Extending battery life is an entry point to profitable IoT

Industry 4.0 is a leap into new revenue streams for today’s manufacturers, with the help of data, analytics and Artificial Intelligence. The drive towards efficient transmission of data has launched technologies such as NB-IoT and CAT-M, that allow for more intelligent data transmission and power consumption. Using these technologies, but taking them further still, floLIVE has developed a unique approach that comprises three routes to reduced latency. This white paper includes: -The answer to extending the battery life of IoT devices, making IoT truly profitable -Three varied approaches to reduce latency and therefore improve performance -The best way to balance connectivity with challenges such as roaming, security and compliance -A thorough checklist for manufacturers to make sure they cover all of their bases when launching IoT projects Download as a PDF

Does your BSS offer these 5 Things?

If you’re a mobile provider looking to adopt IoT use cases – let’s get it right. A legacy Business Support System is built for traditional use cases, while IoT demands its own functionality, including added flexibility, automation and control. Our whitepaper looks at the must-haves for a next-gen BSS that supports IoT, discussing: – How to start small and scale as you grow using the might of the cloud – Why a smart CRM is the simplest route to customer flexibility – Specific use cases for levelling up using real-time visibility and control -What you should expect from a sophisticated billing and rating engine -The technology stack that provides self-management and control. Download as a PDF

ABI Research Report – Tomorrow’s Smart Connected Products Require Smarter Connectivity Services Today

At the end of 2020, 6.6 billion Internet of Things (IoT) devices will be connected and active worldwide; 840 million of them will use cellular networks, which is just under 8% of the total. At the end of 2014, there were 180 million cellular IoT devices active worldwide, and that number increased by over 4.5X in the 6 intervening years. In another 6 years’ time, we will witness a further near-7X growth in cellular IoT devices, bringing the global total to 5.7 billion. More smart devices are being deployed, and more types of device are becoming smart. All IoT applications are variations of either asset tracking (i.e., “where is something?”) or condition-based monitoring (i.e., “how is something?”), in combination with use case-specific characteristics that distinguish them as markets in their own right. Applications can be thematically grouped by similarity and significance into: metering, tracking/location, smart home, monitoring, smart cities, and a long-tail selection of “others.” Monitoring has consistently accounted for between a third and a quarter of all cellular IoT connections, strongly driven by automotive applications that include: Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) telematics, aftermarket telematics, and fleet management. Yet, this stalwart will account for less than 10% by 2026. Download Read more about ABI Research Report – Tomorrow’s Smart Connected Products Require Smarter Connectivity Services Today[…]