KT, Nokia Networks readying LTE-M first

South Korean operator KT and Nokia Networks are to launch a trial of M2M over LTE by Q4 2015, as the two companies also confirmed the creation of an IoT lab. They claimed the LTE-M trial will be a world …

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LG Uplus boss puts new spin on IoT; proclaims video as the next voice

LIVE FROM GSMA MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS SHANGHAI: Sangchul Lee, CEO of Korean number three operator LG Uplus, coined a new phrase – the Internet of Thinking Machines or IoTM – and then spelt out that 5G means goodbye to voice …

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China leads way in smartphone penetration and M2M connections: GSMA

LIVE FROM GSMA MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS SHANGHAI 2015: China is making waves in the mobile industry. Not only will smartphones account for two-thirds of mobile connections in the country by the end of 2015, it is also the world’s largest …

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Huawei CEO continues European charm offensive

Huawei’s rotating CEO Guo Ping continued his charm offensive in Europe, suggesting in a blog post on its European website that EU-China cooperation holds huge potential for enabling the continent’s industrial sector to take a leadership role in the digital …

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Novatel Wireless chief claims IoT is struggling to scale

The CEO of US M2M player Novatel Wireless, Alex Mashinsky, believes a perceived slowdown in IoT (Internet of Things) growth represents a disconnect between industry projections and reality, but conceded that the segment continues to struggle with scale. Mashinsky’s comments …

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Operators urged to evolve and invest for an IoT future

LIVE FROM FUTURE OF WIRELESS INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE, LONDON: Mobile operators must continue to evolve and invest for the industry to truly see the benefits of a world powered by the Internet of Things (IoT). That was the message from this morning’s …

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IoT apps generating real revenue for developers – study

An “impressive” 65 per cent of Internet of Things (IoT) apps in production today are generating “real revenue”, according to a survey from Harbor Research for tools company Progress. Developers expect this figure to rise to 80 per cent by 2018. …

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SK Telecom unveils open IoT platform based on oneM2M

South Korea’s SK Telecom today introduced an open Internet of Things (IoT) platform, based on the oneM2M global standards initiative, aimed at developers. The ThingPlug platform was jointly developed by SK Telecom and Korean IoT platform service company Daliworks. Formed …

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Chipmaker Atmel explores strategic options, including possible sale – reports

US chipmaker Atmel is reportedly exploring a number of strategic options, including a possible sale, as larger semiconductor players look to ramp up their IoT offerings. Reuters reports the company is working with an investment bank on a sale process, …

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