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Manufacturers Identify New Ways to Succeed in Narrowband IoT

Rise in demand for low power consuming applications has compelled the leading market players operating in the narrowband internet of things (NB-IoT) market to come up with different strategies to mark their presence. Recently, Vodafone announced launch of its narrowband internet of thing network in Sydney and Melbourne. New Investment Pockets Vodafone’s network is currently […]

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Australia to spend millions making its cities smarter

Malcolm Turnbull’s Liberal government, which won the federal election last month, has revealed a Smart Cities and Suburbs Program, with the intention of bringing local councils and tech firms to the table. The $50 million program calls for local councils to implement smart city technology to improve cities and suburbs. Federal funds will back part […]

Israel telco giant Bezeq dives into smart city market

Israel’s Bezeq is the latest telecoms company to springboard into the smart city arena off their own internet infrastructure. Fortune says the country’s largest telecommunications company has earmarked millions of dollars for smart city investments. Among Bezeq’s earliest ventures is its pilot program in the city of Modi’in, in between Jerusalem and Tel Aviv. Hundreds of sensors […]

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Vodafone wants you to dress smartly this summer

Vodafone has released a suite of connected smart clothes aimed at holidaymakers jetting off this summer. The range includes a swimsuit, child’s sunhat, and suitcase, all fitted with sensors. The swimsuit has a built in UV exposure sensor that detects harmful rays and provides data on the UV level and how long you’ve spent in […]

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IoT startups a hot commodity for acquisition-hungry IT giants

Huge technology companies are gobbling up startups focused on the Internet of Things (IoT) at a dizzying rate, charting more than $31 billion in IoT-related acquisitions and investments between 2011 and 2015. An article by ARN reports that data from Ovum’s IoT Investments Tracker showed tech firms spent $31 billion on 76 deals in eight sectors […]

Vodafone and Philips to help cities cut lighting costs

Vodafone has announced a partnership with Philips Lighting, a subsidiary of Royal Philips, that aims to enhance the company’s LED street light management system. The mobile carrier will provide an Internet of Things (IoT) network – in the form of an machine-to-machine (M2M) SIM card – inside every street light. The SIM card will provide […]