Intel has been working with Verizon on things like software defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV) for some time now, but it's getting even more familiar with the operator now that it has officially joined the Verizon 5G Technology Forum as one of its core members.
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.
Verizon Wireless' Go90 over-the-top mobile video service wasn't a mobile-only service at the start of its life, but Verizon knew that's where it needed to focus its energy, according to Marni Walden, the company's EVP and president of product innovation and new business. Verizon also figured out along the way that if the carrier wanted to achieve massive mobile adoption across different operators, the service couldn't have the Verizon brand associated with it.
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.
FierceWireless has published its "Most Influential Women in Wireless" list since 2008, but this year's list was particularly difficult to compile because there's been a significant surge in the number of women making their way to the top ranks of wireless companies. Special report
Intel's more than $60 million investment in Chinese drone maker Yuneec Holding Ltd. is the latest evidence that chip makers are serious about drone technology and expanding into new technologies.
While exact numbers are almost impossible to nail down, industry women are pointing to an increase in the number of women in developing and the opportunities offered to them, thanks in large part to women-oriented programs at a growing list of major companies, including AT&T, Intel and Apple. Special report
Qualcomm is a leader in that tablet chipset market and Intel has spent mightily trying to crack into that market, but both have new competitors racing behind them from China. Rockchip Electronics and Allwinner Technology increased their tablet chip sales from a combined 0.3 percent of the market in 2010 to more than 27 percent just three years later, according to Bloomberg.
Intel executives used the Intel Developer Forum (IDF) 2015 to describe a 5G world where drones and balloons will connect the unconnected, and consumers won't need to be concerned whether it's Wi-Fi or 4G-- everything will just work seamlessly like on big network.
Intel wants the world to know it is excited about what developers can do to bring its chipsets and technologies into more devices than just PCs, as the company expands into the Internet of Things and partners with other major technology companies.