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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 ...

Smart agriculture proves a natural use of NB-IoT

Agriculture is core to Norwegian culture, but the sector faces increasingly serious challenges. Of the 46,620 farms in Norway, by the end of the last decade only 125,270 agricultural labourers were left to maintain them – little over 5 per farm, which is markedly lower than ...

Asia-Pacific’s Ongoing Proliferation of Mobile IoT Deployments Cements its Status as World’s Most Connected Region

Mobile IoT’s growth across Asia-Pacific continues apace, in line with predictions made by PwC and the GSMA that, by 2020, the continent will become the world’s most connected region.  GSMA Intelligence shows that Asia-Pacific continues to prove the world’s fastest-growing ...

GSMA Experts to Speak on Mobile IoT Market and Security Assurance at Smart IoT

People are becoming increasingly aware of the Internet of Things.  Over the last year it has gone from being a theoretical prospect to many, with little everyday recognition, to a matter of practical relevance to the lives of millions around the world.  An essential part of ...

Release of Universal Hallmark for LTE-M Signals Technology’s Maturity

As the industry moves to scale the Internet of Things over the next few years, Mobile IoT is set to become the dominant vehicle for cellular delivery.  Of the 3 billion low power, wide area (LPWA) connections expected by 2025, around 1.9 billion are forecast to be achieved ...

GSMA IoT Security Guidelines named in UK Government’s “Secure by Design” Report

Today Margot James MP, Minister for Digital and Creative Industries, launched the UK Government’s “Secure by Design” report to address the security challenges presented by the Internet of Things. The Report outlines how Government and industry must work in partnership to ...

Industry-Led Security Approach Key to IoT’s Commercial Future

Ian Smith, IoT Security Director, GSMA With broadening connectivity comes, unfortunately, greater potential for breaches of security.  As the IoT expands, bringing an ever-increasing array of previously standalone objects online, there are correspondingly more points of ...

IoT Big Data to Drive Operator Revenue and Social Good

IoT Big Data is now poised to form a key component of the business case for IoT delivery.  As operators consider how to provide IoT connectivity in an economical way, leveraging the immense quantities of data those connections generate is becoming for many a considerable ...

Industry Leaders Reflect on a Bright Future for Mobile IoT as Launches Gather Pace

“Mobile IoT networks are fast becoming the de facto global IoT solution,” observed Alex Sinclair, Chief Technology Officer at the GSMA, recently. “Only licensed, managed mobile services can provide the secure low power connection needed to meet future demand.” Mr Sinclair is ...

Mobile IoT Innovators Community Marches towards Milestone of 1,000 Members

As the Internet of Things grows, and Mobile IoT continues to establish itself as an increasingly popular mode of cellular connectivity, it is essential that the ecosystem continues a common approach.  Collaboration is the lifeblood of any developing industry, and is ...

Telefónica’s Cyber Security Division Includes new Measures from Industry Guidelines

ElevenPaths, Telefónica’s cyber security unit, has recently made important updates to SandaS GRC, a product enabling their customers to reduce operational risks and ensure regulatory compliance. With the update, the tool now extends its control assessments to security ...

IoT to Take Centre Stage at Mobile World Congress in Pivotal Year for the Industry

Andrew Parker, IoT Marketing Director, GSMA The Internet of Things (IoT) is increasingly being delivered through mobile networks, via licensed low power, wide area (LPWA) connections.  GSMA Intelligence projects that, by 2025, there will around 3 billion LPWA connections, of ...

Scaling the IoT Becomes the Next Frontier for the Mobile Industry in 2018

Svetlana Grant, IoT Programme Director, GSMA 2017 was the year IoT really started to materialise.  The last 12 months built on the foundational work of the previous year, and saw deployments begin in earnest across the world – bringing IoT out of the realm of theory and ...

The Mobile IoT Labs Pioneering Next Generation LPWA solutions

Last month, Huawei released its NB-IoT Commercial Premier Use Case Library, detailing some of the uses to which Mobile IoT has been put to date.  The global picture is increasingly encouraging: businesses large and small are now operating a wide range of deployments between ...

Smart Concrete Paves the way to Safer and Cheaper Infrastructure

Built environments across the world are comprised largely of concrete. We tend not to give it much thought, but more than 80% of all infrastructure globally is made at least partly from concrete – whether in bridges, tunnels, carparks, harbours, or skyscrapers, concrete is ...

A Breath of Fresh Air: IoT Big Data Helping to Improve London’s Air Quality

Poor air quality in major cities can expose citizens to air pollution and lead to health risks such as asthma attacks, lung cancer, heart disease or chronic bronchitis. Air quality represents a major challenge for governments and regulators particularly as cities grow. In ...