The Open Interconnect Consortium and the AllSeen Alliance are both working to standardize the Internet of Things space and make devices interoperable--and in doing so they pit some of the industry's biggest giants against one other. And that battle appears to be entering a new phase over intellectual property licensing.
Debate about licensed and unlicensed spectrum has been raging as long as I can remember--and it continues as the FCC faces questions about how to arrange the band plan for 600 MHz in a manner that allows the fastest and broadest possible use of spectrum.
Last week the U.S. economy marked a major milestone: The official unemployment rate dipped to 5.9 percent, the first time it has been below 6 percent since the summer of 2008. Indeed, some companies in the wireless industry that shed thousands of jobs in recent years are now on the mend. But, despite those improvements, continued shifts in the mobile market have forced thousands of workers out of their jobs this year. Here is a list of the biggest job cuts so far this year:
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Even though Broadcom is exiting the cellular baseband market, CEO Scott McGregor thinks the company will have a secure place in high-end smartphones thanks to its Wi-Fi chipsets.
Broadcom has introduced a series of eight HEVC-based system-on-a-chip (SoC) devices for hybrid satellite and terrestrial system set-tops.
Broadcom said it will cut 2,500 jobs, about one-fifth of its total workforce, as part of a winding down of its cellular baseband chipset unit. The company made the announcement Tuesday in conjunction with its second-quarter earnings.
The different groups working on standards to connect devices to each other as part of the Internet of Things will eventually need to work together or the industry will need to decide on a select few, according to an AT&T Mobility senior executive.
Despite spearheading disparate Internet of Things alliances, executives from Qualcomm and Intel say that the IoT ecosystem would benefit from having one standard and one platform.
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