5G Americas announces new report on progress towards 5G Cellular IoT
BELLEVUE, Wash., Dec. 06, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — 5G Americas, the industry trade association and voice of 5G and LTE for the Americas, today announced the publication of LTE Progress Leading to the 5G Massive Internet of Things to outline the technological advancements that will support the growing markets for wearables, health care, connected vehicles, and more Internet of Things (IoT). This market is predicted to be a key business driver of the telecom industry and its upcoming next generation. IoT will require new technology requirements for its varied use cases. More recently, the industry has created the term Massive IoT (MIoT), referring to the connection for potentially tens of billions of devices and machines, that will require further definition in the standards for LTE and later for 5G.
“Some cellular service providers in the U.S. are already adding more IoT connections than mobile phone connections, and the efforts at 3GPP in defining standards for the successful deployment of a wide variety of services across multiple industries will contribute to the growing success for consumers and the enterprise,” noted Jean Au, Staff Manager, Technical Marketing, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. and co-leader of 5G Americas whitepaper LTE Progress Leading to the 5G Massive Internet of Things.
Today, Low-Power Wide-Area (LPWA) is already gaining attention and it is anticipated that cellular-based technologies such as LTE-M (Machine) and Narrowband-IoT (NB-IoT) will become the leading LPWA standards by 2020. Operators can choose from several Cellular IoT (CIoT) technologies based on their spectrum portfolio, legacy networks, and requirements of their offered services.
LTE-M is the commercial term for enhanced Machine-Type Communication (eMTC) LPWA technology published in the 3GPP Release 13 specification along with NB-IoT. Both technologies will continue to evolve in subsequent releases. They are supported by the vast majority of all major mobile manufacturers and can co-exist with 2G, 3G, and 4G cellular networks. As they are 3GPP-standardized and run on licensed spectrum, they offer clear advantages over non-cellular IoT technologies with technical features such as carrier-grade security.
The generic requirements for IoT are low cost, energy efficiency, ubiquitous coverage, and scalability (ability to support a large number of connected machines in a network). In the 3GPP Release 13 standard, eMTC and NB-IoT meet the generic IoT requirements: they support in-band or guard band operations; device cost and complexity are reduced; a large quantity of IoT devices can be supported in a network; and battery life is extended. 3GPP Release 14 in 2017 introduces enhanced mobility, Voice-over-LTE (VoLTE), support of higher data rates, broadcast (enhanced Multicast Downlink transmission) and improved positioning capabilities, among other innovations for CIoT.
“Whereas 4G has been driven by device proliferation, bandwidth hungry mobile services, and dynamic information access, 5G will also be driven by IoT applications,” remarked Vicki Livingston, Head of Communications, 5G Americas. “There will be a wide range of IoT use cases in the future, and the market is now expanding toward both Massive IoT deployment as well as more advanced solutions that may be categorized as Critical IoT.”
To reach massive scale, which is defined by 3GPP as at least 1 million devices per square kilometer, mobile networks must more efficiently support the simplest devices that communicate infrequently, and are ultra-energy efficient so they can deliver an extremely long ten-year battery life. The requirement would be for low-cost devices with low energy consumption and good coverage. Alternatively, Critical IoT applications will have very high demands for reliability, availability, and low latency which could be enabled by LTE or 5G capabilities. Declining modem costs, evolving LTE functionality and 5G capabilities are all expected to extend the range of applications for critical IoT deployments. However, many use cases exist between these two extremes, which today rely on 2G, 3G or 4G connectivity.
“Network connectivity is essential for the IoT and there are many wireless access technologies currently in use. However, given the wide variety of use cases, environments and requirements, no single connectivity technology or standard can adequately serve all use cases, so this is where development of multiple 3GPP cellular technology standards can cater to the future. 3GPP is keeping up with the growth of IoT to address the market demand,” confirmed Chris Pearson, President, 5G Americas.
LTE Progress Leading to the 5G Massive Internet of Things was written by co-leaders Betsy Covell, Nokia Bell Labs Senior Standards Manager and Jean Au, Staff Manager, Technical Marketing, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. as well as Vicki Livingston of 5G Americas and representatives from member companies on 5G Americas’ Board of Governors who participated in the development of this white paper. The whitepaper is available for free download.
About 5G Americas: The Voice of 5G and LTE for the Americas
5G Americas is an industry trade organization composed of leading telecommunications service providers and manufacturers. The organization’s mission is to advocate for and foster the advancement and full capabilities of LTE wireless technology and its evolution beyond to 5G, throughout the ecosystem’s networks, services, applications and wirelessly connected devices in the Americas. 5G Americas is invested in developing a connected wireless community while leading 5G development for all the Americas. 5G Americas is headquartered in Bellevue, Washington. More information is available at www.5gamericas.org.
