Exploring IoT’s top five challenges through the 5 Cs – Part 2

2. Continuity Continuity is about ensuring and extending the battery life of the device. Battery life is one of the most important considerations for IoT devices. Long battery life is a huge competitive advantage in consumer IoT devices. For industrial IoT devices, a battery life of five or ten years is the common expectation. For

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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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Reskilling for the post-pandemic era: Use e-learning to master industrial data

Finding enough time to complete training alongside normal role responsibilities is one of the limiting factors for the workforce. Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, new ways of working and changing technologies were disrupting traditional roles and the skills engineers need to do them.

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COVID-19 disruptions cause smart meter shipments to tank 25%

The market disruptions due to Covid-19 pandemic will result in a 25% Year on Year (YoY) decrease in annual smart meter shipments in 2020. Consequently, smart meter YoY revenue will contract by 31% US$3.3 billion (€2.9 billion) to reach US$7.39 billion (€6.5 billion), finds global tech market advisory firm, ABI Research.

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Post COVID-19 smart meter shipments to hit 34.8 million units in 2021

According to a new report from the IoT analyst firm Berg Insight, annual shipments of smart energy meters in Europe will reach a record level of 34.8 million units in 2021.

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IoT and home automation: What does the future hold?

Once a dream, iot home automation is slowly but steadily becoming a part of daily lives around the world. In fact, it is believed that the global market for smart home automation will reach $40 billion by 2020.

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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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Life Lessons: Rock star to resistors to robotics

A love of guitars led Tom Canning indirectly to the Internet of Things and his role as head of IoT and Devices at Canonical. Here, he tells IoT Now how his imagination was fired up lately by an enhanced computer vision use case, he shares about his worst boss, and the importance of listening to

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Trusted Connectivity Alliance grows and strengthens across SIM ecosystem

Trusted Connectivity Alliance (TCA), a global, non-profit industry association working to enable a secure connected future, has welcomed Arm, NXP and Qualcomm to the organisation as its latest members. Linxens and Workz Group have also joined as members in 2020.

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Why 98% of IoT traffic is unencrypted

98 percent of IoT Traffic is unencrypted . When I read that statistic – published by Palo Alto Networks in their Unit 42 2020 Threat report – I should have been shocked, says Mike Nelson,VP of IoT Security at DigiCert.

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Software AG and Tech Mahindra partner on IoT and analytics innovation for telcos

Software AG announced a partnership with Tech Mahindra, a provider of digital transformation, consulting and business reengineering services and solutions.

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Spend on digital twins to reach $12.7bn by 2021, as solutions offer IoT investment RoI

A new study from Juniper Research has found that total global spend on Digital Twins will reach $12.7 billion (€11.3 billion) by 2021; an increase of 17% from $10.8 billion (€9.6 billion) in 2019. Digital Twins are a digital representation of physical assets that utilise IoT data; enabling use cases such as predictive maintenance when

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Ligado raises over $100 mn to build mission-critical 5G networks

Ligado Networks, announced more than $100 million (€89 million) in new investments to begin taking the necessary steps to build 5G IoT networks that serve mission-critical industries like public safety and emergency response, commercial transportation, energy, and manufacturing.

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Is your system ready for IoT?

What do you need to make sure your manufacturing facility is ready to make the leap to the Internet of Things? What do you want to gather? How will you communicate this information? How will you process this information and actuate based on the data? Existing system integration and communication?, says Joseph Zulick, a writer

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