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Hannover Messe

Hannover, Germany

Apr 24-28

CW International Conference

Cambridge, UK

June 8

Cyber Security Professionals

York, UK

May 23-24

IFSEC International

London, UK

June 20-22

Advantech Channel Partner Forum

Nuremberg, Germany

June 1-2

Intel – Data Privacy & Sovereignty

London, UK

June 21

News and Blog

The future of smart traffic – saving time and the planet with IoT

Stuck in a jam Ask most people their least favourite way to waste time and they will probably mention traffic jams. Studies have shown that those of us who commute for 20 minutes or more a day are susceptible to chronic stress. We all know how it feels to be sitting in traffic, worrying about […]

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Arkessa World Tour

It’s been a busy first quarter of 2017 for Arkessa – read on for a round-up of all the events and news so far: Mobile World Congress, Barcelona #MWC17 This year’s Mobile World Congress was abuzz with news from the automotive industry, where strong links are being forged between traditional car manufacturers and their technology […]

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AI and IoT go hand in hand as we move towards the connected future

Artificial Intelligence (AI) and IoT make the perfect partnership. Read on to find out why: Big Data IoT collects data. A lot of it. From sensors monitoring the quality of the air we breathe in Smart Buildings to connected airport luggage carousels, connected devices are collating huge quantities of really useful data. However, this information […]

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Arkessa demonstrate eSIM and eUICC profile switching in Germany

Arkessa will partner with Avnet-Silica at Embedded World (Nuremburg, Germany) this week to demonstrate over-the-air (OTA) SIM profile switching based on eSIM and eUICC technology. The GSMA specification “Remote Provisioning Architecture for eUICC v3.1” was developed for non-user operated M2M/IoT devices with secure and autonomous OTA provisioning being a fundamental requirement. A key element of the […]

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Mobility as a Service and driverless vehicles – the next revolution

The changing face of the automotive industry is really gearing up to be one of the hottest topics in tech circles for years to come. Don’t just take our word for it – huge swathes of airtime at events like Mobile World Congress, CES and CTIA Supermobility are dedicated to the subject. Mobility as a […]

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Protecting information and keeping data secure – Arkessa and ISO27001

As important as it is for Arkessa to be ahead of the curve in the IoT technology sector, being a forward-thinking early adopter of new tech comes with a certain amount of responsibility. As well as keeping ahead of the IoT curve and using best of breed technologies to deliver the best solutions and support […]

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Revolutionising Built Environment Insurance with IoT – we have automotive UBI, why not for buildings too?

Amongst the many sectors to be influenced by the growth of IoT, the insurance industry looks set to be one of those making the biggest changes to the way they work. There is a strong possibility that the decades-old business model currently used by insurance companies may be about to be turned on its head. […]

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Arkessa’s most popular news and blog posts of 2016

We take a look back at our most popular news and blog posts of the last 12 months. Read on for Arkessa’s top five of 2016. Arkessa’s top five IoT trends What we’ll be looking out for in IoT this year – our 2017 predictions include XaaS and Reverse Logistics as breakthrough trends. Read our thoughts on […]

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Arkessa’s Top Five IoT Trends for 2017 – what we’ll be looking out for in the next year

As this year draws to a close, we’ve put together our Top Five IoT trends to look out for in 2017 – a list of what we think will be the talking points in IoT over the coming year. Read on to find out more about our top five. XaaS IoT is already enabling the […]

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How strong connections and clear communication hold the key to secure end-to-end IoT

Daily headlines reporting on IoT security concerns, and recent cyber attacks involving connected devices may appear to paint an uncertain picture of the Internet of Things landscape. Security is indeed paramount to the success of IoT technology, and we take it extremely seriously. However, in response to suggestions in some of the press that the […]

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Reverse Logistics – how connectivity can help maximise product value through its entire lifecycle

Up to a third of gifts bought at this time of year are returned, meaning a reliable Reverse Logistics strategy is an essential for retailers, especially after Christmas. An inefficient returns service can be damaging to a brand, resulting in lost customer loyalty and ultimately a loss of revenue. By making returns easy, preferably free, and […]

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Stress-free Black Friday – how Smart Retail could make all the difference to our future shopping experiences

Black Friday is upon us once again, accompanied by the familiar levels of retail-induced excitement as many shoppers plan to bag a pre-Christmas bargain. Last year, it was the first ever £1 billion shopping day here in the UK, while in the US, spending levels reached nearly 50 times that figure. It’s safe to say […]

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Chill as-a-Service

It’s the connected fridge but not as you knew it. Recent Arkessa blogs and whitepapers have provided some focus on the business impact of X as-a-Service (XaaS) and OPEX based business models enabled by IoT connectivity, artificial intelligence and machine learning. The XaaS model has already gained traction in consumer markets, such as automotive, furniture, even clothing and […]

