Several big names in telecom are considering a plan that would breathe new life into 7,300 payphones in New York City by converting them into free Wi-Fi hotspots.
Apple's new enterprise mobility partnership with IBM could put more pressure on BlackBerry and Microsoft as well as Google and OEMs that use Google's Android software, according to industry analysts.
Carbon nanotubes may be the key to enabling smaller transistors, and engineers at IBM hope to have nanotube technology ready for commercialization soon after 2020. The focus on nanotubes reflects the fact that it is becoming increasingly difficult to shrink silicon transistors.
In the cloud infrastructure market, Cisco continues to cling onto its No. 1 position, marginally increasing the gap between second-ranked HP, according to first-quarter data from Synergy Research Group.
KPN has become the second operator in Europe to publicly announce a live trial of LTE Broadcast technology, following the announcement by Vodafone in February that it had conducted Europe's first live test of the technology in Germany.
Qualcomm's Zeroth neuromorphic chip program is focused on signing up researchers this year to test its technology as the company eyes the commercial introduction of brain-mimicking chips as soon as 2015. But early robotics applications show how far Qualcomm's technology development has already come.
AT&T, Cisco Systems, General Electric, IBM and Intel are coming together to form a new group to try to create standards for the sensors inside machines and sprouting up around cities as part of the Internet of Things.
Vast improvements in power consumption are essential if the Internet of Things (IoT), wearable devices and related wireless applications are to fulfill the lofty visions being laid out for them, says IBM Fellow Robert Dennard.
AT&T said it will work with cloud and computing giant IBM to developer machine-to-machine solutions for the Internet of Things, specifically for things like smart cities and utilities.
AT&T is giving its existing VPN network customers another connection option by embedding its NetBond technology into a number of Equinix's data centers.