Is Europe Aligned with Global 5G Spectrum Policy?

New spectrum bands have historically been a catalyst and rationale for a new cellular generation

New spectrum bands have historically been a catalyst and rationale for a new cellular generation 

Three spectrum bands have been identified by European regulators for the introduction of Fifth Generation Mobile Network (5G) licensing, but they are not globally harmonised and not available throughout Europe. This note looks at the linkages between bands and generations and asks whether there are benefits or issues in coupling 5G so strongly in Europe to the availability of new frequencies.

SIMalliance Reports 5% Growth in 2016 Global SIM Shipments

Highest ever SIM shipment volume; strong growth in Asia behind positive global outlook


The SIMalliance membership, which represents approximately 90% of the global SIM market, has reported a 5% year-on-year growth in its 2016 shipment volumes, with a total 4.9 billion units shipped during that period. This is the highest annual volume of shipment units reported yet by the organisation. SIMalliance members estimate that the total available global market for SIM cards also grew in 2016 by 2.8% to 5.45 billion units.

First Industrial IoT Programmable Radio (IPR) Enables Process Control and Automation

FreeWave's IPR makes Fog Computing, M2M and the Intelligent IIoT a reality

FreeWave Technologies, Inc. (www.freewave.com), a leader in industrial, secure Machine to Machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) wireless networking solutions, today announced the industry's first IIoT Programmable Radio (IPR), which supports third party software applications for Edge and Fog Computing in IIoT communication networks (http://www.freewave.com/products/zumlink-ipr-iiot-programmable-radio/). FreeWave's IPR can support JAVA, Python, C, and C+ and connects to any IP device or sensor.

Gartner Says Detection and Response is Top Security Priority in 2017

Worldwide Spending on Information Security to Reach $90 Billion in 2017


STAMFORD, Conn., March 14, 2017 — Organisations are transforming their security spending strategy in 2017, moving away from prevention-only approaches to focus more on detection and response, according to Gartner, Inc. Worldwide spending on information security is expected to reach $90 billion in 2017, an increase of 7.6 per cent over 2016, and to top $113 billion by 2020. Spending on enhancing detection and response capabilities is expected to be a key priority for security buyers through 2020.

WiredScore Promotes Path to Develop Commercial Building Technology to Meet Future Needs

The Wired Certification Guidelines for Commercial Developments address current and future technology demands of tenants

NEW YORK CITY (March 15, 2017) – WiredScore, the company behind the international standard for rating Internet connectivity in commercial buildings, officially released the Wired Certification Guidelines for Commercial Developments and Redevelopments today. The comprehensive set of guidelines for designing buildings to meet the best-in-class standards for connectivity and telecommunications infrastructure, is the first and only manual of its kind.

Unprecedented Integration Driving 5G and IoT at Mobile World Congress 2017

Mobile World Congress 2017 was all about 5G and getting real. Although there is still much hype in the market, actual trials are underway and companies are getting realistic with what can be rolled out first and the progression of technologies needed to work their way into full 5G deployment. 5G connections are forecast to reach 1.1 B by 2025 according to a study made by GSMA, with wide deployment expected by 2020. The first 5G application being targeted seems to be fixed wireless access for certain locations.

Numerex Announces nxCONNECT LTE Wireless Backup

IoT Solution Enables Continuous Connectivity for Business Customers

ATLANTA, March 08, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Numerex Corp (NASDAQ:NMRX), a leading provider of Internet of Things (IoT) solutions, today announced the release of nxCONNECT™, a wireless LTE backup service for businesses that depend on high speed internet service for their business connectivity.  nxCONNECT ensures the continuity of service by using Numerex's cellular network service as a backup connection in the event of broadband network outages.

Digi International Enabling IoT in Space

Space Flight Illustrates 'On-Demand' Payload Deliveries from International Space Station

MINNETONKA, Minn., March 4, 2017 – Digi International®, (NASDAQ: DGII), a leading global provider of machine-to-machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity products and services, announced that on Monday, March 6 at approximately 12:20 p.m. C.T.  its Digi XBee® 802.15.4 modules will be used by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) as part of a test program for wireless communications within satellites and payloads from the International Space Station (ISS).
 

5G Americas and the 5G Forum Announce Memorandum of Understanding

Leading 5G Organizations in Korea and the Americas Agree to Cooperation

5G Americas, a trade association that is the voice of 5G and LTE for the Americas and the 5G Forum Korea, a group that aims to become the leading force in the development of next-generation communications technology announced a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) today for cooperation in next-generation (5G) mobile communications.

G&D presents wearable solutions for banks, mobile operators and OEMs at MWC 2017

Company announces IoT deal with Huawei; NTT DOCOMO selects AirOn for eSIM consumer management

At MWC 2017 Giesecke & Devrient presents its comprehensive wearable solutions offering for banks, mobile operators and OEMs

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