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 […]
In the rapidly evolving world of Internet of Things (IoT), Huawei’s narrowband technology is getting increased attention. The Chinese networking giant announced it won a gold medal at the recent World Internet of Things Exposition in Wuxi, China. The award recognized Huawei’s narrowband (NB) cellular IoT advancements, which the company says has helped boost industry […]
Vodafone announced on Wednesday rollout plans for its NarrowBand Internet of Things (NB IoT) network, which will start in four European countries next year. The dedicated IoT network will go live in Germany, Ireland, the Netherlands, and Spain in the first quarter of 2017. See Also: Australia to spend millions making its cities smarter Vodafone […]
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’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 […]
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 […]
An Australian trial of Internet of Things (IoT) technology hopes to get the lowdown from city sewers without workers needing to get knee deep in the muddy waters. This comes as more global smart city initiatives push the frontiers of data collection both above and below ground. Gizmodo reports that the state of Victoria is […]
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 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 […]
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