Growing out the ‘smart bubbles’ of LPWA connectivity

Any observer of the relationships between business and technology over the years will recognise those slightly awkward periods between the first emergence of a new technological concept and its eventual acceptance as a part of everyday life.

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LTE-M – clarity on the path ahead

Freedom of choice is a wonderful thing – until you have to make a critical decision that’s going to affect your life – or your business – for years to come. Until recently, the range of wide area connectivity technologies for M2M and IoT applications was largely limited to cellular, satellite and WiFi. The last

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What two main areas are LPWAN technologies best suited to?

For ‘Internet of Things’ Engineers and Decision Makers. Low power, wide-area  networks (LPWAN) are  not a new phenomenon however, they are becoming more popular due to the growth of the Internet of Things (IoT). LPWAN is often used when other wireless networks aren’t a good fit—Bluetooth and BLE (and to a lesser extent, WiFi and

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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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LPWA vs LTE: the differences explained

As the Internet of Things (IoT) becomes larger and larger, the list of communications protocols vying to power the extensive wireless wide area networks (WAN) that the infrastructure will require grows both longer and more complex.

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NB-IOT forum is preparing to take off

Top telecom industry members China Mobile, China Unicom, Ericsson, Etisalat, the GSMA, GTI, Huawei, Intel, LG Uplus, Nokia, Qualcomm Incorporated, Telecom Italia, Telefonica and Vodafone have held a preparatory event, chaired by Vodafone, to lay the foundations for a new industry forum aimed at accelerating the ecosystem around Narrow Band Internet of Things (NB-IoT) technology.

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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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Sierra Wireless AirPrime modules selected by Itron for smart gas metering deployments in Europe

Sierra Wireless has announced that Itron has selected AirPrime HL Series modules to enable cellular connectivity in its latest line of smart gas meters. The point-to-point residential meters will begin shipping later this quarter to support smart metering initiatives across Europe, beginning with a deployment in Italy.

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LPWA: Established operators need to rethink their strategy or risk failure

Low-power, wide-area (LPWA) networks are a hot topic among telecoms operators. All of the major established telecoms operators are experimenting with various forms of this new technology. However, many of these efforts risk failure, unless these operators take a new approach. To benefit from this disruptive technology, companies need to accelerate commitments and structure their

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Telensa Smart Parking technology deployed in Minsk

Telensa has announced a major new smart parking deployment in Minsk, Belarus.

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LTE will become the leading technology for cellular IoT devices in 2019, says Berg Insight

A new research report from Berg Insight predicts that LTE will become the leading technology for cellular IoT devices in 2019. Berg Insight forecasts that global shipments of cellular IoT devices will grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 20.1% to reach 239.7 million units in 2020. LTE device shipments started to take

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

Last week saw one of 2015’s most far-reaching developments in M2M connectivity, as the 3rd Generation Partnership Project’s (3GPP) plenary meeting in Phoenix, Arizona reached a decision on the standardisation of a new NarrowBand IoT (NB-IOT) technology.

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Arkessa and Nwave partner to make connecting to the IoT easy

Arkessa, a provider of Global Machine-to-Machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) managed services, today announced a partnership with Nwave Technologies, the low power, wide area (LPWA) wireless network solutions provider.

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Cellular Internet of Things connectivity provider SIGFOX secures €100m round of funding

Labege, France. February 11, 2015 – SIGFOX, a leading provider of cellular networks dedicated to the Internet of Things (IoT), today announced it has secured a record €100 million (US$115 million) round of financing from strategic and financial investors in Europe, the U.S. and Asia.

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