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IMC Newsdesk Archives: October 2018

Rogers to roll out LTE-M across Canada




Canadian telco Rogers plans to launch an LTE Cat M1 network (LTE-M) to help businesses connect and track their assets in real time using the likes of logistics tracking, alarm monitoring and smart metering.

 
Kerlink opens subsidiary to drive LoRa in Japan

Kerlink has formed a Japanese subsidiary to support LoRa network deployments and accelerate the company’s growth in Japan and across Asia.

 
Huawei partners Altron to attack African IoT market




Chinese technology giant Huwaei has teamed up with Johannesburg-based ICT company Altron to attack the IoT market in Africa.

 
Twilio creates developer platform for T-Mobile NB-IoT network




Twilio has created a developer platform for the T-Mobile NB-IoT network, the California-based cloud communications company announced last week at Signal, its customer and developer conference in San Francisco.

 
UL offers CTIA cyber-security certification for IoT devices

Safety consulting and certification company Underwriters Laboratories (UL) is offering CTIA cyber-security certification for IoT devices.

 
Crypto Quantique ups security for IoT devices




At last week’s IoT Solutions World Congress in Barcelona, UK company Crypto Quantique unveiled what it claims is the world's most advanced security product for IoT devices. The firm said it had the capabilities to become the foundational security product for every IoT device in the world.

 
Dellfer protects IoT devices against zero-day hacks




At this week’s IQPC Automotive Cybersecurity conference in Silicon Valley, Dellfer announced the release of ZeroDayGuard, an IoT cyber-security product that enables cloud-connected devices instantly to detect and prevent zero-day hacks or cyber attacks against their products.

 
U-Blox module supports wifi and Bluetooth




Switzerland-based U-Blox has announced the Nina-W15 multi-radio and gateway module that can simultaneously support wifi 802.11 b/g/n connections and dual-mode Bluetooth connectivity.

 
Berg sees high growth for cellular IoT modules and gateways

Shipments of cellular IoT gateways will reach 8.6 million and of cellular IoT modules 1.1 billion by 2023, according to two separate reports from Berg Insights

 
Hong Kong AI lab takes in first group of start-ups




The Hong Kong AI & Data Laboratory began operations this month and has taken in the first group of artificial intelligence-focused start-up companies it will incubate over the next six months.



Orange demonstrates low-energy route to 5G IoT

At this week’s IoT Solutions World Congress in Barcelona, Orange is demonstrating live LTE-M services to highlight the potential of ultra-low energy LTE-M in the massive IoT over cellular networks, paving the way to 5G IoT.

 
Arm TechCon round up: News from San Jose




A round up of some of the announcements at this week’s Arm TechCon in San Jose, California, with news from Intel, MyDevices, Arduino, Lynx Software Technologies, IAR Systems, ST Microelectronics, Express Logic and Flex Logix Technologies.

 
Intel and Technion collaborate on AI




Intel is collaborating with Israel technological institute Technion at its artificial intelligence (AI) research centre. The announcement was made at the centre's inauguration by Michael Mayberry (pictured left), Intel's chief technology officer, and Naveen Rao (right), Intel corporate vice president.

 
Oracle and Nvidia partner on analytics and AI




At last week’s GPU Technology Conference in Munich, Oracle announced that it was the first public cloud provider to support the Nvidia HGX-2 platform to meet the needs of analytics, machine learning and AI.

 
Microchip and Google speed prototyping for IoT devices




Arizona electronics company Microchip Technology has announced an IoT rapid development board as part of an expanded partnership with Google Cloud, letting designers prototype connected devices within minutes.

 
Sigfox partners Paessler to monitor networks




Sigfox is working with German network monitoring specialist Paessler to help users more effectively monitor and manage critical IT infrastructure and manifold further assets.

 
Metova facilitates testing of LoRa devices

Metova, a Tennessee-based provider of mobile, connected car, connected home and IoT products, has announced a suite of LoRa offerings designed to facilitate testing and certification of connected devices as well as manage and operate LoRa networks and installations.

