What Will 5G Replace? Understanding Tomorrow’s Cellular Landscape

What Will 5G Replace? 5G’s lightning speeds, ultralow latency and expanded millimeter wave (mmWave) bandwidth promise to replace current technologies (e.g., Wi-Fi, legacy-wired broadband and cable modems) in the coming years, especially when it comes to IoT networks. 5G will enable a revolution in connectivity. According to a CNET report, 5G can enable several Internet […]

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3 Emerging Use Cases of IoT in Consumer Goods for 2021

As 2022 approaches, the Internet of Things (IoT)continues connecting more consumer goods — even if most buyers don’t realize it. Regardless of the language to describe the phenomenon (e.g., “smart fridges” and “devices that talk to each other”), consumers expect connectivity in everyday home products and electronics. Consumer IoT will account for $98 billion in […]

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What Is the Galileo Global Navigation Satellite System?

The Galileo global navigation satellite system (GNSS), named for the Italian astronomer Galileo Galilei, initially went live in 2016 in Europe. It is a highly accurate, civilian-controlled, state-of-the-art positioning system that works with GPS in the U.S. and GLONASS in Russia. As it provides dual-frequency as standard, Galileo offers real-time positioning with precision down to the […]

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What Is a Virtual Factory? The Future of Integrated Manufacturing

What Is the Concept of a Virtual Factory? For a decade, the first Friday in October has been designated as National Manufacturing Day. This day begins a month-long events schedule at manufacturing companies nationwide to attract talent to modern manufacturing careers. For some period, manufacturing went out of fashion. Young tech talents preferred software and […]

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5 Essential Steps to Secure Enterprise IoT Deployments

While IoT applications offer many benefits, they also come with increased security risks. Each device added to the network represents a potentially vulnerable endpoint. According to research from IDC, the number of IoT devices will grow to beyond 41 million by 2025. Organizations can’t afford to ignore this. By the time risks of compromise arise, […]

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Massive IoT and 5G: What’s Next for Large-Scale Cellular IoT

Massive IoT vs. Critical IoT The transition from simple machine-to-machine (M2M) connections to the complex Internet of Things (IoT) is well underway, as improving LTE IoT and developing 5G networks enable faster connections and higher bitrates. As the industry progresses, experts believe that most use cases will fall into one of two categories: critical IoT […]

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5G Enhanced Mobile Broadband: Use Cases and Advantages

Enhanced Mobile Broadband: The Continuing Evolution of LTE The innovations 5G will bring to wireless technology have been defined in three broad categories under 3GPP’s SMARTER (Study on New Services and Markets Technology Enablers) project. One of these, enhanced mobile broadband (eMBB), represents a continuing evolution from LTE, which can already provide mobile broadband speeds […]

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A Primer on Beamforming and Massive MIMO in 5G Technology

What Is Beamforming and Massive MIMO in 5G? The first wave of ultralow latency, high-speed 5G has already arrived. Standalone (SA) 5G networks were successfully tested in Asia and Europe last year. U.S. carriers are finally catching up with SA testing while deploying non-standalone (NSA) 5G in cities all over the country. Still, we are […]

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Simjacker: How to Protect Devices from an Emerging Threat

Simjacker Attacks: Are You Protected? How to Defend Your Cellular IoT Devices A sophisticated cyberattack is gaining steam, and it’s targeting vulnerabilities in SIM-equipped devices. These exploits, known as Simjacker attacks, take advantage of a common back door into the SIM card. Malicious actors and government agencies use Simjacker attacks to eavesdrop, track movement, extract […]

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5 Benefits of Cellular IoT-Driven Smart Lighting Systems for Cities

5 Ways Cellular IoT-Enabled Smart Lighting Systems Help Build Smarter Cities Lighting is needed everywhere — from residential homes to office buildings to industrial plants. For smart buildings, smart lighting is the backbone of connected buildings. Each light connects to the building’s IP network, which provides the infrastructure for other smart connections in the building, […]

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