Deutsche Telekom launches the world’s first open IoT platform – 25.06

Through Deutsche Telekom’s platform, IoT players such as developers, operators, partners and suppliers can access and leverage Deutsche Telecom’s IoT services. It aims to become a true hub for the IoT industry while ensuring transparency, standards and open interfaces. The launch is scheduled for the second quarter of 2020.


Semtech and Smart Mimic propose a tracking solution for consumer devices based on LoRa – 26.06

Smart Mimic, the IoT solutions specialist for safety on the move has integrated its new “MimicGO” sensor line with Semtech’s Lora devices. The sensor enables instant tracking and securing of consumer devices with real-time updates of asset location and door status.

Sigfox asserts itself internationally – 30.06

The French operator deploys its ultra-low speed IoT network in 70 countries. By establishing itself in Russia in March 2020, Sigfox intends to assert itself in an IoT market whose growth is estimated at $7.6 billion in 2022. According to the company, more than 1.1 billion people around the world can now benefit from a Sigfox IoT network.

Soracom solution now powers two million IoT devices worldwide – 30.06

Soracom announced in late June that its Soracom Air wireless connection service now connects more than 2 million IoT devices worldwide. This service is specifically designed for the IoT, which is particularly attractive to developers. Soracom, founded in 2015, is seeing exponential growth with nearly 100% growth per year and is now available in over 140 countries.

Smart Health

Lenovo launches home monitoring service for chronically ill patients – 01.07

Lenovo is launching “Virtual Care,” a solution that aims to support individualized home care for patients with chronic diseases. “Virtual Care” facilitates the tracking of self-administered treatment by patients. In particular, caregivers can monitor their patients live through a voice-activated digital assistant.

Connected insurance

Netatmo and Luko join forces in connected insurance – 01.07

The neo-insurer Luko and Netatmo, Legrand’s subsidiary specialized in connected objects for the home, have developed a joint commercial offer. Netatmo customers will therefore be able to benefit from a 10% discount on their home insurance with Luko. This partnership illustrates a growing trend of IoT in the insurance industry.

Smart Auto

Bridgestone and Microsoft join forces to develop the intelligent tire – 30.06

This collaboration between Bridgestone and Microsoft would be the world’s first system to detect and monitor tire wear and tear, using a sensor system that can detect surface and casing deterioration via the Microsoft Connected Vehicle Platform (MVCP).

Sustainable development

How IoT is helping endangered species – 15.06

Connected trackers based on the LoRaWan network are catching on in national parks. With the aim of fighting for the maintenance of diversity and endangered species, these sensors make it possible to monitor animals, people and equipment on site. Smart Parks, a company based in the Netherlands and the United Kingdom, has provided its solutions in many parks in Malawi, Tanzania and Kenya, including placing GPS collars on lions and cheetahs.


Delta launches SmartNode, an all-in-one modularized data center solution for IoT and 5G edge computing in EMEA – 30.06

SmartNode is the new modularized data center infrastructure solution from Delta, a leader in thermal and energy management solutions. It offers flexible electrical and cooling system designs, rapid deployment and scalability. In the IoT world, this new solution will enable data aggregation between users and larger data centers to ease IT burdens.