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Verizon intros LTE-M modules for fast IoT onboarding
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2/13/2020  |  Post a comment
Verizon uses certified Sequans modules to get LTE-M IoT devices onto its 4G network.
Samsung intros first phones that will support all flavors of 5G
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2/11/2020  |  2 comments
Samsung unveiled its S20 brand, which will be released on March 6.
U.S. Cellular gets on the IoT path with LTE-M
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2/10/2020  |  Post a comment
The carrier says it is also exploring deploying NB-IoT.
T-Mobile, Verizon dogged by worries over DSS in 5G
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2/7/2020  |  1 comment
T-Mobile CTO Ray noted that the technology eats away at the capacity of shared radio.
T-Mobile to Expand 5G Footprint in 2020
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2/6/2020  |  2 comments
But execs don't have much new to say about the proposed Sprint merger.
Helium Flies High With More Than 3,000 Hotspots Installed in US DIY IoT Network
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2/5/2020  |  Post a comment
Startup makes progress on user-installed rival to cellular IoT.
Apple Moving Deeper Into UWB Technology?
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2/4/2020  |  2 comments
With a major Apple supplier buying a UWB chipmaker, and possible new location tags from Apple itself, the vendor might be moving deeper into UWB location tech.
What's Next for CBRS?
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2/4/2020  |  Post a comment
Federated Wireless CEO Iyad Tarazi fills us in on the future for CBRS now that the spectrum has reached the commercial deployment phase.
Roambee Scores $15.2M for IoT Asset Tracking & Monitoring
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1/31/2020  |  Post a comment
Silicon Valley startup Roambee is well established in cellular IoT and low power wide area asset tracking.
Verizon Earmarks Up to $18B to Fuel 5G & Fiber in 2020
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1/30/2020  |  Post a comment
Aided by Disney+ promotion, operator reports 790,000 phone net adds in Q4 2019.
AT&T's Lowband 5G Covers 50M People, Will Go Nationwide Mid-Year 2020
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1/29/2020  |  Post a comment
AT&T execs expect a 5G phone upgrade 'uptick' in the second half of 2020.
CBRS Goes Live, as NTIA Considers Adjacent Spectrum for Commercial Use
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1/29/2020  |  Post a comment
Verizon, Charter, Boingo and others alight on CBRS for wireless network densification, private networks and more.
NB-IoT Expected to Be Part of 5G by June 2022
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1/28/2020  |  Post a comment
4G will become 5G, at least for NB-IoT.
Cincinnati Bell Gets Bigger-Than-Brookfield Buyout Bid
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1/24/2020  |  Post a comment
The telecom firm's board said it is in talks, but still supports its original offer from Brookfield Infrastructure Partners.
Dish Casting Wide Net in Upcoming 5G Transport RFP
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1/23/2020  |  3 comments
Dish says it is looking at a multitude of choices as it starts to prepare to build its greenfield 5G transport network in the US.
5G on the Menu at Davos
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1/22/2020  |  Post a comment
CEOs at Ericsson and Verizon talk 5G realities amidst a mass of marketing talk and techno-babble about the next-gen communications standard at The World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.
Startup Intros NB-IoT Cow Capsule, Inks Deal With TDC
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1/21/2020  |  Post a comment
South Korean startup intros digestible NB-IoT capsule for cows, links up with TDC, as carriers and startups look to agribusiness for more IoT revenue.
Skylo Ready to Launch Global NB-IoT Satellite-Based Network in Summer 2020
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1/21/2020  |  3 comments
Startup Skylo says it is ready to bring NB-IoT to the world, using satellites and inexpensive hubs.
DoCoMo Claims It Can Smash the 5G Glass Barrier
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1/17/2020  |  Post a comment
NTT shows off a new window that millimeter wave 5G signals can be transmitted through.
