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

AT&T Wireless, Analytics Supports Smart Military Base, Maybe Improved Morale as Well

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AT&T said today that it is providing LTE connectivity and analytics capability for a smart military base pilot at Maxwell Air Force Base. The pilot includes four key elements, explained Rocky Thurston, assistant vice president and client executive – defense for AT&T Global Public Sector,...Learn More

Hudson Fiber Completes Its National Wide Area Network

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Paramus, New Jersey — January 26, 2017 — Hudson Fiber Network (“HFN”), a premier data transport provider offering high-bandwidth, low-latency networking solutions for financial, content, carrier and enterprise customers, today announced the completion of its national Wide Area Network with service now live across 16...Learn More

Enterprise IoT Spending Forecast: $232 Billion in 2016

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Organizations across the U.S. are finding more ways and means to leverage IoT technologies for their benefit, according to an enterprise IoT spending forecast from IDC. In an update to its Worldwide Semiannual Internet of Things Spending Guide, the Framingham, Massachusetts-based market research provider forecasts...Learn More

Telecom, Utility Partnership Pursues Arkansas Gigabit

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A rural telecom service provider and a neighboring rural electric power cooperative are coming together to bring gigabit broadband to parts of rural Arkansas. The rural telco is South Arkansas Telephone (SATCO) and the power company is Ouachita Electric Cooperative (OECC). The telecom, utility partnership...Learn More

AT&T/ Nokia Utility IoT Offering to Rely on Dedicated Spectrum

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A new AT&T/ Nokia utility IoT offering aims to address the key issue that utility companies have had with purchasing wireless connectivity from wireless service providers, explained Mike Troiano, vice president of industrial IoT for AT&T, in an interview. Utilities are seeking two-way wireless communications...Learn More

Comcast Xfinity Home EcoSaver Energy Management is Cloud-Based

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Comcast and Earth Networks are bringing ¨Big Data¨ analytics into U.S. homes via the cable MSO’s Xfinity Home platform. Aiming to help consumers save money by cutting down on electricity use, the partners announced that Earth Networks’ WeatherBug Home software-as-a-service (SaaS) will provide the data...Learn More

Chattanooga’s Smart Grid Receives PEER Certification

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Chattanooga, TN (January 12, 2016) – Chattanooga’s Smart Grid, operated by EPB, has become the first major power distribution system to earn Performance Excellence in Electricity Renewal (PEER) certification. Owned and administered by Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI), PEER is a comprehensive framework for defining,...Learn More

AT&T Smart City Framework Taps IoT

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AT&T is reaching further both inside and outside the organization to leverage innovative IoT technology and develop Smart City solutions. Alliances have been formed with Cisco, Deloitte, Ericsson, GE, IBM, Intel and Qualcomm Technologies to support its smart city framework and build more connected communities,...Learn More

Providers Earn NTCA Smart Rural Community Awards

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Highlighting efforts to revitalize rural economies and communities, NTCA – The Rural Broadband Association on September 21 announced the winners of its 2015 Smart Rural Community Showcase awards. Twelve rural broadband service providers were recognized, according to an NTCA press release. Some 1,500 participants were...Learn More

Obama Smart City Initiatives Total $160 Million

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The Obama administration is putting some serious resources into the smart city concept, announcing yesterday a wide range of initiatives spanning multiple federal agencies and also enlisting individual cities and universities and the private sector. According to a fact sheet provided by the White House,...Learn More

Midwest Connections Gigabit Launches in Rural Michigan

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The latest network operator to join the ranks of companies offering residential gigabit broadband is Midwest Connections, a unit of Midwest Energy Cooperative. The company said today it has made gigabit service available in portions of rural Michigan. Midwest Energy is the electricity supplier in...Learn More

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