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The IoT Is Getting Its Own Network – and Guess What, it’s LTE

Verizon’s recent announcement that it plans to build a 4G LTE network specifically for IoT-connected devices is more than warranted. Not least because adding more small low-data-using devices to its existing network is not cost-effective. Verizon has estimated — based on its own module development — that its new network will halve the cost of Read full article...
Nov 26, 2015
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“Let Me Entertain You” – with a little help from the IoT

According to eMarketer, there are currently 1.9 billion smartphone users in the world. That means there is now a whole lot of data passing through the Internet, from smartphone access to social media platforms and websites. Businesses that want to stay ahead of the curve will need to take full advantage of this data. One Read full article...
Nov 18, 2015

LTE: The New Standard for the IoT

According to Gartner, 25 billion devices will be connected to the IoT by the year 2020. The advent of connected technology, on both a large and small scale, is creating an increasing demand for stronger and more reliable internet connectivity. The healthcare industry is just one fundamental sector already utilizing IoT-connected devices, such as electronic Read full article...
Nov 3, 2015
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Improving Car Insurance with LTE and the IoT

In 2008, the number of internet-connected devices surpassed the number of people on this earth, according to tech giant Cisco. As this trend gains momentum, it will continue to transform our lives, from wearable devices that can track and relay information about our health, to apps that can remotely control your home appliances from anywhere. Read full article...
Oct 27, 2015
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Solving Traffic Problems with LTE Chipsets

It’s a situation that we’re all familiar with: not-so-patiently navigating the morning rush-hour traffic, only to be held up at a traffic light — even though there’s no traffic at all crossing our path. Not only does this cost us our precious sanity, it costs money too. According to transportation analytics company Inrix, traffic backups Read full article...
Oct 14, 2015
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Improving Law Enforcement with LTE and the IoT

Police officers are on the front lines every day, protecting and serving their communities. For this reason, they are well-equipped with an array of gadgets to assist them in fulfilling their duties. Beyond the traditional tools of baton, handcuffs and gun, police are now utilizing high-tech devices that further ensure their safety — and that Read full article...
Oct 6, 2015

The Internet of School Things is Coming

School is back in session, and with that comes a sense of nostalgia; the smell of dry erase markers, the rustling of papers, and the slamming of locker doors as students scurry to get ready for class. But, as 2016 approaches advancements in technology have dramatically changed our perception of school. Schools today are looking Read full article...
Sep 21, 2015
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Be Careful What You Wish For: Should Artificial Intelligence and IoT Meet

When we think of Artificial Intelligence (AI), we may immediately be reminded of the 2001 Stephen Spielberg film in which a child android longs to be real in order to reclaim the love of the mother whose deceased child he was created to replace. Others might be reminded of the dystopian I, Robot where Will Read full article...
Sep 9, 2015
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How the IoT Adds Up to a More Convenient Life

Anyone who’s been following technology – or even just general – news will have heard a lot about Internet of Things (IoT) or “smart” devices recently. And some might be asking just how much of a real impact will these products have on my everyday life? The answer, as it turns out, is more than Read full article...
Aug 31, 2015

Wearables: Not Just for Humans Anymore

4G LTE is not only great for humans; it’s great for pets as well! Smart collars and other types of wearable technology allow pet owners to better connect with (or better understand) their animal friends. Read full article...
Aug 26, 2015

Five Superheroes Already Using the IoT

Superhuman strength? Sure! Lightning-quick speed? Certainly! But let’s not forget the other advantage that many of these heroes share – access to amazing technology. In fact, many of these fictional adventurers use what are essentially Internet of Things (IoT) devices. Here are just a few superheroes already leveraging some amazing connected technology... Read full article...
Aug 19, 2015
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Are We There Yet? No, and it Doesn’t Matter

Family vacations can be a wonderful bonding experience and a way to create memories that last a lifetime. But getting to the desired location isn’t always such a joy. The constant commotion from the backseat can become a strain after just five minutes, let alone five hours. However, 4G LTE connectivity in cars is changing the game for parents. Read full article...
Aug 11, 2015
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