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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 ...

As the IoT Expands into Warmer Climes, we Need to Rethink Battery Selection

Mobile IoT, or licensed LPWA – the family of technologies incorporating LTE-M and NB-IoT – provide without question the network technology of choice for cellular IoT devices with lower energy requirements. This is for several important reasons, but in particular the ...

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, ...