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Huawei Wireless X Labs announces Digital Sky Initiative to enable the low airspace digitised economy

By Zenobia Hegde

Huawei Wireless X Labs announced the “Digital Sky Initiative” during the eighth Global Mobile Broadband Forum (Global MBBF). The purpose is to spur development of drone applications and enable the low airspace digitised economy via enhanced low airspace network coverage.

The burgeoning drone industry has been one of the most coveted technology topics for many years. Today, drones are playing a critical role in a diverse set of fields such as transportation, agriculture, infrastructure, rescue and relief, and entertainment.

The birth of the Internet once brought computers to a new development stage. Likewise, connecting drones to networks is a pivotal step in unleashing their application potential. As the industry thrives, point-to-point communication between drones and remote-control platforms can no longer satisfy diverse demands. Innovative applications urgently require the connection among drones and the communication between drones and users. Drones that are connected to mobile communication networks can fly a better route, work more efficiently, and realise more rational airspace usage to deliver greater economic benefits.

“More and more activities that traditionally take place on the ground are now happening in the air,” remarked Zhou Yuefeng, CMO of Huawei’s Wireless Network Product Line. “Flying taxis for personal transportation will soon be a reality. The combination of drones and cellular networks will redefine the airspace, transforming the way we travel, shop, and create.

However, all current base stations are designed to serve humans and objects on the ground. Low airspace drones are supported by reflected signals and side lobe coverage. As a result, drones presently face severe signal interference challenges. The current network can only support a limited number of drone applications where aircraft fly below 120 m.” Network construction is the first step towards application innovation.

The digital sky initiative aims to provide 300 m low airspace network coverage, and create an advanced test environment for drone applications. The initiative will also support non-line-of-sight (NLOS) flight control verification and large volume data transmission to enable the low airspace digitised economy,” Zhou explained.

The digital sky initiative consists of three steps. Step one (2017 and 2018) seeks to set up connected drone application demo sites and promotes standardisation of cellular-network-based management. Step two (2019 and 2020) requires field tests and aims to achieve small-scale commercial use (deployment in over five countries). Step three (2020 onwards) is designed to bring low airspace digital networks into commercial use, and provide network coverage for at least 30% of low airspace.

Huawei Wireless X Labs has also set up a Digital Sky Special Interest Group, gathering governments, operators, drone vendors, industry organisations, and other customers. In October 2017, the world’s first Digital Sky Hub was founded in Shanghai. It aims to encourage joint efforts to set up drone application demo sites. In 2018, hubs will be set up in Europe, Canada, Korea, and other locations around the world.

Guests at the MBBF watched the live video sent back by the drones. Commercial 4.5G networks can now support NLOS flight control, data transmission, and flight. The new generation of 5G networks featuring ultra-large bandwidth, extremely-low […]

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Huawei Wireless X Labs announces Digital Sky Initiative to enable the low airspace digitised economy

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By Zenobia Hegde

Huawei Wireless X Labs announced the “Digital Sky Initiative” during the eighth Global Mobile Broadband Forum (Global MBBF). The purpose is to spur development of drone applications and enable the low airspace digitised economy via enhanced low airspace network coverage.

The burgeoning drone industry has been one of the most coveted technology topics for many years. Today, drones are playing a critical role in a diverse set of fields such as transportation, agriculture, infrastructure, rescue and relief, and entertainment.

The birth of the Internet once brought computers to a new development stage. Likewise, connecting drones to networks is a pivotal step in unleashing their application potential. As the industry thrives, point-to-point communication between drones and remote-control platforms can no longer satisfy diverse demands. Innovative applications urgently require the connection among drones and the communication between drones and users. Drones that are connected to mobile communication networks can fly a better route, work more efficiently, and realise more rational airspace usage to deliver greater economic benefits.

“More and more activities that traditionally take place on the ground are now happening in the air,” remarked Zhou Yuefeng, CMO of Huawei’s Wireless Network Product Line. “Flying taxis for personal transportation will soon be a reality. The combination of drones and cellular networks will redefine the airspace, transforming the way we travel, shop, and create.

