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Device availability, network flexibility, and technical features give LoRaWAN the edge on NB-IoT today, reckons Proximus. But competition between the two IoT technologies will grow closer, it expects. Meanwhile, Sigfox …

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Sprint IoT

Sprint’s Curiosity IoT is enabling connectivity, over-the-air device management and intelligent data capabilities for Dynamics’ Wallet Card, which claims to be the world’s first connected payment card. Already adopted by major …

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Cities must use all new mobility options, starting with shared and electric vehicles, if they are to decrease vehicle emissions by as much as 95 per cent by 2050. Focus …

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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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With localised power generation, the flow of electricity and data has to go both ways. New electricity metering infrastructure establishes an integrated system of meter hardware, communications networks, and data …

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The digital transformation of the agricultural sector – a review of the strategies, technologies and stakes in play as farmers seek more sustainable and competitive ways to feed the world.

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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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The problem with smart cities is no one wants to buy them. Because no one knows how to sell them. The technology is proven, but the commercial models are only …

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Analyst Angle

security IoT device

Nowadays, security and privacy are on everybody’s mind. Hardly a day goes by without the news of security breaches at major institutions. Most of the time, the reporting is focused …

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retail technology IoT

The industry announcement of the Open Retail Initiative (ORI), (see this blog as well), spearheaded by Intel and Dell, couldn’t have come at a better time.  Pithy statements like “Data …

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Mobile VoIP

Mobile Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) has ominously transformed the business ecosphere. Nowadays, with the advent of mobile VoIP, business owners and their employees are no longer tied to the …

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Fundamentals

In the end, it comes down to customer satisfaction – which, in the end, comes down to money. However you spin it, smarter industrial operations make better products, more efficiently, …

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LoRaWAN supports a broad set of IoT applications, applicable to a wide variety of vertical markets. Below is a comprehensive list of 19 use cases, as provided by LoRaWAN provider …

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Narrowband IoT (NB-IoT) is a cellular-based low-power wide-area (LPWA) technology. Specified in Release 13 of the 3GPP in June 2016, it coexists with GSM and LTE in licensed frequency bands. …

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Use Cases

Some time back, Finnish transmission operator Fingrid ran due diligence on the sector’s transformation, with the decarbonisation and decentralisation of the power supply, and advancements in digital technologies bringing cheaper …

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The Hamburg Port Authority (HPA), Deutsche Telekom and Nokia have completed an 18-month field test of 5G slicing and industrial IoT at the Port of Hamburg. The Port of Hamburg …

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UK medics and telecoms engineers have demostrated a 5G connected ambulance and a remote-controlled ultrasound scan over a public 5G network. The showcase has been carried out by telecoms provider …

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Opinion

IoT security

With the rise of connected devices in homes and offices spiralling upwards, Paul Hague, chief executive at UK cybersecurity firm BlackDice, says enterprises are letting vulnerable home devices onto their …

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Slicing should make enterprise networking as simple as electricity supply, and more dynamic, says Vassilis Seferidis, chief executive of Zeetta Networks. Here, he challenges the enterprise market to think bigger …

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With populations in the developing world continuing to grow, the need to find new ways to satisfy increased demand for access to food has never been greater. In order to …

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