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Barriers to IoT adoption

17 Oct 2018 Published by TelefonicaIoT

Internet of Things is constantly growing. There are more and more objects in our familiar environments that work connected through the network. It makes our everyday activities easier in all areas of our lives: work, family and it also increases the time that we can dedicate to leisure. The consulting firm Gartner estimates that by 2020 there will be more than 20,000 million IoT devices worldwide.

There are more and more objects in our familiar environments that work connected

Beyond its success, and like any technology in evolution, Internet of...Read more

Great IoT Developments in Spain

16 Oct 2018 Published by TelefonicaIoT

Internet of Things is revolutionizing the global technology sector and Spain is not far behind. In fact, it is the fifth European country when it comes to investment in this technology.

The best example of this is Telefónica's position in the sector. The multinational is listed as 'Leader' of the prestigious Gartner Magic Square of M2M services, placing itself at the forefront with its offer of services for companies and institutions.

Due to the enormous potential of Big Data for the improvement of sustainability, Spanish cities are also...Read more

IoT Activation: the IoT Program for Startups

04 Oct 2018 Published by TelefonicaIoT

Telefónica launches the IoT Activation  program to help startups develop their Internet of Things products. Thanks to IoT Activation, companies will have access to Telefónica's exclusive services and tools to minimize the launching time of IoT solutions in the market.

The program allows testing solutions with all kinds of connectivity and performing from initial functional tests to larger scale pilots. The startups will be able to validate their connections and be part of Telefónica's digital ecosystem.

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Now the lighting is also smart

28 Sep 2018 Published by TelefonicaIoT

Each time we surround ourselves with more interconnected accessories, systems and applications that make our lives easier. Who would have imagined a few decades ago the development of a technology capable of making the objects that surrounds us every day smarter?

IoT surprises us once again with a solution to monitor the use of light through an intelligent system. It is a new technology capable of managing lighting in the home, facilitating energy savings and offering multiple customization possibilities.

Home automation, Internet...Read more

Smart Mobility, distances connected

26 Sep 2018 Published by TelefonicaIoT

Thanks to the rapid advances in mobility, we have realized that the systems that facilitate the transport of people and that connect different points of the city are undoubtedly the backbone that sustains the order and proper functioning of the metropolis.

The most outstanding qualities of mobility in a city have always been fluidity and sustainability, however, in recent years it has become essential that this mobility also becomes completely connected. Internet of Things gives us the opportunity to improve mobility services...Read more

Barcelona, Singapore and Amsterdam: sustainable cities thanks to the Internet of Things

21 Sep 2018 Published by TelefonicaIoT

Thanks to IoT technology, we can imagine cities that are increasingly sustainable and intelligent. By installing IoT devices in different parts of the city, communicating with each other and collecting data on the daily lives of citizens, it is possible to improve the day of the citizens by moving towards smarter and more sustainable cities.

Next, we will analyze some examples of sustainable cities thanks to the IoT technology:

  • Barcelona

Since 2012, Barcelona has incorporated IoT technology to improve the lives...Read more

Firefighting drones

17 Sep 2018 Published by TelefonicaIoT

In recent years new types of intelligent drones have been developed that are able to act in three phases: before, during and after the fire.

One of the biggest concerns in times of high temperatures is the increased risk of fires in areas with a high density of vegetation. Galicia, Extremadura or Andalusia are communities prone to suffer these catastrophes in their large green areas with the consequent human, animal and plant losses that the fire can cause. This is why public administrations are extending the duration of prevention campaigns all year around instead...Read more

IoT helps reduce climate change

11 Sep 2018 Published by TelefonicaIoT

We are integrating Internet of Things in our daily lives and jobs without even realizing it. Having applied hyperconnectivity in such a natural way to our life and our work means that it also reaches other sectors, such as our companies and their business strategies. We are even focusing it further to help minimize serious problems such as climate change.

But how is this possible? The key is to look at one of its main advantages: efficiency. Efficiency not only means doing things faster and better, but also with fewer resources.

One of the main factors that are...Read more

The next big battle for energy efficiency ... air conditioners

21 Aug 2018 Published by TelefonicaIoT

"The growing demand for energy from air conditioners (ACs) is one of the critical points in the debate about energy and sustainability. It is necessary to reduce their energy consumption, generate savings and avoid emissions. “These words were delivered by the Executive Director of the International Energy Agency (IEA), Fatih Birol in the presentation of the study "The Future of Cooling" this May.

Currently, the electrical consumption of air conditioners and air conditioning systems represents 20% of the total consumption of buildings...Read more

The horizon of IoT

16 Aug 2018 Published by TelefonicaIoT