However, all current base stations are designed to serve humans and objects on the ground. Low airspace drones are supported by reflected signals and side lobe coverage. As a result, drones presently face severe signal interference challenges. The current network can only support a limited number of drone applications where aircraft fly below 120 m.” Network construction is the first step towards application innovation.

The digital sky initiative aims to provide 300 m low airspace network coverage, and create an advanced test environment for drone applications. The initiative will also support non-line-of-sight (NLOS) flight control verification and large volume data transmission to enable the low airspace digitised economy,” Zhou explained.

The digital sky initiative consists of three steps. Step one (2017 and 2018) seeks to set up connected drone application demo sites and promotes standardisation of cellular-network-based management. Step two (2019 and 2020) requires field tests and aims to achieve small-scale commercial use (deployment in over five countries). Step three (2020 onwards) is designed to bring low airspace digital networks into commercial use, and provide network coverage for at least 30% of low airspace.

Huawei Wireless X Labs has also set up a Digital Sky Special Interest Group, gathering governments, operators, drone vendors, industry organisations, and other customers. In October 2017, the world’s first Digital Sky Hub was founded in Shanghai. It aims to encourage joint efforts to set up drone application demo sites. In 2018, hubs will be set up in Europe, Canada, Korea, and other locations around the world.

Guests at the MBBF watched the live video sent back by the drones. Commercial 4.5G networks can now support NLOS flight control, data transmission, and flight. The new generation of 5G networks featuring ultra-large bandwidth, extremely-low […]

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Renesas Electronics delivers advanced security for Industrial IoT with enhanced RX65N/RX651 microcontrollers

By Zenobia Hedge

Renesas Electronics, a supplier of advanced semiconductor solutions, announced the expansion of its popular RX65N/RX651 Group of microcontroller (MCU) lineup that addresses advanced security needs for connected devices operating in industrial automation, building automation, and smart metering systems. The expanded lineup features MCUs with integrated Trusted Secure IP, and enhanced, trusted flash functionality and human-machine interface (HMI) for industrial and network control systems.

“Security, reliability and connectivity have joined high-performance and quality as top decision-making criteria for industrial control system developers,” said Tim Burgess, senior director of the High-End MCU Business, Renesas Electronics Corporation. “The expanded RX65N/RX651 MCU lineup provides industrial systems manufacturers the high reliability, power efficiency and enhanced connectivity required for operation in industrial systems, while adding the enhanced security and connectivity required for edge devices in increasingly connected environments.”

The expansion of devices operating at the edge of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) has increased system manufacturers’ need for secure network connectivity and reliability, including secure on-the-go firmware updates. The expanded RX65N/RX651 devices support these evolving security and reprogrammability needs, offering integrated Trusted Secure IP, enhanced flash protection, and other technology advancements to create a secure and stable integrated solution far above others in the market, as proven by the Cryptographic Algorithm Validation (CAVP) certification.

In turn, these security advancements enable seamless flash firmware updates in the field through secure network communications.

Key features of the expanded RX65N/RX651 MCUs:

Integrated Trusted Secure IP

The new MCUs expanded with enhanced security features are based on the high-performance RXv2 core and a 40nm process, which provide strong power efficiency for CPU operation at 4.55 Core Mark/MHz. Integrating the Trusted Secure IP into the new MCUs enables system control engineers to realise high root-of-trust levels for device operation through a combination of three new features:

Protect encryption key by Trusted Secure IP
Integration of encryption hardware accelerators including AES, 3DES, SHA, and TRNG as part of Trusted Secure IP
Protect boot code by area of Flash

The Trusted Secure IP received the CAVP certification, which ensures the customer will use a device with a high security level.

Network connectivity and HMI features optimised for the IIoT

Renesas has optimised the new RX65N/RX651 MCUs for connected industrial environments. The new MCUs offer network connectivity and HMI support that makes it possible to:

Monitor the operating state of machinery from both inside and outside the factory
Exchange data for making changes to production instructions
Reprogram the MCU’s memory to update equipment settings

Design engineers are often asked to integrate small thin-film-transistor (TFT) displays into their IoT edge devices or system control applications. These displays allow users to monitor machine behavior through a modern low-cost HMI solution.

