Vodafone's previous work to boost take-up of the IoT has included bag and pet location trackers
Vodafone’s previous work to boost take-up of the IoT has included bag and pet location trackers

Vodafone and Arm have struck a strategic partnership that they say will make it simpler for organisations to use the Internet of Things (IOT).

The partnership brings together Vodafone’s IoT platform with Arm’s IoT software and services, and will mean that instead of using traditional SIM cards to connect products to the internet, programmable and connected systems will be designed direct onto chips. This, say the two, will mean that customers can use and manage “massive numbers of IoT devices across global markets at a significantly lower cost and complexity.” Chipped products will be able to connect to the internet from anywhere in the world. Data from sensors on connected devices could help to improve agricultural yields, for example. Retailers such as Amazon are already…