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How the emergence of connected drones is helping the fight against COVID-19

The coronavirus pandemic has forced us all to adapt at speed, and ask some deeply unwelcome questions – among the most difficult of which has been how we can care for one another, and keep the world turning, while avoiding personal contact as much as possible.  In some ways, ...

5G IoT for Smart Manufacturing – FAQs

5G opens a new range of new possibilities for manufacturing companies. To answer some common questions about 5G IoT for Manufacturing, we have interviewed experts from ABB Motion, Telefonica, and Verizon. In this Q&A, industry experts discuss the 5G IoT Manufacturing ...

Roads are already safer for pedestrians thanks to mobile networks – and with 5G will only become more so

Improved road safety is perhaps the greatest prize connected vehicles have to offer. Road traffic accidents remain in the top ten causes of death globally across all age groups, at a cost of 1.35 million lives every year according to the World Health Organization. It is ...

NB-IoT now exceeds 100 million connections, and will prove an essential tool in adapting to COVID-19

Reports of globalisation’s demise have been much exaggerated: the present crisis calls for a more connected world, not a more fragmented one, even as we seek ways to avoid transmission of COVID-19. Clearly, we will be required to minimise personal contact in the foreseeable ...

GSMA and GUTMA launch new joint initiative to align mobile and aviation industries

Cellular connectivity is key to unlocking the full potential of unmanned aerial vehicles (or ‘drones’): allowing them to operate at greater distances from the pilot, beyond the pilot’s line of sight, enabling critical functions such as search-and-rescue or traffic safety ...

Advancing Smart Manufacturing with 5G IoT – The Global Adoption

5G IoT is poised to transform manufacturing – but we need to fill the knowledge gap on both sides Connectivity – in particular 5G – is a key enabler of the Fourth Industrial Revolution.  Smart manufacturing is now showing the fastest growth in connections of all verticals ...

Connected Skies: developing the natural partnership between mobile and aviation industries

The mobile ecosystem is building a valuable partnership with the aviation industry – with a particular focus on connected drones – thanks to the ubiquity, security and reliability of cellular networks. The connected sky is a major new opportunity for mobile network ...

Mobile IoT Innovators Spotlight: MSD Innovation

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. MSD Innovation Rohaizat Ali COO MSD ...

Mobile IoT Reaches Across National Borders in Europe and North America

Helping the IoT work across borders will be essential to its growth.  Just as complications in mobile phone use during international travel are now largely a thing of the past, so must we prevent communication between devices from becoming a siloed affair: the IoT’s most ...

Mobile IoT Development Made Easy

CES highlights new tools to streamline the creation of secure cellular IoT solutions It is getting easier and quicker to create secure Internet of Things solutions thanks to a growing choice of dedicated hardware and software tools. That was one of the key takeaways from the ...

GUTMA and the GSMA Announce Collaboration to Help Define the Future of Aerial Connectivity

We’ve already featured the many ways in which the Global UTM Association (GUTMA) is working to unlock the full value of connectivity in drones  by the telecommunications industry. Those efforts are ongoing and ultimately about creating connectivity with and between ...

GSMA Gets to Root of Problem with Addition of Security Solution for IoT Services

The ubiquity of the Internet of Things and the countless billions of connected devices across the globe raises the possibility of an increase in hacking and security breaches. If insecure devices are allowed to proliferate in the market we run the risk of damaging consumer ...

Smart Trash Cans are Quietly Supporting the Rise of the Smart City

Discussions around smart cities tend, perhaps naturally, to focus on the more exciting side of life: the intelligent home which can be personalised in a thousand different ways, say, or the prospect of browsing multimedia in autonomous vehicles.  As important as just about ...

Mobile IoT Innovators Spotlight: Minut

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. Minut Mobile IoT Keeps Smart Alarms ...

Mobile IoT Innovators Spotlight: Thinkware

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. Thinkware Making In-Car Connectivity ...

MWC19 Los Angeles: as the IoT Grows, the Mobile Industry’s Role Grows with it

The global market driving growth in the Internet of Things (IoT) is quickly moving from the nascent  and theoretical to the ubiquitous and the very real – with commercial returns looking far more likely and of greater yield than just this time last year.  In this pivotal ...

Innovative IoT Showcase at Mobile 360 in Asia-Pacific: Partnership Enables Mobile Industry’s Expansion Beyond Connectivity

The IoT’s increasingly rapid growth has opened up vast new opportunities for operators to look beyond their traditional commercial horizons as providers of connectivity – as countless services, devices and objects come online for the first time.  While provision of ...

How “Secure by Design” Mobile IoT Networks are Protecting the IoT

As the Internet of Things becomes an increasingly common part of our daily lives, attention will naturally turn ever more frequently to the security of IoT solutions. The question for many will be how the many exciting capabilities made possible by the IoT can be enjoyed ...

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 ...

Mobile IoT Innovators Spotlight: Pong Yuen Holdings

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. Pong Yuen Holdings How NB-IoT Enables ...