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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 ...

Mobile IoT Doubled in Range – Without the Need for Hardware Upgrades

Mobile IoT has turned a corner: one that makes connection of even the remotest areas, such as those in rural Australia, all the more feasible.  Last month a partnership between Ericsson and Telstra successfully tested a deployment of NB-IoT fully 100km away from the nearest ...

Collaboration and Innovation to pave the way for AI in the IoT: an Interview with Sierra Wireless

Sierra Wireless is one of the leading technology providers in the industry and an important enabler for the IoT. In the wake of Mobile World Congress Americas, we interviewed Dan Schieler, the organisation’s Senior Vice President and General Manager for OEM Solutions. We ...

Intelligent Connectivity Top of the Agenda in Bangkok as Asia Pacific Leads the Way in IoT

Asia Pacific is now the world’s foremost growth region for IoT, representing 40% of the world’s total spend in 2018: mass installation of sensors, cameras and other connected devices will bring investment above $291 billion this year, up 12% from $260 billion in 2017. ...

NetraDyne Discuss their AI Platform, 5G and their vision of the IoT

At MWC Los Angeles, NetraDyne demonstrated their innovative artificial intelligence product, Driveri. Sandeep Pandya, President of NetraDyne, was interviewed by the GSMA for his insights in 5G, AI and IoT. GSMA: Thank you for taking time to share your thoughts with us. First ...

New Connectivity, New Control

At MWC Americas, Innovators showcase how Mobile IoT tech can keep tabs on company assets In the US, the arrival of nationwide low power wide area connectivity is making it easier for businesses to track their assets and manage projects. Both Verizon and AT&T have ...

Operators look Beyond Connectivity in the Age of IoT

As the IoT expands and develops, operators are expanding their commercial horizons dramatically. Operators are now moving to meet demand beyond that for connectivity alone: there is a growing need for some kind of ringmaster to provide and manage connected services ...

Intelligent Connectivity: the Fusion of 5G, AI and IoT

Intelligent connectivity is the combination of high-speed, low-latency 5G networks, cutting-edge artificial intelligence (AI) and the linking of billions of devices through the Internet of Things (IoT).   As these three revolutionary technologies combine they will enable ...

LTE-M to Provide Vital Boost to Bee Populations in Agriculture

Honeybees are one of the great lynchpins of the ecosystems on which we rely.  While their role in keeping the natural world’s gears turning is frequently underestimated, or overlooked entirely, much of our food production is dependent on healthy bee populations.  ...

Mobile IoT Connects China to the Future

Showcase at MWC Shanghai highlights breadth of Mobile IoT deployments in China China is a global leader in harnessing the low power wide area connectivity delivered by Mobile IoT technologies. At Mobile World Congress Shanghai, the GSMA partnered with China’s leading mobile ...

New Roles in the Market for Operators as they Look Beyond Traditional Revenue Streams

The role of network operators in the market is changing.  As the global infrastructure they support becomes more sophisticated – most importantly, as the Internet of Things develops – operators are shifting their commercial focus, from simply providing connectivity to ...

Mobile Industry Supports Gathering Momentum of Commercial Drones Market

Unmanned Aircraft, or ‘drones’, have hitherto been regarded as serving two typical purposes: military applications, and those of casual hobbyists.  The past year or so, however, has seen that perception start to change fundamentally. There has been insight provided into this ...

Operators Move Beyond Connectivity in the IoT Era as Asia Pulls Ahead

The Internet of Things is well on the way to transforming our lives – connecting devices across vast areas at low cost to make our working lives more productive, our cities smarter, and our travel safer and more efficient. Much of the growth in IoT – particularly in ...

GSMA: Global Mobile Operators Commit to Common Approach to IoT Security

AT&T, China Mobile, China Telecom, China Unicom, Deutsche Telekom, Etisalat, KDDI, LG Uplus, Orange, Telefónica, Telenor Group, Telia, Turkcell, Vodafone Group and Zain Agree to Adopt GSMA IoT Security Guidelines Shanghai: The GSMA today announced that global mobile ...

Greater China set to Dominate Global Industrial IoT Market, says new GSMA Report

Government Backing 5G, AI and Data Analytics to Transform Industrial Sector; GSMA Intelligence Forecasts 13.8 billion IIoT Connections Worldwide by 2025, with China Accounting for One-Third of Global Market London: The GSMA today issued a new report, ‘The Industrial IoT in ...

Mobile IoT Community Blossoms as Membership Surpasses 1000 Mark

Since standardisation in 2016, Mobile IoT (low power wide area networks in licensed spectrum) has captured the minds of the wider IoT industry. In under two years, the mobile industry has shifted quickly through the gears to facilitate a programme of diverse pilots and soon ...

Cellular’s Role in IoT Expansion to be Key Focus of Mobile World Congress Shanghai

Over recent months, China has asserted itself as a nation at the vanguard of Mobile IoT deployments. Backed by the country’s three operators, low power wide area networks in licensed spectrum have become central to national and regional modernisation programmes. GSMAi ...

Industrial IoT’s rapid growth in China culminates in industry summit

China is now the most connected country in the world, home to more connections than anywhere else, and projected to dwarf even those of the United States by 2020. China has been pursuing IoT’s development as a matter of national priority: in 2010 a National IoT Centre was ...

Mobile IoT and 5G: Complementary Technologies Central to the IoT

Mobile IoT will play an integral role in the 5G era – indeed, the technologies already have a complementary relationship today. Mobile IoT refers to low power wide area (LPWA) networks in licensed spectrum, standardised by 3GPP to assure the most secure and reliable form of ...

Mobile IoT Meets Industry 4.0

Showcase at Hannover Messe highlights how mobile connectivity will help drive the next industrial revolution Mobile IoT is set to play a central role in delivering Industry 4.0 – a fourth industrial revolution involving the extensive use of data analytics to optimise and ...