Specs and standards: What is the deal with 5G, anyway?

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It seems just a short while ago when 4G networks were rolled out, with mobile carriers making a lot of fanfare about the new technology and the promised increases in performance. Back then we were reading about the first ground-breaking 4G enabled phones and also a certain actor promoting it in the UK as the best thing since sliced bread!  

4G access is a commodity now. We sit up and take notice if our phones aren’t...

By Chris Romeika, 13 September 2016, 0 comments. Categories: 5G, Broadcast, IoT, LTE, Networks.

Why M2M service revenues will reach $67bn by 2021

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Mobile network operators are investing in infrastructure that enables the delivery of Internet of Things (IoT) service offerings. They're also establishing relationships with leading technology vendor partners - to create a viable ecosystem that will attract software application developers.

Cellular machine-to-machine (M2M) connections will reach 733 million globally by 2021, according to the latest worldwide study by Ovum. Moreover, they also have forecast that total cellular M2M...

By David H. Deans, 12 September 2016, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, M2M, Networks.

How mobile comms instrumentation is meeting the big data and IoT challenge

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It is 25 years since the 900 MHz GSM standard marked the birth of digital wireless communications. The hunger for data in cellular communications remains insatiable and demand for further technological progress persists. A tenfold increase in mobile data traffic is expected over the next six years, and experts predict an exponential increase in the number of things (Internet of Things, IoT) that communicate with each other via mobile networks....

By Meik Kottkamp, 01 September 2016, 0 comments. Categories: 5G, Big Data, IoT, LTE, Networks.

Why global IoT revenue is set to hit $3 trillion by 2025

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Current estimates of the commercial impact from the Internet of Things (IoT) market opportunity are already being rated in the billions and trillions. Machina Research recently published its annual guidance on the growth of the global IoT market, adding more data and insight to the future projections.

China and the U.S. will compete for dominance of the global market by 2025. China, which will account for 21 percent of global IoT connections, will be slightly ahead of the U.S. 20...

By David H. Deans, 22 August 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Innovation, IoT, LTE, Research.

What is the value of IoT smart city standardisation?

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As people increasingly move into urban areas, they bring with them new challenges. City officials face pressure to address issues, including traffic congestion, increased air and water pollution, and energy shortages, all within the constraints of tight budgets.

It is no surprise, therefore, that city planners are eager to roll out IoT-enabled devices to begin addressing these challenges. Smart technology provides an opportunity to optimize existing infrastructure to mitigate the...

By Eran Eshed, 18 August 2016, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, LTE.

The four key features of successful smart cities

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Smart cities are intended to improve quality of life, increase sustainability and create economic benefits through the use of digital technology. By 2050 there will be a predicted seven billion people living in urban areas, so it is vital that we implement green and viable resources, using technology to make our cities better and smarter.

Connectivity

Connectivity is at the heart of a successful smart city. The machines must be able to connect and communicate. Remote access by those...

By Jean-Donan Olliero, 12 August 2016, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Security.

How fleet management systems are adopting IoT and M2M apps

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Growing applications for Internet of Things (IoT) and machine to machine (M2M) technologies will transform commercial vehicle fleets. Moreover, the active fleet management systems already deployed in commercial vehicle fleets in North America was 5.8 million during the fourth quarter (Q4) of 2015, according to the latest market study by Berg Insight.

Increasing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 17 percent, the fleet management systems installed base in North America is...

By David H. Deans, 05 August 2016, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, M2M.

SK Telecom partners with Samsung to launch world-first nationwide IoT network

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SK Telecom has partnered with Samsung to launch a groundbreaking world-first LoRaWAN network for the Internet of Things which covers the entire nation. 

This isn't the first time SK Telecom has partnered with Samsung, in fact we've covered several times when the giants have worked together on innovative new solutions – the most...

By Ryan Daws, 02 August 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Connectivity, Industry, Infrastructure, Innovation, IoT.

What does the Internet of Things mean for mobile network operators?

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According to Gartner, there will be nearly 21 billion devices in the Internet of Things (IoT) by 2020. Regardless of whether or not this figure is accurate – some think it’s too high (in fact, Gartner has revised its prediction down in recent years) – mobile network operators (MNOs) are going to experience a rapid increase in the amount of devices...

