Technology Industry News

By: Jara Kern, Pipeline

IoT connectivity, IoT security, IoT collaboration—with our issue focus on the Internet of Things and the device revolution, we have collected the top IoT news headlines this month, which include updates on the progress toward an ever-more-connected world. Other noteworthy news includes glimmers of 6G, the first test of cellular broadband connectivity from space via a mobile phone, metaverse service experience transformation, and much more.

The top technology industry news stories from the month are summarized below. To view all the news as it breaks, check out Pipeline’s News Center or subscribe to receive our telecom industry news summary.

IoT news

Connected device and IoT news was a hot topic this month. New IoT connectivity solutions included the newly launched Bittium Cellular IoT Solution, which provides IoT devices with direct connectivity to cloud services over mobile networks to upgrade 2G or 3G connectivity to 4G or 5G. Veniam and Single Digits announced a partnership that makes it easy for mobile IoT devices and connected vehicles to transfer data over Wi-Fi access points on the move. Ligado Networks and Sony Semiconductor Israel are collaborating to develop chipsets to enable the deployment of advanced connectivity services across North America. In other partnership IoT news, EMnify is working with Videotron to equip enterprise customers with consistent, reliable, and secure cellular IoT connectivity across diverse industry verticals.

In IoT innovation news, Tech Mahindra is collaborating with Anritsu to launch an IoT Experience Lab to provide testing of 5G devices in emerging IoT use cases, so 5G IoT device manufacturers can verify device performance during commercialization. Together, Telit and MicroEJ are enabling a broader software development ecosystem deployed on Telit IoT cellular modules.

Through a new global strategic collaboration agreement, Avnet and Amazon Web Services are focused on helping manufacturers of IoT solutions accelerate time to market by creating a scalable, secure platform that preconfigures AWS’ services for application-specific usage.

New expert insights and research clarified the benefits of an Industrial IoT edge solution, which range from helping an enterprise achieve maximum profitability and uncover new revenue opportunities, to reducing energy consumption, and ensuring a level of quality. These insights came from a panel of Industrial IoT experts who recently convened, representing IOTech, Eaton, Mitsubishi Power, and Schneider Electric. The Wireless Broadband Alliance published a new whitepaper exploring how Wi-Fi’s 6/6E’s latest features are ideal for meeting the unique, demanding requirements for a wide variety of existing and emerging IIoT applications. This includes Industry 4.0 and logistics, involving autonomous mobile robots, automated ground vehicles, predictive maintenance and more.

Innovation news

Amid 5G updates, innovation news included glimpses of progress toward 6G. Nokia announced that it is partnering with DOCOMO and NTT to jointly define and develop key technologies toward 6G. The collaboration will focus on two proof-of-concepts for emerging 6G technologies: an AI native air interface and sub-THz radio access.

5G is the first G in cellular technologies that paves the way for communications service providers to operate in the software layer. According ABI Research, this shift has implications on the commercial models that underpin the industry—and hyperscalers are leading the way in redefining telecom commercial models.

AST SpaceMobile is planning to test cellular broadband connectivity from space with the launch of its BlueWalker 3 test satellite from Cape Canaveral, Florida. The satellite is designed to test cellular broadband communications directly with standard mobile phones, from space, for the first time. Nokia and Innventure announced plans to commercialize high-performance cooling technology developed by Nokia Bell Labs for 


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