• Blues claims first viable ‘chip-down’ alternative for large-scale IoT design
    by James Blackman on April 12, 2024 at 9:04 am

    US-based module maker Blues has released a series of new Notecard-branded cellular products that seek to lower the cost and raise the flexibility of large-scale industrial IoT projects. The new products include a cut-down version of its classic Notecard product, plus an LTE Cat-1 bis variant, and a “minimalist line” of its Notecarrier test environment. The post Blues claims first viable ‘chip-down’ alternative for large-scale IoT design appeared first on RCR Wireless News.

  • Private 5G startup Ataya strikes OEM deal with RAN provider MosoLabs
    by James Blackman on April 12, 2024 at 7:55 am

    US-based private 5G startup Ataya has appointed fellow California firm MosoLabs, producing radios and devices for shared and private networks, as the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) for its Chorus-branded line of indoor and outdoor private 5G radio access points. The Chorus product is presented as a “zero touch” and plug-and-play” standalone 5G (5G SA) radio-access The post Private 5G startup Ataya strikes OEM deal with RAN provider MosoLabs appeared first on RCR Wireless News.

  • “Niche to mainstream” – annual smart lighting shipments to hit 138m by 2030
    by James Blackman on April 12, 2024 at 7:30 am

    Annual shipments of smart lighting components including luminaires and sensors will reach 138.5 million units by 2030, according to ABI Research. The firm forecasts compound growth (CAGR) of 12 percent per annum over the five-year period, rising from 71 million shipments in 2024. Smart luminaries will account for more than half of total shipments, it The post “Niche to mainstream” – annual smart lighting shipments to hit 138m by 2030 appeared first on RCR Wireless News.

  • ‘Curiosity has turned into conviction’: NTN by the numbers, from Skylo’s CEO
    by Kelly Hill on April 11, 2024 at 5:51 pm

    Even as carrier strike partnerships and push forward with testing of Non-Terrestrial Network (NTN) connectivity, there are some big questions that are being asked about the underlying business fundamentals of the convergence of cellular and satellite. Is there a large-scale, viable business in providing NTN service to consumers? Or it is an IoT play? How The post ‘Curiosity has turned into conviction’: NTN by the numbers, from Skylo’s CEO appeared first on RCR Wireless News.

  • Ericsson: ‘Cloud RAN will be one of the inflection points’ for transport
    by Sean Kinney, Editor in Chief on April 11, 2024 at 4:02 pm

    As cloud RAN deployment ramps, the importance of 5G transport (and transport automation) comes into focus Significant radio access network (RAN) re-architecture and modernization is picking up pace globally with an emphasis on deployment of Cloud RAN with open interfaces between distributed radio infrastructure. This mega-trend also requires operators to consider their approach to 5G The post Ericsson: ‘Cloud RAN will be one of the inflection points’ for transport appeared first on RCR Wireless News.

  • Panasonic unveils private 5G network and testing facility in Munich
    by Juan Pedro Tomás on April 11, 2024 at 3:53 pm

    Panasonic said that the deployment of this private 5G network aims to help customers deliver uninterrupted connectivity, real-time communications and increased security for mission-critical applications Panasonic Connect Europe has announced the deployment of a new private 5G network at its Customer Experience Center (CXC) in Munich, Germany. The company said that the deployment of the The post Panasonic unveils private 5G network and testing facility in Munich appeared first on RCR Wireless News.

  • ‘Beautiful end-to-end automation’ — How will operators infuse AI into their networks?
    by Catherine Sbeglia Nin on April 11, 2024 at 3:41 pm

    Examples of how operators are using AI today include network anomaly detection and root cause analysis Telecom companies have been using artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) in their operations for years. However, the current telco environment sets the stage for further innovation around AIOps, or Artificial Intelligence for IT Operations. That’s because as The post ‘Beautiful end-to-end automation’ — How will operators infuse AI into their networks? appeared first on RCR Wireless News.

  • Docomo, NTT, NEC and Fujitsu develop sub-terahertz 6G device
    by Juan Pedro Tomás on April 11, 2024 at 3:39 pm

    Docomo and the other three Japanese companies have been jointly conducting R&D on sub-terahertz devices since 2021 Japanese companies NTT Docomo, NTT Corp., NEC and Fujitsu jointly announced the development of a 6G wireless device capable of 100 Gbps transmissions in the 100 GHz and 300 GHz sub-terahertz bands. The four companies have been jointly The post Docomo, NTT, NEC and Fujitsu develop sub-terahertz 6G device appeared first on RCR Wireless News.

  • Rogers partners with CableLabs to develop 5G cable network infra
    by Juan Pedro Tomás on April 11, 2024 at 3:30 pm

    Rogers Communications has more than 11.3 million subscribers in Canada and is the second-biggest telco in the country Canadian carrier Rogers Communications announced it is collaborating with CableLabs to deploy new technologies for its network. This partnership includes a plan for CableLabs to develop and deliver 5G technology using cable network infrastructure that will provide The post Rogers partners with CableLabs to develop 5G cable network infra appeared first on RCR Wireless News.

