Communications Networks

June 21, 2017

This post is the second in a series of seven chapters intended to help individuals and organisations on the journey to deploying a successful Internet of Things (IoT) transformation.

May 31, 2017

Technology and connectivity are pivotal for the Smart City vision, but without reliable broadband infrastructure, none of it will work. Autonomous cars and the Internet of Things require a robust internet and many cities aren't ready.

May 12, 2017

Building on a 5G partnership, Nokia and Japanese operator KDDI this week shared details of a recent trial designed to test next generation mobile services in the context of an ultra-dense, residential environment. The two companies claim to have achieved 1 Gbps throughput using spectrum in the... read more

May 08, 2017

Though the chances of a broadband stimulus program similar to the one at start of the Obama administration are looking slim, going back further in history points to a tactic that very well might accelerate community broadband deployments. Are local governments prepared to seize this opportunity... read more

April 18, 2017

It's crunch time in Missouri, where muni broadband supporters are seeking to defeat SB 186 - a bill that eliminates communities' rights to build public-owned broadband networks, effectively crippling jurisdictions' economies. Though the passage might be uncertain, there's a chance that... read more

April 13, 2017

Systems integrators and infrastructure vendors are learning that the best time to propose a smart building solution to property owners is often before the first lease is even signed. They say building owners who wire their buildings for connectivity and bandwidth will save money in the long run... read more

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April 13, 2017

A multi-billion-dollar investment is about to be made in public safety infrastructure throughout the United States and every community in America will be impacted. A contract valued at $6.5 billion for the first five years of its 25-year term has been awarded to U.S.

April 03, 2017

AT&T plans to spend about $40 billion over the next 25 years to build a broadband network reserved primarily for public safety officers. A Commerce Department agency that functions as a public-private partnership is awarding AT&T about $6.5 billion to over the next five years to build,... read more

March 31, 2017

Verizon Wireless has activated its Category M1 LTE network, making it the first U.S. carrier to launch a nationwide LTE network dedicated to the internet of things. The carrier said it will offer IoT data plans for as little as $2 per month per device, with customized options available for bulk... read more

March 24, 2017

The tipping point came in 2014. That was the year that mobile Internet access surpassed desktop access for the first time. Since then, the usage disparity between desktop and mobile continues to grow. Today, as local governments are feeling the pressure of constrained budgets and limited workday... read more

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