The RX65N/RX651 is an ideal solution for controlling these displays as it features an embedded TFT controller and an integrated 2D graphic accelerator to provide advanced graphics features and high-performance applications. Selecting a WQVGA display size allows the large 640 kB of on-chip RAM to be used as display frame buffer, which saves external RAM, ensuring a cost-optimised design.

Seamless in-the-field firmware updates

Compared with other IoT devices, industrial applications are designed for […]

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Renesas Electronics delivers advanced security for Industrial IoT with enhanced RX65N/RX651 microcontrollers

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By Zenobia Hedge

Renesas Electronics, a supplier of advanced semiconductor solutions, announced the expansion of its popular RX65N/RX651 Group of microcontroller (MCU) lineup that addresses advanced security needs for connected devices operating in industrial automation, building automation, and smart metering systems. The expanded lineup features MCUs with integrated Trusted Secure IP, and enhanced, trusted flash functionality and human-machine interface (HMI) for industrial and network control systems.

“Security, reliability and connectivity have joined high-performance and quality as top decision-making criteria for industrial control system developers,” said Tim Burgess, senior director of the High-End MCU Business, Renesas Electronics Corporation. “The expanded RX65N/RX651 MCU lineup provides industrial systems manufacturers the high reliability, power efficiency and enhanced connectivity required for operation in industrial systems, while adding the enhanced security and connectivity required for edge devices in increasingly connected environments.”

The expansion of devices operating at the edge of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) has increased system manufacturers’ need for secure network connectivity and reliability, including secure on-the-go firmware updates. The expanded RX65N/RX651 devices support these evolving security and reprogrammability needs, offering integrated Trusted Secure IP, enhanced flash protection, and other technology advancements to create a secure and stable integrated solution far above others in the market, as proven by the Cryptographic Algorithm Validation (CAVP) certification.

In turn, these security advancements enable seamless flash firmware updates in the field through secure network communications.

Key features of the expanded RX65N/RX651 MCUs:

Integrated Trusted Secure IP

The new MCUs expanded with enhanced security features are based on the high-performance RXv2 core and a 40nm process, which provide strong power efficiency for CPU operation at 4.55 Core Mark/MHz. Integrating the Trusted Secure IP into the new MCUs enables system control engineers to realise high root-of-trust levels for device operation through a combination of three new features:

Protect encryption key by Trusted Secure IP
Integration of encryption hardware accelerators including AES, 3DES, SHA, and TRNG as part of Trusted Secure IP
Protect boot code by area of Flash

The Trusted Secure IP received the CAVP certification, which ensures the customer will use a device with a high security level.

Network connectivity and HMI features optimised for the IIoT

Renesas has optimised the new RX65N/RX651 MCUs for connected industrial environments. The new MCUs offer network connectivity and HMI support that makes it possible to:

Monitor the operating state of machinery from both inside and outside the factory
Exchange data for making changes to production instructions
Reprogram the MCU’s memory to update equipment settings

Design engineers are often asked to integrate small thin-film-transistor (TFT) displays into their IoT edge devices or system control applications. These displays allow users to monitor machine behavior through a modern low-cost HMI solution.

The RX65N/RX651 is an ideal solution for controlling these displays as it features an embedded TFT controller and an integrated 2D graphic accelerator to provide advanced graphics features and high-performance applications. Selecting a WQVGA display size allows the large 640 kB of on-chip RAM to be used as display frame buffer, which saves external RAM, ensuring a cost-optimised design.

Seamless in-the-field firmware updates

Compared with other IoT devices, industrial applications are designed for […]

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Smartphones, IoT and connected cars fueling rise in LTE network traffic

By Zenobia Hedge

Oracle announced the “Oracle Communications LTE Diameter Signaling Index, Sixth Edition,” highlighting the continued explosive growth in LTE Diameter Signaling traffic. Fueled heavily by the proliferation of smartphones and rise of Internet of Things (IoT) enabled devices, the report demonstrates that Diameter signaling shows no sign of slowing and is expected to generate 595 million messages per second (MPS) by 2021. Other key developments impacting LTE network traffic include LTE broadcast, VoLTE, and signaling associated with the policy management required to support more sophisticated data plans and applications. Connected cars also continue to show strong network traffic momentum, with 9.4 MPS and a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 30%.

The report was designed as a tool for communications service providers (CSPs) network engineers and executives to plan for expected increases in signaling capacity over the next five years.

