Operators are still wrestling with service differentiation and asking ‘Who will make the money in IoT?’

One of the problems with the Internet of Things (IoT), says Robin Kent, director of Adax, is that not all network operators have figured out how to make money from it. Jeremy Cowan, editorial director of IoT Now listens again to a voice of experience.

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Who’s making money in IoT? They’re probably not network operators. They probably are in industry

Do providers of Internet of Things services view the IoT as a new revenue stream or a cost-saving exercise? This is one of the key questions Jeremy Cowan of IoT Now put recently to long-time communications industry observer Robin Kent, director of Adax.

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First smart electricity meter based on NB-IoT claimed by Huawei and Janz CE

The first electrical energy smart meter, using 4.5G NB-IoT communication technology, has been successfully tested, say Huawei and Janz CE.

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Berg Insight says smart meter shipments in Europe will grow 105% by 2018

According to a new research report from the M2M/IoT analyst firm Berg Insight, annual shipments of smart electricity meters in Europe will more than double in the next two years.

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Dumb thermometer shows why there’s a chill in the smart home market

There are significant challenges facing the smart home market, and perhaps the most visible is being caused and perpetuated by market fragmentation, says Thomas Rockmann, VP of Connected Home, Deutsche Telekom AG.

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What extra services are IoT customers asking operators for?

As mentioned in Part One of this interview on Monday, Orange is finding a good new revenue stream in analysing mobile data for, among others, France’s tourism industry.

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Where does Orange see IoT’s best growth potential?

It’s Orange’s ambition to hit Internet of Things (IoT) revenues in 2018 of €600 million. Orange Business Services is expanding its deployment of services ranging from construction machinery monitoring, to connecting cars, smart meter roll-outs, and industrial machine reboots.

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Cyan to acquire Connode to expand global reach and portfolio

Cyan has announced its intention to acquire Sweden’s standards-based software company Connode for an undisclosed sum, subject to shareholder approval.

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Sagemcom selects Sierra Wireless modules for smart meter deployment in the Netherlands

Sierra Wireless, announced that Sagemcom, a European communications equipment provider, has selected modules from Sierra Wireless for its smart meters to be deployed by Enexis in the Netherlands.

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The power of prediction will defeat the energy thieves

Energy theft remains a significant problem for utility companies in developed countries.

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New contract for Aidon in Norway covers 165,000 metering points

Nettalliansen, an alliance consisting of 26 Norwegian energy distribution companies, entered in July into contract for the delivery of a new automated electricity metering solution. The contract was signed between Nettalliansen and Embriq as the prime contractor. The selected solution is based on Aidon technology.

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Clients may be kings but partners are critical says Cyan’s boss who wants to follow ARM’s model

Cyan Technology’s executive chairman, John Cronin, has years of telecoms experience on his side. Now he’s applying lessons learned in other businesses to make strides in smart metering for emerging markets such as China, India and Brazil. But, he tells Jeremy Cowan, he just wishes he could give their chips away free!

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Revolutionise the modern utilities infrastructure with a dose of analytics

(Blog): Humans are often reluctant to take the steps they need to improve their lives. When our tooth aches we put off the dentist, hoping the pain will subside by itself. We struggle to change our fitness or eating habits even though we know they have lifelong benefits, says Oracle‘s Mike Ballard.

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Smart energy and business transformation concerns dominate European Utility Week

This year’s European Utility Week conference and exhibition kicked off on November 4, with almost 10,000 delegates from more than 250 utilities attending. Two key themes were present wherever you looked: the introduction of ‘Smart’ energy solutions for homes, businesses, cities and nations; and the need for the entire sector to transform the ways that

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Scottish Power wires not-so-smart meter while npower provides dumb billing

If you go away this summer and return to find an unexpectedly large phone or utility bill, spare a thought for Nigel and Linda Brotherton of Roughlee, UK who recently received a bill from their energy supplier, npower, for £500 million (€632 million).

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Smart In-Home Displays for utilities will save Britain £6bn in three years, says BEAMA report

New research predicts savings of more than £6 billion (€7.3 billion) by UK households on their gas and electricity bills just by using In-Home Displays. These IHDs are being offered to consumers as part of the UK’s national smart meter roll-out.

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