Ericsson has opened a smart manufacturing facility in China, created from a transformation of its existing Nanjing location.
market with a leading tail-mount antenna for business jets. Gilat has also landed an LTE satellite backhaul contract with NTT DOCOMO, Japan’s largest mobile carrier, to enhance its LTE footprint and extend rural coverage to islands and other hard-to-reach regions.

IoT News

IoT industry news revolved around advancements in connectivity, smart manufacturing, and breakthroughs in the connected car space.

In the face of increasing demand for wireless communication at manufacturing sites, Nokia, NTT DOCOMO, and OMRON Corporation have agreed to conduct joint field trials using 5G at their plants and other production sites. As part of the trial, Nokia will provide the enabling 5G technology and OMRON the factory automation equipment while NTT DOCOMO will run the 5G trial.

Ericsson has opened a smart manufacturing facility in China, created from a transformation of its existing Nanjing location. Ericsson produces 5G and 4G radio technology products at the factory, most of which support communication service providers in the Chinese market to increase network capacity, roll-out 5G, and make Industry 4.0 a reality.

Mobileye, an Intel company and a leader in Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), data collection and autonomous vehicle technology, has selected Orange Business Services to provide IoT connectivity for its next generation product, Mobileye 8 Connect, marking another step along the road toward autonomous vehicles. ZTE, a major international provider of telecommunications, enterprise and consumer technology solutions for the Mobile Internet, has developed the new smart adapter CarConnect in cooperation with Deutsche Telekom. The device now appears in a completely revised version. In addition to faster access to mobile Internet, drivers are offered new functionalities and more security.

The Wireless Broadband Alliance and the LoRa Alliance have released joint research into new IoT use cases. Developed with input from mobile carriers, telecom equipment manufacturers and advocates of both connectivity technologies, the joint white paper illustrates new business opportunities that are created when Wi-Fi networks that are traditionally built to support critical IoT are merged with LoRaWAN networks that are traditionally built to support low data rate massive IoT applications.

Merger & Acquisition News

In M&A industry news, the FCC has approved the sale of Tribune Media Company broadcast stations to Nexstar Media Group, Inc. In connection with this transaction, the Commission also approved the divestiture to Scripps Broadcast Holdings, LLC; TEGNA Broadcast Holdings, LLC; and CCB License, LLC of broadcast stations in certain markets necessary for Nexstar to come into compliance with the Commission’s local and national television ownership rules. 

Uniti Group and Macquarie Infrastructure Partners have completed their previously announced sale-leaseback and fiber acquisition of Bluebird Network.


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