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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IMC Governors elect Brown and Bybjerg as new chair and vice chair

The Board of Governors of the IoT M2M Council (IMC) has elected Sara Brown of MultiTech and Kim Bybjerg of Tata Communications as their new chairman and vice chairman, respectively.

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More significant movement at the edge

In his latest Ecosystem column, Antony Savvas charts recent developments at the edge and new ownership for IoT corporate verticals.

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Tech for good: Building eco-friendly into your brand

The latest extinction rebellion highlighted an increasingly urgent appetite from the public to tackle climate change and ensure greater sustainability.

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IoTSWC 2019 Awards given to solutions by Eiffage- Bioservo, Cartesiam.ai-éolane, Zyfra-Suek and GFT

The winners of the IoT Solutions Awards 2019 were announced last night at the IoT Solutions World Congress 2019 in Barcelona. Eiffage together with Bioservo Technologies; Cartesiam.ai with éolane; and Zyfra with their work for SUEK were the winners, recognised for the best international projects developed in the field of industrial internet in the last

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Hands up who’s making money in 5G? And who’s not?

A WEEK IN IoT – 5G is starting strong, says Huawei. The company’s deputy chairman, Ken Hu, told its annual Mobile Broadband Forum (#MBBF) in Zurich, Switzerland last week that 5th Generation mobile communications “arrived faster than expected,” and that there are now 40 carriers in more than 20 countries supporting 136 different 5G-enabled devices.

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Industry ecosystem grows but still faces problems down the road

It’s been a busy few weeks for the IoT ecosystem. Here, freelance technology writer Antony Savvas looks at developments and also considers some of the problems.

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ZPMC, Vodafone, China Mobile and Huawei jointly release 5G Smart Port White Paper

At 2019 Globe Mobile Broadband Forum (MBBF 2019), Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industries Company (ZPMC), Vodafone, China Mobile and Huawei jointly release 5G Smart Port White Paper.

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Global IoT: Everyone’s talking about it. So why isn’t it happening?

“The MNOs have got a real problem when it comes to IoT. One problem is the race to zero on pricing for roaming.” As Jeremy Cowan says, the little bit of Yorkshire blood in me respects the directness of Eseye’s  CEO. As they say, Nick Earle calls a spade a spade.

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Industry backs eSIMs but needs to learn the benefits of iSIM deployment, says Arm survey

The top three obstacles to large commercial eSIM deployments are resistance from traditional stakeholders (69%), complexity to deliver eSIMs (40%) and lock-in concerns (40%). These are among the key findings of a new survey by Arm, according to Vincent Korstanje, the company’s vice president and general manager of Emerging Businesses.

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42 Technology aims to accelerate secure, low cost cellular IoT environment as it claims ‘first use’ of Rust on Nordic SiP

The Rust programming language application for a single-chip Internet of Things (IoT) device, which is claimed to be the first in the world, has been announced by 42 Technology, the product design and engineering consultancy.

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Vodafone and South East Water trial narrowband IoT solution to help reduce water leaks

Vodafone announced that it is working with South East Water on a pilot that could revolutionise how the water industry detects and prevents leaks. The pilot is timely: water shortages are said to threaten England within 25 years and Ofwat is requiring that all water companies reduce water leakage by 15% by 2025.

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5G will help start-ups compete with established companies, new Vodafone research reveals

A new report from Vodafone reveals how 5G could pave the way for a new wave of start-ups, with 60% of those surveyed believing the technology will help them compete against more established rivals.

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Retail businesses enhance in-store customer experience with Vodafone IoT and Perch

Perch, a specialist in physical and digital displays for retail marketing, is working with Vodafone Business to provide reliable, consistent, and engaging digital experiences in stores via Internet of Things (IoT) services.

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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.

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Savvy enterprises ‘already strategising’ their use of IoT in the 5G era

5G went live across six cities in the UK at the end of May, with a limited area roll-out by network operator EE. 5G-supported devices so far include the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G, Samsung Galaxy Fold, the Oppo Reno 5G and the LG V50 ThinQ.

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