5G Americas’ Board of Governors members include: América Móvil, AT&T, Cable & Wireless, Cisco, CommScope, Entel, Ericsson, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), Intel, Kathrein, Mavenir, Nokia, Qualcomm Incorporated, Samsung, Sprint, T-Mobile US, Inc. and Telefónica.
Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. is a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated.
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A ‘Pay It Forward’ Startup Triggers a Wave of Kindness in the US
Chummy startup launches in Seattle with a free social app for kind people providing the simplest way to ask for help and pay it forward.
Seattle, WA — (ReleaseWire) — 12/14/2017 –Chummy, an urban social network startup headquartered in Los Angeles, today announced the launch of its mobile app in Seattle and company’s new branch office in Shoreline. Chummy social app connects people who need help with those who are nearby and ready to lend a hand. After a year of beta-testing, the app’s ecosystem of kindness has attracted more than 62,000 users and now is available for iPhone and Android platforms.
“Gone are the days when we borrowed a cup of sugar from a neighbor, but we’re bringing back the power of human kindness,” – explained Anton Zapolskyi, CEO and cofounder of Chummy. “Like the Bat Signal in the real world, we unite caring individuals who enjoy paying it forward and make the world a better place. Literally.”
Federal studies of recent years show that 1 in 4 Americans age 16 and over officially volunteer, and 3 in 5 helped their neighbors last year. Those 62.6 million and 138 million, respectively, of kind people today make America the most responsive and compassionate nation in the world.
Chummy’s mission is as exalted as it is idealistic – to compound those good people together on our social ecosystem and enhance daily beneficial interactions between them. So that every Chummy user has real friendly help for any life-issues and can easily pay it forward. As more good people in the city join, the whole united community of goodwill should beget enough power to warm the hearts of cities. One by one, starting from Seattle – one of the five America’s most socially responsible big cities (according Conscious Consumer Spending Index 2017).
“Chummy is a community where your best friend, your neighbor, your colleague, the handyman down the road, the babysitter in the apartment below, the partner at the gym and console, the delivery mate, converge in one place,” – explained Zapolskyi. “It’s a social app to propel the kindness movement daily, one act at a time. And it’s doing so through everyday interactions of people like you, people who have a word of advice, a shoulder to lean on, or a strong hand to help.”
Chummy is the simplest app to ask for help and pay it forward.
Chummy is based on three simple principles:
– uniting caring people who believe in paying it forward;
– quality of the local community is more important than its quantity;
– no fees, no ads, no gimmicks.
The idea was borne on August 2015, in Miami during a phone call between the founders, Anton Zapolskyi and Vitalii Betin. Three months later, 13 November 2015 the headquarters in Los Angeles was established and Chummy was officially born. It took approximately five months to develop the alpha version, and in March of 2016, the app was released on Apple Store and Google Play. One year and 62,000 beta users later, Chummy is finally being released in Seattle, WA.
App Store: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/chummy-find-help-nearby/id1061000949
Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=co.friendlyworld.chummy
Product Hunt: https://producthunt.com/posts/chummy
Journalists interested in further information, additional assets or interviews are welcome to contact Chummy by sending an email to:
Head of Growth
17313 Ashworth Ave N Shoreline, WA 98133
Property Search Website Launch Gives Easy Access to What’s Long Since Been an Effort to Unearth
PropertySearch.net launches to help homeowners, homebuyers, developers, investors, and agents find the records they need fast, easy, and free of charge.
Brooklyn, NY — (ReleaseWire) — 12/14/2017 –Making a must-have for homeowners and industry professionals more approachable than ever, a new website has taken the mystery out of property records. Enter, PropertySearch.net. It’s the newly-launched online directory that puts a high value on simplicity. Now consumers and industry pros can visit the site and run a deed search, look for a property assessment, or get immediate information on things like property taxes nationwide. Giving easy access regardless of location, the search is over; property records just got easy to find.
Peter Miller, the manager of the site, said of the new free resource, “We couldn’t be happier to announce the launch of PropertySearch.net mainly because it streamlines a process that should have never been complicated in the first place. Up until now, finding public records has been difficult because the state, county, and local government structures are complicated. Property records have been especially hard to locate. Our site is very straightforward. By consolidating data which was previously segmented online, we have created a phenomenal asset to the end user.”
So how does it work? To get the benefit of a compilation of record-focused government office information users need only visit the new site. From there they will search for their property’s state, county, and city and instantly they will find contact details. These details include all the government offices in that location along with a description of what types of property records can be found there. The information is manually compiled by a team that has verified it by calling each municipality for the utmost clarity. Now, the site is available to ease the consumer pain point of doing extensive research on their own.
