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Impact of 2G switch-off highlighted in UK SPF report

Despite the mobile’s industry’s current focus on 5G, the need for 2G services is likely to continue into the 2030s, given the extent to which they are relied upon by the elderly, rural users and machine-to-machine (M2M) applications, according to a report by Real Wireless; which ...

Hull opts for a smart city 'operating system'

Hull City Council will use Connexin’s CityOS platform to integrate, view, manage and respond to information from a range of council services, sensors and systems, using a single intelligent dashboard.

The platform will allow a centralised approach to information ...


Antenova celebrates its 20th year

Antenova, a UK-based manufacturer of antennas and RF antenna modules for M2M and the Internet of Things (IoT) is celebrating 20 years since it was founded on 3 September 1999.

The company was formed to commercialise the multi-band dielectric resonator antennas ...


Connexin rolls out water meters to help prevent future shortage

Connexin has deployed Intelligent Arad water meters across its IoT network (which uses technology from Cisco and Semtech) to help tackle water wastage.

The meters will gather real-time information on water capacity levels, consumption and pass through; this is fed ...

IoT company develops out-of-the-box solutions, seeks resellers

IRIS IoT Solutions Limited has developed a range of out-of-the-box entry-level IoT solutions and is now looking to speak with mobile and two-way radio resellers who might be interested in supplying them to their customers.

The solutions combine easy-to-install ...

Vodafone and South East Water trial NB-IoT to reduce water leaks

Vodafone and South East Water are trialling the use of NB-IoT in conjunction with specialist equipment to quickly detect water leaks.

A pilot project is currently underway in Kent and will run for a year. The two companies working with partners develop and connect ...

Satellite IoT market predicted to hit $5.9bn by 2025

The global market for IoT-based satellite services, focused on end-device connectivity hardware and annual connectivity fees, is predicted to grow to $5.9 billion in 2025, according to a report by Rethink Technology Research.

The report, “Satellite IoT Forecast ...

Kinesis puts out call for partners

Kinesis has announced its intention to make its vehicle tracking service more widely available to potential partners, via a new reseller programme.

According to a statement, it is seeking suppliers in the fleet sector who want to “add value to their business with a ...

One step for Lacuna Space, one giant leap for LoRaWAN

Lacuna Space has completed the first phase of testing as part of its work in conjunction with Semtech to allow direct communications from LoRa-based devices to satellite gateways using the LoRaWAN protocol.

Lacuna’s first satellite launch of the year was on 1 April ...

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 ...

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