industry is undergoing massive transformation, from disruptive business models to a lingering wish list of connectivity demands, the future looks bright, albeit challenging. One solution to the connectivity hurdle could be electronic Subscriber Identity Modules (eSIMs). In an exclusive interview with Damien Stephens, the associate vice president, mobility and IoT at Tata Communications,

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IoT Now Guide to Digital Transformation

IoT Now Magazine (ISSN 2397-2793) explores the evolving opportunities and challenges facing service providers across this sector. Our exclusive interviews pass on the key lessons learned by industry leaders in next gen Machine-to-Machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) services. In this issue: In this issue: TALKING HEADS: Bernd Gross, the CTO of Software AG, shares his vision

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Guide to Edge Computing: The next frontier for Telecoms Service Providers

The global edge computing market is expected to reach $6.72 billion by 2022. The dependence on cloud, the reliance on internet connectivity and the enormous growth and potential of the IoT are some of the key factors driving Telecoms towards the edge. Edge computing and Telecom’s position as a key player in this emerging architecture

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Ensuring connectivity when going global

With many more ‘things’ being connected as part of the IoT, one of the most critical obstacles facing enterprises is ensuring ‘always on’ connectivity for their devices. In the case of service providers and device OEMs, who may have global operations and where being connected is closely related to the service they offer – no

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Where are the missing 41 billion IoT devices?

Cisco predicted that 50 billion devices would be connected by 2020 and, despite the enthusiasm for IoT, we are still massively short of this with current estimates at around 9 billion. Research indicates that this is primarily due to IoT projects being more challenging than anticipated, with 60% of organisations saying they underestimated the complexity

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