GSMA Mobile IoT Initiative Takes off with Multiple Commercial Network Launches around the World
The GSMA today announced that its Mobile IoT Initiative1 has taken off with the launch of multiple commercial rollouts of Low Power, Wide Area (LPWA) solutions by several of the world’s leading mobile operators including AT&T, China Mobile, China Unicom, China Telecom, Deutsche Telekom (DT), Verizon and Vodafone. China Mobile and China Unicom have launched NB-IoT across several key cities with China Telecom launching NB-IoT networks across the country. Vodafone has also launched NB-IoT in Spain and the Netherlands. DT has launched in several cities in Germany and nationwide in the Netherlands. AT&T and Verizon have previously announced nationwide launches of LTE-M technology. In addition to these deployments, the GSMA also announced that its Mobile IoT Innovators programme, which is designed to encourage the development of new LPWA solutions, has reached over 500 members, underscoring the growth of the wider IoT ecosystem.
“The Mobile IoT initiative encouraged the market to adopt licensed LPWA networks and we are now seeing this work come to fruition with multiple commercial deployments around the world, as well as the availability of hundreds of different applications and solutions,” commented Alex Sinclair, Chief Technology Officer, GSMA. “It is clear that the market sees the benefit of adopting solutions that offer flexibility, security, lower costs, and cover all use cases, and we look forward to seeing other operators follow in the near future.”
Mobile operators are enhancing their licensed cellular networks with NB-IoT and LTE-M technologies, which utilise globally agreed 3GPP standards to scale the Internet of Things. These new Mobile IoT networks are designed to support mass-market IoT applications such as smart meters, environmental sensors and consumer electronics, that are low cost, use low data rates, require long battery lives and often operate in remote locations. Both technologies will be further evolved in 3GPP’s Release 15.
China at Forefront in Development of LPWA Market
According to analyst house Gartner, China is set to be one of the leading LPWA markets, accounting for 486 million of the estimated 3.1 billion connections globally by 2025. It is also at the forefront in the global development of Mobile IoT in terms of both network launches and a record number of ecosystem developer partners. China Mobile has launched NB-IoT networks in several key cities including Yingtan and China Unicom has rolled-out NB-IoT networks in Shanghai, as well as the main urban areas in Guangzhou, Shenzhen and Fuzhou, for a number of different solutions across smart parking, smart fire sensors and smart meters. China Telecom has announced the roll-out of nationwide NB-IoT networks.
China is also leading in the development of new innovative solutions based on Mobile IoT technology as a part of the GSMA’s Mobile IoT Innovator community. Of the 546 global companies currently developing new solutions based on Mobile IoT technology, over 215 are from China. Solutions include smart parking, pet tracking, asset tracking and smart agriculture amongst many others.
Mobile IoT for Social Good
At the GSMA Innovation City, located in the Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC) in Hall W3 at Mobile World Congress Shanghai, the GSMA will demonstrate how Mobile IoT technologies are supporting the mobile industry’s leadership role in achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. China Telecom will demonstrate how its environmental monitoring service is helping to keep air quality high and water supplies pure with big data analysis as well as emergency response services (SDG 13: Climate Action). The GSMA will also showcase how Mobile IoT networks are helping the St Andrew’s University Sea Mammal Research Unit to monitor harbour seals and preserve life underwater (SDG 14: Life Below Water). Other demos will include a connected bike, which utilises an NB-IoT network to improve the operation of bike hire schemes, as well as a connected smart waste bin for improved refuse collection from China Unicom. China Mobile will also demonstrate its OneNET platform that can be used for different IoT services such as smart homes, wearable devices or connected cars.
Mobile IoT at Mobile World Congress Shanghai 2017
At Mobile World Congress Shanghai, the GSMA’s Internet of Things programme will host the ‘4th GSMA Global Mobile IoT Summit’ with leading industry experts on Tuesday, 27 June from 13:30 – 18:00. The programme will explore how mobile operators, Mobile IoT customers and the wider ecosystem have successfully deployed Mobile IoT solutions. There will also be a separate session, ‘IoT Summit at MWC Shanghai 2017’, on Thursday, June 29 at 11:30 that brings industry experts together to discuss the IoT opportunity and the many ways in which it will transform everyday life, including subjects such as Low Power Wide Area, IoT security and IoT big data. To register for any of these events, please go to: www.gsma.com/iot/event/mobile-world-congress-shanghai-2017/.
