Australia’s First Live IoT Network Launched Today

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Australia’s first live IoT network has just been activated by Australian Minister for Communications, Mitch Fifield, in Sydney earlier today. The “Barangaroo Community Network” operates in the 915MHz spectrum, based on the LoRaWAN (Long Range Wide Area Network) low power standard. The IoT getaway is able to support 1,000 devices at once, within a 3km to 5km radius. The network is backed by KPMG, IoT Alliance Australia (IoTAA) and some other organizations. “The Internet of Things has the potential to…

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What India’s Future Looks like with IoT

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India, a software-driven economy, is now facing the boom of IoT. The following are some highlights from a recent interview between Entrepreneur India and Sauvik Banerjjee, the global CTA (Chief Technical Architect) on omni channel products at SAP, regarding this issue. For starters, Banerjjee expect IoT to create a $44 billion market opportunity in India by 2020, while an Indian consulting firm Zinnov also indicated that 25,000 jobs will be created in the similar period. Among all, the immediate adopters…

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Chinese Manufacturing Companies’ Spending on IoT to Grow by an Annual Average Rate of 14.7% by 2020

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              A report issued by International Data Corporation (IDC) suggests that China’s manufacturing companies’ spending on IoT is expected to grow by a phenomenal annual average growth rate of 14.7%, and is likely to reach $127.5 billion by 2020. The report also states that software and services will be the major growth engines with a combined market share of over 60 percent. IoT is a strategic emerging industry that is specified in the 13th…

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Home Security Might Be IoT’s Killer App

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      If you’re living in a place susceptible to the invasion of wild animals, chances are you would be excited to find out there’s an existing easy-to-use IoT solution to it. If that doesn’t sound like a real threat to you, what about the possibility of intrusion of unwelcome visitors like burglars? Chris Ciabarra, a security expert and the CTO of Revel Systems, writes that IoT’s killer app is likely to be home security in his article posted…

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New Zealand: A Leader in IoT?

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A common conclusion we often got misled to is that New Zealand is a global leader in IoT, based on loads of articles, reports and statistics. The truth is, the favorable outcome is often a result of flawed comparison. With a small population, it is very easy for New Zealand to top some lists regarding per capita ratios. For example, M2M SIM cards per 100 inhabitants. But does overestimation mean New Zealand is actually falling behind in IoT? Not really…

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