June 9, 2018 - Written By Mark Real AT&T has announced that it has partnered with the telecommunications equipment supplier Nokia to provide reliable connectivity to the Internet of Things (IoT) devices. According to Chris Penrose, the President of the IoT Solutions of AT&T, the carrier’s enterprise customers will benefit from this partnership through the simplified adoption of IoT devices and the improved ability of the network operator to respond to the concerns of its customers. Furthermore, the carrier noted in its announcement that this partnership enables AT&T to address specific business concerns of companies using latest technologies including 5G network slicing.The carrier announced that it will take advantage of the Worldwide IoT Network Grid (WING), a service that is developed and managed by Nokia. According to the website of the telecommunications equipment supplier, WING assists network operators in managing IoT devices, securing connected appliances, … [Read more...] about AT&T, Nokia To Provide Reliable IoT Device Connectivity
Iot devices by 2020
IoT, short for the internet of things, is a vast network of vehicles, home use appliances, physical gadgets and other electronics, sensors and connectable software which enables these gadgets to exchange data with the internet and other gadgets. This terminology came into existence in the late 90’s and was created by Kevin Ashton. The internet of things allows devices to be controlled by other machines within the same network. As a result, this increases effectiveness, the efficiency of the work and reduces the risk of human error. These devices can control and exchange information within different gadgets and can communicate through the network. When we talk about the ‘things,’ we can decipher it to be the multiple gadgets with built-in sensors and software. The Internet of Things is nothing like it was just a few years ago. It is growing rapidly and devices that previously only had a few functions are now becoming more and more advanced. Simply stated, the … [Read more...] about Next big things in IoT predictions for 2020
Expect a computational tidal wave by 2020.By then, data traveling to and from an estimated 20 billion IoT devices will flood datacenters—outpacing data flowing from datacenters to users by a factor of 275.Yet there’s a wealth of computing power in underused devices that often lie dormant for long stretches of time, collectively hundreds of times as large as Amazon’s ubiquitous global cloud.Fog computing, definedFor the uninitiated, fog computing extends centralized cloud datacenters to include existing computing devices, creating a network of low-latency computing and storage that can process data closer to where it is produced.Or, as Forrester Research Analyst Sophia Vargas puts it: Fog is a broader, integrated architecture across various distributed components. … We are talking about specialized infrastructure, even chips in devices that maybe aren’t real computing devices. [To create the fog] a whole new set of protocols may be needed. And there is not … [Read more...] about 20 billion IoT devices. Now what?
The transportation industry is on the verge of unprecedented change. Slowly but surely, city and state governments, municipalities, and transportation agencies are introducing technologies powered by the Internet of Things (IoT). These technologies connect our streets and highways with highly automated vehicles, mass transit systems, and other roadside infrastructure. The promise of these technologies is safer and more efficient travel that improves citizens’ quality of life. But, as with any new technology, there is a downside. Without a doubt, massive capital is required to make smart transportation systems a reality. In fact, the transportation industry is expected to spend a whopping $85 billion on IoT solutions by 2020. If upfront expenses aren’t enough of a challenge, new technologies are putting transportation agencies at risk for losing many vehicle-related recurring revenues. First, the influx of electric vehicles (EVs) means less revenue from gasoline and diesel … [Read more...] about Transportation agencies can monetize IoT when data becomes the new oil
Back in 1997, when the Samsung Austin Semiconductor facility was established, it must have been hard to predict that today it will be one of the most advanced chip foundries globally, churning out the latest generation of mobile chipsets and memory for clients like Apple with its A-series processors, or Samsung itself. The Korean conglomerate just poured in another promised billion to the $16 billion it has invested in Texas since the semiconductor fab's inception. The reason?Why, the "fourth industrial revolution," mind you. Building on the third digital one, the fourth will usher us into the interconnected IoT world, and Samsung wants to be ready. The Austin chip foundry will thus be at the forefront of the system-on-chip supply for various applications, including "faster and more efficient chips for smart and connected devices with always-on displays." That last part caught out attention, as there was a rumor yesterday that Samsung may be releasing the Galaxy S9 with both 7nm/8nm … [Read more...] about Samsung pours $1 billion in its Texas chip foundry, aims to hit 4nm processors by 2020