Cellular Connectivity Services

Why cellular connectivity provides the robust, secure foundation for new revenues in smart metering

Energy industries around the globe need to implement change to increase their efficiency, reduce their environmental impact and address the need to manage increased demand for applications such as charging electric vehicles. Smart metering of electricity, gas and water consumption is playing a vital role in this as utility companies seek more accurate, granular and timely data to operate their businesses more efficiently.

IoT Security in Depth: From the Device to the Cloud

By forging new links between the cyberworld and the physical world, IoT creates a paradigm shift that dramatically increases the scope of security. As organizations rush to adopt IoT, novel security challenges abound, amplified by an enormous diversity of hardware, software, services, and deployment locations. In fact, while 91 percent of IoT decision-makers report plans to increase the number of their connected devices by more than 15 percent within two years, they cite security as the greatest concern for deploying IoT technologies.

Threats to devices, applications, services, connections, and data must be addressed holistically across the IoT infrastructure to create a consistent security posture across IoT devices, the edge, the cloud, and the connections between all those elements.

Elsys selects Quectel BG95 for new range of IoT-enabled devices

Elsys, a Brazilian company with 31 years of experience in the electronics and telecom market, has turned to Quectel to provide its BG95 module for integration into its new IoT modem.

Cellular IoT Means eSIM?

Up to now, IoT has always had to use standard plastic SIMs ,
but eSIM is changing all that with the potential for increased
openness and flexibility.

“From here to autonomy: How to fulfil the requirements of the next generation connected car”

This white paper sets out the promise of connected vehicles, assesses the technical and commercial challenges they face, and considers the road ahead. Read on for detail on where the opportunities in connected driving lie, which forms of connectivity are set to enable the next generation of automotive services, and how Quectel - the global market leader in automotive IoT modules - can support those planning a move into this space.

Download your free copy here.

A technology for all – why LTE Cat-1 is transforming cellular connectivity

We are living in a hyper-connected world in which interconnected devices are ubiquitous. At the same time, existing technologies such as 2G and 3G are being retired to be replaced by new choices of network technology that can provide excellent fits for individual solutions. However, the IoT industry is looking for an all-in one solution that brings together excellent coverage and capacity and is secure, resilient and future-proof. In addition, the solution needs to deliver cost advantages, global roaming and voice capability.

LTE Cat-1 is a transformative technology because it can provide all these attributes and presents a simple way to connect IoT and enable a smarter world. To learn more read our report here.

Will COVID-19 change the face of automation?

The year is 2020 and the world is gripped by the COVID-19 pandemic. With social distancing and remote working highly encouraged, our reality has changed drastically in a space of weeks and months. A return to the pre-coronavirus status quo seems unthinkable and waves of change are being felt across all levels of society. How will businesses react amidst widespread reports of temporary layoffs and long-term unemployment which are fueling the growing impact of the virus on the global economy?

Thinking 5G? Things You Should Know

Fifth-generation wireless (5G) is the latest iteration of cellular radio technology, engineered to greatly increase the speed and responsiveness of wireless networks while, at the same time, significantly reducing latency. Typically, a new generation is named when it denotes a significant leap in wireless mobile technologies, and 5G will provide significantly advanced features, such as higher data rates (peak of 10 GB/s); lower latency (1-4 milliseconds); and higher capacity at each tower (1M+ sensors per square kilometer).

The ‘Private’ in Private LTE: IoT Healthcare Networks and Data Security

From inpatient monitoring to connected drug delivery systems, remote appointments to at-home care for high-risk patients, the use cases of IoT in healthcare are infinite. Given the rising pressure on doctors and nurses, IoT applications could be more widely implemented to alleviate the strain, ensuring patients continue to receive the same high - or even improved - levels of care. Not only do connected devices aid physicians, they may also empower patients to play a more active role in managing their own health. First, though, a reliable connectivity solution is required in order to successfully deploy, and take full advantage of the benefits offered by IoT health applications.

SELECTING THE BEST FIT eSIM SOLUTION FOR YOUR IoT REQUIREMENT

Up to now, IoT has always had to use standard plastic SIMs , but eSIM is changing all that with the potential for increased openness and flexibility.

Innovation in Private Networks: no need to wait for 5G

LTE clearly has the right attributes for private business networks and the key performance parameters, a peak rate of 1 Gbps and latency less than 50 milliseconds, are state-of-the-art figures. They can run low data rate applications like LTE-M and NB-IoT, as well as the high data rates needed for on-line security cameras. This adds up to a very positive case for employing LTE connectivity on private networks.

Harnessing Automation on the Path to Digital Transformation

The future of automation in UK industry looks promising, at least in the sense that companies are willing to seize the opportunity presented by COVID-19 to introduce technologies not requiring human intervention in the workplace. Furthermore, Pod Group’s latest survey also reveals that efforts to automate processes will be ramped up as a result of the pandemic. However, automation technology needs to be adopted for the right reasons and with a clear strategy. Not defining the“how” will get businesses nowhere, with the outcome a far cry from what was initially envisaged.