BARCELONA, Spain--A year after asking mobile operators to support Facebook's Internet.org effort, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg returned to the Mobile World Congress keynote stage here to tout the success of the program and to reiterate his call for more operators to participate. He also made a point of praising wireless operators' work in connecting new users to the Internet, noting that "it's really important not to lose sight of the fact that it's the operators that are driving this."
BARCELONA, Spain--The logic behind LTE (CAT 1), a slower speed version of LTE, makes a lot of sense for its intended application--the Internet of Things--particularly when it is coupled with reduced module size, less power consumption and perhaps more importantly, lower cost.
Early autonomous cars will hit the road but 2016 but don't expect to see driverless cars until at least 2025. Speaking at a keynote address here at Mobile World Congress 2015, Renault Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn said regulators will be reluctant to allow cars without drivers because the technology is more complex and cyber security issues must first be resolved.
The FCC's order to protect the open Internet carries with it implications for the Internet of Things (IoT), even though the immediate impact might not be felt for quite some time.
The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) is forming the Bluetooth Smart Mesh Working Group to look at standardizing mesh networking for Bluetooth Smart technology and explore various use case scenarios to benefit from mesh, from the smart home to other Internet of Things (IoT) verticals.
Millimeter wave technology pioneer SiBeam announced the release of its new SB6501 and SB6510 UltraGig network processor and RF transceiver chipset, expanding on the company's indoor gigabit solutions.
The IoT promise won't roll out uniformly across every country and every market segment. For example, the healthcare market remains hampered by strict privacy and medical regulations. Similarly, the industry and manufacturing segments--another key target among IoT companies--may not be able to quickly embrace Internet of Things services due to established, legacy systems with lifecycles that are measured in decades rather than years. So what area should curious executives focus on to learn about the latest advancements in the IoT space? My bet is the connected home.
Comcast Labs is getting together with startup accelerator Boomtown to build what they are calling one of the world's first Internet of Things labs.
Ericsson and the Global M2M Association (GMA) will showcase their "revolutionary" new Multi-Domestic Service at Mobile World Congress 2015. The GMA calls it one of the most innovative M2M connectivity management services on the market, enabling global deployment and management of M2M and Internet of Things services.
While a Senate hearing on the Internet of Things hit on a variety of topics, including TV white spaces and vehicle-to-vehicle communications, there seemed to be a lot of bipartisan agreement that the government needs to apply a light touch to the space, reports Broadcasting & Cable.