Tuesday, 18 October 2016

First 5G Modem Announced

Qualcomm, a leading provider in cellular enabled modems for use in mobile devices, has just announced its first 5G modem. Dubbed the Snapdragon X50, Qualcomm states the modem can operate at speeds up to 5Gbps. Although the 5G standard hasn't been established yet, Qualcomm is forging ahead hoping to push the industry towards a standard.

"The Snapdragon X50 5G modem heralds the arrival of 5G as operators and OEMs reach the cellular network and device testing phase," said Qualcomm exec veep Cristiano Amon. "Utilising our long history of LTE and Wi-Fi leadership, we are thrilled to deliver a product that will help play a critical role in bringing 5G devices and networks to reality. This shows that we’re not just talking about 5G, we’re truly committed to it.”

This new Qualcomm modem will function in the 28GHz range, also known as millimetre wave. These extremely high frequencies will allow for significant data transfer speeds, but the major sacrifice here is signal penetration. At 28Ghz, even a screen door will be enough to block the 5G signal. In these scenarios the modem would drop back to the LTE network which operates at 700Mhz, or millimetre wave base stations will need to be deployed within line of sight of most devices. Qualcomm has created a graphic that goes over a suggested deployment. Read their full release here.


While the prospect of 5Gbps cellular is interesting, it does raise a big question. What will happen to our data caps? With the ability to use an entire months worth of data within just seconds, carriers will have to devise new ways to monitor and charge for data usage. Fortunately, 5G isn't going to be a reality until at least 2020, so we have a few years to figure it out.

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 18 October 2016 )
Monday, 17 October 2016

Sierra Wireless Mirai Malware Information


Last week, ICS-CERT (United States Computer Emergency Response Team) warned about a new type of malware attack on cellular enabled gateways and routers from Sierra Wireless. This malware, nicknamed 'Mirai' can control devices when default passwords are not changed on Sierra Wireless devices that are accessible to the public internet. These reported infections succeed by connecting to ACEmanager, the Sierra web GUI for configuration, and use the default password.

The following devices are vulnerable to the Mirai malware.

LS300, GX400, GX/ES440, GX/ES450, and the RV50.

Sierra Wireless has confirmed the attacks and has posted a bulletin on its news site that provides more information and instructions on how to protect yourself from Mirai.

While many celllular enabled devics are not accessible on the public internet, those that are and are using default passwords should be the first that are updated. The good news is this malware resides in the devices memory, and therefore once the Sierra is rebooted, it will be wiped clean. Even if you have remote access to the device, remotely rebooting and changing the password will clear the infection.

Last Updated ( Monday, 17 October 2016 )
Friday, 07 October 2016

Comcast Data Caps In More Markets Today

After trial runs of various data limits across the US, Comcast is now rolling out its data caps to more markets. Comcast is referring to this as a data plan, not a cap, but the end result is the same. Users who go over the data limits of their plan will be subject to additional charges, or users can opt to pay extra for unlimited data every month.

This isn't a surprising move as Comcast has always had data limits in place, though never enforced. The good news is the data plan provides significantly more data usage than most households will touch in a month. With 1 terabyte of data, Comcast says that more than 99% of customers will not use this in any given month, and thats easy to believe. 1 TB of data is like streaming HD video for more than 12 hours a day, every day of the month. Comcast has created an animation that shows just how much 1 TB really is.

While Comcast states that 99% of people won't touch 1 TB in a month, it certainly isn't impossible. In my home, we are a streaming only family. Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Video, and YouTube, make up our TV options. Because of this our data usage is going to be much higher, and with 4 people streaming at any given point, its not hard to use a high amount of data.


As you can see, I've successfully broke the 1 TB limit this year, though only 1 time in the last 9 months. For me paying the one time fee for going over that limit would still be less expensive than paying for unlimited data with Comcast. This data reporting is from a Peplink router, which offers data monitoring tools monthly, daily, hourly, and by device.

Last Updated ( Friday, 07 October 2016 )
Thursday, 06 October 2016

New Cradlepoint AER & MC400 Cat4 Products Announced!


Cradlepoint has announced 4 new products today: the AER1600LP4, AER1650LP4, MC400LP4, and the MC400L2. The MC400L2 specifically, supports Band 14 LTE via FirstNet, which is a frequency used strictly for public safety.

Like the COR IBR600/650B that Cradlepoint released back in August, these new products support an embedded Cat4 cellular modem with automatic carrier selection based on the detected SIM card. The most important thing to note about these modems is that they do NOT support Sprint, Verizon 3G, Canadian carriers, nor any GPS functionality. Being a Cat4 modem also means they are capable of 150/50Mbps modem speeds vs 100/50Mbps on Cat3 devices.

These products should be available soon, but until we have a confirmed date, you may use our sign up sheet (at each product page) and we’ll notify you once they can be ordered!

Last Updated ( Thursday, 06 October 2016 )
Tuesday, 27 September 2016

Novatel Wireless Enters Into Agreement To Sell Its Mobile Broadband (MiFi®) Business For $50,000,000


SAN DIEGO, Sept. 22, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Novatel Wireless (NASDAQ:MIFI), a leading global provider of software-as-a-service (SaaS) and solutions for the Internet of Things (IoT), today announced that it has entered into an agreement with T.C.L. Industries Holdings, a Hong Kong company ("TCL"), whereby Novatel Wireless will sell to TCL its mobile broadband business (including its MiFi® branded hotspots and USB modem product lines) for a cash payment of US $50,000,000 payable at closing.  The closing of the transaction is subject to the receipt of various regulatory authority approvals, as well as the approval of Novatel Wireless's stockholders and convertible noteholders.  The closing of the transaction is expected to occur in the first quarter of 2017.

