Stephen Lawson

Senior U.S. Correspondent

Stephen Lawson is Senior U.S. Correspondent based in San Francisco.

5G progress at Ericsson could help enterprises work worldwide

AT&T plans a national IoT network with LTE-M by midyear

AT&T plans a national IoT network with LTE-M by midyear

AT&T is accelerating its rollout of LTE-M, an IoT network that’s being used to track shipping containers and pallets, monitor water use and connect fleets to the internet.

Chips coming by June will herald the next generation of Wi-Fi

Chips coming by June will herald the next generation of Wi-Fi

Qualcomm will start shipping sample chips for the next generation of Wi-Fi by June, helping device and network vendors develop products that might quadruple users’ speeds and lengthen battery life.

On land and in space, IoT networks can now cover the planet

On land and in space, IoT networks can now cover the planet

At Mobile World Congress later this month, Nokia will show off what it calls WING (worldwide IoT network grid), a virtual global infrastructure that may include multiple carrier networks and satellite systems

Low-power IoT networks go global with a satellite backbone

Low-power IoT networks go global with a satellite backbone

Inmarsat says it’s built the first global IoT network by combining land-based low-power networks with its mesh of communications satellites, bringing data connections to things like cattle in Australia and reservoirs in Malaysia.

AT&T, IBM, Nokia join to make IoT systems safer

AT&T, IBM, Nokia join to make IoT systems safer

Some big players in security and the internet of things, including AT&T and Nokia, are joining forces to solve problems that they say make IoT vulnerable in many areas.

As IoT sales surge, consumers still lead the way

As IoT sales surge, consumers still lead the way

There will be 8.4 billion IoT devices in use at the end of 2017, up 31 percent from the end of 2016, Gartner estimated on Tuesday.

5G starts with chips like IBM and Ericsson's silicon antenna

5G starts with chips like IBM and Ericsson's silicon antenna

IBM Research and Ericsson have developed a compact antenna array that can aim high-frequency radio signals at mobile devices and shoot them farther than they otherwise could reach, the companies said. Silicon integration makes it thin...

Cisco faces a tougher collaboration rival in updated Prysm

Cisco faces a tougher collaboration rival in updated Prysm

Collaboration has come a long way. Cisco Systems made a splash last month with the Spark Board, a meeting-room screen that acts like a giant iPad. But other vendors are streamlining meetings too. Prysm is beefing up its rival to the...

AT&T extends NetBond service to secure IoT connections

AT&T extends NetBond service to secure IoT connections

Enterprises can now connect cellular IoT devices to back-end systems via NetBond, a private network service from AT&T, instead of the Internet, the carrier announced this week.

AT&T wants to be the Linus Torvalds of network software

AT&T wants to be the Linus Torvalds of network software

Carriers are starting to look more like cloud companies, turning to standard hardware, virtualization and machine learning for rapid development of new services. AT&T helped drive that trend on Wednesday by releasing ECOMP, the...

Now Cisco can even network your building systems

Now Cisco can even network your building systems

The latest network hardware from Cisco Systems gives new meaning to the words “light switch.” The Cisco Digital Building Series is an Ethernet switch designed to connect building infrastructure.

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