Finland’s Walkbase taps mobile proximity executive Kevin Hunter to lead U.S. expansion

Walkbase, a venue IoT analytics and marketing platform company, has announced its expansion into the U.S. market, appointing Kevin Hunter as its president of the Americas.

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Will Qualcomm’s acquisition of NXP Semiconductors trigger a new wave of market consolidation?

Qualcomm, the smartphone chipmaker, has acquired NXP Semiconductors for US$47 billion in the largest semiconductor acquisition of all time, says Yiru Zhong, senior industry analyst, Digital Transformation, Frost & Sullivan. (Also see: Qualcomm focuses on IoT as it agrees to buy chipset maker NXP Semiconductors for US$47bn.)

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Open collaboration will help bring about a single 5G standard, says Huawei’s Ding

At the FT-ETNO Summit held in Brussels, Huawei executive director and Products & Solutions president Ryan Ding said, “5G will be one of the cornerstones of industry digitalisation. A single global standard is vital.”

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Avanci launches one-stop licensing platform to accelerate wireless connectivity for IoT

Avanci claims to have launched the first marketplace for licensing patented wireless technology to the Internet of Things (IoT).

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Berlin’s IFA is the venue for three connected device launches by Qualcomm

Qualcomm made a series of announcements at IFA in Berlin, involving virtual reality (VR), smartwatches and home entertainment.

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SIGFOX and Brazilian partner WND announce IoT network deployment underway in Brazil

SIGFOX, a provider of dedicated communications service for the Internet of Things (IoT), and WND, the company launched to extend SIGFOX’s network across Latin America, announced they have begun deploying SIGFOX’s dedicated IoT network throughout Brazil.

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At MWC 2016 we observed maturation of IoT partnerships in various sectors

IoT was highly visible at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2016, with IoT devices or services – from connected cows to connected toothbrushes – appearing on nearly every stand. While there was no unifying theme, we believe a number of developments point to the continued maturation of IoT.

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Qualcomm introduces Virtual Reality software development kit

Qualcomm Inc’s subsidiary, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., has introduced a new virtual reality (VR) software development kit (SDK).

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Zuckerberg, 5G, handsets and brands overtake wearables in Twitter rankings at Mobile World Congress 2016

The international public relations company, Hotwire has issued statistics on the most tweeted about brands and topics (using #MWC2016) at last week’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The total number of #MWC2016 comments on Twitter came to 405,132.

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NEXT Biometrics and Arrow Electronics introduce turnkey biometric security for Windows 10 IoT platform

NEXT Biometrics Group ASA, a provider in high-quality low-cost fingerprint sensors, and Arrow Electronics, a global electronics distributor, are targeting the fast growing Internet of Things (IoT) market with a new turnkey biometric solution for Windows 10, NEXT announced at the annual Mobile World Congress held in Barcelona, Spain, this week.

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ACADINE Technologies releases v1.0 of HTML5-based, commercially ready OS for mobile devices and IoT

ACADINE™ Technologies, a provider of operating systems software / service platforms for a new generation of smart devices, announced the release of H5OS, a scalable HTML5-based and commercially ready Operating System (OS) created for mobile devices and the IoT. H5OS’s design has two key products – H5OS CORE and H5OS Feature Packs – which together

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Qualcomm announces mobile industry’s first Gigabit Class LTE modem

Qualcomm Incorporated announced that its subsidiary, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. has introduced its sixth-generation discrete LTE multimode chipset — the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ X16 LTE modem, which is built on a leading-edge 14nm FinFET process — and the Qualcomm RF Transceiver, WTR5975.

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Qualcomm and TDK form joint venture to provide RF front-end solutions for mobile devices

Qualcomm Incorporated and TDK Corporation are forming a joint venture to enable delivery of RF front-end (RFFE) modules and RF filters into fully integrated systems for mobile devices and fast-growing business segments, such as Internet of Things (IoT).

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Intel hires former Qualcomm exec to head new group

Intel has chosen Venkata “Murthy” Renduchintala, previously co-president of Qualcomm’s mobile chip division, to run a newly created group that encompasses its PC, mobile, Internet of Things (IoT) and software businesses.

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It must be Xmas, the generations are all gathered and they’re fighting over the spectrum

It’s a bit of a flashpoint at this time. Tension mounts. All the generations and their products get together, they’re all excited and there are massive – possibly unrealistic – expectations. Having invited all these people to the party, the host suddenly starts panicking and wondering how they’re going to cater for them all. Everyone

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Prepare your business for the 2G/GSM network shutdown – Pt 1

The current state of 2G/GSM Networks As many of you are probably aware, cellular network operators around the world are planning to shut down their 2G networks to re-farm spectrum for more efficient 4G/LTE services.

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