Construction begins on £22.4 million National Robotarium in the UK

The UK has begun construction of a £22.4 million National Robotarium in Edinburgh which aims to solidify the country as a leader in AI and robotics.

UK Government Minister for Scotland Iain Stewart said:

“The creation of the UK’s first National Robotarium in Edinburgh will place Scotland at the forefront of a technological revolution that is changing the way we work.

This exciting new facility, supported by £21 million from the UK Government, will create...

Five steps to successful global IoT deployment: A guide

The multi-layered complexity of IoT services and on-going challenges around global connectivity, data and devices, has contributed to a large number of project failures, delaying the critical mass of IoT connected ‘things’ predicted in earlier years. But IoT continues to promise rapid, hyperscale growth, super-boosted profit and reinvigorated market potential to those organisations who embrace the right technologies, processes and strategies that will put an end to previous project...

Lime is spending $50 million on a major expansion of its e-bikes

Micromobility firm Lime is spending $50 million to expand and enhance its e-bike network.

Lime started its journey with e-bikes – in fact, it even used to be called LimeBike – but has since become known for its iconic e-scooters where it’s put most of its effort in recent years. Now, the company is returning to where it started.

The $50 million investment in Lime’s shared electric bicycle network will add a new model of bike, double the number of the green (quite...

Research: Smart traffic management will save cities $277B by 2025

A new study by Juniper Research predicts that smart traffic management solutions will save cities $277 billion by 2025.

Aside from the economic benefits, smart traffic management helps to reduce journey times, driver frustration, and improve safety.

With world leaders set to head to the UK for the 26th UN Climate Change Conference later this year, using IoT technologies to improve the efficiency of our cities should also be on the agenda.

Over 95 percent of the...

Sigfox appoints Jeremy Prince as the company’s new CEO

Sigfox has announced the appointment of Jeremy Prince to lead operations at the global IoT network provider.

Prince replaces Ludovic le Moan who co-founded Sigfox and served as its CEO since December 2010.

“I wish the very best to Jeremy and I am confident that he will lead Sigfox to the next level” said le Moan.

Anne Lauvergeon, Chairman of Sigfox, commented:

“We have the greatest gratitude for Ludovic’s leadership of Sigfox for the past 10...

What is AWS Fleet Hub and what does it mean for IoT?

At its recent Re:Invent 2020 event, Amazon Web Services (AWS) revealed that it now has more than half a billion devices connected across more than ten thousand customers who are using its IoT infrastructure. Existing AWS IoT components are quite technical building-blocks, ranging from FreeRTOS and Greengrass running on the device, to IoT Core, IoT Analytics and IoT Device Manager in the cloud. They are the classic “by developers, for developers” best-in-class, technical components for...

ABI Research: LoRa will lead non-cellular LPWA growth in next five years

A new report from ABI Research suggests LoRa will lead growth in non-cellular low-power wide-area (LPWA) network technology in the next five years.

The research was commissioned by Semtech Corporation and is titled ‘LoRaWAN and Multi-RAN Architecture Connecting the Next Billion IoT Devices’.

Marc Pegulu, VP of IoT Applications in Semtech’s Wireless & Sensing Products Group, said:

“LoRa and the LoRaWAN open protocol enable interoperability and...

DCC’s smart meter network passes 10 million milestone

The Data Communications Company (DCC) says it has now connected over 10 million smart meters in the UK.

DCC was granted a licence to build and manage its network in 2013 by the Department for Energy and Climate Change, now part of the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS).

Angus Flett, CEO of DCC, said: 

“This milestone shows that the whole sector has progressed hugely over the last year in digitising Britain’s energy system....

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...

Cellular IoT module revenue sees 8% quarterly rise but small YoY drop, says Counterpoint

Worldwide cellular IoT module revenue increased by 8% over the most recent quarter - but saw a small year on year decline for Q3 2020, according to Counterpoint Research.

The findings, which appear in the analyst firm's Global Cellular IoT Module and Chipset Tracker, noted the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the market. All regions, apart from the Middle East and Africa (MEA), Latin America and South Korea saw an increase in revenue.

Of the separate segments, NB-IoT...