It is anticipated that growth will continue in Diameter even as 5G implementations begin. While Diameter will not be the main signaling protocol of 5G, it will remain as an important part of 5G networks.

Greg Collins

For example, according to Statista.com, smartphones will represent 76% of wireless connections by 2021. As consumers maintain their appetite for “always on” connections to increasingly sophisticated and data intensive applications such as gaming and video, LTE network traffic will continue to skyrocket. Likewise, devices that reach beyond the traditional mobile handset, such as IoT sensors used in everything from tracking available parking spots and moisture in crops to lost pets or workers on a job site will have a significant impact on Diameter signaling growth.

“Diameter signaling traffic continues to grow significantly with little end in sight. While smartphones continue to be the traffic leader, applications such as connected cars and IoT promise a significant impact to network traffic in years to come,” said Greg Collins, founder and principal analyst, Exact Ventures.

Doug Suriano

“Diameter signaling controllers continue to be vital network elements, which help enable operators to secure their network borders and to efficiently and effectively route signaling traffic. As such, it is critical for CSPs to understand what’s driving traffic and where, enabling them to avoid signaling traffic issues than can cause network outages, thereby reducing customer satisfaction and increasing customer churn.”

“With consumer expectations at an all-time high, it’s more critical than ever that CSPs innovate and plan for continued Diameter signaling growth in order to stay relevant,” said Doug Suriano, senior vice president and general manager, Oracle Communications. “The cloud continues to offer one of the clearest avenues for CSPs to accelerate and achieve these goals.”

Oracle helps CSPs create a more scalable and reliable Diameter signaling infrastructure with Oracle Communications Diameter Signaling Router and Oracle Communications Policy Management.

LTE Diameter signaling traffic by region:

Latin America and the Caribbean continues to show accelerated growth in Diameter networks. The region will generate 52 million MPS by 2021, a CAGR of 34%. Brazil is the largest contributor of Diameter signaling, followed by Mexico.
The Middle East will reach 27.9 million MPS of Diameter signaling by 2021, a CAGR of 23%. Turkey and Iran are the largest generators […]

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Smartphones, IoT and connected cars fueling rise in LTE network traffic

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By Zenobia Hedge

Oracle announced the “Oracle Communications LTE Diameter Signaling Index, Sixth Edition,” highlighting the continued explosive growth in LTE Diameter Signaling traffic. Fueled heavily by the proliferation of smartphones and rise of Internet of Things (IoT) enabled devices, the report demonstrates that Diameter signaling shows no sign of slowing and is expected to generate 595 million messages per second (MPS) by 2021. Other key developments impacting LTE network traffic include LTE broadcast, VoLTE, and signaling associated with the policy management required to support more sophisticated data plans and applications. Connected cars also continue to show strong network traffic momentum, with 9.4 MPS and a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 30%.

The report was designed as a tool for communications service providers (CSPs) network engineers and executives to plan for expected increases in signaling capacity over the next five years.

It is anticipated that growth will continue in Diameter even as 5G implementations begin. While Diameter will not be the main signaling protocol of 5G, it will remain as an important part of 5G networks.

Greg Collins

For example, according to Statista.com, smartphones will represent 76% of wireless connections by 2021. As consumers maintain their appetite for “always on” connections to increasingly sophisticated and data intensive applications such as gaming and video, LTE network traffic will continue to skyrocket. Likewise, devices that reach beyond the traditional mobile handset, such as IoT sensors used in everything from tracking available parking spots and moisture in crops to lost pets or workers on a job site will have a significant impact on Diameter signaling growth.

“Diameter signaling traffic continues to grow significantly with little end in sight. While smartphones continue to be the traffic leader, applications such as connected cars and IoT promise a significant impact to network traffic in years to come,” said Greg Collins, founder and principal analyst, Exact Ventures.

Doug Suriano

“Diameter signaling controllers continue to be vital network elements, which help enable operators to secure their network borders and to efficiently and effectively route signaling traffic. As such, it is critical for CSPs to understand what’s driving traffic and where, enabling them to avoid signaling traffic issues than can cause network outages, thereby reducing customer satisfaction and increasing customer churn.”

