A WEEK IN IoT – 5G is starting strong, says Huawei. The company’s deputy chairman, Ken Hu, told its annual Mobile Broadband Forum (#MBBF) in Zurich, Switzerland last week that 5th Generation mobile communications “arrived faster than expected,” and that there are now 40 carriers in more than 20 countries supporting 136 different 5G-enabled devices.
Whether you are imminently bringing out a new Internet of Things (IoT) product or have heard the rumours about 3G switch-off, it is a pivotal time in wireless networks. With 5G on the horizon and 2G beginning to close down, choosing the right technology to future-proof devices is a real challenge, says Dunstan Power, director at ByteSnap Design.
About ten years ago, the phrase “Beyond 4G” (B4G) was coined to refer to the need to move beyond what was currently envisioned as part of the evolution for 4G via the Long Term Evolution (LTE) standard.
1NCE, the provider of a revolutionary connectivity offering for IoT that enables IoT applications and services to access connectivity on a buy once, flat rate fee for ten years, has announced a new partnership with Round Solutions, a German based provider and a developer of IoT and M2M devices that also provides connectivity and consultancy services.
Antenova Ltd, manufacturer of antennas and RF antenna modules, is now shipping its two newest antennas: Integra and Inversa. These new chip antennas are designed specifically to perform in 3G and 4G diversity applications with very small PCBs.
ALAX, a new venture between blockchain technology company DECENT and games distribution platform Dragonfly, has released a white paper outlining further details of its token structure and confirming that it’s TGE will commence on April 17th 2018.
Nokia has been selected by French power utility EDF‘s R&D unit to test the performance of LPWA wireless networking technologies – key emerging standards for Internet of Things (IoT) device connectivity – to support critical operations for industries.
Antenova Ltd, manufacturer of antennas and RF antenna modules, is showing a brand new pair of high performing 4G/LTE antennas which are suitable for PCBs as small as 60mm, at the consumer electronics show CES. The two antennas can also be used in 3G and MIMO applications.
Sierra Wireless, the provider of fully integrated device-to-cloud solutions for the Internet of Things (IoT), announced that Sierra Wireless AirPrime® WP77 embedded wireless modules are now certified to operate on T-Mobile’s NB-IoT network, which is live in Las Vegas and will be nationwide mid-year.
The Internet of Things is no longer the future. It’s very much the present and the market is growing at an exponential rate, says Robin Kent, director of European operations, Adax. It’s set to quadruple in size, growing from US$900 billion (€758.25 billion) in 2014 to $4.3 trillion (€3.62 trillion) by 2024, with more than 30 billion connected devices in use.
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