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M2M Industry News Archives: September 2017

Sigfox operator hits back at damaging network myths



The boss of Sigfox’s UK operator WND has hit back at what he calls “network myths” that are slowing the take-up of the IoT network. Meanwhile, Sigfox has expanded to four more countries – Costa Roca, Croatia, Thailand and Tunisia.
 
Intel invests $1bn in artificial intelligence



Intel is investing $1bn in the artificial intelligence ecosystem to fuel adoption and product innovation.
 
Robot to speak at IoT Solutions World Congress in Barcelona



Next week’s IoT Solutions World Congress in Barcelona will have a robot panellist on two round tables of its blockchain forum, a side event within the industrial IoT trade show. And the IoT M2M Council (IMC) will hold an open industry event to announce its RFP programme.
 
Telenor and Wireless Trondheim to open IoT lab in Norway
Telenor Group and Wireless Trondheim are joining forces to open an IoT laboratory in Norway to boost innovation and build competencies. The IoT ProtoLab will be for start-ups, developers and students looking to prototype and develop IoT products and services.
 
IBM uses IoT to protect South African rhinos



Welgevonden Game Reserve in South Africa is using IBM IoT technology to protect rhinoceros from poachers in a collaboration that includes African teleco MTN, Wageningen University in the Netherlands and Prodapt.
 
Large-scale IoT projects doubled in past year, says Vodafone



The number of large-scale IoT projects doubled in the past year, according to Vodafone’s fifth annual IoT Barometer Report, a global survey of business sentiment regarding investment and innovation in the IoT.
 
Kerlink and Tata building world’s largest LoRaWan network in India
French company Kerlink is partnering with Tata Communciations in India to build what they claim will be the world’s largest LoRaWan network.
 
Toshiba reference design speeds wearable and IoT development

Toshiba Electronics has launched a reference design board graphics processor that forms part of a development platform so designers can rapidly configure and develop wearable devices and IoT applications.

 

Alphabet Nest launches home security system



Nest has introduced a range of smart home security devices in a major boost to its home based offerings. It has also added its intelligent personal assistant, Google Assistant, to its indoor camera
 
Hitachi regroups IT business around IoT



Hitachi has launched a new business to address IoT and OT/IT markets. The new business, Hitachi Vantara, will marshal resources from across all Hitachi companies
 
HPE Aruba deploys AI for network security
HPE network technology subsidiary Aruba has launched analytics software to improve enterprise network security. Aruba 360 Secure Fabric is designed to help organisations reduce cybersecurity risks to their infrastructure
 
Blackberry Fleet Complete deal for IoT Radar



Fleet Complete to incorporate BlackBerry Radar into its fleet tracking solution for advanced trailer and cargo monitoring capabilities
 
AT&T, Microsoft rapid IoT application development
AT&T has launched software to support faster deployment of IoT asset monitoring and management. Named AT&T Asset Management -- Operations Center, it will run on the Microsoft Azure cloud platform
 
Itron buys Smart City specialist Silver Spring
Utility metering firm Itron is acquiring smart city IoT specialist Silver Spring Networks. The move marks a significant deepening of Itron into the IoT and smart city markets
 
Software AG creates fast track to Enterprise IoT



Software AG has expanded the scope of its Cumolocity IoT platform. The enhanced Cumolocity platform now offers self-service IoT solutions to allow organisations to develop their own IoT applications
 
Essity and Microsoft partner for Health IoT
One of the world's largest healthcare and cleansing products companies, Essity, is partnering Microsoft to develop new IoT applications
 
MaxLinear multi-Gigabit wireless through 12 inch concrete walls
MaxLinear Inc has introduced technology that can transfer data through typical building materials at an aggregate throughput of up to 2.5 Gbps. The AirPHY technology could allow service providers to provide bidirectional gigabit services within the home, large buildings and industrial locations
 
Nokia Ukkoverkot nationwide LTE IoT network

Nokia is modernising the nationwide LTE network for Finnish private network operator Ukkoverkot. The modernisation programme will improve quality, capacity and security


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.