Enabling low-power devices in the Azure IoT Hub with the latest version of akenza.io

Akenza is glad to announce the integration of Microsoft’s Azure IoT Hub as a new Output Connector on the akenza IoT platform.

Imagine thousands of deployed IoT devices in an urban environment, vast numbers of devices that transmit and consume small amounts of data. Low-power wide-area network (LPWAN) technologies such as LoRaWAN and Sigfox are key connectivity technologies for the rollout of such IoT solutions. To reduce energy consumption and keep the data packets as small as...

BICS partners with French telco SFR to expand NB-IoT network

Telecoms solutions provider BICS has expanded its NB-IoT network to France in partnership with local carrier SFR.

BICS operates one of the largest NB-IoT/LTE-M networks in the world, with coverage in 30 countries.

IoT devices embedded with an eSIM can also access 2G, 3G, and 4G connectivity through partnerships with over 700 mobile operators around the world.

Mikaël Schachne, VP of Mobility & IoT at BICS, said:

“We are leveraging our leading...

Connexin is launching the UK’s first nationwide IoT network

Hull-based Connexin is set to win the race to offer the UK’s first nationwide IoT network.

Connexin promises to continue delivering “carrier-grade” connectivity over its Long Range Wide Area Network (LoRaWAN) as the company expands beyond its current regional deployments.

Existing trials of Connexin’s network have been held with organisations including Yorkshire Water, Hull City Council, and Amey.

Following the success of those earlier trials – in...

Actility collaborates with Akenza to enhance ThingPark Wireless IoT connectivity platform

French M2M and IoT service provider Actility is looking to add even more value to its IoT connectivity platform ThingPark Wireless by partnering with Swiss provider Akenza.

ThingPark Wireless is Actility’s multi-technology IoT connectivity platform for public and private Low Power Wide Area Networks (LPWAN). The collaboration would now allow Actility clients to natively integrate their accounts into the Akenza Core and completely manage their IoT device fleet and...

Verizon teams up with Sequans to fast-track commercial deployments of IoT connected devices

Verizon has announced the launch of two Verizon-certified LTE-M products ‘Monarch Go’ and ‘Monarch GPS’ - for firms that are looking to fast-track commercial deployments of IoT connected devices.

The operator says it has now become the world’s first carrier to certify these Sequans all-in-one modem components. Both products come with optional Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS)...

Managing billions of devices in the IoT era: The network technologies that will make it happen

As one of the key technology trends in the era of digital transformation, the Internet of Things (IoT) is expected take huge strides forward in the coming years, with nearly 50 billion devices/things predicted to be connected to the internet by the year 2020, up from 7 billion in 2008.

IoT’s capability in functioning as a network that connects physical entities such as smart machines,...

Sigfox Canada launches worlds largest IoT network with coast-to-coast availability

Sigfox Canada has launched the nation's first IoT network which claims to offer ‘coast-to-coast’ availability. The deployment is said to be the largest IoT network in the world and extends Sigfox’s presence in 60 countries from Newfoundland to Vancouver. As with Sigfox’s other deployments, the network leverages LPWAN (Low Power, Wide Area Network) technology. The network supports over 700 different IoT sensors available today, with the capacity available for millions. Sigfox believes...

IoT Day 2019: Where the industry stands today with challenges and opportunities ahead

In the seminal Building the Internet of Things, Cisco VP Maciej Kranz outlined in the book’s opening page the opportunity for consumers and businesses of all sizes with the next wave of the Internet.

“Like it or not, the Internet of Things will change your organisation unlike anything before,” Kranz wrote. “It will change your organisation more than business process reengineering, Six...

How to enable a better business case through IoT

A decade ago, predictions for IoT saw sensor connectivity in all aspects of our lives - billions of devices reshaping the very nature of technology’s interaction with the physical world. A decade later, while IoT advancement continues to move ahead at a healthy clip, development has lagged behind the bullish early predictions of many analysts. One significant factor underpinning a slower pace advancement is cost. Specifically, the cost needed to...

New MIT research study explores spintronics for ultra-low-power microchips

A new research study from MIT and Brookhaven National Laboratory claims to have potentially opened the door for ultra-low power microchips – which could be good news with regard to the Internet of Things.

The focus of the study is around spintronics – a portmanteau of spin transport electronics – which explores the intrinsic spin of an electron in terms of performance rather than its...