Category: IoT


The European Commission and the Internet of Things

Idealists and sceptics alike could agree that the European Union and the Internet of Things have a lot in common. An idealist might be inclined to see both as seeking to pull down divisions that have traditionally separated bodies of knowledge and industry, to create an intelligent, integrated whole.

MTN kickstarts IoT in Africa with ZTE

African operator MTN has announced the launch of an IoT platform alongside Chinese kit vendor ZTE. The platform is already live in South Africa, with plans to extend it through the continent under way.

The Connected Car: is Big Brother at the wheel?

It’s predicted that in as little as five years from now there will be more than 250 million connected cars on our roads, a fact which presents both a global opportunity for the Internet of Things (IoT), savvy car manufacturers and a huge challenge for the IT industry.

Redknee acquires Orga to boost billing offering

Canadian BSS company Redknee Solutions has announced it will be acquiring German converged billing specialist Orga Systems for €38 million to enhance its real-time monetization and subscriber management platform.

Telefónica unveils standalone IoT smart buttons

The R&D division of Spanish telco Telefónica – I+D – has launched a new line of ‘smart buttons’ that enable IoT functionality without the need for an accompanying connected device.

4x cellular IoT connection growth forecasted by 2019

IT analyst firm 451 Research has forecasted the growth of cellular network-based connections for IoT-devices as anticipation surrounding the tech continues to grow. It also reckons wearable tech as a major enterprise tool will become reality in the next 12 months.

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