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Finnish Startup Goes Underground to Measure Soil Conditions

Finnish agricultural IoT startup Soil Scout works with DT on underground sensors, grabs an undisclosed round of funding.

Verizon & NEC Pioneer Traffic Sensing on Existing Fiber

Verizon says it could deploy the smart city traffic monitoring system nationwide in the future.

Eurobites: Openreach Looks Further Down the Fiber Road

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone UK shares 4G spectrum to help bridge rural connectivity divide; Finnish president endures face-time with Trump to thrash out 5G options; smart lighting gets a bit smarter.

Amazon: From the Sensor to the Sidewalk

Amazon readies its low-power protocol Sidewalk for long-term IoT and smart home projects.

Amazon Intros 'Sidewalk' Protocol for Low-Power IoT Networks

Amazon is building a wireless dog tracker as a reference implementation of the protocol.

Sprint, Peachtree Corners Et Al to Launch 5G IoT Lab in Georgia

Curiosity Labs relies on 5G for low-latency connectivity for automated vehicles, drones and more.

Sigfox Partners With Alps Alpine for IoT Components

The partners will build IoT devices like luggage-tracking 'bubbles' and roll cages fitted with trackers.

What Might the Demand Be for 5G in Manufacturing?

Industrial IoT is often cited as a demand driver for 5G, but, asks William Webb, will many companies actually need 5G to meet their needs?

Wi-Charge Readies Infrared Wireless Power System for IoT Devices

Wi-Charge preps a wireless power system for IoT devices.

CenturyLink Drops 'Several Hundred Million' Dollars on Edge

CenturyLink is building out more than 100 initial edge compute locations across the US and providing hybrid cloud and managed services.

Powercast's Power-Over-Air System Takes Off

Powercast recieves FCC approval for retail applications for its wireless power transmission system for IoT and more.

Eurobites: Ireland's Cubic gets €23.5M funding boost

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: CityFibre takes fiber gig into 14 more cities; Millicom boosted by M&A; Hungary kicks off 5G auction process; Qualcomm fined.

NB-IoT Gains Early Commercial Traction in the US

Early NB-IoT services from T-Mobile, and more action from AT&T and Verizon as narrowband IoT starts its initial growth in the US.

Eurobites: S&P Puts Vodafone on Creditwatch

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Tele2's earnings up 3% in Q2; Openet goes cloud-native for 5G; Inmarsat takeover comes under scrutiny.

NB-IoT: Where Trash Can Become Treasure

Sensoneo is deploying its trash management system in parts of the US with T-Mobile's NB-IoT.

Helium Starts Selling IoT Hotspots in US

Helium launches its P2P IoT hotspot, grabs another $15M in funding, aims to start a non-telco, low-bandwidth network in the US and beyond.

AT&T Signs European LTE-M Roaming Deal

AT&T inks a European LTE-M roaming deal for IoT with KPN, Orange & Swisscom.

Scenes From Sprint's Big 5G Launch

Hey, did Sprint just become the first US carrier to offer true mobile 5G?

Big 5G Event Keynote: Sprint's Mishka Dehghan

Mishka Dehghan is vice president of 5G development for Sprint Business, and she talked about the future that we can enable with 5G at the Big 5G Event in Denver on May 8, 2019.

MetTel's Fox: Enterprises Need to Find Business Case for 5G

Many initial 5G deployments will be private networks on enterprise premises, and service providers will need to accommodate those needs, says MetTel CTO Ed Fox in conversation with Light Reading's Mitch Wagner. Also, Fox talks about how MetTel is going big on network functions virtualization (NFV).

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