Podcast: Episode 1 Digital Transformation: It’s critical, but not all serious

We take a look at the Internet of Things business and Digital Transformation. George Malim examines what’s behind the news that NTT DoCoMo has binned all further work using Narrowband-IoT. Matt Hatton busts some Internet of Things myths. And Jeremy Cowan asks them both to describe how everyone’s business landscape will change after COVID-19. Plus

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How mobile IoT location is changing the IoT landscape

The Internet of Things (IoT) has rapidly embedded itself in our world for the last decade plus and will only increase its penetration in both the consumer and enterprise spaces. The proliferation of IoT has been driven by several factors, says Ed Chao, CEO of Polte, including growing internet reach, cloud & edge computing, lower sensor costs,

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Ericsson, T-Mobile Austria and Stanley Black & Decker speed IoT deployments

Using T-Mobile Austria’s network, Ericsson IoT accelerator for global connectivity and Stanley Black & Decker’s digital accelerator, the three partners are simplifying and accelerating the global deployment of Stanley Black and Decker’s connected equipment and services.

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What’s going to stop the 5G rollout?

Although 5G has many potential benefits, there are some barriers that will inhibit these services, particularly outside the private settings on a public network.

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Berg Insight says NB-IoT device shipments reached 53 million units in 2018

According to a new research report from IoT analyst firm Berg Insight, global shipments of NB-IoT devices reached 53 million units in 2018. Annual shipments are expected to almost triple in 2019 reaching 142 million units.

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T-Mobile and Ericsson sign multi-year US$3.5bn 5G deal

Ericsson and T-Mobile have signed a multi-year, US$3.5 billion (€3.02 billion) contract to support T-Mobile’s US-wide 5G network deployment. Under the deal, Ericsson will provide T-Mobile with the latest 5G New Radio (NR) hardware and software compliant with 3GPP standards.

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Slovakian smart waste management company ready for first US nationwide NB-IoT network launched by T-Mobile

Sensoneo, a Bratislava, Slovakia-based provider of smart, enterprise-grade waste management solutions has announced its readiness for the USA’s first nationwide narrowband IoT network, which was launched by T-Mobile in July.

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T-Mobile launches America’s first nationwide Narrowband IoT Network

T-Mobile has launched its Narrowband Internet of Things (NB-IoT) service nationwide. T-Mobile claims to be the first to launch NB-IoT in the U.S. and first in the world to launch NB-IoT in the guard bands for optimal efficiency.

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T-Mobile US launches NB-IoT network

T-Mobile US is laying claim to a narrowband Internet of Things first, with the official launch of a new narrowband IoT network that operates in guard bands. The carrier said that its service is the first NB-IoT network in the U.S. and the first one in the world that leverages guard bands,

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Five reasons why Europe has already lost the 5G race

There are many who talk about 5G but few, says John Strand of Strand Consult, have described what it takes to create a healthy 5G market with network deployment, service development, business models and customer demand.

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Telcos admit IoT is failing to meet expectations, as they are urged to understand customers’ business

EXCLUSIVE REPORT: Three leading European telcos admit at the 6th IoT Forum CE, that many customers are still not aware of the benefits of the Internet of Things (IoT). As one enterprise tells the C-Level operator panel, “You must show customers you understand their business, not just your own.”

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DT and Vodafone Group complete successful NB-IoT roaming trial in Europe, says GSMA

The GSMA reports that mobile operators Deutsche Telekom (DT) and Vodafone Group have successfully completed the first international roaming trial in Europe using licensed narrowband Internet of Things (NB-IoT) technology.

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Regulators could impose a package deal in exchange for new T-Mobile/Sprint merger approval, says GlobalData

The recently announced merger between US mobile operator rivals T-Mobile and Sprint in an all-stock transaction valued at US$26.5 billion (€22.33 billion) will be no slam dunk, according to data and analytics company, GlobalData.

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Sierra Wireless AirPrime modules certified on T-Mobile’s NB-IoT network

Sierra Wireless, the provider of fully integrated device-to-cloud solutions for the Internet of Things (IoT), announced that Sierra Wireless AirPrime® WP77 embedded wireless modules are now certified to operate on T-Mobile’s NB-IoT network, which is live in Las Vegas and will be nationwide mid-year.

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LPWA: Challenger operators could benefit from using a different technology to the market leader

Mobile operators have a significant opportunity to offer LPWA solutions, but competition will be intense. The leaders have decided which technology to support – for example, AT&T has opted for LTE-M, Orange uses LoRa and LTE-M and Vodafone has gone for NB-IoT.

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MultiTech unveils 3GPP LTE Category M1 and NB-IoT cellular modems and devices

Multi-Tech Systems, Inc., a global manufacturer of M2M and IoT communication devices, announced the availability of their first cellular modems and devices based on LTE Category M1 and NB-IoT technologies, the 3GPP mobile broadband industry’s first foray into low-power wide-area (LPWA) networks being deployed now by a number of mobile network operators.

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