Broadband Forum unveils self-certification program to boost connected homes

Broadband Forum has launched its User Services Platform (USP) Agent Certification Program. It aims to provide assurance and confidence for service providers and consumer electronics companies looking to generate new revenues from Internet of Things (IoT) services, cloud-based business models, and Wi-Fi and security management.

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Connecterra wins record funding as COVID shows food supply weakness

Breed Reply, a European investor in early-stage Internet of Things (IoT) businesses, has increased its investment in Dutch agritech company, Connecterra. As part of its Series B funding round, Connecterra has secured €7.8 million from existing investors, Breed Reply and Sistema, alongside new investors including AgTech specialists ADM Capital, French food safety enterprise Kersia Group

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Verizon partners with Digital Catapult to create 5G immersive accelerator

Verizon has joined forces with Digital Catapult, the UK-based advanced digital technology innovation centre, to launch an immersive accelerator programme to develop innovative 5G solutions for enterprises.

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Eurotech announces software qualification of Everyware Software Framework with AWS IoT Core

Eurotech – a company that designs, develops, and deploys hardware, software, services and solutions for the Internet of Things (IoT) – is extending its commitment as a Select Technology Partner in the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Partner Network and announced the software qualification of the Eurotech Everyware Software Framework (ESF) with AWS IoT Core. Eurotech’s ESF allows

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National energy company HEP-Plin digitises gas meters in Croatia

HEP-Plin, part of the HEP Group, the national energy company in Croatia, is deploying Byte Lab retrofit smart devices powered by the Sigfox 0G network to digitise their gas meters. The deployment will be finalised by end of the year and marks one of the deployments of smart utilities solutions to date in Croatia.

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Nawa ultracapacitor integration aims to cut IoT device costs, boost efficiency

NAWA Technologies’ new ultracapacitors will, says the company, revolutionise the growing global market for Internet of Things (IoT) devices, offering huge benefits in operational lifetime, cost, efficiency, safety and environmental impact. 

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Managed smart metering to thrive as utilities max the value of smart grid investments

Berg Insight has found that the installed base of smart electricity and gas meters in Europe was 168.3 million in 2019. The installed base is forecast to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 8.9% to reach 280.4 million units in 2025.

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5G market is at the tipping point, says report

5G is considered as one of the market opportunities in the coming years, with large scale roll-out of infrastructures and rapid adoption of 5G devices and services. So says a new report by Cambridge, UK-based IDTechEx.

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Samsung provides one-stop foundry design environment with the launch of ‘SAFE™ CDP’

Samsung Electronics, a provider in advanced semiconductor technology, announced the launch of ‘Samsung Advanced Foundry Ecosystem (SAFE™) Cloud Design Platform (CDP)’ for fabless customers, in collaboration with Rescale, a provider in high performance computing (HPC) applications in the cloud.

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Cloud-native networking firm NetFoundry works with dtac on NaaS

NetFoundry, a specialist in providing zero trust, cloud native networking is partnerng with South Asian telecom operators, dtac. Together the companies are introducing a new network service to the industry called SmartConnect.

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Building responsible and trustworthy AI

As use of AI becomes even more pervasive, data scientists and organisations just ‘doing their best’ won’t be sufficient. Scott Zoldi, AI expert at FICO explains that with the rise of AI advocates, responsible AI will be the expectation and standard.

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Nintex expands cloud options for organisations in Asia Pacific

Nintex, the global standard for process management and automation, announced that in response to customer demand for cloud-based workflows its flagship process automation platform Nintex Workflow Cloud is available to organisations in Australia and New Zealand through a Microsoft Azure data centre in Victoria.

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Three questions network operators should ask about IoT security

There is no doubt that the COVID-19 pandemic put the reliability and security of communications networks under the spotlight as millions of people reverted to work, care, and learn from home, says Steve Buck, SVP product and operations, security business unit at Mobileum. Many have commented that out of necessity, the digital transformation of many industries

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CKH IOD to deploy CSG’s cloud-native, microservices-based online IoT charging

CSG reports that a new engagement with CKH Innovations Opportunities Development (CKH IOD), a unit of CK Hutchison’s telecom division. The deal will provide a cloud-native, microservices-based online charging solution for CKH IOD’s wholesale and Internet of Things (IoT) customers.

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PTC to advance IIoT across the enterprise with ThingWorx 9.0

PTC, has announced the upcoming release of the latest version of its ThingWorx Industrial IoT platform. Designed to accelerate Industrial IoT deployments across the enterprise value chain, ThingWorx 9.0 will deliver new and expanded features to help industrial companies create, implement, customise, and scale their solutions.

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Korean healthcare firm chooses Vonage to power smart healthcare solutions

Korea-based Insung Information, a healthcare solutions firm, has chosen Vonage , a global business cloud communications leader, to bring telehealth services to patients, medical professionals, and healthcare facilities in Korea.

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