“With consumer expectations at an all-time high, it’s more critical than ever that CSPs innovate and plan for continued Diameter signaling growth in order to stay relevant,” said Doug Suriano, senior vice president and general manager, Oracle Communications. “The cloud continues to offer one of the clearest avenues for CSPs to accelerate and achieve these goals.”

Oracle helps CSPs create a more scalable and reliable Diameter signaling infrastructure with Oracle Communications Diameter Signaling Router and Oracle Communications Policy Management.

LTE Diameter signaling traffic by region:

Latin America and the Caribbean continues to show accelerated growth in Diameter networks. The region will generate 52 million MPS by 2021, a CAGR of 34%. Brazil is the largest contributor of Diameter signaling, followed by Mexico.
The Middle East will reach 27.9 million MPS of Diameter signaling by 2021, a CAGR of 23%. Turkey and Iran are the largest generators […]

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Building cross-boundary collaborative solutions for next-gen IoT-enabled operations

By Zenobia Hedge

Over the past few decades, IIoT technologies have crept into virtually every aspect of industrial automation and operations. Seamless connectivity, technology-agnostic interoperability and data-uniformity have enabled operators to easily monitor, manage and leverage data from any number of proprietary assets and processes in ways that, before, were simply cost prohibitive.

During this time, we’ve also seen the influence of the IIoT extend beyond the factory floor to the cloud. The omnipresent IoT liberates inexhaustible quantities of real-time data and metrics that flow cloud-bound to feed insatiable analytics, predictive AI and enterprise data applications; a holy grail manifested in the form of absolute (almost clairvoyant) awareness, intelligence and knowledge… at least this was the plan, says Nitesh Arora, head of Marketing of Cloudleaf.

Pretty sensational stuff, so let’s come down to earth and talk facts:

All too often, these IoT solutions were designed, implemented and managed on the underlying principle of providing efficiency through automation. In the race to digitise, far less thought was given to the real value of the IoT and its ability to help enterprises future-proof their capital investments by providing the means (not the end) to solving real-world business challenges.

As a matter of course, many enterprises implemented technology simply for technology’s sake and after the novelty wore off, operators were left with yet one more system to learn, maintain and pay-off. Even under the best scenarios, operation managers found that their IoT footprint was anything but low-overhead; the majority of IoT solutions on the market require significant allocation of implementation, integration and training resources.

More importantly, these solutions added unnecessary operational complexity that forced enterprises to shift focus from their core-competencies, building collaborate partnerships, managing staff, enhancing customer user-experiences and maintaining government mandated safety standards.

Today, few industrial IoT solutions are engineered from the ground-up to solve business challenges and uncover opportunities in a sustainable value-added way, and if you ask operation managers what their top 4 pain-points are, they’ll likely say:

I don’t have a way to efficiently orchestrate our complex workflows of materials, tools and people,
I can’t track the location or condition of my assets, or prevent them from getting lost or stolen
I have no idea how to leverage our partner relationships and tie into their inventory systems
I don’t have a good way of keeping my operational costs in check

Fortunately a new-breed of IoT solutions has recently come on-line offering a collection of robust technologies that go the extra mile to provide simplicity and the sustainable industry-centric solutions operation managers are looking for. So before we get ahead of our skis, let’s take a look a 4 essential ingredients that go into successful IoT asset tracking and workflow optimisation solutions:

Robust and battle-tested tech

IoT solutions must be able to rely on technology that is robust, interoperable, cost-effective and offers high-availability functioning. By equipping assets with unobtrusive medium-range wireless transmitters (such as Bluetooth-low-energy), plant managers can quickly build smart networks of IoT-capable sensors, gateways and channel and real-time operational data into their cloud applications.

This provides managers with virtually unlimited control over large groups of […]

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Building cross-boundary collaborative solutions for next-gen IoT-enabled operations

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By Zenobia Hedge

Over the past few decades, IIoT technologies have crept into virtually every aspect of industrial automation and operations. Seamless connectivity, technology-agnostic interoperability and data-uniformity have enabled operators to easily monitor, manage and leverage data from any number of proprietary assets and processes in ways that, before, were simply cost prohibitive.

