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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How will M2M services make more billions in a few years?

On the back of this development in connectivity for vehicles will come other business opportunities which will add to the demand for traffic on this network.

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Live NB-IoT demos showcase temperature monitoring sensors at MWC Americas

u‑blox, a provider in wireless and positioning modules and chips, will feature a live Narrowband IoT (NB‑IoT or LTE Cat NB1) demo at MWC Americas in San Francisco, featuring SARA‑R410M-02B, a configurable LTE Cat M1/NB1 multi‑mode module with worldwide coverage.

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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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Samsung brings enhanced 4G LTE capability to Gear S3 classic

Samsung Electronics America, Inc. announced 4G LTE availability of the Gear S3 classic, bringing enhanced LTE connectivity to the elegant and stylish smartwatch so users can call, navigate, pay, and more, all without their phone.

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Two u-blox LTE Cat 1 modules now available on T-Mobile’s US 4G LTE network for IoT Access Packs

u-blox, a global provider of wireless and positioning modules and chips, announced PTCRB certification of its TOBY-R202 and TOBY-R200 LTE Cat 1 modules for T-Mobile‘s US 4G LTE network.

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Is 5G on cloud nine?

Are you looking forward to 2020? No, I am not talking about the next American presidential election! It is the year, according to some, when the first 5G commercial networks could go live. For many telecoms operators 2020 can’t come soon enough.

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Beyond connectivity: Three ways CSPs can monetise IoT

For communications service providers (CSPs) reeling from losses in their traditional lines of business, the Internet of Things (IoT) provides tantalising opportunities to reverse their fortunes. At first glance, you’d think monetising IoT would be a slam-dunk for the communications industry.

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What extra services are IoT customers asking operators for?

As mentioned in Part One of this interview on Monday, Orange is finding a good new revenue stream in analysing mobile data for, among others, France’s tourism industry.

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