AI Security Leader to be Important Player in IoT Security

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is rapidly becoming integrated into many aspects of communication, applications, content, and commerce.  The Internet of Things (IoT) is a particularly important area for AI as a means for safeguarding assets, reducing fraud, and supporting analytics and automated decision making.  Mind Commerce estimates that global AI-based IoT anti-fraud and security intelligence solution revenue will reach nearly $1.5B USD by 2021.

Operators Dialing up Wi-Fi Calling to Deliver a Better Customer Experience

Customers expect to make calls and browse the internet wherever they are. Stepping outside to take a call is a nuisance many people can no longer tolerate. In fact, a study conducted by YouGov and commissioned by SpiderCloud Wireless found that 74 percent of mobile subscribers are willing to switch providers if it means better service at home and at the office.

Satellites Remain Key Link in Evolving Hybrid Network Chain

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Figure 1 Digital payload of the Intelsat EpicNG satellite.

Pay-TV Innovation Forum Highlights Varying Growth Opportunities for Asia Pacific Pay-TV Service Providers

NAGRA, a Kudelski Group company and the world’s leading independent provider of content protection and multiscreen television solutions, in partnership with MTM, a leading international research and strategy consultancy, have revealed the APAC findings from the Pay-TV Innovation Forum research program.

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

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.

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.

Twenty-First Century Businesses Need 21st Century Infrastructure

White House Underlines Opportunity to Apply Lessons from 4G to 5G-LTE Challenges Ahead

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Under President Obama, we have seen technological breakthroughs and strategic investments that have propelled the United States to the forefront of wireless broadband—with world-leading 4G/LTE coverage for more than 98 percent of U.S. citizens. Today, the Obama Administration is announcing new steps to maintain U.S. leadership and win the next generation of mobile technology with the launch of a $400 million Advanced Wireless Research Initiative led by the National Science Foundation (NSF).

Top Down or Bottom Up, FCC's 5G Broadband Wireless Ruling Looks Good Either Way

Even as 5G Standards Remain Undefined, FCC's 'Spectrum Frontiers' Illuminates a Path Forward

Last week, the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted in favor of a new wireless broadband roadmap, aka "Spectrum Frontiers, which designates 11 GHz of licensed high-speed spectrum for LTE and 5G infrastructure, and which set rules use of 7GHz of unlicensed airwaves. Even as debates continue over the definition and standard of what is 5G, the FCC has stepped up to the plate and shown it is ready to work with industry to meet grand new goals the entire ICT ecosystem has come to expect from the next era of LTE and broadband wireless.

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A Recap of Recent Industry News That Caught Our Attention.

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5G — To support the development of 5G in the U.S., the FCC allocated almost 11 GHz of licensed and unlicensed spectrum above 24 GHz. The commission is also asking for comments on allocating an additional 18 GHz, including E-Band.

Verizon released a 5G radio specification that defines guidelines for testing and validating technical components. Read it here.

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