Iot Connectivity Hub

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

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

Paula Valverde: “the next step in the implementation of LPWA is related to the demand curve”

18 Jan 2017 Published by Paula Valverde

LPWA technology complements current and short-range cellular networks, providing solutions with low energy consumption, long range, and better indoor penetration. This technology is of critical importance in populated urban areas, but also in open areas, where its range is extended dozens of kilometres. In addition, its low-cost allows us to provide solutions to use cases that we have not been able to solve with the current technology. To know more about this technology and their importance, current and future, we asked Paula Valverde Revuelta, Head of New Business at Telefónica and expert...Read more

The path to 5G

07 Dec 2016 Published by Telefónica IoT Team

The standards that have massive and early implementation expectations on the part of the industry, as is the case with 5G, have to satisfy many more legitimate interests, but are difficult to align. There are three main expectations to be met by the new mobile connectivity standardRead more

The IoT is a holistic and data centric improvement over M2M

08 Nov 2016 Published by Jan Höller

We asked IoT expert, Jan Höller, Researcher at Ericsson and co-author of the book “From Machine-to-Machine to the Internet of Things: Introduction to a New Age of Intelligence”, to give us a comprehensive review on how M2M solutions are being adapted to an IoT world. His views of how M2M and IoT solutions combine sustainably and profitably provide insight based on his vast research on the topic.Read more

Remote SIM Provisioning challenges: preparing for the massive connectivity burst

20 Oct 2016 Published by Telefónica IoT Team

Remote provisioning is the ability to remotely change the SIM profile on a deployed eSIM without needing to gain physical access to the device that contains the eSIM. There are currently two SIM provisioning specifications. In both cases, GSMA SIM Specifications simplify the logistic process for the distribution of devicesRead more

Sigfox, digitisation technology for the physical world

18 Oct 2016 Published by Telefónica IoT Team

After the initial disruptive burst, the IoT industry is looking for the best way to land the promise of technological revolution. The best ideas will help the IoT churn forward towards its full potential over the course of the next two or three decades.

Mobile networks have a design limitation which is difficult to overcome: they are designed for human use and their evolution is based on communication streams that grow in volume over time. Initial protocols were designed for voice communications. Further improvements of communication protocols focused on messaging first and...Read more

Top Connectivity articles to stay up-to-date

31 Aug 2016 Published by Telefónica IoT Team

The IoT allows offering new and improved services based on automation and process improvement through technology. One of the core building blocks of the Internet of Things is connectivity, whether it is m2m connections or other technology. This post highlights some of the most recent pieces we have published on the matter.Read more

Globalrider 80 completes the journey around the World on a connected motorcycle

24 Aug 2016 Published by Telefónica IoT Team

Three months ago we told you about Hugo Scagnetti’s charity-driven challenge: to travel around the world on a connected motorcycle. Last week, as scheduled, he successfully concluded the feat after traveling through 13 countries while crossing Europe, Asia, and America reaching Spain again – the starting point for his adventure.Read more