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To: FUBHO who wrote (1102)10/4/2017 1:37:50 PM
From: FUBHO
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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
From: ginty7
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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

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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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From: FUBHO10/31/2017 5:52:48 AM
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Verizon certifies Gemalto LTE-M platform

iotbusinessnews.com
globenewswire.com

Provides compatibility with Gemalto’s On Demand Connectivity for simplified IoT remote subscription management.

Amsterdam - October 31st, 2017 - Billions of new Internet of Things (IoT) devices are expected before 2020[1] but the majority of these do not require the full capabilities of 4G cellular networks.

Emerging Low-Power Wide-Area wireless technologies, including LTE-M and NB-IoT, allow devices to efficiently connect to existing 4G networks. Gemalto’s LTE Cat M1 IoT module is now certified by Verizon. With very low power consumption, these new modules will expand the use of cellular connections in applications such as security systems, points of sale, vending and eHealth solutions.

Compatible with Gemalto eSIM and Remote Provisioning

The revolutionary Cinterion® IoT module is compatible with Gemalto’s embedded SIM (eSIM). Integrating an eSIM inside the module for the first time streamlines the process of connecting with confidence and simplifies solution design by combining two components into one. In addition, this module supports remote device updates and Quality of Service management over the lifetime of the device.

Groundbreaking power saving features extend battery life

The module features a proprietary solution for exceptionally quick wake-up times that are 15 times faster than traditional solutions. This preserves power and improves responsiveness, which are essential elements for power sensitive, battery-operated IoT applications.

“The Cinterion LTE-M platform blends efficient connectivity and streamlined design to enable and accelerate new IoT applications and improve Total Cost of Ownership,” said Andreas Haegele, SVP IoT Products, Gemalto.

“With decades of experience in provisioning services and more than 50 global MNO references for On-Demand Connectivity, Gemalto is in the lead position to help drive adoption and transform the way IoT technology is deployed in the future.”

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From: FUBHO10/31/2017 6:09:37 AM
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Sequans Communications Announces Third Quarter 2017 Financial Results

Business Wire Business Wire
October 31, 2017


PARIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--

4G chipmaker Sequans Communications S.A. ( SQNS) today announced financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2017.

Third Quarter 2017 Highlights:

Revenue: Revenue was $11.3 million. Revenue for the third quarter of 2017 decreased 14.5% compared to the second quarter of 2017 and decreased 9.3% compared to the third quarter of 2016, reflecting decreases in both product and other revenue.

Gross margin: Gross margin was 44.3% compared to 42.1% in the second quarter of 2017 and compared to 46.8% in the third quarter of 2016, reflecting an increase in the proportion of chip sales in the product mix in the third quarter of 2017 compared to the prior quarter and the impact of fixed costs on a lower product revenue base in the third quarter of 2017 compared to the same quarter in the prior year.

Operating loss: Operating loss was $5.6 million compared to an operating loss of $4.1 million in the second quarter of 2017 and an operating loss of $4.0 million in the third quarter of 2016.

Net loss: Net loss was $6.9 million, or ($0.09) per diluted share/ADS, compared to a net loss of $6.0 million, or ($0.08) per diluted share/ADS, in the second quarter of 2017 and a net loss of $5.1 million, or ($0.08) per diluted share/ADS, in the third quarter of 2016.

Non-IFRS Net loss: Excluding the non-cash items of stock-based compensation and the effective interest adjustments related to the convertible debt and other financings, non-IFRS net loss was $5.9 million, or ($0.07) per diluted share/ADS, compared to a non-IFRS net loss of $4.9 million, or ($0.06) per diluted share/ADS in the second quarter of 2017, and a non-IFRS net loss of $4.3 million, or ($0.07) per diluted share/ADS, in the third quarter of 2016.

Cash: Cash, cash equivalents and short-term deposit at September 30, 2017 totaled $13.3 million compared to $19.5 million at June 30, 2017.

In millions of US$ except percentages, shares and per share amountsKey Metrics
Q3 2017 %* Q2 2017 %* Q3 2016 %*
Revenue$11.3 $13.2 $12.5
Gross profit5.044.3%5.642.1%5.846.8%
Operating loss(5.6)(49.2)%(4.1)(30.9)%(4.0)(31.7)%
Net loss(6.9)(61.2)%(6.0)(45.3)%(5.1)(41.1)%
Diluted EPS($0.09)($0.08)($0.08)
Weighted average number of diluted shares/ADS79,774,10375,896,81561,642,549
Cash flow from (used in) operations(5.3)(4.4)(9.5)
Cash, cash equivalents and short-term deposit at quarter-end13.319.524.7
Additional information on non-cash items:
- Stock-based compensation included in operating result0.30.30.2
- Change in the fair value of convertible debt embedded derivative
- Non-cash interest on convertible debt and other financing0.80.80.6
Non-IFRS diluted EPS (excludes stock-based compensation, effective interest adjustments related to the convertible and other debt and embedded derivative) ($0.07) ($0.06) ($0.07)
* Percentage of revenue

"Our IoT business continues to grow as expected," said Georges Karam, Sequans' CEO. "Our visibility is improving as our Cat 1 customers continue to ramp and are pursuing plans to serve more operators. We expect accelerating growth from IoT next year, based on a full year of Cat 1 revenue as well as the Cat M1/NB1 ramp from design wins already in hand. We also expect our broadband business to stabilize during Q4 and to improve during the course of 2018.

"We also reached an agreement with the institutional holders of our convertible notes maturing in April, 2018 and in April, 2019 to extend each maturity by one year in exchange for adjustments to certain terms, as described in the filing we made today on Form 6-K. We believe this agreement is in the best interests of all our shareholders because it removes a significant near-term cash requirement and allows us to focus on the business."

Q4 2017 Outlook

The following statements are based on management’s current assumptions and expectations. These statements are forward-looking and actual results may differ materially. Sequans undertakes no obligation to update these statements.

Sequans expects revenue for the fourth quarter of 2017 to be in the range of $11 to $13 million with non-IFRS gross margin above 40%. Based on this revenue range and expected gross margin, non-IFRS net loss per diluted share/ADS is expected to be between ($0.06) and ($0.08) for the fourth quarter of 2017, based on approximately 79.8 million weighted average number of diluted shares/ADSs. Non-IFRS EPS guidance excludes the impact of stock-based compensation, the non-cash fair-value and effective interest adjustments related to the convertible debt and other financings, and any other relevant non-cash or non-recurring expenses.

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To: FUBHO who wrote (1139)10/31/2017 6:16:25 AM
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From: FUBHO10/31/2017 8:31:28 AM
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She said mid-point next year cash flow breakeven at revs in the low 20s. LOL I think I've heard that a few times before, but I was not expecting to hear it again so soon. The CFO that cried wolf...

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