23. June 2016 · Comments Off on LTE gets ready to fight against proprietary tech for the IoT  · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

While cellular-based Internet of Things (IoT) technologies are still being finalized in the standards process, non-cellular solutions like those promoted by Ingenu, Sigfox and members of the LoRa Alliance are catching a bit of a break.These companies and others are expanding their low power wide area network (LPWAN) technologies, and they’ve had time on their side. France’s Sigfox aims to install networks in 100 U.S. cities by the end of this year. Ingenu is expected to cover at least 30 metro areas with its Random Phase Multiple Access (RPMA) by the end of 2016. They can enjoy their time in the sun while wireless operators and their partners ramp up LTE-based systems that will compete with them. That’s in part because unlike proprietary technologies, standards require a lot of time to build consensus and develop an ecosystem.

Source: LTE gets ready to fight against proprietary tech for the IoT – FierceWirelessTech

08. May 2016 · Comments Off on Wireless already playing key roles as the smart grid market matures · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

The smart grid promises to help create a more efficient, cleaner world with more agile networks that suffer fewer power outages and shorter restoration times. And mobile will play an increasingly larger role, from providing basic cellular connectivity to proprietary networks designed specifically for the IoT to wireless sensors that can glean staggering amounts of data.

Source: Wireless already playing key roles as the smart grid market matures – FierceWireless

22. April 2016 · Comments Off on 9 Ways to Make Your Smart Home More Secure · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Security is set to become the hot button issue in the smart home this year, as more connected devices come online and more hackers attempt to infiltrate corporate and consumer networks through connected gadgets. The FBI even issued a warning about connected home products.The concerns about security and the smart home are well-founded. Several devices from connected cameras to smart home hubs have been hacked. Even light bulbs aren’t immune.

Source: 9 Ways to Make Your Smart Home More Secure | News & Opinion | PCMag.com

20. April 2016 · Comments Off on 5G, IoT standardization creates value across telecom ecosystem · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Discourse in the telecommunications industry is currently focused on next-generation 5G mobile networks, which, through dramatic increases in throughput coupled with decreases in latency, promise to fully enable the Internet of Things and bring to life futuristic use cases like the tactile Internet, autonomous driving and more. Even as 5G products enter the market, the standard is tracking for finalization by 3GPP and related organizations in the 2019-2020 timeframe. So let’s take a moment to focus on the

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16. April 2016 · Comments Off on Smart Homes and the Internet of Things · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

The Internet of Things (IoT) is the next step in the evolution of wireless networks. Analysts predict the IoT will double in size to nearly 50 billion devices by 2020, comprising a $1.7 trillion market. One of the greatest opportunities still lies ahead in the form of the “smart home.”

Source: Smart Homes and the Internet of Things