Berg Insight: Smart waste sensor market to grow 29.8% annually through 2025

Research from Berg Insight forecasts that rapid adoption of smart waste sensors will result in 29.8% annual growth through 2025.

Cities around the world are rapidly-adopting smart waste sensors to help manage resources, optimise collections, and reduce cases of unsightly (and often smelly) overflowing bins.

The wireless sensors are increasingly being pre-integrated into waste bins but existing units can also be retrofitted. By 2025, the number of smart bins is expected...

Eclipse: IoT and edge computing adoption is accelerating

The latest IoT and edge computing survey from the Eclipse Foundation highlights that enterprises are putting their foot on the accelerator in terms of adoption.

47 percent of respondents have already deployed IoT solutions while an additional 39 percent plan to do so within the next 12-24 months.

Edge computing adoption is also subsequently increasing as organisations look for increased performance from their devices including reduced latency, improved security and...

How the IoT has been used to respond to COVID disruption

Due to the restrictions imposed to halt the spread of COVID-19, namely lockdown and social distancing, buildings emptied out. It is only recently that people have returned to offices, as well as pubs and restaurants, and even then there are strict rules in place to prevent an outbreak. But—as many an embattled waiter, bartender and barista has found—it is hard enough to manage even a small space, let alone a many-storied, multi-purpose building.

IoT is an elegant solution....

The IoT iceberg – a global ecosystem driving commercial momentum

Continued mobile industry commitment to the range of 3GPP-standards-based Low Power Wide Area (LPWA) technologies has been demonstrated by the continued rise in the number of networks supporting NB-IoT and LTE-MTC (LTE-M) networks and the substantial growth in the number of Cat-NB1, Cat-NB2 and Cat-M1 compliant devices.

According to GSA’s latest report “NB-IoT and LTE-M: April 2021”, there are 136 operators that have deployed/launched NB-IoT or LTE-M networks in 64...

What retailers should consider when stores re-open and why IoT is the answer to recovery

There’s no doubt that the pandemic has had a significant impact on the retail sector, with consumer habits shifting and many retailers having to move to an online environment. Interestingly, according to ONS figures looking at the overall retail sales over the last year, the impact of Covid-19 and its restrictions on the physical retail sector was varied. Hardware stores saw a 13% increase in the value of retail sales compared to 2019, as consumers took advantage of lockdown to work on...

Enea 5G MicroCore for enterprises aims to support Industry 4.0 initiatives

Enea has launched 5G MicroCore for enterprises, a complete and interoperable solution for businesses using private 5G networks for Industry 4.0 purposes.

Industry 4.0 combines emerging technologies such as the IoT, AI, edge, and cloud computing to once again revolutionise traditional industries such as manufacturing. Private 5G networks are key to unlocking Industry 4.0’s potential.

Leo Gergs, Research Analyst for 5G Markets at ABI Research, said:

“As...

The positive impact of continuous IoT-enabled connectivity on supply chains

Despite the incredible sophistication of global supply chains, billions of dollars of food, fuel, medicines, and goods continue to be lost each year. Perishable items are sent to the wrong location and criminal gangs syphon off valuable goods or replace them with counterfeits, by exploiting the weakest links in the supply chain.  

Without real-time data, inbound goods are easily decoupled from outbound and case studies suggest that between 10-30% of Returnable Transport Items...

Opinion: Incorporating location information into IoT deployments is critical for UK retail

In his recent Budget, British Chancellor Rishi Sunak placed a focus on the concept of the "digital economy" and its role as a "key driver of future growth" for the UK. Global business, strong competition, changing nature of the workforce and sophistication of consumers have influenced the need to transform the traditional economy into a digital one. 

This has particular implications for the UK retail sector. The total volume of retail sales dropped by 1.9% last year, the biggest...

Robotics4EU wants input to guide Europe’s robot future

A three-year EU project funded by the Horizon 2020 programme called Robotics4EU wants input from the community to guide Europe’s robot future.

Robotics4EU aims to boost the adoption of robotics in Europe across a continent that is becoming increasingly sceptical of autonomous systems.

The initiative has released two surveys aimed at different stakeholders:

Robotics development community: https://www.research.net/r/3VQ6VXLPolicy and decision-makers:...

World Economic Forum designates Ericsson smart factory a ‘Global Lighthouse’

Ericsson’s 5G smart factory in Lewisville, Texas has received a valuable commendation from the World Economic Forum (WEF).

WEF gave the factory its “Global Lighthouse” award in recognition of the site being a global leader in the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR).

The smart factory has achieved 120 percent improved output per employee and a 65 percent reduction in manual material handling through the deployment of automation technologies.

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