By Bart Salaets, 21 July 2016, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Operators.

5G milestone reached as ultra-high frequency spectrum made available

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5G is coming, and we're expecting high-speed data on par with that of fixed-line fiber connections. In order to achieve that ambitious goal it will take a different approach from what operators are used to, but it at least begins

Vodafone study reveals 76% of companies believe the IoT will be 'critical' to future success

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Vodafone has released its fourth annual IoT Barometer Report which examines the sentiment which businesses have towards Internet of Things-related developments. In the latest study, Vodafone found 76 percent of companies believe the IoT to be 'critical' to future success. 

By Ryan Daws, 14 July 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Devices, Disruption, Innovation, IoT, M2M, Research.

Big data analytics apps are transforming IoT operations

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As more enterprises embrace the Internet of Things (IoT), we're seeing an increase in demand for analytics apps that can extract insight and meaning from sources of big data. Vendors are now busy identifying opportunities for software and professional services to assist buyers with their transformation projects.

According to the latest market study by Technology Business Research (TBR), 57 percent of analytics software customers in IT departments believe analytics adoption 'significantly'...

By David H. Deans, 06 July 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Big Data, Cloud, IoT.

The IoT may talk too much – but add a strong silent database and it could save the Amazon

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The great thing about the Internet of Things (IoT) is that it takes communication to unprecedented heights. But that’s also its weakness. Those ‘Things’ never shut up, babbling away in tongues and confusing everything.

In theory, the global village of IoTs could potentially save the world by helping us use our precious food, water and energy wisely. However, keeping up with all this unstructured talk would consume more of the earth’s resources than could be...

By Telefónica, 14 June 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Cloud, Developing Countries, IoT.

Ericsson announces restructuring after Q1 sales disappoint

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Swedish telecommunications giant Ericsson has announced disappointing Q1 sales and the intention to focus on restructuring to harness new oportunities and drive growth and profitability over the coming years. Hans Vestberg, President and CEO, Ericsson, says: "We are not satisfied with our overall growth and profitability development over past...

By Ryan Daws, 21 April 2016, 0 comments. Categories: 5G, Devices, Industry, Infrastructure, IoT, Networks.

Research: 5G will generate $247 billion revenue in 2025

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According to research by ABI, mobile operators should prepare to welcome a big paycheck in 2025 as 5G is expected to generate $247 billion revenue. This growth will be fuelled by the North America, Western Europe, and Asia-Pacific markets. 

“5G will be a fast growing cellular technology, most probably faster than preceding generations including 4G,”...

By Ryan Daws, 13 April 2016, 0 comments. Categories: 5G, Connectivity, Industry, Infrastructure, IoT, Mobile, Operators, Small Cells.

KPN adopts Deutsche Telekom's QIVICON smart home platform

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Although it's a situation which is gradually improving, the main issue with the IoT remains getting various devices to work together. Many smart home devices support IFTTT recipes for tech-savvy people, but the IoT overall remains fairly inaccessible for the average consumer. 

Deutsche Telekom's innovative Connected Home QIVICON platform is based on an...

By Ryan Daws, 22 March 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Innovation, IoT, Operators.

Interview: NETGEAR believes WiFi should dominate IoT standards

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During a NETGEAR-hosted event in London today, we caught-up with the networking giant’s VP of smart home products, Pat Collins, and discussed why the company is sticking to WiFi for its smart home products. 

There are many standards battling it out for the IoT such as; Zigbee, Weave, and Z-Wave. NETGEAR has its legacy in WiFi-based products, so we questioned if the company was...

By Ryan Daws, 18 February 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Connectivity, Consumers, Devices, Industry, IoT, WiFi, Wireless.

AT&T reveals 5G roadmap, schedules field trials

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The fifth generation of wireless technology, 5G, is the talk of the industry and we’ll be sure to report on all the latest developments from this year's Mobile World Congress later this month. Until then, you'll have to settle for welcome news that AT&T has revealed their roadmap for 5G, and that field trials are due to start before the year's...

By Ryan Daws, 12 February 2016, 0 comments. Categories: 5G, Connectivity, Industry, IoT, Mobile.