Killed off by NTT DoCoMo: NB-IoT still kicking globally, but for how long?

Japan’s telco, NTT DoCoMo, shut down its NarrowBand-IoT (NB-IoT) network on March 31st. Coming barely a year after NTT’s services were launched,  Jeremy Cowan editorial director of IoT Now turned to industry watchers for their views on the decision and what lies ahead for NB-IoT.

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CPaaS must provide IoT businesses with a flexible platform to build their propositions on

Communications platforms as a service (CPaaS) have lots of different names depending on what the service providers and vendors choose to call them but the principle of offering a standardised, global connectivity platform that is composed of network access and a management system is of appeal to IoT service providers, writes George Malim.

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You are the weakest link, goodbye

George Malim worries that, as automation gathers pace, the single point of failure might turn out to be himself

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IoT Now Magazine December-January 2018

IoT Now Magazine (ISSN 2397-2793) explores the evolving opportunities and challenges facing CSPs 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 December-January issue: TALKING HEADS: Tele2 IoT’s Rami Avidan on plans to orchestrate a flexible, agile and scalable ecosystem

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Dude, where’s my car?

With live commercial consumer connected car offerings, called Telia Sense, in Sweden and Denmark, enabled by partner Springworks, Telia is making substantial commitments to IoT applications and services. Jens-Peter Meesenburg, the head of global IoT verticals at Telia, tells George Malim why it has targeted connected cars and how he sees the company developing further

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Simple solutions create complex connectivity choices for IoT service providers

Too much choice can be a dangerous thing but, the vast diversity of IoT applications and business models depend on appropriate functionality being available at varying price points. George Malim examines the options.

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Do cloud processing and communication costs put you on edge?

For years technology marketing has revolved around the central principle of centralising intelligence in the cloud and rolling out commodity hardware at the edge. This has seen the costs of operating enterprise IT and telecoms networks start to fall as deployed devices get cheaper and cloud delivers on its efficiency promises, writes George Malim.

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Organisations must control access and manage identities to secure IoT

Identity and access management (IAM) is now recognised as a capability that providers of Internet of Things (IoT) services need to address if they are to offer secure services. After all, finds George Malim, if you can’t control access to a device or service, you can’t secure it.

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Connected cars are prepared to play their part in a wider ecosystem of federated data and apps

Rakesh Kushwaha is the head of the IoT Product Unit within Nokia’s Applications and Analytics business group. Here he tells George Malim how he sees the connected cars ecosystem developing as the market moves on from retrofitting point solutions to traditional vehicles using long-established technologies to one where many services utilise the same, flexible platform

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Edge computing powers devices to process before transmission

Mike Bell is the executive vice president of IoT & Devices at Canonical. He joined the company in October 2016 from car maker Jaguar Land Rover’s connected car and in-car entertainment business. This background gives him great familiarity with embedded devices as Canonical focuses its IoT and devices efforts on the mobility, industrial, networking and

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One platform does not fit all IoT operations so organisations will mix and match

What an IoT platform is and what it should do plagues the greatest minds in IoT. In short, a platform is simply something to base something else on but that doesn’t necessarily help organisations looking to decide which platforms to use, writes George Malim.

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A new formula for IoT security is risk equals probability multiplied by loss

The climate of fear surrounding IoT security suggests that it is different to standard IT or internet security but in reality, the fundamentals of securing things are no different to securing servers or personal data. What is different, though, finds George Malim is that in IoT the stakes in terms of the potential damage security

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George Malim appointed as new Editor of IoT Now Magazine

The directors of WKM Ltd, publishers of IoT Now magazine, are pleased to announce that, following the sad passing of Alun Lewis, George Malim is to extend his role with the company and has been appointed as Editor of IoT Now print magazine.

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