Sensors Move to the Fore in the Internet of Bins
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1/16/2020  |  Post a comment
Berg Insight says 1.5 million smart waste sensors will be installed worldwide by 2023, as NB-IoT and LoRa start to come to the fore in the smart waste sensor market.
NYC OKs 9 Providers to Expand 5G Coverage
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1/15/2020  |  3 comments
Deal will allow providers to install more 5G equipment on street lamps and traffic lights.
Pivotal Starts Shipping 5G Repeater to Verizon
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1/14/2020  |  Post a comment
Pivotal claims it can shoot 5G signals into a living room with its Echo unit.
Wireless Capex to Increase in 2020, but Don't Expect a 5G Windfall – Analysts
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1/14/2020  |  Post a comment
ROI with 5G capex is poor for at least two years until business models develop, says Jefferies.
NY Governor Prioritizes '100% Cell Service'
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1/10/2020  |  Post a comment
After investing $500 million in better high-speed broadband Internet access for the state, New York now needs to prioritize quality cellular service statewide, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said in his annual State of the State address.
Verizon Draws Up 5G & 4G Drone Flight Plans
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1/8/2020  |  1 comment
Verizon is ready for 4G and 5G drone flights, as the FAA looks to change the rules for the unmanned aircraft again.
Nesten Shoots for DIY IoT Network With Pricey New Node
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1/6/2020  |  Post a comment
Nesten is the latest company to try and create a user-made IoT network with its $3,600 G1 node.
MTA Seeks Cell Service Provider for Major NYC Subway Tunnel
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1/3/2020  |  Post a comment
The MTA has issued an RFP for companies that want to install cell service in the L train tunnel under the East River, building on existing service in underground subway stations.
Cellular IoT Gateway Market Still Growing – Berg Insight
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1/3/2020  |  Post a comment
Devices still needed to connect major industrial equipment, buses and more, to 4G cellular networks.
Five IoT Startups to Watch in 2020
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12/30/2019  |  Post a comment
Here are some of the IoT startups making waves in 2020.
Brookfield to Buy Cincinnati Bell for $2.6B
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12/23/2019  |  1 comment
Baby, if you've ever wondered what became of Cincinnati Bell... it is being bought by a Toronto conglomerate that has a penchant for telco assets.
Mobile Carriers Left Out of Home Automation Party
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12/20/2019  |  Post a comment
Amazon, Apple and Google come to a connected home deal, carriers not invited!
A Year in the Life of a Cellular IoT Modem: Quectel's AT&T Story
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12/18/2019  |  Post a comment
Quectel Wireless Solutions has a cellular IoT module certified for use AT&T's LTE-M and NB-IoT networks, but it's not a process that happens overnight.
Semtech to Launch LoRa Trial With Shipping Group
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12/17/2019  |  Post a comment
Wilhelmsen adopts LoRa for on-ship monitoring and more.
Cellular IoT's Top 400 Projects Account for 279 Million Devices
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12/13/2019  |  Post a comment
The Chinese State Grid, General Motors and BMV operate three of the largest cellular IoT projects.
CBRS Rising, & the Wait for Private 5G Networks
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12/12/2019  |  Post a comment
Midband LTE will start to arrive at the end of 2019, for private networks and more.
T-Mobile execs talk up 5G prospects while merger trial proceeds
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12/10/2019  |  Post a comment
T-Mobile's management team is in NYC, talking lawsuits and 5G at a UBS event.
Verizon CEO Says Dynamic Spectrum Sharing Will Arrive for Shared 4G & 5G in 2020
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12/10/2019  |  Post a comment
Verizon expects DSS to offer wider 5G services in 2020.
Metro & Simple Mobile Launch Cheaper 5G Plans
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12/6/2019  |  Post a comment
Companies release pay-as-you-go plans on T-Mobile's 5G network.
Huawei Appeals FCC Decision to Declare It a National Security Risk
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12/5/2019  |  Post a comment
The Chinese vendor says that the FCC has no experience with national security matters, and highlights its relationship with small rural US carriers.
