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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...
Secure Connectivity - Why It's Important and How to Implement It

Secure Connectivity – Why It’s Important and How to Implement It

For many people, talking about security is about as interesting as a trip to the dentist. So why should you care about security? If you care enough to invest in an IoT solution, you should...
Choosing the Right Wireless Connectivity to Maximize Your Return-on-Investment

Choosing the Right Wireless Connectivity to Maximize Your Return-on-Investment

The Internet: The Information Superhighway The internet brought information to our fingertips. Sites like Google and Wikipedia gave us the world’s knowledge at the stroke of a few keys. It allowed for instant communication to people around...

How Does WiFi Work?  –  8 Things You Didn’t Know About Wifi

Ah, good ‘ole WiFi. From helping us to keep our phone bill low (except March, goddammit) to allowing our laptops/tablets/etc. to connect to the internet, WiFi has been a ubiquitous companion that we’ve all...
What is CBRS? - LTE in 3.5 GHz Shared Spectrum and What it Means for IoT

What is CBRS? – LTE in 3.5 GHz Shared Spectrum and What it Means...

The CBRS Alliance is looking more and more powerful every day. The group, which advocates for LTE services in the 3.5 GHz Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) spectrum, now boasts all four major US...
Unlicensed LTE Explained - LTE-U vs. LAA vs. LWA vs. Multefire

Unlicensed LTE Explained – LTE-U vs. LAA vs. LWA vs. Multefire

By now, you’ve probably read through Mary Meeker’s 2017 Internet Trends report and confirmed that mobile is still eating the world. Mobile internet usage is growing steadily with average US adults spending 3 hours...

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