Related AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 27 SEP 2017 Chris joined the Mobile World Live team in November 2016 having previously worked at a number of UK media outlets including Trinity Mirror, The Press Association and UK telecoms publication Mobile News. After spending 10 years in journalism, he moved… Read more Las operadoras respaldan el papel de Qualcomm en la RAN abierta Author Español Home Vodafone claims swift IoT growth, bright NB-IoT future Chris Donkin China Telecom claims NB-IoT milestone Vodafone, Safaricom beat MTN to Ethiopia licence Previous ArticleIndia targets leading role in 5G developmentNext ArticleNokia WING unit prepares to move beyond pilot phase Tags Large-scale deployments of IoT technology are gaining traction in the world’s largest economies as the number of companies using more than 50,000 connected devices doubled year-on-year, Vodafone Group announced.In its IoT Barometer Report 2017, the latest in a series of annual updates on the technology, Vodafone said the proportion of companies using the technology hit 29 per cent in 2017, more than double the 12 per cent reported in 2013 when the operator published its first IoT study.The 2017 report is based on responses from 1,278 companies in 13 countries including the US, China, Brazil, UK, Germany, South Africa, India and Australia, which were quizzed during April and May.Vodafone said the research revealed widespread increases in both IoT uptake and project scale. The results also highlighted an interest in narrowband IoT technology (NB-IoT) with 28 per cent now considering it alongside other LPWA options for new projects. This is despite the fact rollouts of NB-IoT technology are still in the early stages in many markets, given the technology was only standardised in June 2016.International popularityAPAC led the way in terms of the number of overall IoT deployments with 36 per cent of companies quizzed in the region using IoT. In comparison just over a quarter of companies in the Americas and Europe regions reported rollouts.The Americas, though, had the highest proportion of large scale adoptions with 19 per cent of companies running more than 10,000 connected devices, compared with 13 per cent in Europe and 7 per cent in APAC.Vodafone’s research revealed the overall proportion of companies with deployments of over 50,000 connected devices doubled since its 2016 report to 6 per cent.Industries leading the adoption charge were consumer electronics, automotive and energy. Although reporting a lower adoption rate, healthcare companies using the technology were likely to have larger scale deployments, alongside utility companies.Future impactVodafone’s survey found 70 per cent of companies using IoT believed it would have an “enormous” or “sizeable” impact on the whole economy in the next five years. However, security and connectivity issues remained a key concern.Vodafone IoT director and Global Enterprise CEO Erik Brenneis said the results showed: “Adopters have great expectations for the future of IoT.”In terms of the impact on industries’ future prospects: “New low-power connectivity options, like narrowband IoT, will be key to making that possible.” IoTNB-IoTVodafone
RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR “Previous TICAD events have resulted in a number of highly successful Japanese-African ventures and we intend to use this opportunity to strengthen our commitment to working with Windlab on world-leading renewable energy projects across East Africa. The flagship Meru County Energy Project will be one of our first projects in the region,” added Inazumi. The MCIDC shareholdingwill earn the County predictable revenue over the project lifecycle over andabove the inherent project implementation benefits to the local community. At the signing ceremony, Hideyuki Inazumi, CEO of Eurus Energy, commented: “Windlab and Eurus Energy have a successful history of developing and implementing innovative projects together, and we are delighted to be expanding our partnership to include the Kenyan Government through the TICAD commitments.” Finance and Policy AFD and Eskom commit to a competitive electricity sector The agreement (which was signed at an official ceremony in the presence of Cabinet Secretary Foreign Affairs Ambassador Monica Juma of the Republic of Kenya, and Prime Minister Shinzō Abe of Japan) forms part of the 7th Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD 7), which is being held this week in Yokohama, Japan. The project isexpected to commence construction in 2021 and Meru County will continue to ownpart of the project when operational. Sign up for the ESI Africa newsletter The project is expected to inject $150 million in investment to Meru County, Kenya and will produce enough