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

GeoGestión, the Internet of Mobile Workforces

15 Feb 2017 Published by Maria Marin Lanza

GeoGestión is a solution that streamlines processes that were previously costly for businesses in terms of both money and resources. To illustrate this with some examples this system addresses the paperwork required after a sales force visit, the work sheet filled out by a technical service when visiting a customer – where the technician must report on the tasks carried out and file the signature of the client after the repair has been completed, or package delivery for courier services. Therefore GeoGestión is a sidekick for businesses that require digitising their mobile workforce...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

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