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5G dreams in Barcelona: Cars, robots and VR games

Practically every mobile vendor and service provider at Mobile World Congress will have demonstrations -- or at least visions -- of what they think the future 5G mobile standard will be able to do.

Written by Stephen Lawson10 Feb. 16 06:20

5G might be your next home broadband service

An AT&T regulatory filing last week shed light on a lesser-known aspect of the emerging 5G wireless standard that could be a boon to some consumers: Home broadband.

Written by Stephen Lawson09 Feb. 16 06:54

Cisco-Jasper deal should make enterprise IoT safer

Cisco Systems' planned US$1.4 billion acquisition of Jasper Technologies could make it easier for enterprises to start making money from services instead of products.

Written by Stephen Lawson04 Feb. 16 13:14

As 5G approaches, 3G and 4G are still getting faster

Most of the excitement at Mobile World Congress this month will be about 5G, which won't officially exist until 2020. But vendors will also be showing off new ways to speed up the 3G and 4G networks most people are using today.

Written by Stephen Lawson04 Feb. 16 06:09

Nokia's IoT security tool takes in the whole network

Nokia is taking the principle of "united we stand" to the Internet of Things with a platform that can harness systems from multiple vendors for network-wide security.

Written by Stephen Lawson02 Feb. 16 18:53

Where Starry Internet dreams of a gigabit, others have found a harsh reality

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission said Thursday that broadband networks are growing too slowly to meet the country's needs. A startup called Starry launched this week promising to roll out broadband faster using wireless, but the track record for companies doing that isn't good.

Written by Stephen Lawson30 Jan. 16 06:38

Verizon is building for the Super Bowl and staying for the boom

Verizon Wireless is installing nearly 100 cells to make sure its network can handle the crush of a million or more fans around this year's big game in the San Francisco Bay Area. Almost all will stay up after the game's over.

Written by Stephen Lawson28 Jan. 16 13:25

Ericsson has a 5G phone, and it weighs 150kg

If you're aching to get your hands on your first super-fast 5G phone, the good news is that Ericsson already has one. The bad news is, it weighs 150kg.

Written by Stephen Lawson28 Jan. 16 02:40

An unsexy merger could make your building more cool

The names Johnson Controls and Tyco International don't generate the kind of excitement buzzing around some companies in the Internet of Things, but the merger they announced Monday could create some sparks.

Written by Stephen Lawson27 Jan. 16 04:19

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