Intelligent connectivity enables IoT visionaries to disrupt and collapse traditional business models

Intelligent connectivity is set to enable devices to connect to the internet everywhere with minimised complexity. Nick Earle, the chief executive of Eseye, tells George Malim that this is the piece of the disruptive jigsaw that IoT has been missing. Flexible access to different mobile network providers according to location, application and device needs will

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Missing 41bn IoT devices: Is this the biggest prediction miss in IT history?

Analysts and major enterprises predicted there would be 50 billion Internet of Things (IoT) devices connected by 2020, yet the true figure stands closer to 9 billion. Here, Eseye asks if this is the biggest prediction failure in the history of IT, and identifies the six key challenges that IoT must overcome in 2020 to reach

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eUICC eSIMs perception Vs reality: Mind the GAP!

Anyone connected to the Internet of Things (IoT) and M2M communications industries will be acutely aware of the levels of ambition and investment being set for the Embedded Universal Integrated Circuit Card, more widely known as eUICC, or the eSIM.

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American Tower, Everynet and Bantec Digital School claim Brazil’s first IoT experience centre

Everynet, a Low Power Wide Area (LPWA) network operator, has launched what is said to be the first IoT Experience Centre in Brazil. “IoT Open Labs” is an American Tower initiative with collaboration from Everynet and the Bantec Digital School, designed to provide a LoRaWAN (Internet of Things ) IoT Experience Centre

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Cellular IoT connectivity is not an internet experience, it’s a secure, dedicated connection

Analysys Mason’s research director Tom Rebbeck caught up with Arkessa chief executive, Andrew Orrock, to talk about how the barriers to IoT adoption are gradually falling, and how mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs) can succeed in a market with numerous large global mobile network operators (MNOs)

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eSIM market projected to increase to almost 1bn shipments by 2021, says IHS Markit

The embedded SIM (eSIM) market is projected to increase nearly nine-fold, from a relatively small base of 108.9 million shipments in 2016 to 986 million shipments in 2021. This is according to the latest research from IHS Markit.

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SIMalliance reports 5% growth in 2016 global SIM shipments, triple SIM represents more than half

The SIMalliance membership, which represents approximately 90% of the global SIM market, has reported a 5% year-on-year growth in its 2016 shipment volumes. A total 4.9 billion units were shipped during that period.

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Oberthur Technology’s eSIM chosen to connect Huawei Watch 2

OT (Oberthur Technologies), a global provider of embedded security software products and services, announced that Huawei has chosen OT for the worldwide deployment of OT’s DakOTa v4.0, the first eSIM (embedded SIM) compliant with GSMA Phase II standards in their newly launched Huawei Watch 2.

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Connected car is just one key target in IoT ‘hotbed’ as Cisco Jasper teams with Taiwan Mobile

Cisco Jasper is now working in partnership with Taiwan Mobile, extending the former’s footprint to 30 global mobile operator groups representing more than 120 mobile operator networks worldwide.

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Pangea and Solar Log sign global smart metering partnership

Pangea and Solar-Log™ have recently agreed a global partnership, allowing Solar-Log™ to benefit from the global IoT solutions and connectivity provided by Pangea.

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Giesecke & Devrient and Telefónica to offer eSIM management for consumer devices

Giesecke & Devrient (G&D) teamed up with Telefónica at Mobile World Congress 2016, which took place from February 22 to 25 in Barcelona, to introduce a solution for eSIM management in the consumer sector.

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UROS introduces anti ‘bill shock’ roaming solution at Mobile World Congress

At Mobile World Congress (MWC, February 22-25, 2016), UROS will be showcasing its new roaming solution.

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FIME enhances GlobalPlatform test portfolio to include GSMA embedded UICC products

FIME’s laboratory and global test tool is one of the first to be qualified by GlobalPlatform to verify that embedded UICC (eUICC) products meet the functional requirements outlined in the GSMA Remote Provisioning Architecture for Embedded UICC, Technical Specification.

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The inexorable rise of M2M roaming

An evaluation jointly carried out by Starhome Mach and Machina Research has concluded that mobile network operators need to pay more attention to the impact of M2M roaming on their networks as M2M’s share of roaming doubled in the last 12 months.

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Are Low Power Wide Area Networks a threat to cellular GSM network operators?

Some observers have suggested that the rise of Low Power Wide Area Networks (LPWANs) may spell the demise of IoT revenues for mobile operators (MNOs). At face value this seems credible. After all, GSM connectivity requires the paid use of licenced spectrum which mobile network operators have an oligopoly on. As a result, IoT innovators

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Wyless and evolve telecom partner to launch ‘IoT in a box’

evolve telecom and IoT provider Wyless have announced a new partnership. Under this new collaboration evolve telecom and Wyless jointly aim to deliver best-in-class IoT services in the UK.

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