IoT Connectivity. One Size Doesn’t Fit All

on-demand version With a vast array of connectivity options to choose from – local area, campus, cellular, to low power wide area, these communication protocols are best suited to serve different IoT applications, making the choice in choosing connectivity a critical factor. Connectivity has a profound effect on many factors including device battery life, scalability,

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Open standards are key to increasing value from IoT value chain

Communication Service Providers (CSPs) must adopt an open standards approach if they are to make the most of the revenue opportunities presented by Internet of Things (IoT) applications that use Low Power Wide Area (LPWA) networks. A common IoT service layer will result in increased cost-effectiveness, improved scalability and greater confidence that today’s IoT deployments will

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First smart electricity meter based on NB-IoT claimed by Huawei and Janz CE

The first electrical energy smart meter, using 4.5G NB-IoT communication technology, has been successfully tested, say Huawei and Janz CE.

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Sequans and Gemalto aim to revolutionise IoT connectivity with ‘first genuine LTE Cat M1 technology’

Digital; security provider, Gemalto is partnering with LTE chipmaker Sequans Communications S.A. with the aim of “revolutionising Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity with LTE-M technology,” according to the partners.

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Actility launches ThingPark China with Foxconn to tap opportunities in China’s IoT market

Actility, has announced that it is partnering with Foxconn Technology Group (Foxconn) to launch ThingPark China, a collaborative initiative to deliver a comprehensive suite of Internet of Things (IoT) solutions to the Chinese market.

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World’s first cellular NB-IoT module combines, affordable, global connectivity with over 10 years’ battery life

u-blox has announced forthcoming availability of its SARA-N2 Narrowband IoT (NB-IoT) module, the world’s first cellular radio module compliant to the 3GPP Release 13, Narrowband IoT (LTE Cat. NB1) standard.

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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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How will the IoT ecosystem be tested?

The large volumes and the diversity of devices that are predicted to be connected to the IoT over the next few years will introduce a new set of challenges in testing and validation – not only for the devices themselves, but also for the networks that will support them.

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At MWC 2016 we observed maturation of IoT partnerships in various sectors

IoT was highly visible at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2016, with IoT devices or services – from connected cows to connected toothbrushes – appearing on nearly every stand. While there was no unifying theme, we believe a number of developments point to the continued maturation of IoT.

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Huawei and Vodafone partner to create ‘world’s first’ strategic NB-IoT Open Lab

Huawei and Vodafone have agreed to establish NB-IoT (Narrowband Internet of Things) Open Lab.

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Machina Research study finds LPWA connections trebled in 2015 to reach 23.2m globally

Machina Research, a provider of strategic market intelligence on the Internet of Things, launched a new market tracker to follow the developments in Low Power Wide Area (LPWA) networks.

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Telensa raises US$18m to meet surge in demand for its wireless smart city solutions

Telensa, which provides end-to-end smart city solutions incorporating low power wide area (LPWA) wireless technology, announced funding of US$18 million to fuel its next stage of profitable growth.

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Next year critical for defining the future of LPWA networks and IoT connectivity

Machina Research has published a strategy report discussing the market for Low Power Wide Area (LPWA) networks. These networks will play a decisive role in the enablement of IoT applications, but as a technology market they are characterized by complex and possibly persistent fragmentation.

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Low power wide area technologies: Separating fact from fiction – on-demand version now available

webinar online With analysts predicting billions of Internet of Things (IoT) devices coming online by 2020, there is enormous industry interest in the technology that will connect all those devices. Low power wide area (LPWA) technologies are poised to see huge growth over the next several years and are designed specifically for low-bandwidth, low-power IoT

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3GPP’s new NB-IOT standard adds much needed choice to M2M landscape

Last week saw one of the year 2015’s most far-reaching developments in M2M connectivity, as 3GPP’s plenary meeting in Phoenix, Arizona reached a decision on the standardization of a new “NarrowBand IoT” (NB-IOT) technology. It means that there is now a common standard for rolling out and operating cellular-based Low Power Wide Area (LPWA) networks,

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The global M2M market is set to reach 27 billion connections in 2024, generating US$1.6 trillion in revenue

Every year Machina Research takes a snapshot from its M2M Forecast Database to look at the current state of the M2M market and expectations for how the market will grow over the next 10 years.

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