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Amazon reportedly curbs consumer tech ambition

Amazon’s now infamous Fire phone failure has led to the ecommerce and cloud giant apparently giving up on many of its consumer device ambitions, according to the WSJ.

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AT&T sees 2m net customer growth in Q2 thanks to IoT

Following quarterly announcements from both T-Mobile and Verizon, AT&T has joined the party and revealed net additions on par with its two nearest competitors, largely fuelled by the growth of the connected cars market.

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Verizon, Qualcomm drive automated cars through IoT

Verizon and Qualcomm are among 15 partners launching Mcity at the University of Michigan this week, a controlled testing environment for connected and automated vehicles, reports Business Cloud News.

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KT, Nokia make good on MoU, launch IoT lab

Korean telco KT, alongside Nokia Networks, has announced the launch of the country’s first dedicated lab for progressing the development of the internet of things, making good on its MoU pledge at MWC earlier this year.

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Consumer IoT platform Thread unveiled, Qualcomm joins

Thread, an IP-based wireless protocol designed for consumer IoT in the home, has been unveiled, with the organisation also confirming Qualcomm Technologies as a member of its board of directors.

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MTN kickstarts IoT in Africa with ZTE

African operator MTN has announced the launch of an IoT platform alongside Chinese kit vendor ZTE. The platform is already live in South Africa, with plans to extend it through the continent under way.

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Telefónica unveils standalone IoT smart buttons

The R&D division of Spanish telco Telefónica – I+D – has launched a new line of ‘smart buttons’ that enable IoT functionality without the need for an accompanying connected device.

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4x cellular IoT connection growth forecasted by 2019

IT analyst firm 451 Research has forecasted the growth of cellular network-based connections for IoT-devices as anticipation surrounding the tech continues to grow. It also reckons wearable tech as a major enterprise tool will become reality in the next 12 months.

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