Qualcomm intros new end-to-end OTA 5G test networks ‘to drive 5G’ innovation

Qualcomm Technologies, a subsidiary of Qualcomm Inc., has expanded its 5G test networks to include new end-to-end over-the-air (OTA) configurations for both millimetre wave (mmWave) and sub-6 GHz bands.

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5G requires a new approach to wireless testing

5G has the potential to significantly transform our lives, says Charles Schroeder, Business and Technology fellow, National Instruments. From better business communications, to smarter homes and factories, to advances in autonomous vehicles.

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Airbiquity reinforces the security and data analysis features of OTAmatic

Airbiquity, a provider in connected vehicle services, announced the latest release of OTAmatic. This version boasts new features and integrations that address many of today’s top concerns for automakers and suppliers, such as compromise-resilient security, edge data analytics, and more efficient OTA management capabilities.

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First prototype 5G smartphone connects to Italy’s TIM network

TIM, together with Ericsson and Qualcomm Technologies Inc, reports it has completed the first 5G connection in Italy on TIM’s live network using the country’s first 5G prototype smartphone.

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Eseye and MikroElektronika launch AnyNet 3G-AA click in US to assist IoT developers

Eseye, a global cellular internet connectivity provider for Internet of Things (IoT) devices, and MikroElektronika, a producer and retailer of hardware and software tools for developing embedded systems, have launched their latest product for IoT developers innovating in the US.

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STPay-Boost IC combines hardware secure element with proprietary NFC-boost technology for better contactless performance

STMicroelectronics, a global semiconductor provider serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, and Fidesmo, the contactless-services developer and Mastercard approved global vendor,

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New Wireless Software from Silicon Labs enables Bluetooth communications with sub-GHz IoT devices

Silicon Labs has released new software options for its Wireless Gecko portfolio, enabling simultaneous sub-GHz and 2.4 GHz Bluetooth® Low Energy (LE) connectivity on a single chip. This Silicon Labs solution enables commercial and industrial IoT applications to combine long-range sub-GHz communications with Bluetooth connectivity,

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Unlicenced low power M2M connections to approach 400 million by 2022, says Juniper Research

A new report from Juniper Research has found that the total number of connections leveraging an unlicenced spectrum to deliver low power M2M connectivity will approach 400 million by 2022. Connections using these technologies, such as Sigfox, LoRa and Ingenu, will rise from an estimated 50 million by the end of 2018, representing total growth of 736%.

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Over-the-air firmware: The critical driver of IoT success

In the early days of IoT, updating remote devices often caused intermittent disruption and performance degradation. As IoT platforms have matured, they have embraced a novel way to remotely and reliably update connected devices with little to no disruption: over-the-air (OTA) firmware updates.

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Internet of Things: it’s time to safeguard our future

Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the Internet of Things (IoT) are set to revolutionise the way we live, work and play. Everyday items in the home will be connected in unprecedented ways and tasks traditionally carried out by humans will be replaced by automation and robotics.

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Auto innovation could save thousands of lives and $35bn, but first we have to build the foundations

Everyone is talking about autonomous vehicles but to make it work the automotive industry needs to create a connected car ecosystem for over-the-air (OTA) software and data updates. A 2015 IHS Market report says OTA will save car makers worldwide more than US$35 billion by 2022 but, parking the financial incentive for a moment, OTA

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Telink Semiconductor to demonstrate smart applications at Bluetooth Asia 2017 in Shenzhen

Telink Semiconductor, developer of highly integrated low power radio-frequency and mixed signal system chips for Internet of Things (IoT) applications, will be demonstrating a number of applications for smart lighting, smart home, retail and logistics based on its devices at the Bluetooth Asia 2017 conference

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Peaceful co-existence: Managing different connections when deploying IoT networks

It’s official: the potential of the IoT can no longer be ignored. There are 520 million global cellular IoT connections today, and this number is predicted to grow to 2.4 billion by 2025, according to Strategy Analytics.

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Where are OTA and in-car data management heading in your car?

Industry projections for over-the-air (OTA) vehicle data management suggest the technology could save automakers US$35 billion over the next five years. That’s a big claim.

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eSync Alliance initiative aims to drive industry-wide secure automotive OTA and diagnostics

A new automotive initiative called the eSync Alliance has been led and unveiled by Excelfore, a provider of smart mobility networks. The global initiative aims to drive multi-company solutions for over-the-air (OTA) updates and data diagnostics in the automotive electronics ecosystem.

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TESIC-SE secure element launched by Tiempo Secure for high security with low power IoT

Tiempo Secure’s new TESIC-SE secure element, based on the company’s patented asynchronous design technology, aims to bring the advantages of security, speed and ultra low power consumption of asynchronous architecture to the booming Internet of Things (IoT) security market.

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