Iot

Infographic: Connected cars by 5G

20 Jul 2017 Published by Telefónica IoT Team

The IoT makes our cities cleaner

05 Jul 2017 Published by Telefónica IoT Team

The cities of the future promise to become smarter, as well as more populous. The challenges of the future include better managing the trash and pollution that we generate in our day-to-day lives. Luckily for us, the Internet of Things is here to help us deal with the condition of cities. Thanks to the IoT, we can make sure that our environment is as clean as we expect it to be.

Clean Air, Everywhere

City air is susceptible to being filled by pollution quickly. The presence of aerosols,...Read more

Interview with José Rodríguez: "Security is a reason for trusting the deployment of IoT solutions"

26 Jun 2017 Published by José Rodríguez Pérez

Internet security is one of users’ and companies’ main concerns. As the IoT horizon increases in terms of use cases, technologies and connected devices, we must reconsider whether the classical approach to cybersecurity remains valid. What have we learned so far about cyber security in the IoT? We asked José Rodríguez, IoT Security Manager at Telefónica, whose extensive experience will help us better understand what challenges and solutions experts are finding every day.Read more

Smart Cities built with Big Data

21 Jun 2017 Published by Telefónica IoT Team

What turns an efficient city into a truly Smart City? The difference is as important as it is subtle. And the main reason is supported, of course, by the Internet of Things. When we speak of a smart city, we are describing an urban environment capable of responding to its inhabitants’ needs in a timely, appropriate fashion. To do so, the city must have a way to "feel" their needs. The eyes and ears of a Smart City are sensors, and its brain is the citizens. So what are the nerves in this "organism"? The information in this system is clearly Big Data....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

Infographic: m2m vs IoT in figures

18 Apr 2017 Published by Telefónica IoT Team

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