Indoor location: It takes an ecosystem

As the Internet of Things (IoT) grows, so too does the number of applications that demand precision location capabilities. And as the success of precision location grows outdoors, the market clearly expects that same sort of success for indoor localisation. But despite many indoor localisation trials taking place, few seem to end with full-sized commercial

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UK’s 5G landscape is active and growing rapidly, says new Digital Catapult report

Digital Catapult has published what it claims is the UK’s first 5G landscape report and online reference tool, and it highlights a lively, active and growing 5G ecosystem in the UK.

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Rohde & Schwarz collaborates with PoLTE to speed growth of cellular-connected IoT device ecosystem

Rohde & Schwarz is collaborating with PoLTE Corporation, a provider of cellular-based location solutions, to enhance the robustness and accuracy of cellular location technologies. PoLTE and Rohde & Schwarz aim to strengthen the cellular IoT ecosystem and expand the opportunity for new IoT use cases.

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Arduino introduces new boards featuring u‑blox wireless technology

u-blox, a global provider of positioning and wireless communication technologies, and Arduino, providers of the world’s leading open-source hardware and software ecosystem, introduced four new boards to their MKR family, delivering enhanced wireless connectivity options for IoT applications.

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FIME claims a first as its lab & tool are qualified by GlobalPlatform for consumer eSIM

FIME is claiming to be the first to have both its test tool and laboratory qualified by GlobalPlatform in line with the GSMA’s latest consumer eUICC SGP.23 specifications and the SIMalliance Interoperable Profile.

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5G may usher in next wave of satellite communications, says GlobalData

By augmenting fifth generation (5G) mobile networks with next-generation satellite capabilities, satellite operators have an opportunity to become a major player in the emerging 5G ecosystem, says leading data and analytics company GlobalData.

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nonda partnership with CarBlock enables users to earn rewards through sharing vehicle data

CarBlock, the blockchain-based transportation solution built on data generated by smart devices, is thrilled to announce their partnership with nonda. This new partnership reflects CarBlock’s commitment to empowering drivers to use their data and ultimately earn rewards for providing said data to companies in need.

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Total invests US$50m to become a founding partner of Cathay Smart Energy Fund

Total Energy Ventures (‘TEV’), Hubei High Technology Investment Guiding Fund Management Co., Ltd. (‘Hubei High Tech’), and Cathay Capital have signed a Heads of Agreement to launch the Cathay Smart Energy Fund, an investment fund dedicated to China’s energy sector.

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AVANT Communications expands senior leadership team, appoints industry veteran Rick Reed

AVANT Communications announced that Rick Reed assumed the newly created position of senior director of Channel Sales, South-Central Region. Reed joins AVANT with more than 17 years of experience in telecom between AT&T and Informa (Channel Partners),

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The ecosystem of the Internet of Things: From devices to real benefit

By themselves, smart devices do not guarantee profits, but only create an opportunity for these. That is why a huge role in the creation and use of decisions in the application and use of the Internet of Things belongs to its ecosystem.

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Why visibility is key to unleashing the IoT’s potential

Predicted to generate more than $450 billion (€365.03 billion) in annual revenues by 2020, the IoT presents massive opportunities for telecommunications service providers. However, competition will be fierce; major telcos such as Verizon, Vodafone, and Deutsche Telecom have already invested billions with connectivity plays as well as on IoT services and platforms, meaning smaller carriers will

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IoT unlocks the hidden value that already exists in businesses

Massively scaled device volume will come from applications that instrument the mundane or hidden business activities, but yield revolutionary results. This scale then requires platform technology that supports deployment, security and efficiency in operation, Bruce Chatterley, the chief executive of Senet, tells Michele Mackenzie, a principal analyst at Analysys Mason.

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Private LTE & 5G network infrastructure a $5 billion opportunity, says SNS Telecom & IT

SNS Telecom’s and IT‘s latest research report indicates that annual investments in private LTE and 5G network infrastructure will exceed $5 billion (€4.03 billion) by 2021.

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Where is the industry getting it right and wrong in Smart Homes? DT’s Rockmann tells it straight

Smart homes is where the Internet of Things sector is getting it right and wrong. So, Jeremy Cowan of IoT-Now.com asks Thomas Rockmann, vice president, Connected Home at Deutsche Telekom (DT), to shed some light on smart homes.

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How IoT will evolve this year and why disposability and recyclability will determine the future

The year is shaping up to be one of the most innovative in history, and you may be wondering which trends will emerge to drive connected life forward. After we saw IoT become a household name in 2017, says Vivek Mohan, director of Wireless IoT Products at Semtech, here’s what I believe 2018 has in

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Validation of Comprion GSMA SGP.23 Type B Device Tests activates new GCF work item

The tests specified as Type B by the GSMA are now part of the GCF mobile type approval program. “Manufacturers of consumer devices who want to use their smartphones, tablets, PCs, or smartwatches in the GSMA eSIM environment, now must prove that their devices correctly support switching of the operator.

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