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Peterborough’s social housing IoT testbed

CityFibre and Cross Key Homes (CKH), Peterborough’s largest social housing landlord are partnering on a trial at three of CKH’s residential locations to assess the potential benefits of using sensors to monitor health, safety and environmental factors and their ability to ...

Battery capacity breakthrough announced

Researchers at Nokia Bell Labs and AMBER, the SFI Centre for Advanced Materials and BioEngineering Research hosted at Trinity College Dublin claim that their new battery composition delivers two and a half times the energy storage density of any battery currently on the ...

Zeetta Networks wins £10k prize at ENGIE’s Big Pitch

Zeetta Networks (a company focusing on network slicing) won the top prize of £10,00 and the opportunity to develop a proof of concept with ENGIE’s (an energy and services company) UK business at the latter’s Big Pitch competition, on 19 June.

Zeetta Networks’ pitch ...

An MBE for Copper Horse’s CEO

David Rogers, CEO of Copper Horse (a mobile and IoT security company) and the author of the UK’s Code of Practice for Consumer IoT Security, has been awarded an MBE (Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) in recognition of his services to cyber security, in ...

IoT: Wi-Fi, Ethernet and cellular protocols dominate in Libelium survey

Wi-Fi, Ethernet and cellular protocols are currently the most popular means of connectivity for Internet of Things (IoT) projects, followed by LoRaWAN, according to a survey conducted by Libelium, which focused on the main challenges, concerns and barriers faced while developing ...

Irish university’s 5G first

Maynooth University in the Republic of Ireland has opened the country’s National 5G test centre.

The €1.5 million facility – which has been named ‘RadioSpace’ - is the country’s first large-scale site specifically intended for the research and testing of technologies ...


Major smart meter milestone reached

One million second-generation (SMETS2) smart meters have been connected to the Data Communications Company’s nationwide secure network, according to figures released by the organisation.

This follows what it terms “significant progress” in the roll-out of the ...

Arqiva provides new M2M to electricity giant

Arqiva has announced that it will be providing a new ‘broadband global area network’ (BGAN) M2M solution to utilities heavyweight UK Power Networks, for deployment in relation to its secondary SCADA system.

According to Arqiva, the solution will enable the energy ...

Huawei launches "AI-native" database solution

Chinese manufacturer Huawei has launched its AI-native database GaussDB, alongside distributed storage solution FusionStorage 8.0. The aim of the launch, according to the company, is to "redefine data infrastructure through a data and intelligence" strategy.

According ...

FindMy ups its fleet of Globalstar connected animal trackers to 45,000

FindMy (formerly FindMySheep), a Norwegian IoT-based animal tracking company, has cumulatively deployed more than 45,000 satellite-enabled IoT tracking collars for safeguarding sheep, cattle and reindeer, that rely on Globalstar’s STX3 chipset and its worldwide network of ...

City of Harrisburg and Telensa trial smart city technologies

Telensa, a supplier of smart street lighting and smart city data applications, is working with the City of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA, to trial smart city technologies featuring smart sensors for traffic, air quality and waste monitoring.

The city deployed a ...

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.

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