KORE | September 13, 2023
On Sep 12, 2023, KORE, a global leader in Internet of Things Solutions and a pioneering IoT hyperscaler, was honored with the 2023 IoT Evolution LPWAN Excellence Award for its LoRaWAN solution, KORA. This award recognizes KORE's exceptional innovation and creativity in utilizing LPWAN (Low Power Wide Area Network) technology to address complex challenges across various industries.
KORE's President and CEO, Romil Bahl, remarked,
The uniqueness of KORA lies in its ability to manage multiple public and private LoRaWAN networks via a single interface, giving customers full control and visibility over deployments and sensor data.
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He stated that they have integrated with the leading public cloud providers, which enables the customers to select the way they want to integrate field data with enterprise applications.
KORA, a Software-as-a-Service based Service Delivery Platform (SDP), offers seamless deployment, management, and connectivity for LoRaWAN devices via a cost-effective LPWA network. It ensures the longevity of IoT devices while providing robust connectivity solutions. Its capabilities support the expansion of ‘Massive IoT,’ which leverages LPWA networks like LoRaWAN to create a connected ecosystem of accessible data, thereby enhancing operational efficiency across industries. This transformative power extends from applications in smart farming, including livestock and soil monitoring, to optimizing city services, ultimately reshaping various sectors.
Rich Tehrani, CEO of TMC, expressed his pleasure in recognizing KORA as an innovative solution that has earned KORE the 2023 IoT Evolution LPWAN Excellence Award.
The IoT Evolution LPWAN Excellence Award recognizes outstanding products and solutions that leverage LPWAN technology. KORE's innovative work and contributions to the rapidly evolving IoT industry have earned this prestigious recognition. The company’s recognition with this award underscores its commitment to advancing IoT solutions and driving innovation within the industry. KORA's capabilities have the potential to significantly impact various sectors by enabling efficient and cost-effective IoT deployments.
KORE is a pioneering force and a prominent leader, serving as a reliable consultant for mission-critical IoT solutions and services. Its mission revolves around equipping organizations, regardless of their size, to enhance operational efficiency and achieve improved business outcomes by simplifying the intricacies of the Internet of Things. KORE's extensive expertise in IoT, coupled with its global reach, purpose-built solutions, and agile deployment capabilities, drive significant and swift impacts on the operational success of its clientele.
SecurityGen | October 12, 2023
Cybersecurity provider SecurityGen is expanding its operations in the Middle East to support the region's accelerated growth of 5G and digital transformation initiatives. With the rapid growth of 5G and initiatives like Saudi Vision 2030, there is a significant need for secure high-speed broadband networks in the Middle East. Cities in the region are utilizing 5G for IoT-based applications like 'Smart City' initiatives, and operators need to ensure network security to capitalize on these opportunities.
5G is expanding quicker than any other mobile generation in history. However, this increases the risk of cyberattacks against operators and their consumers. By 2025, there will be approximately 50 million 5G connections in the MENA region, with approximately 20 million in the GCC Arab States. By 2025, the GCC Arab States will be marginally ahead of the global average in terms of 5G adoption, with 16 percent (5G as a percentage of total mobile connections) versus 15 percent globally.
Amit Nath, Co-founder and CEO at SecurityGen, stated,
The Middle East represents potential for significant growth in 5G over the next few years. As the region expands culturally and economically via digital transformation projects along with ambitious initiatives like Saudi Arabia's Saudi Vision 2030, the spotlight is on the telecom operators and how they deliver secure high-speed broadband to communities in the areas beyond the reach of wireline networks.
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SecurityGen will bolster its presence in the Middle East by enhancing its delivery capabilities and senior leadership. This expansion aims to cater to the growing adoption of 5G and IoT-based projects in the region, helping telecom operators secure their networks from cyber threats. SecurityGen's new Managing Director for the Middle East & Africa, Imad Ayad, with over 20 years of experience in telecom and tech, will drive growth and strengthen partnerships with operators and enterprises in the region.
Nath added that their appointment of Imad Ayad as the new Managing Director for Middle East & Africa at SecurityGen aimed to facilitate further growth throughout the region. Ayad possesses more than two decades of experience in leading roles within the telecommunications and technology sectors, including significant positions at Nokia, Alfa Telecommunications, Enghouse Networks, and Tranglo. Nath also emphasized that Ayad's specialized background in Value-Added Services (VAS) and SMS security, combined with SecurityGen's extensive expertise and established security solutions, positioned them as an ideal partner for operators expanding their 5G operations in the region, with a primary focus on cybersecurity.
