Saving water thanks to NB-IoT technology

22 Mar 2017 Published by Telefónica IoT Team

Water is an indispensable resource for life. The access to and consumption of drinking water in our cities is a advancement that we enjoy thanks to a huge effort. On World Water Day, the UN recalls one of its prime objectives: to make drinking water accessible to everyone. For this to be possible, it is essential to have management measures that allow us to save water and distribute it more effectively. In order to reduce costs, increase efficiency and reduce errors, the European Commission is calling for an update of the measurement system by 2020. According to experts, by then the water market in Europe could reach a value of 13.4 billion euros. This comes in a scenario in which water-related solutions are developing rapidly. This also affects the end user, who can benefit from more accurate monitoring, reduced and fair prices and more convenience and ease in measurement.Read more

José Ignacio Guerra: "We're playing a leading role in the IoT scene in Latin America"

15 Mar 2017 Published by José Ignacio Guerra Gómez

The Telefónica R&D centre (TID in Spanish) in Chile is a benchmark for Internet of Things technologies. This is the only research complex in Latin America to bring together all the disciplines comprising the IoT. In this regard, it develops innovative solutions for Smart Cities, Agriculture and Mining, the key areas in the region's industry and economy. José Ignacio Guerra is the Communications Architect at the core and leads several projects and initiatives aimed at improving the adoption, penetration and consolidation of IoT technologies. In this interview, he is going to tell us about his experiences.Read more

The IoT arrives at the ports of the world

08 Mar 2017 Published by Telefónica IoT Team

Like a large beehive, ports have part of that natural beauty of thousands of units moving in concert, in unison. Just like a flock of birds, hundreds of ships with hundreds of sailors on board must coordinate their operations: loading, unloading, repairing, refuelling... The slightest failure can lead to a very serious loss of time and resources. Something so complicated cannot be simple. But the Internet of Things is here to offer solutions where before there were none. Through its application, the ports of the future can be ushered into Industry 4.0 without a hitch, turning science fiction into a reality today. Read more

Ronald van Loon: “Data from IoT exists within the realm of Big Data and the large quantities of data that it represents”

01 Mar 2017 Published by Ronald van Loon

Ronald van Loon is an expert in Big Data, Data Management and IoT. His work helps hundreds of companies driving and generating value from the data they manage around the world. He is director of Adversitement, a company that provides consumer data analysis; and he is one of the largest influencers in the world at Big Data. For all of this, we have asked him to give us his insight into the important role that Big Data plays in IoT, as well as the main challenges to be faced and the future that holds companies in relation with the Internet of Things. Read more

MWC 2017: The evolution of connectivity and new uses for the IoT

27 Feb 2017 Published by Telefónica IoT Team

The nature of the Internet of Things is the connection between devices, between platforms, between actions and between people. Connectivity is crucial in a world of growing needs, which in turn creates new ways of using and enjoying it. The greatest technological promises of the year will be showcased at MWC 2017. It will be a perfect venue to grasp this connectivity between devices, software and people in a unique way.Read more

GeoGestión, the Internet of Mobile Workforces

15 Feb 2017 Published by Maria Marin Lanza

GeoGestión is a solution that streamlines processes that were previously costly for businesses in terms of both money and resources. To illustrate this with some examples this system addresses the paperwork required after a sales force visit, the work sheet filled out by a technical service when visiting a customer – where the technician must report on the tasks carried out and file the signature of the client after the repair has been completed, or package delivery for courier services. Therefore GeoGestión is a sidekick for businesses that require digitising their mobile workforce...Read more

Automated voice assistants for interconnected devices

08 Feb 2017 Published by Telefónica IoT Team

In a growing, interconnected world, the way we interact with devices is evolving rapidly. Given this need, the interface has to adapt to the most natural human communication possible. As a result, voice assistants are in the spotlight of large projects and huge companies. In the future of the IoT, personal assistants will be a prime player. But first, many barriers have to be overcome to reach the perfect experience.Read more

What’s the role of satellite connectivity in an IoT world?

01 Feb 2017 Published by Telefónica IoT Team

The European Space Agency (ESA) recently launched the Hispasat 36W-1 into space. This satellite begins the update of a platform that aims to renew the services offered by many operators. This is just an example of progress towards a connected world, no matter the barriers, something that is essential for the creation of an ecosystem suitable for the IoT. Yet it is not the only satellite in orbit whose mission is to provide satellite coverage where cellular networks do not reach. More and more companies are focusing on mixed networks that are capable of reaching anywhere.Read more

Infographic: Data Analytics Challenge in the IoT World

31 Jan 2017 Published by Telefónica IoT Team

The white paper IoT & the Data Analytics Challenge made by CXP Group and Telefónica found very relevant insights about the readiness of European organisations in taking advantage of IoT data. This infographic shows itRead more