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ABI Research: Apple will be a ‘follower’ in post-smartphone era’

December 13, 2017

The mobile industry is on the cusp of an important phase of development, as enhanced technologies and innovative user interfaces and experiences seek to breathe new life into the stagnant market, says ABI Research. In this ‘post- smartphone’ era, the

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Zigbee Alliance, Thread Group address IoT industry fragmentation

December 12, 2017

The Zigbee Alliance and Thread Group today announced the availability of the Dotdot specification over Thread’s IP network. According to the two organizations, this is the first time developers can confidently use an established, open, and interoperable IoT language over

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Corning buys 3M’s communication markets division for US$900M

December 11, 2017

3M Corp. today announced that it has entered into agreements related to the sale of substantially all of its communication markets division to Corning Inc., for US$900 million, subject to closing and other adjustments. The business consists of optical fiber

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Gazette’s former print plant to morph into a data centre

December 6, 2017

Montreal-based eStruxture Data Centers today announced the acquisition of the Montreal Gazette’s former printing facility in Montreal, with plans to create a new, 30 megawatts power capacity data centre. The $150 million investment will allow the company to pursue growth,

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Ericsson predicts a billion 5G subscriptions by 2023

November 28, 2017

The November edition of the Ericsson Mobility Report forecasts there will be one billion 5G subscriptions for enhanced mobile broadband by 2023. Expected to be deployed first in dense urban areas, 5G will cover over 20% of the world’s population

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ABI Research gives C-Band frequency edge in new 5G report

November 28, 2017

ABI Research says that the telecom industry has had to tap into a wide range of radio spectrum frequencies from sub-1GHz to 100GHz including licensed, unlicensed, and shared spectrum to address the potential of 5G. According to new findings from

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Huawei’s Hu says network design needs to be overhauled

November 17, 2017

The 8th Global Mobile Broadband Forum kicked off in London today, gathering over 1,400 leaders from mobile telecom operators, vertical industries, standards organizations, and industrial alliances Ken Hu, the deputy chairman and rotating CEO at Huawei, outlined a world where

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Global FTTH market to reach US$37 billion by 2027: Study

November 15, 2017

A new research report predicts healthy growth for the fiber-to-the-home market over the next decade. Conducted by Future Market Insights, the firm estimates that revenues are poised to grow at a high 14.4% CAGR throughout the period of forecast from

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Cisco unveils US$1 billion ‘smart cities’ program

November 15, 2017

According to Cisco Systems Inc., so-called “smart cities” have less pollution, safer streets, and better quality of life for citizens. But many finance officers struggle to fund the upgrades that will make their cities smart. To help, Cisco said it

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‘Smart campus’ waste bin initiative launched at UBC

November 8, 2017

Waterloo, Ont.-based eleven-X Inc. has launched its second Smart Campus initiative with the University of British Columbia aimed at real-time tracking of fill-levels of on-campus outdoor waste disposal and re-cycling bins associated with the campus parking facilities. The pilot project