The Future of Bluetooth is Faster, More Flexible, and Sounds Great: An Introduction to Bluetooth 5.1 and 5.2

Even though the specification for Bluetooth 5.0 hit the market not that long ago, there are two updates that have important features that will impact the future of wireless design. With many engineering teams just beginning to work regularly with Bluetooth 5.0, it may be intimidating to think about also getting up to speed on

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How IoT at the Edge will accelerate Digital Transformation

The need to increase efficiency, performance and return on large-scale industrial and manufacturing production processes has never been more evident. Meaningful, actionable data-driven insights are the bedrock of progressive strategies to optimise existing assets, extract maximum value, and integrate emerging technologies. When more distributed devices connect, and IoT permeates every aspect of life, the edge

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Manufacturers’ understanding of IoT’s value drops 14% in one year: Study finds

Despite almost two-thirds (63%) of manufacturers running at reduced capacity over the past year, the Internet of Things (IoT) still wasn’t able to make its long-awaited transition from intention to adoption in 2020.

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Business-Critical IoT Connectivity Solutions: Key Management Challenges A Beecham Report

Businesses are becoming more reliant on their IoT connectivity as services evolve, with greater emphasis on overall cost reductions as well as increasing revenue expectations. It is one thing to select the most appropriate IoT connectivity to fulfill the needs of an IoT project, quite another to manage it in the field. This is especially

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6G to consider society’s requirements: A voice from NGMN MNOs across the world

The Next Generation Mobile Networks (NGMN) alliance published its first 6G White Paper “6G Drivers and Vision”. While various views have already been shared by many organisations in industry and academia, says Quan Zhao, one of the three NGMN 6G project co-leads, and a senior member of technical staff in the Future Mobile Technology Lab, China Mobile.

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Securing the IoT begins with Zero-Touch Provisioning at Scale

What’s the largest roadblock to realising the promise of the Internet of Things? For many organizations, the obstacle delaying widespread deployments is the strategy for onboarding the necessary edge resources for a lifetime of secured operation.The solution is best addressed through a coordinated effort by domain experts. This paper presents such a solution, delivered by

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How to co-ordinate patient healthcare with connected medical devices

The pandemic has had a major impact in accelerating and shaping the changes that will transform the healthcare landscape far into the future. Investment in new technologies, applications and devices that assist in fighting infections, improving social care, helping citizens lead healthy lives and avoid hospitalisation is progressing rapidly. Using connected medical devices to monitor

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The critical role of wireless connectivity for public EV charging points

Governments are mandating zero carbon emission targets, which require mass adoption of electric vehicles. To meet targets, costs need to come down and charging issues must be addressed. This will require a massive increase in the number of charge points over the next decade to keep pace with sales of EVs (electric vehicles). As electric

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The IoT Connectivity Cookbook – Recipes for IoT success

Looking for the recipe to IoT success? This fun and light-hearted eBook looks at some of the IoT use cases today’s enterprises are launching, and how to streamline their route to success. Offering the ingredients, recipes and methodology for an IoT banquet, it includes a step-by-step guide to: • Global connectivity: Something traditional networks can’t

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Smart Meters Report: Smart utilities target more than metering

Meters used to be focused only on counting consumption. As such, they were a cost for utilities, but a smart meter can not only provide much richer consumption and generation information but also enable the business cases of partners.George Malim reports on smart meter developments and uptake and finds there are new opportunities for utilities

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eSIM Market Report: Can eSIM be the enabler of massive IoT connectivity?

By 2025, GSMA Intelligence forecasts the total number of IoT connections will grow to 25.2 billion. Breaking these numbers down, Ericsson projects 5.2 billion cellular IoT connections also by 2025. This means that, by the mid-2020s, cellular IoT connections are expected to number more than 60% of mobile handset subscriptions and growing faster. The largest

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Will cellular private networks power enterprise IoT?

The coming of 5G and the robust, high-capacity bandwidth of LTE is attracting organisations to cellular options for high-speed private networks. In this issue of Tech Trends, editor George Malim and Transforma Insights founding partner Matt Hatton, explore why enterprises are looking at mobile private networks (MPNs) and how the market is developing to serve

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German enterprises embrace intelligent automation amid pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has driven more German enterprises to adopt intelligent automation technologies such as robotic process automation and artificial intelligence, according to a new report published by Information Services Group (ISG), a global technology research and advisory firm.

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How 5G will turbocharge IoT growth

5G is bringing new rich streaming services to the cell phone market, catering for massive increases in broadband use. At the same time, it is set to transform the IoT market, bringing both rich new data services as well as enabling huge new volumes of connected devices. While there is a natural limit to the

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How to find the perfect connectivity provider for your Energy or Utilities management solution

The internet of things has transformed the entire energy and utilities sector from production through distribution. However, the industry has varying connectivity needs for different types of energy sources and for different aspects of energy and utilities management. Companies designing remote tank monitoring systems don’t need the same things from their connectivity service as companies

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Appetite for all categories of LPWAN is growing

Does LoRaWAN really meet more IoT connectivity needs more of the time? The low power wide area network (LPWAN) field has become increasingly crowded with options such as narrowband IoT (NB-IoT), Sigfox and LoRaWAN all available to connect IoT devices. These technologies meet the needs of many IoT applications because of their low cost, global

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