Ericsson and Verizon today announced joint activities to further the development and deployment of cellular low-power wide-area (LPWA) networking for a diverse range of IoT applications. Ericsson and Verizon have been engaged in IoT trials since 2014 to demonstrate the range of IoT use cases – both consumer and industrial applications – that today’s mobile networks can support. Adam Koeppe, Vice President, Network Technology and Planning, Verizon, says: “Verizon’s nationwide LTE network provides an ideal platform for the acceleration of IoT applications that benefit consumers, industry and cities. We’re committed to simplifying IoT and have introduced a developer platform – ThingSpace – and new network advancements that do just that. Ericsson’s new software will enable us to expand our coverage of low-cost IoT devices while supporting years of battery life.”
Celltick, a mobile marketing company, announced today that BLU Products, a mobile phone manufacturer, has selected Celltick Start to power the interface for its newest Android devices. With this news, Celltick now powers all BLU Products phone models. With Celltick’s Start, Android users can call, message, take photos and launch favorite apps with a single gesture. Users can also access their preferred news, social media, sports, videos and more right on their start screen. BLU is demonstrating its new Vivo 5 and Vivo XL models with the Start interface at the CES Show in Las Vegas.
Huawei announced strong business results and year-over-year growth for Consumer Business Group (CBG). Huawei’s revenue exceeded $20 billion USD in 2015, nearly a 70 percent increase from 2014. Additionally, Huawei shipped 108 million smartphones in 2015 – a 44 percent increase from the previous year.
T-Mobile is adding 14 new services to its Binge On program, ranging from A&E, Lifetime and History Channel to PlayStation Vue Live TV. The new services bring the new total to 38, and with many more planned in the months ahead.
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