Five global IoT trends

Author: Ricardo Tavares
Published: 2018-09-06

In interviews with several Internet of Things executives worldwide we identified five main trends in IoT: Technology is right Enabling policies are lacking Regulations are getting simpler Verticals’ take-up speeds are moving slowly but show progress Startups are flourishing and sales forces specific to IoT are being deployed Technologies Standards are agreed—via standard bodies or de facto standards—giving operators more …

Jasper Technologies wins the first GSMA Global Mobile Award for IoT

Author: Ricardo Tavares
Published: 2015-03-03

Cloud-based platform provider for managing devices connected to the Internet of Things, Jasper Technologies Inc, has won the 2015 Global Mobile Award competition for ‘Best Innovation for the Internet of Things.’ Known since its founding in California in 2004 until last year as Jasper Wireless Inc, the name change was to more accurately reflect the company’s product offerings according to …

Attention regulators: open an IoT Consultation

Author: Ricardo Tavares
Published: 2014-08-30

Telecom regulators around the world are now addressing Internet of Things-related issues. So far only a few have published formal consultation papers. In July 2014 the UK’s Ofcom launched a consultation, Promoting innovation and investment in the Internet of Things, which is likely to be a landmark in this area. Open for responses from stakeholders and the public until 1 …

Business & Privacy: the role of Privacy by Design

Author: Ricardo Tavares
Published: 2014-08-04

Globally, although most business groups insist current privacy legislation is sufficient, there are strong incentives for politicians to introduce new legislation to protect individuals’ privacy in the digital world.  Loopholes in privacy legislation for the digital age can be tackled either by the Judiciary, widening the scope of existing law, or, as is clearly the trend, via new legislation and …

Tax break to boost IoT growth in Brazil

Author: Ricardo Tavares
Published: 2014-05-28

Mobile operators around the world are expected to make, on average, less than $4 a year in revenue per M2M connection thanks to the small amounts of data processed. This will mean emerging markets with activation taxes (sometimes called SIM-card tax) will find it difficult to truly benefit from the Internet of Things (IoT).  Many applications will simply not be …

M2M’s flop in Brazil

Author: Ricardo Tavares
Published: 2014-03-18

Brazil was one of the very first countries anywhere to introduce legislation specific to M2M communications, and as a result gained global attention amongst connected-car aficionados. It introduced two significant policies of global significance: In 2006, Congress passed Legislation, endorsed by former President Lula da Silva, stipulating that every car coming out of Brazil's automobile manufacturing plants should have a …