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Du transforms IoT & Cloud services with Ericsson

New partnership accelerates digitalization in the region, enabling rapid deployment of innovative services in the Internet of Things (IoT) Ericsson Enterprise and Cloud Billing solution empowers du to monetize services toward government entities, small and medium enterprises, large corporations and industry Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) and du, a telecommunications operator based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, have partnered to accelerate digitalization in the region by deploying innovative solutions that enable faster introduction of new Internet of Things (IoT) services. The partnership will enable du to offer flexible pricing and billing solutions for IoT and cloud platforms toward enterprise customers. Ericsson’s Enterprise and Cloud Billing solution will also allow du to offer Billing as a Service for government entities and several industry verticals such as utilities, retail and transport. Farid Faraidooni, Chief Operations Officer, du, says: “Our partnership with Ericsson will enable us to further empower our stakeholders in the digital transformation era by making it easier for them to rapidly take their offerings to market. Ericsson’s unique solutions provide the flexibility we require, with little customization efforts needed to integrate into our existing technology. We will continue to offer our customers the latest innovative technologies and this solution reduces our time to market when creating new business models and services for our customers.” Rafiah Ibrahim, Head of Market Area Middle East & Africa, says: “Our latest Mobility Report forecasts 29...

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Ericsson, PS Solutions & CKD dig into agricultural IoT

PS Solutions expands their “e-kakashi” agricultural IoT platform Project the latest example of how Ericsson and PS Solutions are developing IoT possibilities in Japan New “e-kakashi” platform premieres at AGRI WORLD 2017 in Tokyo, from October 11 to 13 Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC), PS Solutions Corp., affiliated with SoftBank Group Corp., and CKD Corporation, a supplier of actuation products, are collaborating on an update to “e-kakashi”, a platform which applies artificial intelligence (AI) and internet of things (IoT) technologies into agricultural processes. First introduced by PS Solutions in 2015, the second-generation “e-kakashi” platform will launch in March 2018. Mikael Eriksson, Head of Ericsson Japan, says: “True collaboration is the only way to bring real automated IoT uses cases to life. The combination of PS Solutions’ experience, applications and insight in the industry, along with the advanced features provided by Ericsson IoT, will create positive change for agriculture.” An IoT scarecrow with an AI brain The Japanese word kakashi translates to scarecrow, but PS Solutions’ “e-kakashi” does much more than frighten off pests. With a powerful combination of AI, IoT and cloud technology, “e-kakashi” is designed to maintain an ideal environment for almost any crop to grow in. Japanese manufacturer CKD Corporation, a pioneer in actuation, provides the electro/pneumatic devices that allow the IoT machinery to be controlled remotely. Easy onboarding of agricultural IoT machinery The “e-kakashi” platform can easily integrate...

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Nokia and Zain Saudi Arabia successfully trial country-first NB-IoT technology in live network for smart cities

Trial underlines Nokia’s leadership in enabling the Internet of Things (IoT) and creating a programmable world, and represents another step by Zain toward realization of smart cities Zain aims to deploy NB-IoT in major cities and rural areas by end of 2017   03 October 2017   Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia – Nokia and Zain Saudi Arabia have taken a significant step towards the creation of an IoT ecosystem in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia with the successful trial of NB-IoT (Narrowband Internet of Things) technology at a live site in Mina area of Makkah Province.   In the trial – which used smart metering as a potential use case – NB-IoT was applied to communicate temperature, humidity and air pressure from a remote location via a Nokia LTE base station at 900 MHz, demonstrating the role NB-IoT could play in applications such as smart metering for electricity departments, smart parking and smart waste management. The trial follows the MoU signed by Nokia and Zain Saudi Arabia to collaborate on 5G and IoT development.   NB-IoT is a 3GPP Release 13 radio access technology designed to enable connectivity to IoT devices. The technology works in almost any environment, with its strong coverage capability connecting devices in hard-to-reach locations and its use of existing mobile networks allowing for the transfer of small data packets securely and reliably. In addition, with NB-IoT’s...

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Vodafone published today its fifth annual IoT Barometer Report  – the leading global survey of business sentiment regarding investment and innovation in the Internet of Things.   The Barometer report found that: The percentage of companies with more than 50,000 connected devices active has doubled in the last 12 months 84% of IoT adopters say that their use of IoT has grown in the last year 51% of IoT adopters say that the technology is increasing revenues or opening up new revenue streams 66% of all companies agree that digital transformation is impossible without IoT   Businesses in the Americas have led the way in embracing large scale IoT projects, where 19% of companies using IoT have more than 10,000 connected devices, compared to 13% in Europe and 7% in Asia Pacific. The large scale users also report some of the biggest business gains with 67% of them highlighting significant returns from the use of IoT.  Energy and utility companies are at the forefront of the largest IoT projects worldwide, with applications such as smart meters and pipeline monitoring.   The range of benefits that users are getting from IoT is also widening as adoption increases – greater business insights, reduced costs and improved employee productivity top the list globally.  In Asia Pacific 53 % of respondents cited increased market competiveness as the top benefit compared to 35% in...

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