Industrial Internet of Things will reach 43.5m devices

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As more machine-to-machine (M2M) applications are being created, Internet connectivity will become essential to numerous heavy industries around the globe. The installed base of wireless Internet of Things (IoT) devices in industrial automation reached 10.3 million in 2014, according to the latest worldwide market study by Berg Insight.The number of wireless IoT devices in automation networks is now forecast to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 27.2 percent to reach...

By David H. Deans, 19 May 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Connectivity, Devices, IoT, Research.

Alcatel-Lucent helps deliver speed and reliability across the connected home

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With the rise of the Internet of Things, the sheer amount of devices being connected around the home is putting significant demand on our local network. Not only this, but we expect each to work seamlessly without a drop in connection or speed to ensure we are able to have remote access wherever we are.

Federico Guillén, president of Alcatel-Lucent’s Fixed Access Business Line, said: “With...

By Ryan Daws, 20 April 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Broadband, Connectivity, Consumers, Devices, Fiber Optic, Networks, WiFi.

Customer trials of IPv6 begin in the UK

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A few years ago, some headlines would have made you think the end is nigh for the internet due to a lack of IPv4 addresses to identify each device and allow connection with online services. Luckily, most of the major ISPs held a large stockpile of unused addresses which meant we could all go back to ignoring the impending virtual doom.

Of course IPv4 has a successor, IPv6, of which...

By Ryan Daws, 13 April 2015, 2 comments. Categories: Broadband, Capacity, Connectivity, Devices, Industry, Standards.

Examining the unruly transition to software defined networking

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The traditional enterprise networking market will continue to evolve as more companies deploy new technologies to increase overall efficiency and productivity, drive revenue growth, and secure their essential network infrastructure.

Overall, the enterprise networking market will grow at a 5.9 percent CAGR through 2018 to reach $99 billion in revenue due to double-digit CAGRs in the wireless networks and security...

By David H. Deans, 05 March 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Devices, Industry, Networks, SDN.

MWC15: Panasonic becomes a MVNO

“When most people think of Panasonic, they think of televisions” is the honest claim made on-stage by an exec from the Japanese firm at Mobile World Congress. It’s a humble start, just before the company paves the way forward for the IoT with the launch of their own MVNO service.

Partnering with Vodafone, Panasonic says it will offer connectivity to their customers in over 40 countries for one flat tariff. This will ensure all their devices which would benefit from being connected to the...

By Ryan Daws, 02 March 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Devices, Industry, IoT, M2M, Machine Learning, MVNO.

Apple and Ericsson duke it out over LTE patents

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Patent battles and Apple are often used in the same sentence, but usually alongside Korean giant Samsung. The heat between those two long-term partners/enemies has since died down, but Apple has found itself in a new fight with Ericsson over LTE patents.

They have been a valued partner for years, and we hope to continue that partnership.

Apple has used Ericsson's cellular technology for years, but their...

By Ryan Daws, 15 January 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Devices, Licensing, LTE.

Carrier bloatware can now be pushed post-sale

Bloatware is the controversial act of installing all those extra apps which wouldn't have shipped with the device under normal circumstances without third-party involvement. Despite many trying to get carrier bloatware banned, a new service is about to make the often-criticised practice much worse... 

'Ignite' by mobile solutions provider Digital Turbine will allow carriers to not just...

By Ryan Daws, 02 December 2014, 0 comments. Categories: Consumers, Devices, Monetisation, Operators, Privacy.

IoT: Turn your home into an energy-efficient Den

Yasser Khattak is a 19 year old entrepreneur who could save the UK economy £1.7bn through evolving one of the most-used appliances in our homes; the power switch. His innovative platform, called Den, is starting off by connecting the humble power switch to the web. Once connected, Den will enable users to intuitively power on and off other devices as and when needed via a series of sensors.

A conscious-effort was made to evolve the technology behind the...

By Ryan Daws, 26 November 2014, 4 comments. Categories: Consumers, Devices, Innovation, IoT, M2M.

EE switches on its 150Mbps LTE-A network in London - but iPhone 6 isn't supported

The UK's biggest mobile operator, EE, has announced that it has switched-on its LTE-Advanced network which will offer download speeds of up to 150Mbps. To begin with, it will only be available in central London but the service will expand outwards to cover greater London and "the UK's busiest cities" by the end of 2015.

Devices such as the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 support this new modem, but users of the new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus feature Category 4.

General customers in an area with 4G+ connectivity can...

By Ryan Daws, 30 October 2014, 0 comments. Categories: Devices, Industry, Infrastructure, LTE, Networks.