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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...

5G to reach 1.2 billion connections globally by 2025, GSMA says

The GSMA estimates that IoT connections will total 25 billion by that year BARCELONA- 5G networks will reach 1.2 billion connections by 2025, accounting for 14% of global mobile connections by that time, according to a recent report by the GSMA. The report also forecasts that...

Ericsson CEO on 5G: Not just what and why, but how

Enhanced mobile broadband use case will lead 5G deployments, CEO says Ericsson President and CEO Börje Ekholm kicked-off Mobile World Congress 2018 by providing an update on the network infrastructure giant's plans to deliver 5G equipment this year in an effort to help service providers support...

Nokia re-evaluates its digital health unit

Less than two years after putting the pieces together for a business unit to serve the digital health space, Nokia is re-evaluating the status of that business. In a brief statement, Nokia said it has initiated a strategic review of its Digital Health business, which...

Test and Measurement: EXFO supports China Mobile’s NB-IoT network prep

Test company EXFO said this week that its test solutions were used by China Mobile for a major assessment of performance capabilities for the core networks of four "major vendors" as the Chinese carrier prepares to deploy a narrowband internet of things network. The performance...

Key takeaways from Vodafone’s IoT Barometer report

Vodafone's fifth annual IoT Barometer survey shows an acceleration of large internet of things deployments and more IoT investment -- and return on that investment. "Nearly all of the companies that have adopted IoT have already seen a return on their investment," said Erik...

AT&T discusses the IoT implications of FirstNet

Last year the First Responders Network Authority awarded a $6.5 billion contract to AT&T to build out a nationwide LTE network for public safety use. AT&T, which is allowed to use the 20 megahertz of 700 MHz spectrum for commercial services as well, is...

Analyst Angle: IoT — how we got here and concern for privacy

  Internet of Things (IoT) has become a rallying cry for the world of connecting (mostly small devices) together and to the Cloud. This could be one of the largest new markets to develop in decades. You get meters able to read and forward information...

DARPA wants an “ocean of things”

The Defense Advanced Research Project Agency is kicking off a new program that envisions taking the internet of things to grand scale, using IoT technology for "persistent situational awareness over large ocean areas" -- or what it calls the "ocean of things." DARPA's Ocean of...

Top 50 of 2017, Part 2: IoT hype, sensors, 5G FWA

Editors note: This week we’ll take a look back at the 50 stories that drew the highest level of engagement from our RCR Wireless News community.  Mobile devices making data connections must be configured with an LTE APN Within the Long Term Evolution (LTE) network infrastructure...

BT CEO on the business and use case challenges of 5G

Leveraging 5G for vertically-focused IoT use cases is key While its not yet standardized, 5G is most certainly the next big thing in telecom. The three primary use cases are enhanced mobile broadband, massive support for the internet of things and mission critical communications. Those...

Smart Cities: Seizing the opportunity

WASHINGTON, D.C.--Cities will be a dominating force shaping both the problems and the solutions of the future, according to Carl Pope, former executive director and chairman of the Sierra Club. Pope spoke in a keynote address at Smart Cities Week D.C., addressing the opportunities...

Sprint IoT GM: Looking ahead to AI and IoT

GM for Sprint's IoT business sees AI as a game-changer for connectivity Ask Mohamad Nasser what he sees in his internet of things crystal ball, and he brings up the recent debut of Pepper, a humanoid robot being used in Softbank stores in Japan to...

Benefits of cyber defense go beyond company security: Vodafone

Vodafone survey examines relationship between cyber defense and company success Vodafone released a new global survey highlighting the relationship between cyber defense and business success. According to the report, which included the responses of 1,434 security decision-makers, approximately 73% of companies believe information can serve...

AT&T, Georgia Tech team to help visually impaired hear the eclipse

Eclipse experience is part of AT&T Aria project, which connects visually impaired with a human agent James Boehm remembers seeing an eclipse when he was in middle school. Then, when he was 30, Boehm lost his sight. Now, using an Aira wearable connected to the...

T-Mobile US stresses IoT, 600 MHz in context of 5G plans

T-Mobile US emphasizes IoT as key 5G use case T-Mobile US made a splash earlier this year announcing it would deploy a mobile "nationwide 5G" network--as opposed to 5G fixed wireless access, which Verizon and AT&T are focused on--following its $8 billion acquisition of nationwide...

Analyst Angle: Mesh networks are on the move

There have been recently a lot of announcements around improving the residential Wi-Fi play. These innovations are happening on two fronts. The first is better coverage through mesh networks or easier-to-add access nodes. The second is by offering network based services such as security...

The role of MulteFire in industrial and enterprise IoT

MulteFire delivers the reliability and security of LTE without licensed spectrum and addresses key internet of things use cases The internet of things (IoT) is seen as a key driver of digital transformation in a wide range of enterprise and industrial segments, but IoT success...

A discussion with RaGaPa about guest Wi-Fi

I recently had the opportunity to sit down with Gagandeep Singh, CEO of RaGaPa, to update us on where they are with their guest Wi-Fi solution. Enjoy.  Question: Give us a background about who RaGaPa is for those readers who are not familiar with you? Answer: We are...

Rogers Communications launches connected car offering

The Canadian telco’s connected car offering is built by Chinese vendor ZTE Canadian communications firm Rogers Communications has launched a connected car product in the local market. Built by Chinese vendor ZTE and powered by Mojio's open platform for connected cars, the Rogers Smart Drive...

Baicells simplifies small cells by solving for power and backhaul

Meet Baicells. A former Huawei fellow started the company in 2014, and gained significant traction with carrier China Mobile, the largest service provider, by subscribers, in the world. Now, Patrick Leary, president of Baicells North America, is ready to take on the lucrative U.S....

SoftBank invests in IoT platform for energy sector

SoftBank said the company will provide its IoT platforms based on big data analysis and predictive technologies Japanese telecoms group SoftBank has entered into a definitive agreement of investment in Encored, a provider of energy IoT platforms. The Japanese firm said that following the investment the...

Comcast to launch enterprise IoT service in 12 U.S. markets

Comcast's enterprise IoT service was initially launched in October 2016 in Philadelphia and the San Francisco Bay Area Comcast announced plans to expand its enterprise internet of things (IoT) service, dubbed machineQ, to 12 major U.S. markets. MachineQ is an enterprise IoT network service and...

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