ETSI MEC Creates Its First Working Group The new working group will focus on the implementation and deployment of systems that leverage multi-access edge computing standardized APIs.
Nokia Dives Into New Market Verticals With WING IoT Platform Ahead of MWC, Nokia launched four vertically-focused IoT packages to serve the agriculture, livestock management, logistics, and asset management markets.
Extreme Networks Moves Into Edge Device Security With Defender for IoT It’s a smart move for the networking vendor. Gartner estimates that 20.4 billion connected things will be in use by organizations worldwide by 2020.
CenturyLink Discover New Phase of TheMoon IoT Botnet Targeting ISPs The initial botnet actor sold the proxy botnet as a service to other attackers who then used it for credential brute forcing, video advertisement fraud, and general traffic obfuscation.
Ericsson Touts 4 Cellular IoT Segments to Serve Industry Verticals One analyst said Ericsson is responding to a concern by carriers about following the old fashioned "build it and they will come" approach to network deployment.
Cisco Boosts IoT Management, Security With New Dev Tools and Hardware One analyst called the announcement “brilliant” because it is designed to help enterprise IT shops deal with “IoT havoc as the network edge is now stretched to the last connected device.”
Linux Foundation Launches LF Edge Group With 5 Projects The new group’s list of founding members reads like a who’s who of chipmakers, telecommunications companies, cloud providers, edge infrastructure vendors, and others.
Canonical Brings IoT Security to Ubuntu Core Canonical says the latest version of its platform for IoT and container deployments will reduce three things: time to market, software development risk, and security maintenance costs.
Sprint Trumpets 5G Data Call on 2.5 GHz Spectrum Sprint takes the next step on its path toward the launch of 5G services in the first half of 2019, seemingly with or without T-Mobile.
Martello Technologies Uses SD-WAN to Optimize IoT Systems The work is part of its participation in the Blackberry and L-Spark Accelerator Program, a program building network performance management technologies for IoT.
Ericsson Takes $687M Charge to Overhaul BSS Unit Ericsson said last year that its "full-stack, pre-integrated" approach to BSS was not working and adopted a new strategy. More measures are now required to meet 2020 profitability targets.
AT&T, Nokia Tighten 5G Focus on O-RAN, Akraino The specific work is on developing a software platform for the RAN Intelligent Controller. That platform code will accelerate the deployment of open source software for the 5G radio access network.
IoT Spending to Hit $745 Billion in 2019, IDC Says IoT software spending will total $154 billion in 2019 and see the fastest growth over the forecast period with a CAGR of 16.6 percent.
IoT Security Startup Phosphorus Builds Agentless ‘Update-All’ Button IoT devices have two types of update mechanisms: an API call or user-initiated update. Phosphorus covers all that with its update-all button for IoT.
Huawei Is the No. 1 IoT Platform Vendor, Says IHS Markit The Chinese vendor beat out Cisco, Microsoft, and PTC for the top spot in the analyst firm's IoT Platform Vendor Scorecard.
Industrial Internet and OpenFog Consortiums Merge to Create Industrial IoT Powerhouse The two groups will combine memberships to develop industry guidance and best practices for Industrial IoT as well as fog and edge computing.
GE Spins Off Its Digital Business, Including Predix, Into a Separate Company GE Digital CEO Bill Ruh departs the company "to pursue other opportunities."
Nokia Threat Report: IoT Botnets Skyrocketed in 2018 and 5G Will Make It Worse “If you have an IoT device and it has any vulnerability and it’s visible from the Internet, it will be attacked in a number of minutes,” said Kevin McNamee, director of Nokia’s Threat Intelligence Lab and lead author of the report.
HPE Buys AI, Big Data Software Vendor BlueData Also today HPE rolled out four new edge products as well as storage advances with machine learning built in.
Cisco Predicts Explosion in IP Data Traffic, Connected Devices This growth in traffic will mean that more than one-third of network capacity will have to bypass the core by 2022.