Posts on IoT

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Managing the Chaos of IoT

We are quickly approaching a world in which most everyday devices will communicate with a vast ecosystem of other hardware that is connected and integrated with the Internet. In fact, we are almost there today.

Right now, anyone can pick up “smart” or Internet-connected lights, Fitbits, home appliances, cameras, and other hardware from the store around the corner at a reasonable price. This is a segment of technology that is continually developing, and will continue to grow rapidly over the next few years as costs decrease and more opportunities flourish. Continue Reading

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IoT and M2M, What’s the Difference?

We’ve heard a lot of talk about the Internet of Things (IoT) and all its benefits for subscribers and service providers alike, but there has been an increasing level of confusion going around the communication service provider industry between IoT and machine-to-machine (M2M) communication. This confusion stems from misconceptions when referring to both the similarities and differences between the two distinct concepts. Continue Reading

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Incognito’s Ronan Bracken Helps Win the Prize at TM Forum’s {Open}:Hack Hackathon

Incognito OSS Product Manager, Ronan Bracken, dusted off his coding skills and participated in the TMForum {Open}:Hack hackathon using the TMForum Open APIs. Joining a team of four other ‘hackers’ Ronan helped create a zero-touch provisioning solution to save city water. The solution used trouble tickets, service activation (5G slices), the Internet of Things (IoT), revenue management, and drone control APIs. Continue Reading

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Tradeshow Recap: Mobile World Congress 2017

The trek to the tech mecca was on last week in Barcelona for Mobile World Congress. Of course, the news, the hype, and the crowd are all mind-bogglingly big! One piece of news that caught my eye the first day was when one of the speakers threw out a piece of data: In the eyes of consumers, mobile operators’ reputations trend just above the tobacco industry!

That’s not very good. So, what gives? Continue Reading

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The Wired Operator in a Wireless World, Part 3: Offering Tailored Promotions to Improve Return on Investment

Visibility into usage habits and trends makes it easier to understand what new products should be offered, and to whom. With the right solution, you can identify when a customer should be offered a different package or media access, or a trial upgrade to better suit their bandwidth utilization history, traffic hours, traffic type, and subscriber type (business or residential). Continue Reading

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The Wired Operator in a Wireless World, Part 2: Self-Driving Networks

Let’s face it, providing broadband services is more than just provisioning a gateway. No gateway is the same, provides the same management interfaces, or supports the latest protocol of the respective access technology. Beyond the various nuances at the end of the day, there are specific business drivers that need to be solved: be it providing a new MPLS circuit, activating community WiFi, provisioning telephony, enabling a new service, or providing proactive care. Today’s operators are keenly aware of the need for service agility. Automation is key to ensuring agile and reliable service. Continue Reading

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The Wired Operator in a Wireless World, Part 1: Subscriber-Aware Network Intelligence

Converged access networks are becoming the norm for today’s communication service provider (CSP), as the traditional wireline and fiber operators look to support the changing needs of their customers in an increasingly wireless world. What does a converged network look like for the subscriber when it includes a transparent layer offering seamless handoff between wireless and wired access? How does the CSP provide that seamless world between the wireless access within the home and abroad? Continue Reading

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What’s En Route for 2017?

The first fiscal quarter is a crucial time for any business executive. This is the time when meetings are held and strategies are set into motion, helping to shape the trends of the year ahead.

As the telecom industry continues to speed past an exhilarating 2016, it’s time to look at the new year. Here are my top three predictions for 2017: Continue Reading

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MWC 2016: Size Matters

When there are 100,000 people gathering in one place, you know something big is happening.

That’s exactly what happened at the largest gathering of the mobile industry, Mobile World Congress, in Barcelona last week. Players from every “walks of the mobile life”, that’s the the mobile ecosystem, were there: network service operators, technology providers, app developers, and industry verticals at the forefront of adopting and developing new business models that leverage the mobile infrastructure to unleash growth. Continue Reading

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