Sprint taps Telstra to extend IoT platform to Australia

IoT Hub | January 17, 2020

US telecommunications provider Sprint is using Telstra’s network to bring its Curiosity IoT platform to Australia.The arrangement goes “beyond roaming”, according to Sprint. Telstra is providing local breakout in Australia to improve roundtrip time and application performance. Curiosity IoT customers will also benefit from access to local profiles."Our local profiles will provide Curiosity IoT customers with a local point-of-presence in Australia which will be very helpful as a service differentiator, especially for latency sensitive applications,” explained the head of Global IoT solutions for Telstra, Gerhard Loots.

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The Internet of Things (IoT) promises to do nothing short of revolutionize the way the world does business. The ability to sense and control the physical world through sensor-enabled devices can unlock massive, previously unseen opportunities to expand revenue, optimize operations and delight customers and users. By integrating normally hidden bits of information with business systems, organizations can gain valuable insights that fuel growth and drive intelligent, automated action that transforms businesses (and lives). That’s why, according to research, 76% of businesses plan to use the IoT for internal process optimization and 74% will use it externally to run a connected product or service. It all sounds great in theory, but what about in real life? How can your company turn ideas into vision and tangible reality that helps your business get the most value from the IoT? Doing so today requires understanding how to leverage a seemingly overwhelming set of IoT implementation options across an ever-expanding ecosystem of companies.


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ENTERPRISE IOT

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OriginGPS | June 21, 2022

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INDUSTRIAL IOT

FPT Software Partners with Udacity to Enhance World-class Digital Transformation Capabilities

FPT Software | May 23, 2022

Southeast Asia’s leading IT firm, FPT Software has officially signed a contract with Udacity, one of the most prominent online education platforms in technology. The contract aims to enhance FPT Software’s Upskilling program, providing its employees with fully sponsored Nanodegree - the extensive training and mentoring program by Udacity. Upskilling is part of a long-term strategy of FPT Software to invest in building high-quality IT engineers workforce, strengthening its world-class Digital Transformation capabilities. The 3-year contract opens up to 9,000 learning opportunities for promising IT engineers who play significant roles in the company’s digital transformation projects, focusing on Data Science, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML), Internet of Things (IoT), Cloud, Blockchain and Security. The two parties looked into developing specialized training content for FPT Software employees along with the company's exclusive certifications. Both parties also discussed bringing Nanodegree to IT fresher and students, exploring new opportunities to enhance FPT Software’s technology capabilities as it expands on a global scale. Speaking on the launch, Marc Jones, Regional Vice President of Udacity, said: “FPT Software is one of our first partners in Vietnam and a great example of large scale global companies putting people first. We are excited and look forward to creating a great impact with FPT Software, both in terms of business and giving back to society.” Nguyen Khai Hoan - Chief Finance Officer of FPT Software assessed that the partnership represented the tremendous intangible values which both parties brought to the table. These values go beyond borders as FPT Software continues to grow across regions, investing in its talented people and advanced technological capabilities. Each course will give access to extensive knowledge provided by top experts at tech giants such as Google, Microsoft, Amazon, etc., collaborating with Udacity. With insights coming from the heart of Silicon Valley, in-depth tech updates and extensive mentoring activities, Udacity’s Nanodegree is widely considered one of the most valuable online training platforms. FPT Software is known for its long-standing support for its staff’s personal development through various promoting activities. Recent reports also show that data-related positions are growing prominent in the global IT labor market. The firm has invested early on to enhance its data experts’ skills and experience to provide advisory services and tech solutions to clients. The agreement with Udacity is the latest large investment to improve its staff's comprehensive skills. About FPT Software FPT Software is a global technology and IT services provider headquartered in Vietnam, with USD 632.5 million in revenue and 22,500 employees in 26 countries. As a pioneer in digital transformation, the company delivers world-class services in Smart factory, Digital platforms, RPA, AI, IoT, Cloud, AR/VR, BPO, and more. It has served 700+ customers worldwide, a hundred of which are Fortune Global 500 companies in the industries of Automotive, Banking and Finance, Logistics & Transportation, Utilities, and more.

