Soracom names Kawamoto as CEO for Americas to drive growth at IoT Connectivity-as-a-Service provider

Soracom, Inc., provider of the cloud-native platform for the Internet of Things (IoT), announced the appointment of Eugene Kawamoto as its CEO, Americas. Kawamoto, a veteran of Amazon Web Services, will direct expansion of the company’s footprint in the U.S., working with a growing staff that includes co-founder and CTO Kenta Yasukawa.

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Sequans announces collaboration with SoftBank to accelerate the deployment of LTE-M and NB-IoT technologies in Japan

Sequans Communications S.A. announced that it has established a technology collaboration with SoftBank Corp., a subsidiary of SoftBank Group Corp. and Japan’s leading mobile operator, to accelerate the deployment of LTE-M and NB-IoT technologies in Japan.

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PTC accelerates the global rollout of its subscription business in most markets

PTC’s new software licences for its core solutions and ThingWorx® Industrial Innovation Platform will be available globally only by subscription, effective January 1, 2019. There will only be six countries that are exceptions. The exceptions where PTC has not announced plans for a complete transition from perpetual licensing to subscription are China, India, Korea, Russia, Taiwan, and Turkey.

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Skills shortage holding back IoT innovation for 60% of firms in the agritech sector, Inmarsat research finds

The potential for Internet of Things (IoT) technology to drive innovation, efficiency, and increased productivity in the agricultural sector is at risk, as agritech businesses must urgently upskill current employees and embark on recruitment drives to ensure they have the capabilities to deliver the technology.

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China Telecom, State Grid, and Huawei join forces on 5G network slicing for smart grids

China Telecom, China’s State Grid, and Huawei have jointly released a report entitled 5G Network Slicing Enabling Smart Grid which details results of their 5G network slicing project, a major national initiative in China.

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NEC highlights 5G deployment for creating a future beyond imagination at MWC 2018

NEC Corporation announced the presentation of technologies and solutions for working together with telecom carriers in the co-creation of new business models and the implementation of 5G solutions at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2018 at the Fira Gran Via, Barcelona, from February 26 to March 1, in Hall 3, stand #3M30.

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Fully-automated roboadvisors to manage nearly $1tn assets by 2022, says Juniper Research

New data from Juniper Research has found that roboadvisors (digital wealth management platforms) under full control of AI systems will reach $987 billion per annum in AUM (assets under management) by 2022.

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Smart grids to save city dwellers $14bn in energy costs by 2022, says Juniper Research

New data from Juniper Research has found that the development of smart grids linked to smart cities will result in citizens saving $14 billion (€11.67 billion) per annum in energy bills by 2022. This is up from the $3.4 billion (€2.83 billion) saving estimated for 2017, resulting from smart metre rollouts, energy-saving policies and sensing

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Senet and Kerlink announce a collaborative expansion of Senet’s LPWA Network in Las Vegas

Senet, a provider of cloud-based software, global connectivity service platforms and network build-out for the Internet of Things (IoT), and Kerlink, a provider in network solutions dedicated to the IoT, have announced a collaborative expansion of Senet’s Low Power Wide Area Network (LPWAN) in the Las Vegas

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Verizon, Qualcomm, and Ericsson collaborate to trial latest Massive MIMO advancements, on the path to 5G

Verizon, Ericsson and Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated extended their technology innovation leadership by completing the first successful FDD Massive MIMO trial with a fully compatible customer device.

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ZTE and velcom jointly announce Belarus’ first NB-IoT commercial deployment

ZTE Corporation, a major international provider of telecommunications, enterprise and consumer technology solutions for the Mobile Internet, and velcom, a branch of A1 Telekom Austria Group, jointly announced the deployment of the first scaled commercial Narrowband IoT(NB-IoT) network in Belarus.

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VeloCloud expands integration of cloud-delivered SD-WAN to Amazon Web Services

Cloud-Delivered SD-WAN company, VeloCloud Networks, Inc., announced that its SD-WAN is enhancing enterprises’ ability to extend Cloud-Delivered SD-WAN to Amazon Web Services (AWS).

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Infobip deploys mobile messaging platform for Tele2

Infobip, the global communications platform for businesses, announced the rollout of its omnichannel enterprise messaging technology with Tele2. Delivered under the ‘Tele2 Messaging’ brand name, the deal brings new user engagement capabilities to the operator’s business customers.

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Ericsson predicts 1 billion 5G subscriptions in 2023

Ericsson forecasts there will be 1 billion 5G subscriptions for enhanced mobile broadband by 2023. This prediction is among the key statistics presented in the November edition of the Ericsson Mobility Report released. Expected to be deployed first in dense urban areas, 5G will cover over 20% of the world’s population by the end of 2023.

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Huawei rotating CEO Ken Hu: Building intelligent networks and reshaping the world with mobile

The 8th Global Mobile Broadband Forum kicked off in London yesterday, gathering over 1,400 leaders from mobile telecom operators, vertical industries, standards organisations, and industrial alliances around the world. Ken Hu, the deputy chairman and rotating CEO at Huawei,

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Huawei appeals for global harmonisation as it releases position paper on 5G spectrum

At the 8th Global Mobile Broadband (MBB) Forum held on November 15th in London, Huawei releases a Position Paper on 5G Spectrum, which presents Huawei’s insights and recommendations on 5G spectrum policy. This paper aims to call upon the industry’s organisations and regulators to facilitate spectrum harmonisation and ensure timely availability for early deployment and

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