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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AT&T approves next gen LTE modules for IoT devices to cut costs and speed deployments

A new set of LTE modules will help businesses lower costs and improve device performance for a broad range of Internet of Things (IoT) applications.

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ZTE joins hands with LoRa Alliance to help and create the China LoRa Application Alliance

ZTE Corporation, has become an official member of the board of directors of the LoRa® Alliance.

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ZTE claims to be the first to accomplish verification on standard NB-IoT system

ZTE Corporation, an international provider of telecommunications, enterprise and consumer technology solutions for the Mobile Internet,

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How will the IoT ecosystem be tested?

The large volumes and the diversity of devices that are predicted to be connected to the IoT over the next few years will introduce a new set of challenges in testing and validation – not only for the devices themselves, but also for the networks that will support them.

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New Sequans LTE for IoT Module certified by AT&T

Sequans Communications S.A. has announced that its newest EZLinkLTE module, the US60L, has been certified to operate on AT&T’s 4G LTE network, having achieved technical acceptance (TA) from AT&T’s Network Ready Lab.

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Sequans partners with Gemalto on narrowband LTE Cat M1 and Cat M2 technology

LTE chipmaker Sequans Communications S.A. partnered with digital security provider, Gemalto in the LTE category 1 (Cat 1) market by developing a new set of narrowband LTE MTC solutions.

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Machina Research study finds LPWA connections trebled in 2015 to reach 23.2m globally

Machina Research, a provider of strategic market intelligence on the Internet of Things, launched a new market tracker to follow the developments in Low Power Wide Area (LPWA) networks.

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Sequans claims the industry’s first LTE Cat M Chip for the Internet of Things

LTE chipmaker Sequans Communications S.A. introduced Monarch, the industry’s first LTE Cat M chip, compliant with the 3GPP Release 13 LTE Advanced Pro standard that defines new narrowband capabilities of LTE for machine-type-communications (LTE MTC).

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Mobile network architecture redesign proposed by Core Network Dynamics to avoid IoT network overload

Mobile core network software start-up Core Network Dynamics (CND) announced a solution to the looming mobile network traffic overload problem expected to arise from the projected massive influx of IoT devices.

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Qualcomm and Deutsche Telekom claim world’s first LTE Licensed-Assisted Access over-the-air trial

Qualcomm Inc. through its subsidiary, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., and Deutsche Telekom (DT) are using LTE LAA technologies to enhance mobile broadband experience and ensure fair co-existence with Wi-Fi in unlicensed spectrum.

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Verizon, Sequans announce LTE CAT M chipset acceleration for IoT

Sequans Communications S.A. and Verizon announced joint activities to accelerate commercial realisation of Category M (CAT M) LTE products based on the coming Release 13 of the 3GPP LTE standard. Release 13 defines new features such as extended coverage, lower data rate and lower power consumption called for by a new class of LTE applications

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