5G Future Forum opens call for new members

The 5G Future Forum, based in London, UK, called for new members, The forum is a global industry group focused on driving rapid adoption of 5G and Multi-access Edge Computing (MEC), specifically targeting mobile network operators.

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Microsoft joins the IoT M2M Council to speed Internet of Things adoption

Microsoft has joined the IoT M2M Council (IMC), a trade group that fosters a community of 25,000 qualified IoT users. The Microsoft Azure IoT Engineering group will use the IMC as a platform to stay in closer contact with enterprise users and product makers that are deploying IoT technology.

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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.

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Unlocking revenue opportunities by combining IoT processes with real-time technology

The number of connected devices is expected to explode in the next few years. According to a recent study by Jupiter Research, the number of Industrial IoT connections will increase from 17.7 billion this year to 36.8 billion by 2025, representing an overall growth of 207%. As these connected devices continue to be adopted across

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European telecom consolidation could make a comeback

Consolidation could make a comeback in the European telecom market in 2021 as companies struggle to recover from record low industry valuations, a new report published by Bloomberg Intelligence (BI) says.

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Vodafone, Telefonica, DT IoT and Verizon top Transforma Insights CSP IoT rankings

Transforma Insights has revealed the results of its analysis of the Internet of Things (IoT) strategies of 10 connectivity providers across technical, geographical and vertical capabilities.

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Global top tier of operators account for 1.27bn cellular IoT connections, with China dominant

Ahead of its annual CSP IoT Peer Benchmarking report, Transforma Insights has published a short report tracking numbers of IoT connections for the top 33 carrier groups worldwide.

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Curve smart GPS tracker launched in Europe by Vodafone to track cars, keys and other valuables

Vodafone UK has expanded its consumer smart tech offering with the launch of smart GPS tracker, Curve. Curve allows users to stay connected to the people and things they love, sending them alerts and updates straight to their mobile from a distance.

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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 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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Vodafone launches IoT-enabled heat detection camera

Vodafone UK, working in partnership with Digital Barriers, has launched a heat detection camera to help UK organisations get back to work safely during the coronavirus pandemic. The Heat Detection Camera combines thermal imaging and Vodafone’s IoT connectivity to screen the temperature of people as they enter buildings.

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Varlan appointed MD of GIGAEurope representing European Gigabit comms networks

Irina Varlan has been appointed as managing director of  GIGAEurope. This is the new industry organisation that brings together private operators who build, operate and invest in the gigabit communications networks that enable Europe’s digital connectivity.

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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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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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