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

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

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

25 Jan 2017 Published by Pedro Diezma

If we had to define a starting point in wearable technology as we know it today, we would have to go back to the seventies of last century, when the first research group appeared in "wearable computing". Since then, wearable devices have grown in number and applications to become a trend. But at what point are they actually? We have talked with 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.Read more

Understanding the challenge of Data Analytics in IoT

19 Jan 2017 Published by Telefónica IoT Team

2017 could be a key year in the development of data analysis within the IoT. The latest reports point to European companies’ growing interest in implementing analysis strategies as part of their short-term objectives. However, there is still a long way to go, as noted in the report by Telefónica with Hewlett-Packard Enterprise and PAC. According to the document, only a small fraction of these organizations is in a mature stage of implementation regarding data analysis strategy. However, the vast majority of them have not lost sight of this factor and will begin implementing new strategies in the coming months.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

Jan Höller: “We actually have the technology to solve the problems”

13 Jan 2017 Published by Telefónica IoT Team

A few months ago we asked Jan Höller, an IoT expert, a Research Fellow at Ericsson and the 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 of how M2M solutions are being adapted to an IoT world. We are now continuing the transcription of this fascinating interview. In it, Höller provides us with a viewpoint on IoT applications across industries, as well as various other issues that are driving the evolution of the technologies around it. Read more

Programming languages in the IoT era

04 Jan 2017 Published by Telefónica IoT Team

Under each machine, every connection, any kind of interface... there is a programming language. The IoT connects a myriad of devices to each other, creating a massive, complex network. But there are thousands and thousands of programming languages, too. Which is the most commonly used in the development of IoT? The choice of one language over another determines the end product or service, as well as the technical possibilities or the user experience. In the age of the Internet of Things, choosing the programming language properly is vital to the success of the project.Read more