Is 5G on a train to nowhere?

Just this week, says Robin Kent of Adax, I was on a train from Frankfurt to Nuremburg in Germany attempting in vain to get some work done.

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KPN trials LTE-M technology in Europe

KPN has successfully trialed the new Internet of Things (IoT) technology LTE-M (also known as LTE Cat-M1), claiming the first operator in Europe to do so.

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Sierra Wireless announces the availability of the FX30, a small, programmable and rugged IoT gateway

Sierra Wireless, a provider of fully integrated end-to-end solutions for Internet of Things (IoT) applications, announced the availability of the FX30, the industry’s smallest, most flexible and rugged programmable cellular gateway.

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China’s ZTE joins Avanci Alliance to accelerate IoT connectivity and industry growth

ZTE Corporation, an international provider of telecommunications, enterprise and consumer technology solutions for the Mobile Internet, announced that the company has joined Avanci.

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Interdigital joins Avanci IoT licensing platform

InterDigital, Inc., a mobile technology research and development company, announced that it has joined Avanci, said to be the industry’s first marketplace for licensing cellular standards-essential technology for the Internet of Things (IoT).

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Avanci launches one-stop licensing platform to accelerate wireless connectivity for IoT

Avanci claims to have launched the first marketplace for licensing patented wireless technology to the Internet of Things (IoT).

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LTE to dominate M2M market after 2021, says Ovum

Ovum’s latest forecasts show that cellular machine-to-machine (M2M) connections (not including NB-IoT) will reach 733 million globally by 2021.

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North America’s first LTE Cat M1 modules launched by Telit

Four new LTE Cat M1 modules are to be launched for the U.S. and one LTE Cat NB1 for Europe at CTIA Super Mobility 2016, according to Telit.

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GSMA launches new tool to connect offline citizens to the mobile internet worldwide

The GSMA has launched a new online tool that measures the ability of more than 130 countries worldwide to connect offline citizens to the mobile internet.

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Digi International introduces cellular gateway solution for no or low power locations

Digi International®, has introduced Digi Connect Sensor, a battery-powered, enterprise-ready, cellular gateway solution for wireless connectivity at locations with either no power or low power.

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World’s first cellular NB-IoT module combines, affordable, global connectivity with over 10 years’ battery life

u-blox has announced forthcoming availability of its SARA-N2 Narrowband IoT (NB-IoT) module, the world’s first cellular radio module compliant to the 3GPP Release 13, Narrowband IoT (LTE Cat. NB1) standard.

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How the Cloud Makes the IoT Manageable

Security and Privacy Big cloud service providers are already thinking about how to bring the Internet of Things together on an enterprise scale. IBM, Microsoft, Amazon, and Samsung (they’re obsessed with the IoT) have all developed platforms to help businesses manage their Things.

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IoT to make up almost half of IT budgets by 2020, says TIA survey

A white paper for the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) from Machina Research emphatically reveals the coming importance of enterprise IoT and the central role systems integrators are playing in the commercial development and deployment of IoT services.

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Ultra-compact 3G/2G cellular module now available from Alpha Micro

Alpha Micro Components announced the availability of SARA-U201, the smallest cellular module available supporting 2G and 3G. The SARA-U201 is pin and form factor compatible with u-blox’s other region-specific 2G and 3G variants, such as the 2G SARA-G350, also available through Alpha Micro.

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Sierra Wireless and Richardson RFPD sign global distribution deal for IoT/M2M solutions

Richardson RFPD, Inc. announced an expanded global franchise agreement with Sierra Wireless.

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IQRF shows how to make different products work in one wireless network

The trade fair Light + Building 2016 in Frankfurt is successfully over. Its motto was ‘digital – individual – networked’ and all of the smart systems and devices need to co-operate and communicate in networks.

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