Skylo Technologies | September 25, 2023
emnify, a leader in cloud-native IoT connectivity solutions, and Skylo, a global software-defined non-terrestrial network (NTN) operator, have unveiled an industry-first convergence of satellite and cellular IoT connectivity from a single emnify SIM. This collaboration, in partnership with module manufacturer Murata, expands the IoT connectivity landscape to include space, reducing operational costs and complexities.
This innovative IoT connectivity solution is aimed at global IoT deployments, including remote and previously inaccessible areas. This collaboration addresses the growing demand for global, reliable, and cost-effective IoT connectivity solutions that can operate in remote regions and improve the monitoring and tracking of assets.
Vice President Corporate Technology and Innovation at Murata, Mehul Udani, said,
It’s critical that IoT customers have reliable, cost-effective, integrated hardware solutions to take advantage of innovations in IoT connectivity. Murata’s cellular and NTN radio modules, together provide a breakthrough in offering converged connectivity around the globe.
[Source: Business Wire]
emnify and Skylo have introduced converged satellite and cellular IoT connectivity from a single SIM. The solution reduces operational costs and complexities, expanding IoT's reach to various use cases. Partnerships with Murata and the integration of NTN satellite services offer reliable and global IoT connectivity.
Emnify and Skylo are leveraging the SuperNetwork with Skylo’s NTN satellite connectivity to enable transformative IoT use cases. These include remote monitoring systems, which allow reliable monitoring of resources in remote areas, and asset tracking, which provides continuous data for equipment location and telemetry. This innovative solution merges satellite and cellular connectivity, extending tracking capabilities to previously unreachable locations. Emnify and Skylo are offering an evaluation program for customers to test the SuperNetwork's capabilities, and they will host a roundtable at Mobile World Congress to discuss the potential of this converged IoT connectivity.
Frank Stoecker, CEO and founder of emnify, stated that their collaboration with Skylo underscores their commitment to expanding the SuperNetwork and creating new opportunities and open new markets for IoT businesses everywhere. The addition of satellite connectivity exemplifies the power of the SuperNetwork to go beyond the traditional networks and provide dedicated connectivity with worldwide reach.
About Skylo Technologies
Skylo Technologies is an NTN service provider facilitating direct connectivity for smartphones and IoT cellular devices through satellite infrastructure. The management and service for these satellite-connected devices are administered through Skylo's commercial NTN vRAN, featuring a cloud-native base station and core adhering to 3GPP standards. Skylo's primary focus revolves around enabling connected services for individuals in outdoor settings and connected workflows for machinery in various industries, including agriculture, maritime, logistics, mining, and more.
Infrastructure, Industrial IoT
Staff Writer | September 07, 2023
Tuya Smart, an IoT service provider leader, and Amazon Web Services have collaborated to establish an IoT Collaborative Security Lab. This announcement at the re:Inforce China conference aims to enhance security, compliance capabilities, and technological innovation in the IoT industry, focusing on Matter PKI, DevSecOps, privacy computing, and international data compliance. It has prioritized security and compliance in IoT, actively engaging in IoT security initiatives and standards development.
Chief Information Security Officer, Joy Liu at Tuya Smart said,
Since the first day of its establishment, Tuya has regarded security and compliance as the core of our strategy and has always persisted in long-term construction and investment in security.
[Source: Tuya Smart]
Tuya Smart and AWS have been cooperating for nearly ten years, added Joy Liu. This has resulted in a deep integration of their cloud security products and a strengthening commitment to IoT security. In product design, Tuya systematically breaks down security requirements into actionable steps, ensuring security measures are integrated throughout the development process. This includes continuous monitoring, Zero Trust Provisioning over-the-air enhancements, user-focused privacy solutions, and vulnerability mitigation to enhance product security and dependability.
The Tuya IoT Development Platform has registered over 846,000 developers from over 200 countries and regions as of 30 June 2023.
