DINPAS consortium paves way for fully autonomous systems with ‘globally available, highly accurate’ positioning

Thalwil, Switzerland. 20 January 2022 – Autonomous vehicles, machines, drones, and other automated systems rely on sensors to accurately locate themselves in their environments. While autonomous systems primarily rely on absolute position data for navigation, future applications will also use it to share sensor data with other systems and the infrastructure. Moreover, accurate absolute positioning

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Qualcomm unleashes era of autonomous drone capabilities with 5G and AI-enabled platform

Following the success of the Ingenuity Helicopter on Mars as a key breakthrough for unmanned flight powered by the Qualcomm Flight Platform, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. has unveiled the drone platform and reference design to offer both 5G and AI capabilities, the Qualcomm Flight RB5 5G Platform.

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Enea claims to extend 5G core to manage 4G network data through ‘virtual schema’

Enea announced the creation of the industry’s virtualised data schema giving mobile operators the ability to map 4G and 5G data models into a single customisable view from the 5G Core to the edge.

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CAT-M1 vs NB-IoT – examining the real differences

As industry players look to provide the next generation of IoT connectivity, two different standards have emerged under release 13 of 3GPP – CAT-M1 and NB-IoT.

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Trusted Connectivity Alliance enhances remote SIM provisioning specification

The Trusted Connectivity Alliance (TCA) has released version 3.0 of its eUICC Profile Package: Interoperable Format Technical Specification. This major update aligns the specification which is used in every eSIM deployed in the field with 3GPP Release 16 to fully support 5G and cellular vehicle-to-everything (C-V2X) functionality. The latest version of the specification also includes clarifications and guidance

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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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