IoT News – Semtech and Packetworx Enable Remote Monitoring of Critical Equipment with LoRaWAN®

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Packetworx addresses COVID-19 concerns with new applications to measure power supply and deliver remote diagnostics to high-value assets. Semtech Corporation announced it has developed with Packetworx, the premier Internet of Things (IoT) solution provider in the Philippines, a new automated packetSENSE Current Clamp electricity monitoring solution and packetSWITCH remote rebooting device based on the LoRaWAN® protocol. “The LoRaWAN protocol offers the essential building blocks for developers and system integrators to quickly and cost-effectively create solutions to combat the challenges created by the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Arnold Bagabaldo, Founder and CEO at Packetworx. “Packetworx is stepping up to meet the needs…

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Bloomberg’s Ngai moving to Hong Kong bureau

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Catherine NgaiBloomberg News reporter Catherine Ngai is moving to Hong Kong to join its China markets teamShe has been in New York for Bloomberg since May 2018 covering energy markets and commodities.Ngai previously worked at Reuters, where she  covered Wall Street banks, namely Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs. Before that, she was an energy reporter at Reuters covering the cash crude market as well as oil derivatives.Before joining Reuters, she spent three years covering the steel industry for American Metal Market.Ngai is a graduate of the University of Toronto and holds a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University.

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IoT News – Cellnex and Everynet sign an agreement to roll-out IoT networks in Italy, the UK and Ireland

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Smart IoT networks, based on LoRaWAN technology powered by Everynet, will be deployed across Cellnex’s extensive network of telecommunications infrastructures A large variety of IoT solutions will be deployed on these networks to drive enhanced connectivity in key sectors such as the utilities, agriculture, transportation and manufacturing, as well as Smart Cities Telecommunications infrastructure operator Cellnex Telecom and Everynet, a leading provider of IoT connectivity services, have reached an agreement to jointly promote the roll-out of new Internet of Things (IoT) networks in Italy, the United Kingdom and Ireland. These IoT networks, based on LoRaWAN technology, will be deployed on…

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UK must ‘get ready’ for no EU trade deal

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The UK has to “get ready” for no trade deal with the EU, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said. Unless there was a “fundamental” change of direction from the EU, he said the two sides would not be able to agree a post-Brexit economic partnership. The UK set a deadline of Thursday to decide whether it was worth continuing talks amid continuing disagreements. Both sides have indicated they want to carry on but the EU has said it is up to the UK to make the next move. The BBC’s political editor Laura Kuenssberg said a no-deal outcome seemed to…

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Talking Biz News Today – Oct 16, 2020

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Some of Friday’s top business news stories:Associated PressUS jobless claims rise to 898,000 with layoffs still high, by Christopher RugaberGM to run robot cars in San Francisco without human backups, by Tom KrisherCNNFisker finds a partner to make its electric Ocean SUV, by Peter Valdes-DapenaRobinhood says a ‘limited number’ of accounts were recently hacked, by Clare DuffyThe Wall Street JournalSenate to Subpoena Twitter CEO Over Blocking of Disputed Biden Articles, by Siobhan HughesFirms Like Dow Bet Billions on Plastics. Now There’s a Glut., by Collin Eaton, Saabira ChaudhuriCNBCBiden tax plan gives $620 tax cut to middle class, new study says,…

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IoT News – Global IoT roaming data traffic to increase by 300% to reach 500PB in 2025

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Kaleido Intelligence’s Roaming Data Hub – Q3 2020 predicts a substantial increase in cellular IoT roaming traffic over the next 5 years, as companies across several market verticals look to accelerate their digitisation strategies. IoT Roaming Traffic to Rise from 127 Petabytes in 2020 to Over 560 Petabytes in 2025 COVID-19 has had a significant impact on businesses throughout the world due to social distancing, border closures and supply chain bottlenecks. This has led to a temporary contraction in investment. The IoT industry has not escaped from this: Kaleido predicts that total cellular IoT connections in 2020 will increase by only 9%…

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Essex & London to move from Covid Tier 1 to Tier 2 from Saturday

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Millions of Londoners, and residents of Essex will face tougher Tier 2 Covid measures from Saturday, with a ban on households mixing indoors, local MPs have been told. Ministers are currently being briefed over the new measures in a call with Health Minister Helen Whately. Households would also be barred from mixing in pubs and restaurants. It comes as talks continue between the government and local leaders over the expansion of the strictest coronavirus restrictions to more parts of England. Mayor of London Sadiq Khan said: “Nobody wants to see more restrictions but this is deemed to be necessary in…

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Talking Biz News Today – Oct 14, 2020

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Some of Wednesday’s top business news stories:Associated PressLandlords are getting squeezed between tenants and lenders, by Anne D’InnocenzioJPMorgan, Citi profits improve amid signs of recovery, by Ken SweetCNNIMF cuts its global economic forecasts for 2021 and warns of ‘long, uneven’ recovery, by Julia HorowitzThousands of workers petition Amazon for paid time off to vote, by Sara O’BrienThe Wall Street JournalTheater Chain AMC Says It Could Run Out of Cash by Year-End, by Matt Grossman, Alexander GladstoneBoeing Subsidies Merit EU Tariffs on $4 Billion in U.S. Goods, WTO Rules, by Josh Zumbrun, Daniel MichaelsCNBCDelta posts another massive loss, warns recovery could…