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Enterprise IoT – Building in IoT connectivity will enable revenue generating XaaS business models

The Internet of Things (IoT) remains one of the most provocative – and for many the most exciting – expressions in the technology and Enterprise sectors. For good reason. The world will see anything between 25 and 50 billion internet-connected devices by 2020 and something close to $2 trillion of economic benefit globally. This economic […]

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Gartner recognises Arkessa in M2M Magic Quadrant for Third Consecutive Year

Arkessa, the leading provider of Global Machine-to-Machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) managed connectivity services, has been recognised by Gartner in the Magic Quadrant for M2M Managed Services* for a third year running. In the 2016 Magic Quadrant, Arkessa features with a number of its Mobile Network Operator Partners including Vodafone, Telefónica, Verizon and […]

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Trains of the future – connecting our railways with IoT

In previous articles, we have examined how the IoT and smart tech can affect the ways in which we travel, both now and in the future, from airports to traffic jams. This week, we focus on the hot topic of connected rail travel – as smart rail initiatives such as HS2 and Crossrail continue to […]

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The connected world – creating the jobs of the future with IoT

Historically, industrial or technological revolutions have often been met with a certain degree of opposition or at least trepidation. Workers have been concerned about being replaced by machines throughout the history of the developed world, and often these fears have proven unfounded. With new technology come new and different types of jobs, and we are […]

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Arkessa and Iknaia connect IoT healthcare solutions to save time and money for frontline services

Among the numerous sectors already benefiting from IoT solutions, healthcare services have arguably some of the greatest potential for achieving improvement and change through adoption of new technology. At the simplest level, implementing IoT applications and solutions can help healthcare services to save time and money – essential factors in countries like the UK where […]

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Smart Buildings – Arkessa partner Yanzi makes it easy

Do you know how energy-efficient your boardroom is? How often that printer on the 3rd floor is used at the weekends? The difference a whole team meeting can make to your air-conditioning in your buildings? Although we may not pay much attention to these sorts of questions on a day-to-day basis, the space in which […]

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Remote Monitoring 4.0

Arkessa offers a customised remote monitoring solution with SIEMENS SINEMA REMOTE CONNECT Industry 4.0 and the digital networking of manufacturing processes will make it possible to manufacture products at lower costs and in a manner that is more flexible, energy-efficient, resource-saving and customisable. For machine builders and vendors remote internet access will allow them to […]

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Building Security and Trust in IoT

Managing road traffic with IoT? Road traffic management systems that enable a smoother flow of traffic and safer more efficient diversions in the event of roadworks or an accident are a welcome addition to any public highway. Connected road signs are often an essential component of such systems. While some departments are still managing traffic […]

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The demise of the smartphone? – IoT and a world without mobiles

IoT to take over mobiles by 2018 According to a recent report by Ericsson, the Internet of Things (IoT) is expected to surpass mobile phones as the largest category of connected devices in 2018. By 2021, there will be around 28 billion connected devices on the planet, of which 16 billion will be related to […]

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Avnet Silica announces partnership with Arkessa to develop IoT connectivity solutions

Arkessa has forged a partnership with Avnet Silica to provide a full range of IoT connectivity solutions for their customers. Read the Avnet Silica Press Release here. Arkessa provides a secure global connectivity service that gives OEM companies the ability to design, develop and connect smart sensors, embedded devices and gateway solutions over cellular networking […]

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A summer of sport, and ground-breaking tech

As both Euro 16 and Wimbledon drew to an exciting close last week, sports fans reflected on two fantastic tournaments, full of drama and a fair amount of national pride (particularly if you happen to be Portuguese or Icelandic).  Since then we have been enjoying the Tour de France and the Open enormously, and we’re […]

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Arkessa partners with Airscan – an IoT-enabled solution to traffic jams

‘Life is a journey that must be travelled, no matter how bad the roads or accommodations.’ – Oliver Goldsmith, 1764. In the automotive industry, all eyes are currently focused on the autonomous vehicle, and, particularly following recent events, the necessity to ensure that self-driving cars represent the safest way to travel for consumers worldwide. As […]

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Connected Cars – the challenge of staying safe while optimising technology

This week our team have been taking in the 4th annual Connected Car event in London. The expo is focusing on how those involved in car manufacturing and development can make the most of the latest advances in technology whilst keeping the cost to both producers and consumers manageable. But do Connected Cars come with […]

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Arkessa and Siemens enabling Industrial IoT

