IMC Newsdesk Archives: October 2019
Microsoft this week announced capabilities that simplify its customers’ route to delivering highly secured IoT products and services.
US companies Hypergiant and Dynetics are using Amazon Web Services (AWS) to take the IoT into space.
AT&T and Vodafone will open up access to their respective NB-IoT networks to make it easier for their customers to create massive IoT deployments that work across the USA and parts of Europe.
Last week’s Mobile World Congress in Los Angeles saw the introduction of the Kore One IoT platform and the first two services built on it – SecurityPro and ConnectivityPro.
Aeris has announced the general availability of its Fusion IoT network, one of the first intelligent 5G-ready offerings, including LTE-M, NB-IoT, LTE, 2G and 3G. The California company has also chosen the Google Cloud platform as the infrastructure provider for the network.
There has been a dramatic jump in IoT malware, encrypted threats and web app attacks during the third quarter of this year, according to Californian security company SonicWall.
Israeli chip company Altair Semiconductor has integrated Texas-based Polte's cellular-based location technology into its ALT1250 cellular IoT chipset.
Professional services company Accenture has expanded its Chicago Innovation Hub with an Industry X.0 studio to help its clients accelerate the development of smart connected products and services from months to weeks.
The GigaWire Alliance has become part of the Home Grid Forum to create a new force in broadband access technology development and an organisation that will be structured to work across a widening portfolio covering IoT, connected cars, smart grid, light communications and GigaWire MDU.
In a keynote speech at last week’s Ceatec show in Japan, Ian LeGrow, Microsoft partner director, announced general availability of Windows IoT board support packages for NXP’s i.MX family of processors along with other Windows IoT additions.
Intel is to acquire the Smart Edge intelligent-edge platform business from Pivot Technology for $27m. Smart Edge is a cloud-native, scalable and secure platform for multi-access edge computing.
At this week’s Mobile World Congress in Los Angeles, Sprint announced the availability of NB-IoT on its Curiosity IoT platform. A complement to the nationwide Cat-M rollout, NB-IoT expands low-power wide area network access to its dedicated, virtualised and distributed network and operating system, purpose-engineered for IoT.
Ericsson and Nvidia are collaborating on technologies that can allow communication service providers to build virtualised 5G radio access networks (RANs). These virtualised networks can enable faster and more flexible introduction of AI and IoT services.
Sigfox made its 0G network available for Capturs trackers throughout last week’s Grand Raid race in Reunion Island. This enabled real-time tracking of runners on the SFR Grand Raid web site.
Qualcomm Technologies announced today at this month’s 5G Summit in Barcelona that it is developing its first cellular chipset optimised and certified for Microsoft’s Azure Sphere IoT operating system.
Swiss company U-Blox has strengthened its Bluetooth portfolio to encompass more use cases from ultra-long range to indoor location.
ST Microelectronics has introduced two $99 ready-to-use development packs that lets all types of users from large corporations to smaller companies, independent designers, hobbyists and schools use LoRa’s long-range, low-power wireless IoT connectivity for tracking, positioning, metering and other applications.
German technical services company TÜV Rheinland has launched its LoRaWan certification programme in India. It has been selected to be the first LoRa Alliance authorised test house in India and will offer services for testing end devices in the 865 to 867MHz frequency band.
The number of devices managed on commercial IoT connectivity management platforms (CMPs) will grow at a CAGR of 32.6 per cent from 770 million in 2018 to reach 3.15 billion by 2023, according to Berg Insight.
Huawei has announced that it has begun selling its in-house developed 4G chips on the open market for IoT applications. The company is mulling selling 5G capable chips for IoT next year
IoT product provider Thundercomm has launched commercial-ready 5G products, including a system-on-module, an IoT 5G AI kit, and 5G solutions for location tracking and XR
Chinese telecoms equipment maker ZTE has launched a 5G+VDSL2 hybrid home gateway and is claiming an industry. The company is claiming gigabit speed broadband even in legacy copper cabled areas
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) together with Microsoft and California based geographical modelling specialist Esri is piloting an IoT data and AI driven 7,000 acre farm in Maryland, in an effort to help farmers cut costs, increase yields and sustainably grow crops that are more resilient to climate change
AT&T has certified what it is claimed to be the world's smallest form factor LTE-M and NB-IoT module for operation on its 4G LTE wireless network. The module was jointly produced by Japan-based Murata Electronics and Sony subsidiary Altair Semiconductor.
Finland IoT services company Uros is to open an IoT and 5G innovation centre at its Oulu headquarters using technology from Qualcomm.
Amazon Web Services (AWS) is helping Humber College in Ontario transform the student and campus experience by addressing the skills gap, broadening academic delivery, increasing programme options, and enhancing technology and innovation across the college.
Swiss company U-Blox has partnered the Kudelski Group to help companies protect IoT devices and the ecosystems. They have set up the IoT Security Lab, a consulting service for protecting business assets in high-value ecosystems.
German electronics company Infineon is working with Taiwan-based Lanner Electronics to add trusted platform modules (TPMs) to embedded IoT computing and network platforms.
Nordic communications service provider Telia has selected Ericsson as its sole 5G radio access network (RAN) vendor for its nationwide network in Norway to help it deploy IoT and Industry 4.0 applications.
Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have devised a way to turn RFID tags into solar-powered sensors for IoT applications.
Japanese electronics giant Renesas has unveiled a family of 32bit Arm Cortex-M microcontrollers with extra security for intelligent IoT applications. The RA MCU family combines security, connectivity, HMI, flexible software and a partner ecosystem.
European satellite operator Eutelsat is targeting the IoT with a constellation of 25 nanosatellites as part of a partnership with Sigfox.
A white paper from the Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA) and the LoRa Alliance explores IoT use cases incorporating both wifi and LoRaWan technologies.
Arizona electronics company Microchip says it is simplifying hardware-based IoT security with pre-provisioned devices for deployments as low as ten units in Amazon Web Services (AWS), LoRa and Google Cloud applications.
Japanese researchers have developed a way to power IoT devices from ambient radio waves in the atmosphere. The joint research was carried out by the Japan Science & Technology Agency (JST), Fujitsu and Tokyo Metropolitan University.
Texas-based electronics company Silicon Labs has launched integrated, secure modules to reduce development cost and complexity, making it easier to add robust mesh networking connectivity to IoT products.
Californian companies Adesto Technologies and Cadence Design Systems have collaborated to expand the ecosystem around the xSPI expanded serial peripheral interface communication protocol to enable higher transfer rates and lower latency for flash memory in IoT devices.
Minnesota-based edge-based cellular connectivity company for the industrial IoT NimbeLink is celebrating jumping 739 places in Inc Magazine’s list of the USA’s fastest growing privately held companies.
Enterprises in Germany are quickly adopting IoT technologies, with the manufacturing and automotive industries taking the lead, according to a report from Information Services Group (ISG), a technology research and advisory firm.