Vodafone and Siren Marine Improve Boating Experience with Global IoT Capabilities

‘Connected Boat’ pioneer leverages Vodafone to provide ability to monitor, track and control vessels remotely

Vodafone today announced it is working with Connected BoatÔ pioneer Siren Marine to bring reliable, global Internet of Things (IoT) capabilities to vessels all over the world. Using Vodafone’s global IoT SIM, Siren Marine’s next-generation connected boat products will provide private boat owners, fleet managers and boat manufacturers with remote access to vital information about their boats, ensuring peace of mind and a better boating experience.

Orange Business Services helps innovative UK start-up Stonelin bring its IoT tracking technology to market

Stonelin on track to launch three tracking devices; Orange to provide Europe and Asia IoT services over five years

Orange Business Services is supporting UK-based start-up Stonelin Communications in launching a trio of tracking devices designed to tap into diverse opportunities in the rapidly expanding Internet of Things (IoT) market. The services will improve automotive, patient and worker safety and performance.

 

Lots of Buzz about 5G and IoT at TM Forum This Year

5G Technologist and IoT Wireless Pioneer on his first visit to TM Forum's annual event

TM FORUM LIVE!, Nice, France—May 16, 2017—TM Forum Live is a substantial event. While not on the scale of Mobile World Congress (MWC) it has over 3,000 attendees, six parallel tracks of presentations, huge exhibition space and much more. These big events have a different look and feel from the typical conferences where the entire audience can fit into one room.

TM Forum Launches Digital Maturity Model to Accelerate Industry Digital Transformation

Endorsed by leading CSPs including BT, China Mobile, China Telecom, Orange, and Vodafone

TM FORUM LIVE!, Nice, France—May 16, 2017TM Forum, the industry association driving digital transformation through collaboration, today announced the launch of its Digital Maturity Model (DMM) – a new tool that allows communications service providers (CSPs) to assess their digital maturity and plan their digital transformation across their entire organization.

NEC/Netcracker Drives Service Orchestration for 5G IoT Services at TM Forum Live!

Six CSPs Champion the TM Forum Catalyst Which Demonstrates Network Slicing with Service Orchestration

NICE, FRANCE — MAY 16, 2017 — NEC Corporation and Netcracker Technology announced today their participation in the 5G Service Operations: Closed Loop Assurance of 5G Network Slices Catalyst project at TM Forum Live! 2017. The goal of the Catalyst is to fully explore operational technology readiness to enable 5G-based IoT services. Championing the project are six service providers: AT&T, BT, Orange, Telecom Italia, Telenor and Vodafone.

The TM Forum Live! 2017 event runs from May 15-18 in Nice, France.

Viavi Introduces NB-IoT Support for Interference and Performance Measurement

'Industry first' enhancement combats signal overlap without significant additional investment

Viavi Solutions today announced its CellAdvisor® Base Station Analyzer will support the unique signal analysis required for narrowband Internet of Things (NB-IoT) connectivity. Available immediately, this capability – which Viavi believes is the first of its kind in the industry – meets the needs of service providers for immediate testing for the overlay IoT infrastructure that must co-exist seamlessly with the traditional mobile communications network.

Keysight, Spreadtrum Announce Next-Gen Mobile Innovation Center

Supporting 5G, NB-IoT, MIMO OTA design and test scenarios at higher frequencies

Keysight Technologies, Inc. and Spreadtrum Communications (“Spreadtrum”) today announced the Spreadtrum-Keysight Innovation Center, located in Shanghai. The Center further strengthens the strategic partnership between the two companies, first announced in 2016. The Center will provide mobile module design and test services for designers aiming to move forward the next generation of mobile communications innovations.

TIA Applauds House E&C Committee’s Focus on Connectivity Issues

Subcommittee Hearing Today Affirmed Importance of MOBILE NOW for Advancing 5G and IoT

The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), the leading association representing the manufacturers and suppliers of high-tech communications networks, applauded the House Energy & Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology for today’s hearing on mobile connectivity.

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.

Keysight Technologies to Help China Telecom Accelerate NB-IoT Device Test

Design optimization, device efficiency, and interoperability for NB-IoT networks

Keysight Technologies, Inc. today announced that its cellular-IoT test solution was selected by China Telecom to help accelerate its Narrow-Band IoT (NB-IoT) chipset and module certification progress. Based on the E7515A UXM wireless test set, Keysight is the only all-in-one test platform vendor to support China Telecom’s NB-IoT RF conformance test and power consumption verification.

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