Last November I had the chance to attend Huawei's Mobile Broadband Symposium in Shanghai, China. As part of the symposium I attended the small cell session and moderated an industry panel on this topic. It was during that panel I realized when it comes to the metro and enterprise space, the small cell was finally showing some real maturity. What triggered this realization for me? Nobody during the session talked about coffee coupons as a small cell application.
The Industrial Internet Consortium is expected to complete its work on a broad reference architecture for the Internet of Things early next year, according to EE Times.
Ericsson is partnering with cloud and enterprise powerhouse IBM to jointly research phased-array antenna designs for "5G" networks, though such networks are still being contemplated and have not yet been defined. The companies said they hoped to provide customers with data speeds that are "orders of magnitude faster" than what is available today.
According to a new Reuters report, Apple is hiring a dedicated sales force and working with application developers in the area, an effort by the company to ratchet up its push into the mobile enterprise market following a deal in July with corporate powerhouse IBM.
Nokia Networks unveiled an industry-wide collaboration to produce a new standard covering mobile edge computing for the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI).
Nokia Networks is collaborating with other equipment vendors and operators to create a new European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) Industry Specification Group (ISG) for mobile edge computing (MEC).
Cisco has created an $80 million joint venture with Chinese hardware vendor TCL to establish a foothold in the country's cloud services market.
Cognitive computing has taken a giant step forward thanks to a new neurosynaptic chip from IBM that is designed to emulate the neurons and synapses in the human brain.
AT&T is pursuing its plans to create a cloud-based network architecture via numerous research projects, including one in which the operator joined IBM and Applied Communication Sciences (ACS) to create a prototype technology that reduces set- up times for cloud-to-cloud connectivity, particularly between data centers, from days to seconds.
While Amazon Web Services (AWS) may be the top cloud provider, it appears that its grip on the market is slipping while rivals Microsoft and IBM are driving new growth, according to Synergy Research Group.