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SEP 14, 2022

BICS and Thales buddy up to push eSIM adoption

Belgian telco BICS and French engineering giant Thales are working together to smooth out some of the pain points associated with eSIM technology in IoT devices. To cut to the chase, the level of integration required with mobile network operators is proving a barrier to entry for enterprise IoT, according to BICS and Thales. So they are coming together to tackle this, hoping to be able to increase eSIM adoption and in turn give the enterprise IoT space a boost.
AUG 26, 2022 Yahoo!

SpaceX’s Starlink Partners With T-Mobile to Eliminate Cellular Dead Zones – Is it Available In Your Area?

SpaceX founder Elon Musk and T-Mobile CEO Mike Sievert announced a joint plan — Coverage Above and Beyond — to eliminate mobile dead zones, by leveraging SpaceX’s Starlink constellation of satellites in low Earth orbit and T-Mobile’s wireless network.
AUG 23, 2022 IoT Business News
IoT Business News

700 million smart water meters and improved grid infrastructure will be critical in tackling global water stress

Water is probably the most important and overly used global natural resource. According to a report from the World Resource Institute, about one-quarter of the world’s population, spread across 17 countries, faces extremely high level of water stress and by 2040, it is most likely that 1 in 4 children will be living in areas of extremely high water stress. Water conservation has become one of the direst needs today and the biggest challenge for utilities in the water sector.
AUG 04, 2022 Enterprise IoT Insights
Enterprise IoT Insights

Tech truce, vendor tussle, new era, smart play – analysis of the Semtech, Telit deals

The IoT hardware market has, suddenly, shrunk – in order to expand, and to rebalance the western power-play. So say market watchers, reacting to the twin acquisitions this week by US-based chipmaker and Semtech, which has confirmed a deal to splurge $1.2 billion on Canadian outfit Sierra Wireless, and Italian-American IoT module maker Telit, which has agreed a share-exchange for the IoT assets of French industrial firm Thales.
AUG 03, 2022 IoT Business News
IoT Business News

5G RedCap: the new cellular IoT technology optimised for nothing

The latest iteration of the 3GPP standards for mobile communications, Release 17, includes a new variant of 5G aimed specifically at IoT.
AUG 03, 2022 Enterprise IoT Insights
Enterprise IoT Insights

Semtech/Sierra, Telit/Thales set ground for new east-west IoT clash (Analyst Angle)

There were two high profile pieces of M&A news in the IoT hardware space in the last week. First up, on Friday 29th July, Telit and Thales announced that they were combining the assets of Telit with those of Thales’ IoT hardware business into Telit Cinterion. That was followed on 2nd August by the news that Semtech Corporation would acquire Sierra Wireless.
AUG 02, 2022 Mobile Europe
Mobile Europe

Telit to buy Thales IoT as €625 billion market beckons

French defence giant Thales has announced the sale of its mobile network-based Internet of Things (IoT) business, Cinterion, to US rival Telit. The division makes the ‘things’ in IoT such as gateways, modem cards and other modules and it supports all ‘internets’, from 5G and LTE, through NB-IoT to GPS and GLONASS.
AUG 01, 2022

Telit bulks up in Europe with Thales IoT acquisition

US-based IoT specialist Telit looks set to take a bigger slice of the European market. Late last week it agreed to acquire French defence giant Thales’ cellular IoT business. The division offers a range of modules, gateways and modem cards. Sold under the Cinterion brand, they support 5G, LTE, NB-IoT and LTE-M, as well as GPS and GLONASS positioning technologies. It boasts 550 employees spread across 23 countries, and last year it turned over €300 million.
JUL 29, 2022 IoT Now
IoT Now

The ‘Clean Dozen’ solution areas that will help enterprises reduce their carbon footprint

Enterprises are increasingly focusing attention on ESG (Environmental, Social and Governmental) goals as a mechanism for improving their perception amongst investors, employees and other stakeholders. A key part relates to sustainability and the reduction of the organisation’s environmental impact. The application of new technologies, particularly the Internet of Things and Artificial Intelligence, can have a significant impact on reducing an organisation’s carbon footprint, both directly through lower hydrocarbon fuel use and through reducing electricity consumption, say Matt Hatton, founding partner and Suruchi Dhingra, research manager of Transforma Insights.
JUL 15, 2022 Enterprise IoT Insights
Enterprise IoT Insights

Switch, conserve, diversify – the global IoT project to change the energy mix

The war in Ukraine is being fought through many unconventional means. One of the most prominent relates to energy supply and dependence. In 2021, about two-fifths of the gas that Europeans burned came from Russia. The war has boosted already high prices of oil and gas globally and several countries have further reduced gas imports from Russia. Under the same stance, the European Union member countries urgently plan to reduce dependence on Russian fossil fuels and switch to other renewable sources for electricity generation.