SoftBank pledged to invest in the future of ARM as it announced a £24.3 billion (€29.1 billion/$32.1 billion) bid to acquire 100 per cent of the UK-based technology company.
The market for non-cellular machine-to-machine low power wide area (LPWA) technologies holds the potential for healthy growth, but growth will be conservative with no set standard among proprietary vendors.
Some 76 per cent of companies believe that making use of technologies related to the Internet of Things (IoT) will be critical for the future success of any organisation, according to the fourth edition of the annual Vodafone IoT Barometer Report.
Deutsche Telekom, Huawei, Audi, and Toyota began testing a vehicle-focussed variant of LTE on a German autobahn to evaluate the potential benefits of the technology for connected cars.
BMW detailed plans to launch autonomous vehicles in 2021 by leveraging a newly formed partnership with Intel and Mobileye.
Berg Insight said its latest research into industrial automation networks found that the installed base of wireless Internet of Things (IoT) devices stood at 14.3 million by the end of 2015.
Ericsson set out to prove that 5G could replace five fingers on a surgeon's hand, with a tactile robotic surgery demonstration at the 5G World 2016 event in London.
Ericsson moved quickly to utilise new 3GPP standards for cellular low power, wide area (LPWA) Internet of Things (IoT) technologies, announcing it will conduct the world's first demonstration in conjunction with Intel and China Mobile.
Berg Insight estimated that global cellular machine-to-machine (M2M) module shipments increased by 19.4 per cent in 2015 to a new record level of 96 million.
GSMA CTO Alex Sinclair said an agreement on common low power, wide area (LPWA) technologies by the 3GPP will accelerate the deployment of commercial Internet of Things (IoT) products and services.