LTE Makes Smart Metering Even Smarter

POWERGRID INTERNATIONAL by Eran Eshed, In a world where everything is becoming smart, from smartphones and smart watches to smart homes and smart cities, having metering systems that require on-site readings by technicians is passé and inefficient. That’s why utilities were among the first vertical markets to implement machine-to-machine (m2M) communications solutions, leading us to […]

Altair: LTE the Right Choice for M2M & IOT

TMCnet by Rich Tehrani Some of my early conversations about the M2M and IoT space with carriers had them explaining to me how they love these growing markets because they allow their legacy networks to be utilized to generate additional revenue. In addition, M2M products didn’t come with customer service costs associated with retail customers. […]

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Don’t count out cellular. It could still win with the internet of things

The Internet of Things Show – Gigaom By Stacey Higginbotham The industrial internet will use cellular. For real! That’s the take from this week’s podcast guest, who joins us after Kevin Tofel and I digest the SmartThings buy, Best Buy’s hub offering and more. Read more here Listen to the podcast here  

LTE in M2M? Why Single-Mode LTE Answers the Call

Telecom Engine By Eran Eshed, Altair Semiconductor The Internet of Things (IoT) is a growing and exciting ecosystem comprised of an array of different technologies. Currently, IoT networks are heterogeneous, with short-range, mid-range, and long-range connections. These three levels of IoT connectivity options are determined based on how widespread the connections need to be –immediate, […]

Japan’s LTE and IoT opportunities

Telecom Asia by Eran Eshed Japan has been synonymous with innovation for decades. Some would say technological leadership is in the Japanese DNA. The Japanese have led the way in cellular technology too: The first pre-commercial 3G network was launched in Japan in 1998. When carriers around the world were focused on voice only (and […]

Low cost LTE could boost operators’ IoT play

Mobile World Live By Steve Costello NEW BLOG: A quick look back at Mobile World Livecontent from this year shows a growing interest in the Internet of Things (IoT), the sexed-up sibling of M2M that will see 50 billion, 100 billion – keep the forecasts coming – devices of many shapes and forms connected to the internet in the […]

3.5 GHz: Debate continues on spectrum sharing, band plan and unlicensed use

FierceWirelessTech- the 3.5 GHz band is already being used for commercial services in markets worldwide.That is why First International Computer recently introduced a 3.5 GHz LTE-enabled tablet computer using Altair technology.

12 Startups in Israel You Should Know About

Business2Community By BusinessVibes Israel is home to over 4,000 startups and is often referred to as the Silicon Valley of the Middle East. Here is 12 reasons why: Altair Semiconductor The world is transitioning from 3G to 4G LTE and Altair is the leading provider of single-mode LTE solutions, playing a pivotal role in realizing […]

Russia’s Yota Devices in talks with Rel Jio, Bharti Airtel & Aircel to provide WiFi dongles and routers

Wireless Federation- June 26, 2014 – Yota Devices, a Russian vendor of products which support 4G LTE, is betting big on the Indian market and is in talks with operators including Reliance Jio Infocomm, Bharti Airtel and Aircel to provide Wi-Fi dongles and routers.

Elija TF9300 3.5GHz LTE Tablet

ecoustics- Altair Semiconductor and First International Computer, Inc. (FIC) announced the world’s first 3.5GHz LTE-enabled tablet — the Elija TF9300 9.7-inch Android tablet. The device connects to LTE networks using Altair’s newest single-mode LTE chipset, FourGee-3800/6300, which supports a very wide frequency band span between 700-3800MHz.

The 20 Hottest Startups From Israel In 2014

Business Insider – Altair Altair Semiconductor makes chips that connect mobile devices to 4G data networks. Because Altair’s chips don’t support 3G at all, only 4G, it can make its chips far cheaper, $30 compared to $80 to $90 range for typical 3G/4G ones,

Altair Semiconductor raises another $25M in its quest to make dirt cheap LTE chips

Venture Beat – Investors are betting even more money on LTE-only chips. Israeli LTE chip firm Altair Semiconductor has raised a fresh $25 million, led by new investor Jerusalem Global Ventures, the company told VentureBeat. The round, which closed in March, brings Altair’s total funding to more than $125 million.

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