M2M Industry News Archives: July 2016
Verizon has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Yahoo’s operating business for $4.83bn in cash. This follows the company reporting strong profitability that it attributes to growth in mobile markets and the IoT.
Teradata has purchased London-based Big Data Partnership, a company with expertise in disruptive technologies, including Apache Hadoop, and which helps clients discover how to become more data driven and data savvy.
The IoT weakens security and provides uncertain cost savings, according to a report from Strategy Analytics.
Spanish communications company Telefónica is providing Akyumen with IoT services, including its Global SIM service, a single platform for the provisioning and management of all global SIMs.
Standards body OneM2M says that its next set of official specifications will be issued this autumn.
Hong Kong based Radcon.io, a hardware design firm specialising in connected technology, has entered into a partnership with Canada’s Open Sky Incubator to nurture IoT start-ups.
Fishermen and women who want to take their hobby to new heights can now do so with help from a high-tech fishing drone package from DronesDirect.
Hungarian firm HCC Embedded has acquired the networking business of US company InterNiche Technologies, a supplier of embedded networking protocol software, to help it develop networking and storage products for IoT devices.
Silicon Labs has introduced a prototyping kit to make it easier to connect wireless sensor nodes to mobile devices and the cloud to help businesses make data-driven decisions.
Antenova has announced two more antennas for the 802.11a/b/g/n/ac wireless standard aimed at addressing the profusion of high bandwidth applications.
The Japanese SoftBank Group has taken advantage of the fall in the pound following the UK’s Brexit vote to swoop for British chip design company ARM, which has IP cores in the vast majority of smartphones as well as many IoT and M2M devices.
The internet of things is not about the internet, and it is not really about the things. What it is about, according to Rowan Trollope, general manager of Cisco’s IoT group, is the transition from selling just products to selling a service, speaking at last week’s Cisco Live conference in Las Vegas.
Preventative maintenance will become the killer application for the IoT in industry, according to Chuck Robbins, Cisco CEO, speaking at this month’s Cisco Live in Las Vegas.
Managed wireless network services provider Kore has introduced an iPad-based IoT system for businesses with the aim of removing barriers-to-entry for enterprises.
German chip company Infineon Technologies is to acquire the Wolfspeed power and RF division of US-based Cree for US$850m to help attack next-generation cellular infrastructure markets relevant for IoT applications.
Japanese mobile operator NTT Docomo has reached another stage in its LTE IoT plans by completing interoperability testing of Gemalto’s Cinterion LTE cat-one specific M2M modules.
The world’s first beer brewed by artificial intelligence, which improves itself from customer feedback, has been launched by Intelligent X.
Nearly nine out of ten companies investing in the IoT have increased their budgets over the past year, according to Vodafone’s fourth annual IoT Barometer Report.
Three ICs from Toshiba Electronics support Bluetooth Low Energy version 4.1 communications for use in wearable technology, medical equipment, smartphone accessories, remote controls and a wide variety of emerging IoT products.
GE's industrial IoT Predix platform is being made available on Microsoft's Azure Cloud
AT&T and IBM are collaborating to develop new tools and open source resources to allow developers to build Internet of Things solutions faster and allow robust applications to reach production status as quickly as possible
The platform is being hailed by Cisco partners as bringing new capabilities and features to Internet of Things technologies, particularly in the retail, transportation and smart cities space
Apple will add support for the international healthcare data exchange language HL7 in the next version of its operating system iOS 10
British aero engine manufacturer Rolls-Royce and software developer Microsoft have announced a deal that they claim will cut flight delays for air passengers
Google's Glass technology is finding new uses in medicine
Instead of gleaning data intelligence from computer screens, Sisense's Business Intelligence Virtually Everywhere programme aims to turn the home and work environment into a backdrop for data insights
BMW, Intel and Mobileye are joining forces to make self-driving vehicles and future mobility concepts a reality. The three leaders from the automotive, technology, computer vision and machine learning industries are collaborating to bring fully automated driving into production by 2021.
With two partners, Sigfox is extending its IoT deployment in Latin America, and bringing coverage to Mexico City, one of the world’s largest markets for smart-city applications. The partners expect citywide coverage by the end of 2016 and nationwide service availability in the coming months.
Deutsche Telekom hopes to accelerate IoT market development with an NB-IoT prototyping hub, and the telco says the adoption of the 3GPP standard will pave the way for NB-IoT rollout.
SK Telecom has completed of the nationwide deployment of a low-power wide area network (LPWAN) based on LoRa technology in South Korea.
The US car safety regulator is to investigate Tesla Motors self-driving technology after the death of a driver in a Model S using the car's beta software.
French start-up Actility and Taiwanese electronics giant Foxconn Technology have jointly launched ThingPark China, a collaborative initiative to deliver a suite of IoT products to the Chinese market.
An IoT-ready development board for the Raspberry Pi will be launched this month by Florida-based Matrix Labs.
Gem Weltronics and People Power have formed a joint venture to provide an IoT operating system for digital products and services in Singapore and the entire Asean region.
The LoRa Alliance has announced its second global IoT challenge focused on creating a safer and smarter sustainable world with four submission categories of food, water, health and safety.
Texas chip company Silicon Labs has launched a multiband, multiprotocol wireless system-on-chip (SoC) for the IoT market.