Orange claims to perform the first AI test with Huawei on its DWDM network in Spain

Build DWDM over CWDM Network

Orange Spain and Huawei announced recently that the pilot deployment of a 400G/wavelength WDM link in Orange network was completed successfully. The completion marks the first pilot deployment of 400G/wavelength both in Spain and inside Orange Group. In addition, Orange Spain has been one of the very first Service Providers to test innovative AI-based tools to help and enhance their Operation and Maintenance in the Optical Domain while providing the foundation towards Automation in its Transport Network. Orange Spain is a telecom operator in Spain, providing high-quality fixed and mobile…

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Síminn and Ericsson ramp up move towards 5G and massive IoT in Iceland

Island IoT

As part of its 5G preparations, Síminn will modernise and expand its radio network and continue to deploy the 5G-ready Ericsson Radio System. The two companies will also conduct 5G trials enabled by Ericsson 5G New Radio and Ericsson Spectrum Sharing. Síminn is eyeing the introduction of new IoT services on its 4G network – including Narrowband IoT (NB-IoT) and Cat-M1. The agreement aims to accelerate the growth of Iceland’s IoT ecosystem across diverse use cases. NB-IoT enables low data rate applications in extremely challenging radio conditions, for example, connecting…

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LoRaWAN Pioneer Senet Expands Business with New Focus

Senet’s most-recent network coverage map

The first firm to get FCC certification for LoRaWAN sensors and gateways is finding growing traction for an array of applications. “Senet” is the name of an Ancient Egyptian board game dating back to at least 3,000 B.C., which eventually gave rise to backgammon. The company Senet, however, which is a finalist in the IoT World Awards, derives its name from its description of being a “Sensible Network Company.” Founded roughly a decade ago as “EnerTrac,” the company’s initial focus was on using an end-to-end IoT technology to optimize propane…

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How is IoT shaping enterprise mobility?

iot mobility

The world of technology is coming out with new future concepts like Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML), the Internet of Things (IoT) and the list goes on. Also, says business analyst Elisha Swisten, there are some ingenious technologies that have a practical aspect of how the world runs. The widespread adoption of the IoT has already made a serious impact on the way organisations are using connected devices to drive the business. Among these, the enterprise mobility is becoming more modernised as a result of IoT involving a mixture…

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Exploring wireless IoT applications within industrial automation

wireless IoT applications

The technologies associated with the Internet of Things (IoT) and machine to machine (M2M) connectivity are enabling a new wave of wireless networking applications within the industrial automation sector. According to the latest global market study by Berg Insight, annual shipments of wireless devices for industrial automation applications reached 4.6 million units worldwide in 2018, accounting for approximately 6 percent of all new connected nodes. Growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 16.3 percent, annual shipments are expected to reach 9.9 million in 2023. Moreover, the installed base…

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Rolls-Royce & Finferries test world’s first fully autonomous ferry

Rolls-Royce & Finferries

Finnish ferry operator Finferries has demonstrated the world’s first fully autonomous ferry, thanks to a collaboration with engineering giant Rolls-Royce. A car ferry, by the name Falco, used Rolls-Royce Ship Intelligence technologies to navigate autonomously between Parainen and Nauvo in Finland, before the return journey was carried out over remote control. The ferry’s sensors worked alongside its AI and collision avoidance technology to complete the journey, even berthing using a newly-developed autonomous navigation system, without any intervention from the crew. Falco is equipped with a range of advanced sensors, which…

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Renault unveils autonomous concierge concept for last mile delivery

EZ-PRO concept-car

Renault has unveiled the EZ-PRO, an autonomous delivery concept that could provide a modular, last-mile option for logistics operators. Renault launched the futuristic concept at the Hannover Motor Show this week, highlighting the company’s confidence in this potentially lucrative market. The ‘last mile problem’ is a critical challenge for cities, as the boom in online and mobile commerce has caused an influx of petrol- and diesel-powered vans into crowded centres and suburbs, ramping up pollution. Companies are exploring a range of solutions, from autonomous electric vehicles to electric bikes and…

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Liege gets smart parking through NB-IoT technology – and a new partnership

