UK PM bigs up IoT & Neul in CeBit speech

We’ve always called it M2M before but apparently that isn’t trendy enough

Internet of Things a reality - boland

It seems that the UK’s Prime Minister, David Cameron, has decided that his country should get into the Internet of Things (IoT) in a big way. The IoT is, of course, the latest spin on machine-to-machine [M2M] communications. Mr Cameron decided to pick his visit to the legendary high tech exhibition in Hanover, Germany – CeBit to announce UK funding for the IoT. At the show, he unveiling another £45 million funding for research which takes the grand total available to £73 million. In the course of his speech, David Cameron even had the chance to mention UK IoT specialist, Neul.

“Stan Boland, CEO at Neul commented, “The Internet of Things promises a world of new services, lower operating costs and more efficient systems and products which improve quality of life.”

“We offer service providers a comprehensive solution, enabling them to grow their revenues by capitalising on the Internet of Things opportunity.”

” We are proud to be part of the push for European businesses to collaborate in making the Internet of Things a reality that will have true benefits for all of society.”

in his speech David Cameron said, “But you know – the biggest thing the UK has to offer is our amazing companies.”

“Like ARM the company whose chips are in 90 per cent of smart phones around the world.”

“Or Neul who are here with us tonight – a brilliant new start-up in the same space.

“And the expertise we bring – in chip design, in software and services that is matched by the German expertise in producing industrial components.

“So this is a real and rare opportunity for us.”

Hmm. Is it a co-incidence that Both ARM and Neul are Cambridge based?

Anyway, Mr Cameron revealed that, “‘I see the Internet of Things as a huge transformative development – a way of boosting productivity, of keeping us healthier, making transport more efficient, reducing energy needs, tackling climate change.”

The only real difference GoMo News can see between the IoT and M2M is that M2M is controlled by the cellular industry whereas the IoT isn’t necessarily cellular led.

About Hans Cett

Hans Cett is an established freelance author and consultant specialising in the mobile communications industry. He also writes for Countdown2MWC - http://countdown2mwc.wordpress.com/
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