Today’s utility infrastructure and operations are increasingly autonomous, driven by advances in sensing, computing and internet technology. Likewise for other Smart City infrastructure such as buildings and transport networks, and for manufacturing. Sensors deployed at strategic points and embedded controllers provide real-time data on the status of production and machinery to optimise operations and to […]

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Euro 2016 and world-class glorious tech

As Euro 16 kicks off tonight, France won’t just be hosting the biggest European football tournament in history with a record 24 participating countries, it will also be proudly showcasing some of the latest technology to enhance the experience for all of us, whether we’re watching our team at home or in the stadium. Read […]

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Travel and the Internet of Things – IoT set to take the stress out of your holiday

With a pretty wet spring behind us, thoughts are turning optimistically towards summer holidays and warmer climes. With travel in mind, read on for a closer look at how IoT could change our future vacations for the better. Take to the skies The Internet of Things has the capacity to take the stress out of […]

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Keeping up with the millennials – why it’s so important for companies to keep innovating

Graeme Wright, Associate Director for Manufacturing at Fujitsu, recently wrote a fascinating blog post on the challenges facing companies who are looking to hire the next generation of so-called millennials, and who may find it difficult to live up to their high expectations in terms of technology, and communication in particular. Graeme’s son James plays […]

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Arkessa growing in Europe, adds new Regional Director

Arkessa has appointed Samuel Staehle as Regional Director for Germany, Switzerland and Austria. Arkessa is the leading provider of managed connectivity services for the Internet of Things (IoT) across all sectors. Based in Arkessa’s Düsseldorf offices, Samuel will be responsible for ongoing business operations as well as overseeing professional services delivery, sales and managed services operations in […]

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It’s not as easy as it looks – selecting strong partners to drive successful IoT

Adopting and implementing a successful IoT ecosystem for your business is not a simple process, as David Houghton of Bright Wolf writes here. In his fascinating blog post, David points out that considering IoT’s current potential for providing ‘insurmountable opportunity’ to businesses globally (11T$ annual potential economic impact, according to McKinsey), it may be surprising […]

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Intergalactic tech – connecting space travel with IoT

Last Friday, Major Tim Peake successfully completed a mission to command a robot rover through a series of obstacles down here on Earth – from 250 miles up in space on the International Space Station (ISS). Tim Peake has become a real national treasure here in the UK – he even opened this year’s London […]

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The future of learning – IoT and the connected classroom

As exam season creeps nearer for many students, we take a look at the connected classrooms of the future and explore how implementing IoT, mobile technology and social media within the learning environment can maximise learning and improve the education experience for students and teachers.   Information fluency is essential for today’s learners, and there are […]

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Press Release: Arkessa partner TracknStop™ connects and secures the logistics fleet

Arkessa partner TracknStop™ has announced a commercial agreement with leading delivery service providers JMC to equip their Ireland-based fleet of delivery vehicles with the TracknStop™ security system. ‘Arkessa are delighted to be providing the connectivity for this exciting new partnership between TracknStop™ and JMC. Enhanced security and peace of mind are very important for all […]

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China and the new dawn of IoT

For some time, global analysis has indicated that financial and commercial growth in China has finally started slowing down. However, there is one area of Chinese development showing no signs of reaching a plateau. In this week’s post, we take a look at the booming surge of IoT in one of the world’s most populous countries. […]

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Technology at events – #IoT and #VR making it easier for us all to take part

Amongst all the exciting day-to-day things happening at Arkessa, this month we are particularly looking forward to two big events in our calendar: Hannover Messe – 25-29 April, Hannover (Germany) in partnership with Huawei. Intel Solution Summit – 26-28 April, The Hague (the Netherlands) with Arkessa partners, Intel. These two fantastic events give us the […]

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Ease of use vital for Smart Home and IoT

A recent survey conducted in the US has highlighted concerns from current owners and potential buyers around the complexity and cost of Smart Home systems. Insights from the survey show that 31 percent of current Smart Home owners struggle with the complexity of configuration and the technical support of their devices and systems, while 43 […]

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Shopping in the future – #IoT in retail

In last week’s blog post, we looked at the role that IoT could play in the future of agriculture, focusing particularly on the kind of everyday products we buy at the supermarket – milk, fruit and veg, cereals – and how IoT can help farmers produce these things more efficiently. This week we take a […]

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The cream of the crop – IoT and the future of Agriculture

Early last month, UK retailer Waitrose announced that all dairy cows supplying milk to their supermarkets must be put out to pasture for at least 100 days a year. Despite many consumers believing that all UK cows are pasture-fed, sadly this isn’t the case, and Waitrose has been praised for its consideration of animal welfare. Of […]

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Leap Year Special – Saving time with #IoT

Yesterday was the 29th of February. Did it feel like we gained an extra day, a bit of breathing space, some more time? We thought we’d take the opportunity to explore how the Internet of Things may be able to grant us all some extra time in our lives now and in the future. Read on […]

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Fujitsu and the Connected Van

  As the Fujitsu World Tour continues, Graeme Wright, a Director of IoT at Fujitsu, explains how the Connected Van could help streamline services for field-based workers.