Get Involved at Mobile World Congress Shanghai 2017
For more information on the 2017 Mobile World Congress Shanghai, visit www.mwcshanghai.com. Follow developments and updates on Mobile World Congress Shanghai through our social media channels – follow us on Twitter at @GSMA and use #MWCS17, get regular updates through our LinkedIn Showcase Page at www.linkedin.com/company/mobile-world-congress-shanghai, and follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/mwcshanghai. In China, you can follow us on Sina Weibo weibo.com/mwcshanghai or search “GSMA_MWCS” in WeChat. For additional information on GSMA social channels, visit www.mwcshanghai.com/about/contact/social-media.
Notes to Editors
1.) The GSMA Mobile IoT Initiative: The GSMA’s Mobile IoT Initiative is helping to support the industry deliver commercial LPWA solutions in licensed spectrum. It is currently backed by 74 global mobile operators, device makers and chipset, module and infrastructure companies worldwide. In the space of a year it has helped to establish market standards for LPWA, published by 3GPP, that will play a fundamental role in the growth, development and adoption of the technology as well as securely and cost effectively connect the billions of new devices making up the IoT. LPWA networks will be used for a wide variety of applications such as industrial asset tracking, safety monitoring, water and gas metering, smart grids, city parking, vending machines and city lighting. For further information: https://www.gsma.com/iot/mobile-iot-initiative/.
About the GSMA
The GSMA represents the interests of mobile operators worldwide, uniting nearly 800 operators with more than 300 companies in the broader mobile ecosystem, including handset and device makers, software companies, equipment providers and internet companies, as well as organisations in adjacent industry sectors. The GSMA also produces industry-leading events such as Mobile World Congress, Mobile World Congress Shanghai, Mobile World Congress Americas and the Mobile 360 Series of conferences.
For more information, please visit the GSMA corporate website at www.gsma.com. Follow the GSMA on Twitter: @GSMA.
Om Business Wire
(c) 2018 Business Wire, Inc., All rights reserved.
Business Wire, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is the global leader in multiplatform press release distribution.
Følg saker fra Business Wire
Registrer deg med din epostadresse under for å få de nyeste sakene fra Business Wire på epost fortløpende. Du kan melde deg av når som helst.
Siste saker fra Business Wire
Wealthify Selects Moody’s Analytics Modeling Technology to Support Its Online Investment Proposition22.6.2018 07:00 | Pressemelding
Moody’s Analytics, a leading provider of financial intelligence, announced today that its technology has been selected by Wealthify, an innovative provider of digital wealth management services. Wealthify will be using the Moody’s Analytics Wealth Scenario Generator (“WSG”) to assist clients in making informed decisions on their investment plans. The Moody’s Analytics WSG is a modeling engine that supports financial planning and investment decision making. It has been integrated into Wealthify’s online investment proposition to illustrate a likely range of financial outcomes based on the investment style and level of investment a customer selects. This allows investors to better appreciate the balance between risk and return. “Our decision to work with Moody’s Analytics was driven by their comprehensive modeling and technology offering,” said Michelle Pearce, co-founder and Chief Investment Officer at Wealthify. “Their solution provides the robust economic assumptions required for our
Loxam Announces the Acquisition of Italian Powered Access Rental Specialist Nove22.6.2018 07:00 | Pressemelding
Loxam Group (“Loxam”) announces the acquisition of the Italian powered access rental company No.Ve. S.r.l. (“Nove”) from Haulotte Group S.A. (“Haulotte”). Nove was founded in 1998 and was controlled by Haulotte since 2006. The company is headquartered in Rome and has 45 employees in 6 branches throughout Italy. Following the acquisition of Nacanco last year, this transaction enables Loxam to consolidate its leading position in the Italian powered access rental market. Gérard Déprez, President of Loxam states: “I am delighted to welcome the skilled and experienced Nove team into the Loxam group. Nove is a long-established player in Italy and operates an equipment range very well known to the Loxam Group and we will be able to share our mutual expertise. We will join forces to provide our customers with the best service through an expanded network, and build a reference company in the Italian equipment rental market.” “The divestment of Nove is in line with Haulotte strategic targets and