During this time, we’ve also seen the influence of the IIoT extend beyond the factory floor to the cloud. The omnipresent IoT liberates inexhaustible quantities of real-time data and metrics that flow cloud-bound to feed insatiable analytics, predictive AI and enterprise data applications; a holy grail manifested in the form of absolute (almost clairvoyant) awareness, intelligence and knowledge… at least this was the plan, says Nitesh Arora, head of Marketing of Cloudleaf.

Pretty sensational stuff, so let’s come down to earth and talk facts:

All too often, these IoT solutions were designed, implemented and managed on the underlying principle of providing efficiency through automation. In the race to digitise, far less thought was given to the real value of the IoT and its ability to help enterprises future-proof their capital investments by providing the means (not the end) to solving real-world business challenges.

As a matter of course, many enterprises implemented technology simply for technology’s sake and after the novelty wore off, operators were left with yet one more system to learn, maintain and pay-off. Even under the best scenarios, operation managers found that their IoT footprint was anything but low-overhead; the majority of IoT solutions on the market require significant allocation of implementation, integration and training resources.

More importantly, these solutions added unnecessary operational complexity that forced enterprises to shift focus from their core-competencies, building collaborate partnerships, managing staff, enhancing customer user-experiences and maintaining government mandated safety standards.

Today, few industrial IoT solutions are engineered from the ground-up to solve business challenges and uncover opportunities in a sustainable value-added way, and if you ask operation managers what their top 4 pain-points are, they’ll likely say:

I don’t have a way to efficiently orchestrate our complex workflows of materials, tools and people,
I can’t track the location or condition of my assets, or prevent them from getting lost or stolen
I have no idea how to leverage our partner relationships and tie into their inventory systems
I don’t have a good way of keeping my operational costs in check

Fortunately a new-breed of IoT solutions has recently come on-line offering a collection of robust technologies that go the extra mile to provide simplicity and the sustainable industry-centric solutions operation managers are looking for. So before we get ahead of our skis, let’s take a look a 4 essential ingredients that go into successful IoT asset tracking and workflow optimisation solutions:

Robust and battle-tested tech

IoT solutions must be able to rely on technology that is robust, interoperable, cost-effective and offers high-availability functioning. By equipping assets with unobtrusive medium-range wireless transmitters (such as Bluetooth-low-energy), plant managers can quickly build smart networks of IoT-capable sensors, gateways and channel and real-time operational data into their cloud applications.

This provides managers with virtually unlimited control over large groups of […]

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Silver Spring Networks completes IoT network canopy rollout for DEWA

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By Zenobia Hedge

At WETEX, Silver Spring Networks, Inc. announced the initial successful completion of the deployment of its multi-application IPv6 network canopy for Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA). DEWA’s network canopy extends across the Emirate of Dubai and is based on Silver Spring’s Gen5 technology, which offers high performance, reliability, security and scalability. Silver Spring Networks is now working with DEWA towards final acceptance, with the remaining head-end integration work expected to be completed before the end of the year.

Silver Spring Networks also announced that its Gen5 technology has been integrated into smart meter devices from Honeywell Elster, to connect the first DEWA electric customers to its IoT canopy as a part of the next phase of this modernisation project. DEWA’s infrastructure modernisation efforts support the Smart Dubai initiative, aimed at making Dubai the most innovative smart city in the world.

DEWA provides services for over 700,000 electricity and 600,000 water connections across its service territory, all of which it intends to connect to the network canopy through additional Silver Spring ecosystem partners and future phases of its multi-year modernisation program. These announcements detail the update described during Silver Spring Networks’ second quarter earnings conference call on August 8, 2017.

“DEWA is pleased with its progress for the second smart initiative, Smart Applications through smart meters and Grids, in alignment with the UAE Vision 2021 and the Dubai Plan 2021, which enables DEWA to build a wide and integrated smart grid covering generation, transmission and distribution systems.

We look forward to continuing our collaboration with Silver Spring Networks to bring the company’s proven Internet of Things technology to DEWA customers, first through smart electric services and beyond into other smart applications, which can help contribute to making Dubai the happiest and most innovative city in the world.” said HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA.

