Internet of Things News Features

  1. FCC Wants To Streamline Rules To Spur 5G Small Cell Deployment

    The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) plans to relax existing rules governing the deployment of small cells needed to run upcoming 5G networks across the United States.

  2. Air Force Makes First Flexible RF Gallium Nitride Devices

    Scientists at the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) report a breakthrough in materials science used to create flexible antennas and devices: a viable method to grow and transfer the exotic material known as Gallium Nitride (GaN) in a soft and flexible substrate.

  3. 12/12/2017 Week In 5G: Verizon & Ericsson Ink Deal; Better Batteries For 5G Phones

    Verizon has tapped telecom equipment maker Ericsson to supply it with 5G Core network, 5G Radio Access Network (RAN), transport, and associated services related to its upcoming 5G network.

  4. Batteries Not Included: 3D Printed Plastic Objects Talk Via Ambient Wi-Fi

    University of Washington engineers have 3D-printed plastic objects that do not require batteries or electronics to transmit data to other devices. Instead, these objects ‘talk’ to each other using embedded antennas that reflect ambient radio signals.

  5. GAO Warns FCC That IoT Growth Could Lead To Spectrum Congestion

    The United States Government Accountability Office (U.S. GAO) urges the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to monitor the increasing number of high bandwidth and unlicensed-spectrum devices connected to the Internet of Things (IoT). GAO says this would give FCC a leg up in ensuring adequate radio frequency (RF) spectrum is available for all stakeholders.

  6. The Week In 5G: FCC Opens Up More Spectrum, Carriers Target 2020 Deployments, Intel-Apple Alliance Sidelines Qualcomm

    The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is picking up the pace in its drive to meet 5G usage in the United States by making available an additional 1.7 GHz of high-frequency spectrum, which will facilitate carriers’ plans to deploy next-generation mobile broadband services by 2020. 

  7. TIA Releases New Antenna Mounting Classification Standard

    The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), a leading trade association of suppliers and manufacturers in the global information and communications technology industry, has issued a new antenna mounting system classification standard in anticipation of an increase in the number and types of antennas to be deployed for 5G implementations.

  8. Success And Peril As The Internet Of Things Haul Trillions Into Global Economy

    The Internet of Things (IoT) is set to contribute trillions of dollars to the global economy over the next two decades as the networked system of sensors, devices, and everyday objects becomes more pervasive and ubiquitous. Pitfalls abound, however, as cybersecurity and other challenges have not been sufficiently addressed by IoT innovators.

  9. MIT's Humatics Equip Industrial Robots With Radar

    A spin-off from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is equipping industrial robots with radar sensors to help advance machine-human collaboration.

  10. MIT’s AI-Powered Device Monitors Sleep Using Radio Waves

    Scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) have developed a wireless device as a non-invasive alternative to body-worn sensors and electrodes. The new sensor uses radio signals to monitor sleep quality by relying on artificial intelligence to measure stages of sleep: light, deep, or rapid eye movement (REM).