IoT takes a village: The era of the ecosystem

I often talk about the “new product mindset” the importance of developing products and services with the cumulative lifetime value they will generate in mind, compared to just the immediate value delivered on launch day.

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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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Privately, you might have missed something big in 2020

Looking back a few years from now, 2020 might be remembered for something other than COVID, 5G, political rancour, or even ‘murder hornets’ in the US. We may recognise 2020 as the beginning of foundational changes for the telecom industry – changes that may either mean its undoing or its remaking into something new. As Marc

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Leak detection innovation is in the pipeline

Leak detection technology is heading in a new and interesting direction internationally. Narrowband-IoT (NB-IoT) acoustic loggers are set to plug infrastructure, cost and eco gaps across the global water industry.

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Attackers can exploit vulnerabilities in 5G networks to steal subscriber data

Positive Technologies has published its “5G standalone core security assessment”. The report discusses vulnerabilities and threats for subscribers and mobile network operators, which stem from the use of new standalone 5G network cores.

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Orange provides Cavli with LTE-M coverage in Europe and North America

Cavli Wireless, a cellular IoT module manufacturer, is bundling Internet of Things (IoT) modules with LTE-M connectivity from Orange Business Services to provide the building blocks of the IoT value chain to its enterprise customers worldwide.

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NGMN Alliance to assess 6G vision and drivers for mobile networks

The Next Generation Mobile Networks (NGMN) Board has launched a project focusing on the Vision and Drivers for 6G.

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Ericsson buys Cradlepoint for wireless Edge WAN solutions in US$1.1bn deal

Ericsson has agreed to acquire Cradlepoint, the US-based specialist in Wireless Edge WAN 4G and 5G Enterprise solutions. The investment is key to Ericsson’s ongoing strategy of capturing market share in the rapidly expanding 5G Enterprise space.

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Nokia expands 4G footprint of Azerbaijan’s Azercell

Nokia has expanded the 4G footprint of Azerbaijan-based mobile operator, Azercell Telecom, with the installation of its AirScale 4G base stations at more than 1,400 sites across the country.

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MVNO claims world’s first as 5G eSIM service goes live

“Virtual SIM card plan is instantly connecting users to the world’s mobile network in select countries worldwide.”

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Telekom Slovenije and Iskratel partner in 4G/5G hybrid public-private networks for smart industry

Telekom Slovenije, provider of advanced ICT solutions, and Iskratel, the European solution provider for digital transformation of industries, are cooperating in the development of 5G networking solutions.

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5G tipping point: Industry and consumers lured with cheaper, smarter services

Ericsson landed on its corporate feet when it parachuted out of the GSMA’s Mobile World Congress last Friday. For the last few years, the network solutions provider has (like Huawei and a few others) hosted Pre-MWC Briefings for media and analysts in key markets, in an attempt to catch attention ahead of the pandemonium in

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Hands up who’s making money in 5G? And who’s not?

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.

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Risk Management for 5G: Revenue Assurance, Fraud and Security

on-demand version Historically, it has been proven that the risk of revenue leakage becomes greater as the complexity of the process increases. As technology has advanced from 3G to 4G to LTE-Advanced and now 5G, the level of complexity has risen dramatically. Along with 5G, SDN/NFV will not only create opportunity for new revenue streams

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Double takes on AI and 5G: Over-hyped or under-reported?

There are two versions of AI and 5G. One is over-hyped, the other is under reported. History tells us that over-hyped technologies were long on promises and short on delivery, but right now there is a more significant issue.

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3G is dead: What next for product designers?

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

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