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C-V2X, the Future of Connected Transport, is Live Today

The promise of connected vehicles is enormous: they stand to improve traffic safety and efficiency, reduce air pollution, and improve quality of life for millions of people. Vehicle to Everything (V2X) technology is set to save 1,000 lives per year in the US alone, for ...

Operators Gather in Kuala Lumpur to Consider Expanding Roles Beyond Connectivity

Asia Pacific (APAC) has a key role to play in the expansion of operator roles beyond connectivity. This region is by far the most connected region on earth: with 120 Mobile IoT networks now deployed worldwide, more than a quarter at 37 are in APAC, which accounts for a ...

Mobile IoT Innovators Spotlight: Montr

The Mobile IoT Innovators spotlight series highlights ambitious companies working on innovative products and solutions using LTE-M or NB-IoT connectivity. To find out more about the Mobile IoT Innovators community, please click here. Montr Dutch-start-up Montr is using ...

Mobile and Aviation Industries Meet to Plan the Future of Unmanned Flight

What does the future have in store for aviation – and what will the role of the mobile industry be?  In short, flight will soon become far less reliant on pilots, and far more reliant on cellular connectivity.  Over the years ahead we’ll see much wider civilian use of ...

NTT DoCoMo Rolls out LTE-M Across Japan

Following launch of LTE-M in October 2018, NTT DoCoMo achieved population coverage of 99.8% across Japan by spring of 2019. The carrier, which is Japan’s largest, now plans to work on rolling out NB-IoT over the coming year.  NTT DoCoMo has formed alliances with partner ...

Mobile IoT Innovators Spotlight: Hajj Gear

The Mobile IoT Innovators spotlight series highlights ambitious companies working on innovative products and solutions using LTE-M or NB-IoT connectivity. To find out more about the Mobile IoT Innovators community, please click here. Hajj Gear Hasam Khan Founder & CEO ...

Beyond Connectivity: Operators Look Beyond Traditional Roles as the IoT Expands

Mobile network operators are increasingly looking beyond their traditional commercial horizons, as IoT growth positions them to provide end-to-end services and platforms directly, rather than simply the connectivity to enable them. Until relatively recently the vast bulk of ...

Connected Agriculture: Smart Greenhouses to Help China Meet its Sustainable Development Goals

As Mobile World Congress returns to Shanghai later this month, many will be wondering how this enormous country – which is now by far the most connected country on earth, with 65% of the world’s cellular IoT connections (GSMAi) – plans to impress next.  There is certainly no ...

IoT Takes Centre Stage at MWC19 Shanghai in China: the Most Connected Country on Earth

MWC Shanghai 2019 returns this month, at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre between 26 and 28 June – and, perhaps naturally in the world’s capital for IoT connections, the IoT programme will take centre stage.  IoT’s presence will be kicked off with the Future IoT ...

Connected Vehicles are Safest When they are Cellular

As the Internet of Things has gone from theory to reality, connected vehicles – those which can communicate with each other, with outside services, and with us – have become among its most keenly discussed features. The implications of such vehicles for safety, convenience, ...

A Rapidly Growing Ecosystem Meets: the APAC IoT Partnership Programme comes to Taipei

It’s now widely recognised in the mobile industry that Asia Pacific (APAC) is the world’s foremost growth region in IoT, representing 40% of the total global spend last year.  37 of the world’s 110 Mobile IoT networks are deployed in Asia Pacific across 12 countries, and ...

The Internet of the Skies: Establishing Public Trust in the Future of Cellular Drones

The GSMA is supporting the Global Unmanned Traffic Management Association (GUTMA) on Connected Skies, a major conference on drones and UTM, which will bring together the aviation and telecoms industry for the first time. The event will consider key technical concepts, aerial ...

Making Mobile IoT Easy

MWC Barcelona 2019 showcases new tools to streamline the development of Mobile IoT applications Creating compelling Mobile IoT applications is becoming increasingly straightforward. As part of the Mobile IoT Experience at MWC19 Barcelona, a clutch of companies were ...

Operators Optimistic of Bright Future as New IoT Revenue Opportunities Come to Fruition

Among the many show-stealing IoT breakthroughs and showcases at the world’s leading tech event, there is a central question: how do mobile network operators increase revenue and profit in the emerging IoT market? This was put forward yesterday by PwC’s APAC telecoms lead, ...

Mobile IoT Summit: Collaboration Deepens as Global Use Cases Multiply

“How many people here refer to Mobile IoT in their day-to-day activity?”, asked one panellist of our 500-strong audience at yesterday’s 8th Mobile IoT Summit. “That’s about half – two years ago when we asked this question, only about five people put their hands up”.  Perhaps ...

ETSI Issues Cybersecurity Standard to Support the Internet of Things

Internet standards organisation, ETSI has released a new standard for cybersecurity in the Internet of Things (IoT) that references the GSMA’s IoT Security Guidelines. With more and more devices in the home being connected to the internet and people entrusting their personal ...

IoT Takes Centre Stage as Mobile World Congress Rolls into View

Mobile World Congress is approaching again – running from 25 February to 28 February in Barcelona – and IoT is naturally remaining centre stage. The 8th Mobile IoT Summit is perhaps the keynote event in the industry’s IoT calendar. This year’s Summit looks forward to IoT ...

Top 5 IoT Innovations at CES 2019 that Caught our Eye

As operators expand their commercial horizons ever more broadly with the rise of IoT – becoming not only the providers of connectivity, but connected services themselves – they’re taking more of an interest in broader tech innovation than ever.  We take a look below at the ...

5G and Mobile IoT Prove Natural Partners for the Year Ahead

There are times when some in the industry quietly wish 5G had been given another name.  The capability leap is simply not comparable to that between 3G and 4G.  As Intel’s VP for IoT explains, “the 2G networks were designed for voice; 3G for voice and data; and 4G for ...

Blockchain: From Online Hype to Commercial Reality?

Blockchain – the most famous of the distributed ledger technologies, or DLT –  has for some time now been a familiar word whose meaning few truly know. As with various apparently seismic developments before it, blockchain has seemed on the tips of countless tongues, the ...