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M2M Industry News Archives: February 2017

GE, Nokia and Qualcomm to demo LTE IIoT network at MWC
GE Digital, Nokia and Qualcomm Technologies will demonstrate at next week’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona a private LTE network for the industrial IoT market, meshing together each party's platforms and technologies.
 
AT&T ahead of schedule for US LTE-M rollout
AT&T is planning nationwide deployment of its LTE-M network for the IoT across the USA ahead of schedule in the second quarter of 2017. It is also planning LTE-M availability in Mexico by the end of the year.
 
IBM uses mesh networking to bring weather alerts to developing countries



IBM through its subsidiary The Weather Company is using mesh networking to notify underserved populations in developing countries of potential severe weather events or disasters.
 
LuxCarta aids Sigfox with geodata
LuxCarta has delivered its latest countrywide geodata data sets to low power wide area network operator Sigfox.
 
Ubirch plans blockchain demo for MWC



Cologne-Berlin start-up Ubirch has developed a battery-operated sensor node that can transmit data from all over the world. It will present the technology at next week’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.
 
Telefónica and Huawei collaborate on NB-IoT in Chile
Working with one of the leading water utility companies in Chile, Telefónica, Huawei and Kamstrup have deployed their first project with real user data using NB-IoT technology.
 
Ittia and Renesas combine to give power to IoT edge devices
Ittia and Japanese electronics company Renesas are collaborating to provide data storage and analysis for microprocessors to help manufacturers of embedded and IoT devices collect, store, search and share data at local end-point devices.
 
Altair chipset combines features for Cat-M1 and NB-IoT



Israeli chipset company Altair Semiconductor has introduced a narrowband Cat-M1 and NB-IoT chipset with global band support, security and location capabilities.
 
GSMA pulls together big data APIs to fuel IoT innovation
The GSMA has launched an IoT big data API directory to make harmonised data sets from multiple sources worldwide available to developers and third parties, helping them create new IoT services.
 
STM launches prototype boards to speed LoRa development

Two ready-to-use prototype boards from Swiss chip company ST Microelectronics can help developers slash the cost for evaluating LoRaWan and other LPWAN technologies including 6LoWPan.


AT&T, IBM, Nokia and Symantec form IoT security alliance
AT&T, IBM, Nokia, Palo Alto Networks, Symantec and Trustonic have formed the IoT Cybersecurity Alliance to help tackle IoT security problems.
 
Intel backs data as it aims to outpace IoT market



At Intel’s annual meeting for investors last week, CEO Brian Krzanich said the flood of data being generated by smart, connected things and machines would be a driver of innovation and growth for Intel, and that its IoT business would outpace the market.
 
ARM stretches to invest in Chinese IoT start-ups
ARM has teamed up with Chinese investment management company Hopu to support emerging technology companies and start-ups in China in areas such as the IoT, autonomous vehicles, cloud computing, big data and artificial intelligence.
 
Nokia launches worldwide IoT network grid as a service



Nokia has created a worldwide IoT network grid, what it says is a one-stop-shop, full service model offering seamless IoT connectivity across technologies and geographical borders to address the transport, health, utilities and safety markets.
 
Friendly way to protect IoT platforms
Device management company Friendly Technologies has added cyber protection technology to its TR-069 device management and IoT management platforms.
 
Lockheed Martin leads Australian project to improve satellite positioning accuracy



Geoscience Australia and Lockheed Martin have started a collaborative research project to show how augmenting signals from multiple GNSS constellations can enhance positioning, navigation and timing for a range of applications.
 
Half of US and European bodies lagging in IoT adoption

Half of organisations in the USA and Europe are lagging behind in IoT adoption, according to a study by Indian IT services company HCL Technologies.


Cisco helps AT&T with business-focused IoT services
AT&T is using Cisco Jasper technology to set up a cloud-based control centre to help businesses launch, manage, secure and monetise IoT services.
 
SK Telecom to deploy LoRa networks in Thailand



South Korean operator SK Telecom has signed a contract with Cat Telecom, a state-owned telco in Thailand, for the deployment of LoRa-based IoT networks and provision of technology consulting.
 
Hewlett Packard acquires IoT security company Niara



Hewlett Packard Enterprise has acquired Niara, a user and entity behaviour analytics security market company, to help transform workplace and operational experiences for mobile and IoT devices.
 
Inmarsat and Actility see first fruits of LoRaWan partnership
Inmarsat’s LoRaWan-based network, developed in partnership with French IoT company Actility, is said to be delivering on its strategy to bring the IoT to every corner of the globe.
 
Telit acquires GainSpan to increase wifi portfolio
IoT enabler Telit has agreed to acquire Silicon Valley-based GainSpan, a wireless connectivity provider that specialises in the design and development of low-power wifi technology.
 
Harman gateway bridges legacy environments to IoT



Harman IoT gateway is end-to-end system with modular software architecture and hardware flexibility that integrates protocols, manages storage and analytics, and facilitates data flow securely between edge devices and the cloud.
 
TrackNet plans LoRa router launch at MWC
TrackNet will launch at this month’s Mobile World Congress a consumer router that includes LoRa technology to overcome drawbacks of conventional wifi routers.
 
Anaren wifi module targets IoT market



New York firm Anaren has added a wifi module to the company’s ecosystem of Air wireless products targeting the IoT applications market.
 
MultiTech joins IMC to promote industrial flexibility
Wireless connectivity company MultiTech has joined the board of governors of the IoT M2M Council (IMC) as a sustaining member to promote the IoT.
 
Northeastern University establishes IoT skills programme

Northeastern University in Silicon Valley is collaborating with Cisco to develop and deliver curricula to establish a laboratory for skills training in the IoT.



Nokia improves Impact on vertical applications



Nokia has updated its Impact intelligent management platform for all connected things to make it easier for users to deploy services and business models for key IoT vertical applications, including smart parking, smart lighting and transportation.
 
Bosch, Cisco, Foxconn and Gemalto form IoT blockchain consortium
Bosch, Cisco, Foxconn and Gemalto along with start-ups and other have joined forces to create an IoT blockchain consortium.
 
Verizon sees businesses struggle to get most out of IoT



More organisations than ever are using IoT to transform their business, according to Verizon, but most are struggling to use IoT data to their full potential.
 
Ingenu RPMA network goes live in San Diego
Ingenu’s IoT network has gone live in the greater San Diego metropolitan area to drive applications related to municipal sustainability and clean energy.
 
Lantronix offers fresh approach to IoT software platforms
Lantronix aims to simplify IoT-enablement for OEMs by providing them with a range of ready-to-use apps and services built into the IoT gateway.
 
Abeeway and Actility partner on IoT location technology
At last week’s LoRa Alliance All Members’ Meeting in London, French firms Actility and Abeeway announced a partnership to develop and commercialise a flexible location system for the IoT.
 
Callup to launch IoT SIM manager at MWC
Mobile device management company Callup plans to introduce an IoT SIM cards management system at this month’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.
 
Multi-Tech and Synox collaborate on LoRa platform
Multi-Tech is collaborating with French company Synox to provide an IoT system for managing heterogeneous sensors and actuators, connectivity networks – cellular and LoRa – and securing data.