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.

Benefits From 5G in Europe Estimated to Reach €113.1bn Annually by 2025

European Commission study estimates total cost of 5G deployment will be €56 billion by 2020

Findings from a new study completed for the European Commission has identified a potential annual benefit to its member states of €113.1 billion annually as early as 2025 from deploying 5G, with trickle-down benefits from 5G investment totaling as much as €141 billion. The findings come from a major new study entitled “Identification and quantification of key socio-economic data to support strategic planning for the introduction of 5G in Europe,” prepared for the European Commission by InterDigital Europe, Real Wireless, Tech4i2 and CONNECT (Trinity College Dublin).

Globalstar Prepares for Release of the Next Generation Sat-Fi Satellite Wi-Fi Hotspot

Alpha testing of smaller, portable, more feature-rich device commences

Globalstar Inc. announced today that alpha testing of its next generation duplex device, Sat-Fi2, has commenced in preparation to fully launch the highly anticipated mass consumer and enterprise product in early 2017. Building upon its predecessor, Sat-Fi2 allows customers to use their smartphones and tablets to stay connected when beyond cellular.

Telenor Connexion announces increased focus on its Global Partner Program

Partnerships with Tieto, Flex, and LumenRadio create additional capabilities within the IoT

Pioneer Cellular Works with TNS to Establish LTE Roaming Network

Company to offer new 4G roaming opportunities to subscribers

Pioneer Cellular is significantly expanding its LTE coverage and offering new 4G roaming opportunities to subscribers, thanks to a multi-faceted agreement with telecommunications specialist Transaction Network Services (TNS). 

The deal will see Pioneer Cellular join the TNS LTE Roaming Hub, gaining access to a large, seamless footprint that extends across the US and many international areas including Europe and the Asia Pacific region.

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