 
Telit reduces form factor for IoT modules

Telit announced the xE310 family of miniature IoT modules at this week’s IoT Solutions World Congress in Barcelona.

 
Access and LeapMind put AI on edge devices

Japanese companies Access and LeapMind are collaborating to integrate edge computing and AI technology to achieve high-speed, real-time AI processing on edge devices.



Tata acquires Teleena to reduce IoT complexity




Tata Communications is acquiring Teleena, a Dutch IoT connectivity specialist and mobile virtual network enabler. The company’s technology reduces the operational complexity and cost of mobility and IoT deployments for businesses.

 
Alibaba partners Libelium and Semtech on IoT connectivity




Spanish IoT hardware sensor network Libelium has partnered Alibaba Cloud to deliver connectivity through the Meshlion IoT gateway. And Semtech is extending its IoT collaboration with Alibaba.

 
Orbcomm launches satellite services in China




M2M and IoT provider Orbcomm is launching its satellite services in China for the heavy equipment, transportation, logistics and maritime industries.

 
Sprint certifies Telit LTE Cat 11 module




Sprint has certified Italian company Telit’s LM940 LTE Category 11 module, which is suitable for enterprises that want to use Sprint's network for primary or backup connectivity for remote office routers, gateways and other bandwidth-intensive applications.

 
Particle unveils rules engine for IoT




Californian IoT platform provider Particle has unveiled its IoT Rules Engine and announced a professional desktop environment powered by Microsoft Visual Studio Code.

 
InfiNet to break spectral efficiency record at Gitex




Malta-based InfiNet Wireless will introduce its claimed record-breaking spectral efficiency product for IoT applications at next week’s Gitex technology show in Dubai.

 
Digi plans move to new HQ in Minnesota




IoT connectivity firm Digi International is moving early next year to new headquarters at Excelsior Crossings in Hopkins, Minnesota.



AT&T uses IoT to guard against drone attacks




AT&T and Dedrone, a San Francisco-based drone detection technology start-up, are teaming up on an IoT-based drone detection method that helps protect military bases, venues, cities and businesses from malicious drones.

 
Iridium and AWS collaborate on satellite IoT coverage




Iridium is working with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to simplify the adoption of IoT beyond cellular coverage. The Virginia-based satellite communications company said this would help lower barriers to adoption and implementation.

 
Ericsson helps Telstra extend NB-IoT reach to 100km




Ericsson and Telstra have successfully deployed and tested NB-IoT data connections up to 100km from a base-station in Telstra’s commercial network. This could be the longest-range NB-IoT connection of its kind, and key for increasing Telstra’s LTE footprint in rural and regional Australia.

 
T-Mobile certifies U-Blox module for NB-IoT network




T-Mobile has certified U-Blox’s LTE Cat NB1 Sara-N410 module to run on its NB-IoT network, the first NB-IoT network to launch in the USA.

 
GF uses Imagination for low-power IoT connectivity

Imagination Technologies and GlobalFoundries (GF) are collaborating to deliver low-power connectivity for IoT applications, they announced at GF’s annual GTC conference last week in California.

 
Infor extracts value from IoT connected devices

Infor, a New York software company, has announced Infor IoT in a multi-tenant deployment. Infor IoT provides IoT sensor data ingestion, securely and at scale, from anywhere.

 
GlobalPlatform simplifies IoT device protection

GlobalPlatform, the standard for secure digital services and devices, has published a configuration that simplifies the implementation of Secure Element (SE) specifications for protecting IoT devices.

 
Blockchain start-up to cut IoT data transfer costs




Taiwanese blockchain start-up IoeX has agreed to reduce the high data transfer costs of software update and maintenance for IoT device manufacturers, its founder Aryan Hung (pictured) announced this week.

 
Renesas kit lets developers evaluate cellular IoT options




Renesas Electronics has announced a hardware and software reference design that allows embedded developers to evaluate cellular connectivity options and build low-power wide area (LPWA) cellular IoT applications.