It's official. Google announced Brillo at its I/O conference as an underlying operating system for the Internet of Things, with Weave to act as a cross-platform language that will allow Brillo devices talk to one another.
Nokia Networks will gain self-organizing network (SON) expertise with the purchase of Eden Rock Communications, helping the Finnish vendor fulfill its vision to become the "vendor-of-choice" in that arena.
We found that a major American city reaches "Super Bowl" levels of data traffic between 2 and 3 years after its benchmark sporting event. New York City has recently reached 2013 Super Bowl levels of traffic density in its hotspots. We can expect San Francisco to reach the level of the 2015 Super Bowl in about 2017.
If there were any doubt where Wi-Fi service providers are headed, a new report confirms their interest in migrating to Hotspot 2.0. Service providers across the globe that operate carrier Wi-Fi networks expect to significantly increase their access point deployments by the end of 2016, according to a survey by IHS Infonetics.
Collaborating with several Swedish companies, Ericsson plans to launch a pilot project that will use 5G technology to improve productivity and safety in the Swedish mining industry.
While Russia lags behind Western Europe in terms of LTE penetration, there are signs that LTE deployments in Russia are picking up steam.
Rarely one to be tied to old tried-and-true technology, NTT DoCoMo is taking steps to eliminate passwords, replacing them with a slightly more high-tech option: iris recognition and fingerprint authentication.
JD.com, a Chinese e-commerce company, is going after the connected device market by building an open ecosystem that allows products from different manufacturers to work together.
Ericsson is once again partnering with Volvo, this time with its Latin American business unit that sells buses for public transit. The two companies plan to customize Volvo's ITS4Mobility intelligent transport system to improve transportation in Latin American cities.
While the wireless industry is now dominated by just four national Tier 1 carriers, that hasn't always been the case. During the past 10 years, these carriers have consolidated a wide range of smaller, regional carriers--players like Alltel, Leap Wireless and MetroPCS, to name a few.
It's crucial that LTE-Unlicensed be properly standardized so that it does not interfere with Wi-Fi, a Wi-Fi Alliance executive told Total Telecom last week.
Qualcomm Technologies and Daimler AG are collaborating on technology focused on the connected car, including in-car wireless charging. The companies say they will focus on transforming future vehicles with mobile technologies that enhance in-car experiences and vehicle performance.
The Department of Homeland Security's Science and Technology Directorate, the U.S. Coast Guard, and two technology companies have agreed to begin testing eLORAN technology in the United States as a complement to GPS. The action could help push eLORAN forward on the global stage--and that could put the technology into the purview of the world's wireless industry since eLORAN technology has been described as much more effective than GPS at locating indoor users.
The city of Oulu, Finland, launched a 5G test network that starting in June will operate as a public test environment. The network is a joint project of the VTT Technical Research Center of Finland, the University of Oulu and a dozen other partners including the city of Oulu, the Finnish Communications Regulatory Authority, Nokia and Yle.
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Google supports the idea of the FCC authorizing resources for the study of broadband delivered from high-altitude platform stations (HAPS), which are 20 to 50 kilometers above ground.
Positive train control (PTC) technology has been the focus of attention--and finger pointing--ever since the May 12 Amtrak train derailment in Philadelphia that killed eight passengers.
Targeting public safety and the energy industry, Nokia Networks is launching a compact, rapidly deployable LTE network in a box with macro site capacity and coverage to provide real-time communication services.
Globalstar, which has been lobbying the FCC for the ability to use terrestrial low power service (TLPS), got a boost in the form of a letter in support of its proposal from a partner of Ignition Partners, an early stage venture capital firm whose founders include cellular industry pioneer Steve Hooper.
The following charts the top U.S. wireless carriers in the first quarter of 2015 by subscriber base, according to research firm Strategy Analytics, and includes major metrics--such as churn, ARPU and revenue--of each carrier. The subscriber figures include both retail and wholesale customers.