CBRS Finally Expected to Launch Commercially by Year's End
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12/5/2019  |  Post a comment
The midband technology is expected to be initially used by mobile operators for traffic offhaul and fixed wireless operators.
NB-IoT System Set to Detect Leaks in Water Mains
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12/3/2019  |  Post a comment
Leak detection specialist Gutermann is starting an NB-IoT trial with Vodafone in the UK.
T-Mobile Launches Lowband Near-Nationwide 5G Network
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12/2/2019  |  5 comments
T-Mobile says it will cover more than 200 million people in the US with its 5G network
Lowband 5G Offers the Massive Coverage the US Needs
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11/28/2019  |  1 comment
What's the point of gigabit 5G speeds if you can't get connected anywhere?
MediaTek Unveils 'Dimensity' 5G Chipset
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11/27/2019  |  Post a comment
MediaTek says its first 5G silicon will arrive in commercial smartphones by Q1 2020.
Intel Partners With MediaTek for 5G PC Chips
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11/25/2019  |  1 comment
The pair expect to launch silicon, to be used by Dell and HP, in early 2021.
Vodafone Supports IoT Customers in the US With Cat M
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11/25/2019  |  Post a comment
Donaldson Company is an initial user for connected dust filtration systems.
Sigfox Starts IoT Private Network Push
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11/22/2019  |  Post a comment
The IoT startup will test its private area network tech in France in Q1 2020.
The Un-CEO: Legere to Leave T-Mobile
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11/18/2019  |  Post a comment
Mike Sievert to become new CEO on May 1, 2020.
Verizon Tackles Industrial Asset Tracking With 4G & IoT
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11/18/2019  |  1 comment
Verizon puts together a Cat M1-based system that can track assets, send that information to the cloud, and view the status info on a map.
Russian Carrier Megafon Tests Second-Gen NB-IoT Devices
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11/15/2019  |  Post a comment
A new version of the NB-IoT standard supports faster speeds and 'push-to-talk' services, among other things.
Could T-Mobile's Legere Clean Up the WeWork Mess?
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11/12/2019  |  Post a comment
WeWork may be looking at Legere as a clean-up CEO candidate for the troubled startup.
Helium Already Has Over 1,000 Hotspots in Its User-Made US IoT Network
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11/11/2019  |  3 comments
Helium users spend $495 on a hotspot to create a low-power, wide-area IoT network in the US that now is in 425 cities in the country.
T-Mobile Makes Moves to Help Get Sprint Merger Done
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11/7/2019  |  Post a comment
A $15 phone plan and free 5G access for first responders are among T-Mobile's latest sweeteners to help get its Sprint merger closed.
T-Mobile Sets 5G Launch Date for Dec. 6
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11/7/2019  |  3 comments
The 600MHz 5G launch will cover 200 million people in the US.
Sprint/T-Mobile Merger a Step Closer to Early 2020 Completion
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11/5/2019  |  Post a comment
The deal, now approved by the FCC, commits the duo to covering 97% of US citizens with 5G within three years.
Vodafone Idea Readies NB-IoT Services in India
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11/5/2019  |  Post a comment
Vodafone Idea is the third major carrier in India to plan an NB-IoT network.
Sprint Posts Net Loss of $274M, Expects Merger to Close in Early 2020
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11/4/2019  |  1 comment
Sprint touts 16 million people covered by its 5G network, as it hopes T-Mobile merger will close early in fiscal 2020.
Google Buys Fitbit for $2.1B to Increase Wearables Presence
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11/1/2019  |  Post a comment
The acquisition is expected to close in May 2020, according to MKM Partners.
Particle Scores $40M to Scale IoT Production Plans
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11/1/2019  |  Post a comment
The startup will build up its enterprise IoT suite and add to its enterprise and product teams with the money.
Taoglas Co-CEO Predicts Bright Future for Cellular 4G IoT Devices
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10/31/2019  |  Post a comment
Antenna firm co-CEO sees a solid market for 4G LTE IoT tech.