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IoT News – A perfect IoT union: bringing cellular connectivity into the cloud

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By Christian Henke, Head of Product at EMnify. The cloud and the Internet of Things (IoT) Most businesses in the world today – regardless of size, sector or phase of digitization – generally recognize the value of cloud. That said, there are varying degrees of familiarity with running applications in the cloud using infrastructure as a service (IaaS) and platform as a service (PaaS). For some businesses, acknowledged leaders in advanced technologies, cloud is already a crucial foundation upon which their entire organizations are built. For others, maybe not as far along on their digitization journey, cloud is a newly…

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Talking Biz News Today – Oct 12, 2020

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Some of Monday’s top business news stories:Associated PressAmid COVID, many businesses in precarious spot as 2020 ends, by Joyce M. RosenbergTrump administration targets diversity hiring by contractors, by Matt O’Brien, Alexandra OlsonCNNOnline shopping has been turbocharged by the pandemic. There’s no going back, by Charles RileyThe pandemic is driving a boom in investments to fix the climate crisis, by Streisand NetoThe Wall Street JournalSilicon Valley Pay Cuts Ignite Tech-Industry Covid-19 Tensions, by Katherine Bindley, Eliot BrownLevi’s, Hilfiger Push a New Kind of Online Shopping. It Looks a Lot Like QVC., by Suzanna KapnerCNBCBig-box retailers like Walmart, Target try to beat…

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IoT News – Crowded connectivity markets are forcing connectivity disruptors to enter new areas of the IoT value chain

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By Ibraheem Kasujee, Research Analyst, and Michele Mackenzie, Principal Analyst at Analysys Mason “IoT connectivity disruptors are seeking to diversify their IoT businesses and lower their dependency on connectivity revenue.” Disruptors continue to win important IoT connectivity contracts and compete directly with operators. However, the market for IoT connectivity is crowded, and surviving on profits from connectivity alone is challenging. As such, MVNOs and other new entrants are diversifying their IoT businesses and are attempting to lower their dependency on connectivity revenue, as shown in our report IoT connectivity disruptors: case studies and analysis (Volume IV). At least 30 non-MNOs…

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NY Times Advertising introduces Pivotal

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The New York Times Company’s advertising team is introducing Pivotal, a new platform built for marketers seeking brand relevance and deep consumer insight on the most important topics today.The platform is supported by the Times’s rich audience data and extensive research, and delivers guidance and recommendations for brands to shape creative work and marketing strategies.The team behind Pivotal engaged in extensive research, interviewed journalists, experts, readers and adults across the U.S. and tapped into the New York Times’s vast first-party data to outline recommendations around six aspects, including:RaceClimateSexGenderTechMoneyErin Hennessy, executive director of insights for The New York Times said:“Pivotal offers…

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IoT News – Why We Need to Start Incorporating Better Cybersecurity Measures for IoT Devices Used by Health Organizations

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By Ludovic F. Rembert, Head of Research at Privacy Canada. You’d be hard-pressed to find a sector that hasn’t seen vast technological improvements in recent years, and the healthcare industry is no exception. One reason for its rapid technological innovation has been due to its adoption of the IoT, or the Internet of Things. The IoT has incredible potential in the healthcare sector. In fact, the IoT in healthcare is projected to be valued at $534.4 billion by 2025. Examples of uses for the IoT in healthcare applications include automating patient care workflow, tracking the location of medical equipment in…

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Talking Biz News Today – Oct. 8, 2020

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Some of Thursday’s top business news stories:Associated PressBleak outlook without stimulus: More layoffs, anemic growth, by Christopher RugaberUp to 150 million could join extreme poor, World Bank says, by Cara AnnaCNNCitigroup fined $400 million for risk management deficiencies, by Clare DuffyBillionaire Laurene Powell Jobs cuts back on journalism investments, by Kerry FlynnThe Wall Street JournalAmazon Accused of Using Monopoly Power as E-Commerce ‘Gatekeeper’, by Dana MattioliWhite House Order Against Diversity Training Generates Confusion, by Khadeeja Safdar, Lauren WeberCNBCStimulus doubts stoke uncertainty for shoppers, retailers just as holiday season begins, by Lauren Thomas, Melissa RepkoOver 40 airlines have failed so far…

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IoT News – SHV Energy Improves Customer Service With Smart Devices And IoT Connectivity From Orange Business Services

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“Smart IoT” connectivity ensures a reliable and secure gas supply for its customers Improved truck routing saves fuel costs and reduces carbon emissions SHV Energy has chosen IoT connectivity from Orange Business Services to deploy smart telemetry and meters on its gas tanks across Europe and the US. The solution will provide an enhanced gas delivery service to its customers across the world. It will help SHV Energy to improve infrastructure management, customer satisfaction and supply security, while saving on fuel costs and reducing carbon emissions. SHV Energy is a leading global distributor of off-grid energy such as LPG, LNG…

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