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.
 

Semtech Launches LoRa IoT Picocell for Homes and Small Businesses

Extends network coverage to hard-to-reach indoor areas enabling scalability

CAMARILLO, Calif., Nov. 29, 2016 – Semtech Corporation (Nasdaq: SMTC), a leading supplier of analog and mixed-signal semiconductors, today announced the availability of its new LoRa multi-band picocell reference design for a variety of indoor applications. Leading consumer and enterprise equipment manufacturers are currently testing the LoRa picocell reference design, using Semtech's new SX1308 picocell gateway IC coupled with a SX1255 or SX1257 LoRa® RF transceiver, and are expected to help bring low cost LoRaWAN networks to market for consumers and private enterprises.

Singapore's Smart Nation Uses G&D to test seamless cellular switching

Trial underway of utility sensors in Singapore using eSIM technology

Singapore/Munich, 5 December 2016. Giesecke & Devrient have started the test in November this year with the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA), Singapore. G&D is the lead contractor for the trial, and will provide IMDA with the test bed for Remote Provisioning of eSIM to IoT Devices. The trial will involve utility sensors belonging to the PUB, Singapore's National

CITIC Telecom Acquires Entire CITIC Telecom Tower

Full-speed into data centre services, indispensible to supporting ride in cloud demand

HONG KONG, Nov 8, 2016 - (ACN Newswire) - CITIC Telecom International CPC Limited ("CITIC Telecom CPC"), a wholly-owned subsidiary of CITIC Telecom International Holdings Limited ("CITIC Telecom" or "The Group"; HKEX: 1883), is pushing full-speed ahead in expansion into the data centre market. The Group's acquisition of the remaining floors of CITIC Telecom Tower is a major driver of this thrust and the progress already achieved will support CITIC Telecom CPC in its effort to capture the immense opportunities in the cloud computing service and data centre market.

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.

Inmarsat to provide satellite connectivity to Vodafone’s Internet of Things platform

Will offer competitive and flexible services, able to adapt to a range of industrial demands

Inmarsat plc, the leading provider of global mobile satellite communications, and Vodafone have announced a roaming agreement with the ambition to enable international satellite and cellular roaming connectivity for the Internet of Things (IoT).

Delivering greater reliability and reach, the innovative collaboration, will offer competitive and flexible services, able to adapt to a broad range of industrial demands for IoT applications, for fixed or mobile requirements.

Telefónica Group selects Xura as a Global Messaging Partner

Xura’s Message Controller is NFV ready and incorporates next generation SMS firewall for spam and fraud control

Xura, Inc., a leading provider of digital communications services, today announced an agreement with the Telefonica Group, to become a global messaging partner across all countries operated by the multinational. As part of the agreement, Xura will deploy its Message Controller (MCO) solution across Telefonica’s network, providing an advanced, multifunctional messaging platform that will play a key role in the evolution of the operator’s messaging infrastructure.

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.

Windstream to Expand Fixed Wireless Technology in 40 Markets

Deploying CBNL’s VectaStar 39GHz PMP radios to rapidly extend metro fiber networks

Windstream, a leading provider of advanced network communications, today announced a strategic partnership with Cambridge Broadband Networks (CBNL) and Straight Path Communications Inc. that will significantly expand the last-mile fixed wireless options for Windstream customers in 40 markets across the country. CBNL is the market leader in millimeter wave licensed point-to-multipoint (PMP), and Straight Path is the largest licensed millimeter wave spectrum holder in the U.S.

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