Mining Company Raspadskaya Chooses Orange Business Services IoT Solution

Mining Company Raspadskaya Chooses Orange Business Services IoT Solution to Oversee Vehicle Unloading and Ensure Coal Quality

  • IoT solution tracks unloading process to ensure separated coal grades
  • Process tracked at the warehouse in real time

Raspadskaya, a Russian coal mining company partly owned by British steel making and mining group EVRAZ, has deployed an Orange Business Services bespoke IoT solution at its Russian coal preparation factory.

The system plays a key role in minimizing the risk of mixing different grades and types of coal, thereby tainting supplies.

Raw coal is transported to different unloading bays in Raspadskya’s warehouse – a 40,000 square meter open-air storage facility – from its open-pit mines and is tagged for different grades of coal concentrate. The challenge Raspadskya has is making sure different grades of coal are not mixed. Mixing, due to human error, negatively affects the quality of its product.

Tracking truck deliveries with IoT

To ensure loads are put in the correct locations, Orange Business Services deployed telemetry sensors and Read the rest

IoT and the environment: the green enterprise

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By Jim Morrish, Founding Partner, Transforma Insights.

The Internet of Things will be one of the defining technological themes of the 2020s, and beyond. Meanwhile the moderation of mankind’s environmental impact will be one of the defining societal themes over the same time period. Transforma Insights recently undertook an extensive analysis of the relationship between these two epoch-defining concepts: how will the adoption of IoT technologies impact the environment?

One of our key conclusions is that this is a game of two halves: consumer vs enterprise. In a consumer environment, IoT capabilities tend to be built-in to devices in order to improve a product proposition with support for new services or capabilities. Examples include televisions that can connect to the internet to display on-demand streaming content, and a range of audio-visual equipment. But any television displaying streaming content will at the same time drive usage of telecommunications networks, and also … Read the rest

Senet and SenRa Reach Major LoRaWAN® Network Deployment Milestones and Partner on Global Expansion

Senet and SenRa Reach Major LoRaWAN® Network Deployment Milestones and Partner on Global Expansion

Senet Network Management System Powers Local, Regional and Global IoT Network Growth.

Senet, Inc. and SenRa Tech Pvt. Ltd., a PAN India LoRaWAN® network service provider, today announced several significant milestones in their partnership to design, deploy and manage highly scalable LoRaWAN networks globally.

These milestones build on a partnership formed in 2017 in which SenRa chose Senet’s cloud-based Managed Network Services for IoT (MNSi®) to launch its LoRaWAN network rollout throughout India.

Rapid Growth in India

Since launching LoRaWAN connectivity services in India’s National Capital Region (NCR) in May 2017, SenRa has expanded its network operation to 74 cities across the country. Paramount to SenRa’s growth has been the time-to-market advantages offered by Senet’s managed network services, reducing a typical 18 – 24 month network rollout to an average of 90 days. This ability to rapidly roll out network coverage has allowed SenRa to focus on building strategic relationships … Read the rest

IoT Technology Will Save More Than Eight Times the Energy it Consumes by 2030

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New research from Transforma Insights, 6GWorld and InterDigital outlines how IoT will positively impact air, water and energy resource consumption.

Could sustainability be the driver for increased IoT deployment that the technology industry has been waiting for? Informed by a new report released today by Transforma Insights and 6GWorld and sponsored by InterDigital, Inc., there’s a case to be made: according to the report, by 2030 IoT deployment and its disruption of various industries is expected to save more than eight times the energy it consumes, result in net savings of 230 billion cubic meters of water, and eliminate one gigaton of CO2 emissions.

The report, Sustainability in New and Emerging Technologies, explores the impact that new and emerging technologies will have on electricity, fuel and water usage, CO2 emissions, and eWaste. The report looks at the incremental impact of new technologies by examining the resource impact of enterprise and … Read the rest

Analysys Mason: IoT revenue growth slowed down in 2020, despite a healthy increase in the number of connections

IoT revenue growth slowed down in 2020, despite a healthy increase in the number of connections

By Ibraheem Kasujee, Analyst at Analysys Mason.

“Operators’ IoT ARPC continued to come under pressure in 2020 due to competition in the connectivity market and the negative effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.”

Analysys Mason’s IoT/M2M revenue and connections tracker shows that the number of IoT connections worldwide continued to grow at a healthy rate in 2020, but that IoT revenue grew much slower than in 2019. Indeed, several operators maintained growth in the number of connections of 20% or higher, but all operators who disclosed IoT revenue in 2020 reported a slower growth rate than in 2019. High levels of competition in the connectivity market and the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic have put pressure on connectivity pricing and IoT revenue.

The COVID-19 pandemic resulted in a smaller-than-expected decline in the growth of the number of IoT connections worldwide

Figure 1 shows that the year-on-year growth rates for the number … Read the rest

IoT MVNOs need to address the threats to their business

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By Tom Rebbeck, lead analyst operator business services and IoT at Analysys Mason.

