Interconnecting legacy technologies and LTE will revolutionise operations in MCC, says ETELM

Technologies in Mission Critical Communications (MCC) are incorporating functionality with LTE, but during this transition period, the performance must not be affected, says Pierre Minot, president of ETELM, a manufacturer of advanced Mission Critical communications infrastructures.

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Qualcomm, ZTE and China Mobile claim world’s first end-to-end 5G NR interoperable system based on 3GPP standard

Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, ZTE, and China Mobile announced that they have successfully achieved the world’s first end-to-end 5G NR Interoperability Data Testing (IoDT) system demonstrating a data connection based on 3GPP R15 standard.

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Building a global IoT network

We all talk about interoperability a lot when it comes to the Internet of Things (IoT); the need for a common framework to ensure interoperability amongst the world of sensors we now inhabit.

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u‑blox runs NB‑IoT lab and field trials in Brazil with Huawei, Vivo, CAS Tecnologia and PinMyPet

u‑blox, a global provider of wireless and positioning modules and chips, announced that it is partnering with key players of the IoT ecosystem, Huawei, Vivo, CAS Tecnologia and PinMyPet running lab and field tests inside new Narrowband IoT (NB-IoT or Cat NB1) networks in Brazil.

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Peaceful co-existence: Managing different connections when deploying IoT networks

It’s official: the potential of the IoT can no longer be ignored. There are 520 million global cellular IoT connections today, and this number is predicted to grow to 2.4 billion by 2025, according to Strategy Analytics.

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Experimental platform on 5G network-based communications shows improved performance, lower latency

Ericsson, Orange and PSA Group say they have taken a significant step towards delivering 5G technology for connected vehicles after conducting field trials to test advanced applications in France.

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Expectations for IoT in 2017: Key developments in LPWA tech, connected cars and smart cities

2016 has been a busy year for telecoms operators in the Internet of Things (IoT) market, most notably in low-power, wide-area (LPWA) technologies as narrowband IoT (NB-IoT) and LTE-M (long-term evolution to 4G, machine to machine) approach full commercial deployment.

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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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Education and collaboration will transform cities from dumb to smart in quick succession

Smart cities promote numerous advantages for the public and organisations alike, improving communication response, remote control potential and innovative interactive experiences for public and private services.

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Vodafone completes the world’s first trial of standardised NB-IoT on a live commercial network

Engineers from Vodafone and Huawei have completed the first over-the-air connection on a live network using standardised NB-IoT. The commercial trial took place in Madrid, Spain.

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Ericsson announces a 5G access network – but what is 5G?

On August 31, 2016, Ericsson announced the launch of its new AIR 6468 cellular radio. Ericsson stated that together with the 5G Plug-Ins announced in June, and the (already available) Radio System Baseband 5216, it now offers all the components of a 5G access network.

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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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Designing what matters for the Internet of Things

As the IoT unfolds it’s critical, says Tony Milbourn of u-blox, not to lose track of what really matters and to provide the technologies, modules and security to keep them robust and reliable.

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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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Shipments of cellular M2M modules reached 96m units in 2015

Berg Insight estimated that global cellular M2M module shipments increased by 19.4% in 2015 to a new record level of 96.0 million.

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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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