IoT integration takes centre stage in the smart homes market

As the use of the Internet of Things (IoT) picks up pace, the adoption of smart home devices is steadily increasing. By 2023, the average UK smart home will have 50 connected devices, according to Marc Allera, the CEO of BT‘s consumer division.

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Improving accessibility for people living with a disability

The emergence of the Internet of Things (IoT) has offered many societal benefits, and has undoubtedly improved our overall quality of life. Statistics show that by the end of 2018, there were an estimated 22 billion IoT-connected devices in use worldwide, and this number has only grown since, says Jocelyn Brown.

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InterDigital joins Indian industry bodies to support 5G and 6G R&D

InterDigital, Inc., a mobile and video technology research and development company, has become a member of two Indian standards and industry bodies. These are the Telecommunications Standards Development Society, India (TSDI) and Broadband India Forum (BIF).

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Case study: Sophisticated IoT platform for billions of connected fridges

The challenge A meal subscription provider decided to extend their services with intelligent connected fridges to supply office staff with fresh food and nutritious snacks during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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IoT takes a village: The era of the ecosystem

I often talk about the “new product mindset” the importance of developing products and services with the cumulative lifetime value they will generate in mind, compared to just the immediate value delivered on launch day.

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Life Lessons: Dodging the dockyard, Waite aligned with people first and found business usually follows

Career openings in computer software were non-existent when Gary Waite, head of eSIM Strategy at Sim Local, started job hunting. He’s since travelled the world and learned to get to know people’s objective then find a way to work together.

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North American wearables market grows 10% as selling prices take a hit, says Canalys

The value of North America’s wearable band market in Q2 2020 remained flat year-on-year at US$2 billion (€1 billion), despite shipments growing 10% annually.

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COVID-19 causes wearable shipments to fall 27mn against forecast

Wearables have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic because consumer interest in buying non-essential devices has dropped in the first quarter of 2020, along with the issues associated with a hampered supply chain.

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Contact tracing in industry: Why we need ultra-precise Wi-Fi-based local positioning systems

As we consider re-opening broader segments of society in the wake of COVID-19, it is imperative that we implement comprehensive “Test and Trace” schemes, especially for industrial and commercial spaces, says Vikram Pavate, CEO of Locix Inc. While various testing methods are being scaled successfully, the current contact tracing process is manual, tedious and inefficient.

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Will 2020 be the year home IoT cyber attacks get serious?

When it comes to disruptive change, the emergence of the smart home is driving demographic, economic, and technological advancement as never before, says David P. Maher, executive VP and chief technology officer of Intertrust. This application of IoT, where private households and the devices that run them are connected to the internet, is creating an

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Start-up support and plenty of new partner moves aim to make IoT work

In his latest ecosystem column, Antony Savvas charts a blockbuster first couple months of the year, involving both new companies and well-established ones.

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LoRAWAN starter kit for agriculture launched with cloud access

A kit usually simplifies a proof of concept, as the time-consuming assembly of individual components is no longer necessary. Here, three Agriculture LoRaWAN kits based on the compact UG85 LoRaWAN Gateway are now extending the portfolio of ICP Germany.

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Why 2020 will bring a change of heart around eSIM

In 2020, consumer electronics device manufacturers will continue to push eSIM technology to a much broader range of devices. Here’s what it is about this revolutionary technology that will force connectivity providers to wake up and act. Yuval Mayron, general manager of IoT, amdocs:next reports.

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Amazon, Apple, Google, and Zigbee Alliance form smart home device connectivity standard working group

Amazon, Apple, Google, and the Zigbee Alliance, have created a new working group to develop and promote a new, royalty-free connectivity standard to increase compatibility among smart home products. Security will be a fundamental design tenet.

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Hands up who’s making money in 5G? And who’s not?

A WEEK IN IoT – 5G is starting strong, says Huawei. The company’s deputy chairman, Ken Hu, told its annual Mobile Broadband Forum (#MBBF) in Zurich, Switzerland last week that 5th Generation mobile communications “arrived faster than expected,” and that there are now 40 carriers in more than 20 countries supporting 136 different 5G-enabled devices.

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How the ecosystem views IIoT roll-outs and security

In his regular new column on developments in the Internet of Things (IoT) ecosystem, Antony Savvas explores some evolving industry viewpoints on deployment and security.

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