Internet of Things

Strategy Analytics: IoT to reach 50 billion devices

The total number of connected and Internet of Things (IoT) devices will approach 50 billion during the 2020s, driven by the smart home. This is according to new research by Strategy Analytics, which claims that nearly 20 billion IoT and connected devices will be deployed worldwide by the end of this year, and a further […]

US connected device sales ‘to reach 442m by 2020’

More than 442 million connected devices will be sold in the US by 2020, according to Parks Associates. The research firm said that Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity immediately expands the value that product manufacturers can offer their customers. “The lifecycle of a product is also extended, providing a wealth of rich data manufacturers can […]

IoT acceleration promised as OCF merges with AllSeen Alliance

The Open Connectivity Foundation (OCF) has agreed to merge with the AllSeen Alliance, in a move that stakeholders claim will accelerate the development of Internet of Things (IoT) services. This merger will advance interoperability between connected devices, enabling “the full operating potential of IoT” and representing a “significant step towards a connected ecosystem”, according to […]

Amino launches home monitoring for service providers

TV technology company Amino has launched Fusion Home Monitor, a new Internet of Things home monitoring product designed for network operators. The compact camera will be part of Amino’s Fusion platform, a hosted service that is designed to enable operators to provide smart home applications to their customers. Fusion Home Monitor is integrated with Amino’s […]

Retail will drive smart home sales, says Juniper Research

Smart home hardware sold as standalone units rather than as part of a subscription package will exceed 300 million units in 2020, according to a study by Juniper Research. This represents growth of over 1,000% from an estimated installed base of 28 million units in 2015, according to the research group. According to Juniper’s Smart […]

Orange unveils plans for Internet of Things network

Orange has unveiled detailed plans for the rollout of a low-power narrowband Long Range (LoRa) network to enable the Internet of Things in France. The network will be rolled out step by step across France, beginning in 17 cities in the first quarter of 2016: Angers, Avignon, Bordeaux, Douai and Lens, Grenoble, Lille, Lyon, Marseille, […]

Technicolor completes US$600m acquisition of Cisco STB division

Technicolor has completed its buyout of Cisco’s set-top box division for US$600 million (€561 million) in a cash and stock agreement. The deal, which was first agreed in July, sees Technicolor take over Cisco’s customer premises equipment business, Cisco Connected Devices. At the same time, Technicolor has agreed a strategic agreement with Cisco that will […]

BEREC launches consultations on OTT and IoT

The Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications (BEREC), the umbrella organisation for European telecom regulators, has launched consultations on OTT TV and the Internet of Things respectively. The OTT consultation is based on a draft report that divides OTT services in three categories – OTT-0, electronic communication services (ECS) provided over the open internet; OTT-1, an OTT […]

Orange to invest in LoRa network for Internet of Things

Orange in France has unveiled plans to invest in a national low-power narrowband network to supplement its cellular network as part of its plan to become a major player in the Internet of Things. Orange will invest in a Low Power Wide Area (LPWA) network based on Long Range (LoRa) technology that will cover the […]

Internet of Things devices to triple by 2020

Internet of Things connected devices will triple to over 38 billion units by 2020, according to data from Juniper Research. According to the research outfit, the number of connected devices will increase by 285% over the next five years up from 13.4 billion today. According to Juniper Research, the industrial and public services sector, including […]