From minutes to milliseconds: The importance of 5G for a connected world

The global pandemic may have slowed down some industries, but 5G rollouts are continuing across the globe and the acceleration of digital transformation initiatives makes a 5G future seem in touching distance, says Matt Percival, senior director service provider, Gigamon

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Workz releases the open eSIM platform

Mobile IoT solutions provider Workz Group launches Multi-eSIM Hub (MeSH), the multi-tenant eSIM management platform that enables mobile network operators (MNOs) to manage the eSIM lifecycle across any mix of vendors, clients, entities, or locations, through a single platform. Before now, eSIM platforms operated as closed systems, otherwise known as walled gardens, making a multi-partner

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ETSI report aims to enable MEC deployment in a multi-operator environment

The ETSI MEC Industry Specification Group has just released a new Group Report ETSI GR MEC 0035 to enable inter-MEC system deployment and MEC-Cloud system coordination. This Report was motivated by the mobile network operators’ interest in forming federated MEC environments and enabling information exchange in a secure manner, in the event that MEC platforms

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Overcoming the barriers to global IoT connectivity: How regional operators can reap rewards from IoT

It is exhilarating to be involved in an innovative and fast-paced technology sector with the potential to transform lives and disrupt business models, acting as a real global gamechanger.

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KDDI, DT, MobiledgeX, Sturfee and Mawari in first global PaaS deal to speed XR application development

Japan’s KDDI Corporation and Mawari, Deutsche Telekom AG of Germany, plus MobiledgeX, Inc. and Sturfee, Inc., both from California, have jointly developed a proof of concept (PoC).

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MWC Barcelona opens with GSMA launching Global Mobile Economy Report plus new products and services

GSMA is celebrating the return of MWC Barcelona, the mobile ecosystem event. This year’s edition of MWC Barcelona will be a powerful combination of a physical and virtual event the first of its kind since Covid-19.

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New eSIM module solution for space-constrained cellular IoT

SIMCom, the designer and manufacturer of Machine-to-Machine (M2M) wireless modules and solutions, announced that the SIMCom NB-IoT SIM7070 module measuring only 24 mm x 24 mm can now be equipped with a compact eSIM security controller from Infineon powered by GSMA-compliant remote SIM management software provided by Kigen (UK) Ltd. The security controller comes in the smallest

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MWC Los Angeles 2021 to return as a live event in October

The GSMA has revealed details of MWCLA21, in partnership with CTIA, which will return live and in person this October.

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Trusted Connectivity Alliance enhances remote SIM provisioning specification

The Trusted Connectivity Alliance (TCA) has released version 3.0 of its eUICC Profile Package: Interoperable Format Technical Specification. This major update aligns the specification which is used in every eSIM deployed in the field with 3GPP Release 16 to fully support 5G and cellular vehicle-to-everything (C-V2X) functionality. The latest version of the specification also includes clarifications and guidance

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Manx Telecom launches global IoT connectivity brand OV

Mobile Network Operator (MNO) Manx Telecom has relaunched its Global Solutions division under a new brand, OV, to serve the growing global IoT market along with its established global mobile virtual network enabler (MVNE) and travel SIM business.

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The Linux Foundation and NGMN collaborate on end-to-end 5G and beyond

The Linux Foundation and the Next Generation Mobile Network Alliance (NGMN), have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for formal collaboration regarding end-to-end 5G and beyond.

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Trusted Connectivity Alliance welcomes success of integrated SIM standardisation

The Trusted Connectivity Alliance (TCA) has published a new paper welcoming global standardisation efforts that have evolved integrated SIM functionality.

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Armis and Eseye provide synergy to secure connected devices on any cellular network

Global connectivity provider Eseye, and agentless device security platform provider Armis, announced a strategic partnership and joint solution that enables organisations to deploy connected devices anywhere in the world with enterprise-class security and consistent, reliable cellular (4G/LTE/5G) connectivity.

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Three steps for global IoT security

Three years ago, Gartner predicted that by 2020 there would be 20 billion connected ‘things’ in circulation. A lot has changed in three years. In fact, a lot has changed in the last 12 months, says Mikael Schachne, CMO and VP of Mobility & IoT at BICS.

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Tuya Smart further strengthens the Latin American IoT market with cloud clients

Tuya Smart , an IA + IoT developer platform, announced that it will continue to explore the Latin American market during the GSMA Thrive Latin America IoT session , along with its ecosystem partners Tecnolite Connect and Nexxt Solutions to streamline connectivity and the smart device industry through IoT and cloud technologies.

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LoRaWAN will temporarily replace 5G networks for IoT

5G networks will revolutionise the Internet of Things (IoT). But it will take several years for the technology to cover most of the planet. Thanks to LoRaWAN, you don’t need to wait, says Sergiy Seletsky, IoT practice leader and senior solution architect at Intellias.

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