“The two pillars of the IoT MVNO offer – low prices and more support than MNOs offer – are under threat, and MVNOs need to respond to these challenges.”

The original IoT MVNO model worked well and was stable while the market was relatively small and nascent. However, the two pillars of the IoT MVNO offer – low prices and more support than MNOs offer1 – are now under threat. IoT MVNOs need to sharpen up their offer if they are to survive and thrive.

The model used by MVNOs to sell IoT connectivity is simple. They buy connectivity wholesale from a mobile operator, add some value (for example, by providing pre- and post-sales support) and sell it to customers. Their focus has typically been on customers that want a few thousand connections at most; MNOs … Read the rest

Kudelski IoT keySTREAM™ Delivers End-to-End IoT Security & Device Management Solution for Developers

Kudelski IoT keySTREAM™ Delivers End-to-End IoT Security & Device Management Solution for Developers

New keySTREAM Development Kit and Self-Service Portal empower IoT product developers to quickly and securely connect, manage and update their IoT devices.

Kudelski IoT, a division of the Kudelski Group, the world leader in digital security and IoT solutions, today announced the availability of the Kudelski IoT keySTREAM Development Kit and Self-Service Portal.

The feature-rich keySTREAM security and device management system empowers IoT product developers to securely connect, manage and update their IoT devices and supports a wide variety of critical functionalities including zero-touch provisioning, late provisioning, end-to-end data protection, remote feature enablement/monetization, and secure firmware updates over the air (FUOTA).

As the number of connected IoT devices continues to grow exponentially, governments and regulatory bodies are stepping in to ensure that IoT hardware, software and connectivity achieve the level of security necessary to protect critical infrastructure, corporate and state interests as well as consumer privacy and safety. The California … Read the rest

Sierra Wireless Announces Ransomware Attack

Sierra Wireless Announces Ransomware Attack

Sierra Wireless, the world’s leading IoT solutions provider, today announced that it discovered it was the subject of a ransomware attack on its internal IT systems on March 20, 2021.

Once the company learned of the attack, its IT and operations teams immediately implemented measures to counter the attack in accordance with established cybersecurity procedures and policies that were developed in collaboration with third-party advisors. These teams, with the assistance of these and additional third-party advisors, believe they have addressed the attack, and are currently working to bring Sierra Wireless’ internal IT systems back online.

At this time, Sierra Wireless believes the impact of the attack was limited to Sierra Wireless systems, as the company maintains a clear separation between its internal IT systems and customer facing products and services.

As a result of the ransomware attack, Sierra Wireless halted production at its manufacturing sites. The company’s website and other … Read the rest

Thales IoT SAFE to Secure Cloud Connectivity for New Internet of Things Services in Canada

Thales IoT SAFE to Secure Cloud Connectivity for New Internet of Things Services in Canada

  • TELUS and CIRA to implement the Thales GSMA IoT SAFE solution for a new country-wide security management system for IoT devices.
  • Thales solution integrates chip-to-cloud security with mutual authentication between devices and IoT Cloud Platform, guaranteeing data confidentiality and integrity.
  • The innovative system offers simplified remote management of connected devices across a wide range of IoT sectors, including energy, healthcare, infrastructure, and more.

Thales technology is at the heart of a new Canadian IoT project that is enabling instant, secure and scalable cloud connectivity for SIM/eSIM-enabled IoT.

Working alongside TELUS, a leading Canadian wireless network operator, and the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA), the project’s certification partner, Thales is supplying SIMs and the IoT server, both compliant with the GSMA IoT SAFE specifications.

The Thales IoT SAFE service offers an interoperable framework enabling swift deployment of IoT applications. Delivered in a plug & play SaaS mode, it benefits minimal … Read the rest

CEOs Need to Take Leadership on IoT in 2021 to Drive Bottom-Line Benefits

CEOs Need to Take Leadership on IoT in 2021 to Drive Bottom-Line Benefits

By Aaron Ganick, President and Co-founder of Preddio Technologies Inc.

In 2018, the IoT market within the manufacturing industry stood at a humble $27B. However, that number is expected to grow to $137B in the next five years. Accelerated by the pandemic, IoT implementation had and is continuing to see tremendous growth over the past several years in many other industries as well, including mobility/transportation (15%), energy (14%), retail (12%), healthcare (9%) and supply chain (7%). With this growth in mind, CEOs finally have an opportunity to leverage IoT to maximize value within their organization and drive significant returns on their investment.

While most CEOs recognize the need for taking an active role in their company’s digital transformation, the mountain of responsibilities on their plate has often meant taking a back seat to IoT program planning. Their lack of input implementation, coupled with the overly complex first-generation IoT platforms, often … Read the rest