  • Private 5G – hype versus reality (regarding a mess of market forecasts)
    by James Blackman on April 11, 2024 at 1:58 pm

    Note, this article forms the intro section to a new editorial report from RCR Wireless about ‘private 5G – hype versus reality’. The full report is available to download for free here. It might be taken, as well, with new numbers (just in; April 11) from Dell’Oro Group which say the market jumped 40 percent The post Private 5G – hype versus reality (regarding a mess of market forecasts) appeared first on RCR Wireless News.

  • Report: How the self-storage industry is leveraging IoT to drive revenue growth
    by Joe Dyton on October 10, 2023 at 3:50 pm

    Market research and consulting firm Parks Associates recently released, in partnership with Vantiva, its latest white paper, “Next-Generation Self-Storage: Leveraging Technology to Grow Revenue,” which examined the changing self-storage landscape and technology’s role in driving revenue growth. The research looked at where self-storage property owners were leveraging the Internet of Things (IoT) to bring new

  • Report: Investor, founder confidence in proptech grows — slightly
    by Joe Dyton on October 10, 2023 at 3:45 pm

    Property technology investors and founders may have shied away from the sector as lending decreased in recent years, but confidence in the industry has slowly started to rebound, according to a recent MetaProp report. The MetaProp Mid-Year 2023 Global PropTech Confidence Index revealed that investor confidence increased to 6.1 (out of 10) from 5.4 at

  • Analysis: Proptech firms show how they can enhance CRE
    by Joe Dyton on October 10, 2023 at 3:41 pm

    When real estate professionals are busy trying to attract new tenants or retain current ones, critical tasks like property valuations and building maintenance and operations can get lost in the shuffle. Fortunately, property technology (proptech) has emerged to help pick up some of the slack, Jeffrey Steele recently wrote for Forbes. “The advances in applying

  • KKR closes $560M in industrial CRE sales
    by Joe Dyton on October 10, 2023 at 3:39 pm

    KKR closes $560M industrial CRE sale Global investment firm KKR recently announced that it sold more than 5 million square-feet of industrial warehouse and distribution properties for a total aggregate value of more than $560 million. The sale confirms commercial real estate analysts’ belief that industrial is currently the safest asset class among industry sectors,

  • SOLiD, ASOCS team up to release joint O-RAN solution for private 5G networks
    by Joe Dyton on October 3, 2023 at 4:55 pm

    SOLiD, a cellular in-building mobile coverage provider, and ASOCS, which provides private 5G network software, recently announced a partnership to offer a complete O-RAN-compliant solution for private 5G and Industrial IoT (IIoT) networks. The joint solution allows rapid deployment of scalable private 5G campus networks with intelligent real-time positioning using the Citizens Broadband Radio Service

  • Enlighted unveils new AI capabilities for building IoT
    by Joe Dyton on October 3, 2023 at 4:37 pm

    Property technology (proptech) Internet of Things (IoT) solutions provider Enlighted recently announced that artificial intelligence (AI) use in its Location Intelligence solution has been expanded, as well as new additions to the Enlighted partner ecosystem. Introducing AI models to Enlighted’s Real Time Location Services (RTLS) system improved the accuracy of finding assets and personnel more than 98

  • Verizon’s 5G network part of first live, transatlantic holographic meeting
    by Joe Dyton on October 3, 2023 at 4:15 pm

    Wireless carrier Verizon recently took part in the first-ever real-time transatlantic holographic collaborative meeting at Mobile World Congress Las Vegas. The 5G Future Forum (5GFF) and MATSUKO, which created the world’s first real-time software-only solution for holographic presence, led the meeting, which connected multiple people as holograms.   The holograms were connected from New York using

  • Report: CBRS infrastructure investments could reach $1.5B by 2026
    by Joe Dyton on October 3, 2023 at 3:58 pm

    The Citizens Broadband Radio Service’s (CBRS) 2020 emergence in the U.S. helped enhance the private 5G market throughout a number of industries as private networks became more affordable. Today, CBRS – a three-tiered framework that helps coordinate 150 megahertz of spectrum in the 3.5 GHz CBRS band — continues to be a success, and it

  • Irby Utilities partners with co-ops to bridge divide
    by Martha DeGrasse on September 26, 2023 at 4:40 pm

    Irby Utilities got its start in the 1920s, distributing supplies to some of the nation’s first electric utilities. Later Irby supported rural cooperatives after FDR’s Rural Electrification Act set in motion the investments that would close the power gap between U.S. cities and farms. Today, Irby is part of the world’s largest privately held electric

  • Betacom, UScellular deploy first private/public hybrid 5G networks
    by Joe Dyton on September 26, 2023 at 4:35 pm

    Private wireless network provider Betacom announced a partnership with wireless carrier UScellular to deliver the industry’s first private/public hybrid 5G networks. The companies believe the partnership will advance Industry 4.0 initiatives across the U.S. The service provides security and control over business data, both on-premises and while roaming among company facilities. The private/public hybrid 5G network service

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