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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

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

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

Ronald van Loon: “Data from IoT exists within the realm of Big Data and the large quantities of data that it represents”

01 Mar 2017 Published by Ronald van Loon

Ronald van Loon is an expert in Big Data, Data Management and IoT. His work helps hundreds of companies driving and generating value from the data they manage around the world. He is director of Adversitement, a company that provides consumer data analysis; and he is one of the largest influencers in the world at Big Data. For all of this, we have asked him to give us his insight into the important role that Big Data plays in IoT, as well as the main challenges to be faced and the future that holds companies in relation with the Internet of Things. Read more

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

Infographic: Data Analytics Challenge in the IoT World

31 Jan 2017 Published by Telefónica IoT Team

The white paper IoT & the Data Analytics Challenge made by CXP Group and Telefónica found very relevant insights about the readiness of European organisations in taking advantage of IoT data. This infographic shows itRead more

Infographic: IoT Trends 2017

26 Jan 2017 Published by Telefónica IoT Team

Following the blogpost IoT Trends for 2017 by Vicente Muñoz (Telefónica Chief IoT Officer), we present this infographic to show you the impressive figures that will drive the IoT.Read more

Pedro Diezma, from Zerintia: “Wearables are Internet of Things, they are connected things” (II)

25 Jan 2017 Published by Pedro Diezma

We continue with the interview to Pedro Diezma, CEO of Zerintia Technologies, an expert in wearables and Internet of Things, who gave us a current and future vision of this technology. In this post, we get deeper into the uses and the situation of these devices.Read more