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To: FUBHO who wrote (1102)10/4/2017 1:37:50 PM
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Went to Verizon's website. They still have the same pricing on Smart Hub and plans. That is a bust...

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To: w0z who wrote (1128)10/4/2017 2:42:27 PM
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The glass is half full. You weren't holding XXX,XXX shares. Ugh...

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To: FUBHO who wrote (1134)10/6/2017 9:08:30 PM
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FUHBO, I felt the ughs as well. Did not sell, still holding. May add more later. I have been around this company for to long to give up now. George is spot on with the telcos! They need their data networks to figure out how to bill this iot connection/ use.

Good luck on your investments. Thank you! You give excellent data here for folk to ponder.

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From: FUBHO10/8/2017 9:29:07 PM
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Nokia may launch a 4G feature phone in India

Depends on how consumers respond to JioPhone


After launching its Android phones and the 3G variant of its iconic Nokia3310, HMD Global owned Nokia is now looking to launch a 4G feature phone in India to compete against the JioPhone. The company is currently watching how the JioPhone performs in the market and may launch a feature phone if they see a good business opportunity.

techradar.com

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From: FUBHO10/10/2017 2:53:05 PM
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Georges is talking about $5 parts, while...

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Verizon VP outlines ‘three key issues’ to IoT adoption



Sean Kinney
2017-10-10

Speaking from the Wireless Infrastructure Association’s HetNet Expo in West Palm Beach, Fla., Verizon Vice President of IoT Connected Solutions Mark Bartolomeo highlighted why, after more than a decade of pushing, the internet of things is finally seeing widespread adoption by enterprises of all sizes.

“The enterprises are really moving from their early adopter phase to full deployments,”
he said, calling out the energy, health care, smart city and pharmaceutical industries. “They have proven the business case and they have total cost of ownership well-defined. With the improved business case, we are seeing small-, medium-sized enterprises begin to deploy.”

So what’s causing this acceleration? Cost, platforms and security, Bartolomeo said. Let’s take those one at a time.

To the cost piece, he highlighted work Verizon has done with pharma companies in tracking high-value assets like vaccines, which have to be monitored for temperature to remain viable, and similarly be guarded against supply chain intrusions that perpetuate the black market for drugs.

Bartolomeo said the devices needed to track pharmaceuticals, not too long ago, cost around $300. “Not a big issue for the pharmaceutical companies,” given the value of the asset. But, with the introduction of LTE-based Cat M connectivity, “that module would be somewhere around $48–big cost drop.” With the advent of narrowband-internet of things (NB-IoT) connectivity, “We’ll see that get down into the $20 range. The reason this is important for us is the cost of connectivitysignificantly expands the addressable market. For the internet of things to grow, we need to be able to track everyday items. We’re getting there very, very quickly.”

“We believe that the IoT platforms are critical, and it has to be able to support these heterogeneous networks,” Bartolomeo continued. For the IoT to scale, platforms can’t just support one carrier or one type of spectrum. “We’ve seen IoT platforms that are being deployed are supporting all network topologies. We have to have the ability to run these applications on top of all the different network topologies. IoT is going to be leveraging all network assets.”

And security–“The number one barrier people are concerned about,” he said. “How can we build in security starting at the device. Devices are coming into the marketplace today, they don’t have security [built-in]; anyone can sell an IoT device and put it into the market.” This is why standardized, interoperable security protocols, certificate services and two-factor authentication, for instance, are imperative.

Pervasive IoT adoption, built on standard, secure, interoperable devices as a result of cross-industry collaboration on all fronts, “This is where we end up if we get it right,” Bartolomeo said.




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Verizon VP outlines ‘three key issues’ to IoT adoption

Sean Kinney 2017-10-10

Sean KinneyOctober 10, 2017 • 175

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From: FUBHO10/11/2017 3:53:00 PM
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CenturyLink to test 3.4 GHz spectrum

by Sean Buckley Oct 6, 2017 1:31pm
CenturyLink is seeking the FCC’s approval to conduct trials of 3.4 to 3.7 GHz fixed wireless spectrum bands.

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