Wi-Fi 6 and cellular are powering a hyper-connected future

Wi-Fi 6 is maturing into a new role that is complementary to LTE-M and 5G connectivity, according to a new whitepaper from Quectel Wireless Solutions.

The new paper, titled ‘Why Wi-Fi 6 goes hand-in-hand with cellular to enable the hyper-connected enterprise future’ reveals that Wi-Fi 6 now has applications across indoor applications such as stadiums, large venues, offices and hotels, and it is also being used outdoors in the automotive industry to enable applications...

Wi-Fi 6 and 5G provide today’s optimal wireless IoT connectivity

IoT innovations have seen increased adoption of Wi-Fi to support everything from factory robots to vending machines.

The increased throughput offered by Wi-Fi 6 is demonstrating how the technology can be applicable to a raft of use cases. In some situations, this makes Wi-Fi a more appealing connectivity option than cellular as it brings the same wireless benefits but at lower cost.

The central advantage of Wi-Fi 7 is that it offers an extremely high throughput utilizing...

Berg Insight: Global cellular IoT connections grew 22% in 2021

Berg Insight says that global cellular IoT connections grew an impressive 22 percent in 2021.

According to the company’s analysts, global cellular IoT connections reached 2.1 billion last year.

No particular region stood out for growth. The major regional markets of China, Western Europe, and North America grew similarly during the year as the world recovered from the COVID-19 pandemic.

However, China continues to lead the way for cellular IoT...

Spoke will use T IoT to protect vulnerable road users

Mobility platform Spoke has announced that it will use T IoT from T-Mobile and Deutsche Telekom to protect vulnerable road users (VRUs) like cyclists.

Spoke aims to protect VRUs by connecting vehicles like bicycles to the IoT and providing greater awareness of their presence to motorists using cellular vehicle-to-everything (C-V2X) technology.

Mishka Dehghan, Senior Vice President of Strategy, Product, and Solutions Engineering at T-Mobile Business Group,...

Juniper Research: Vodafone Business leads IoT roaming vendors

According to Juniper Research, Vodafone Business is the leading service provider in the IoT roaming space.

The research giant assesses vendors based on a number of key indicators which include: capacity and capability, solution positioning, size of operations, financial performance, and product sophistication.

Here are Juniper’s top six IoT roaming vendors:

Vodafone BusinessTata CommunicationsTNSBICSSyniverseiBasis

“Vodafone Business is delighted to have...

GlobalData: These advances will make the metaverse a success

Analysts from GlobalData have revealed the advances they believe will power the metaverse and drive adoption.

“Latency is a key hindrance to the metaverse adoption. Several companies are trying to address this issue from various angles as per their technical or business acumen,” said Kiran Raj, Practice Head of Disruptive Tech at GlobalData.

“Potential solutions could be in terms of network protocols, software applications, or hardware such as chips and AR and VR...

Verizon and Meta partner up to unlock the metaverse’s potential

Verizon and Meta have established a partnership aimed at unlocking the full potential of the metaverse.

5G will be key to enabling metaverse experiences anywhere, while edge computing will help to ensure they live up to expectations with even lower latency and higher fidelity.

“Over the next decade, the metaverse will enable immersive, interconnected, and interoperable digital spaces to help people connect in ways not yet possible. These metaverse experiences will be...

The cellular IoT market will exceed $61B by 2026

Juniper Research predicts the value of the global cellular IoT market will exceed $61 billion by 2026.

The value of the global cellular IoT market in 2022 is $31 billion. If the researchers’ projections are correct, it means a 95 percent value growth over just four years.

Growth will be driven by the rollout of 5G and cellular LPWA (Low-Power Wide-Area) technologies.

Charles Bowman, a co-author of the research, said:

“Operators must educate users...

Key IoT predictions in 2022 – The year enterprises take control

While IoT has had several false starts over the last decade, the past 18 months has seen an acceleration in IoT adoption and deployments as organisations and industries have looked to remotely operate sensors and devices. This is partly in response to the pandemic but mainly as a result of IoT finally becoming mainstream as its value is recognised.

As we enter 2022, in today’s ‘always on’ world, this demand for remotely operated IoT devices is only set to continue to boom....

Haier gets a hand from Huawei and China Mobile to build smart factories

China’s largest consumer electronics producer, Haier, is getting a helping hand from Huawei and China Mobile to build smart factories.

The trio of industry titans announced the successful combination of 5G and mobile edge computing (MEC) to deliver innovative manufacturing solutions.

5G offers bandwidth of up to 20Gbps while lowering latency to as little as one millisecond. MEC further lowers latency, improves security, and enables new applications by supporting...