AT&T, Ericsson Team Up on IoT Certification, Launch Joint IoT Professional Services Practice

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AT&T and Ericsson are teaming to offer IoT certification for devices. The collaboration includes testing, verification and “white glove” assistance with the regulatory approval process. “Companies want to connect things to extract value. We’re meeting that demand head-on by expanding our IoT professional services capabilities,”...Learn More

Huawei Launches First Urban 5G “Wireless to the Home” CPE Trial in North America

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[Shenzhen, China, February 14, 2018] Huawei today announced they have launched an end-to-end user trial for “Wireless to the Home” (WTTx) 5G service using a specially-designed 5G CPE (Customer Premise Equipment) unit. The trial is taking place in downtown Vancouver’s “5G Living Lab,” a co-venture...Learn More

AT&T Smart Cities Portfolio Now Includes Infrastructure Monitoring

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Smart Cities Structure Monitoring will join a growing AT&T smart cities portfolio of IoT infused products. The new service aims to increase safety by finding and alerting officials of dangerous infrastructure. The carrier notes that much infrastructure in the United States is old – more...Learn More

T-Mobile Magenta Offers NB-IoT Connectivity for $6 a Year

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T-Mobile has launched Magenta, a Narrow Band-IoT-based platform for connecting and coordinating IoT devices. The T-Mobile Magenta service will cost $6 per year for up to 12 MB per connected device under terms of a special offer. NB-IoT is an LTE-Advanced based approach developed under...Learn More

Top Telecom Stories of 2017 (7 High-Profile, 3 Low-Profile)

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It was virtually impossible to miss some of the top telecom stories of 2017 –such as the recent Net Neutrality reversal or carriers’ ongoing 5G and fixed wireless activities. Some other important stories initially got a bit of attention but then faded from the collective...Learn More

IDC: Worldwide IoT Spending to Hit $772.5 Billion in 2018

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Worldwide IoT spending will increase from $674 billion this year to $772.5 billion in 2018, a 14.6% increase, according to IDC. The sector will maintain a 14.4% compound annual growth rate (CAGR) through 2021, according to IDC’s Worldwide Semiannual Internet of Things Spending Guide. Worldwide IoT...Learn More

Comcast xFi Advanced Wi-Fi Gateway Aims to be the Center of Gig Enabled Smart Homes

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A new Comcast xFi Advanced Wi-Fi Gateway is now available in every market that has Comcast Xfinity Gigabit Internet, currently available in 26 markets. The new gateway can provide gigabit type performance within the home, while also integrating IoT capabilities. The xFi gateway has hit...Learn More

AT&T LTE-M Button: Ring-Bell-for-Service Goes High Tech

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An AT&T LTE-M Button, announced today, uses sophisticated technology to make things simple. You could think of it a modern-day version of the “ring for service” bells that used to sit on store or dry cleaner counters– except that the entity responding to the alert...Learn More

Agricultural IoT: Connected Dairy Cows Lead the Way for Now

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The installed base of wireless IoT devices in agriculture grew to 17 million in 2016 and will reach 27.4 million by 2021, according to an agricultural IoT forecast from analyst firm Berg Insight. In its report, Berg Insight said that the most deployed wireless technologies...Learn More

M2M Connections Forecast to Exceed 300 Million by 2022, But Distractions Pose Challenges

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The U.S. cellular M2M market will grow beyond 300 million connections by 2022, according to a M2M connections forecast from ABI Research. In a press release announcing its latest findings, the research firm said that new competition is emerging as U.S. network operators rush to...Learn More

5G: Maybe We’re Getting Ahead of Ourselves

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The broadband industry is in the midst of figuring out the impact and implications of the next evolution of wireless, 5G. And the hype machine is in full swing. Some might argue it’s off the charts, especially in comparison to the roll out of previous...Learn More

Deloitte: As Smartphone Penetration Hits 82%, Wireless Industry Thrives

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A new report from Deloitte LLP confirms the popularity of smartphones and the health of the wireless industry. Americans as a whole use their mobile phones 12 billion times a day, according to researchers. Additionally, smartphone penetration has reached 82 percent (93 percent for the...Learn More

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