Telefonica set to connect IoT devices using satellite with 5G technology

Telefonica, through its divisions Telefonica Tech and Telefonica Global Solutions (TGS), and Sateliot, a satellite telecommunications operator, are collaborating in the development of an innovative connectivity service with dual 5G NB-IoT technology in which Sateliot’s new satellite network will be integrated with Telefonica Tech’s current terrestrial NB-IoT networks to offer IoT connectivity wherever the customer needs it, including maritime

Read more

The smart needs of a smart city

Across the world, rapid urbanisation is becoming a serious issue, and living standards can diminish if city facilities and infrastructure cannot keep pace with the speed of the development. Smart cities, delivering better use of data, improved urban planning, as well as digital connectivity and services to its citizens, are now seen as a key

Read more

What private blockchain means to telcos

While the telecoms sector is yet to fully embrace blockchain technology, Jonas Lundqvist, CEO at Haidrun, says that the arrival of private blockchain may change that and unlock a massive potential for telecom service providers to create new businesses and revenue streams.

Read more

Berg Insight says global cellular IoT connections grew 12% to reach 1.7 billion in 2020

A new report from the IoT market research firm Berg Insight says that the global number of cellular IoT subscribers increased by 12% during 2020 to reach 1.74 billion.

Read more

MWC Barcelona opens with GSMA launching Global Mobile Economy Report plus new products and services

GSMA is celebrating the return of MWC Barcelona, the mobile ecosystem event. This year’s edition of MWC Barcelona will be a powerful combination of a physical and virtual event the first of its kind since Covid-19.

Read more

Top applications that ensure growth for the IoT managed services market

With advances in modern technologies, the expansion of the Internet of Things (IoT) sector has witnessed extensive developments. The growing expansion of IoT services in various sectors and industries for efficient management is serving as a prominent growth generator for the global IoT managed services market.

Read more

Tech experts join JT board

A former Royal Navy commander and a director of the UK’s property groups have been appointed as non-executive directors of JT.

Read more

MobiledgeX extends edge computing support to the enterprise with platform update

MobiledgeX, Inc. has released MobiledgeX Edge-Cloud R2.0 for the enterprise edge. This enables private and public edge cloud integration to allow developers to deploy location-specific services.

Read more

Berg Insight says NB-IoT device shipments reached 53 million units in 2018

According to a new research report from IoT analyst firm Berg Insight, global shipments of NB-IoT devices reached 53 million units in 2018. Annual shipments are expected to almost triple in 2019 reaching 142 million units.

Read more

Telefónica and Schindler join forces to provide IoT connectivity for elevators and escalators worldwide

Telefónica and Schindler have formed a global partnership for digital connectivity. Under the agreement, Telefónica will be the IoT and network connectivity partner for Schindler’s digital offering for smart elevators and escalators – Schindler Ahead.

Read more

Low power mobile IoT networks to cover 93% of the largest markets by Q3 2019

The GSMA reports that mobile IoT or Low Power Wide Area (LPWA) networks are now globally available in licensed spectrum in 49 markets around the world. This follows 93 launches by 50 different mobile operators across both LTE-M and NB-IoT.

Read more

UK operators extend network sharing to 5G infrastructure to lower costs

Telefonica’s O2 and Vodafone are extending their network sharing deal to cover 5G, enabling them to accelerate the deployment of the faster mobile service at a lower cost.

Read more

Twilio Super SIM tackles complex network connections to lower barriers to entry into IoT

Cloud communications platform Twilio, announced Twilio Super SIM, built on the Twilio Evolved Packet Core (EPC) and expands Twilio’s tier-one carrier relationships on the Twilio Super Network to include wireless connectivity.

Read more

Sierra Wireless board of directors appoints Kent Thexton as president & CEO and Robin Abrams as chair

Sierra Wireless, the provider of fully integrated device-to-cloud solutions for the Internet of Things (IoT), announced that Kent Thexton has been appointed to the position of president & chief executive officer of the company.

Read more

BNetzA requests that Telefónica submit to Transatel a wholesale roaming services contract for the Internet of Things

BNetzA (Bundesnetzagentur), the German Telecom regulator, sided with Transatel in its regulatory dispute with Telefónica Germany. This should bring an end to the 18 months-long discussion opposing Transatel,

Read more

Third-party IoT CMPs had 120 million devices under management in 2017, reports Berg Insight

According to a new research report from the IoT analyst firm Berg Insight, the number of devices managed on third-party connectivity management platforms (CMPs) will grow at a CAGR of 30.3% from 120 million in 2017 to reach 440 million by 2022. This accounted for about 18% of the total installed base of cellular IoT

Read more