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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Why Edge Computing Is Crucial to Future 5G Networks

What Is Edge Computing in IoT? When a large amount of data is gathered from networked devices, it is often sent directly to centralized databases or servers and processed, potentially resulting in information being transmitted back to the devices. This process introduces latency, crowds bandwidth and potentially compromises security. Edge computing streamlines the flow of […]

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Cut Through the 5GE Marketing Hype

Emerging 5G high-speed wireless technology has tremendous potential, but nomenclature confusion clouds adoption.    Cellular wide-area networking (C-WAN) has become a cornerstone in modern enterprises, and the best is yet to come. 5G, a new higher speed, more functional and more flexible network option, is moving from test labs to the production line. However, suppliers are not using […]

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