AT&T and JBG SMITH plan the first ‘at scale’ US 5G smart city

AT&T and JBG SMITH are collaborating on what they believe will be the first 5G smart city “at scale” in the US.

Smart city announcements are becoming increasingly prevalent, but many are just testbeds or small deployments. AT&T and JBG SMITH believe their smart city will be an exception.

The smart city will be based in the National Landing neighbourhood of Crystal City, Virginia. A combination of mmWave and sub-6GHz 5G spectrum will be used for connectivity...

Vodafone doubles its NB-IoT network sites to cover 98% of the UK

Vodafone has doubled the number of its NB-IoT network sites in the UK to cover 98 percent of the country’s geography.

The operator has invested heavily in deploying NB-IoT sites to meet growing demand from customers across the country.

“We have invested in NB-IoT because we want to offer our customers the right tools for the right job, in a way which is affordable and accessible for every customer,” says Anne Sheehan, Business Director at Vodafone...

Eseye ‘State of IoT Adoption’ report highlights deployment challenges

Eseye has released a report examining the state of IoT adoption and the challenges enterprises are facing.

76 percent of UK respondents said their IoT project was “at best” only somewhat successful. That’s not exactly an encouraging report for a technology that’s been hyped as driving huge efficiency improvements and generating massive amounts of value.

Despite the lack of resounding success in current deployments, 85 percent of the UK respondents said that the...

Why network localisation will power the future of IoT

For some time now, IoT has been recognised as a technology that holds the potential to super boost business and enrich almost every aspect of our lives. Weekly, we are witnessing incredible life-changing IoT innovations across telehealth, smart cities, EV charging and environment, the connected supply chain, intelligent manufacturing and more. The sky is the limit when it comes to IoT-enabled enhancements and COVID-19 only served to cement IoT’s place in the new...

Citymesh acquires Sigfox IoT network operator to offer services ‘from 0G to 5G’

Belgian telecoms operator Citymesh has acquired local Sigfox IoT network operator ENGIE M2M to enable it to offer services all the way “from 0G to 5G”.

Sigfox is a 0G network ideally suited for IoT deployments because of its ultra-low power consumption and long-range. In Belgium alone, the Sigfox network connects over 250,000 devices.

Jeremy Prince, CEO of Sigfox, said:

“We have had the pleasure of working with ENGIE M2M for the past six years in Belgium....

Mavenir powers Thailand’s first smart city using 5G Open RAN

Mavenir is powering Thailand’s first smart city using 5G Open Ran, in partnership with Cisco, smart city experts 5GCT, and local state-owned telco NT.

The smart city is based in Ban Chang, a city near U-Tapao International Airport that’s connected to a motorway which links Thailand’s two largest cities: Bangkok and Pattaya.

Shannon Kalayanamitr, Chief Executive Officer at 5GCT, said:

“At 5GTC, we are driven to strengthen the potential of Thailand...

The IoT iceberg – a global ecosystem driving commercial momentum

Continued mobile industry commitment to the range of 3GPP-standards-based Low Power Wide Area (LPWA) technologies has been demonstrated by the continued rise in the number of networks supporting NB-IoT and LTE-MTC (LTE-M) networks and the substantial growth in the number of Cat-NB1, Cat-NB2 and Cat-M1 compliant devices.

According to GSA’s latest report “NB-IoT and LTE-M: April 2021”, there are 136 operators that have deployed/launched NB-IoT or LTE-M networks in 64...

Verizon Business appoints TJ Fox as SVP of IIoT and automotive

Verizon Business has announced the appointment of TJ Fox as the company’s new senior vice president of IIoT (Industrial Internet of Things) and automotive.

Fox previously served as SVP and president of Verizon Business Markets but will now be responsible for leading the company’s connected vehicle, device, and industrial equipment strategies.

Sampath Sowmyanarayan, Chief Revenue Officer at Verizon Business, said:

“In naming a leader who can catalyse...

Verizon Business now provides IoT connectivity across 170 countries

Verizon Business is taking its IoT connectivity global with coverage in 170 countries around the world.

The operator’s ThingSpace solution aims to provide all the tools needed to prototype, test, connect and manage IoT devices on Verizon's network.

Permanent roaming options are now available across North America and Western Europe all on a single SIM—providing enterprises with the flexibility they need to monitor a wide array of IoT devices.

Tami Erwin, CEO...

Enea 5G MicroCore for enterprises aims to support Industry 4.0 initiatives

Enea has launched 5G MicroCore for enterprises, a complete and interoperable solution for businesses using private 5G networks for Industry 4.0 purposes.

Industry 4.0 combines emerging technologies such as the IoT, AI, edge, and cloud computing to once again revolutionise traditional industries such as manufacturing. Private 5G networks are key to unlocking Industry 4.0’s potential.

Leo Gergs, Research Analyst for 5G Markets at ABI Research, said:

“As...