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Will 5G change the world? Views from the World Economic Forum

Titans of global government and industry are descending on Davos, Switzerland, this week for the World Economic Forum to explore the 2020 theme, "Stakeholders for a cohesive and sustainable world." And, as has increasingly been the case in recent years, leaders from the technology...

Most IoT projects lack a winning business case (Analyst Angle)

While IOT is one of the key areas of development for next generation wireless technology, many discussions and conference presentations on IOT focus on technology and use cases.  There are many companies that are building the necessary components, networks, and applications that enable the...

Cellular IoT device security–What challenges does its unique ecosystem pose? (Analyst Angle)

Nowadays, security and privacy are on everybody’s mind. Hardly a day goes by without the news of security breaches at major institutions. Most of the time, the reporting is focused on the cloud or network infrastructure, hardly ever on devices. However, when it comes...

New business opportunities in edge services through the StarlingX OpenStack project (Reader Forum)

The StarlingX OpenStack project, launched on May 21, 2018, was created to address the need for an open source software platform that enables telco-grade applications and services to be deployed at the network edge. It will comprise value-added services that enable highly reliable applications...

GCF: 23% YoY increase in cellular device certifications, dominated by IoT

Smartphones accounted for 49% of certified devices last year, while IoT modules were the fastest-growing device segment Cellular devices are becoming more complex, supporting more bands than ever -- and the number of certified internet of things devices is booming, according to the Global Certification...

Maintaining cellular growth until large-scale 5G IoT adoption in the mid 2020s (Analyst Angle)

The notion of “peak smartphone” is widely discussed of late, including by the Economist.  Revenues are flattening with longer replacement cycles, saturating markets, resistance to Apple’s price increases, decreasing prices among Android’s fiercely competitive OEMs and allegedly diminishing technical improvements in successive new device...

Analyst Angle: Thoughts from the edge–the IoT edge that is

What is the IoT edge?  Where is the IoT edge? I want to put a stake in the sand on my definition of this oft misunderstood term. Having just completed a podcast with Qualcomm discussing IoT edge computing (take a listen here), I was struck...

Five stops on the federal road map toward botnet resilience

Cybersecurity road map aims to support more secure and resilient IoT development for consumer, enterprise and government users If there is a path to a digital world that is more secure and resistant to botnet attacks, what would that path look like? A newly published U.S....

Analyst Angle: Rebutting a rebuttal: Who’s the king of IoT silicon?

Editor’s note: On June 22, RCR Wireless News published a contributed piece from analyst Mike Krell of James Brehm & Associates LLC titled “Analyst Angle: 5 reasons Qualcomm is soon to be anointed king of IoT silicon.” Following that, Georges Karam, president and CEO...

Smart Cities Week DC: Partners have to ‘marry the city’

Smart cities and vendors are navigating new technologies and relationships WASHINGTON, D.C.--Public-private partnerships are seen as being key to smart city initiatives, and cities and vendors have to navigate -- and often, create -- new types of relationships, procurement processes and funding mechanisms that go...

Spotlight on AT&T: The remote control of everything

AT&T IoT chief discusses integrated offerings Chris Penrose, president of internet of things solutions for AT&T, is passionate about the value the IoT can create for both businesses and individuals. During a meeting with reporters at Mobile World Congress Americas in Los Angeles, Penrose showed...

Sequans CEO rebuts analyst’s designation of Qualcomm as “king of IoT silicon” (Reality Check)

Editor's note: On June 22, RCR Wireless News published a contributed piece from analyst Mike Krell of James Brehm & Associates LLC titled "Analyst Angle: 5 reasons Qualcomm is soon to be anointed king of IoT silicon." Here the Georges Karam, president and CEO...

Nokia CEO discusses Industry 4.0 and what it means for society

What does an automated world mean for the workforce? Rajeev Suri, chief executive officer of Nokia, has been consistently spreading the Industry 4.0 message in meetings with customers, employees and during major industry events. He followed suit last week at Mobile World Congress Americas in...

Kagan: Don’t let Hilton wireless Digital Key lock you out

Many hotels like Hilton are doing something new. The cutting edge can be exciting, but it does come with risk. I want to teach you an important lesson about using your iPhone or Android smartphone as your key to open your hotel room door....

Analyst Angle: Effective management of Wi-Fi networks to enable the smart home

With the proliferation of devices, the home is rapidly becoming a dense environment requiring a new level of Wi-Fi performance and coverage. The wireless footprint of these devices varies considerably and, unless some order is established, is a sure way towards an inconsistent Wi-Fi...

CBRE CEO: Technology has to embedded in commercial real estate

Commercial real estate industry has to keep up with pace of technological change LAS VEGAS—The pace of technological change is only going to continue accelerating. As such, keystone industries like commercial real estate have to keep pace to realize internal and client-facing efficiencies, as well...

Infrastructure key to enabling intelligent edge computing

AWS exec lays out four principles guiding edge computing vision According to Satyen Yadav, general manager, IoT and edge services, Amazon Web Services, the network edge is all around us—at our homes, along our roadways, at the hospitals we visit and at the manufacturing facilities where...

Understanding MulteFire for industrial IoT

MulteFire brings flexible business models for operator, venue or neutral host ownership As MulteFire gains industry traction and moves toward initial commercialization with an eye on enabling internet of things-type applications, let's take a look at some of the basics of the technology, as well...

MulteFire for industrial IoT and enterprise in-building use cases

Private LTE is a major MulteFire opportunity With the coming release of its 1.1 specification, the MulteFire Alliance has focused on the internet of things (IoT) as the market entry point for the emerging technology, which deploys LTE solely in unlicensed 5 GHz spectrum. Nokia...

Ericsson, Telecom Italia to launch 5G lab in Genoa

Industry 4.0 and the internet of things among focus of 5G lab Telecom Italia (TIM) and Ericsson have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Municipality of Genoa, the Liguria region and Liguria Digital to launch a 5G digital lab to explore the benefits of...

Kagan: Why Sprint chose Synchronoss Technologies for transformation

The number four wireless carrier, Sprint, has selected Synchronoss Technologies to lead them in their digital transformation to help prepare for growth going forward. This is the kind of thinking every company needs to have now as going digital becomes the focus from here...

Verizon network exec calls 5G ‘absolutely transformational’

Millimeter wave will support 5G use cases including eMBB and massive IoT Carriers have invested heavily in the R&D that will result in the launch of commercial 5G services as soon as later this year. Seeking ROI on those investments, the industry-wide goal is rapid...

Kagan: Privacy is only an illusion in a connected home

Every coin has two sides. We’ve been talking for so long about all the coming benefits of wireless smart homes, connected homes and connected offices. And it’s true, there are many incredible advancements in this space. However, there is an important warning I want...

TIM inks 5G, IoT deals with Qualcomm, Huawei

The Italian telco is also showcasing smart factory capabilities through a previous collaboration with Ericsson BARCELONA- Italian mobile operator TIM and Qualcomm Technologies have signed an innovation and business cooperation agreement in several initiatives such as 5G and digital transformation in Italy and Brazil. With the...

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