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Bluetooth Low Energy now supports mesh networking

The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) announced today (18 July) that Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) now supports mesh networking, enabling many-to-many device communications

It is optimised for large-scale device networks that occupy buildings or groups of buildings ...



Report: monitoring of food production a crucial IoT function

The globalisation of food production is accelerating due to the Internet of Things, as per a report published this week by Inmarsat.

The globalisation of food production is accelerating due to the Internet of Things, as per a report published this week by ...


Cisco: global IoT use to increase massively

Technology giant Cisco has predicted that by 2021 IoT applications will represent over 50 per cent of devices being used across the globe, with connections rising from the current level of 5.6 billion to around 13.7 billion

The statistic is part of the company’s ...

New company created from affini and Simoco merger

Simoco Group and affini have merged to create a single company - Simoco Wireless Solutions.

According to a statement, the two companies, which are already part of the Team Telecom Group (TTG), will offer ‘complete wireless communications services, ranging from initial ...

BT handed massive fine over ethernet breach

Ofcom has announced that BT will be fined £42 million for what the regulator calls a ‘serious breach’ of its rules, in relation to the operator’s reduction of late installation compensation payments to other telecoms providers.

The penalty is a result of an ...

St. Katharine Docks chooses Chatterbox's CALM+

St. Katharine Docks, central London’s only marina and home to upmarket offices, restaurants and bars, has recently upgraded to a CALM+ (Chatterbox Alarm Location Monitoring) system to improve health and safety for staff and visitors.

The marina has replaced two ...

Emergency One's Internet of Things

Fire appliance manufacturer Emergency One is connecting its vehicles’ on-board consoles to a dedicated, 4G-enabled IoT network operated by Vodafone.

The system is designed to enable central command and fleet engineers to track the location of individual vehicles, as ...

NIC: government is key to 4G and 5G

The National Infrastructure Commission has recommended the creation of a digital champion – alongside a dedicated government minister – to drive the rollout of 4G and 5G coverage and implementation in the UK. Britain is currently 54th in the world for LTE-enabled mobile ...

Sierra develops LPWA solutions

Sierra Wireless has announced a range of low power wide-area solutions, developed to expand the company’s cellular footprint in the global IoT market.

The AirPrime HL and WP Series cellular modules, which are designed for Cat-M1 Cat-NB1 LTE networks, enable greater ...

Nokia's Bristol smart city partnership

Nokia has signed up to contribute to Bristol Is Open, the ‘smart city’ project taking place in the south west of the UK. It is the first major telecoms vendor to become involved with the initiative.

Bristol Is Open, which is run by the University of Bristol and the ...

Security concerns should not hold back investment in the IoT

Despite ongoing security concerns, a new report from Machina Research concludes that for most enterprises planning to invest in the IoT, the best course of action is to get started and not wait for a security panacea.

The conventional wisdom has it that IoT security, ...


Machina Research: open systems best for smart city development

Machina Research has released a white paper, The Smart City is Open, which has outlined the role of open systems as a key enabler in smart cities.

The paper advocates an open systems approach to the development of smart cities to ensure the maximum degree of ...




Brexit: majority of technology professionals for remain

Juniper Research has revealed that 65 per cent of the UK technology professionals it surveyed believe Brexit “would have a negative impact on the tech industry”.

The research paper, Brexit – the Tech Industry Take (published on 20 June), surveyed 109 UK technology ...


Maxxwave launches AmbiIoT: a UK mission-critical IoT network

Maxxwave has announced that it has launched a UK mission critical IoT network: AmbiIoT. Powered by the Ambitalk radio network, it offers coverage of much of the UK, with a range of up to 40 miles available from each transmitter site. Maxxwave claims that Ambitalk is the UK's ...

Comms365 strengthens IoT offering with two new senior appointments

Comms365 has announced the appointments of Nick Sacke as head of IoT and Products, and Situl Shah as head of Business Development as part of its Leadership Team. The appointments will support its move to provide end-to-end IoT solutions for its strategic partners and the B2B ...

Sierra Wireless releases AirLink MP70 LTE-A vehicle router

Sierra Wireless has released its AirLink MP70, an LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) vehicle router for mission critical applications in public safety, transit and field services.

The MP70 serves as a purpose-built vehicle networking solution that enables multiple high-bandwidth ...

NetScout releases next gen AirCheck wireless tester

NetScout Systems, a service assurance and cybersecurity solutions company, has launched its next generation of the AirCheck handheld wireless tester.

The NetScout AirCheck G2 wireless tester is designed to enable front-line IT to quickly and easily identify issues ...
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