Qualcomm Adopts DT's nuSIM Tech for Its 9205 IoT Modem
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10/31/2019  |  Post a comment
The companies say the nuSIM tech will reduce power and space requirements for IoT devices.
Verizon Certifies Nordic Semicon IoT Module on Its LTE Network & Developer Program
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10/30/2019  |  Post a comment
Devices using the chipset will be running on the network by the end of year.
T-Mobile Preps 600MHz 5G Launch, Expects Sprint Deal to Close in Early 2020
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10/28/2019  |  Post a comment
T-Mobile touts another solid quarter as company remains confident the Sprint merger will get done early next year.
AT&T Bows to Some Elliot Management Demands
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10/28/2019  |  Post a comment
CEO says he won't leave in 2020, but AT&T is looking for new CEO candidates in the longer term.
Verizon CEO Says Fixed 5G Will Grow in 2020
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10/25/2019  |  3 comments
Verizon's Hans Vestberg says the company's remodeled '5G Home' product is poised for a resurgence in the second half of next year.
Pivotal Tackles FWA 'Shadowing' as It Readies 5G Products
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10/25/2019  |  Post a comment
Pivotal will release its first commercial millimeter-wave 28GHz subscriber units in December this year.
Huawei in 'Early' Talks to License Its 5G Tech to a 'Couple' of US Companies
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10/23/2019  |  Post a comment
Huawei VP says the company has started discussing the licensing of its 5G technology to a couple of unnamed US companies.
Sprint (Finally) Enters the NB-IoT Business
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10/23/2019  |  Post a comment
Sprint is last of the big four mobile carriers to roll out an NB-IoT network in the US.
The Wait for NB-IoT in the US
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10/21/2019  |  Post a comment
T-Mobile is the only operator that has announced customers using NB-IoT so far.
Google Launches Pixel 4 Smartphone
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10/15/2019  |  Post a comment
All major US mobile operators will carry the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL.
Quectel Claims 5G Data Call With Millimeter-Wave IoT Module
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10/15/2019  |  9 comments
Quectel tests 5G IoT mmWave module, AsusTek slated to use it in next-gen laptops.
ZenFi CEO: More Small Cells on the Way in NYC
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10/11/2019  |  5 comments
ZenFi's CEO says that 1000s more small cells are waiting to be approved in the NYC area.
AT&T to Begin Standalone 5G Rollout Next Year
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10/9/2019  |  2 comments
AT&T plans to deploy standalone 5G in 2020, which will boost enterprise applications for 5G.
Finnish Startup Goes Underground to Measure Soil Conditions
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10/9/2019  |  Post a comment
Finnish agricultural IoT startup Soil Scout works with DT on underground sensors, grabs an undisclosed round of funding.
Verizon & NEC Pioneer Traffic Sensing on Existing Fiber
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10/8/2019  |  1 comment
Verizon says it could deploy the smart city traffic monitoring system nationwide in the future.
Ossia Readies Wireless Power for IoT Asset Tracking at Walmart
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10/4/2019  |  1 comment
Ossia is working to commercialize its Forever Tracker with T-Mobile and Xirgo.
US Cellular Plots 600MHz 5G in Iowa & Wisconson in Early 2020
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10/4/2019  |  Post a comment
The fifth-largest mobile carrier in the US will be one of the first in the country with lowband 5G.
Amazon: From the Sensor to the Sidewalk
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9/30/2019  |  Post a comment
Amazon readies its low-power protocol Sidewalk for long-term IoT and smart home projects.
5G Transport & the Edge: From Scarcity to Standalone
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9/27/2019  |  1 comment
Light Reading's 5G Transport & the Edge event on October 10 in New York City will examine crucial aspects of constructing a 5G-capable network.
Verizon Brings 5G to Parts of NYC
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9/26/2019  |  2 comments
The mobile carrier also launches 5G in Boise City, Idaho, and Panama City, Fla.
