What do all Successful MVNOs have in Common?

A Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) is a mobile operator that does not own its own spectrum and usually does not have its own network infrastructure. Instead, MVNO's have business arrangements with traditional mobile operators to buy minutes of use (MOU) for sale to their own customers.

What do all of the leading global* Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNO) all have in common?  They all started with an MVNO Business Plan

PTC Joins IoT M2M Council to Expand Computing at the Network’s Edge

PTC to show enterprises the benefits of integrated systems that can collect and synthesize data from sensors in the field

PTC, provider of ThingWorx , one of the most widely deployed software platforms for networking remote devices in industrial applications known as the Internet of Things, has joined the trade association the IoT M2M Council, whose mission is to educate those deploying connected devices in the field. PTC will use its membership in the IMC – now with over 18,000 members the largest and fastest-growing trade group in the IoT sector – to show enterprises the benefits of integrated systems that can collect and synthesize data from sensors in the field.

Boku Brings Carrier Billing to Windows 10 Devices in UK and Italy

Customers can now use their mobile phone bill to pay apps, music, etc. across mobile, tablets, PC, and laptop

Boku, the world’s largest direct carrier billing mobile payments company, is pleased to announce an expansion to bring direct carrier billing to Windows Store customers in two premier European markets: the UK and Italy.  As part of Microsoft’s integration with Boku, Windows 10 customers in the UK on O2 and in Italy on Wind will be able to use their mobile account as a payment option when making purchases in the Windows Store.  Customers in these markets can make purchases across the full range of Windows 10 devices, including mobile phones, tablets, PCs, or laptops.

New Semtech LoRa-based Development Kit Enables Fast Prototyping of IoT Applications

LoRa Alliance Members Libelium and Loriot team up to deliver a LoRaWAN connected development environment

Semtech Corporation, a leading supplier of analog and mixed-signal semiconductors, today announced the availability of a new LoRaWAN™-connected development kit from wireless hardware and software manufacturer Libelium and network services and software provider Loriot that should allow designers to speed up the development and testing of their Internet of Things (IoT) applications.

MEF Envisions Agile, Dynamic and Assured Services as Reality Through New LSO Architecture

Lifecycle services would work within one carrier’s network, or span the globe linking multiple service providers

Lifecycle Service Orchestration: Reference Architecture and Framework (MEF 55). This 57-page document from the MEF is the essential, foundational specification for agile end-to-end communications services that work within one carrier’s network or can span the globe linking multiple service providers.

Allot Launches New Security Solution in Collaboration with Intel Security

McAfee Unified Security Powered by Allot provides anywhere, anytime user protection

Allot Communications Ltd., a leading provider of security and monetisation solutions that enable service providers to protect and personalize the digital experience, today announced its collaboration with Intel Security to introduce McAfee Unified Security Powered by Allot, providing end-to-end security capabilities. The solution delivers comprehensive protection combining Allot’s multi-tenant network-based security platform and McAfee endpoint protection.   

NEC and Netcracker Provide Virtualized LTE Core Network to ITRI in Taiwan

vEPC solution contributes to ITRI’s Plugfest compatibility testing event

NEC Corporation and Netcracker Technology today announced that they have provided a virtualized Evolved Packet Core (vEPC) solution via NEC Taiwan Ltd. to the Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI), a non-profit research institute working under the Ministry of Economic Affairs in Taiwan.

How 5G and IoT Will Transform Healthcare

Technology and healthcare recently came together as part of a public forum at the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C. I was honored to join representatives from the FCC and the health industry at this eminent institution to discuss how the advent of 5G, and the policies that enable it, will affect the future of healthcare.

Aware360 expands its industrial IoT connectivity and analytics with Gemalto

Application enablement platform speeds up roll out of M2M cloud services and analytics

Gemalto, the world leader in digital security, is enabling Aware360, a leading industrial IoT solution provider, to connect with virtually any sensor, device or machine and quickly transform big data into smarter data. Secure data is the “new currency” that fuels IoT and underpins Gemalto’s strategy which enables customers to “Connect - Secure - Monetize” their solutions.

Orange Highlights New Services Leveraging its Infrastructure in Mid East and Africa

Carriers says smart energy and NFC are among innovations driving region’s digital transformation

Speaking at its 4th annual strategy and activity update for press and analysts in London on 28 July, Ramon Fernandez, Deputy CEO and Chief Finance and Strategy Officer, Bruno Mettling, CEO of Orange Middle East and Africa (MEA) and Jean-Marc Vignolles, Chief Operating Officer for Orange MEA, outlined their vision and priorities, identifying a number of new sectors and activities in which Orange can play a key role in delivering digital transformation to this region.

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