GSMA highlights US$1.8trn IoT revenue opportunity for mobile network operators

The GSMA has announced that mobile network operators are set to benefit from an estimated US$1.8 trillion (€1.50 trillion) Internet of Things (IoT) revenue opportunity by 2026 boosted by the early deployment of commercial Low Power Wide Area Networks in licensed spectrum,

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How IoT device lifecycle management is becoming a growth factor for industries

Connected devices or IoT seem to have become the de facto solution for any industry, today. An increase in connected devices leads to increase in the amount of data transferred, stored, computed, and consumed across networks and devices.

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Are utilities complacent about smart grids and metering?

There are concerns, especially in the European market, that not enough progress is being made in the roll-out of smart metering by utilities. Here, Jeremy Cowan, editorial director of IoT Now & VanillaPlus talks to Jerry Chase, CEO of Bsquare.

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The IoT – Harbinger of Change

In a 2013 white paper about the Internet of Things (IoT) Cisco estimated that there were 10 billion connected devices at that time and that there will be 50 billion by 2022. The paper cites Smart Grids, Smart Buildings and Connected Healthcare among the areas where most value will be gained from the IoT.

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Consumer-focused website launched at European Sustainable Energy Week

Europe’s consumers are increasingly presented with the opportunity to play an active role in a more sustainable energy system where efficiency, decarbonisation and renewable energy are central drivers. 

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TECNALIA invests 14M Euros in laboratories for the development of Smart Grids

Lehendakari Iñigo Urkullu presided over the inauguration of TECNALIA’s new Research, Development and Certification Laboratories for Electrical Equipment for Smart Grids.

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Interoperability: A must for the development of smart grids

GSGF has published a report on smart grid interoperability. It assesses the existing smart grid situation on a global scale and identifies key interoperability challenges that must be addressed. GSGF considers this a first step in a complex process aiming to lift interoperability from the purely technical to the strategic level while involving top management

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Host of new smart energy products launched at European Utility Week in Amsterdam

(Amsterdam, Netherlands, October 15, 2013) – European Utility Week opened today with a flurry of new product announcements.  The Amsterdam event is bigger than ever this year with some 8,000 of the utility industry’s leading minds and vendors of the latest technology in attendance (see also Smart energy challenges in focus as industry gathers for

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Smart grid sensor market set to double in size by 2014, according to study by IMS Research

Austin, Texas, USA – The market for smart grid sensors in North America is expected to grow dramatically during the next two years, according to a study published by IMS Research (now part of IHS Inc.).

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Strategic Research Unit for smart grids and super grids to be opened in DNV KEMA's headquarters in Arnhem

DNV will open a new Strategic Research Unit at DNV KEMA’s global headquarters in Arnhem, the Netherlands, which will focus exclusively on the further development of smart grids and super grids

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Smart grids can offer the key to utilities’ sustainability

(CASE STUDY:) January 3, 2013 — Mobile connectivity is enabling utilities to more effectively manage the supply and demand of consumers’ energy and water use. A good example of this is EDP’s Smart City Project in Portugal, Évora InovCity

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Smart tech roll-out fires up UK energy firms to overhaul customer service in 2013

The mass UK adoption of smart technology, including smart grids and smart meters, is sparking energy and water suppliers to invest in customer engagement strategies and technology to meet the increasing pressure on customer service, according to a new report from Aspect.

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Global public cellular service revenues for Smart Grid to reach US$1bn by 2020

Boulder, CO, USA — Electric, gas, and water utilities have long used public cellular networks (pictured) to link field devices to the utility’s central operations systems. Until recently, however, the use of such networks in the utility sector has been limited, primarily due to restrictive pricing and perceived technical limitations. Yet there is now a

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2nd Annual Smart Grids And Smart Meters Summit

Event date: 8th October 2012 Abu Dhabi The Middle East is in the nascent stage of foraying into the Smart Grids sector with successful deployment of pilot programs of Smart Meters fueled by further expansion in various parts of the GCC.

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M2M World Congress 2014

Event date: April 24-25, 2014 London, United Kingdom  M2M World Congress 2014 claims to be the world’s leading M2M conference focusing on M2M communications, M2M applications and M2M solutions. These cover a wide range of industry verticals including automotive, healthcare, asset and fleet management, manufacturing, security, retail point of sales, smart grids, smart homes and smart cities.

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Kontron to help Russia in smart grid development

Kontron has signed a long-term technology agreement with the Federal Grid Company of the Unified Energy System (FGC UES), the largest operator of energy supply networks in Russia.

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