AT&T Mobility CEO Glenn Lurie said he does not think that next year's incentive auction of 600 MHz broadcast TV spectrum can possibly raise $60 billion, as some analysts have speculated it might.
An Ericsson executive said a nascent market for connecting remote medical devices presents a new opportunity for mobile operators, as the company announced a deal with Sweden-based connected medical device producer Brighter.
The 3GPP took a big step forward last week in defining a new LTE standard designed for the low-power and low-bandwidth nature of the Internet of Things.
Nokia, Ericsson and Intel are teaming up to deliver what they think will be the best cellular protocol for machine-machine communications in the Internet of Things. The three companies are going to collaborate on Narrowband-LTE (NB-LTE), which they argue is the best path forward for using LTE to power IoT devices.
LAS VEGAS-- Perhaps it was only fitting that one of the key executives responsible for AT&T getting the exclusive on the iPhone eight years ago took the stage to talk about the next big thing for the wireless industry. Glenn Lurie, who appeared at CTIA's show a year ago as AT&T's newly named president of AT&T Mobility, described a world where every "thing" will be connected, including wheelchairs-- which AT&T is already doing-- and cars that will be able to adapt to whomever is driving at any given time.
Vodafone announced the launch of its "Machine-to-Machine" (M2M) platform in Ghana, in a move that the operator said would help to revolutionise the productivity of industry in the country
Swisscom has become the latest major operator to join the Global M2M Association (GMA), which is now a cooperation of seven major international operators that are active in the machine-to-machine (M2M) market.
LAS VEGAS-- Machine-to-machine wireless firm On-Ramp Wireless will use its Random Phase Multiple Access (RPMA) technology to build a nationwide network dedicated exclusively to M2M and Internet of Things connectivity. In addition, On-Ramp is rebranding itself "Ingenu" and calling its soon-to-be-built network, "the Machine Network."
Machina Research said Vodafone maintained its position as the number one global operator in the field of machine-to-machine (M2M) communications, measuring the company's success on its overall global strategy and not just "raw M2M connections".
Deutsche Telekom, Orange, Telefonica, Telecom Italia and Telenor are among 26 companies backing a new GSMA project that aims to accelerate the launch of mobile Internet of Things (IoT) technology.