reliable, predictable energy to power well over 200,000 homes. “We are excited to bring world-leading innovation in the renewable energy sector and project development expertise to Meru County, Kenya”, commented Roger Price, Windlab’s Global CEO, who was in attendance in Yokohama for the signing of the MoU this week. Read more on:News from KenyaWind energy developments He added: “Signing the MoU here in Japan is a major milestone for the project. We are looking forward to hosting Africa’s first hybrid renewable energy facility in our county.” It is a flagship project for Meru County Investment and Development Corporation (MCIDC). MCIDC’s acting Managing Director, Eng. Samwel Odhiambo, stated: “Our partnership with Windlab is going from strength to strength and the signing of the MoU will bring further momentum, helping us to fast-track delivery of the project and the many associated benefits to the people of Meru County.” KenInvest’s managing director, Dr Moses Ikiara, pledged his support, stating: “As Kenya moves to implement the medium-term Big Four Agenda, promotion of predictable and sustainable renewable energy is key to guarantee successful realisation of the Manufacturing Pillar. We are excited to welcome Windlab and Eurus Energy to invest in Meru and shall offer them all the support required to deliver the project”. The Kenyan Investment Authority and Meru County Government have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with leading global renewable energy developers Windlab and Eurus Energy for the development of Africa’s first large scale hybrid wind, solar PV, and battery storage project – the Meru County Energy Park. Windlab has operatedglobally for over a decade and has a stellar track-record of delivered renewableenergy projects across three continents, including the successful developmentand implementation of the world’s first utility-scale hybrid renewable energyproject, Kennedy Energy Park in Australia (which is co-owned by Eurus Energy). The MoU confirms the cooperation between the Government of Kenya (through KenInvest and Meru County) and Windlab and Eurus Energy towards the implementation of the project, which will also include capacity building and knowledge transfer efforts. The project is being developed in a partnership between MCIDC and Windlab East Africa (which is owned by Windlab Limited and Eurus Energy), as a premier example of a successful Public-Private Partnership initiative. Generation Featured image: Stock Meru County EnergyPark will provide up to 80MW of clean, sustainable renewable energy, consistingof up to 20 wind turbines and more than 40,000 solar panels. TAGSKenyawind energy Previous articleTotal installs a solar powered service station in MoroccoNext articleSouth African tree, a backup for the Amazon rainforest Babalwa BunganeBabalwa Bungane is the content producer for ESI Africa – Clarion Events Africa. Babalwa has been writing for the publication for over five years. She also contributes to sister publications; Smart Energy International and Power Engineering International. Babalwa is a social media enthusiast. Low carbon, solar future could increase jobs in the future – SAPVIA BRICS UNDP China, CCIEE launch report to facilitate low-carbon development
Newport Transport has been appointed as the official games transport provider for the 2019 Westfield Health British Transplant Games, taking place in Newport, 25 to 28 July. Newport Transport will be organising high-capacity vehicles to shuttle the athletes and their families to four key events and is expecting to move over 5000 people over the four days.Morgan Stevens, Newport Transport Ops Director, says:” We’re proud of being associated with The British Transplant Games by providing transport to the athletes, donors and their families. This event gives everyone the opportunity to meet truly inspiring people.”
She was a lifelong area resident and a pipefitter with Local #195.A memorial service will be held at 6:00 p.m., Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at Levingston Funeral Home in Groves with Monsignor Kenneth Greig officiating. Gloria Ann Marks, 68, of Groves, passed away Friday, May 6, 2016 at Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont, Texas.She was born on February 1, 1948 in Port Arthur, Texas to Benito Trevino and Mary Jinez Trevino. Gloria was preceded in death by her brother, Marcus Trevino. She is survived by her mother, Mary Trevino of Groves, two daughters, Diana Sutton of Lake Jackson and Paula Watts of Groves, son, Kenneth Marks, Jr. of Bridge City, two sisters, Zoila Walter and husband, Darrell of Brandon, FL and Carrie O’Shea of Port Neches, brother Edward Trevino of Groves, six grandchildren, Christopher, Ciara, Harley, Carissa, Crystal and Coty, and seven great grandchildren.