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How do I get on the IoT Train? Next stop, industrial revolution

Is IoT “the next industrial revolution”? How do I get involved? IoT is redefining and reshaping industry and the markets surrounding it in a continuous and significant way. Is it the next industrial revolution? Possibly so. Communication, travel, manufacturing, agriculture, logistics, education, healthcare, retail; in fact, it’s difficult to name an industry that will not…

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MQTT-SN – lowering the cost of IoT at scale

Many IoT (Internet of Things) projects fail due to unpredictable costs tipping the balance sheets. A major factor of this and one of the biggest contributors to the cost per device simply boils down to the amount of data being transmitted – a cost that can be mitigated, at least in part, by choosing an…

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Getting started with the Thingstream test button and flow library [video]

In this video, we’ll show you how to get started with the Thingstream button. You’ll learn how to connect your button and other IoT-enabled hardware to the Internet of Things via the Thingstream platform. You’ll also learn how to download pre-built flows (programs that run inside the Thingstream platform) from the Thingstream flow library. If…

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The death of 2G – what 2G switch off means for IoT

In the world of IoT, the 2G network has become a safe and ubiquitous platform for the transportation of small packets of data and therefore the perfect platform for IoT data. Or so it was until 2G switch off reared its ugly head… If you Google ‘Death of 2G’ or‘2G switch off’ you are faced with…

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Thingstream Names Philipp Bolliger As New CEO

Bolliger tasked with spearheading the next chapter of growth for Thingstream after an impressive 12-months Thingstream today announced the appointment of Philipp Bolliger as chief executive officer. Building on the impressive growth the company has generated since its inception last year, Bolliger is tasked with growing the business internationally and extending applications of the platform…

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Thingstream: the world’s largest IoT network

Thingstream, based in Bournemouth UK, claims to be able to provide IoT connectivity in 190 countries using the MQTT protocol over the networks of 600 mobile network operator partners. The company says it has been operating in relative stealth mode to date but has had an impressive first half of the year, with a number…

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How to deploy low-power, low-cost IoT networks [video]

This video webinar from Thingstream and NXP shows how to design, develop and deploy intelligent, low-power IoT networks globally, and at a low-cost. Part 1: Building intelligent, low-power, connected ‘things’ at a low cost Develop and deploy intelligent, low-power IoT networks globally, while removing regional wireless standard barriers – all at a low cost. In this video, we…

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SigFox IoT alternative expands into South Africa

SigFox alternative, Thingstream brings low-power IoT to South Africa offering fixed-cost ubiquitous coverage. Its revolutionary boxed connectivity enables businesses to deploy more IoT devices, faster and more cost-effectively. IoT provider, Thingstream is accelerating its expansion into South Africa in a bid to compete with rival SigFox, which operates in the country through SqwidNet. It will also…

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