eSIM cards are here to boost the IoT

14 Apr 2016 Published by Telefónica IoT Team

SIM cards are much more than what they appear to be. Within an apparently simple rectangular metal chip encased in a plastic carrier is a miniature computer! The industry has however addressed the shortcomings of traditional SIM cards. The result is the eSIM paradigm, the evolution of SIM cards.Read more

April 9th: Internet of Things Day

08 Apr 2016 Published by Telefónica IoT Team

We have collected some of our recent pieces on the Internet of Things as must-read articles for anyone interested in the matter to celebrate the IoT Day. Read more

Smart Lighting’s time to shine

06 Apr 2016 Published by Telefónica IoT Team

Light consumption is one the big chunks in any modern city’s bills. Smart Lighting means taking control of the quality of the lighting devices used and the management of how and when they are being used. All of this has an extremely significant impact on the ongoing consumption and maintenance costs.Read more

Shaping the IoT: 2G refarming. What does it mean?

30 Mar 2016 Published by Telefónica IoT Team

Even though it is still of use for many applications and services, some telcos have been considering pulling the plug on 2G networks as soon as 2017. The process is called refarming and it means that mobile network operators would repurpose 2G infrastructure for LTE use.Read more

How to protect Smart City Cultural Heritage

23 Mar 2016 Published by Telefónica IoT Team

What do the Arc de Triomphe, the Coliseum and the Brandenburg Gate have in common? They are all iconic landmarks that have defined the landscapes of their cities for hundreds of years and their artistic and cultural worth is invaluable. How do we combine the protection these city assets need with the features of a Smart City?Read more

The Internet of Learning

16 Mar 2016 Published by Telefónica IoT Team

Imagine a future where students have access to the best educational resources in the world from their classrooms or even from their homes, instructed by the best educators no matter where they are. It is not difficult to imagine because that is already happening.Read more

Smart Buildings are top of the IoT rock

10 Mar 2016 Published by Telefónica IoT Team

Smart Buildings solutions are set to overcome the half billion milestone in 2016, according to Gartner’s forecast, and we want to analyze the reasons that is driving this sustained double digit growth year in, year out.Read more

IoT Location: a multisensor indoor solution

08 Mar 2016 Published by Telefónica IoT Team

Indoor location services like Multisense Indoor Location –presented at the Mobile World Congress by Telefónica and Situm Technologies – rely on using every sensor available on users’ mobile phones. Here is how it works.Read more

Smart Parking, IoT valet parking for Smart Cities

01 Mar 2016 Published by Telefónica IoT Team

Parking is one of the most repetitive and time consuming activities we carry out in life. We spend on average up to 106 days in our life, finding parking spaces. Technology wears the red jacket to save our day again.

There are basically two trends in parking systems and a widespread standard is yet to be established:

  • Sensor-powered parking systems
  • Data-driven reservation systems

Let’s see an overview of both as well as pros and cons that decision makers need to evaluate when choosing between both systems

Sensor-powered systems take the burden away...Read more

SEUR OneClick. Simple and Fast IoT powered Deliveries

29 Feb 2016 Published by Roberto Pérez

Meet SEUR – the leading Spanish Urgent Shipping and Delivery Company, It is a natural step to include technology in our business processes. We do not solely transport packages, we transport data. Therefore adding technology and pursuing constant improvement is a competitive advantage for this industry that leads to business excellence. Even though it is not always visible for our clients, they still benefit from the optimal use of the information available.Read more