As part of its FutureScape prediction series for 2015, IDC looked at the impending IoT space from a broad spectrum of angles, including network capacity, security and cloud.
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FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski said at CES that the agency plans to free up 195MHz of 5GHz wireless spectrum to improve the capacity and speed of Wi-Fi services.
The Ministry of Defence is planning to sell off 200MHz of spectrum in order to make way for the growing demand for capacity from mobile operators, in a move that could bag the government up to £1bn.
Responding to claims that lives will be put at risk over the decision to provide only half the requested emergency spectrum, ACMA has revealed that it actually provides more than double the projected capacity.
LightSquared's CEO argues that we're on track to run out of data spectrum in the next two to three years.
O2 has turned on additional high-speed 3G services that use the 900MHz band of spectrum to provide extra network capacity and faster download speeds for its mobile customers.O2's new 3G900 network will provide users in Bradford, Bristol, Glasgow, Nottingham, Edinburgh, Newcastle, Leicester, Sheffield and Liverpool with up to 30 percent faster download speeds and up to fifty percent more capacity, the company said.
AT&T will acquire Qualcomm wireless spectrum licenses for $1.925 billion in a move that will give it more capacity for 4G services. Qualcomm had capacity to spare since it's shutting down its Flo TV plans.
The nation's second-largest telco Optus has agreed to buy additional spectrum licences for 10MHz of paired spectrum in the 2100MHz band from Qualcomm subsidiary 3G Investments.
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