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Saving the planet with #IoT

  Doing the right thing is good for business’ – WalMart CEO, Doug McMillan, speaking at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos recently, is determined to make sure his company is among the forerunners in the fight against global warming.

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CES 2016 : one of the greatest shows on earth!

We’ve just got back from Las Vegas and Consumer Electronics Show 2016 – one of the highlights of the technology calendar – a world of wonders where the very latest in consumer technology hits the global arena and big names and startups alike can showcase their brilliance and innovation. Arkessa were honoured and excited to […]

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Is WiFi a smart choice for the Smart Home?

IoT Home Security. Interconnected Entertainment Systems. Smart Utility Meters. Connected Heating and Lighting systems. Healthcare devices and services. As our homes and lives become increasingly “dependant” on a reliable wireless connectivity to the internet, we ask the question – is WiFi a smart choice for the Smart Home? There is some gradual momentum behind the […]

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Mobile Ticketing and IoT transforming customer experience

In the transportation, entertainment and hospitality service industries customer experience is of utmost importance and more often than not it starts with mobile ticketing. These days more and more people expect to travel using only their mobile phone. Studies show that as many as 60-80% or riders will have a smartphone, an increasing number have […]

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Child Angel IoT Wearable helps parents “Keep Calm and Kids play on”

The number one priority when you become a parent is to keep your children safe, so that feeling of panic when you look around you in a crowded public place and realise you can’t see your three year old is the stuff of nightmares. If you were at a theme park, in a shopping mall, […]

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Child Angel IoT Wearable helps parents “Keep Calm and Kids play on”

The number one priority when you become a parent is to keep your children safe, so that feeling of panic when you look around you in a crowded public place and realise you can’t see your three year old is the stuff of nightmares. If you were at a theme park, in a shopping mall, […]

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Connecting Construction from Planning to Buying

For many of us, the internet has become an intrinsic part of daily life, like electricity and running water. When moving home, internet connectivity now sits alongside historical utilities in a buyer’s pile of set-up requirements, but is often the last to be completed. We take a look at how Mobile Broadband and Internet of […]

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Child Angel selects Intel and Arkessa to Connect new IoT wearable device with life-saving potential

Cambridge, UK – November 12th 2015 – A new wearable child locator device will launch next month enabling parents to safely give their children some of the freedom they crave. The Child Angel solution uses cutting edge machine-to-machine (M2M) and embedded processor technology from Arkessa and Intel to deliver highly accurate location readings securely to the parents’ smartphones […]

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SAS and Arkessa partner to accelerate deployment of Global Enterprise WAN and IoT

Cambridge, UK – October 23rd 2015 – Arkessa today announced that it has signed a strategic agreement with SAS Global Communications to create an optimised Enterprise-grade communications service that will transform the agility and operational efficiencies of companies expanding across a range of sectors including energy, transport, retail and healthcare. Arkessa is a leading provider of IoT and M2M products and […]

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Unified Comms leader Zest4 CONNECTS with Arkessa

Cambridge, UK – October 1st, 2015 – Zest4, a leading provider of Unified Communications solutions has announced a partnership with Arkessa, the leading M2M Connectivity Managed Services provider, to accelerate growth of M2M services via its expansive telecom dealer and reseller network in the UK.  The pairing of Zest4 and Arkessa comes in response to increased demand […]

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Gartner recognises Arkessa in Magic Quadrant for Second Year Running

Cambridge, UK – September 16, 2015 – Arkessa, the leading provider of Global Machine-to-Machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) managed services has been recognised by Gartner in the Magic Quadrant for Managed M2M Services for the second year running.  The Gartner Magic Quadrants are a series of market research reports produced by Gartner Inc., […]

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In a Spin with Autonomous Cars?

The automotive industry is innovating rapidly and it would be reasonable for you to shout “and so it should!”, given the impact cars have had on the economy and society’s well-being. These are still early days but Autonomous and Connected cars are being developed now and the benefits are compelling for all. Fully autonomous technology […]

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Could Connected Cars Help to Ease Traffic Congestion?

Have you ever cruised in the car, looking for a parking space close to the store or office you’re visiting? Did you ever get the feeling that it would be faster to simply park up and walk from there? For many of us the answer will be “yes and yes”, but a few minutes lost […]

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