OpenGate Capital Completes Sale of NorPaper Group to Gemayel Freres & Chaoui Industriel Group22.6.2018 06:00 | Pressemelding
OpenGate Capital, a global private equity firm, announced today that it has completed the sale of one of its legacy, pre-fund investments, NorPaper Group (“NorPaper”), to Gemayel Freres & Chaoui Industriel Group, a Lebanon-based business specialized in recycled corrugated cardboard and packaging products. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. OpenGate Capital acquired NorPaper from Canadian paper conglomerate, Cascades, in 2011. NorPaper is a leading producer of white top testliner paper that is sold to European packaging manufacturers. Realizing an opportunity to increase capacity within NorPaper, OpenGate completed an accretive, add-on acquisition in February of 2015 of DS Smith Packaging Papeterie de Nantes SAS (“Nantes”), a division of DS Smith, Plc (LON: SMDS). Integrated into NorPaper, Nantes broadened the product portfolio and added 50kT per year of production capacity through its white top testliner paper made from 100% recycled fiber with best in class quality and print
First Westinghouse AP1000® Nuclear Plant Sanmen 1 Completes Initial Criticality21.6.2018 20:24 | Pressemelding
Westinghouse Electric Company, China State Nuclear Power Technology Corporation (SNPTC) announced today that the world’s first AP1000 nuclear power plant located in Sanmen, Zhejiang Province, China has successfully completed initial criticality. “Today we completed the final major milestone before commercial operation for Westinghouse’s AP1000 nuclear power plant technology,” said José Emeterio Gutiérrez, Westinghouse president and chief executive officer. “We are one step closer to delivering the world’s first AP1000 plant to our customer and the world – with our customers, we will provide our customers in China with safe, reliable and clean energy from Sanmen 1.” Following initial criticality will be connection to the electrical grid. Once plant operations begin at Sanmen 1, it will be the first AP1000 nuclear power plant in operation, offering innovative passive safety system technology, multiple layers of defense and advanced controls for unequaled reliability and safety. Commentin
Westinghouse Loads Fuel in Second AP1000® Nuclear Power Plant21.6.2018 20:07 | Pressemelding
Westinghouse Electric Company and its customers, China State Nuclear Power Technology Corporation (SNPTC) and Shangdong Nuclear Power Company Limited (SDNPC) announced today that Haiyang Unit 1, the AP1000 nuclear power plant located in Haiyang, Shandong Province, China, has begun to load fuel. “This is a great day for Westinghouse, our China partners and the nuclear industry. Haiyang Unit 1 continues to demonstrate our ability to deliver safe, innovative solutions for power generation,” said José Emeterio Gutiérrez, Westinghouse president and chief executive officer. He added, “Westinghouse will continue to deploy AP1000 technology throughout the world and demonstrate our technical leadership in the nuclear energy industry.” Fuel load at Haiyang Unit 1 commenced at 7:36 p.m. (GMT+8) today. Earlier this summer, in preparation for fuel load, Haiyang Unit 1 successfully completed the necessary testing and regulatory reviews conducted by China’s National Nuclear Safety Administration (NNS
Pharnext to Announce Top-Line Results from the Pivotal Phase 3 Trial of PXT3003 for the Treatment of Charcot-Marie-Tooth Type 1A Disease by October 201821.6.2018 18:23 | Pressemelding
Regulatory News: Pharnext SA (Paris:ALPHA) (FR0011191287 - ALPHA), a biopharmaceutical company pioneering a new approach to the development of innovative drug combinations based on big data genomics and artificial intelligence, today announced an update from its ongoing Phase 3 clinical program (PLEO-CMT and PLEO-CMT-FU studies) evaluating PXT3003 for the treatment of Charcot-Marie-Tooth type 1A disease (CMT1A) in adults. Top-line results from the pivotal PLEO-CMT study are now expected by October 2018. Prof. Daniel Cohen, M.D., Ph.D., Pharnext’s Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer said: “We are thrilled to bring this Phase 3 clinical trial to completion and we now expect to disclose top-line results by October of this year. Our PLEODRUG™ PXT3003 has already shown initial signals of efficacy in our Phase 2 trial in CMT1A. We are hopeful we can bring this much-needed therapy to patients suffering from this debilitating condition, as they currently have limited therapeutic options, mo