Infographic: Cloud Computing and IoT

24 May 2017 Published by Telefónica IoT Team

The role of IoT in the future of mobility

10 May 2017 Published by Telefónica IoT Team

The modern world is a living world full of movement: people, products, information... This world is on the move, and the Internet of Things is moving with it. The solutions offered by the IoT allow us to envisage a more efficient future in many respects. We need to keep moving forward whether by land, sea or air. Mobility is an essential part of our lives. This is how the IoT gives a glimpse of what is to come in an interconnected world.Read more

Nikola Tesla’s dream comes true: The IoT in a world where energy is transmitted wirelessly

04 May 2017 Published by Telefónica IoT Team

In the late 19th century, none other than Nikola Tesla, to whom we are indebted for modern systems that use electrical energy via alternating current, dreamt about a wireless, free energy source. Even though two centuries had to elapse before this need became palpable, Tesla’s vision has been shared by thousands of engineers throughout human history. Now, we are finally on the verge of his dream coming true, a reality which could herald a revolution for another major technological advance of our time: the Internet of Things.Read more

Chuck Martin: “The industry can anticipate consumers’ needs even before they feel that need. This is the future that awaits us on the Internet of Things”

27 Apr 2017 Published by Chuck Martin

The Internet of Things has become a fixture of our daily lives. Currently, we are equipped with a set of technologies and uses, an ecosystem, that is alive and in full development. Its appearance had been predicted by some experts, like Chuck Martin, best-selling writer, former Vice President at IBM and former director of the MediaPost Media Research Communications Center. Back in 1998, Martin predicted the arrival of laptops capable of connecting with each other in his book “...Read more

Francisco Javier Zorzano: "The IoT allows for a kind of interaction that is a great learning mechanism"

24 Apr 2017 Published by Francisco Javier Zorzano Mier

Today's education enjoys a number of advantages that teachers could only dream about a few years ago. These benefits are due to technology, including the Internet of Things, for example. As a result, learning is more efficient and comprehensive, leading to a substantial improvement in education. We contacted Francisco Javier Zorzano Mier, a Product Manager at Telefónica IoT and an expert in the democratization, development and application of the IoT in all kinds of projects.Read more

Infographic: m2m vs IoT in figures

18 Apr 2017 Published by Telefónica IoT Team

5 Amazing Things made real by IoT technology, spring edition

06 Apr 2017 Published by Telefónica IoT Team

Spring has arrived. The fine weather invites you to head outside, leave the quiet indoor life behind and enjoy the great outdoors. And why not take your gadgets along with you.? Thanks to the wonders of connectivity, something possible only in the era of the Internet of Things, you can enjoy all kinds of advantages in springtime activities. Of course, we're talking about some of the most surprising gadgets and wearables for this time of year.Read more

From the cyberpunk of Ghost in the Shell to the reality of the IoT

30 Mar 2017 Published by Telefónica IoT Team

In the dystopian twenty-first century, Lieutenant Kusanagi faces a danger never seen before: an artificial intelligence seems to have gained consciousness. Is it an unheard-of event or an intricate espionage plot? This issue becomes more relevant in light of the main characters’ cyberpunk context: Kusanagi itself is a cyborg without any history or roots. The new film by Rupert Sanders is a famous (and cult) film among fans of science fiction and cyberpunk, a sub-genre Sci-Fi that involves a, dark, sombre, technological world. From manga (Japanese comic) to film to an anime series, the story of Motoko and his Section 9 comrades is yet another manifestation of our concerns and astonishment over a modern, eminently technological world, and more surprisingly, a world where many of the most cyberpunk predictions have come true.Read more

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