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Smart city organisation records landmark year

The Wi-SUN Alliance has announced that it has achieved a number of “major milestones” over the course of the past year, including the launch of its field area networks (FAN) certification programme.

According to a statement, global membership - which includes service ...


TÜV SÜD launches UK-based NB-IoT testing service

TÜV SÜD has launched a Narrowband-IoT (NB-IoT) test and certification service, which is based in a laboratory in the UK.

The new service performs regulatory testing against international and country-specific mandatory requirements. TÜV SÜD can also advise if a device ...


Small businesses hit hardest over cybercrime in 2018

?Small businesses in the UK bore the brunt of £17 billion worth of cyber attacks in 2018, according to new research from Beaming, the business internet service provider. Almost two thirds of UK companies employing between 10 and 49 people – the equivalent of 130,000 businesses ...

Ericsson: changes at the top

Ericsson has announced that current senior vice president and head of market area Middle East & Africa, Rafiah Ibrahim, is becoming advisor to company CEO Börje Ekholm. Ibrahim – who has been in her current position since 2017 – will assume her new role at the end of August.

Semtech launches LoRa Cloud Geolocation service

Semtech Corporation has launched its new LoRa Cloud Geolocation service, which is compatible with the LoRaWAN protocol. The company claims that the service can be easily integrated to provide a low-cost and performance-optimised geolocation solution.

It is the first ...

Sepura launches multiple public safety accessories at BAPCO show

Sepura has launched several new products at this year’s BAPCO conference and exhibition, which took place earlier this week in Coventry.

The first is a “compact remote speaker microphone” – otherwise known as 'mRSM' –, compatible with the company's SC2 and STP Series ...

GeoSpock and Smart Cambridge form commercial smart city partnership

GeoSpock, an extreme-scale spatial big data company has formed an commercial alliance with the Greater Cambridge Partnership, which is the first public sector organisation to sign up to its G-Cloud initiative,

The Smart Cambridge team will use GeoSpock’s spatial big ...

Industry giants' industrial IoT satellite and cloud collaboration

Satellite communications company Inmarsat has announced a partnership with Microsoft Azure IoT to deliver cloud services.

According to a statement, the collaboration agreement will allow Inmarsat’s customers to transfer data collected through industrial IoT solutions ...

Capita and MAC Ltd collaborate on IoT for public safety

Capita Secure Solutions and Services (Capita) and Multiple Access Communications Limited (MAC Ltd) are combining Capita’s ControlWorks public safety solution and MAC Ltd’s Internet of Things (IoT) expertise to bring new solutions to the public safety community, including the ...

Major autonomous vehicle project launched at Millbrook

The AutoAir consortium has launched its 5G test bed for connected autonomous vehicles, at an event taking place at Millbrook proving ground this week.

The event included demonstrations of a variety of functions, including the transmission of data at ‘5G-like speeds’ ...

London and Helsinki to collaborate on AI and smart cities

London and Helsinki’s chief digital officers (CDOs), Theo Blackwell and Mikko Rusama, respectively, have signed the City to City Digital Declaration, which sets out several areas of cooperation in the fields of artificial intelligence, open data, and digital innovation.


Sigfox publishes its specification for IoT devices

?Sigfox, an Internet of Things (IoT) service provider, has publicly released the specifications of its radio protocol for connected objects, allowing open source implementations.

The move only applies to connected objects and not to Sigfox’s base stations and ...

Cambridge smart city roll-out

Smart street lighting specialist Telensa has announced the launch of the Urban Data Project, facilitated by a new Azure cloud platform developed by the company.

The solution – according to Telnsa – creates a “trust infrastructure for urban data, enabling cities to ...

Groupe PSA, IBM and Sigfox team up on container tracking

Groupe PSA, a French car manufacturer, has opted for a “Track&Trace” solution based on IBM’s cloud-based Internet of Things (IoT) technologies and Sigfox’s international low-power wide area network, to track the movement of sensor-equipped containers between its factories and ...

Major industry body publishes new Wi-Fi guidelines

The Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA) has published a new white paper, identifying the gaps in current in-home Wi-Fi standards, and highlighting the need – according to the organisation – for “intelligent network optimisation.” The document is called the In-Home Wi-Fi Industry ...

Big change at BigChange

Mobile workforce technology company BigChange has acquired Labyrinth Logistics Consulting and Trace Systems. The latter provides fleet, garage and workshop solutions, while the former is a supply chain and logistics consultancy.

Speaking of the deals, Martin Port, ...

Tyre company buys telematics powerhouse

Tyre and rubber company Bridgestone has entered into an agreement with TomTom to acquire the latter’s telematics business. The deal will be worth 910 million euros.

The intention on the part of Bridgestone – according to a statement – is to create a data platform for ...


Ordnance Survey digital information partnership

Technology provider Mobileye has signed a deal with Ordnance Survey to provide the latter with “high precision road network location data.”

Integral to this will be the company’s “automotive camera-based mapping capabilities,” with the roll-out anticipated to support ...

Survey: connected devices becoming ubiquitous

The research and consulting arm of mobile operator association the GSMA has revealed that 90 per cent of people in developed countries now own a smartphone, with the average household also operating six ‘connected’ devices.

The information is found in two new reports ...

UK company wins major IoT award

Technology firm Connexin has won the IoT Breakthrough award for smart city deployment of the year, for its work with the Newcastle Smart Road pilot.

According to the company, this year’s awards attracted more than 3,500 nominations from across the globe covering a ...


Nokia: IoT botnet activity up 33% since 2016

According to Nokia’s Threat Intelligence Report 2019, IoT (Internet of Things) botnet activity accounted for 78 per cent of malware detection events in communication service provider (CSP) networks in 2018. This is up from the 33 per cent seen in 2016, when IoT botnets were ...
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