Amazon Intros 'Sidewalk' Protocol for Low-Power IoT Networks
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9/26/2019  |  Post a comment
Amazon is building a wireless dog tracker as a reference implementation of the protocol.
MediaTek Readies 5G SoC for 2020
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9/25/2019  |  Post a comment
The 5G chip market is going to get more crowded in the first half of 2020.
CalAmp Rides on Sprint's Curiosity IoT Platform
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9/25/2019  |  Post a comment
Sprint signs long-term IoT partnership with telematics pioneer CalAmp.
Airtel Plans NB-IoT Network in India
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9/24/2019  |  Post a comment
Airtel will follow rival Reliance Jio into the NB-IoT game.
C-Spire Updates Its 4G, Readies for 5G
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9/23/2019  |  Post a comment
Regional carrier C-Spire updates 1,200-plus basestations in its network, ready for 5G and more.
O Canada: AT&T Touts 'Largest LTE-M Footprint in the World'
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9/19/2019  |  Post a comment
AT&T's claim based on LTE-M IoT roaming deal with three Canadian operators — Bell Canada, Rogers Communications and Telus.
Verizon's Vestberg Sticks With mmWave for 5G
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9/19/2019  |  Post a comment
Verizon is the only US carrier sticking with a national, highband-only 5G plan heading into 2020, but CEO says the C-Band is 'interesting' to the carrier.
Apple Gives Ultra Wideband a Spin
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9/19/2019  |  Post a comment
The iPhone 11 is carrying an ultra wideband (UWB) chip that has its supporters excited about new applications.
T-Mobile Execs Talk Merger & 5G
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9/17/2019  |  Post a comment
T-Mobile remains hopeful that Sprint deal get done this year, viewing the merger as a key pathway to 5G's promised land.
AT&T CEO: US Ahead in 5G
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9/17/2019  |  1 comment
AT&T's Randall Stephenson talks up plans for nationwide 5G by mid-year 2020, claims US is still ahead in the 5G race.
Shipments of Bluetooth-Enabled IoT Devices to Surpass Smartphones in 2024
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9/13/2019  |  Post a comment
The share of IoT devices will rise as smartphones fall, says ABI.
AT&T Intros 'Safety Button' for US Hotel Workers
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9/12/2019  |  Post a comment
Hotel workers transmit their exact location to security when the 'safety button' is pushed.
Sprint, Peachtree Corners Et Al to Launch 5G IoT Lab in Georgia
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9/10/2019  |  Post a comment
Curiosity Labs relies on 5G for low-latency connectivity for automated vehicles, drones and more.
Everactive Offers Battery-Less Power for IIoT
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9/10/2019  |  Post a comment
Everactive is looking to solve what it claims is a major problem for industrial IoT – the need to replace batteries.
AT&T & Verizon: All Quiet on Narrowband IoT
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9/6/2019  |  1 comment
AT&T is 'readying things' on NB-IoT, while Verizon remains silent on customer traction on the narrowband technology.
LoRa, NB-IoT Tussle in the LPWAN IoT Arena
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9/5/2019  |  1 comment
LoRa expected to be a de facto standard, according to Semtech, even as NB-IoT deployments grow.
Samsung Intros First Chipset With 5G Built-In
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9/4/2019  |  1 comment
Samsung intros an integrated 5G processor as manufacturers prepare a new wave of 5G silicon.
Qualcomm Looks to a Multimode – & More Competitive – Future
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9/4/2019  |  Post a comment
Qualcomm is planning for a multimode 5G future as it faces up to more competition and reduced sales to Huawei.
University Researchers Develop Low-Cost, Low-Power mmWave IoT Network
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8/30/2019  |  Post a comment
Researchers at the University of Waterloo have developed a low-cost, low-power variant of a network tapping into frequencies that have become key, early building blocks of 5G.


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