Exclusive Report: IoT trends and predictions from 6 IoT leaders

“We can only guess at what IoT entrepreneurs will come up with once they have access to data from trillions of devices capturing rich data on every aspect of our lives and businesses. But it’s likely to be an even bigger wave of innovation than the internet unleashed.” – Nick Earle, CEO, Eseye. IoT is evolving at an exponential pace – driven by key innovators who are pushing the boundaries of what is possible. Hear from 6 of these innovators on what trends they are seeing and their predictions about what the future of IoT holds for organisations in this free to download exclusive report. In the special report you will gain the insights on IoT trends and IoT predictions from the following contributors: – Tony Shakib, IoT Business Acceleration Leader, Microsoft Azure – Dr. Miroslaw Ryba, Global IoT Leader, EY – Andreas Haegele, VP of IoT, Thales – Josef Brunner, CEO, Relayr – Peter van der Fluit, Principal, Chasm Group – Nick Earle, Chairman & CEO, Eseye Download as a PDF

SmartRent scales to 850K+ smart home devices with Twilio IoT

With half of US renters in 2019 under age 30, it’s no surprise the demand for smart technology is on the rise. Surveys show these renters are willing to pay more for smart apartments, electronic access, and other digital amenities. With SmartRent, property managers can easily deliver these enhanced tenant experiences, while also adding operational efficiency and cost savings.Smarter homes, happier residents Better resident experiences turn into faster rental close rates, longer lease terms, and higher retention residents. Delivering on all three is exactly where SmartRent comes in. Their cellular-connected smart home solution brings locks, lights, thermostats, sensors, and access control systems under a single enterprise application to help property managers more efficiently manage their assets and offer delightful experiences to their residents. Reliable connectivity hinders adoption The reality for property managers is that managing properties is a daily headache. Every resident or building issue adds to their expensive, manual operations. There is a constant churn of tenants with rising expectations of a smart home equipped with smart tech. But most apartment communities do not have reliable internet connections across the property to provide the network availability needed for smart tech solutions. Plus, property managers simply don’t have the time Read more about SmartRent scales to 850K+ smart home devices with Twilio IoT[…]

Secure, Cloud-based Device Connectivity Platform For Mobile Network Operators

Today, Chipset, Module and Device manufacturers all over the world are striving to increase their revenues through a “recurring revenue” model, by switching from pure hardware sales to a combined hardware + ongoing service model. To do so, they require worldwide cellular coverage for their hardware, without the complexities related to owning and maintaining a core cellular network. MNOs are facing their own challenges, with IoT and M2M devices proving to be unprofitable to most operators: Most MNOs bear an annual cost for every subscriber registered in their core network regardless of whether the device is active or the size of their ARPU. Typically, only 10% of IoT and M2M devices are active, with ARPU often lower than their annual cost. Thus, MNOs are also seeking new means and business models to attract customers to their network. Download as a PDF

Lime blows past 100 million rides in two years with Twilio IoT

With scalable APIs and one global SIM, Lime relies on the Twilio IoT platform to maintain its momentum. Electric cars and hybrids have gained massive popularity for long commutes and crowded freeways. However, the evidence shows that most cars are actually used for very short distances—less than a few miles. Thankfully, a new ride is on the rise. Electric scooters and bikes, part of the rise of the micromobility movement, only emit 1-2% of what a car does. With an estimated market growth of $500 billion by 2030 according to McKinsey, micromobility is taking the market by storm.Lime’s massive market success First deployed at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in January 2017, you can now find Lime’s green-colored electric scooters in more than 120 cities spanning 30+ countries. As one of the micromobility market leaders, Lime has already surpassed 100 million rides. The need for multiple operators hinders growth Lime’s ambitious goal of becoming a global brand would have required contracts with numerous Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) for wireless connectivity—at least one in each of the 30 countries they wanted to expand into. That arrangement would have complicated operator management, with different monthly bills to pay and multiple Read more about Lime blows past 100 million rides in two years with Twilio IoT[…]

IoT Connectivity for Telehealth and Telecare

Digital health, or telehealth, a thriving area of innovation, is changing how we treat and care for the ageing, sick and vulnerable. These innovations rely on IoT devices, whether in homes or on the body. Such devices rely on good connectivity to securely transmit data to the device operator’s cloud, where data is analysed in real-time, and life-improving recommendations made. These connected healthcare innovations present a huge businesses opportunity for tech companies, and cost reduction in health, care, and insurance. As populations age and more people live with chronic conditions and disabilities, this is a rapidly expanding opportunity for both business innovation and social good. Ensuring such devices have the connectivity to reliably capture, share and analyse data is key to success. Learn about the value of good connectivity to digital health and home care and how to incorporate it effectively. Download our healthcare whitepaper: IoT connectivity for telehealth and telecare. Download as a PDF

IoT Guide to 2G and 3G Network Shutdowns

It’s the beginning of the end for 2G and 3G networks… In some countries, it’s already happened. The trend for sunsetting mobile networks began in 2016 when US-based AT&T shut down its 2G network. Since then, many other major global carriers have shut down 2G and 3G networks or announced plans to do so. Almost all 2G and 3G networks will be shut down in Europe, the US and Canada over the next three to five years. If your IoT devices currently rely on 2G or 3G for connectivity, you need to plan for what to do next. Get Your Guide to 2G and 3G Network Shutdowns to find out: – The what, why and when of sunsetting. – Alternative connectivity options available. – Opportunities that could provide a positive side to the sunsetting challenge. – Innovative developments which could give you a competitive advantage. – Advice to inform your next steps, including actions needed for a transition plan. Download as a PDF