Digital Transformation World predictions: 5G moves from hype to reality

Digital Transformation World is upon us, and as the telecoms industry meets in Nice, John English, director of Marketing, Service Provider Solutions, Netscout, shares his thoughts on some of the biggest trends expected to emerge from the show.

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How is AI transforming wireless networking for CSPs?

Everyone seems to have a story to tell in Artificial Intelligence (AI) these days. But is it really having an impact on wireless networks? Here, Jeremy Cowan of IoT Now talks to two execs about recent developments; Keith Cahoon, UK Business Development director of Mist, and Kevin Fenn, global head of networks at ThoughtWorks. IoT Now: AI

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IoT Solutions World Congress 2018 will portray an industrial future marked by IoT, AI and blockchain

The fourth edition of the IoT Solutions World Congress (IoTSWC) –international reference event on the innovations of the Industrial Internet of Things–, will bring together, between 16 and 18 October in the Gran Via venue of Fira de Barcelona,

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Cisco plans to acquire Duo Security for US$2.35bn, enabling secure connections for users to any network

Cisco announced its intent to acquire privately-held Duo Security, headquartered in Ann Arbor, Mich. Duo Security is a provider of unified access security and multi-factor authentication delivered through the cloud.

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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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Will IoT’s growth hit a chipset wall?

Forecasts of the number of IoT devices that will be deployed in the foreseeable future indicate healthy growth, but there are very wide variations and the “experts” employ different timeframes. For example: 18 billion by 2022; 26 billion by 2020; 75 billion by 2025 and 125 billion by 2030.

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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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US Department of Defense leverages Ribbon Communications application server to complete 50,000-plus Seat UC deployment

Ribbon Communications Inc. (formerly GENBAND and Sonus), a global provider in secure and intelligent cloud communications, announced that the US Department of Defense has completed one of the largest Voice Over IP (VoIP) deployments in DoD’s history leveraging Ribbon’s Joint Interoperability Test Command (JITC)-certified Application Server.

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Third-party IoT CMPs had 120 million devices under management in 2017, reports Berg Insight

According to a new research report from the IoT analyst firm Berg Insight, the number of devices managed on third-party connectivity management platforms (CMPs) will grow at a CAGR of 30.3% from 120 million in 2017 to reach 440 million by 2022. This accounted for about 18% of the total installed base of cellular IoT

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Seeed announces two new IoT development boards using u-blox technology

u‑blox, a global provider of positioning and wireless communication technologies, announced that its modules will be at the core of two new developer boards. The boards, which are designed and produced by Seeed,

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NB-IoT device shipments will reach 613.2m units worldwide in 2023, says Berg

According to a new research report from IoT analyst firm Berg Insight, global shipments of NB-IoT devices will grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 41.8% from 106.9 million units in 2018 to reach 613.2 million units in 2023.

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Prysmian Group hosts the first NExsT Telecom Forum in Paris: “Creating the foundation of 5G and IoT”

Prysmian Group, provider in the energy and telecom cable systems industry, hosted its first “NExsT Telecoms Forum” in Paris “Creating the Foundation of 5G and IoT”. The event saw the participation of some of the major European and worldwide telecom operators, independent Think Tanks and associations, as well as institutions and regulators.

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Time for fleet to make connectivity demands

It’s nice to see the international IoT fleet management market bubbling up nicely as existing players and new entrants rush towards the opportunities being created. Antony Savvas says the fleet industry is doing its bit to create an important IoT market, and it’s now time that the mobile operators got their skates on too.

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Shift to 5G will not happen in 2018, says GlobalData

While many telecom network technology vendors are claiming that the wait for fifth generation, high-speed wireless service (5G) is finally over, the full transition to 5G will not happen in 2018, according to data and analytics company GlobalData.

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Companies with secure email to gain unlimited free brand impressions to drive increased digital commerce

Agari, a cybersecurity company, announced the first pilot of an online brand standard developed with major email providers Comcast, Google, Microsoft and Oath (Yahoo, AOL) that will offer companies the opportunity to display brand logos for free, increase trust with their customers, and ultimately lead to more revenue by increasing response rates and engagement.

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IoT leaves Trough of Disillusionment as operators figure out ‘how to build a network and a business’

For about two years the Internet of Things (IoT) has been in what Gartner’s Hypecycle refers to as the ‘Trough of Disillusionment’. So say three InterDigital executives talking to Jeremy Cowan of IoT Now at Mobile World Congress (#MWC18) in Barcelona.

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