Will Google and Apple Continue to vie for the connected home, or will someone else emerge triumphant? How well positioned is AT&T to grab market share? Can Cisco conquer the world with its Internet of Everything analytics? Find out in this special report.
U.S. Cellular is jumping into the digital home automation and security market, presenting a challenge to AT&T Mobility, which has largely had the market to itself among wireless carriers via its Digital Life unit.
So much for machine-to-machine (M2M) communications--that part of the wireless industry that used to get knocked for its low average revenue per unit (ARPU) tendencies. Now it's the Internet of Things (IoT), a colossal category that not only includes M2M but also every other kind of thing imaginable, from toothbrushes to cars, and it promises to brings lots of revenues.
NEW YORK--BlackBerry CEO John Chen said he thinks the company's device business is important--but he said he's spending much of his time looking beyond smartphones to the wider Internet of Things (IoT) market.
The Thread Group says it now supports more than 50 members since it opened its doors for membership applications in October, and it's working with UL to set up testing and certification facilities to ensure a high quality user experience, as well as interoperability and security across Thread products.
Google is formally seeking proposals from university faculty members for pioneering research related to the Internet of Things. It's all part of its mission to make IoT devices as easy to discover and interact with as it is to find and use information on the open web.
The French startup Sigfox, which announced plans in May to launch a network dedicated to Internet of Things applications, is making good on its promise, going live in 10 UK cities using infrastructure from network site host Arqiva.
The Internet of Things, or the concept of intelligently connecting devices using sensors and wireless modules, is a huge area of opportunity for nearly every telecom and IT company. In fact, at the Cisco Global Editors Conference held here this week, the company said that it estimates that the Internet of Everything--which Cisco defines as the networked connection of people, processes, data and things--will generate $19 trillion in value between 2013 and 2022.
Cisco introduced a data and analytics strategy and a suite of analytics software designed to allow customers to translate their Internet of Things (IoT) data--or Internet of Everything, as Cisco calls it--into actionable business insights regardless of where the data resides.
Ford Motor Co. took the wraps off the latest version of its in-car technology platform, Sync 3, and though it has a bevy of new features, one of the biggest changes is behind the scenes: the platform is powered by BlackBerry subsidiary QNX's technology and not Microsoft.