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Turns Out 5G Has Trouble Penetrating Windows – Whoops

There's a lot of hype around 5G, and understandably so. The upcoming evolution of 4G LTE promises extremely fast wireless communication with up to 4 gigabits-per-second, which translates to a whopping 500 megabytes-per-second (that...
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Shopping in the LPWAN Market? Choose an LPWAN That Will Survive.

I recently came across a new report, Survival of the Timeliest-Can Unlicensed LPWA beat NB-IoT?, with conclusions about the LPWAN market. Two things caught my eye: 1. There can be only one LPWAN winner in...
Indoor IoT and Outdoor IoT - They Need to Become the Same

Indoor IoT and Outdoor IoT – They Need to Become the Same

Two IoT Arenas Companies competing to sell you their wireless IoT connectivity technology can be thought of as competing in one of two separate “arenas”: an indoor arena or an outdoor arena. The Indoor IoT Arena Typically dominated...

CBRS – Private LTE Networks For IoT Applications

If you are contemplating an IoT deployment in the near future, you should start paying attention to an emerging LTE communications standard called CBRS - the Citizens Broadband Radio Service.CBRS, or Band 48...
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Mastering Analytics: How to Benefit from Big Data and Network Complexity

Wireless networks have been an outstanding success, exceeding expectations multiple times. Over the last few decades, performance and coverage have improved tremendously, and we increasingly rely on wireless connectivity to keep in touch with...
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eMTC and NB-IoT: Two Narrowband LTE Technologies Aimed at IoT

We're at the dawn of 5G, a unified network envisioned to connect virtually everything around us. And to get there sooner, we're accelerating 5G NR (New Radio) — the global 5G standard — to...
Bluetooth for Geolocation? - A Tragic Misuse Shows Why this is a Bad Idea

Bluetooth for Geolocation? – A Tragic Misuse Shows Why this is a Bad Idea

In a recent, tragic case, a Bluetooth tracker that was advertised as having a wide area geolocation capability has failed to locate a lost Alzheimer’s patient after 17 days. 17 days and counting. And...
5 Reasons Why Synchronization is Critical to IoT

5 Reasons Why Synchronization is Critical to IoT

Unless you're a networking nerd, synchronization is probably more familiar as a term used with wristwatches or iTunes than as an IoT term, but the future of the IoT may actually depend on this...
Examining 5 IEEE Protocols - ZigBee, WiFi, Bluetooth, BLE, and WiMax

Examining 5 IEEE Protocols – ZigBee, WiFi, Bluetooth, BLE, and WiMax

Various types of wireless technology and networks allow devices to speak (send data) to each other and to the web (TCP/IP Networks) without cables. There are a number of different wireless technologies out there...
T-Mobile's Proposal to FCC: Eliminate Unlicensed Use of 3.5 GHz Band

T-Mobile’s Proposal to FCC: Eliminate Unlicensed Use of 3.5 GHz Band

In a last-minute attempt to eviscerate the core purpose of the rules governing the 3550-3700 MHz spectrum band (“3.5 GHz band"), T-Mobile USA, Inc. (“T-Mobile”) recently filed a Petition for Rulemaking (“Petition”), proposing that...

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