Burak Aydin

“We’re very pleased to achieve the delivery of the high-performance canopy network – a significant project milestone for DEWA – to help reliably deliver electricity, water and other new services across Dubai,” said Burak Aydin, general manager – EMEA, Silver Spring Networks. “We are committed to offering the newest innovation available through our standards-based technology, and look forward to helping bring smart grid benefits to DEWA customers in Dubai during the next phase of our deployment.”

As a longtime proponent of open standards, Silver Spring’s technology is based on Wi-SUN mesh technology (IEEE 802.15.4.g). Silver Spring’s standards-based networking platform will enable DEWA to support a wide range of device vendors across its network canopy.

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IoT Contract Hot List – September/October 2017

By IoT Now Magazine

It’s free to be included in The Contract Hot List, which shows the companies announcing major contract wins, acquisitions or deployments. Email your contract details to us now, marked “Hot List” at j.cowan@wkm-global.com

Vendor/Partners
Client, Country
Product / Service (Duration & Value)
Awarded

Actility
Enforta, Russia
Actility selected to begin collaboration to deploy LoRaWAN network to deliver IoT services across all of Russia
10.17

Avaya
Bosch, global
Extension of partnership to support company’s digital transformation across global operations including Avaya Private Cloud Services
10.17

Blackberry
Yangfeng Visteon, China
Blackberry NX platform selected for automotive digital instrument cluster project
10.17

Electric Imp
KiWi Power, UK
Electric Imp secure enterprise IoT platform selected by UK demand response aggregator to deliver next generation of low cost devices for electrical metering
10.17

Gemalto
Onköl, USA
Gemalto IoT connectivity to be utilised by OnKöl’s mHealth solution for monitoring patients
9.17

Globalstar
FindMy, Norway
Globalstar satellite connectivity chosen by animal tracking provider FindMy to help prevent trains colliding with reindeer as part of SaveMyReindeer service
10.17

Iridium
Hitachi Construction Machines, global
Expansion of existing agreement to use Iridium for delivering e-services across the planet for Hitachi’s construction machine management business
9.17

Loriot
Ceske Radiokomunikace, Czech Republic
Loriot chosen to provide network operating systems to enable national broadcaster and cloud operations provider
9.17

Orange Business Services
Topaz Energy and Marine, global
Agreement signed for Maritime Connect service that connects the fleet at sea and supports the corporate network
9.17

PTC
Bell and Howell, USA
PTC’s Thingworx selected to optimise service capabilities for all Bell and Howell OEM service providers
10.17

Renesas Electronics
Toyota, Japan
Renesas automotive semiconductors selected for Toyota autonomous vehicles that are currently under development
9.17

SAS
GE Transportation, USA
SAS chosen to provide real-time analysis of sensor data to keep GE locomotives safe and efficient
9.17

Semtech
Ofo, China
LoRa technology integrated to track bicycle locations and reduce operational costs for bike sharing company
10.17

Sequans
Spartan Camera, USA
Sequans’ Colibri LTE Cat 4 platform chosen to power Spartan GoCam LTE surveillance camera
9.17

Sierra Wireless
Nube, Mexico
Sierra device-to-cloud IoT offering and Microsoft Azure Cloud services selected by Nube to support IoT-enabled consumer gas delivery solution in Mexico
10.17

Sigfox
Alps Electric Europe, Ireland
Alps decides on Sigfox IoT strategy with mass production of Alps-Sigfox devices for asset tracking and preventative maintenance to start with project in Ireland
9.17

Silver Spring Networks
Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA)
Initial deployment of Silver Spring multi-application IPv6 network canopy across the Emirate of Dubai, based on Silver Spring’s Gen5 technology
10.17

Telit
Husqvarna, Sweden
Telit end-to-end IoT solutions deployed to enable real-time sensor data from robotic lawnmowers to provide insights into greenspace environmental conditions and park maintenance for cities
10.17

Telit
Vaio, global
Telit chosen to provide its LTE Cat 9 LN940 mobile datacard to enable secure, reliable, LTE-Advanced connectivity in Vaio’s S series of notebooks
9.17

TomTom
Michelin, global
TomTom selected to power new mobile application for truckers from tyre maker
10.17

Velodyne LiDAR
Mercedes-Benz Research & Development, Germany
3D, real-time perception systems provider selected as critical sensor supplier for further development of automated and driverless vehicles
9.17

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