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Rutgers named CCO at Arianespace

Arianespace has appointed Steven Rutgers to serve as its next Chief Commercial Officer. Rutgers began his career in the space industry over two decades ago – initially as the international market and account manager with Inmarsat distributor Xantic in the Netherlands. He subsequently worked in Hong Kong, Dubai and Singapore with Stratos and Inmarsat, negotiating […]

January 16, 2023

Semtech acquires Sierra Wireless

Semtech has completed its acquisition of Sierra Wireless in an all-cash transaction representing a total enterprise value of approximately $1.2 billion (€1.1bn). This transaction nearly doubles Semtech’s annual revenue and adds approximately $100 million of high-margin IoT Cloud services recurring revenues. Semtech expects the acquisition to be immediately accretive to non-GAAP EPS and to generate […]

January 13, 2023

Data: US homes use 123% more data per month than Europe

Data insights from the Plume Cloud reveal that broadband network performance is improving, the number of cyber threats is growing exponentially, and Google wins the battle of the brands with households adding more connected devices than Apple. Plume IQ examines the major trends in Plume-powered smart homes in 2022 (November 1st 2021 to November 30th) […]

December 22, 2022

Forecast: IoT adoption in APAC set to surge

APAC is set to overtake the rest of the world in IoT adoption according to an Asian IoT Megatrends report from the global research firm OMDIA and global connectivity provider Telenor IoT. APAC digital transformation of enterprise has been slower than the rest of the world. However, with investments on the rise APAC is expected […]

December 13, 2022

Yahsat takes stake in eSAT Global

Abu Dhabi-based satellite operator Yahsat is aquiring a minority stake in California-based eSAT Global. Yahsat has used its Thuraya subsidiary for the acquisition. eSAT Global is an Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity solutions provider that it says will bring a new disruptive, low-cost, low-latency, direct-to-satellite IoT service to the market. The service will start later […]

October 12, 2022By Chris Forrester

Wa’ed Ventures takes stake in Luxembourg start-up

A division of Saudi Aramco, Wa’ed Ventures, has taken an investment in a Luxembourg-based hi-tech start-up. Luxembourg-based 5G Internet of Things (IoT) satellite operator OQ Technology has sought a €13 million series A funding round, along with Phaistos Investment Fund, managed by 5G Ventures from Greece. OQ Technology will use the funds to grow its […]

September 5, 2022By Chris Forrester

Forecast: 5G to generate $7trn in 2030

5G is set to generate $7 trillion (€6.9trn) of economic value in 2030, as it fuels a proliferation of connected devices from smartphones to consumer electronics to enterprise applications and beyond, according to a report from mobile and video technologist InterDigital. The State of 5G Report: Enabling the Boundless Generation, written by ABI Research, explores […]

August 18, 2022

Report: Cybersecurity market thriving

While Western markets were already notably mature when it comes to traditional cybersecurity solutions (with products such as antivirus, web protection, parental control), the last five years have seen a huge diversification in terms of services, according to a report from Dataxis. More specific endpoint and cloud solutions focusing on personal data control such as […]

July 19, 2022

LG achieves new consumer IoT certification

LG has become the first company to pass SafeShark and BSI’s newly launched Consumer IoT Verification Scheme. SafeShark testing and BSI certification provide assurance that connected products and devices have appropriate cyber security controls in place for their intended use, in accordance with international best practice. The scheme has been developed through Department for Digital, […]

June 30, 2022

Forecast: 5G to top 1bn subs in 2022

North America is forecast to lead the world in 5G subscription penetration in the next five years with nine-of-every-ten subscriptions in the region expected to be 5G in 2027, according to forecasts contained in the latest edition of the Ericsson Mobility Report, which also predicts that current global 5G subscriptions will pass the one billion […]

June 21, 2022