So much for machine-to-machine (M2M) communications--that part of the wireless industry that used to get knocked for its low average revenue per unit (ARPU) tendencies. Now it's the Internet of Things (IoT), a colossal category that not only includes M2M but also every other kind of thing imaginable, from toothbrushes to cars, and it promises to brings lots of revenues.
It's been more than two years since Verizon Communications acquired Hughes Telematics in a $162 million cash deal and created Verizon Telematics. Since the acquisition, Verizon has been quietly integrating the company into its fold. FierceWirelessTech's Editor in Chief Sue Marek recently talked with Kevin Link, SVP of Verizon Telematics about the company's connected car strategy, its vision for the future and more.
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The Industrial Internet Consortium is expected to complete its work on a broad reference architecture for the Internet of Things early next year, according to EE Times.
The FCC gave Globalstar the green light to conduct experimental tests in San Carlos, Calif., using terrestrial low power service (TLPS), provided certain conditions are met.
Service provider-centric network functions virtualization and software-defined networking investments are expected to reach nearly $21 billion by 2020, according to SNS Research.
Don't look now, but there's at least one more industry group tackling the Internet of Things (IoT). The LoRa Alliance sent invitations to media for a Jan. 7 information session during the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, where members of the alliance will be available to explain their mission.
The UK's Ofcom is seeking comments on a proposal to change regulations around license-exempt ultra-wideband (UWB) devices intended to reduce the regulatory burden on stakeholders and allow them to consult on one set of regulations rather than three.
While millimeter-wave (W-band) research is being conducted at universities around the world, the UK's Lancaster University is said to be creating the fastest outdoor wireless Internet connection in the world.