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M2M Industry News Archives: October 2016

Inmarsat provides satellite connectivity for Vodafone
Inmarsat is to provide satellite connectivity for Vodafone’s IoT platform. The two have signed a roaming agreement to enable international satellite and cellular roaming connectivity for the IoT.
ARM product suite delivers options for IoT
At this week’s ARM TechCon in California, the UK chip design company released a comprehensive product suite to deliver security, efficiency, low-power connectivity and device life cycle management for the IoT.
Intel targets latest Atom at IoT
Intel announced at this week’s IoT Word Congress in Barcelona the latest generation of Atom processors for IoT applications.
NEC enabler allows prioritisation of IoT traffic
NEC has developed the IoT Service Enabler, a platform capable of automatic network management and control that can also be used for MEC mobile edge computing, an architecture for next-generation wireless infrastructure.
Microchip launches Sigfox transceiver and development kits

US chip firm Microchip Technology has launched what it claims is the industry's first FCC-certified, fully integrated RF transceiver and kits for developing IoT services for use on the Sigfox network.
HPE and PTC collaborate on converged IoT services
At this week’s IoT World Congress in Barcelona, PTC and Hewlett Packard Enterprise announced a planned collaboration to facilitate the availability of converged IoT services based on PTC ThingWorx software and HPE Edgeline systems.
Faraday reveals Uranus IoT development platform

Faraday Technology has introduced a 55nm ultra-low-power SoC development platform for IoT applications. Called Uranus, it is the latest member of the Taiwanese company’s MCU-based SoC development platform series.
Security must be at heart of IoT, says Greenwave chief
Learning from the past, taking security seriously and protecting the consumer must be at the heart of developing propositions for the IoT because it’s all about personal data, said Greenwave Systems’ chief scientist Jim Hunter at last week’s Broadband World Forum in London.
Chinese collaboration aims to secure IoT
A Chinese collaboration between fabless semiconductor company Spreadtrum and YunOS cloud computing-based and data- and service-oriented operating system for the IoT aims to develop an IoT security ecosystem in China.
PSA Group picks Gemalto for connecting cars

French car maker PSA Group is to equip millions of connected vehicles with Gemalto M2M products.
Sierra Wireless modules for M1 and NB1 support 3GPP
Sierra Wireless has introduced AirPrime cellular modules for categories M1 and NB1 LTE networks. They support the 3GPP standard for LPWA technologies.
Investors leap to back Smartfrog

Irish and German start-up Smartfrog has raised €20m in its third round of financing, bringing total investment in the IoT and smart camera maker to more than €28m in one year.

Fixed networks are not dead, says Nokia chief in keynote
Fixed networks will play a key role in achieving network transformation and true convergence with mobile as the world moves twoards 5G and the IoT, according to Federico Guillen, president of Nokia’s fixed network business group, in his keynote address to this week’s Broadband World Forum in London.
Qualcomm secures design wins for IoT modem with launches due early 2017
At this week’s 4G/5G Summit in Hong Kong, Qualcomm Technologies announced that it had secured design wins among the industry's leading module OEMs based on its MDM9206 LTE modem for IoT applications.
Software collaborations to improve connectivity on Sigfox networks

French software companies MicroEJ and Witekio are collaborating on a demonstrator for Sigfox connectivity for embedded or IoT projects.
Helios plans satellite-based IoT and M2M service
Canada’s Helios Wire is designing and building a space-based IoT and M2M service for market applications that require low bandwidth and low service costs.
GE forecasts IoT growth in India

The Indian IoT market is expected to grow to US$15bn with 2.7bn connected devices by 2020, according to a study by GE launched at this month’s Nasscom Design & Engineering Summit in Bengaluru.
Ayla partners MNubo to help IoT product manufacturers
Ayla Networks is to integrate MNubo SmartObjects technology with its IoT platform to provide manufacturers of IoT products with data analytics and business intelligence services and tools.
Vicotee and Linear to release wireless mesh sensor interface at Electronica

At next month’s Electronica show in Munich, Norwegian company Vicotee will be launching a wireless mesh IoT sensor interface that uses SmartMesh IP from Linear Technology.
Antenova flexible antenna for 433MHz ISM band

Antenova, a UK-based manufacturer of antennas and RF antenna modules for M2M and the IoT, has introduced an antenna for small devices in the 433MHz ISM band.

AllSeen, OCF create single IoT connectivity group
The combination of the two organisations under one name will bring together efforts at IoT connectivity mostly in the home automation, car to home, consumer electronics, health care, and wearables
ABB, Microsoft partner on Industry 4.0
Swedish-Swiss industrial automation and energy grids specialist ABB and US software firm Microsoft are partnering to develop new digital solutions for industrial customers
Deutsche Telekom launches multi-IoT platform
Deutsche Telekom has launched a cloud based platform to unify IoT cloud platforms from a number of well known industry suppliers. Named "The House of IoT"
AT&T launch SF LTE-M IoT pilot
AT&T is launching a pilot of LTE-M technology in San Francisco to showcase how new LTE-M2 technology can bring IoT connectivity to a new generation of devices and markets
Semtech, Comcast to deploy trial LoRaWAN network
The LoRaWAN-based network trial deployment will start in the fourth quarter of 2016 and run initially in San Francisco and Philadelphia
Libelium launches IoT connected health platform
Libelium's new MySignals is a biometrical IoT platform designed to allow developers to create new ehealth software applications and medical devices measuring 20 different vital signs parameters
Samsung, Deakin initiate smart home health IoT trials

Mobile technology firm Samsung Australia has partnered with Deakin University and healthcare IoT specialist Unisono to develop IoT based smart home health technology and software to monitor patient behaviours while at home

IBM invests $200m in Munich HQ for Watson IoT business
IBM is investing US$200m in the new global headquarters for its Watson IoT business in Munich, IoT capabilities around blockchain and security, and an array of clients that are driving real outcomes by using Watson IoT technologies.
Microsoft combines research facilities to tackle AI

Microsoft has formed an artificial intelligence and research group bringing together more than 5000 computer scientists and engineers focused on the company's AI product efforts.
Samsung and Russian operator MTS sign IoT and 5G MoU
Samsung Electronics and Russian operator Mobile TeleSystems (MTS) have signed a memorandum of understanding to explore and advance IoT and 5G telecommunications technologies.
Intel targets Altera Stratix 10 at IoT data centres

Intel has started sampling to customers its Stratix 10 field programmable arrays, claimed to be the industry's first 14nm FPGA. The company is targeting high-end compute and data intensive applications arising from the growth of the IoT.
OneM2M opens up standards to other bodies
Standards body OneM2M has issued release two of its set of IoT specifications allowing interworking with other M2M standards.
Qualcomm aims at IoT with ten-year available processors
Qualcomm, which is rumoured to have made a takeover bid for Dutch semiconductor company NXP, has launched Snapdragon 600E and 410E processors, the first in a series designed specifically for the IoT.
Silicon Labs buys IoT RTOS firm Micrium
Silicon Labs has acquired Micrium, a supplier of real-time operating system (RTOS) software for the IoT. This should helps simplify IoT design for developers by combining a commercial-grade embedded RTOS with Silicon Labs’ IoT expertise.
China uses big data to push smart ocean development
China, as it tried to become a maritime power, is promoting the development of maritime big data and building a "smart ocean".