In the ‘2022 Global IoT Security White Paper’ published jointlyby theioXt Alliance (Internet of Secure Things Alliance) andResearch Center for Cyber Governance (RCGCG) in 2022, Tuya Smart was recognized as one of the businesses with the most effective security practices. With the increasing application scenarios and the number of devices in the IoT, security concerns have become increasingly complicated. The 'Collaborative Security Lab,' a joint venture between AWS and Tuya Smart, strengthens both parties for IoT domain cooperation and exploration. This collaborative effort aims to provide industry-wide solutions.
About Tuya Smart
Tuya Smart is a technology company at the forefront of IoT connectivity solutions. Its cloud platform facilitates seamless device interconnectivity, setting interoperability standards for smart devices across industries. The company empowers partners and customers to enhance product value and consumer convenience. Its expanding Software as a Service (SaaS) offerings prioritize data security. Tuya’s transparent and open information security strategy increases partner and expert participation, thereby consolidating industry standards.
floLIVE | September 11, 2023
floLIVE, the global creator of the largest hyperlocal global cellular network and a provider of global connectivity and network solutions for IoT has announced a collaborative effort with Qualcomm Technologies, a leading provider of advanced wireless technologies. This partnership aims to enhance connectivity globally on the innovative Qualcomm Aware Platform.
The collaboration between floLIVE and Qualcomm Technologies has global implications as it seeks to address the IoT connectivity challenges faced by enterprises worldwide, benefiting diverse industries. The integration of floLIVE's expertise into the Qualcomm Aware Platform underscores their commitment to providing innovative global connectivity solutions.
floLIVE's contribution to the Qualcomm Aware ecosystem brings unique hyperlocal global cellular network capabilities to the table. This network, tailored for OEMs and global enterprises, complements Qualcomm Aware's suite of technologies and intelligence. Together, they offer nearly seamless local connectivity woldwide, redefining how IoT devices connect and communicate globally.
Qualcomm Aware targets issues related to ecosystem fragmentation and system design complexity, offering differentiated services for managing assets that require precise and timely decision-making. One of the significant challenges enterprises encounter is the time and cost associated with establishing reliable connectivity. floLIVE's solution addresses these concerns by enhancing connectivity reliability, enabling devices to access a global network operator database, and overcoming roaming restrictions.
President, Americas at floLIVE, Curtis Govan, stated,
Qualcomm Technologies' integration of floLIVE into the Qualcomm Aware Platform to help enhance global connectivity is a testament to our dedication to delivering innovative and impactful global connectivity solutions.
[Source: Cision PR newswire]
Curtis further said that they are excited to collaborate with Qualcomm Technologies to bring their hyperlocal cellular network expertise to Qualcomm Aware, empowering businesses to harness the full potential of IoT. Mohammed Ansari, Senior Director of Business Development at Qualcomm Technologies, expressed enthusiasm about the inclusion of floLIVE into the Qualcomm Aware ecosystem as a collaboration partner. He noted that a significant feature of Qualcomm Aware is its capacity to incorporate and enhance global IoT device connectivity intelligently, with a strong emphasis on security. Additionally, he highlighted the system's ability to intelligently oversee the connection from the device to the cloud, tailored to meet customers' requirements across various industries.
Qualcomm Technologies is set to revolutionize the IoT landscape with its Qualcomm Aware platform, designed to unify and optimize developer tools, hardware, software, positioning capabilities at the chipset level, and global connectivity. This initiative will add digital intelligence, visibility, and control to enterprises while simplifying the complexities and challenges of IoT deployment.
floLIVE operates the world's premier hyperlocal global cellular data network, strategically positioned with local points of presence (POPs) across numerous international locations. One can easily monitor their devices, access real-time network data and events, remotely switch operators, and proactively address potential issues, ensuring uninterrupted device performance. Its network provides direct access, allowing it to manage connectivity, while its global connectivity library is unparalleled in its scope, offering centrally managed, localized connectivity solutions for any device, anywhere. This global reach empowers businesses to operate without geographical constraints, while its localized approach ensures minimal latency, exceptional performance, and full compliance with privacy regulations, data laws, and roaming restrictions.
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.
[Source: Cision PR Newswire]
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.