The Internet of Things, or IoT, promises to revolutionize the way we do business as well as the way we live our lives. Here is a brief IoT history to help you understand where we have come from and where we may be going.
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Using your mobile phone to make phone calls--that's like so 20 th century. The generation that grew up with smartphones appears to not realize that they can make phone calls using their mini-computers.
Internet of Things product and service suppliers are expected to generate incremental revenue of more than $300 billion in 2020, adding $1.9 trillion in global economic value-add by then, forecasts market research firm Gartner.
Huawei regained second place from NEC among microwave gear vendors in the third quarter, with Ericsson holding onto first place, according to the latest research from Infonetics Research.
Global mobile broadband subscriptions are forecast to exceed two billion in 2013 and eight billion by 2019, according to the latest edition of the Ericsson Mobility Report.
Latin America and the emerging Asia-Pacific region are forecast by Analysys Mason to zoom past the United States and Western Europe in high-speed 4G LTE deployments.
Huawei, Ericsson, Alcatel-Lucent and NEC controlled 70 percent of the point-to-point microwave transmission equipment market in the second quarter, according to the latest stats from Dell'Oro.
Facebook is teaming with Ericsson, MediaTek, Nokia, Opera Software, Qualcomm and Samsung Electronics to launch internet.org, a coalition dedicated to extending online access to developing markets via mobile devices and services.
Ericsson, Nokia Siemens Networks, and Huawei are the top vendors in the mobile radio access network (RAN) LTE equipment market, which is forecast by the Dell'Oro Group to increase at a 20 percent compound annual growth rate over the next five years.