CEO tells IoT Now why Hansen Tech is buying Sigma for £89.4mn

In a cash-only deal announced today, Hansen Technologies, based in Australia, is to acquire Canada’s Sigma Systems for CAN$157 million. The deal took market watchers by surprise and in an exclusive interview with IoT Now, Tim Spencer, CEO of Sigma describes what led to the deal. 

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Qualcomm intros new end-to-end OTA 5G test networks ‘to drive 5G’ innovation

Qualcomm Technologies, a subsidiary of Qualcomm Inc., has expanded its 5G test networks to include new end-to-end over-the-air (OTA) configurations for both millimetre wave (mmWave) and sub-6 GHz bands.

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WireGuard is on its way to becoming a future VPN industry standard

NordVPN, one of the world’s providing VPN service providers, is introducing yet another advanced cybersecurity solution. Following the latest technology trends, the company announced taking the first steps towards the adoption of WireGuard – the protocol that might become a future industry standard.

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Factories with a mind of their own

That’s right, machines don’t just analyse data but can talk to humans like other humans would. Except, as L&T Technology Services says, they can move from talking like a layperson to spitting the kind of intelligence Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking are known for.

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PassivSystems Limited seeks crowdfunding investment to accelerate UK and overseas growth

PassivSystems Limited has launched a fundraising campaign on Crowdcube that will enable the company to accelerate its growth strategy. The initial target of £650,000 will provide additional working capital to support faster deployment of its smart energy management services for utility companies, solar PV asset managers and the fast-growing district heating markets.

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EU-funded projects will leverage Italtel’s expertise in virtualisation, the IoT and edge computing

Italtel – a telecommunications company in IT system integration, managed services, Network Functions Virtualisation (NFV) and all-IP solutions – announced it will receive €1.150K (US$ 1283.63K) in European Commission Research and Development (R&D) funds for its role as one of the companies promoting three Horizon 2020 research projects.

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Barcelona’s DataLong16 appoints Aymeric Brard as VP of Sales

DataLong16, a Barcelona-based company specialising in the Internet of Things (IoT) with research and development (R&D) and production operations in Europe, has strengthened its sales area with the addition of Aymeric Brard as VP of Sales.

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IoT M2M Council welcomes Hewlett Packard Enterprise as new board member

The IoT M2M Council (IMC) announced that Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) has joined the council as a board member. The IMC is a trade association that counts as members 20,000 qualified buyers of network solutions known collectively as the “Internet of Things.”

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TEOCO strengthens its capabilities with acquisition of data processing and analytics provider PreClarity

TEOCO, a provider of assurance, analytics and optimisation solutions to over 300 communications service providers (CSPs) and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), announced that it has strengthened its analytics capability by acquiring PreClarity.

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IoT costs will fall this year benefiting consumers in healthcare and utility sectors, says Taoglas CEO

Dermot O’Shea, joint CEO of antenna specialists Taoglas, is optimistic about several key aspects of the Internet of Things (IoT) in the year ahead.

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Shares fall 20% at Ericsson following profit warning and news it is cutting 3,000 jobs in Sweden

The bad news keeps piling up for Ericsson. Last week the Sweden-based giant reported that it intends to cut its 16,000 Swedish workforce by 3,000 positions in production, research & development (R&D), as well as sales and administration. Yesterday the Sweden-based company gave an interim report that sales fell 14% in Q3.

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Huawei and UC Berkeley create strategic partnership for US$1m basic artificial intelligence research

The Noah’s Ark Laboratory of Huawei and the University of California, Berkeley, have formed a strategic partnership in basic research into artificial intelligence (AI).

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Don’t leave it to IT – Part 2

Part One of this article focused on the need for a clear, defined strategy when adopting an IoT system, which is something that has to come from C-level management. The early role of IT is to ensure that the appropriate technology and architecture decisions are made.

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Interdigital joins Avanci IoT licensing platform

InterDigital, Inc., a mobile technology research and development company, announced that it has joined Avanci, said to be the industry’s first marketplace for licensing cellular standards-essential technology for the Internet of Things (IoT).

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Digital Science invests in IoT start-up TetraScience to strengthen its research portfolio

Digital Science, a technology software company that aims to make the research process simpler and more efficient, has invested in TetraScience, a Boston-based scientific start-up and an Internet of Things (IoT) company.

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Playing it for laughs: Huawei’s CEO meets analyst questions head on with wit and candour

Shenzhen, China — Eric Xu, the rotating CEO of Huawei, China’s largest telecom equipment and services provider, isn’t like most chief execs. Not only was he happy to take questions from an international posse of 500 communications analysts and media, he did it unscripted and with a strong sense of humour.

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