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EchoStar, in a strategic partnership with The Things Industries, enriches its European IoT strategy by introducing a terrestrial element. With The Things Industries’ unique server technology, EchoStar aims to facilitate uninterrupted, real-time communication for IoT devices via terrestrial or satellite channels. While no specific application cases were disclosed, a limited-time trial service provides customers with a glimpse into their orchestrated offerings.

A groundbreaking discovery at the University of the West of Scotland reveals a transformative way to convert human energy into electricity, powered by a 3D graphene foam material. Primed to revitalize the IoT industry, this research spotlights a pressure-sensitive mat that could generate power simply through human footfalls. Offering a unique solution to energy management, this technology could minimize the environmental impact, while fostering a new era of wireless connectivity.

In a remarkable stride, Bharti Airtel has connected over 20 million IoT devices via its B2B branch, Airtel Business, amid India’s 5G evolution. This permits a vast assortment of IoT features offered through multiple connectivity mediums. Major deals have propelled Airtel to surpass a key milestone. Moreover, the Airtel IoT platform facilitates enterprises to manage their IoT connections via the Airtel IoT Hub.

The future of telecommunications is rapidly changing thanks to the surge of Internet of Things (IoT) connections, with an anticipated 142 million 5G IoT roaming connections by 2027. This evolution promises increased speeds, reduced latency, and advanced services, setting the stage for a demand surge in standalone-specific 5G roaming agreements. However, despite these advancements, most connected devices will continue utilizing LTE-M and NB-IoT networks due to their compatibility with mixed traffic. A major hub for 5G IoT roaming is Western Europe, anticipated to host 21% of all such connections by 2027.

BT collaborates with HPE to adapt to the rise in hybrid work and IoT demands, leveraging HPE’s Aruba Networking for a new managed LAN service. This partnership promises heightened flexibility, security and visibility, overcoming the limitations of conventional in-building networks. Despite this, the market faces potential turbulence, particularly from the clearances of backlogged orders affecting enterprise WLAN revenues. While this partnership signifies progress, the changes may create a challenging landscape for those in the industry.

While Europe’s increasing $227 billion investment in IoT assures advancements, it particularly underlines the businesses’ focus on operational cost reduction and process optimization. However, economic strains and geopolitical disturbances, like the war in Ukraine and Covid-19, impede this spending surge, especially in Central and Eastern Europe. IDC, nevertheless, forecasts an upturn by 2027, with IoT remaining a viable tool in organization performance enhancement amidst challenges. For telecom providers, these shifting sands offer both opportunities and considerable challenges.

NTT and Cisco collaborate in launching IoT solutions as a managed service, targeting sectors like manufacturing and healthcare. Combining expertise, they aim to enhance security, decision-making, and lower operational costs. With repeatable solutions, faster deployment and predictable benefits are possible, but customization is still necessary for unique requirements.

Ericsson has announced the sale of its unprofitable Internet of Things (IoT) division to Aeris Communications, an IoT solutions supplier.   The Swedish telecom equipment provider claimed that the transaction, which covers its IoT Accelerator and Connected Vehicle Cloud operations, will end the businesses’ past quarter-to-quarter losses of almost $24 million.   Over 9,000 businesses use Ericsson’s IoT Accelerator to handle 22 million eSIM connections and over 95 million connected devices worldwide. For worldwide IoT cellular connectivity, these businesses and relationships make use of Ericsson’s current network of over 35 communications service provider partners.   The Connected Vehicle Cloud business, in the meantime, is said to be the most comprehensive connected car platform available today, with automotive IoT leaders utilizing this service to connect over six million vehicles across 180 countries.   More than 100 million IoT devices will be connected across 190 countries using Aeris and Ericsson’s combined IoT…

Cellnex Telecom, a Spanish wireless telecommunications infrastructure and services company, and Everynet, a leading LPWA pioneer and network operator, have signed an agreement to deploy IoT networks in Italy, the UK and Ireland based on LoRaWAN technology. The IoT networks will utilize the Cellnex infrastructure in these three countries, and will be dependent on the Everynet network solution. Cellnex not only provides towers, but also has its own IoT management platform. For data collection, Cellnex will provide an integrated IoT platform for real-time management and diagnostics, and the platform also includes the ability to immediately act predictively or preventively, manually or automatically. In addition, Everynet will be responsible for providing and managing the LoRaWAN network infrastructure. Both companies have stated the network will be available for a wide range of IoT devices and use-cases, including industry 4.0 services for asset tracking or monitoring, as well as smart cities…

An independent news platform Telecoms.com has recently published its Annual Industry Survey 2019, with the main focus being on topics such as industry updates, 5G rollout, digital transformation, the Internet of Things (IoT), as well as the modernization of Operations Support Systems (OSS) and Business Support Systems (BSS). The survey, covering the industry landscape over the last 12 months and projecting into 2020, has revealed an optimistic forecast that is mainly supported by the launch of 5G commercial services, innovations and progress in other important areas of the industry. According to the report, the single biggest change in the industry landscape over the past year was the deployment of commercial 5G services in different parts of the world. Regardless of the fact that the best-selling service is high-speed Internet access (mobile and fixed), B2B services, including 5G serving other vertical industries, will undoubtedly play a much more significant role…