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AT&T has signed 136 IoT contracts this year, Environmental Leader reports

| June 17, 2015 | 0 Comments

AT&T is reportedly signed 136 Internet of Things contracts across a host of industries since January 2015, reports Environmental Leader. The contracts came from agriculture, automotive, aviation, energy, healthcare, transportation, security and supply chain segments. According to the report, AT&T connected 945,000 new M2M devices to its network in the first quarter of 2015 – […]

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Alcatel-Lucent and Sequans to Power IoT Prototyping Platform for Orange

| June 17, 2015 | 0 Comments

Sequans provides LTE chipset for IoT development platform of mobile operator Orange, working with Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) and Sequans Communications S.A. (NYSE: SQNS) are to collaborate on enabling key technologies for the ‘Internet of Things’ by providing the ‘4G Kit for IoT,’ a principal building block in the new […]

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How ICT can help address climate change: Verizon

How ICT can help address climate change: Verizon

| June 12, 2015

Verizon’s Chris Lloyd talks about how the company supports the worldwide efforts to address global warming, and how the company’s communications solutions have empowered customers to significantly reduce their CO2 emissions. Green ICT applications can result in significant savings in carbon emissions, says Verizon’s global corporate citizenship executive Chris Lloyd, who is also vice chair […]

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ITU standards to integrate Internet of Things in Smart Cities

| June 12, 2015 | 0 Comments

New expert group to specialise in IoT and its applications ITU members have established a new ITU-T Study Group to address the standardization requirements of Internet of Things (IoT) technologies, with an initial focus on IoT applications in smart cities. The new group is titled “ITU-T Study Group 20: IoT and its applications, including smart […]

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Greenpeace “clicking green” report revisit

Greenpeace “clicking green” report revisit

| June 11, 2015 | 0 Comments

Above is a great visualisation of the carbon profile of the Internet’s hosting infrastructure from Greenpeace’s Clicking Green report. The data presents the level of renewable energy usage by the companies that deliver most of the applications and services, i.e. Apple, Google, Facebook, etc, and those that provide the physical locations to host those applications […]

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ICT technologies central to meeting climate challenge – International Chamber of Commerce

ICT technologies central to meeting climate challenge – International Chamber of Commerce

| June 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

A major gathering of businesses and policymakers—held alongside the ongoing UN climate talks in Bonn—has heard how Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) can play a central role in tackling climate change. The International Chamber of Commerce has put its backing into ICT technologies that combat climate change – both causes and effect of global warming, […]

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Google commits to 100% green power for European data centres

| June 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

Google reportedly said it wants to power its four data centres in Europe with 100% green energy. The company did not say how it will source the renewable energy required for existing data centres in Finland, Belgium, and Ireland and an upcoming facility in Netherlands. According to Telecompaper, Google’s sites have been carbon neutral since […]

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Scientists start $150 billion clean energy program

Scientists start $150 billion clean energy program

| June 9, 2015 | 0 Comments

Scientists have launched a US$150 billion project – self-described as this century’s moon-landing challenge – aimed to reducing the cost of new build renewable energy plants to lower than new build coal power plants by as early as 2020. The 10-year program, aptly named Global Apollo Programme to Combat Climate Change, will research renewables, energy […]

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Revenue from cloud computing to reach $1 bln within 2-3 years – Nvidia

| June 9, 2015 | 0 Comments

Cloud computing will require a lot of chips, and if you are Nvidia, the hope is that new applications like Big Data analytics will also require lots of graphics chips, in order to render all that data in charts and graphs. According to Reuters, Nvidia is now expected a cool US$1 billion worth of revenues […]

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Cisco expands Intercloud capabilities with Piston Cloud Computing buy – Forbes

| June 9, 2015 | 0 Comments

Cisco has announced plans to acquire Piston Cloud Computing, reported Forbes. Piston is a four year old startup offering OpenStack cloud distribution and is expected to improve Cisco’s product, delivery and operational capabilities of its Intercloud services. Cisco’s interest in acquiring Piston follows its recent acquisition of private cloud provider Metacloud and should help bolster […]

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