IoT Time: M2M/Internet of Things weekly digest

Saudi Arabian cellco Mobily has claimed the country’s first successful trial of a LoRaWAN-based low power wide area (LPWA) IoT network, in collaboration with long-term technology partner Cisco Systems, testing smart building and asset tracking IoT applications. A company statement said: ‘IoT is one of the main pillars of Mobily’s strategy that will enable us as the leading service provider in digital transformation and play a major role in the 2030 vision of Saudi Arabia.’ It added: ’This successful trial confirms the joint commitment to introduce new technologies and innovations to the Saudi market … to support the growth and development of [the] national economy.’