The 802.11ad WiGig community looks to be getting even stronger thanks to an agreement between Intel and Qualcomm where the two companies are laying the ground work for interoperability in the 802.11ad ecosystem.
There's clearly a tremendous amount of interest in the IoT, and much of it is justified. IDC recently predicted worldwide spending on the IoT will reach $1.32 trillion in 2019, representing an impressive 17 percent compound annual growth rate. Other forecasts are equally optimistic. But the IoT must overcome some huge hurdles before it reaches its potential.
For Intel at CES 2016, it seems the word is "drone." As in, it just announced yet another acquisition in drone technology and showed off some aerial acrobatics during the CEO's keynote on Tuesday evening.
SK Telecom, Samsung Electronics, Korea Electronics Technology Institute (KETI), Atmel and Axstone demonstrated interworking between heterogeneous Internet of Things (IoT) standards-- oneM2M and Open Interconnect Consortium (OIC)-- at the CES show in Las Vegas.
Despite the same old challenges related to power and backhaul that small cells historically have had, Nokia Networks is seeing a lot of momentum for small cells, especially in North America and China.
Alcatel-Lucent said fresh collaboration agreements with Red Hat, Advantech and 6Wind will boost its ability to meet service providers' large scale performance and reliability requirements by improving its virtualised RAN (vRAN) products.
Intel announced that it is collaborating with América Móvil in Latin America, working in an advisory role to help the operator transform and upgrade its network, or to "cloudify" it, so to speak.
Intel this week announced a new Intel IoT Platform reference architecture and new hardware and software products as part of its effort to offer a comprehensive offering for the Internet of Things (IoT) market.
While the Wi-Fi Alliance conducted its first workshop aimed at harmonizing Wi-Fi and LTE-U yesterday, the LTE-U Forum, based on feedback from the Wi-Fi community, has revised its specifications for LTE-U to be "doubly sure" that LTE-U coexists with Wi-Fi and to provide a "smooth upgrade path" from LTE-U to LAA.
Sprint MVNO FreedomPop plans to launch a smartphone next year designed for its Wi-Fi-first service in a partnership with Intel. The phone will use Intel's SoFIA chipset platform and be launched on the network of FreedomPop's second U.S. carrier partner, which it plans to unveil in 2016.