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Wireless IoT Forum launches to drive Internet of Things development

The Internet of Things is in need of standards

The Wireless IoT Forum (WIoTF) has announced its launch, saying it aims to drive the standardisation and deployment of connected devices and appliances, and the development and adoption of wireless wide-area networking (WAN) technologies, reports Telecoms.com.

NXP: ‘Industry needs to ensure IoT is simple and secure’

Internet of Things devices need to be simple and secure if customers are to adopt

The entire telecoms industry needs to focus on ensuring the IoT delivers real value to consumers, and the security and user simplicity of connected devices should be of paramount importance, said Jeff Fonseca, the regional sales director, Americas at chip vendor NXP in an interview with Telecoms.com.

TeliaSonera CCO says operators have two choices: dumb pipe or ‘next gen telco’

Operators

TeliaSonera’s chief commercial officer Hélène Barnekow told BCN sister publication Telecoms.com that operators can either remain the provider of dumb pipes or become a ‘next gen telco’ as the industry continues to change to a more software and services driven, converged market.

Largest DDoS attacks 50x bigger than a decade ago – report

DDoS attacks are becoming unrelentingly more frequent, and larger

A report has revealed the size of the largest DDoS (distributed denial-of-service) attacks has increased by 50 times in the last decade. The Worldwide Infrastructure Security Report (WISR) by Arbor Networks also showed the number of DDoS attacks targeting mobile users increased 11 per cent in 2014 alone.

BlackBerry launches cloud-based IoT platform for smart cars

BlackBerry's eyes are firmly on smart-cars

BlackBerry has launched an IoT platform targeted at the automotive and asset tracking sectors. The mobile device maker said its efficient and scalable messaging system forms the solution’s foundation, and claimed it brings high performance to highly mobile industries.

Intel launches IoT platform with ARM-wrestle impending

Intel's bringing its IoT platform to market

IT chip vendor Intel has launched an IoT (Internet of Things) platform, which it said will unify gateway, connectivity and security components thus also simplifying IoT deployments. The silicon giant has also announced integrated hardware and software products based on the Intel IoT Platform.

Huawei, Red Hat partner on OpenStack-based NFV

Huawei and Red hat partner on NFV

Chinese infrastructure specialist Huawei and open source software vendor Red Hat have announced a partnership to deliver carrier grade, OpenStack-based cloud solutions to enable NFV deployments.

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