Posts tagged with: IoT

Plume raises $300M from Softbank Vision Fund 2, eyes 5G FWA

Plume, a Wi-Fi software company and operator of the largest software-defined network (SDN), has raised $300 million in a new round of minority equity investment led by Softbank Vision Fund 2. It comes fresh off the heels of raising $270...

Kore takes IoT to NYSE

Kore Wireless, a long-established IoT company, went public on the NYSE on Friday. Kore debuted at $7/share after completing a combination with Cerberus Telecom Acquisition Corp., led by wireless industry veteran Tim Donahue. Kore announced the merger in March in a...

AT&T adds sub-6 GHz 5G for enterprise IoT

AT&T is opening up sub-6 GHz 5G access for enterprise Internet of Things (IoT) deployments, with managed services on a Cisco provided platform. U.S. carriers, including AT&T, have already worked to leverage their wireless networks for IoT with LTE-based and...

OQ Technology could augment private cellular networks with satellite NB-IoT

Luxemburg-based OQ Technology had a successful launch of its first low earth orbit (LEO) satellite Wednesday, as the company targets narrow band IoT connectivity for verticals, and could potentially augment private cellular networks. OQ is one of several LEO satellite...

John Deere thinks rural 5G could help feed the world

Broadband might not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think about farming, but an executive from heavy equipment company John Deere argued maybe it should be. Nancy Post, director of the Intelligent Solutions Group at John...

Verizon bolsters location tech with Senion acquisition

Verizon continues to bolster its precise location technology efforts, on Monday announcing the acquisition of Senion. Senion developed an indoor positioning platform that promises sub-meter accuracy for position and navigation using machine-learning sensor fusion technology. Sensor fusion at a basic level...

Verizon Ventures leads $20M funding round for network security startup SAM

Verizon Ventures and Blackberry led a $20 million series B round of funding to invest in SAM Seamless Networks, a network security company focused on safeguarding the growing number of connected devices. Existing investors Blumberg Capital, Intel Capital, ADT and NightDragon also...

Industrials primed but cautious on private wireless: Special Report

Industrial categories such as manufacturing, mining, maritime container shipping and ports appear primed for private cellular networks to improve efficiency and ultimately costs. But while interest levels are ticking up, these industries, with their own complex operations undergoing change, are taking a cautious...

Verizon expands IoT coverage to 170 countries

Verizon Business is taking its IoT connectivity global, meaning it’s expanding its IoT coverage to 170 countries and activating global customers using eSIM technology. Verizon has been offering IoT roaming in the past in select markets, but this new direction...

Verizon zeros in on precise location for IoT, automotive

Since launching its Hyper Precise Location service in August, Verizon has expanded access to more than 100 U.S. markets with positioning tech that promises centimeter-level accuracy. HPL is a software-as-a-service (SaaS) that uses real-time kinematics to enhance satellite-based location information....
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