Hands up who’s making money in 5G? And who’s not?

A WEEK IN IoT – 5G is starting strong, says Huawei. The company’s deputy chairman, Ken Hu, told its annual Mobile Broadband Forum (#MBBF) in Zurich, Switzerland last week that 5th Generation mobile communications “arrived faster than expected,” and that there are now 40 carriers in more than 20 countries supporting 136 different 5G-enabled devices.

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On the road with IoT

As more companies move to a predictive model of equipment maintenance, they are looking for ways to use connected devices to improve field service.

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Accedian partners with Lanner Electronics to offer performance-assured virtual customer premises equipment (vCPE)

Accedian, the global end-to-end network performance assurance experts, announced that it has partnered with Lanner Electronics Inc., to integrate its fully virtualised SkyLIGHT™ performance assurance platform into Lanner’s x86 network platform.

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Hazelcast Jet 0.5 – New high-level API increases developer productivity for real-time IoT, big data applications

Hazelcast, the open source in-memory data grid (IMDG) with tens of thousands of installed clusters and over 39 million server starts per month, announced the 0.5 release of Hazelcast Jet – an application embeddable, distributed computing platform for fast processing of big data sets.

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Imperva expands global Incapsula network to increase performance and speed attack mitigation

Imperva, Inc. committed to protecting business-critical data and applications in the cloud and on-premises, announced a significant expansion of its network and investment in second-generation DDoS attack mitigation technology.

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Supporting IoT services on 5G network slices through Service Quality Management – Part 1

High speed, high reliability and low latency are the key benefits that CSPs expect from 5G. While high speed (targeted at 20 Gbps) helps to upload and download video-based content faster and in larger volumes, high reliability (always 100%) supports mission-critical services especially in the IoT world. Here is the Part 1 of the article.

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When major corporations like Delta Airlines have ‘failures’ we all have an opinion

I remember a time when I was running datacenters and had absolute responsibility for and accountability for critical business systems.

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UK’s ‘largest mission-critical IoT radio network’ claimed by Maxxwave at launch

Powered by its existing Ambitalk radio network, Maxxwave reportedly offers coverage of much of the UK. With up to 40 miles available from each transmitter site using its radio technologies, Ambitalk is said to be the UK’s largest PAMR radio network.

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Ask not what we can do for the Things, but what the Things can do for us

If you believe the hype and optimistic predictions, the number of connected devices will be anywhere between 10 billion and 50 billion by 2020, with potential to generate up to $19 trillion of value.

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Cumulocity and Astea team up to provide turnkey IoT solution for global service organisation

Cumulocity, a provider of Internet of Things (IoT) software and solutions, and Astea International Inc., a provider in service management and mobile workforce solutions, are to offer a ‘comprehensive end-to-end service management solution’. It is available today.

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Combining IoT connectivity with 3D printing for new applications Part 1

3D printing, also known as additive manufacturing, is the computer-controlled sequential layering of materials to create threedimensional shapes.

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The inexorable rise of M2M roaming

An evaluation jointly carried out by Starhome Mach and Machina Research has concluded that mobile network operators need to pay more attention to the impact of M2M roaming on their networks as M2M’s share of roaming doubled in the last 12 months.

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Time for a fresh look at IoT connectivity

Jim Dunlap, CEO of Cycle30, tells Robin Duke-Woolley of Beecham Research that Internet of Things (IoT) service providers are overlooking significant business opportunities if they confine themselves to mobile cellular connections.

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What’s the real value of an SLA?

OK, so I know the definition of SLA is Service Level Agreement – and I know that the purpose is to encourage suppliers to live up to the performance requirements of their customers, says Telenor Connexion’s Gwenn Larsson (pictured). And in some cases with business- and life-critical M2M solutions it’s really important that the service

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White SIM: Cool technology doesn’t always bring a commercial benefit

Maybe you’ve heard lately about a concept called ‘white SIM’ or a SIM that allows for ‘remote personalisation’. (Caution, says Gwenn Larsson: Don’t confuse this with yet another concept called ‘late stage provisioning’.) I am sometimes asked about this by our partners (and, due to the coaxing of our partners, our customers)

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Arkessa's new application to manage multi-network connections via a single dashboard

Cambridge, UK — The remote internet company, Arkessa, has built a web-based software application to enable a multi-network estate of M2M connections to be managed via a single graphical dashboard.

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