The Renaissance of Things

As we entered 2014, analysts everywhere took to their research with the hope to predict what the biggest trends will be throughout this year. The three recurrent themes are; wearables, connected devices, and big data… which can be related to what the industry is calling “The Internet of Things”.

Some are calling this phenomenon the next industrial revolution, and in terms of economic benefits they are right, but I’m taking a different...

By Ryan Daws, 03 January 2014, 0 comments. Categories: Cloud, Devices, Industry, M2M, Smartphones.

M2M and the role of radio

Machine to Machine communications are firmly established at the operational heart of many industries and continues to offer an array of capabilities.

The number of M2M device connections is set to grow to 2.1 billion by 2021 – primarily fuelled by the utilities, manufacturing and primary industries as well as those using in-vehicle telematics.

The beauty of M2M is that it enables the automatic monitoring of remote assets regardless of their location and environmental conditions. By automating remote...

By Andy Grimmett, 03 January 2014, 0 comments. Categories: Industry, M2M, Wireless.

What are Deutsche Telekom's M2M predictions for 2014?

Machine-to-machine communication (M2M) and the Internet of Things (IoT) run through all areas of life and work. Cars, cargo containers, parking spaces or even wristwatches and coffee cups – everything around us is on the verge of being connected. To shape this development and make its benefits available to both businesses and private individuals,

Deutsche Telekom has been actively engaged in the M2M ecosystem for several years.

More than 600 companies from 56 countries...

By Jürgen Hase, 19 December 2013, 0 comments. Categories: M2M, Research.

Internet of Things leads Cisco’s 2014 forecast

San-Francisco based networking giant, Cisco, have offered their predictions for 2014. As journalists, we have hundreds of these come in and out of our inboxes; but you have little choice but to pay attention when it comes to a company with such scale and experience.

We have also wrote, and you readers have read, about the trend we call the “Internet of Things” almost every day – each time without clear direction in the industry – throughout 2013.

Now we...

By Ryan Daws, 16 December 2013, 0 comments. Categories: Industry, Infrastructure, M2M.

‘AllSeen Alliance’ gives IoT its direction

If you take a look at Gartner’s emerging technology ‘Hype Cycle’ for 2013, you’ll see the “Internet of Things” riding high at the ‘Peak of Inflated Expectations’. This means, defined by Gartner, publicity produces a number of success stories—often accompanied by scores of failures.

Speaking to both players and analysts, they’ll tell you the IoT is very disjointed –...

By Ryan Daws, 10 December 2013, 0 comments. Categories: Devices, Industry, M2M, Research.

Prepare the rifles, Amazon to deliver packages via drones!

The Smart City revolution may be coming in the next couple of years; but that doesn’t stop Amazon showing their hand in the next-generation of package deliveries (hint, it involves drones.)

Although not due to launch until 2015; the world’s largest online retailer’s CEO, Jeff Bezos, showed off the “Amazon Prime Air” on a 60 Minutes segment. Appearing like something found in a Terminator movie; Amazon’s latest innovation has...

By Ryan Daws, 02 December 2013, 1 comment. Categories: Consumers, Devices, M2M.

Paul Davison from MLL Telecoms on Smart City technology #TTW

Many of us have dreamed of the types of autonomous “Smart Cities” we see in futuristic movies, the type where the city is living and breathing (ok, well at least functioning) by itself.

As we move towards an era where all devices are connected and speaking to each other; it’s becoming a reality.

MLL Telecom is helping to pave the way into this new frontier.

Paul Davison (PD), Systems Architect, gave TelecomsTech (TT) a demonstration earlier this week which shows...

By Ryan Daws, 29 November 2013, 0 comments. Categories: Industry, Infrastructure, M2M.

Swisscom discuss bringing Smart Living to the masses #TTW

Marianna Tamborini, Head of Smart Living Marketing for Swisscom, guided the audience in a session at Telecoms Tech World through the challenges of offering smart living solutions to the mass market and how to overcome them.

She explains whilst solutions are becoming more commonplace in the United States; mainly due to automated home security systems – in Europe the field is still very much in its infancy.

These security and safety-related solutions are part of the...

By Ryan Daws, 28 November 2013, 0 comments. Categories: Consumers, Devices, Industry, M2M.

How connected healthcare is gaining industry acceptance #TTW

Telecoms Tech sat in on an interesting discussion from Bob Gann, head of international business development at NHS England, on steps the NHS is taking in cutting its costs and becoming more connected

M2M and IoT has traditionally been examined from a vertical perspective, with healthcare at the forefront. But even though some in the industry have forecast horizontal plays gaining prominence, it's always refreshing to see where healthcare M2M, always a strong vertical, is going.

Bob Gann, head of international...

By James Bourne, 27 November 2013, 0 comments. Categories: Content, M2M.