Utilities look to RF Mesh to address network optimisation for next-generation distribution grid

Utilities will rely heavily on RF mesh networks as a key communication technology, according to new research commissioned by Silver Spring Networks, Inc. and conducted by Zpryme. The research measured communication network priorities for next-generation distribution grid optimisation for 350 utilities across the globe.

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IoT security and ubiquity will be discussed during oneM2M and GlobalPlatform webinar

Security challenges associated with interoperability and how to overcome them to accelerate global adoption of the Internet of Things (IoT) will be discussed during a oneM2M-sponsored webinar with GlobalPlatform.

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Bluetooth SIG announces Mesh networking capability

The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) announced that Bluetooth®technology, the global standard for simple, secure wireless connectivity, now supports mesh networking. The new mesh capability enables many-to-many (m:m) device communications and is optimised for creating large-scale device networks.

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EchoStar Mobile joins European Space Agency and space industry leaders in promoting 5G services

EchoStar Mobile, a subsidiary of EchoStar Corporation, announced that it is joining the European Space Agency (ESA) and other space industry leaders in a joint effort to develop and promote 5G services, and to demonstrate the value that the satellite industry can bring to the acceleration of 5G throughout Europe.

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HomeGrid Forum announces six newly-certified G.hn products ahead of CES Asia 2017

The total number of HomeGrid Forum certified devices has increased to 26. During the latest wave of certifications, in partnership with HomeGrid Forum’s Accredited Test House (ATH)

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How to avoid being lost in the IoT ‘explosion’

IoT is having a profound effect on business. According to Jordan O’Connor, technical lead EMEA at SOTI, 57% of all global businesses have adopted IoT practices and 72% of those believe their company is more profitable since embracing IoT.

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oneM2M white paper reveals why smart cities must become smarter if they are to be truly valuable

Deployments of smart cities need to become smarter if they are to deliver on the promise of a connected society and provide true value to authorities, businesses and citizens.

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Industry shift to application-driven WAN Edge accelerated by Silver Peak, SD-WAN solution displaces branch routers

Silver Peak, a global provider of broadband and hybrid WAN solutions, has announced a series of advances to the Unity EdgeConnect high-performance SD-WAN solution. These are designed to enable enterprises to realise the advantages of a thin branch office.

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Operators see importance of identity and interoperability in unlicensed IoT networks in new WBA report

The Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA) has launched a new white paper outlining the key priorities for operators and technology vendors, and the monetisation potential for unlicensed technologies for IoT.

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G&D integrates with Otono to cut costs and accelerate installations of eSIM management solutions

Giesecke & Devrient (G&D) is teaming up with Otono Networks to simplify and drastically reduce the cost of deployment of eSIM solutions for carriers around the world.

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MobileIron creates new IoT division with R&D led by former Wind River exec, Santhosh Nair

MobileIron, which specialises in security for the digital enterprise, has formed an Internet of Things (IoT) division which will focus on building a comprehensive platform to secure IoT deployments from sensor applications to gateways to the resources they connect to.

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Manchester’s smart city project that wants to be a blueprint for cities worldwide

CityVerve, is a UK government-funded smart city demonstrator based in Manchester. Here, Jeremy Cowan talks to Nick Chrissos, head of Innovation Technology, Cisco UKI — Cisco is one of the 21 organisations which are part of the CityVerve consortium — to get an overview of the CityVerve project

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Momentum grows for oneM2M standard following third interoperability event in Japan

oneM2M, the global standards initiative for Machine-to-Machine (M2M) and the Internet of Things (IoT), reported that adoption of its standard is continuing to grow, with more than 20 companies taking part in its interoperability testing event in Kobe, Japan.

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ETSI launches new group to improve smart city interoperability

ETSI, the European Telecommunications Standards Institute, has created a new Industry Specification Group on cross-sector Context Information Management (ISG CIM) for smart cities applications and beyond.

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Collaboration and interoperability key to speeding edge to cloud connectivity for IIoT deployments

The Internet of Things (IoT) promises to enable a whole host of new applications and services. Powered by an army of ‘edge node’ sensors and actuators and omnipresent connectivity, the IoT looks set to have a dramatic affect in our lives, whether at home, in our car, our offices and factories.

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Intertrust grows investor base in a push to expand its IoT products and services

Intertrust Technologies Corporation has announced that it has grown its investor base as part of an expansion of its products and services supporting the Internet of Things (IoT).

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