WBA openRoaming primed for residential rollout after Wi-Fi 6 trial with Airties over in-home Wi-Fi

The Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA) reported the completion of a successful proof-of-concept trial to automatically onboard Wi-Fi client devices to a residential Wi-Fi 6 network, paving the way for the rollout of WBA OpenRoaming across in-home Wi-Fi and wide-area wireless broadband networks.

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US PC shipments rocket 73% in a year driven by backlog orders

The PC market in the United States grew 73% year on year in Q1 2021, with total shipments of desktops, notebooks, tablets and workstations exceeding 34 million units. Notebooks and tablets led the way with impressive growth, while desktops lagged amid weak demand during the pandemic.

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Transforming mobile, one eSIM at a time

The global wireless industry has experienced more transformation in the last 10 years than in the previous 50, says Emir Aboulhosn, CEO at NetLync. The challenges this last year has brought, in the form of the coronavirus pandemic, have sharpened this focus to an acute and imminent reality bringing on change even faster.

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IoT integration takes centre stage in the smart homes market

As the use of the Internet of Things (IoT) picks up pace, the adoption of smart home devices is steadily increasing. By 2023, the average UK smart home will have 50 connected devices, according to Marc Allera, the CEO of BT‘s consumer division.

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IoT Ace ranks market visibility of top public and private IoT companies

IoT Nation, a provider of Internet of Things (IoT) ecosystem analytics, has released its 2020 IoT Ace Market Visibility Performance (MVP) rankings. These rankings are said to be based on the company’s “data-driven analysis of market activity” for more than 25,000 IoT-related companies worldwide.

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LoRaWAN will temporarily replace 5G networks for IoT

5G networks will revolutionise the Internet of Things (IoT). But it will take several years for the technology to cover most of the planet. Thanks to LoRaWAN, you don’t need to wait, says Sergiy Seletsky, IoT practice leader and senior solution architect at Intellias.

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Cross-Industry survey reveals 79% plan to adopt WBA OpenRoaming

According to a Wireless Broadband Alliance cross-industry survey of service providers, equipment manufacturers and enterprises, almost four out of five (79%) have adopted or plan to adopt the WBA OpenRoaming standard.

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North American wearables market grows 10% as selling prices take a hit, says Canalys

The value of North America’s wearable band market in Q2 2020 remained flat year-on-year at US$2 billion (€1 billion), despite shipments growing 10% annually.

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AR & VR revenue growth to be driven by increasing demand in gaming

Some of the key players in the global augmented reality and virtual reality (AR & VR) market include names such as Microsoft Corporation, Google Inc., Apple Inc., and Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. among others.

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COVID-19 causes wearable shipments to fall 27mn against forecast

Wearables have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic because consumer interest in buying non-essential devices has dropped in the first quarter of 2020, along with the issues associated with a hampered supply chain.

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Why 2020 will bring a change of heart around eSIM

In 2020, consumer electronics device manufacturers will continue to push eSIM technology to a much broader range of devices. Here’s what it is about this revolutionary technology that will force connectivity providers to wake up and act. Yuval Mayron, general manager of IoT, amdocs:next reports.

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SmartThings joins Revenue Edge offering CSPs to deliver a smart home experience

Calix, Inc. has announced that SmartThings, the global provider of smart home automation, will join the Revenue EDGE ecosystem.

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Arm announces Custom Instructions for embedded CPUs and Mbed OS Partner Governance

Arm CEO, Simon Segars has announced Arm Custom Instructions, a new feature for the Armv8-M architecture.

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Wi-Fi 6: It’s for the robots

Kevin Robinson learned leadership at America’s elite military academy West Point. Now, as the Wi-Fi Alliance’s marketing vice president, he is marshalling a battalion of 550 companies to weaponise Wi-fi 6.

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Increasing penetration of IoT-based devices boosts popularity of location-based ambient intelligence, says TMR

According to a new market report the global location-based ambient intelligence market is projected to reach a value of approximately US$497 billion by 2027. According to Transparency Market Research, the market is projected to expand at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of about 21% from 2019 to 2027.

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Smart home automation revenues to exceed $57mn by 2024, driven by smart security

New data analysed by Juniper Research indicates that automation revenues will exceed US$57 million (€50 million) by 2024. This is up from $18 million (€16 million) in 2019, and is driven by smart security solutions.

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