LPWA: Challenger operators could benefit from using a different technology to the market leader

Mobile operators have a significant opportunity to offer LPWA solutions, but competition will be intense. The leaders have decided which technology to support – for example, AT&T has opted for LTE-M, Orange uses LoRa and LTE-M and Vodafone has gone for NB-IoT.

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IoT network launching on New Silk Road to drive socio-economic benefits

ThingPark China, Xi’an Beilin District Science and Technology Bureau, and Shaanxi Radio and Television Network Group, announced the signing of an agreement to launch an Internet of Things (IoT) network on the ‘New Silk Road.’

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Actility raises US$75m Series D funds to speed industrial IoT solutions globally, adds new backers

Actility, a provider of Low Power Wide Area Networks (LPWAN) for the Internet of Things (IoT), has successfully completed its Series D funding round. The company has raised $75 million to enhance its IoT solutions portfolio.

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Developments in LPWA technologies, connected cars and smart cities among Analysys Mason’s IoT predictions for 2017

2016 has been a busy year for telecoms operators in the IoT market, most notably in low-power, wide-area (LPWA) technologies as NB-IoT and LTE-M approach full commercial deployment.

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KPN trials LTE-M technology in Europe

KPN has successfully trialed the new Internet of Things (IoT) technology LTE-M (also known as LTE Cat-M1), claiming the first operator in Europe to do so.

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Too many cooks spoil the IoT broth

It’s a common phrase that we’ve all used from time to time. And it’s frustrating. Especially when all of those ‘cooks’ are the equivalent of Michelin Starred experts. But as the vision of the Internet of Things becomes a more ubiquitous reality, many needs and interests have to be unified.

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Avanci launches one-stop licensing platform to accelerate wireless connectivity for IoT

Avanci claims to have launched the first marketplace for licensing patented wireless technology to the Internet of Things (IoT).

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How can you ensure end-to-end interoperability between products and services?

In July Actility, a provider of low power wide area (LPWA) networking and the company behind the ThingPark LPWA IoT platform, launched the ‘ThingPark Approved’ programme. Actility also welcomed the first partners to achieve ThingPark Approved status. Here, Jeremy Cowan of IoT Now asks Christophe Francois, vice president Ecosystem at Actility how to ensure service

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Dutch operator KPN and Actility’s ThingPark claim world’s first LoRA IoT network

Actility, a provider in low power wide area networking, has deployed what is said to be the world’s first nationwide LoRa network for the Internet of Things with Dutch telecom operator KPN.

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Actility appoints high-tech business veteran Mike Mulica as Chief Executive Officer

Actility, the industry provider in Low Power Wide Area (LPWA) radio networking and the innovator behind the ThingPark IoT solution platform, has announced the appointment of high-tech business veteran Mike Mulica as Chief Executive Officer.

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LoRa looks good to go

A spread-spectrum, bi-directional technology that transmits sensor data over several miles and through buildings has to be a winner. Bob Emmerson went to a recent LoRa® Alliance event in Rotterdam to assess the current state-of-play.

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Actility wins $25m investment led by Ginko Ventures, KPN, Orange and Swisscom

Paris, France – Actility, a provider of network solutions and managed information systems for the Internet of Things (IoT), has secured a $25 million funding round led by Ginko Ventures.

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Telefónica partners with JCDecaux for urban M2M services and connects Tesla EVs across Europe

Paris, France & London, UK — Telefónica is partnering with JCDecaux, a leader  in outdoor communications and self-service bicycles, for the development of a new range of smart machine-to-machine (M2M) based solutions for urban environments. The operator has also announced a deal with electric vehicle (EV) manufacturer, Tesla to provide M2M connectivity for the Tesla Model S in

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Global group of 7 network operators agree to co-operate in M2M

Amsterdam, The Hague, Madrid, Melbourne, Singapore, Tokyo, Toronto. July 10, 2012 — Seven tier one mobile and fixed line operators – KPN, NTT DOCOMO, Rogers, SingTel, Telefónica, Telstra and Vimpelcom – have formed an alliance to collaborate on their M2M businesses.

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Smart Energy Collective initiates design of five smart grid projects

Arnhem, The Netherlands – All 26 partners of the Smart Energy Collective have signed a renewed coop-eration agreement approval the second phase of its smart grid initiative, which involves the development of five large-scale smart grid demonstration projects in the Netherlands.

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