23. June 2016 · Comments Off on LTE gets ready to fight against proprietary tech for the IoT  · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

While cellular-based Internet of Things (IoT) technologies are still being finalized in the standards process, non-cellular solutions like those promoted by Ingenu, Sigfox and members of the LoRa Alliance are catching a bit of a break.These companies and others are expanding their low power wide area network (LPWAN) technologies, and they’ve had time on their side. France’s Sigfox aims to install networks in 100 U.S. cities by the end of this year. Ingenu is expected to cover at least 30 metro areas with its Random Phase Multiple Access (RPMA) by the end of 2016. They can enjoy their time in the sun while wireless operators and their partners ramp up LTE-based systems that will compete with them. That’s in part because unlike proprietary technologies, standards require a lot of time to build consensus and develop an ecosystem.

Source: LTE gets ready to fight against proprietary tech for the IoT – FierceWirelessTech

12. April 2016 · Comments Off on New NIST working group born out of IoT complexities · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Given that tens of billions of “things” will be connected to the Internet by 2020, it’s probably worth setting out some standards on how these devices and their digital architectures will work together. That’s been the task of several people at the National Institute of Standards and Technology over the past few years as the Internet of Things — also referred to as cyber physical systems — has begun exploding in popularity. However, David Wollman, deputy director of NIST’s Smart Grid and Cyber-Physical Systems program office says things are changing so fast that it’s been difficult to develop concrete standards for the greater IoT ecosystem to use.

Source: New NIST working group born out of IoT complexities

30. March 2016 · Comments Off on How Microsoft Azure engineers for IoT security · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

If your business is considering IoT, cloud and device security are likely top of mind. At Microsoft, our support for industry standards is straightforward and transparent: We’ve shared our best practices here on this blog. Our dedicated support for our customers is also an open book, which is why we’re sharing some of the common questions we receive on how security and compliance work specifically for Azure IoT technology. Here are some of the common questions we hear on how we engineer for IoT security:

Source: How Microsoft Azure engineers for IoT security | Internet of Things

28. December 2015 · Comments Off on 5G, Internet of Things, LTE-U drive wireless tech in 2015 – Year in Review  · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

In some ways, 2015 was a great deal about a technology that A) doesn’t yet exist; B) isn’t even defined by standards bodies and C) won’t come to fruition for four or five years, by most accounts. That technology is 5G, and if you don’t know what all the fuss is about, don’t worry. You will soon enough.We started the year off with dire warnings that the U.S. was lagging other nations when it comes to 5G, and the FCC stepped up to the plate when it came time to act. The FCC reviewed all kinds of comments from vendors, operators and other stakeholders about their visions for 5G, and in October, the commission proposed rules for four different bands of high-band spectrum above 24 GHz designed to lay the foundation for 5G networks in the U.S. market.

Source: 5G, Internet of Things, LTE-U drive wireless tech in 2015 – Year in Review – FierceWirelessTech

22. December 2015 · Comments Off on ITU, Georgia Tech Partner On IoT Standards, Applications · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) have executed an agreement to monitor global Internet of Things (IoT) activities and collaborate on developing standards.The memorandum of understanding recognizes the importance of standards and the effective management of the associated applications through which value is clearly identified and captured for this fast-growing industry.

Source: ITU, Georgia Tech Partner On IoT Standards, Applications