Is it time for video conferencing? Is it too soon for video policing?

WEEK IN IoT: It’s been easy to see corporate winners and losers from the global spread of the novel corona virus. Early casualties included airlines and hotel chains, with cancelled flights and bookings, and share prices tumbling on stock markets.

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GSMA cancels Mobile World Congress 2020 in Barcelona amid worries over corona virus

The GSMA, organisers of the annual Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, issued a statement on social media last night, cancelling the 2020 Congress.

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Video streaming named the USA’s 5G killer app, as tech prediction season opens early

WEEK IN IoT – OK, I admit it. I have a real problem with the notion that there’s a killer app for each new bearer technology that comes along, says Jeremy Cowan. Perhaps this is because it’s the first question I’m asked every year when I meet people at Mobile World Congress.

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Cellular IoT connectivity? African operator MTN delivers it ‘out of the box’

With 17 mobile networks across Africa, operator MTN has been partnering with Eseye for a few years. This has now led MTN to join the AnyNet Federation, created by Eseye to grow cellular services scalably on AWS Cloud.

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A payments perspective on Mobile World Congress 2019

For anyone attending Mobile World Congress 2019, they have no doubt gone to bed dreaming of 5G networks and foldable smartphones. But dig a little deeper, and there was a lot more up for discussion (honestly).

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Can the IoT save the High Street? Yes, if it concentrates on the basics

Like anyone who wants to keep up with IoT fashions, says freelance technology writer, Nick Booth, I spend a lot of time shopping for ideas.

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Automotive and insurance services set to lead megascale IoT deployment

As global director of Vodafone IoT, Stefano Gastaut leads the mobile operator’s Internet of Things (IoT) business unit and is responsible for driving its IoT growth, business strategy, products and profit and loss at a global level, including for the Vodafone Automotive business. Prior to this role, Gastaut was chief executive of Vodafone Egypt, which

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Flat rate, plug and play connectivity opens up IoT for massive growth

1NCE burst onto the IoT connectivity scene at this year’s Mobile World Congress with a compelling flat rate offer of up to 500MB for ten years for €10. George Malim looks behind the headline to understand how the company will deliver on this offer At first glance, a simple, flat rate, long term connectivity offering

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Talking payments at Mobile World Congress 2018

In our increasingly connected world, Mobile World Congress has become more than the venue for the latest smartphone launches. The conversations and demonstrations in Barcelona now have a profound impact on various industries across the globe.

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Ten euros for ten years – Europe’s first data flat rate for the Internet of Things by Deutsche Telekom and 1NCE

New pricing model reduces costs for network services on the Internet of Things One-off payment over the entire lifetime of the smart devices Mobile World Congress: Deutsche Telekom and 1NCE present the first data flat rate for the IoT

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CALLUP to introduce secured eSIM remote management system for IoT at MWC 2018

CALLUP, a provider of Value Added Services (VAS) and Mobile Device Management (MDM) solutions for the telecom industry, will introduce at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) a new secured version of its eSIM remote management system for IoT (IoT eSIM Engine), with two new key network elements:

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Don’t let software chew a dangerous hole in next generation networks and the IoT

Once deployed, the business of managing mobile networks used to be relatively straightforward. Voice and text had a certain predictability. Special events aside, usage of these two services would take place within a set of parameters that the forward-looking network ops team could estimate with sufficient accuracy to stop problems occurring.

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Taoglas launches a new RF Filter division for IoT and mobile applications

Taoglas, a provider of IoT and M2M antenna products, announced at Mobile World Congress Americas that it is launching a new RF Filter division specifically developed for Internet of Things (IoT) and mobile applications.

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AT&T launches LTE-M pilots in Mexico for Internet of Things

AT&T is deploying LTE-M technology across our network in Mexico. We completed LTE-M pilots in Tijuana and Puebla, Mexico in the third quarter.

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Internet of Things platform validation programme is unveiled by IoT M2M Council

The IoT M2M Council, with 25,000 members, claimed to be the fastest-growing trade association in IoT, has announced a programme to verify that IoT software platforms comply with the open-source benchmarks it has established.

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GSMA claims ‘record-breaking’ total of 108,000 attendees at this year’s MWC in Barcelona

The 2017 Mobile World Congress attracted a record 108,000 visitors*, an increase of 7% over the previous year, the GSMA reports.

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