Liege

Belgium-based CommuniThings has partnered with Orange to launch the first smart-parking solution over NB-IoT technology for commercial use. Dubbed as “Shop & Drive”, the solution assists commuters to find available parking space via a mobile application at the same time as stimulating shopping activities through increased vehicle rotations at each spot. This Shop & Drive smart parking solution running on Orange Belgium’s Mobile IoT network introduces low-power wireless sensors and open-data applications serving residents, retailers and municipalities. CommuniThings has been selected by Orange Fab BeLux – an accelerator programme for…

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US regulator repeals net neutrality rules, threatening future of IoT

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has voted to dismantle net neutrality, granting internet service providers (ISPs) the power to prioritise and hinder web traffic at will – with worrying implications for the future of IoT. The FFC voted three to two, on Thursday, to undo rules regulating companies that provide consumers and businesses with access to the internet. The result sees the net neutrality regulations introduced in 2015, prohibiting ISPs from blocking content or charging a premium for certain services, repealed. The move also means the federal government will no…

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AT&T and Amazon Web Services collaborate on IoT solutions

AT&T and Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS) are rolling out several innovative Internet of Things (IoT) solutions to enable businesses to better compete in a data-driven world. The solutions were announced at the annual AWS re:Invent 2017 Conference. The two companies are collaborating to make it effortless for enterprise customers to deploy IoT solutions so that businesses can improve operations and manage large numbers of devices worldwide. “These new solutions bring enterprise customers best-in-breed solutions to manage IoT assets wherever they are,” said Mike Troiano, Vice President, Internet of Things…

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China Mobile invests $300m in IoT push

The world’s largest telco by subscriber numbers, China Mobile, is set to subsidize IoT equipment manufacturers. Telecoms operator China Mobile is to plough £300 million into subsidizing IoT makers as part of a push to build one of the largest IoT networks in the world. According to a report in China Daily, half of the money will finance companies making NB-IoT modules, the rest will go to 4G IoT module makers, said Li Yue, president of China Mobile. The subsidy should make IoT devices cheaper and increase adoption, said Li…

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Deutsche Telekom and Fraunhofer launch IoT R&D centre

Deutsche Telekom and Fraunhofer are teaming up on applied research to solve real-world logistics challenges, initially using NB-IoT. When experts argue that governments should fund research and development (R&D) work in order to boost innovation and economic advancement, they often point to the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft as a shining example of best practice. As Europe’s largest institution for applied research, Fraunhofer is indisputably successful in the way that it mixes public and private funding to fuel its activities – so much so, that the so-called ‘Fraunhofer model’ is much emulated elsewhere in…

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Bell uses IoT to boost production at Canadian winery

Canadian telecommunications giant Bell has teamed up with BeWhere Technologies and Huawei to kit out a winery with connected technology. Bell, BeWhere and Huawei are currently implementing an automated IoT system at the Henry of Pelham vineyard in St Catherines, Ontario in a bid to transform planning and sustainability. The partners announced the news with the support of Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne. Bell has provided the winery with a range of wireless environmental sensors, connected to its LTE-M network. These sensors monitor temperature and water levels, prevent vine disease and…

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Telia Estonia launches commercial testing of 1oT Platform

The global cellular connectivity provider 1oT and the mobile operator Telia Estonia started providing 1oT’s connectivity management platform to selected Telia’s IoT and M2M customers. With the pilot project, Telia’s customers can manage their SIM cards and mobile data traffic via the revolutionary 1oT’s self-service platform called 1oT Terminal. “Today’s innovative IoT and M2M device makers are not just buying internet access, they need to be in full control of their SIM cards and mobile data sessions. All this enables to build disruptive IoT and M2M services, seize big data…

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Uber Freight Is the First Step to Automating Away Truckers

First: matching haulers to jobs. Next: leveraging that network to build out fleets of autonomous 18-wheelers. Want to move truckloads of stuff across the country? There’s now an app for that. Uber has finally unveiled the much-anticipated freight-hauling counterpart to its regular ride-hailing service. Uber Freight, as it’s known, will pair commercial shippers with independent truck drivers looking for a job, just like riders find drivers in so many cities. Much like the taxi service before it, Uber’s promise here is to remove friction from the current system. In a…

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