Weekly Digest on Internet of Things


Kavitha Gopalan

The Intelligence of Things: Streaming analytics comes to IoT

As IoT devices infiltrate many product ecosystems, they’re becoming more a part of our lives. But while these devices gather lots of data, they’re not very intelligent or self-aware in their own right.We need the right intelligence and security onboard, in the devices, in order for them to become aware when they might be manipulated or failing.As applied to IoT devices, self-learning models monitor their environment and gather data, and thus can make a determination if the behaviour of a user or an environment they’re embedded in is normal or abnormal.

With self-learning models on board, IoT devices can warn of an unsafe situation or an impending failure.

Achieving the “Intelligence of Things”

Industrial internet of things market to top $123B by 2020

In the drive for efficiency and cost savings, different verticals are adopting industrial internet of things to use the power of data analytics to improve operations. As adoption continues to grow, a new report projects the industrial internet of things market will be worth $123.89 billion.

Manufacturing and health care will lead industrial ‘internet of things’ growth

Race on for “Internet of Things” (IoT) networks

Of late many telecom providers has started implementing nationwide network dedicated to IOT. Following the suite of South Korea and New Zealand, players in Malaysia Atilze Digital SdnBhd and Telekom Malaysia Bhdare rolling out a similar nationwide network. These are LoRa based technology. LoRa is an open standard for low power wide area networks (LPWANs), which are created to connect low-power devices, such as sensors, over a wide area at lower prices.

New city-wide networks are being built for “Internet of Things” or IoT type applications.

IoT: First the hype, then the plumbing

There is much hype around the Internet of Things (the linking of machines and sensors to the Internet), but is it deserved? At its core, IoT is just the Internet, with things on it. But these things are different from the computers we are used to dealing with. In short, the IoT is the same but different.

n 1982, Carnegie Mellon University students Mike Kazar, David Nichols, John Zsarnay and Ivor Durham wired up a soda vending machine so that they could use the finger command-line utility to see the availability and “coldness” of the soda cans in each dispensing column remotely via the Internet (then known as ARPANET). This was quite possibly the first “thing on the Internet.” Since then, millions of devices have been happily created and connected to digital networks without fanfare or hype.

So why is the “Internet of Things” gaining attention now, given that it’s not a major technological breakthrough?

The IoT’s relevance today comes from the convergence of several trends:

Europe Moving to Industry 4.0

Over the past five years the European Union has made significant advances in additive manufacturing, 3D printing, M2M communications, and Internet of Things connectivity in industrial applications.

Germany is the driving force behind the industrial revolution that is reshaping the entire European manufacturing ecosystem.

What really makes Germany stand apart from other countries, however, is the way it gathered all players in its society to launch an industrial revolution for the 21st century. The country, led by the federal government under their Industries’ 4.0 initiative, has been forming public-private-partnerships, cross-enterprise co-ops and new training programs at several universities and technical schools.

Factories of the Future 2020

How IoT is Disrupting Manufacturing (and how you can benefit)

There are a lot of potential uses for IoT in manufacturing, but most of these opportunities fall into one of the following four categories: device connectivity and management, data management and insights, advanced analytics, and business productivity and process optimisation.

With device connectivity and management, manufacturers are able to gain visibility into, access to and control of machinery and processes – all via a connected network. Data management and insight takes the information from these connected devices to help manufacturers manager key performance indicators (KPIs) to improve operational performance and decision making. Advanced analytics allows manufacturers to anticipate problems and deliver new value-added services; in some cases creating entirely new lines of business. With business productivity and process optimisation, this analytics capability can be integrated into everyday tasks, workflows and business processes.

IoT: The £600B Opportunity for Manufacturing

Internet Of Things On Pace To Replace Mobile Phones As Most Connected Device In 2018

Internet of Things (IoT) sensors and devices are expected to exceed mobile phones as the largest category of connected devices in 2018, growing at a 23% compound annual growth rate (CAGR) from 2015 to 2021.

400 million IoT devices with cellular subscriptions were active at the end of 2015, and Cellular IoT is expected to have the highest growth among the different categories of connected devices, reaching 1.5B connections in 2021.

Global mobile broadband subscriptions will reach 7.7B by 2021, accounting for 85% of all subscriptions.

These and other insights are from the 2016 Ericcson Mobility Report (PDF, no opt-in). Ericcson has provided a summary of the findings and a series of interactive graphics here.

Key takeaways from the 2016 Ericcson Mobility Report


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