GSMA CTO Alex Sinclair said an agreement on common low power, wide area (LPWA) technologies by the 3GPP will accelerate the deployment of commercial Internet of Things (IoT) products and services.
Telekom Austria carried out what it claimed to be the first demonstration of narrowband IoT (NB-IoT) technology in Austria and said the cellular-based low-power wide area (LPWA) network is the next logical step in its machine-to-machine (M2M) strategy.
Ericsson unveiled three initiatives under its "5G for Germany" programme, which places a strong focus on the industrial use cases for 5G and the Internet of Things (IoT) and forms part of the company's "5G for Europe" programme announced in 2015.
Sigfox completed the rollout of an Internet of Things (IoT) network for Irish telecoms provider VT Networks in under eight months-- a move Sigfox stated makes Ireland the sixth European country where it has rolled out its proprietary low-power, wide area (LPWA) IoT technology.
IHS said there were 8.1 billion connected smartphones, tablets, personal computers, TVs, TV-attached devices and audio devices across the globe at the end of 2015.
Vodafone said narrowband IoT (NB-IoT) could be one of the fastest rollouts of new technology that it has ever completed as it continues to upgrade its core and radio network ahead of a planned commercial launch in several markets during 2017.
Telefónica agreed to deploy PTC's ThingWorx Internet of Things platform as part of efforts to advance the development of products and services at its IoT business unit.
A new battle has emerged in the era of the Internet of Things as companies seek a slice of what many expect to be a huge market with many different facets. Getting all of this connected is the challenge, and it is here that the mud slinging has already started.
France-based Sigfox is expanding into Finland as the Internet of Things (IoT) specialist further ramps up its global rollout plans.
Nokia created a new digital health business following the completion of its previously announced acquisition of France-based Withings, bringing a new range of digital health products including activity trackers to the Finland-based group.