BICS adds private mobile networks connectivity to global SIM for Things solution

International communications enabler BICS has added private mobile networks connectivity to its SIM for Things solution. This latest enhancement to BICS’ solution builds on the recent addition of borderless 5G capabilities, announced in March.

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Does the world need another IoT standard?

Webcomic #927 on the xkcd.com site typifies the dilemma around standardisation. It makes a joke about two people wanting to create a new standard when fourteen already exist, says Ken Figueredo of oneM2M.

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EMnify announces global LTE-M roaming for low-cost, low-power IoT applications

Cloud communication platform provider for IoT, EMnify, announces global roaming of LTE-M a 3GPP standard for Low Power Wide Area Networks (LPWAN) built on 4G networks and forward compatible with 5G.

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Nokia expands Mobily partnership with enterprise IoT network in Saudi Arabia

Nokia announced the completion of a narrowband ‘Internet of Things’ (NB-IoT) network deployment in L 800 band as part of its strategic partnership with Mobily.

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1NCE expands NB-IoT coverage in Europe

1NCE, the fully-fledged operator of IoT network services worldwide, is expanding its Narrowband IoT (NB-IoT) offering in Europe. In addition to Germany and Austria, 1NCE’s IoT Flat Rate now covers the Netherlands, Spain, Greece, Italy, and the UK with access to NB-IoT networks.

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Sequans introduces Calliope 2: A new generation of LTE Cat 1 technology for IoT applications

Sequans Communications S.A. announced that its second-generation LTE Cat 1 chip platform, Calliope 2, will soon be sampling. Calliope 2 is designed for the cost-effective support of IoT applications that require VoLTE and a data rate higher than 100 kilobits per second that cannot be supported by LTE-M or NB-IoT technologies.

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Withings selects Sequans LTE-M/NB-IoT Monarch 2 platform to connect its next generation

Sequans Communications S.A. announced that Withings, provider of the connected health movement, has selected Sequans’ Monarch 2 LTE-M/NB-IoT technology as the basis for its next generation of IoT connected health devices.

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Leak detection innovation is in the pipeline

Leak detection technology is heading in a new and interesting direction internationally. Narrowband-IoT (NB-IoT) acoustic loggers are set to plug infrastructure, cost and eco gaps across the global water industry.

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u-blox UBX-R5 becomes first IoT chipset certified by GCF

The u-blox UBX-R5 LTE-M/NB-IoT chipset offers unprecedented wireless technology integration with built-in end‑to‑end security, making it ideal for mission‑critical or long life-cycle IoT applications.

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Particle appoints three new directors to its board from Qualcomm and Accenture

Particle has appointed three new people to its board of directors. They are Liz Tinkham, former managing director at Accenture, Carlos Kokron, vice president, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. and managing director, Americas for Qualcomm Ventures, and Sameer Reddy, partner at Energy Impact Partners, to its board of directors.

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Telit adds new cellular Low Power Wide Area modules to portfolio

Telit, a global enabler of the Internet of Things (IoT), announced two new Narrow Band-IoT modules to the Telit portfolio, the NE310H2-W1 and NL865H2-W1. With a global set of bands from Telit unified family form factors, the modules are ideal for 2G to 4G NB-IoT transition and offer the lowest power consumption for battery-driven applications

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Renesas and Altair Semiconductor announce collaboration for cellular IoT solutions

Renesas Electronics Corporation, a premier supplier of advanced semiconductor solutions, and Altair Semiconductor, a provider of cellular IoT chipsets, jointly announced a partnership aimed at bringing ultra-small and ultra-low-power cellular IoT solutions to the global IoT market.

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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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iBasis and Nordic ‘remove question marks on eSIM NB-IoT and LTE-M’ tech with successful field-testing in 24 countries

Nordic Semiconductor claims that, in conjunction with iBasis, a provider of communications solutions for operators and digital players worldwide, it has completely invalidated any question marks over cellular IoT and eSIM technology used in NB-IoT and LTE-M Low Power Wide-Area (LPWA) use cases. This follows reports of successful field-testing across 30 countries using a single

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Vodafone and South East Water trial narrowband IoT solution to help reduce water leaks

Vodafone announced that it is working with South East Water on a pilot that could revolutionise how the water industry detects and prevents leaks. The pilot is timely: water shortages are said to threaten England within 25 years and Ofwat is requiring that all water companies reduce water leakage by 15% by 2025.

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Nurlink completes first call on commercial NB-IoT network with its CEVA-powered eNB-IoT SoC

CEVA, Inc., the licensor of signal processing platforms and artificial intelligence processors for smarter, connected devices, and Nurlink Technology, Inc., a fabless IC design company specialising in cellular IoT wireless communications, announced the successful completion of the first over-the-air (OTA) call on China Telecom‘s NB-IoT network using the Nurlink NK6010 NB-IoT System-on-Chip (SoC).

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