In a strategic move, Finnish mobile phone manufacturer Nokia and India's largest telecom service provider Bharti Airtel on Wednesday announced to create a strategic roadmap for network evolution to the 5G-technology standard and Internet of Things (IoT)-enabled devices. Nokia and Airtel will build on 4G in terms of power, operations and cost effectiveness with the highest level of quality and reliability.
To offer customers a real-time experience of initiatives around "Digital Operations", US-based management and technology consulting firm Hitachi Consulting on Tuesday launched its futuristic Internet of Things (IoT) experience centre at Pune. Called MIRAI which means "future" in Japanese, the centre will demonstrate the connected factory and predictive maintenance capabilities of Hitachi consulting and displays its IoT capabilities.
Digital security giant Gemalto on Monday launched two new solutions that provide fast speed, performance and security while encrypting data on Cloud, enterprise applications and high-speed corporate networks. The new solutions are "SafeNet Luna HSM 7" and "SafeNet High Speed Encryptors".
In a bid to enrich the experience of tourists visiting the historic places of Bharatpur, its district administration has launched a mobile application that acts as a one-stop solution for tourism needs. The app named LeZgo provides updated and authentic information on the tourist places. Nearly 30 places of Bharatpur including the famous Keoladeo National Park have been covered under it. Pictures, audio and video streams, cultural stories and historical backgrounds are among other contents provided by the application, introduced by Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje during her Bharatpur visit yesterday.
US tech giant Microsoft has teamed up with traffic, navigation and mapping products company TomTom to bring enterprise-grade location-based services to Microsoft s Azure Cloud platform. TomTom plans to integrate its services into Azure to make it even easier and more flexible for developers to build and manage enterprise, mobile, web and internet of things (IoT) applications that are location aware.
Anil Ambani promoted Reliance Group today announced a strategic partnership with Cisco Jasper for the launch of its new venture 'UNLIMIT to provide Internet of Things (IoT) services to enterprise customers across India. The outlook for IoT services in India is virtually UNLIMITed, with the number of connected devices projected to rise from 200 million today to around 3 billion by 2020, and revenues set to increase from USD 5.6 billion today to USD 15 billion in 2020," Amitabh Jhunjhunwala, Group Managing Director, Reliance Group said.
India's Tata Communications is looking to set up two new centers in Malaysia and the Middle East for cloud data centers infrastructure, responding to strong demand for internetworking. Tata Communications has also formed a partnership with Skylab, a Singapore-based technology solutions provider, to help more enterprises adopt the Internet of Things (IoT). Skylab has chosen Tata Communications as its cloud partner to ensure high levels of flexibility and reliability for customers through Tata Communications' IZO Cloud Enablement Platform and leading global network and partnerships, said the two companies in a joint statement.
According to R Chandrasekhar, President of apex IT body Nasscom, the industrial applications of Internet of Things (IoT), primarily in manufacturing, automotive and transportation and logistics, are expected to drive IoT revenues by 2020 in India. Chandrasekhar was speaking on the sidelines of the eighth edition of "Nasscom Design and Engineering Summit" in collaboration with Deloitte. The Indian Internet of Things market is expected to grow to $15 billion with 2.7 billion units by 2020 from the current $5.6 billion and 200 million connected units, a report said.
Even though India is still at an early adoption stage when it comes to connected devices, a survey has revealed that home automation is set to drive the growth for Internet of Things (IoT) in India. Reos, the consumer software and hardware brand of Cube26, a technology innovation startup, conducted a survey wherein nearly 22.5 percent of the consumers surveyed were familiar with the concept of IoT, with maximum awareness seen in the 36-55 age group. The survey s result showed that there is immense opportunity for increased adoption.
The South Korean government on Friday said it is gearing up to showcase a set of cutting-edge information, communication and technology (ICT) systems to support the successful hosting of the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics. Automatic translation services, based on artificial intelligence, will be offered in seven languages, including English, Chinese and French, in real time for athletes and visitors to the event to be held in the Gangwon Province town, according to the Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning, reports Xinhua.
UK-based chip designer ARM has acquired Netherlands-based security software firm Offspark to further credibility of its newly designed mbed OS for developing more secured Internet of Things products.
Oort wants to be the internet of all things to all people and the project is so ambitious that it might just succeed. Its goal is to give consumers control over all of their appliances and devices via their iPhone or Android handset, even if the appliance in question wasn't 'smart' to begin with.