Research: Vodafone leads IoT connectivity, Telefónica in services

Transforma Insights has identified the key trends shaping the IoT connectivity market and highlighted the leading mobile network operators (MNOs) and mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs) in the space.

The report, based on in-depth discussions with 25 global cellular connectivity providers, reveals a rapidly evolving landscape marked by new technologies and business models.

Key trends identified in the report include:

A shift towards device-to-cloud...

BT launches NB-IoT network to support UK smart cities

BT has announced the launch of its NB-IoT network to support the growth of UK smart cities and industries. The network, which boasts coverage of 97% of the UK population, leverages EE’s mobile network infrastructure.

NB-IoT – as a low-power network technology – holds the promise of revolutionising various sectors, including utilities, construction, and the public sector, by securely and reliably connecting devices to automate numerous processes currently reliant on manual...

IoT MVNOs shift focus to value-added services

The IoT Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) market is experiencing a shift in strategy as connectivity revenue growth faces challenges.

According to ABI Research, the increase in Low Power, Wide Area (LPWA) connections – coupled with disruptive pricing models and discounted connectivity rates – has impacted the profitability of connectivity services for virtual operators.

Connectivity, traditionally the cornerstone of MVNO offerings, is no longer sufficient for...

Verizon: IoT/mobile cyberattacks leading to downtime increase 22%

Verizon’s latest Mobile Security Index (MSI) highlights continuing growth in IoT/mobile cyberattacks leading to downtime.

According to the research, cyberattacks in the last year involving a mobile/IoT device – that resulted in data or system downtime – increased 22 percent year-on-year.

23 percent of surveyed enterprises had suffered a compromise. Of those, 74 percent said the impact was “major” and over a third (34%) said that it had lasting...

Survey: Adoption of digital transformation tech is accelerating

According to a survey of UK leaders conducted by bluQube, the adoption of digital transformation technologies is accelerating.

“So-called ‘future’ technologies, such as robotics or the Internet of Things, have now firmly entered the mainstream for businesses looking to grow and stand out from the chasing pack,” commented Simon Kearsley, CEO of bluQube.

Almost three-quarters (72%) of business leaders report their organisations have adopted mobile technology. An...

Why your phone is the key to better building security

The prevalence of smartphones and apps like Apple Wallet, which stores digital versions of credit cards, boarding passes, and event tickets, make our phones an essential part of everyday life. Now that Apple has opened the Wallet app to developers, experts expect to see an increase in mobile credentials used for everything from unlocking cars to storing driver’s licenses, to accessing the office. In this article, we’ll take a closer look at how mobile credentials impact cyber and...

How pet activity tracking inspired an enterprise IoT mobile app

For wearable and connected devices, the pet market is an interesting and increasing one. Whether it is to assess your pet's health, activity, or safety, various IoT technologies can be employed, from RFID sensors, to GPS trackers, to Bluetooth. IoT News reviewed one such product, PoochPlay, back in 2018.

It is the latter which PixelPlex, a development and consulting company focused on blockchain, artificial intelligence (AI) and IoT technologies among others, used in a project...