Posts tagged as M2M

ICT regulation should support innovation – not stifle it

  The latest edition of  the International Telecommunication Union (ITU)’s comprehensive report on global ICT regulatory developments, Trends in Telecommunication Reform 2015, reveals a fast-evolving ICT landscape, as devices and services proliferate, broadband connectivity becomes increasingly pervasive, and the hyper-connected world of the “‘internet of everything”  becomes a reality. The report confirms that future network traffic […]

Internet platform to separate M2M from voice

  The first Pan African internet of things (IoT) platform connecting and managing machines has been launched by MTN Business.  The introduction of a global machine-to-machine (M2M) sim card, gives customers the same rate for M2M activity across MTN’s footprint in Africa. The new IoT platform is now live in South Africa, with other MTN operating […]

PLC: The forerunner to Industry 4.0 and the internet of things

  Industry 4.0 and the internet of things (IoT) are concepts which require a high degree of networking and communication between devices and services. Large data quantities have to be exchanged, from the sensor to the IT level. The corresponding protocols and standards of PC-based control make it ideally suited for this task. Another fundamental […]