2014: The year of emerging market connectivity, open access and smart cities

It is traditional for analysts to end a given year with an assessment of the major trends in that year and predict what the next year will be like. This year we thought we’d do a bit of that ourselves and update you on some of the things you can expect from us in the coming months.

Broadband and politics, unhealthy bedfellows

Probably the most significant news of 2013 in the broadband space will remain as the partial collapse of the Australian NBN. A highly political project from the start, its...

By Benoît FELTEN, 17 January 2014, 0 comments. Categories: Broadband, Infrastructure, IoT, M2M.

Google’s Nest outrage shows world isn’t ready for the IoT

Nest Labs, the connected devices startup by ex-Apple Tony Fadell and Matt Rogers, has been a rather successful story hasn’t it? And today, it’s been acquired by Google for the sum of $3 Billion.

Yet instead of being happy for the three year old firm; the internet isoutraged. Comments like “I just tore mine off of the wall. Thanks for nothing, Google” are currently circulating social media… so why are people so vexed?

For most, it appears to be privacy concerns....

By Ryan Daws, 14 January 2014, 0 comments. Categories: Consumers, Devices, Industry, IoT, M2M.

Interview: Xively’s Chad Jones on driving the IoT

Xively’s cloud platform helps to simplify the development and management of IoT-connected products.

The platform removes the need to build infrastructure to support connected devices so businesses can focus on the product innovation itself while considerably cutting the cost and time involved in bringing a connected product to market.

TelecomsTech (TT) spoke to Xively’s VP of Product Strategy, Chad Jones (CJ), about the future of the...

By Ryan Daws, 13 January 2014, 0 comments. Categories: Cloud, Devices, IoT, M2M.

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.