Industry Insight: Three's Company – T-Mobile and Sprint Merger Approved

The approval of the $26.5 billion T-Mobile and Sprint merger by a federal court in New York opens the gates for a long awaited deal close. Contested by thirteen US states as a marriage that would water down competition and cause harm to the consumer, the transaction is expect to create a formidable third telecommunications player in the US market. The hopes and fears associated with the combined company will depend on thoughtful integration and realization of compelling synergies that could substantially change the competitive dynamic of the US telecommunications industry.

5G: The Carrier-Grade Digital Infrastructure for the Software-Defined Factory of the Future

With the advent of 5G there has been growing interest in what the next-generation mobile network technology means for industry. Operators and industrial OT (Operational Technology) players have been investigating the use cases and potential value that the 5G promises and technology can bring to manufacturing, supply chain and the factory of the future. It is commonly known and expected that 5G will bring about massive Machine Type Communications (mMTC), Ultra-Reliable Low-Latency Communications (URLLC) and enhanced Mobile Broadband (eMBB), but what do these use cases mean for manufacturers? Are these really the 5G promises that matter for the smart factory and the ongoing evolution of Industry 4.0?

The Fight for 5G Superiority will be Fought in The Cloud

Since the term "Cloud Computing" was coined, CSPs (Communications Service Providers) have had a tremendous challenge developing viable cloud capabilities and offerings for their enterprise clients that compete with emerging digital infrastructure players such as Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure.  With 5G on the horizon it is ever more critical that traditional telco operators find their cloud mojo lest current cloud leaders and new intermediary entrants make a move to the middle to take the great 5G promise away from them.

Industry Insight: Another Intel Security Flaw? How This Foreshadows Delays for 5G.

On 8/14/2018, Intel revealed another security flaw has been exposed called “Foreshadow”, whereby a botnet could bypass the safeguards and create a "shadow copy" at an unprotected location of the computer's CPU rendering Intel’s security measures inert.

Internet of Things World 2018: Key Takeaways

neXt Curve Research Principal, Dean Freeman, attended the Internet of Things World 2018 trade show that took place May 14th to the 17th at the Santa Clara Convention Center to gain insight on what is new and happening in the world of the IoT.

Industrial IoT: Shaping The Future of IoT – Part 3

Special guest, Rob Tiffany, CTO of Hitachi Lumada joins neXt Curve to discuss the origins, the present and future of the Internet of Things and the impact that it will have on our digital economy in the last installment of this 3-part webcast series. 

Industrial IoT: Shaping The Future of IoT – Part 2

Special guest, Rob Tiffany, CTO of Hitachi Lumada joins neXt Curve to discuss the origins, the present and future of the Internet of Things and the technology trends that are driving the evolution of IoT in the second installment of this 3-part webcast series. 

Industrial IoT: Shaping The Future of IoT – Part 1

Special guest, Rob Tiffany, CTO of Hitachi Lumada joins neXt Curve to discuss the origins, the present and future of the Internet of Things and why we struggle with the concept of IoT in the first installment of this 3-part webcast series. 

Want to Get Value Out of IoT? Stop Talking About IoT

Do you scratch your head when someone asks you if you have an “IoT strategy"?  I do, and I find myself inevitably asking what one means by “IoT strategy”.  Why is the Internet of Things (a.k.a. “IoT”) such a confusing…

Retail/Hospitality Industries Digitally Transformed: The Next Mobile Carrier Killer App

Mobile carriers have the opportunity to reshape industries, such as the hospitality and retail industries, through 5G networking combined with edge computing as the IoT transformation is permeating through the US economy.

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