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

Pew: Given the Inevitably of IoT Security Breaches, Are We Getting Ahead of Ourselves?

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Deployments of “Internet of Things” (IoT) connections, devices and networks will continue to multiply over the next few years despite growing privacy threats and the prospect of opening up billions of new routes for cyber-crackers and hackers to exploit, according a new study from the...Learn More

Report: IoT Security Breaches Are Costly, With Smaller Companies at Great Risk

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Security systems protecting nearly half (48%) of organizations’ Internet of Things (IoT) networks have been breached at least once, according to an IoT security survey from Altman Vilandrie. Overall, the cost of the IoT security breaches represented 13.4 percent of smaller companies’ annual total revenues...Learn More

AT&T Nationwide LTE-M Internet of Things Network Completed

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AT&T announced the completion of its nationwide LTE-M Internet of Things (IoT) network ahead of schedule, management announced last week. AT&T’s 4G LTE-M IoT network marks another step forward along AT&T’s path, leading to commercial introduction of next-generation 5G wireless/mobile technology and wide-scale roll-out of...Learn More

Sprint Targets Next Generation IoT Across Nationwide Network

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Sprint announced an ambitious and far reaching plan to support next generation IoT devices across its nationwide network. Notably, Sprint is taking advantage of new LTE wireless broadband standards and technology in doing so. In a presentation given at IoT World 2017 in Santa Clara,...Learn More

Verizon, GSMA Partner on IoT Security Featuring eUICC Platform

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Verizon and mobile association GSMA said today that they will partner on eUICC SIM cards for IoT security. The eUICC is a universal integrated circuit card, or SIM, designed to provide security for IoT devices. The partners are developing remote provisioning and management for the...Learn More

Verizon Eyes IoT Future with Nationwide Cat M1 IoT Launch, Features $2 Rate Plans

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Verizon said today that it will turn up a nationwide network to support Internet of Things (IoT) communications tomorrow that will offer rates as low as two dollars per month per device. The network will support LTE Category M1, also known as Cat M1 or...Learn More

Cisco: Average Mobile Broadband Speed to Exceed 20 Mbps by 2021

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More people will be using mobile phones than bank accounts worldwide come 2021 – 5.5 billion as compared to 5.4 billion, respectively, according to the 11th annual Cisco mobile traffic forecast. Ongoing strong growth in the world population of mobile telecom handset users, smartphones and...Learn More

OECD Mobile Broadband Penetration Rises to 95 Percent, Now Reaches 1.2 Billion

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New data from OECD (Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development) reveals a mobile broadband penetration rate of 95% in the 35 industrialized nations that comprise the OECD as of June 2016. The number increased from 86% in June 2015. Some 123 million new mobile broadband...Learn More

Report Compares Three Smart City Strategies

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A new study from Nokia and Machina Research released Jan. 30 explores real-life experiences in 22 smart cities around the world.  Offering insights regarding three different smart city strategies, the research partners aim to help identify and establish standard industry best practices. More than half...Learn More

Report: 71 Percent of Enterprises Collecting IoT Data

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A new report from 451 Research found 71 percent of enterprises collecting IoT data. That’s an increase of 3 percent from 3Q’16, according to the researchers. Security continues to be the most frequently cited hurdle for Internet of Things (IoT) deployments. Half of the respondents...Learn More

First Amazon Drone Delivery is Highlight of Coming IoT, 5G Future

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A commercial first happened in England last week, when the first Amazon drone delivery of a package took place. Amazon’s Prime Air is a new drone delivery service that the e-commerce giant hopes to expand dramatically in the coming years, allowing an online order to...Learn More

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