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Why the used car could decide the future of the mobile SIM

When the first mobile SIM was revealed 1991, it was the size of a credit card. Obviously phones were bigger then. Much bigger. (more…)

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Who’s making money in IoT? They’re probably not network operators. They probably are in industry

Do providers of Internet of Things services view the IoT as a new revenue stream or a cost-saving exercise? This is one of the key questions Jeremy Cowan of IoT Now put recently to long-time communications industry observer Robin Kent, director of Adax. (more…)

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Contextual-aware driving behaviour: What is it?

The traditional way to assess driving behaviour is to combine quantifiable events such as acceleration, braking, swerving, cornering, etc. with data on the vehicle’s location. That’s the way usage-based insurance operates, says Bob Emmerson, a freelance writer and telecoms industry observer. (more…)

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Industrial IoT makes things Edgy

Some of the buzzwords gaining steam in the Internet of Things (IoT) and Industrial IoT (IIoT) world are “fog computing” or “edge computing.” My preference, says R. Scott Raynovich, founder and chief analyst of Futuriom, is for the term edge computing, because it accurately describes the IoT market, (more…)

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The Internet of Things? You’ll find it in your car

Do you remember how simple cars used to be? A dashboard with analogue dials and gauges that measured basic functions such as fuel, temperature and speed? If something was amiss with the engine, the oil light came on so you took your car to the garage (or even fixed it yourself if you were a good enough mechanic). (more…)

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Two motorcycles, 10,000 km along Silk Road 4.0, the Internet of Things … and you?

You probably remember the Ancient Silk Road from geography and history lessons at school. And you may be wondering what this has to do with the Internet of Things. Well, grab a coffee says Jeremy Cowan, and settle back for a few minutes while I tell you about two delightfully wacky modern adventurers and their very serious IoT journey along Silk Road 4.0. (more…)

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IoT Connectivity: The game-changer for transportation

Wireless connectivity has become a great enabler in defined stationary locations like business parks and warehouses. But, what about the industries and services that are constantly on the go? (more…)

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Dell EMC finally finds its mojo in IoT with edge computing for security, cold chain and transport

INTERVIEW – Prior to Dell’s October 2015 acquisition of EMC in a cash and stock deal worth US$67 billion, the company’s profile in the Internet of Things (IoT) was modest, writes Jeremy Cowan. That’s changing now. (more…)

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Satellite monitoring: Bringing new dimensions to the technology

Over the last two decades, fleet management software has been steadily gaining popularity around the globe. According to the MarketsAndMarkets report the Fleet Management market is expected to reach US$27.9 billion by 2021. (more…)

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Integrating IoT players with e-SIM

The telecom sector is one of the top spenders in IoT (Internet of Things) technology. Investment in the IoT sphere is gradually becoming the core strategy in the digital transformation journey of many telecom operators. (more…)

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