It was because of the growing security risks surrounding these devices last year that a number of internet criminals were able to weaponise them and as a result, take a number of websites and services offline by launching DDoS (distributed denial of service) attacks.
Global Cellular Internet of Things (IoT) connections are expected to reach almost 1.22 billion in 2021, according to Beecham Research.
Thailand-based DRVR has joined forces with Internet of Things connectivity provider M2M Intelligence to connect fleets of vehicles globally. The fleet analytics business will work with M2M Intelligence to tackle cross-border telecoms and increase operational efficiency as the business continues to expand across south east Asia.
Gartner predicts that the typical family home will contain as many as 500 networked devices by 2020. Similarly, Ericsson forecasts 50 billion connected “things” by the same date.
The South Australian government has pledged AUS$4.65 million to connect the state’s capital city’s technological workspaces with a 1-gigabit-per-second fibre internet service this year.
Since 2000, when the first camera phone was introduced, the number of mobile users has quintupled. By 2020, there will be 5.5 billion mobile users, representing 70% of the global population, according to the release of the Cisco Visual Networking Index™ (VNI) Global Mobile Data Traffic Forecast (2015 to 2020).
Terra Motors Corporation, Japan’s manufacturer of electric two-wheelers and three-wheelers, starts commercial sale of “A4000i” in European countries, the electric scooter with smartphone connection.
Event Date: 20-23 May, 2013 Venetian in Las Vegas, Nevada
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