Understanding the Value of Distributed Ledger/Blockchain Innovation in the ICT Industry

There is hardly a day when news related to cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin does not make headlines.  But beyond digital currencies, the applicability of distributed ledger and blockchain is finding its way into a number of different industries including telecommunications. Distributed ledger technology (DLT) is a shared database that is spread across several nodes or computing devices. Each node replicates…

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Subscriptionless Devices Offer Potential Revenue Opportunity for Network Operators

There is no ignoring the rapid proliferation of connected devices, particularly those associated with the Internet of Things (IoT).  The IoT is the inter-networking of objects, both physical and virtual, that collect and share data.  IoT objects can range from simple sensors that tell you when to water your plants to sophisticated devices enabling driverless cars. All of these devices…

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oneM2M’s Value Proposition for IoT Application Developers

The Internet of Things (IoT) holds the promise of billions of connected devices and trillions of dollars in economic opportunity. However, to capitalize on the huge commercial upside, IoT application developers face many pain-points created by the increasing complexity and diversity of IoT deployments. Think about a smart building, smart city or smart factory. These environments house many different types…

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Putting the oneM2M Standard into Action: ATIS OS-IoT Software

Machine-to-machine (M2M) services are now present in almost every area of social and economic activity. From personal fitness to city-wide environmental monitoring, data is being collected, processed and summarized to support smart services. With this explosion comes important challenges such as ensuring the reliability, maintainability, scaling and security of these innovations. To provide a platform to address these areas, the…

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Joining Forces to Make the FCC’s Robocalling Initiative a Reality

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has acted to resolve one of the biggest scourges of modern times: malicious robocalling and caller ID spoofing. A formal recommendation on unwanted call blocking made in September 2017 builds on the output of the industry-wide Robocall Strike Force, consisting of telecom services providers, technology experts and consumer groups, to continue work on eliminating this…

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Why Time May Not Be on Your Side

The ATIS Synchronization Committee (SYNC) is at the forefront of the industry in doing work to examine GPS vulnerability and methods of GPS backup for time and frequency synchronization.   The group has recently published a technical report which discusses this in detail, GPS Vulnerability (ATIS-0900005). GPS (Global Positioning System) has become so ubiquitous in everyday life that most people take…

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Securing the Connected Vehicle

Securing the Connected Vehicle: Why a Collaborative Approach is Critical for Success

Connected vehicles have the potential to deliver tremendous value to both consumers and the transportation industry.  As part of the larger intelligent transportation ecosystem changes, connected vehicle applications provide connectivity between and among vehicles, infrastructure, and wireless devices. This, in turn, can to assist in preventing crashes, easing traffic congestion and delivering new and exciting applications directly to the vehicle….

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The App-ID Registry: Securing the Internet of Things

App-ID Registry: Securing the Internet of Things (IoT)

The number of connected Internet of Things (IoT) devices continues to grow rapidly, driven by an increasing range of use cases and business models combined with declining device costs.  Cisco[1] predicts upwards of 14 billion connected IoT[2] devices by 2021, while according to the most recent Ericsson Mobility Report[3], the number will reach 18 billion by 2022.  This growth rate…

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