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Mayor: London to become “global test-bed”

Eight London-based tech firms have received financial backing from Mayor of London Sadiq Khan, in relation to their work around social and environmental issues

The money - £15,000 to each company – was awarded as part of the Mayor’s Civic Innovation Challenge. It will ...

Large scale IoT certification initiative launched

The Wi-SUN Alliance has got underway with its FAN (field area network) certification programme

According to the organisation, the programme will certify devices for use by utilities, city developers, as well as service providers, in order to “simplify and support ...

oneM2M boosts IoT 3GPP interworking with new release

oneM2M has published Release 3, its third set of specifications for its global IoT interoperability standard, which it states includes dramatically enhanced 3GPP interworking and new capabilities to unlock value in industrial and smart home applications.

The ...

Comms innovation power list published

Industry organisation the GSMA has published a list of the “world’s most promising growth-stage companies,” to identify the next generation of connectivity and digital services. It is called the ‘GSMA 100.’

According to the organisation, those on the list were chosen ...

Visual impairment accessibility app launched in the US

US company RightHear has developed a smartphone solution to help make public buildings fully accessible to those with visual impairments and has launched it in the US.

The system uses Bluetooth beacons to provide users with real time voice cues via the use of an app. ...

Canada: LoRa enabling smart bus shelter signs in Montreal

X-TELIA, an Montreal-based LoRaWAN network operator and a LoRa Alliance member has developed a smart city solution that uses Semtech’s LoRa devices and wireless radio frequency technology in digital schedules for bus shelters in the Montreal area.

X-TELIA implemented ...

Pan-Canadian smart city roll-out

Nokia is partnering with energy management company Current to deploy smart city technology across Canada.

According to Nokia, the company will gain access to Current’s CityIQ platform, in order to “repurpose outdoor street lighting into digital infrastructure that ...

Edinburgh opts for Telensa’s wireless streetlight controls

Telensa’s smart streetlight controls will be deployed in 64,000 LED lights as part of the City of Edinburgh’s energy efficiency programme.

The company was selected by CGI Group, in an LED replacement contract run by Amey. The deployment is already underway and is ...

Trailblazing fitness wearable launched

Hungarian tech start-up HeartBit has announced what it claims is the world’s first wearable electrocardiogram (ECG) monitor

The device, which according to the company processes around 10,000 data points a second, not only monitors the user’s heart rate but also ...

Acquisition of Finnish infrastructure giant completed

Global investment company Digital Colony has completed the acquisition of Finnish network operator Digita Oy from its current owner First State Investments.

Based in Helsinki, Digita is one of the largest independent owner of telecom towers in the country. It is also, ...

Ericsson: 5G subscriptions to exceed a billion by 2023

The Ericsson Mobility Report has predicted that the number of 5G subscriptions for enhanced mobile broadband will exceed one billion by the end of 2023 (around 12 per cent of global subscriptions).

By that time, the report’s authors predict that close to 50 per cent ...

Khan sets out plan to make London the world’s smartest city

Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London, has today (11 June) published his vision to make London the world’s smartest city and launched a city-wide initiative to use the capital’s tech talent to tackle some of its challenges – including poor air quality, urban design and digital ...

Huawei brings 3GPP Release 14 to NB-IoT

Huawei claims to have released the world’s first 3GPP Release 14 based commercial NB-IoT solution, eRAN13.1.

The company states that the new solution offers a seven-fold improvement in data rates tThe uplink peak rate and downlink single-user peak rate can reach 157 ...

GSMA: first European NB-IoT roaming trial completed

The GSMA announced on 30 May that mobile operators Deutsche Telekom and Vodafone Group have successfully completed the first international roaming trial in Europe using licensed NB-IoT technology.

The trial was performed using global SIMs from Deutsche Telekom on ...


Brian Back re-elected as LPRA vice chair

Brian Back was re-elected as the vice chair of the Low Power Radio Association (LPRA) on 29 May

Back is the founder and CEO of Radio Data Networks, and has been involved with the LPRA since its early days and encourages business professionals involved with the use of ...

HERE Technologies and Sigfox team up on asset tracking

HERE Technologies and Sigfox have announced a partnership to develop and deploy a global location service for Internet of Things (IoT) applications, particularly in supply chain and logistics.

The service will integrate HERE’s global coverage of WiFi hotspots with the ...

Nokia's command and control innovation

Nokia has launched Advanced Command Centre, a control room solution designed to facilitate public safety organisations’ increasing use of broadband data.

According to the company, the product is designed to enable next generation 911/‘rich media’ call-taking from ...

Gatwick rolls out monster IT network

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) has updated Gatwick Airport’s IT infrastructure, a move intended to both futureproof the system and make it more tolerant to disruption.

The new meshed network – which is built on “many multiples of 40Gb connections” – is designed to ...

Barnacle and Aeris to make life easier for traffic wardens with IoT

Aeris is providing Barnacle Parking Enforcement with an IoT connectivity solution for the latter's Barnacles - bright light-weight yellow devices that can be used by parking officers to immobilise vehicles by covering their windshields, as a more efficient alternative to the ...

Banking sector voices data security concerns

Industry consultant Turner Little has reported that data security is currently the highest priority for the banking sector. Other key aims include to ‘implement a digital transformation plan,’ taking into account technology such as AI, augmented reality, biometrics and use of ...

Smart car product helps blind passengers 'feel' the landscape

Car manufacturer Ford has developed an LED-based smart car window solution, enabling blind or partially sighted passengers to visualise passing scenery through touch.

According to the company, Feel The View - which is currently in its prototype stage - takes pictures ...

Colt Technology partners with Google

Connectivity specialist Colt Technology Services has announced its support for Google Cloud Partner Interconnect, a service enabling users to engage with the Google Cloud platform from any location.

According to the company, the Partner Interconnect product provides a ...

UK AI industry to receive huge boost

The British government has launched a £1 billion collaboration between the public and private sectors to develop the country’s AI industry. The deal was announced this week by business secretary Greg Clark and digital secretary Matt Hancock.

According to the ...

New global security tech company set-up

A new video monitoring company - Netwatch Group – has been formed in the security sector. The organisation is made up of a consolidation of four previously separate companies, including Onwatch Multifire, Netwatch, CalAtlantic and the National Monitoring Center in the United ...
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