Low power mobile IoT networks to cover 93% of the largest markets by Q3 2019

The GSMA reports that mobile IoT or Low Power Wide Area (LPWA) networks are now globally available in licensed spectrum in 49 markets around the world. This follows 93 launches by 50 different mobile operators across both LTE-M and NB-IoT.

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IoT connectivity to AT&T’s network ‘simplified and secured’ with all-in-one eSIM and IoT module

Gemalto, a specialist in digital security, is helping to simplify and secure IoT connectivity for AT&T customers by integrating its embedded SIM (eSIM) inside the Cinterion LTE-M IoT module.

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Wi-Fi 6 and next gen hotspots boost industry confidence in Wi-Fi, says WBA industry report

The growth in Wi-Fi continues unabated, with increasing volumes of Wi-Fi devices and traffic, an adoption breakthrough in Next Generation Hotspot (NGH) Passpoint, and increasing confidence around the commercial deployment and specification of next generation technology Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax).

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AT&T and Ericsson team up on IoT cybersecurity

AT&T and Ericsson are joining forces to offer comprehensive testing to help safeguard IoT devices from growing cybersecurity threats.

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Flying smartbox from AT&T and Softbox shows IoT can safely deliver vital medicines in crises

AT&T is taking part in a proof of concept (PoC) with Softbox to test connected medical payloads carried by drones. The goal? Successfully and safely to deliver temperature-sensitive medicines using drones.

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AT&T to expand threat detection and response to its business customers with acquisition of AlienVault

AT&T announced its plans to acquire AlienVault, a privately held company based in San Mateo, Calif. The agreement has been approved by both companies.

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Will IoT’s growth hit a chipset wall?

Forecasts of the number of IoT devices that will be deployed in the foreseeable future indicate healthy growth, but there are very wide variations and the “experts” employ different timeframes. For example: 18 billion by 2022; 26 billion by 2020; 75 billion by 2025 and 125 billion by 2030.

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Five reasons why Europe has already lost the 5G race

There are many who talk about 5G but few, says John Strand of Strand Consult, have described what it takes to create a healthy 5G market with network deployment, service development, business models and customer demand.

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AT&T to launch NarrowBand IoT network in U.S. and Mexico

AT&T will launch NarrowBand Internet of Things (NB-IoT) to meet the growing needs of business customers for a wide range of IoT solutions. Our NB-IoT technology will complement our existing LTE-M network in the U.S. and Mexico.

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Seeed announces two new IoT development boards using u-blox technology

u‑blox, a global provider of positioning and wireless communication technologies, announced that its modules will be at the core of two new developer boards. The boards, which are designed and produced by Seeed,

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Mobile operator core revenues to fall by $50bn over next 5 years, according to Juniper Research

A new study from Juniper Research has found that annual global operator-billed revenues from voice and data services are expected to fall by over $50 billion (€42.67 billion) over the next 5 years, from $837 billion (€714.31 billion) last year to $785 billion (€669.93 billion) by 2022.

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AT&T provides IoT solutions for Honeywell’s transport and logistics offerings internationally

AT&T and Honeywell are collaborating to deliver Internet of Things (IoT) technology to aircraft and freight solutions in countries across the globe, in Europe, North America, Latin America, Asia, Africa and Australia.

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AT&T and Aira deal is using IoT to ‘unlock’ better disability services

AT&T and Aira have extended their agreement as Aira made AT&T its global data provider to take the service to Australia, Canada and the U.K. This comes at a meaningful time, say the companies. Today marks the 7th Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD).

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AlertGPS uses AT&T connectivity to help keep mobile workers safer

AlertGPS, a specialist in connected enterprise safety technology, and AT&T are joining forces to support World Day for Safety and Health at Work and bring awareness to the growing safety needs of mobile workers.

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Broadband Forum brings IoT home with new USP standard

The Broadband Forum published its User Services Platform (USP) – a new standard for implementing, deploying and managing all types of devices in the broadband home. For the first time, USP brings a unified, common approach to securely deploy, manage, and control network-aware consumer electronics,

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Time for fleet to make connectivity demands

It’s nice to see the international IoT fleet management market bubbling up nicely as existing players and new entrants rush towards the opportunities being created. Antony Savvas says the fleet industry is doing its bit to create an important IoT market, and it’s now time that the mobile operators got their skates on too.

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