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M2M Industry News Archives: September 2017

MWC Americas sees live public NB-IoT demo

What is said to be the first live public NB-IoT demonstration in North America took place this week at Mobile World Congress Americas in San Francisco. This featured Minnesota-based MultiTech Systems’ cellular modems based on LTE Category M1 and NB-IoT technologies.
U-Blox and Bluvision partner on MWC Americas demo

At this week’s Mobile World Congress Americas in San Francisco, Swiss company U-Blox featured a live NB-IoT LTE Cat NB1 demo using its Sara-R410M-02B configurable LTE Cat M1 and NB1 multi-mode module with worldwide coverage.
IBM to invest $240m in AI research at MIT
IBM plans to make a ten-year, $240m investment to create an artificial intelligence laboratory at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Sigfox catches rats in Singapore

The IoT and Sigfox are helping a pest control company in Singapore catch rats. Rodent risk management company Cre8Techas partnered with Sigfox operator UnaBiz, to address the $22.4bn global pest management industry.
AT&T deploys LTE-M in Mexico

AT&T is deploying LTE-M technology across its network in Mexico. The company completed LTE-M pilots in Tijuana and Puebla over the summer.
Myriad releases Thingstream M2M connectivity service
Swiss software company Myriad Group has announced the commercial availability of Thingstream, a global M2M connectivity service that is said to deliver ubiquity, security and better connectivity for IoT applications.
Chariot and SenRa roll out IoT services in India
Two Indian companies are partnering to roll-out LoRa-based services throughout the country. Start-up Chariot will be using SenRa’s low-power wide-area networks to deploy offerings such as connected water meters, parking sensors and street lighting.
LoRa network to be rolled out in Argentina by next year
Kerlink and Yeap plan to deploy Argentina’s first LoRaWan IoT network. Yeap was recently formed by Inversiones Condor, a telecoms and technology company in South America, to operate the network.
Standards and security worries still holding IoT back, says Verizon

Nearly three-quarters of executives are either researching or currently deploying IoT, according to the latest state of the market report from Verizon. But worries over standards, security, interoperability and cost are holding some companies back.

IMC to produce IoT Infrastructure Exhibit & Conference at CES 2018
The IoT M2M Council (IMC) is to produce the IoT Infrastructure Exhibit & Conference at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas in January, the world’s largest event for the business of consumer technologies.
Oracle expands IoT cloud portfolio
Oracle has expanded its IoT cloud portfolio to help its customers gain intelligence and speed RoI from connected assets.
Ericsson and Qualcomm test Cat-M1 in South Africa

Ericsson and Qualcomm Technologies have completed a lab trial for Cat-M1 with MTN South Africa in support of MTN’s IoT ambitions.
Microsoft helps Leuze sensor customers join IoT

Microsoft is helping the customers of German sensor company Leuze Electronic get IoT services up and running quickly with hardware and software that has been pre-tested and verified to work with Microsoft Azure IoT.
Able and Janus partner on SIM demo at MWC Americas
Able Device and Janus Remote Communications are to demo the SIMbae mobile IoT application hosting at next week’s Mobile World Congress Americas in San Francisco.
Digi reveals details of next three cellular modems

Digi has unveiled the features and capabilities powering its latest three XBee cellular modems.
AT&T certifies Telit module for LTE-M

Telit’s tri-band, single mode ME910C1-NA is the Italian company’s first LTE Category M1 (LTE-M) module to receive certification for operation on AT&T's LTE-M network.
Antenova antenna for metal surfaces to debut at MWC Americas

UK antenna maker Antenova is to launch the Robusta SR4G031 antenna for metal surfaces at next week’s Mobile World Congress Americas in San Francisco. The antenna operates in the 1559 to 1609MHz bands and is for tracking metal objects and smart city applications.
LoRa rounds up cattle for Chipsafer

Chipsafer, a Uruguayan start-up focused on IoT services for cattle management, used Semtech’s LoRa devices and wireless RF technology to develop its ranching platform.