Some say talk is cheap, but data overages sure aren't.
Exceeding the limit on a smartphone data plan is a monthly headache for many Americans. However, that doesn't stop consumers from using their phones round-the-clock to stream their favorite TV shows, download music and hail cars. Data has now become a huge, often costly, obstacle for consumers to overcome.
Today, the Broadband Internet Technical Advisory Group (BITAG) announced the publication of its report on the technical aspects of Internet of Things (IoT) security and privacy.
In the past few years, many devices now being connected to the Internet are not only personal computers but also a variety of devices embedded with Internet connectivity and functions. This class of devices has generally been described as the Internet of Things (IoT) and has brought with it new security and privacy risks.
The Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA), in partnership with Maravedis-Rethink, has today published its Annual Industry Report for 2016, revealing that the Internet of Things (IoT), the hyper-dense network and 5G will not be economic or practical without the convergence and coexistence of licensed and unlicensed technologies. Ultimately, success will depend on unlicensed technologies working in conjunction with licensed networks, enabling new performance levels and flexibility for service providers of all kinds.
SIMalliance has announced that it is transferring ownership of its established Open Mobile API (OMAPI) Specification to GlobalPlatform.
The OMAPI Specification defines how mobile applications may access different secure elements (SEs), including the UICC and embedded secure elements (eSEs) in a mobile device and is currently referenced by GSMA, mandated by EMVCo in devices used for contactless payments, and implemented in over 250 models of Android NFC smartphone.
On July 14, 2016 the FCC adopted new rules for wireless broadband operations above 24 GHz, making the U.S. the first country to make this spectrum available and leapfrogging other nations in the race for 5G mmWave technology.
SIMalliance has published a new technical white paper, which analyses functional and security requirements, together with proposed solutions, across five market segments for 5G – massive IoT, critical communications, enhanced mobile broadband, vehicle to X (V2X) and network operations.
If there was any doubt over the pervasiveness of IoT then look no further than digital security expert Gemalto's IoT Outlook 2016, and the stand out revelation that the market will account for some 50% of business revenue by 2020. Along with industry forecasts which predict 50 billion connected devices in use world-wide by 2020, it's a juggernaut that shows little sign of waning as a number of factors conspire to turn something once niche and mysterious into a tangible, mainstream reality.
As the demand for cloud services rises, opportunities for communications service providers increase. The Internet of Things (IoT) and the Industrial IoT (IIoT) open up myriad possibilities, while software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV) provide greater efficiencies and tailored service offerings
At the same time, there’s a world of unknowns to conquer and challenges to overcome.
The introduction of the embedded SIM (eSIM) technology to consumer markets is imminent. Management consultancy Mücke, Sturm & Company shows impressively in their latest expert study that all stakeholders are going to benefit from the technological innovation but one: The mobile network operators. The study participants fear more competition, a lower customer loyalty and a loss of previous relationships through the eSIM introduction for mobile network operators.
Geo IoT is anticipated to move well beyond simply the ability to determine proximity for commerce and various retail applications. Longer term, presence detection and location determination will be a critical aspect of IoT privacy, security, and preference management for both consumer and industrial applications.
Analysis of the DAS market, including carrier WiFi, small cells, and SON, and the leading companies in the DAS ecosystem and their solutions. The report also includes evaluation of market drivers, challenges, and provides forecasts for 2016 to 2021.
Comprehensive coverage of NGN OSS/BSS including opportunities within Big Data and IoT, analysis of the drivers and issues related to the technical and business aspects of OSS/BSS, deployments and operations issues, and quantitative analysis with forecasts for anticipated growth through 2021.