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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 ...

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 ...