AT&T is working with Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery, Ala., to showcase its Internet of Things solutions by bringing connectivity to base operations and infrastructure.
The carrier said it is installing and integrating network-connected sensors into the “everyday operations” of the base, and is planning to develop proof-of-concept demos for smart perimeters, gate monitoring, notifications, fleet management, and more. AT&T said it is working with the command staff at Maxwell, representatives from Air University, and other Air Force personnel on the project.
“Military bases function as small cities, and we face a lot of the same challenges municipalities face,” Colonel Don Lewis, 42d Mission Support Group Commander at Maxwell, commented. “We’re excited about opportunities to explore ways to enhance our operations, conserve limited resources, and stimulate new ideas to more creatively execute our missions through the power of IoT and network connected sensors.”
AT&T said its work at Maxwell Air Force Base represents “just the tip of the iceberg” of its work assisting the military.
Sprint has signed a cooperation contract with I-New Unified Mobile Solutions, a provider of MVNE services over BSS for MNOs and MVNOs. The agreement will allow I-New to provide enablement services to the North American MVNO market.
I-New already works with other leading MNOs such as Telefonica Móvil, Tigo, Spark, Hutchison Telecom, Entel, and Telenor, allowing the company to operate digital service hubs across the globe and reinforce MNOs’ ability to transform or launch MVNOs or b-brands swiftly.
CommScope, a provider of network infrastructure solutions, has entered into a long-term global agreement with Kathrein to cross-license portions of their patent portfolios. The pair said the arrangement will increase each company’s ability to develop new solutions, serve customers, and compete in the global market.
Under the agreement, both companies can access and implement the other company’s patents and technologies globally. The cross-license agreement relates to passive base station antennas, distributed antenna systems (DAS), and filters.
Kathrein is the first and only company that CommScope has licensed to its digital DAS patent portfolio. As part of the agreement, Kathrein agreed to an undisclosed upfront payment and ongoing royalties specific to the digital DAS portfolio. CommScope gains access to Kathrein’s passive base station antenna and filter portfolios. Further details of the agreement are not being disclosed.
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