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

Smart Clothing Forecast: Segment will Expand Beyond Sports and Active Lifestyle

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The smart clothing market will grow from annual shipments of less than 5 million units to more than 31 million units between this year and 2022, according to a smart  clothing forecast from ABI Research. The firm says that is a CAGR of 45%. Clearly,...Learn More

AT&T Cloud Strategy Now Includes Expanded Amazon AWS Relationship, Consulting Services

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AT&T announced that it is expanding its relationship with Amazon Web Services (AWS), featuring additional capacity for meeting customers’ cloud, cybersecurity and mobility needs, with many new and upgraded offerings. “Many of our customers are on their journey to the cloud with AWS,” said Roman...Learn More

Calix EXOS Aims to Build an Operating System for the Smart Home, Business

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Calix unveiled their Experience Operating System (EXOS) at the Calix ConneXions event, taking place in Las Vegas this week. Calix EXOS is an OS for the smart home and business, a managed IoT service of sorts, which they refer to as the “world’s first premises...Learn More

Survey: Rise of IoT Leads to Strong Interest for In-Person Connected Device Installation Support

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Self-configuration doesn’t mean the end of consumers’ need for professional help in installing devices and linking them. Indeed, it signals the beginning of a deeper relationship between people who want to automate their homes and companies that know how to do it. That’s the take...Learn More

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

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