Qualcomm 10Gb modem-RF expands 5G use in mobile broadband, industrial IoT and 5G private networks

Qualcomm Technologies has announced the Snapdragon X65 5G Modem-RF System, its fourth-generation 5G modem-to-antenna solution. Snapdragon X65 is designed to support the fastest 5G speeds currently available with fibre like wireless performance and to make optimise spectrum use for network flexibility, capacity and coverage.

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Blueprint for convergence issued by Wireless Broadband Alliance showing critical role of Wi-Fi 6

Convergence between Wi-Fi and 5G access technologies is critical for enabling new breed of services, applications and experiences such as Industry 4.0, augmented & virtual reality (AR/VR), connected cities and Edge computing. This is according to the latest report from the Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA), developed with input from mobile carriers, Wi-Fi providers, telecom manufacturers, and its own 5G

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Sequans introduces Calliope 2: A new generation of LTE Cat 1 technology for IoT applications

Sequans Communications S.A. announced that its second-generation LTE Cat 1 chip platform, Calliope 2, will soon be sampling. Calliope 2 is designed for the cost-effective support of IoT applications that require VoLTE and a data rate higher than 100 kilobits per second that cannot be supported by LTE-M or NB-IoT technologies.

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Killed off by NTT DoCoMo: NB-IoT still kicking globally, but for how long?

Japan’s telco, NTT DoCoMo, shut down its NarrowBand-IoT (NB-IoT) network on March 31st. Coming barely a year after NTT’s services were launched,  Jeremy Cowan editorial director of IoT Now turned to industry watchers for their views on the decision and what lies ahead for NB-IoT.

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Global Certification Forum announces first IoT chipset certification with u-blox

The Global Certification Forum (GCF) has announced that u-blox is the company to certify a product under its new IoT chipset certification scheme (started in January this year). This latest GCF programme is designed for chipsets covering NB-IoT and LTE-M and facilitates the easy integration of embedded chipsets into modules and devices. The u-blox UBX-R5

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Qualcomm intros new end-to-end OTA 5G test networks ‘to drive 5G’ innovation

Qualcomm Technologies, a subsidiary of Qualcomm Inc., has expanded its 5G test networks to include new end-to-end over-the-air (OTA) configurations for both millimetre wave (mmWave) and sub-6 GHz bands.

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5G transformation opportunity for service providers accelerated by Netscout

Netscout Systems Inc, announced support for the entire 5G life cycle including planning, rollout, and optimisation. Through the availability of its InfiniStreamNG (ISNG) Smart Data platform, Netscout provides a carrier-grade solution that delivers visibility for cloud and network infrastructures and next-generation services.

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Wi-SUN launches FAN Certification Program for large-scale, outdoor IoT networks

The Wi-SUN Alliance, a global ecosystem of member companies seeking to accelerate the implementation of open standards-based Field Area Networks (FAN) and the Internet of Things (IoT),

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Huawei and Intel complete the Standalone first call in China’s Third-Phase IoDT 5G R&D test

In the third phase of China’s 5G technology R&D trial organised by China’s IMT-2020 (5G) promotion group, Huawei and Intel jointly completed the SA (Standalone) First Call test based on the latest 3GPP Rel-15 2018 June specs, thus completing the entire process of the 3GPP R15 protocol.

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Ericsson and Telstra complete new long-range NB-IoT connection

Ericsson and Telstra have successfully deployed and tested Narrowband Internet of Things (NB-IoT) data connections up to 100km from a base-station in Telstra’s commercial network. This is said to be the longest-range NB-IoT connection of its kind,

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Cellular tech is key to the coming IoT wave which North America will lead, says global survey

As the hype cycle in the Internet of Things (IoT) begins to yield to more realistic expectations, a new study by the GSMA’s Mobile World Live and commissioned by mobile technology R&D firm InterDigital, highlights some important transitions in market perception.

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Enhanced Ericsson Radio System aims to increase speed and adaptability of 5G rollouts

Ericsson is reported to be expanding its end-to-end 5G Platform by adding new hardware and software products to the Ericsson Radio System portfolio. The aim is to enhance the agility and speed with which communication service providers can roll out their 5G networks.

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An integrated approach is needed to meet the high-speed communications needs of the rail sector says Etelm

As new LTE mission critical standards are being established by 3GPP, there is a major opportunity for the rail industry to benefit from the latest secure broadband voice and data services.

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Sonim, Softil collaborate to launch the most rugged range of LTE devices for mission-critical first responders

The two providers in mission-critical (MC) communications, Sonim Technologies and Softil, jointly announce that they have combined their technologies enabling Sonim to roll out the world’s most rugged range of next generation LTE devices for first responders.

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IoT leaves Trough of Disillusionment as operators figure out ‘how to build a network and a business’

For about two years the Internet of Things (IoT) has been in what Gartner’s Hypecycle refers to as the ‘Trough of Disillusionment’. So say three InterDigital executives talking to Jeremy Cowan of IoT Now at Mobile World Congress (#MWC18) in Barcelona.

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Interview with Chris Pearson, president of 5G Americas

As Mobile World Congress in Barcelona draws near again, you know that 5G will be on people’s lips. So Jeremy Cowan of IoT-Now.com asked Chris Pearson, president of 5G Americas to shed some light on what the advent of 5G will mean to all of us.

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