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Small Cells World Summit 2012

The Small Cells World Summit closed today and the big news was the publication of the 2012 Small Cell Forum Industry Awards.

Day 3 (June 28, 2012)

The Small Cell Forum made awards in 12 categories and the awards recognize outstanding achievement and contributions to the small cell industry ...

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Small Cells World Summit 2012

The Small Cells World Summit continued to generate news today in London and we summarize the events here and continue our reporting. We also report on news flow from just prior to the opening of the Summit from NEC, ip.access, SpiderCloud and Freescale.

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Small Cells World Summit 2012

The Small Cells World Summit opened today in London and provided some interesting news items which we summarize below. The summit will run through Thursday June 28 and we will be providing regular updates as news is announced.

Day 1 (June 26, 2012)

In the first day there was a ...

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Two wireless connectivity technologies reached significant milestones recently.

On May 22, the ZigBee Alliance announced that the number of ZigBee certified products now available has surpassed 500. This is a significant milestone for the ZigBee Alliance and demonstrates the commitment of its member companies to the technology. See my recent insight for more information.

A ...

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Has the contactless fear factor already begun in the UK before contactless payments is truly adopted on a mass scale? It certainly looks this way. Back, in April 2012, Channel 4 aired a demonstration on how someone or a criminal can simply “sniff” a contactless card with the use of an NFC phone. By using ...

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The location industry got shaken up this week by Apple’s announcement to include free turn-by-turn navigation as part of its next iOS 6 release. Actually, this was long overdue. Clearly Apple could not stay behind on Google and Nokia both offering free navigation as part of their platforms. Just relying on Google maps (just ...

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​I have a Wii game console. We use it mostly for Wii Fit (exercise) but ocassionally play Wii Sports. Its connected features (Netflix, notably) fall short of other devices in our home – so we pretty much ignore those.

Now – with all the news about E3, Wii U (a tablet-like game controller) is interesting ...

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Whois winning?

In terms of sheer volume, Micello is the clear winner at the moment with over 8500 maps. The rest of the chasing pack is made up by Point inside, Navteq and smaller app-based mapping solutions from fastmall and Aisle 411. Google has publicly announced less than 100 maps but it is clear that ...

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No sooner does ABI publish my recent Insight on the seemingly continuous flow of acquisitions taking place across the smart grid ecosystem than another quickly follows. After Eaton’s capture of Cooper Industries last month, I remarked that it is unlikely that its “chief competitors will be resting on their laurels – ABB, for example ...

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