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Driverless shuttle buses require four separate safety solutions to ensure they operate safely and reliably even in the event of technical failures. So says Bosch, which has led a €4.3 …

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NB-IoT

  Japanese operator NTT DoCoMo said in a note published on its corporate website that it will discontinue its NB-IoT commercial offering from March 31. The carrier’s NB-IoT service had …

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Proofs-in-a-box – Thingstream is offering easy PoCs to validate IoT business cases

Swiss IoT company u-blox has bought UK-based Thingstream, which offers low power wide-area (LPWA) IoT connectivity based on the MQTT lightweight messaging protocol. The sale closed for at CHF 10 …

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Opinion

5G officially arrived this year. In certain parts of the US, it’s already providing AT&T users with upload speeds as fast as 500 megabytes per second and significantly reduced latency. …

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Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona in February is the major venue and the key date for the telecoms industry. Yes, the cards have been dealt, but the show works …

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An intro-video plays as the founders of The Things Network (TTN), take to the stage at their annual LoRaWAN bash in Amsterdam. A Hollywood-style voiceover crows about big-sounding tech – …

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Fundamentals

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Driverless shuttle buses require four separate safety solutions to ensure they operate safely and reliably even in the event of technical failures. So says Bosch, which has led a €4.3 …

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The hottest new digital tech in the automotive space is not the electrification or automation of vehicles. It is not, actually, sensors or analytics in production facilities. Instead, it is …

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Buried towards the bottom of the UK government’s announcement early last month of £65 million of new funding for rural and industrial 5G, part of a £200 million government fund …

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Use Cases

Vertical growing – trays of early growing plants under LED lighting. (Picture: Lorne Campbell / Guzelian)

The vertical farming industry in its infancy, with most practitioners stuck in hobbyist production. But the fragile case for growing food in warehouses – automated and dynamic local production, using …

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An IoT sensor platform has helped a team of geologists from York University in Canada and the University of Zurich in Switzerland to monitor the stability of the terrain over …

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IoT marketing

Is IoT the future of direct marketing? In the latest demonstration of how IoT has the potential to disrupt the marketing sector, WND UK, the UK’s Sigfox Network Operator, and …

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Reports

Smart lighting as a platform. Lighting is everywhere humans are, and already connected to power, making it the perfect apparatus for future wireless technologies and sensors. This report considers how …

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The only way to innovate is to collaborate. In the fourth installment in our new series on smart manufacturing technologies, UK-based global editor-in-chief editor James Blackman looks at how the …

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Digging for gold. The digital transformation of the metals and mining sectors – a review of the strategies, technologies and stakes in play as the mining industry seeks more sustainable …

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Webinars

For all the experience of LTE and excitement of 5G, the IoT market has been propped by low-power wide-area (LPWA) technologies. The concept of smart-anything as the prerequisite for industrial …

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Operational intelligence does not come just by connecting machines; it requires advanced analytics to sort the data and recommend a course of action. Many critical use cases at the edge …

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Analyst Angle

connected agriculture

The cost of IoT sensors has halved in the last 10 years and is still on a downward trend. Sensors can monitor the chemical composition and moisture content of the …

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As the headline suggests, this analysis should be seen in context. It offers only rapid arithmetic around the World Economic Forum’s (expanding) list of ‘lighthouse’ factories, which claim the most …

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Ericsson IoT interoperability

While IOT is one of the key areas of development for next generation wireless technology, many discussions and conference presentations on IOT focus on technology and use cases.  There are …

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