Killed off by NTT DoCoMo: NB-IoT still kicking globally, but for how long?

Japan’s telco, NTT DoCoMo, shut down its NarrowBand-IoT (NB-IoT) network on March 31st. Coming barely a year after NTT’s services were launched,  Jeremy Cowan editorial director of IoT Now turned to industry watchers for their views on the decision and what lies ahead for NB-IoT.

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Podcast: Episode 1 Digital Transformation: It’s critical, but not all serious

We take a look at the Internet of Things business and Digital Transformation. George Malim examines what’s behind the news that NTT DoCoMo has binned all further work using Narrowband-IoT. Matt Hatton busts some Internet of Things myths. And Jeremy Cowan asks them both to describe how everyone’s business landscape will change after COVID-19. Plus

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5G tipping point: Industry and consumers lured with cheaper, smarter services

Ericsson landed on its corporate feet when it parachuted out of the GSMA’s Mobile World Congress last Friday. For the last few years, the network solutions provider has (like Huawei and a few others) hosted Pre-MWC Briefings for media and analysts in key markets, in an attempt to catch attention ahead of the pandemonium in

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Swisscom and Qualcomm launch 5G commercial services network in Europe

Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated and Swisscom, together with device manufacturers including Oppo, LG Electronics, Askey and WNC announced the arrival of commercial 5G services in Europe with the launch of Swisscom’s 5G network.

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Canada’s Volaris Group acquires Sicap

Volaris Group Inc. is an operating unit of parent holding company Constellation Software Inc., listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TXS) and acquires, strengthens and grows vertical market technology companies enabling them to be clear leaders within their focused industry.

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LPWA: Challenger operators could benefit from using a different technology to the market leader

Mobile operators have a significant opportunity to offer LPWA solutions, but competition will be intense. The leaders have decided which technology to support – for example, AT&T has opted for LTE-M, Orange uses LoRa and LTE-M and Vodafone has gone for NB-IoT.

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Actility raises US$75m Series D funds to speed industrial IoT solutions globally, adds new backers

Actility, a provider of Low Power Wide Area Networks (LPWAN) for the Internet of Things (IoT), has successfully completed its Series D funding round. The company has raised $75 million to enhance its IoT solutions portfolio.

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Actility appoints high-tech business veteran Mike Mulica as Chief Executive Officer

Actility, the industry provider in Low Power Wide Area (LPWA) radio networking and the innovator behind the ThingPark IoT solution platform, has announced the appointment of high-tech business veteran Mike Mulica as Chief Executive Officer.

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Actility wins $25m investment led by Ginko Ventures, KPN, Orange and Swisscom

Paris, France – Actility, a provider of network solutions and managed information systems for the Internet of Things (IoT), has secured a $25 million funding round led by Ginko Ventures.

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Swisscom expands M2M offering with cloud-based Application Enablement Platform

Machines and objects that communicate with each other (machine-to-machine) are now standard in many areas of business. Up to now, equipping a product with this capability has been very costly for companies in terms of time and IT resources. With the cloud-based Application Enablement Platform, Swisscom is creating the basis for connecting products to the

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Proprietary wireless technologies: do they still have a place in home automation?

A new study from IMS Research, recently acquired by IHS, projects that just 10 per cent of the smart home nodes that will be deployed during the period 2010 to 2017 will include proprietary wireless technologies

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