PropertySearch.net is on point for industry pros like land developers, commercial and residential real estate investors and real estate agents, appraisers and insurance agents. Property records such as titles, deeds, liens, ownership, tax records, appraisals, and unclaimed property can be found quickly. Searches for local government assessors, auditors, clerks, property appraisers, deeds recorders, treasurers, tax collectors, city halls, and town halls are available.
In addition to a comprehensive listing of physical addresses and phone numbers for local government offices, PropertySearch.net also offers partner sites like TrueID for public records based on one’s full name. Property deeds with property value, owners’ names, and tax information can also be obtained via the partnering site, USRealtyRecords.com.
For more information visit http://www.propertysearch.net/.
PropertySearch.net headquarters is based in Brooklyn, New York and provides the marketplace with an extensive nationwide resource for property records.
Manager, Property Search
RumbleOn Announces Strategic Partnership with Sonic Automotive
RumbleOn’s First Partnership within the Automotive Industry
Provides Sonic Automotive Customers at More than 100 Dealerships with Instant Values and Enhanced Liquidity Options
CHARLOTTE, N.C., Dec. 14, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — RumbleOn, Inc. (Nasdaq:RMBL), a disruptive e-commerce platform that facilitates the ability of consumers and dealers to buy, sell, trade, and finance pre-owned motorcycles in one online location, today announced that they have entered into a strategic partnership with Sonic Automotive (NYSE:SAH). Sonic Automotive currently operates over 100 dealerships in 13 states and 25 major metropolitan markets. This strategic partnership enhances RumbleOn’s ability to acquire quality inventory direct from consumers for the RumbleOn Marketplace. Under this strategic partnership, Sonic will gain access to RumbleOn’s e-commerce platform to provide instant appraisals and liquidity, enabling Sonic to aggressively trade for motorcycles on their car and truck transactions. This significantly enhances RumbleOn’s ability to scale its direct from consumer acquisition strategy while providing incremental sales opportunities for auto dealers across the country.
Marshall Chesrown, RumbleOn Founder and CEO, commented, “We are proud to have created a unique online platform, with applications that extend far beyond just enabling RumbleOn to facilitate buying, selling, trading and financing of powersport vehicles. This partnership is the first of its kind, streamlining the process for consumers wanting to sell a motorcycle as part of a car or truck transaction, and offering benefits to both RumbleOn and Sonic. It expands RumbleOn’s ability to acquire quality inventory from consumers. It is also expected to create a significant benefit to Sonic, enabling them to aggressively trade for motorcycles as part of their car and truck transactions, and generating additional sales while providing enhanced customer service. Importantly, this marks our Company’s first step beyond the traditional powersport industry.”
Jeff Dyke, President at Sonic Automotive, stated, “We are excited to work with RumbleOn to enhance our ability to serve our customers. With the support of RumbleOn’s seamless, easy to use online appraisal platform, we can now offer customers the opportunity to trade their motorcycle towards the purchase of a new or used car or truck. We look forward to working with RumbleOn to continue to offer our customers innovative solutions to current inefficiencies in the market place, as we believe RumbleOn will assist Sonic in continuing to provide exceptional customer service.”
RumbleOn operates a capital light disruptive e-commerce platform facilitating the ability of both consumers and dealers to Buy-Sell-Trade-Finance pre-owned motorcycle and other powersport and recreation vehicles in one online location. RumbleOn’s goal is to transform the way motorcycles and other powersport and recreation vehicles are bought and sold by providing users with the most efficient, timely and transparent transaction experience. RumbleOn’s initial focus is the market for 601cc and larger on-road motorcycles. Serving both consumers and dealers, through its online platform, RumbleOn makes cash offers for the purchase of their vehicles and intends to provide them the flexibility to trade, list, or auction their vehicle through RumbleOn’s website and mobile applications. In addition, RumbleOn offers a large inventory of used vehicles for sale along with third-party financing and associated products. For additional information, please visit RumbleOn’s website at www.RumbleOn.com. Also visit the Company on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and Pinterest.
This press release contains “forward-looking statements,” as that term is defined under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 (PSLRA), which statements may be identified by words such as “expects,” “plans,” “projects,” “will,” “may,” “anticipate,” “believes,” “should,” “intends,” “estimates,” and other words of similar meaning. Such forward-looking statements include whether this partnership will make a significant and immediate contribution to the Company and whether this partnership will be able to assist in the Company’s rapid expansion. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which are based on our expectations as of the date of this press release and speak only as of the date of this press release and are advised to consider the factors listed above together with the additional factors under the heading “Forward-Looking Statements” and “Risk Factors” in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K, as may be supplemented or amended by the Company’s Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and other SEC filings. We undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.
Alecia Pulman (Media) / Megan Crudele (Investors)
Source: RumbleOn, Inc.
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