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Breaking down concepts and topics related to the Internet of Things

How Does WiFi Work?  –  8 Things You Didn’t Know About Wifi

Ah, good ‘ole WiFi. From helping us to keep our phone bill low (except March, goddammit) to allowing our laptops/tablets/etc. to connect to the...
What is CBRS? - LTE in 3.5 GHz Shared Spectrum and What it Means for IoT

What is CBRS? – LTE in 3.5 GHz Shared Spectrum and What it Means...

The CBRS Alliance is looking more and more powerful every day. The group, which advocates for LTE services in the 3.5 GHz Citizens Broadband...
Unlicensed LTE Explained - LTE-U vs. LAA vs. LWA vs. Multefire

Unlicensed LTE Explained – LTE-U vs. LAA vs. LWA vs. Multefire

By now, you’ve probably read through Mary Meeker’s 2017 Internet Trends report and confirmed that mobile is still eating the world. Mobile internet usage...
Open Source Software and Hardware for the Internet of Things

Open Source Software and Hardware for the Internet of Things

The descriptor “open source” is primarily associated with software, the source code of which is freely accessible for examination, use, and expansion by users...
Intro to IoT - 9 Major Keys to the Internet of Things

Intro to IoT – 9 Major Keys to the Internet of Things

"The Internet of Things – a monstrous phenomenon to fathom. Be prepared to have your life disrupted, for the better or the worse…” This radical disruption will...
What is IoT? - A Simple Explanation of the Internet of Things

What is IoT? – A Simple Explanation of the Internet of Things

"What is IoT?" As someone who works for an Internet of Things (IoT) software company, this is a question that I'm asked frequently. Whether it's...
What is Narrowband IoT (NB-IoT)? - Explanation and 5 Business Benefits

What is Narrowband IoT (NB-IoT)? – Explanation and 5 Business Benefits

Experts predict there will be more than 26 billion devices connecting to the Internet of Things (IoT) by 2020. As exciting as that sounds,...

What is LTE-M? – Considerations and Use Cases for LTE-M

LTE-M is the abbreviation for LTE Cat-M1 or Long Term Evolution (4G), category M1. But what is LTE-M? What is LTE-M used for? This...
IoT vs. Industry 4.0 vs. Industrie 4.0 - What's the Difference?

IoT vs. Industry 4.0 vs. Industrie 4.0 – What’s the Difference?

The Internet of Things (IoT) is poised to fundamentally change the way a wide range of industries approach the procurement, processing, and distribution of...
What is Bluetooth? 6 Things You Didn't Know About Bluetooth

What is Bluetooth? – 6 Things You Didn’t Know about Bluetooth

Invented by Ericsson in 1994, Bluetooth was intended to enable wireless headsets. Bluetooth has since expanded into a broad variety of applications including Bluetooth...

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