Series: Internet of Things (IoT) in Malta
The Internet of Things (IoT) refers to any technology that is connected to a network such as the internet. The technology senses or interacts with their internal state or the external environment and in turn, provides a better overall consumer experience. During 2021, Tech.mt explored the adoption of IoT among local businesses and investigated areas such as sectoral relevance, willingness to invest, barriers to adopt and effectiveness on business operations.
From the voice of Maltese IoT services providers and integrators within various sectors, the study by Tech.mt provides multiple scenarios of the diversified application of IoT across multiple sectors of the Maltese economy.
Do you make use of a virtual assistant such as Alexa, to help make your life easier at home? Are you the proud owner of a smart car which takes care of all the extra logistical troubles when driving?
You might have heard of something called the Internet of Things, and you’re probably using it. IOT is basically any kind of technology that is connected to the internet and through this connection, provides a better experience for consumers – us!
So you know how your new car will plan the best route for you, or that fitness tracker you wear on your wrist that counts all the calories you burn – they all fall in the great big realm of the Internet of Things.
IOT affects our personal life, but it’s fast becoming an essential part of modern businesses.
Telecommunications magnate Melita Ltd. has invested substantially in the IoT space both at a local and international level, forming melita.io, which delivers IoT services across Europe, and developing a client portal for simple, secure and transparent management of their IoT connectivity.
That is why in 2019 Melita deployed a nationwide NB-IoT network across Malta and Gozo; this network enables solutions which use IoT sensors with a battery life of up to 10 years from a single charge. Their signal can penetrate concrete up to a depth of 3m, which comes in handy in a country with a plethora of multi-level underground parking.
2021 Landmark Study