Double takes on AI and 5G: Over-hyped or under-reported?

There are two versions of AI and 5G. One is over-hyped, the other is under reported. History tells us that over-hyped technologies were long on promises and short on delivery, but right now there is a more significant issue.

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3G is dead: What next for product designers?

Whether you are imminently bringing out a new Internet of Things (IoT) product or have heard the rumours about 3G switch-off, it is a pivotal time in wireless networks. With 5G on the horizon and 2G beginning to close down, choosing the right technology to future-proof devices is a real challenge, says Dunstan Power, director

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5G goes live in 15 commercial standardised networks worldwide: Global LTE connections rise to 4.4bn

5G, using 3GPP standardised wireless technology, has been commercially deployed by 15 mobile network operators worldwide, according to 5G Americas, the industry trade association and voice of 5G and LTE for the Americas and TeleGeography (GlobalComms Database). There will be an additional 47 launches of 5G technology expected before the end of 2019 for a total of

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First successful application of LTE CAT-M/NB-IoT solution on 450 MHz claimed by Altair Semiconductor

Altair Semiconductor, a provider of cellular IoT chipsets, reports that its ALT1250 dual mode CAT-M/NB-IoT chipset can now operate on the 450 MHz spectrum.

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5G market set to boom, but clarity is needed, IHS Markit says

As the first commercial deployments of 5G start to appear/be lit up, the stage is set for consumers finally to find out what the powerful next-generation mobile standard promises can bring: an ambitious and far-reaching technological advance that transforms virtually all aspects of human activity — how we experience life, conduct business, create goods, and

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NetComm launches new Industrial IoT router to support medium bandwidth applications

NetComm has expanded its Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) portfolio with the launch of the 4G LTE Category 1 Industrial IoT Router (NTC-220) that will deliver reliable and secure medium bandwidth connectivity using universally available LTE networks.

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5G transformation opportunity for service providers accelerated by Netscout

Netscout Systems Inc, announced support for the entire 5G life cycle including planning, rollout, and optimisation. Through the availability of its InfiniStreamNG (ISNG) Smart Data platform, Netscout provides a carrier-grade solution that delivers visibility for cloud and network infrastructures and next-generation services.

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5G multi-mode chipset and 5G CPE Pro launched by Huawei

Huawei has launched its 5G multi-mode chipset Balong 5000 – along with the first commercial 5G device powered by it, the Huawei 5G CPE Pro.

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Global installed base of wireless IoT devices in industrial automation topped 21.3mn in 2018

According to a new research report from the M2M/IoT analyst firm Berg Insight, annual shipments of wireless devices for industrial automation applications reached 4.6 million units worldwide in 2018. This accounts for approximately 6% of all new connected nodes.

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Using wireless as a primary WAN link to accelerate IoT deployment

Internet of Things IoT Businesses across the globe are working on their game plans for long-term Internet of Things (IoT) deployments. IT teams are now faced with managing a network that extends well beyond the traditional boundaries of fixed locations.

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Taoglas acquires ThinkWireless to grow in trucking, bus, off-road and motorcycle industries

Taoglas, a provider of IoT and automotive antenna and RF solutions, has completed its acquisition of ThinkWireless, Inc., an antenna provider that specialises in the design, development and production of combination antenna systems for the commercial vehicle market.

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Sandvik and Nokia to deliver industrial IoT to mining industry over LTE and 5G networks

Continuing its focus on Internet of Things (IoT) solutions for the mining industry, Sandvik has agreed with Nokia to further develop Sandvik solutions for private LTE (Long Term Evolution) and 5G technologies.

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Ericsson and Telstra complete new long-range NB-IoT connection

Ericsson and Telstra have successfully deployed and tested Narrowband Internet of Things (NB-IoT) data connections up to 100km from a base-station in Telstra’s commercial network. This is said to be the longest-range NB-IoT connection of its kind,

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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 and Ericsson sign multi-year US$3.5bn 5G deal

Ericsson and T-Mobile have signed a multi-year, US$3.5 billion (€3.02 billion) contract to support T-Mobile’s US-wide 5G network deployment. Under the deal, Ericsson will provide T-Mobile with the latest 5G New Radio (NR) hardware and software compliant with 3GPP standards.

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Major African mobile operator selects CALLUP’s device management system

CALLUP, a provider of Value Added Services (VAS) and Mobile Device Management (MDM) solutions for the telecom industry, announced that a major African mobile operator has selected CALLUP’s mobile device management platform – MDM+.

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