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The coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic will accelerate rollout and takeup of narrowband IoT (NB-IoT), which is building a head of steam already. NB-IoT passed 100 million connections in January on the …

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  German telecommunications operator Deutsche Telekom (DT) has signed its first narrowband IoT (NB-IoT) roaming agreements with several European operator partners, the carrier said in a release. The cooperation with …

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Qualcomm has confirmed the releases of a new single-mode LTE-based Cat NB2 chipset for cellular narrowband IoT (NB-IoT) communications, which offers world-beating power efficiency, according to the San Diego firm. …

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  Japanese operator NTT DoCoMo said in a note published on its corporate website that it will discontinue its NB-IoT commercial offering from March 31. The carrier’s NB-IoT service had …

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  Spanish telecom giant Telefónica and Idrica, which specializes in technologies for water management, have signed a global partnership agreement to provide services to companies in the water sector, Telefonica …

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A band of research organizations and industrial companies have formed the MIOTY Alliance to promote telegram-splitting ultra-narrowband (TS-UNB), commercialized as MIOTY, as an alternative  low-power wide-area (LPWA) technology to the …

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An intro-video plays as the founders of The Things Network (TTN), take to the stage at their annual LoRaWAN bash in Amsterdam. A Hollywood-style voiceover crows about big-sounding tech – …

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US carrier Verizon is the first carrier to certify Sequans’ LTE-M based Monarch Go modem components. Sprint and Deutsche Telekom have approved its other Monarch-based units. The French chipmaker has …

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Satellite connectivity startup Skylo, promising NB-IoT on existing geostationary satellites, has emerged from stealth with $116 million in total funding, including a new $103 million Series B round led by …

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Chip maker Sequans has announced a series of IoT and LTE approvals, including certification with T-Mobile, new devices for private networks, and a new tracking unit with Telstra. The company’s …

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