Sprint Taps Blockchain for Connected Car Offering

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A Sprint connected car offering launched today features a blockchain-powered IoT security system designed to guard against hackers. The offering is built on a platform from NXM Labs that includes high speed Wi-Fi, vehicle health monitoring and safety features. Maintenance reminders, preventative notifications, scheduling and...Learn More

AT&T Panel: ONAP, NIST, DHS, AI Cited as Resources for Managing New Cybersecurity Risks Related to 5G

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With the advent of 5G will come new security issues, which in turn will raise new policy issues, explained a panel of 5G security policy experts on a webinar organized by AT&T yesterday. Participants in the webinar, titled “Promoting Standards and Security for Next-Generation 5G...Learn More

Wireless Economic Impact Study: Industry Contributes $475 Billion Annually to U.S. GDP

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The wireless industry, directly and indirectly, contributed $475 billion to the U.S. gross domestic product in 2016, according to a new wireless economic impact study conducted by Accenture for CTIA – The Wireless Association. That figure represented 2.6% of U.S. GDP for the year. The...Learn More

Verizon Connect is the New Name for the Carrier’s Connected Vehicle Business

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ATLANTA, March 6, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Today’s launch of Verizon Connect marks the completed integration of its existing connected vehicle division with two recently acquired fleet and mobile workforce management software companies under a single, combined brand. Verizon Connect is the culmination of more than $5 billion in investments, and...Learn More

AT&T Virtual and Augmented Reality Project Taps Edge Computing

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AT&T is testing augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR) in a project at the company’s edge computing test zone. AT&T aims to use edge computing to support low-latency data processing for VR and AR. While VR focuses on synthetic three-dimensional worlds, AT&T augmented reality efforts could...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

Autonomous Car Data Will Exceed 10 Exabytes Per Month, Consortium Forms to Help Manage It

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Toyota is among a group of companies that has established a consortium aimed at dealing with issues related to vehicles and big data. The Automotive Edge Computing Consortium will explore ways to manage the soon to come explosion in autonomous car data, and consists of...Learn More

Verizon, General Motors Connected Car Deal is About Global Connectivity

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Global connectivity is the focus of a Verizon, General Motors connected car deal announced today. The deal calls for Verizon Telematics and global connectivity provider Globetouch to launch “upgraded network solutions” that will be used for GM’s OnStar connected vehicle service. Verizon, along with several...Learn More

Connected Car Survey: Only 29% Would Pay for In-Car Wi-Fi

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More consumers worldwide are expressing a desire for advanced, in-vehicle automotive technology when considering the purchase of their next new vehicle. The trouble, at least from the perspective of auto manufacturers and connected car and vehicle vendors, is that their willingness to pay for it...Learn More

Verizon 5G Indianapolis 500 Demo to Support Live VR Stream

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A Verizon 5G Indianapolis 500 demo will test delivery of next-generation 5G wireless broadband technology in a home situated “in the shadow” of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Supporting the demo will be Ericsson and Intel. The project partners will use a home network gateway based...Learn More

Connected Car Survey: 60% See Rollouts Well Under Way by 2020

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The prospective harbinger of autonomously operated, “self-driving” cars and vehicles, and Internet-connected car and vehicle technology may emerge into society’s mainstream sooner than many expect, turning longstanding commercial and personal relationships with cars, trucks and motor vehicles topsy-turvy, according to a new connected car survey...Learn More

Verizon Connected Car App Hum is One Example of Diverse Wireless Carrier IoT Strategy

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The Verizon connected car expansion announced yesterday illustrates the importance of the Internet of Things to wireless carriers. Verizon added a premium version of its aftermarket connected car line, dubbed Hum, and launched a free Hum app that could help spur future sales of the...Learn More

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