Can USSD really make IoT more affordable?

A use of old technology in a new way is transforming the potential capabilities of IoT. Myriad Group, a mobile software company that originated in Switzerland in the 1990’s, have created Pressto, a connected bundle built on Myriad’s IoT platform, ThingStream.io. The device uses the Unstructured Supplementary Service Data (USSD) protocol to send 182 character messages […]

Sigfox and Thinxtra announce new Hong Kong IoT network

Sigfox and Thinxtra announce new Hong Kong IoT network

Sigfox, a global leader in connectivity solutions for the Internet of Things, along with its operator, Thinxtra, is launching a new IoT network in Hong Kong. The network is expected to be built in 2017. This announcement comes as more cities across the world consider adopting more smart city technologies. Sigfox’s network would facilitate these […]

Waterloo gets Canada’s first LPWAN network for IoT

The birthplace of the Blackberry phone is now home to Canada’s first low-power wide area network (LPWAN). The Waterloo Region Record reports that the startup Eleven-X launched the network that will accelerate the adoption of Internet of Things (IoT) technology in the region. Waterloo, Ontario, is about an hour’s drive west of Toronto. Eleven-X recently […]

Orange goes LoRa to connect French smart cities

As smart cities push to standardize their Internet of Things (IoT) networks, mobile and internet operator Orange SA has chosen the LoRa wireless protocol for its deployments across France. An article in Electronics Weekly says the Paris-based telecom giant’s decision to use the LoRaWAN  protocol marks a pivotal deployment of IoT technology for smart cities […]