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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Podcast: Episode 1 Digital Transformation: It’s critical, but not all serious

We take a look at the Internet of Things business and Digital Transformation. George Malim examines what’s behind the news that NTT DoCoMo has binned all further work using Narrowband-IoT. Matt Hatton busts some Internet of Things myths. And Jeremy Cowan asks them both to describe how everyone’s business landscape will change after COVID-19. Plus

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Automated stem-water measuring system rollout backed by €1.5mn EC grant

Kerlink, a specialist in solutions dedicated to the Internet of Things (IoT), and Saturas Ltd., the developer of a stem-water measurement system for efficient farming, report that Kerlink will provide Saturas with LoRa-based hardware and software as it launches its technology commercially.

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Take-home messages from the ‘Why IoT projects fail’ webinar

A recent webinar on Beecham Research’s 100-page “Why IoT projects fail and what to do about them” research report was hosted by IoT Now. Beecham CEO, Robin Duke-Woolley zeroed in on three topics that emerged from interviews with various companies and vendors, as Bob Emmerson reports.

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MYTHINGS by BehrTech outperforms LoRa in Industrial IoT environments

BehrTech, a disruptive enabler of next-gen wireless connectivity for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), issued a report evaluating and comparing the quality-of-service of MYTHINGS and LoRa LPWAN under real-world interference conditions. Professor Dr. Thomas Lauterbach from the Nuremberg Institute of Technology conducted the independent study commissioned by BehrTech.

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3G is dead: What next for product designers?

Whether you are imminently bringing out a new Internet of Things (IoT) product or have heard the rumours about 3G switch-off, it is a pivotal time in wireless networks. With 5G on the horizon and 2G beginning to close down, choosing the right technology to future-proof devices is a real challenge, says Dunstan Power, director

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Low power IoT service revenues to exceed $2.6bn by 2024, as operators seek new revenue streams

A new study from Juniper Research found that service revenues from low power IoT technologies will exceed $2.6 billion (2.3 billion) by 2024; rising from only $290 million (263 million) in 2019, a growth of 800% over the next 5 years. Low power IoT technologies include low-priced wireless connections that deliver low bandwidth and power

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Semtech releases new LoRa smart home device for IoT applications

Semtech Corporation, a provider of analogue and mixed-signal semiconductor products and advanced algorithms, has launched the new LoRa Smart Home Devices (LLCC68d). These extend LoRa’s market applications from industry-class, low-power wide area networks (LPWANs) to smart home, community and consumer applications. 

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Longview IoT unveils Super-B Protocol to bring QoS and firmware over the air to LoRa networks

Longview IoT, a Carnegie Technologies company, has announced the launch of Super-B, an advanced, patent-pending protocol designed to bring quality of service (QoS) to LoRa-based IoT networks.

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Sigfox awards SGS laboratory certification at test labs in China, Finland and Taiwan

Internet of Things (IoT) services provider, Sigfox has awarded SGS ‘Accredited Test Lab’ (ATL) status for its testing and certification facilities in Shenzhen (China), New Taipei City (Taiwan) and Espoo (Finland).

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NB-IoT, CAT-M, SIGFOX and LoRa battle for dominance drives global LPWA network connections to pass 1bn by 2023

Cellular and non-cellular LPWA network connections will grow globally at a 53% CAGR until 2023, driven by market growth in smart meters and asset trackers, according to a new report from ABI Research, a market-foresight advisory firm providing strategic guidance on the most compelling transformative technologies.

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Ayyeka announces LoRa support for flagship ‘Wavelet’ IoT gateway

Ayyeka has announced that its flagship Wavelet IIoT gateway device now supports LoRa, a Low Power Wide Area Network (LPWAN) protocol. With the addition of the optional LoRa module, operators will be able to collect near-real-time data from locations with limited traditional cellular network infrastructure – or even none at all.

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Senet, ST Microelectronics and Tago partner to create value from connected products and user interactions

Senet, a provider of cloud-based software, global connectivity service platforms and network buildout for the Internet of Things (IoT), is partnering with ST Microelectronics, a global semiconductor provider serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications and Tago,

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Semtech’s LoRa Technology help saves Alzheimer patients in real-time

Semtech Corporation, a supplier of high performance analog and mixed-signal semiconductors and advanced algorithms, announced that Lineable, a Seoul-based startup manufacturer of GPS trackers, has integrated LoRa devices and wireless radio frequency technology (LoRa Technology) in its new wearable safety device, Silver.

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IoT leaves Trough of Disillusionment as operators figure out ‘how to build a network and a business’

For about two years the Internet of Things (IoT) has been in what Gartner’s Hypecycle refers to as the ‘Trough of Disillusionment’. So say three InterDigital executives talking to Jeremy Cowan of IoT Now at Mobile World Congress (#MWC18) in Barcelona.

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Unlicenced low power M2M connections to approach 400 million by 2022, says Juniper Research

A new report from Juniper Research has found that the total number of connections leveraging an unlicenced spectrum to deliver low power M2M connectivity will approach 400 million by 2022. Connections using these technologies, such as Sigfox, LoRa and Ingenu, will rise from an estimated 50 million by the end of 2018, representing total growth of 736%.

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