US$8bn market for IoT security services predicted on 4G and 5G networks by 2026

Global tech market advisory firm ABI Research forecasts that by 2026, Internet of Things (IoT) cellular connections will number more than more than 3 billion. 4G LTE and LPWA networks will bear the brunt of these new connections and drive a US$8 billion market for IoT security services, says the firm.

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Industry ecosystem grows but still faces problems down the road

It’s been a busy few weeks for the IoT ecosystem. Here, freelance technology writer Antony Savvas looks at developments and also considers some of the problems.

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Digital Transformation World predictions: 5G moves from hype to reality

Digital Transformation World is upon us, and as the telecoms industry meets in Nice, John English, director of Marketing, Service Provider Solutions, Netscout, shares his thoughts on some of the biggest trends expected to emerge from the show.

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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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Monitoring the digital transformation in mobile

Data is big business. As the saying goes, information is power, and this has never been truer than with traditionally hardware-focused companies shifting towards a software-based model.

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‘Don’t think like a carrier, think like a business’: Future digital services may start with Tesco

As global chief marketing officer of newly enlarged NETSCOUT, Jim McNiel expects service providers like Tesco to be first to disrupt the market and maximise new digital revenues. Here McNiel tells Jeremy Cowan how they’ll beat mobile network operators to drive new digital services.

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‘Criminal’ attitude of car makers, Asimov’s Law and vulnerable utilities scrutinised by McNiel

Technological leaps are meat and drink to these columns. But today Jim McNiel doesn’t seem to want to talk about that, so much as how to use the leaps. As global chief marketing officer of newly enlarged NetScout he’s well placed to discuss both.

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