SecurityGen, established in 2022, is a worldwide entity with a dedicated focus on telecommunications security. Their mission revolves around establishing a strong security framework to facilitate secure telecom digital transformations and guarantee the safety and resilience of network operations. The organization's comprehensive range of products and services is strategically designed to offer an all-encompassing defense against both established and cutting-edge telecom security threats.
Atmosic Technologies | October 13, 2023
GlobalScale, a leading IoT solutions provider, has collaborated with Atmosic Technologies to introduce a new Bluetooth 5.3 module with integrated energy harvesting capabilities, enabling IoT developers to create battery-free applications. This collaboration between GlobalScale and Atmosic Technologies offers IoT developers new energy-efficient options for creating wireless IoT devices.
The new module, GTI-ATM3330e, is based on Atmosic's ATM3330e SoC and supports energy harvesting from photovoltaic (light), motion, thermal, and radio frequency sources. It incorporates a power management unit that prioritizes harvested energy, extending the life of standard batteries or enabling battery-free operation with capacitor storage.
Director of Product Marketing at Atmosic Technologies, Dylan Ko, stated,
With the introduction of fully certified modules based on the ATM33 series SoC, sustainability is a viable and real option for IoT developers of all applications and project volumes. Partners such as GlobalScale bring fantastic value-add and time-to-market through their custom design service capabilities, which in turn help reduce the ever-increasing toxic side effects of battery use in the IoT.
[Source: Business Wire]
Key features of the ATM3330e module include Bluetooth Low-Energy 5.3 compliance, a powerful Arm Cortex-M33F MCU, support for various energy harvesting methods, and extensive peripheral support for IoT applications. This collaboration aims to provide IoT developers with sustainable and energy-efficient solutions, reducing the environmental impact of battery usage and offering new possibilities for IoT applications.
Atmosic Technologies stands as an inventive semiconductor firm specializing in the creation of ultra-low power wireless and energy harvesting solutions. Its primary objective is to significantly diminish the reliance of devices on batteries, ultimately striving to achieve the lengthiest battery life for interconnected devices. By harnessing their products, Atmosic Technologies paves the way for the development of an IoT device ecosystem, empowering designers and manufacturers to notably curtail the costs and efforts linked to maintaining the expanding IoT infrastructure across various domains.
The Linux Foundation | September 20, 2023
On September 9, 2023, LF Edge, an organization under The Linux Foundation dedicated to fostering open, interoperable edge computing solutions, announced the upcoming launch of the LF Edge Sandbox. This self-service platform, provided by ZEDEDA, allows for the deployment of LF Edge projects and solutions to edge devices.
The LF Edge Sandbox acts as a centralized system, enabling individuals to swiftly engage with LF Edge projects for creating proofs of concept (POCs), demonstrations, and end-user experiences. The service operates as a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solution and is offered by ZEDEDA, an LF Edge member organization. It grants remote management and orchestration capabilities for edge hardware running LF Edge project applications, utilizing the LF Edge Project EVE's open Linux-based operating system, EVE-OS, to facilitate secure device management and application orchestration at scale.
It is set to become available in the coming weeks, providing developers with a platform for testing open-source projects and experimenting with their own solutions.
Users with a Linux Foundation ID will be able to create a free LF Edge Sandbox account, select LF Edge project applications for deployment from a pre-configured list, and even test private applications for real-world use cases. The deployment process is designed to be quick and straightforward, with applications ready for testing within minutes.
With the Sandbox, developers can easily deploy LF Edge project applications, making it simpler for them to explore and test various projects. It aims to encourage the development of edge computing solutions by simplifying project deployment, allowing developers to focus on building valuable solutions.
GM, Networking, Edge and IoT at the Linux Foundation, Arpit Joshipura, remarked,
The development of the LF Edge Sandbox speaks to the community's robust array of in-demand edge computing solutions. This new service will make it even easier for people and organizations to trial various LF Edge project solutions and blueprints across formats, ultimately enabling faster deployment. Congratulations to the community for achieving this milestone, and thank you ZEDEDA for the resources.
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Joe Pearson, chair of the LF Edge Technical Advisory Council (TAC) and Open Source Strategy at IBM Software, Networking, and Edge Computing, stated that the abundance of intriguing LF Edge projects, with more on the horizon, has made it a challenging task for an individual or even a small team to acquire sufficient knowledge to install and experiment with all these solutions. He pointed out that Project EVE's platform, as executed and supported by ZEDEDA, offers a simplified approach for deploying any of these projects across various architectures and in the most suitable format, whether it be a bare install, virtual machine, or container. Joe also highlighted that this Sandbox would enable interested parties to become productive within minutes rather than spending days or weeks on the same task.
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