What Drives Wireless Data Usage and Customer Satisfaction in the U.S.?

Nielsen mobile user survey finds it is no longer a one-size fits all market

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.
 

Broadband Internet Advisory Group Releases IoT Security and Privacy Recommendations

Report explores the technical aspects of security and privacy of networked consumer devices

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. 

5G is impossible without full convergence, reveals Wireless Broadband Alliance Annual Industry Report 2016

IoT and 5G are impractical without convergence and coexistence of licensed and unlicensed technologies

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.

Industry Bodies Collaborate to Expand Secure Element Access for Secure Mobile Services

SIMalliance transfers Open Mobile API to GlobalPlatform to benefit wider secure chip ecosystem

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.

mmWave Guru & Industry Visionary on 5G Future

Key voice in 5G R&D on anticipated applications and flexible spectrum use - Q&A with NYU's Rappaport

Professor Theodore Rappaport, Founding Director, NYU WIRELESSOn 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.

Mobile Security Industry Calls for 5G Standard to Provide Security Appropriate to Use Case

New paper recommends that 5G security decisions are based on data value, level of risk & device cost

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.

SIM-ple assumptions that can thwart IoT success

Inserting a SIM card into a device and expecting the magic to happen won't cut it

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.

Securing CSP Networks from the Next Wave of Threats

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.

Mobile network operators fear the impact of eSIM

Telecom industry faces biggest change in ecosystem since UMTS licensing in the early 2000s

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.

Rising Economies in Asia, Russia and Brazil help to drive growth in Cellular IoT Connections says Beecham Research

Global Cellular IoT connections to reach almost 1.22bn in 2021

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