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INFRASTRUCTURE

Faraday Launches Soteria! Security IP Subsystem for IoT ASIC

Faraday | June 01, 2022

Faraday Technology Corporation leading ASIC design service and IP provider, today introduced its new security subsystem named Soteria!™. The Soteria! solution provides a RoT (Root of Trust) mechanism for custom SoC designs, enabling hardware-level security to a range of IoT applications. Faraday’s Soteria! subsystem contains an immutable boot ROM, an embedded processor, security hardware engines (AES, HMAC, RSA, TRNG, CRC, SYSC), and customized modules to enable secure boot authentication, cryptographic algorithms, device authentication, secure communication, and security monitoring functions. By adopting Faraday’s one-stop-shop security solution, including security IP integration and system software solution, customers can ease the secure SoC development process. “As threats to IoT devices evolve, security has been a critical aspect of the development of IoT chips, Faraday’s Soteria! security subsystem solution has been implemented in our SoCreative!VI™ A600 SoC development platform, AIoT and IIoT ASIC projects; with the essential system-level based solution, we can support our ASIC and FPGA-to-ASIC customers to achieve highest levels of security for connected devices.” Flash Lin, chief operating officer of Faraday About Faraday Technology Corporation Faraday Technology Corporation (TWSE: 3035) is a leading ASIC design service and IP provider, certificated to ISO 9001 and ISO 26262. The broad silicon IP portfolio includes I/O, Cell Library, Memory Compiler, ARM-compliant CPUs, LPDDR4/4X, DDR4/3, MIPI D-PHY, V-by-One, USB 3.1/2.0, 10/100 Ethernet, Giga Ethernet, SATA3/2, PCIe Gen4/3, and 28G programmable SerDes, etc. Headquartered in Taiwan, Faraday has service and support offices around the world, including the U.S., Japan, and China.

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INDUSTRIAL IOT

New Consumption-Based IoT Pricing Model from Blues Wireless Replaces Competitor Subscription Models

Blues Wireless | June 06, 2022

Blues Wireless, the emerging leader in defining the full-stack IoT edge-to-cloud market, today announced a pricing update that disrupts the industry-standard subscription-based model. The update drastically simplifies how customers pay for and consume data-routing services through Blues Wireless hardware and software. Blues Wireless is the only IoT company that offers a tiny 30mm x 35mm low-power design, secure System-on-Module (the Notecard) that includes 500 MB of prepaid cellular connectivity. In addition to its small form factor, low-power design, robust security, and baked-in cellular connectivity, Notecards also contain an on-system database, file management, and machine learning capabilities. With the purchase of a Blues Notecard, customers get free, unlimited access to the Blues Notehub, a cloud-based software as a service (SaaS) that allows customers to create projects and activate, configure, and manage their IoT devices from prototype to production at scale. Blues now provides customers the ability purchase Consumption Credits to use towards Notehub services, such as routing events to their preferred cloud solutions like AWS, Microsoft Azure, or Google Cloud. Customers control what they buy, how they use it, and what they use it for. Volume discounts are baked in. Full transparency - no subscriptions, obligations, or annoying fees. "Our core objective is to eliminate the complexity involved in connecting IoT devices to the cloud, The Notecard has fundamentally changed the game, eliminating complexity in part through embedded cellular. Today, we're changing the game again with Notehub, eliminating complexity by embedding PaaS. From device to cloud: no subscription required." Ray Ozzie, founder & CEO of Blues Wireless The following changes went into effect: No monthly project subscription fees. Each Notehub account now features a Billing Account, moving from project-based billing to account-based consumption, allowing all projects to consume services from the same account. Unlimited projects and users within Notehub. No monthly in arrears fees for routing events and APIs. Consumption Credit model that allows for improved consumption of current and future services made available in Notehub. Consumption Credit model: 5,000 Consumption Credits are included with each newly purchased and activated Notecard at no additional cost. Consumption Credits are consumed from the Notehub Billing Account as Notehub services, such as data routing, are utilized. Each Notehub Billing Account is refreshed to 5,000 Consumption Credits at the beginning of each month if it's running low, at no additional cost. Additional Consumption Credits may be purchased from Notehub and discounts are available, up to 80% based on volume purchased. "Enterprises and individuals are tired of the fee-based, multi-year subscription model. People want simplicity, affordability, control, and transparency," said Jim Hassman, President & CRO of Blues Wireless. "Every single company and person we have shown this pricing model to has confirmed that this is the future of IoT." In addition to simplifying the pricing model, Blues is also simplifying its pricing plans. Going forward, there will only be two plan options: Standard or Enterprise. Standard Plan: Cellular connectivity and 5,000 consumption credits are included with each Notecard, and billing accounts will refresh to 5,000 consumption credits monthly if running low. Effectively a freemium offering, customers on the standard plan who are prototyping and testing new IoT concepts will likely have no need to purchase anything from Blues. Customers who need more Consumption Credits for their projects can purchase them at any time and take advantage of connectivity and Consumption Credit assurance in Notehub to ensure they never run out. Enterprise Plan: Customers with large fleets and special requirements will be able to take full advantage of the features of the Standard Plan and be eligible for á la cart features of the Enterprise Plan around hosting, support, and services.

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The Internet of Things (IoT) promises to do nothing short of revolutionize the way the world does business. The ability to sense and control the physical world through sensor-enabled devices can unlock massive, previously unseen opportunities to expand revenue, optimize operations and delight customers and users. By integrating normally hidden bits of information with business systems, organizations can gain valuable insights that fuel growth and drive intelligent, automated action that transforms businesses (and lives). That’s why, according to research, 76% of businesses plan to use the IoT for internal process optimization and 74% will use it externally to run a connected product or service. It all sounds great in theory, but what about in real life? How can your company turn ideas into vision and tangible reality that helps your business get the most value from the IoT? Doing so today requires understanding how to leverage a seemingly overwhelming set of IoT implementation options across an ever-expanding ecosystem of companies.

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