Why Internet of Things?

The Internet of Things (IoT) is improving the day-to-day lives of citizens around the world.

The ITU (International Telecommunication Union) has defined the IoT as “a global infrastructure for the information society, enabling advanced services by interconnecting (physical and virtual) things based on existing and evolving interoperable information and communication technologies” (Recommendation ITU-T Y.2060).

For the IoT to have an even greater impact, there is still more we can do to improve the deployment of these technologies in developing countries. Network deployment, power requirements, reliability and durability are all uneven, at best, and policy considerations concerning access to data, legacy regulatory models, standards, interoperability, security, and privacy need to be addressed.

Tech Transfer for the Global Challenges: Bridging the Gap in Connectivity 

Today only 53% of the global population has internet and reliable connectivity (https://www.internetworldstats.com/stats3.htm). In some industrial sectors, such as mining and oil & gas, 60% of their operations are based in geographical areas where connectivity ranges between 29% (Africa) to 65% (South America) (World Mining Data 2018). Under these conditions, connecting the digital world, whose potential has been widely recognised (UN Sustainable Global Challenges 2017), poses risks if such conditions are not overcome, including increasing the inequality gap between developing and developed countries. In view of these technological challenges, we have founded Camnexus, member of Cambridge Centre for Global Equality, and developed Camnexus-IoT© to enhance digital communications in key industrial and productive sectors with operations on developing countries, where they have important economic impact. Our business and vision aim to create local capacity in technology and innovation, improve connectivity networks in remote areas that adjoin with the industrial sites, and by validating the communication technology and the equipment in hard industry conditions, it can be extrapolated to other similar extreme conditions. This solution has been developed as response to challenges in improving productivity and data democratisation and accessibility for industries, governments and communities.