HPE to work with Tata Communications to support roll-out of India’s first LoRa-based network

Tata Communications

HPE to work with Tata Communications to support roll-out of India’s first LoRa-based network

Today at Mobile World Congress 2017 Hewlett Packard Enterprise (NYSE: HPE) announced it is working with Tata Communications, a leading provider of  A New World of Communications™, to support the roll-out of India’s first LoRaWAN™ (LoRa) based network.

Tata Communications unveiled plans for the LoRaTM network last year. It is part of Tata Communications’ long-term strategy of creating mobile platforms and ecosystems that enable its customers and partners to connect people and IoT-connected devices seamlessly on a global scale. The first phase of the roll-out targets Tier 1, 2, 3 and 4 cities in India, touching over 400 million people. Alongside successful field trials in Mumbai, Delhi and Bangalore, there are also 35 proof-of-concept applications in trial on the network. Continue reading “HPE to work with Tata Communications to support roll-out of India’s first LoRa-based network”

Costs for a fibre based Gigabit Society significant but achievable

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Costs for a fibre based Gigabit Society significant but achievable

FTTH Conference, Marseille, 16 February 2017: The FTTH Council Europe made public the first results of its updated study on the cost of deploying FTTH throughout the EU showing that the outstanding costs of full fibre coverage in the EU are €156 billion as input to the ongoing legislative debate on the proposal for a European Electronic Communications Code. Continue reading “Costs for a fibre based Gigabit Society significant but achievable”

“How IoT is changing the agribusiness landscape” – Presented by Sjaak Wolfert, Wageningen UR

Smart Farming involves many sensing and monitoring devices, intelligent software for analysis & planning and mechatronics/robots closing the cyber-physical farm management cycle. Big Data on prices, markets, consumer behavior, etc. increasingly affect the whole agribusiness providing predictive insights in farming operations, drive real-time operational decisions and redesign business processes for game-changing  business models. Major shifts in roles and power relations among different players in food supply chain networks can be expected. This presentation will briefly describe the IoT developments in agri-food business and present the changing business landscape with special attention to the role of software ecosystems in this development.

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Researchers Use Machine Learning to Identify Genetic Disease Patients

In years gone by there was Where’s Waldo? Then there was Finding Nemo. Today, on a more serious note but important even to small children, there is FIND FH.

FH, or familial hypercholesterolemia, is a genetic predisposition to very high levels of LDL cholesterol (the bad cholesterol) that may first manifest itself as a fatal heart attack at a premature age. There are therapies, statin-based, that reliably improve outcomes for patients with FH. But there is a big problem: 90 out of 100 patients who have FH do not know they have it or perhaps even what it is. Many physicians are equally in the dark about the disease and therefore do not screen patients for it. FIND FH hopes to change all that. Continue reading “Researchers Use Machine Learning to Identify Genetic Disease Patients”

Artificial Intelligence is everywhere and is not going to take over businesses

Artificial intelligence techniques have been used for years, and lately there has been an explosion in their applications. As a matter of fact, in a recent Q3 earnings call, Google CEO Sundar Pichai claimed that artificial intelligence is a core, transformative way through which society is re-thinking just how everything is done. Continue reading “Artificial Intelligence is everywhere and is not going to take over businesses”

Internet of Things is already here, but how close is it?

Almost everyone has faced the maddening thought that they are miles from home but not sure whether they turned off the space heater or some other appliance.

A person might even drive back home to make sure the thing is turned off. Well, as the Internet of Things takes hold, that is at least one aggravation that may become history, because a smartphone app will be able to display whether that heater is on, and allow the user to turn it off — remotely — if it is. Continue reading “Internet of Things is already here, but how close is it?”

Both startups and big companies are bringing connected sensors and data analytics into commercial offices

Both startups and big companies are bringing connected sensors and data analytics into commercial offices

Motion sensors driving light switches used to be state of the art in office buildings, but now startups and big companies are bringing connected sensors and data analytics into commercial offices that will make building management look a lot more like IT. Continue reading “Both startups and big companies are bringing connected sensors and data analytics into commercial offices”

How Telecom Operators Can Monetise the Internet of Things

Whether visible or not, technology is increasingly enabling commonplace objects to become more and more connected.

By 2020, the ownership of Connected Objects is expected to reach 15 items per person – a number that is likely to include applications that are yet to be invented.

While this presents new opportunities for a vast array of vertical businesses, it will also bring about new monetisation challenges for operators. Continue reading “How Telecom Operators Can Monetise the Internet of Things”