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WiGig, or IEEE 802.11ad, is fully a part of Wi-Fi.  It is Wi-Fi in 60 GHz.  This year will be pivotal for WiGig with the first access points and devices incorporating the technology.  Next year will be a breakout year for WiGig.  Several flagship smartphones with WiGig will ship in ...

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On 17 May 2016, the European Union Council formally adopted the new Network and Information Security (NIS) Directive. The legal act must still be approved by the European Parliament but it is expected to enter into force in August 2016.

The NIS directive is the fruit of a rather long process stemming from the publication ...

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The New York International Auto Show is the 1st and largest in North America.  Over 1,000 vehicles were displayed this year.  Multiple Auto OEM’s from GM to Renault-Nissan acknowledge the industry disruption and expect greater changes over the following five years than the previous twenty.  Industry and regulatory focus continues ...

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SXSW 2016 continues this week with a plethora of connected and autonomous car presentations.  

ADAS gains the greatest vehicle mindshare with eight presentations including: including:  Autonomous Vehicles and the American City, Autonomous Vehicles are Here. But Are We Ready? Texas as a Self-Driving Car Case Study, In-Car Entertainment in an Autonomous Future, Robot ...

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As part of their announcement chain for the Game Developer’s Conference, AMD released an interesting figure: AMD will power 83% of the total addressable market for Virtual Reality. Wording is key here, as total addressable market is far different from market share. In fact, there really isn’t a market to share just yet in tethered ...

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I read an interesting article last night (did anyone get the official time of death of TV) on why Indoor location technologies needed to move away from infrastructure (beacons, Wi-Fi,  etc) and adopt a model based on handset based technologies and RF signals of opportunity, much like what happened with GPS, Skyhook Wireless and ...

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There is no end in sight! That’s what mobile broadband operators tell me in the run up to 5G. All new traffic is wireless, a mix of cellular and Wi-Fi, and no one is going back to the wire. The only thing for sure is that mobile broadband gets faster, better, and cheaper. And that ...

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Much like iBeacons, I have seen a lot lately on the “failure” retail apps, and how retailers should avoid them because their customers will not use them. Personally, I think this is both naïve and lacks vision on the retailer’s part. Everyone wants to do omnichannel now, so what makes you different?  It is ...

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As the bustle of CES 2016 quiets down, many mainstream media professionals are grumbling that there were little-to-no groundbreaking announcements presented on the floor. While that notion may seem apparent on the surface, ABI Research’s team of analysts conducted an in-depth, post-show investigation to recount which transformative tech trends commanded CES 2016 and explore how ...

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5G Changes Everything

The 5G Network of Tomorrow is coming to mobile broadband, and like SDN/NFV, it will generate new network operating models. While avant-garde operators will quickly adopt, further cementing their market leading positions, 5G will open the door to non-traditional network operators and infrastructure vendors for networks in unlicensed and shared ...

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