Industry 4.0 is much more than Smart Factories

23 Nov 2016 Published by Alejandro Cadenas

We should start by explaining what Industrial IoT (IIoT) – also known as Industry 4.0 – is. It is undoubtedly as much a revolution as the three previous revolutions were. But this revolution is quieter and trickles from certain businesses to reach the entirety of organizations. In the digital era, changes move faster than in previous periods.

The term Industry 4.0 was coined by the German Academy for Science and Technology (acatech) a association that protects the interests of key players such as Bosch or Siemens. The term chosen by acatech has...Read more

The Smart City Expo puts a spotlight on citizens

18 Nov 2016 Published by Telefónica IoT Team

The sixth edition of the Smart City Expo has turned Barcelona into the world reference for smart cities one more year. With experts attending from all over the world, the 2016 edition has been the biggest ever with more than 600 cities in attendance, more than 590 exhibitors showcasing their solutions and more than 400 speakers. Telefónica has been one of the event’s global partners again.Read more

Business Transformation with the IoT

14 Nov 2016 Published by Telefónica IoT Team

5 ways businesses and their products/services are being reshaped thanks to the IoT.Read more

The Internet of Clean Air

10 Nov 2016 Published by Telefónica IoT Team

The problem of polluted air is becoming a key concern as big cities have serious problems controlling their emissions and thus jeopardize the health of millions of citizens at a time. As usual, the IoT is recruited as a means to solve – or at least improve – the problem. Read 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

Dean Anthony Gratton: “The two differences between internet connected devices and IoT things are purpose and scalability”

03 Nov 2016 Published by Dean Anthony Gratton

Interview with technology author and columnist Dean Anthony Gratton about the present and future of the Internet of Things. Read more

IoTSWC. Barcelona, the world capital of IoT solutions

28 Oct 2016 Published by Telefónica IoT Team

During the last three days the Spanish seaside city has held the IoT Solutions World Congress 2016, an event that gathers the key players of the IoT industry - including, of course, Telefónica.Read more

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