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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.

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