07. July 2016 · Comments Off on How ready is the Internet for IoT? · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

We’re currently witnessing rapidly expanding product launches and sky-high elevated expectations from the emerging deployment of the Internet of Things in both personal and commercial domains. Stakeholders — ranging from hardware manufacturers and service providers to cloud platforms — are vigorously weighing in to position their offerings in anticipation of windfall rewards from accelerated IoT adoption.While vendors are in a mad rush, jockeying for a land-grab position, one thing is becoming increasingly clear — connected devices, apps and services, which collectively comprise the building blocks of IoT solutions, are in need of a dependable communication fabric for robust deployment.

Source: How ready is the Internet for IoT? | TechCrunch

01. June 2016 · Comments Off on Samsung’s Next IoT Push Is To Build A National Grid Of Smart Cities With LoRaWAN-Based Network · Categories: News · Tags: , ,

There are two things that Samsung really wants: to be one of the first to deploy a city-wide IoT infrastructure, as well as make sure that IoT infrastructure is on its home turf, in South Korea. That will soon be happening, and it’s sure to be one of the first of what will become many such roll-outs over time.For its first deployment, Samsung is going to be using a LoRaWAN-based network (Long-range Wide Area Network), which will utilize a 900MHz band. The first city to be affected by this will be Daegu, South Korea’s fourth-largest city. While many reading this probably thought the first city would be Seoul (which has a population five-fold that of Daegu), it’s likely Samsung’s goal to start with a smaller city in order to make the even larger roll-outs more successful. It’d be hard to fault that logic.

Source: Samsung’s Next IoT Push Is To Build A National Grid Of Smart Cities With LoRaWAN-Based Network | HotHardware

11. January 2016 · Comments Off on Smart Cities Taking a Large Step Forward · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Last month, I blogged about the chaos that accompanies the deployment of fundamental and transitional new technology. The bottom line is that cascading innovation means the initial steps forward will be confusing. A smart streetlight, for instance, can be discussed from the light perspective, the Internet of Things (IoT) perspective, the smart city perspective and, perhaps, others. Some vendors also will push products that don’t quite meet the proper definition.

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14. December 2015 · Comments Off on Report: IoT Devices To Increase By 40 Percent In Smart Cities · Categories: News · Tags: , ,

A newly released report anticipates that the use of Internet-connected devices by smart cities will jump by nearly 40 percent between 2015 and 2016.The analysis by IT research firm Gartner estimated that cities would use nearly 1.2 million connected devices this year and 1.6 billion next year. By 2018, that number would more than double to 3.3 billion.Commercial buildings, which currently comprise the largest segment of smart cities’ Internet of Things use, will see the deployment of those devices rise from 377 million this year to more than 1 billion in 2018.

Source: Report: IoT Devices To Increase By 40 Percent In Smart Cities

24. November 2015 · Comments Off on Intel Corporation and Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co. Team Up in the Internet of Things · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Intel (NASDAQ:INTC) and Hewlett-Packard Enterprise (NYSE:HPE) recently teamed up to expand into the Internet of Things (IoT) market, which includes connected devices like wearables, smart appliances, and connected cars. The two tech giants will work together to create open standards for IoT devices. They will also create three global “solutions labs” to help customers accelerate the deployment of IoT applications, as well as three “discovery labs” where companies can test IoT applications and devices.

Source: Intel Corporation and Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co. Team Up in the Internet of Things — The Motley Fool