ZTE signs 5G cooperation agreement with UDFJC university in Colombia

ZTE Corporation, an international provider of telecommunications, enterprise and consumer technology solutions for the mobile internet, has signed a five-year 5G cooperation agreement with Universidad Distrital Francisco José de Caldas of Colombia (UDFJC University) to establish a 5G Joint Innovation Research Centre in Colombia.

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American Tower, Everynet and Bantec Digital School claim Brazil’s first IoT experience centre

Everynet, a Low Power Wide Area (LPWA) network operator, has launched what is said to be the first IoT Experience Centre in Brazil. “IoT Open Labs” is an American Tower initiative with collaboration from Everynet and the Bantec Digital School, designed to provide a LoRaWAN (Internet of Things ) IoT Experience Centre

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Sunsea Telecommunications uses Ayla IoT platform for Chinese service providers’ IoT initiatives

Ayla Networks, a provider of Internet of Things (IoT) platform-as-a-service (PaaS), announced that China Telecom Corp. Ltd., the integrated information service operators in the world, has selected the Ayla IoT platform as the basis for its ambitious IoT initiative.

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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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Aeris CTO Hosain elected chair of IoT M2M Council

Syed Zaeem “Z” Hosain, a founder and the chief technical officer at Aeris, was named the new chairman of the IoT M2M Council by the trade association’s Board of Governors at their annual meeting, held in November in Boston.

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Digitalisation-not just for big business

When cellphones were first released in the mid-1980s, a handset would set you back $4000 (€3378.98) — the equivalent of almost $10,000 (€8447.45) today. Here, Markus Brettschneider, group senior vice president and general manager for global food & beverage applications for ABB, explains how smaller food manufacturers can take advantage of low-cost digital technology.

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Huawei demonstrates world’s first 5G network slicing application for the smart grid

At the PT Expo China 2017, in Beijing, Huawei is exhibiting the world’s first 5G network slicing application for smart grids. The application is based on Huawei’s 5G Core solution Service-Oriented Core (SOC), part of Huawei’s E2E 5G solution.

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oneM2M to host third Industry Day in India to advance worldwide IoT adoption

The global Internet of Things (IoT) standards initiative oneM2M and its partner Telecom Standards Development Society of India (TSDSI) will bring the third oneM2M Industry Day to India on Wednesday, September 20.

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Saverio Romeo promoted to Beecham chief research officer

Beecham Research has announced the appointment of Saverio Romeo as chief research officer to broaden and strengthen the company’s programme of international market research and analysis in the Machine-to-Machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) market.

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Bernie McPhillips, head of Telefonica’s IoT wholesale partner channel, joins Pangea

Pangea, a global M2M and IoT connectivity and solutions provider, has announced that Bernie McPhillips is set to join the organisation in April, marking the next phase in its Partner Programme strategy.

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Ficosa is first Spanish company to join 5G Automotive Association, aiming to boost connected mobility

Ficosa, a global provider specialising in the research, development, manufacturing and marketing of high-technology vision, safety, connectivity and efficiency systems for the automotive and mobility sectors, has become the first Spanish company to join the 5G Automotive Association (5GAA).

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ULE standard aims to make home automation affordable and help IoT solutions benefit from key features

Barely one in ten homes in Europe have a smart home system in place. One reason for these rather low figures is that manufacturers of smart home solutions used to focus on exclusive and often expensive systems that are incompatible with each other.

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Privacy and data ownership as a European business advantage

Silicon Valley innovators often see Europe as a fragmented landscape of independent markets with myriad regulation at the European and national level. At the same time, on personal data protection and data ownership, this picture of fragmented Europe does not apply.

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Three reasons to choose wireless failover for business continuity

It is often said that nothing is certain, except death and taxes. But in the age of connectivity, you’d be hard pressed to find someone who wouldn’t agree with adding network outages to that list.

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Smart home OEM Skyworth Digital establishes Latin America HQ and factory in Mexico

Shenzhen Skyworth Digital Technology Co. LTD., a STB and smart home solution provider, announced a major investment in the Latin America region, with the opening of a new headquarters and factory in Mexico.

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University of Surrey student’s project Canaria wins the global NASA SpaceApps Challenge 2016

James Lynn, a student studying Electronic Engineering with Space Systems, at the UK’s University of Surrey has won the global NASA SpaceApps Challenge 2016.

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