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

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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”

Pushing boundaries of software-defined networks toward next generation of 5G

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Pushing boundaries of software-defined networks toward next generation of 5G. EIT Digital’s director of research, Fabio Pianesi, introduces SoftFIRE, a programme designed to push the boundaries of software-defined networks and network function virtualisation toward the next generation of 5G networks Continue reading “Pushing boundaries of software-defined networks toward next generation of 5G”

EU urges industry to speed the commercial rollout of connected and automated driving technologies

Europe should be the first to deploy connected and automated driving, said Günther Oettinger, EU commissioner for digital economy and society, as he unveiled plans for an EU-wide rollout of the supporting technologies to representatives of the car and telecoms industries at the World Mobile Congress in Barcelona this week.

Oettinger called on the industry to lay plans for “a cross-border virtual network” supporting the adoption of driverless cars. While admitting the commission has not figured out all the technical, financial and legislative details, Oettinger insisted on moving swiftly. “It needs further underpinning […], but my aim is to go forward and to deploy fast,” he said. Continue reading “EU urges industry to speed the commercial rollout of connected and automated driving technologies”

New Project to Ensure Vast Sensor Networks of the Future are Dependable

New Project to Ensure Vast Sensor Networks of the Future are Dependable

Professor Julie McCann from the Department of Computing at Imperial is one of the lead collaborators on project called Science of Sensor Systems Software, to make sensor networks more reliable.

Colin Smith caught up with Professor McCann to find out more about sensor networks and why we should sit up and take notice of this new project. Continue reading “New Project to Ensure Vast Sensor Networks of the Future are Dependable”

Coming our way are houses run by networked kits. Will our homes be soon smarter than we are?

There is a technological juggernaut heading our way. It’s called the Internet of Things (IoT). For the tech industry, it’s the Next Big Thing, alongside big data, though in fact that pair are often just two sides of the same coin. The basic idea is that since computing devices are getting smaller and cheaper, and wireless network technology is becoming ubiquitous, it will soon be feasible to have trillions of tiny, networked computers embedded in everything. They can sense changes, turning things on and off, making decisions about whether to open a door or close a valve or order fresh supplies of milk, you name it, the computers communicating with one another and shipping data to server farms all over the place. Continue reading “Coming our way are houses run by networked kits. Will our homes be soon smarter than we are?”

BestMile signs deal with Swiss public transportation company for the operation of autonomous vehicles in city of Sion

A few weeks after its participation in the International Transport System World Congress in France (ITS World Congress), BestMile signs its first commercial project with CarPostal, the company leading the sector of public transportation in Switzerland. This collaboration between the EPFL spin-off and the subsidiary of the Swiss Post will allow to operate autonomous vehicles in urban areas. Continue reading “BestMile signs deal with Swiss public transportation company for the operation of autonomous vehicles in city of Sion”

The Things Network: IoT Network Going Global (Video)

The Things Network is a Dutch company that, in only 6 weeks, created a free and open network of the Internet of Things covering the entire city of Amsterdam without using 3G, 4G or Wi-Fi. It will soon launch a Kickstarter campaign in order to implement the network worldwide.

The Things Network is a Dutch company that, in only 6 weeks, created a free and open network of the Internet of Things covering the entire city of Amsterdam without using 3G, 4G or Wi-Fi. It will soon launch a Kickstarter campaign in order to implement the network worldwide. Continue reading “The Things Network: IoT Network Going Global (Video)”

Integrators to Benefit from Smart City Security Needs

“The UK capital performed well in the rankings due to its adoption rate for smart technologies, from street lighting to traffic management. But hooking up a few streets to intelligent systems does not make a smart city. As with all ambitious city-wide initiatives, security has a major, early stage role to play.” says James Hill electronic security sales manager, NG Bailey’s IT Services division. Continue reading “Integrators to Benefit from Smart City Security Needs”