Smart City Services: Smart Waste Management

25 Oct 2016 Published by Telefónica IoT Team

Smart Waste Management applies IoT improvements to both ends of Wast Management: Containers become connected and inform efficiently on fill level; they are only collected when necessary.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

IoT for Beginners (The Internet of latecomers)

11 Oct 2016 Published by Telefónica IoT Team

Adopting IoT solutions is no exception to the cautious approach that many corporations follow when planning to go digital. There are still many companies that are opening up to the Internet of Things for the first time. This post goes over some issues that cannot be overseen in this transformational leap. Read more

GSMA IoT Security Guidelines and Self-Assessment. How to prevent becoming the next IoT hacking story

07 Oct 2016 Published by José Rodríguez Pérez

Telefónica’s IoT team – with the contribution of ElevenPaths – is participating in the Connected Living programme hosted by the GSMA in order to extend and strengthen IoT security strategy. As a result, four IoT Security Guidelines have been developed to help all the players in the IoT ecosystem to deliver properly secured IoT solutions.Read more

FIWARE, the standard that the IoT needs

26 Sep 2016 Published by Juanjo Hierro

FIWARE is an open source initiative that works towards building a set of standards to develop Smart applications for different domains such as Smart Cities, Smart Ports, Smart Logistics, Smart Factories and others, by collecting data from different sources about what is going on that is relevant to the application at any moment, what we refer to as “context information”.Read more

Augmented reality, the perfect sidekick for the IoT

22 Sep 2016 Published by Telefónica IoT Team

Augmented Reality has captured the attention of everyone thanks to the planetary phenomenon called Pokemon GO. We will consider heavy machinery manufacturer Caterpillar as a solid use case and take their bulldozers as an example of a successful AR deploymentRead more

The Internet of Shared Vehicles

20 Sep 2016 Published by Telefónica IoT Team

The shift in consumer preferences from ownership to usership enables a huge variety of innovative business models that are possible thanks to the IoT. In this post we will focus on one that is growing at an astonishing speed: car sharing.Read more

The Internet of the Best

15 Sep 2016 Published by Telefónica IoT Team

The Internet of Things Institute ( started by Penton, recently released its first selection of The Top 50 IoT Authorities. Telefónica IoT is not only selected within the 50 Top influencers, it is the shortlisted telco. Read more

The era of a connected society

13 Sep 2016 Published by Francisco José Morcillo

The twenty-first century will come to be known as the age of cities, but it will also become the century of data. Cities are the new engine of urban innovation and an ever increasing amount of projects seek to be positioned as Smart City initiatives. Read more