GSMA cancels Mobile World Congress 2020 in Barcelona amid worries over corona virus

The GSMA, organisers of the annual Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, issued a statement on social media last night, cancelling the 2020 Congress.

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‘So much potential in the IoT’: GSMA shows how operator opportunities abound in IoT

In this brand new Quickfire Video, Jeremy Cowan, editorial director of IoT Now interviews Steve Doyle, Principal Technical Architect at GSMA, about what sets operators apart from other industry providers delivering IoT Big Data solutions and how they have an ideal foundation and the right set of capabilities to respond to the potential of IoT.

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How to Maximise the IoT Big Data Revenue Opportunity

on-demand version IoT Big Data presents a significant opportunity for MNOs to diversify revenue sources and counteract declining ARPU for cellular connectivity that is occurring in many parts of the world. Emerging from growth in new data sets being collected through connected devices, and the combination of this data with non-IoT sourced data, projects in

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GlobalPlatform launches IoTopia to give device makers and service providers a blueprint for IoT security

GlobalPlatform, the standard for secure digital services and devices, has launched IoTopia, which it describes as “a comprehensive framework for IoT security”.

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iBasis and Nordic ‘remove question marks on eSIM NB-IoT and LTE-M’ tech with successful field-testing in 24 countries

Nordic Semiconductor claims that, in conjunction with iBasis, a provider of communications solutions for operators and digital players worldwide, it has completely invalidated any question marks over cellular IoT and eSIM technology used in NB-IoT and LTE-M Low Power Wide-Area (LPWA) use cases. This follows reports of successful field-testing across 30 countries using a single

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iBASIS chosen by Simfony for global eSIM connectivity solutions

iBASIS, the provider of communications solutions for operators and digital players worldwide, announced that Simfony, the IoT PaaS provider and MVNE, selected and integrated iBASIS Global Access for Things service into its real-time IoT platform and core network.

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Industry backs eSIMs but needs to learn the benefits of iSIM deployment, says Arm survey

The top three obstacles to large commercial eSIM deployments are resistance from traditional stakeholders (69%), complexity to deliver eSIMs (40%) and lock-in concerns (40%). These are among the key findings of a new survey by Arm, according to Vincent Korstanje, the company’s vice president and general manager of Emerging Businesses.

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Workz sees mobile growth in West Africa

Workz Group, the mobile and IoT solutions provider announced the opening of its office in Dakar, Senegal to serve the West African telecoms market. This strengthens Workz’ African presence becoming the company’s second location in the region after its Johannesburg opening last June.

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Blockchain billing pilot project with Orange Group and MTS proves a success, say Syniverse and IBM

Syniverse and IBM have joined forces with the goal of advancing mobile roaming solutions with a pilot program that uses open-source blockchain technology. The solution is designed to instantly validate new wholesale billing and charging processes for clearing and settlement services.

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Who is set to benefit from eSIM technology?

The SIM card is a technology that most of us are familiar with, present in mobile phones since the early nineties. A SIM card is a piece of hardware which contains data that authenticates us with our mobile operator, enabling us to connect to a network and receive a mobile connection.

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Russia to rapidly scale 5G following launch of first 5G networks in 2020, finds new GSMA study

Russia is set to become a “fast follower” 5G nation on the global stage, with 5G networks forecast to provide coverage to more than 80% of the country’s population by 2025, according to a new GSMA study.

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Cellular tech is key to the coming IoT wave which North America will lead, says global survey

As the hype cycle in the Internet of Things (IoT) begins to yield to more realistic expectations, a new study by the GSMA’s Mobile World Live and commissioned by mobile technology R&D firm InterDigital, highlights some important transitions in market perception.

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T-Mobile US launches NB-IoT network

T-Mobile US is laying claim to a narrowband Internet of Things first, with the official launch of a new narrowband IoT network that operates in guard bands. The carrier said that its service is the first NB-IoT network in the U.S. and the first one in the world that leverages guard bands,

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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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Arm expands IoT connectivity and device management capabilities with acquisition of Stream Technologies

Arm’s vision of a trillion connected devices by 2035 is driven by many factors, including the opportunity for companies to derive real business value from IoT data. The benefits of leveraging this data are often obvious, says Hima Mukkamala, senior vice president and general manager, IoT Cloud Services, Arm: greater efficiencies,

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3 reasons why eSIM is ready to make an impact in consumer IoT and M2M markets

Two of the most significant events for the global eSIM market—the 2nd World eSIM 2018 Summit and Mobile World Congress—took place recently, giving us a chance to take the pulse of the global eSIM market.

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