Energy

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

5 ways the IoT is helping the Environment

01 Jun 2016 Published by Telefónica IoT Team

Next Sunday will be the World Environment Day. The United Nations uses the date every year to create awareness regarding pressing environmental issues. This year the topic is wildlife. We will see how even in this non technological field, the IoT can be useful for environmental uses. Here are five ways technology is being used to make the world a better place.Read more

Smart Buildings are top of the IoT rock

10 Mar 2016 Published by Telefónica IoT Team

Smart Buildings solutions are set to overcome the half billion milestone in 2016, according to Gartner’s forecast, and we want to analyze the reasons that is driving this sustained double digit growth year in, year out.Read more

Top Trends in the IoT in 2016

28 Jan 2016 Published by Telefónica IoT Team

More than 500 million devices will be added to the expanding IoT during 2015, an outstanding 39% growth from 2015. This infographic show the highlighted trends from our "IoT Trends for 2016" by Vicente Muñoz Boza, Chief IoT Officer at Telefónica. Read more

IoT Trends for 2016. Everything connected everywhere

22 Dec 2015 Published by Vicente Muñoz Boza

More than 500 million devices will be added to the expanding IoT during 2016, an outstanding 39% growth regarding 2015. To understand how the Internet of Things will absorb such an acute increase it is important to distinguish five separate tech hubs where the Internet of Things takes place: Cities, Vehicles, Homes, Retail Spaces and Personal Technology. Each setting adopts a different strategy to undertake new connected devices.Read more

Utilities and CSPs, a partnership meant to be

10 Nov 2015 Published by Telefónica IoT Team

Some voices claim partnerships between CSPs and Utilities have the potential to become the fifth major business area for CSPs to be added to telephone, broadband, video and mobile.Read more

Top 5 posts about Utilities & Sustainability

20 Aug 2015 Published by Telefónica IoT Team

The third installment in our 'Top 5 Posts' Series deals with Utilities and Sustainability using m2m technology and IoT devices. Smart Meter deployement and Smart Water systems are two key m2m contributions to creating sustainable Smart Cities and receive proper attention in this summary post.Read more

m2m and Utilities in Latin America

09 Jul 2015 Published by Telefónica IoT Team

Massive deployment of smart meters is considered a necessary stepping stone in Latin America to evolve towards the development of a smart grid that is expected to grow 10 times over the course of 7-8 years.Read more

m2m to fight against desertification and nurture the planet

17 Jun 2015 Published by Telefónica IoT Team

June 17th is the World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought, both directly responsible for food and water scarcity. The IoT and m2m are powerful allies to fight the effects of man-made damage.Read more