ABI Research: 4G is still the go-to for IoT connectivity

A study conducted by ABI Research finds that 4G is still the go-to solution for IoT connectivity.

The new year hasn’t brought with it a new dominant IoT connectivity standard. ABI Research monitored the activities of 1,037 IoT models across 52 module vendors and found competing standards have some way to go to catch up to 4G.

4G accounts for over 60 percent of cellular modules—spanning both high bandwidth CAT12 to CAT20, and high bandwidth CAT1 to CAT4. 5G represents...

Amazon launches Sidewalk Bridge Pro to extend its network into public spaces

Amazon is extending its low-bandwidth, long-distance network to public spaces with the launch of the Sidewalk Bridge Pro.

The bridge is designed to extend Sidewalk connectivity to spaces including parks, businesses, and universities where there aren’t likely to be many Ring and Echo devices helping to power Amazon’s mesh network.

Amazon made a big deal out of Sidewalk when it debuted in 2019 alongside the Fetch pet tracker developed by Tile. In May 2021, Tile...

Editorial: 10 predictions for the IoT in 2022

As we begin wrapping up the year, it’s time to predict what the IoT industry will look like in 2022.

Seamlessly connected homes

“The US market has seen substantial year-over-year growth in the number of connected homes, and this is expected to continue in the years to come,” analysts from McKinsey said in a recent report.

“However, we're still far from the vision of seamlessly connected homes.”

The emergence of Thread as a widely-backed...

Steven Drewett, Concept13: On picking robust IoT solutions to address modern challenges

Modern life is full of challenges that are testing us as businesses, as individuals, and even as humankind. The IoT is all about providing decision-makers with faster and more valuable data to address such challenges now and in the future.

Concept13 is an IoT strategy consultancy with vast experience crafting bespoke solutions for multiple industries. The company mixes its own knowledge with real-world testing and even RF mapping to ensure optimal deployments on a case-by-case...

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,...