M2M Industry News Archives: February 2017
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 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 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 has delivered its latest countrywide geodata data sets to low power wide area network operator Sigfox.
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.
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 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.
Israeli chipset company Altair Semiconductor has introduced a narrowband Cat-M1 and NB-IoT chipset with global band support, security and location capabilities.
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.
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, Palo Alto Networks, Symantec and Trustonic have formed the IoT Cybersecurity Alliance to help tackle IoT security problems.
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 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 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.
Device management company Friendly Technologies has added cyber protection technology to its TR-069 device management and IoT management platforms.
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 organisations in the USA and Europe are lagging behind in IoT adoption, according to a study by Indian IT services company HCL Technologies.
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.
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 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’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.
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 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 will launch at this month’s Mobile World Congress a consumer router that includes LoRa technology to overcome drawbacks of conventional wifi routers.
New York firm Anaren has added a wifi module to the company’s ecosystem of Air wireless products targeting the IoT applications market.
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 in Silicon Valley is collaborating with Cisco to develop and deliver curricula to establish a laboratory for skills training in the IoT.
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 along with start-ups and other have joined forces to create an IoT blockchain consortium.
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’s IoT network has gone live in the greater San Diego metropolitan area to drive applications related to municipal sustainability and clean energy.
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.
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.
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 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.