IDC: Cloud, New Technologies to Push Worldwide ICT Spending to $5.6 Trillion in 2021

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The cloud and an exciting array of emerging technology will drive significant growth in worldwide ICT spending during the next five years, according to IDC. The firm reports that worldwide spending on information and communications technology (ICT) will grow from $4.3 trillion last year to...Learn More

5G Monetization Survey: Operators Look to IoT for Revenue Growth

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Network operators worldwide are getting serious about 5G, with 78% already involved in trials, according to a new network operator survey from Ericsson. Operators are looking to the Internet of Things for 5G monetization, with 86% seeing it playing a major role in 5G revenue...Learn More

TIA, QuEST Forum to Merge

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In a consolidation of two associations dedicated to the interests of the telecommunications industry, QuEST Forum will become part of The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA). When the definitive TIA, QuEST Forum agreement is finalized, the QuEST Forum “community will become an active part of TIA,”...Learn More

T-Mobile NB-IoT to Launch Nationwide Next Year

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T-Mobile made three announcements at Mobile World Congress Americas in San Francisco. The carrier said it would start operations of a nationwide T-Mobile NB-IoT network next year and that NB-IoT modules from Sierra Wireless, Telit and u-blox are testing in its labs. T-Mobile also announced...Learn More

Apple, Accenture Collaborating on Enterprise Apps for iPhone, iPad

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Apple and Accenture have announced a partnership aimed at developing enterprise apps for iPhone and iPad devices to help drive new revenue, increase productivity, cut costs and improve customer experience, the companies announced today. “Both Apple and Accenture are leaders in building incredible user experiences...Learn More

Report: Smartwatch Penetration Will Reach 15% of Adults by 2019

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Smartwatch penetration will grow quickly over the next few years, according to a smartwatch forecast from NPD Group. As of June almost 9 percent of U.S. consumers more than 18 years old owned a smartwatch, NPD found. That’s an increase of almost 1.5 percentage points...Learn More

Google Glass May Help Boost Enterprise Wearables Revenue, But Security is a Concern

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Enterprise wearables revenue derived from devices will increase by about a factor of six between this year and 2022, according to ABI Research. The firm’s Enterprise Mobility Management Services for Wearables report says that segment, which includes smartwatches, smart glasses and scanners, will grow from...Learn More

US Mobile Announces World’s Largest Unlimited Wi-Fi Plan

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White Plains, New York — July 26, 2017 — US Mobile, a mission-driven wireless carrier started by serial telecom entrepreneur Ahmed Khattak, announced today the launch of unlimited Wi-Fi access in more than 120 countries and on 20 leading airlines (including Delta, American Airlines, Virgin...Learn More

TBR: Carrier Enterprise Revenue Sees Decline

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Major U.S. carrier enterprise revenue trends declined between the first quarter of 2016 and the first quarter of 2017, according to new research from Technology Business Research. AT&T, Verizon, and CenturyLink saw declines in the range of 5%, while Level 3 saw flat enterprise revenues....Learn More

Comcast MachineQ IoT Platform Extended to 12 Markets

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Comcast announced yesterday that it has extended the Comcast MachineQ IoT (Internet of Things) platform to 12 additional U.S. markets. MachineQ uses LoRaWAN protocol to support widely distributed IoT endpoints. The LoRa technology, which is being supplied by Semtech, meets the significant challenges of IoT...Learn More

Frontier Communications Enhances Broadband Services in Connecticut with Coriant Solution

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July 18, 2017 — NAPERVILLE, Ill.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Coriant, a leading supplier of packet optical, IP, and SDN solutions to Tier 1 global service providers and web-scale Internet operators, today announced that Frontier Communications Corporation (NASDAQ: FTR) will deploy Coriant technology to modernize its fiber-optic transport infrastructure...Learn More

T-Mobile NB-IoT Las Vegas Testing Complete, Muni Services Offered

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T-Mobile has completed testing of Narrowband-IoT on a live network in Las Vegas and, in conjunction with the city, is introducing IoT-based municipal services. T-Mobile NB-IoT could be a  linchpin for ubiquitous IoT services. “Connecting the IoT — and virtually everything — requires wireless technologies...Learn More

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