"The sale of Novatel Wireless's mobile broadband business to TCL is the most transformative event in Novatel Wireless's history, and punctuates our period of metamorphosis," said Sue Swenson, Chair of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Novatel Wireless.  Ms. Swenson added, "Upon the closing of the transaction with TCL, Novatel Wireless will no longer sell any products it sold at the beginning of 2015.  We will have transitioned the company from a hardware-only business with approximately 80% of revenues tied to one customer into a predominantly SaaS, services and solutions business with thousands of customers generating recurring revenues. Going forward, we will deepen our focus on our recurring revenue IoT solutions such as our Ctrack telematics solutions, including fleet management and asset tracking & monitoring, and our Feeney Wireless ("FW") business connectivity solutions, such as our recently launched Ignite offering.

Editor Note:  Kind of shocking that a company would value older/dead technology (MiFi & USB modems) worth 50 million. 

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 27 September 2016 )
Tuesday, 27 September 2016

Cel-Fi Smart Signal Boosters a Top Seller for 3Gstore,
Nextivity's Newest Master Reseller and Direct Web Partner

All online sales of Cel-Fi managed exclusively by 3Gstore

SAN DIEGO - September 27, 2016 - Nextivity Inc. today officially announced 3Gstore as a Master Reseller. Since partnering with Nextivity in May, 3Gstore has managed all online sales of the Cel-Fi Smart Signal Booster® family of products to consumers, businesses, and other resellers looking to solve their poor indoor cellular coverage. Cel-Fi has now become the top revenue-generator in its category for 3Gstore.

"We only carry products that customers will love, and Cel-Fi certainly fits the bill. It's effective and affordable, and solves a problem most people can relate to," says Michael Ginsberg, CEO and founder of 3Gstore. "The icing on the cake is our strong relationship and alignment with Nextivity.  Both companies put customers first, which is key to building trust in business." 

In addition to featuring Cel-Fi PRO, Cel-Fi DUO+ and Cel-Fi accessories on the 3Gstore ecommerce site, visitors to, as well as Amazon, are directed exclusively to 3Gstore when they are ready to make a purchase. 3Gstore then oversees the entire process, from processing transactions and shipping to post-sales support.

According to Ginsberg, customers with a weak and unreliable indoor cellphone reception often require an immediate solution. Because Cel-Fi requires no testing or configuration, 3Gstore can offer same-day shipping on orders placed before 4:45 p.m. Central Time. Customers can also install Cel-Fi within minutes and see an immediate boost in the strength and clarity of their cell phone signal.

Since appointing 3Gstore as a Master Reseller, Nextivity has seen a 250% increase in revenues from sales of Cel-Fi PRO and Cel-Fi DUO+.

"3Gstore's avid promotion of Cel-Fi to its extensive network has created a domino effect," says Werner Sievers, CEO of Nextivity. "Our partnership with 3Gstore has been instrumental in helping us grow our product footprint and extends the benefits of Cel-Fi to even more consumers and businesses."

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Last Updated ( Tuesday, 27 September 2016 )
Tuesday, 20 September 2016

Sierra AirLink Management Service Webinars

Today, Sierra Wireless has announced two webinars covering their AirLink Management Service. ALMS is a cloud based platform for managing and monitoring Sierra hardware deployed out in the field. From a single login screen, you can configure, upgrade, and monitor routers like the ES450 , GX Series , RV50 , and new MP70 . For more information on available Sierra models, visit 3Gstore.

The Sierra release along with registration information and links is copied below.

AirLink Management Service (ALMS) is Sierra Wireless’ cloud-based device management solution that provides customers with the easiest and most cost-effective means to manage their Sierra Wireless gateways and routers. While many customers are using ALMS, many more have not yet discovered the benefits that remote device management can bring to their organizations. This overview of ALMS will be a quick, 30 minute introduction to the features and benefits of ALMS. It will focus on the benefits you can expect to receive from using the product, and provides a very high-level overview of ALMS’ capabilities.


Tuesday October 4th: 5:00 – 5:30 p.m. PT (8:00 p.m. ET; 10:00 a.m. Wednesday Oct. 5th AEST)



Thursday October 6th: 8:30 – 9:00 a.m. PT (11:30 a.m. ET; 3:30 p.m. GMT)



Wednesday October 19th: 8:00 – 8:30 a.m. PT (11:00 a.m. ET; 3:00 p.m. GMT)



This session will serve as an introduction to ALMS, and will be followed up with a series of deep-dive training webinars where we will cover the features in greater depth.



AirLink® Management Service Technical Training (for existing customers)


AirLink® Management Service (ALMS) is Sierra Wireless’ cloud-based device management solution that provides customers with the easiest and most cost-effective means to manage their Sierra Wireless gateways and routers. While many customers are using ALMS, many more have not yet discovered the benefits that remote device management can bring to their organizations.


This technical training session will be a 90 minute deep dive into ALMS, and we will walk through the product capabilities in detail, and discuss how to most efficiently perform tasks such as registering devices, configuring dashboards, performing firmware upgrades, configuring reports and templates and monitoring devices.  Specific subjects include:


·         The most efficient ways to register your devices;

·         How to quickly and easily schedule firmware upgrades to keep your devices current and secure;

·         Explain the configuration of templates and reports;

·         Review how best to use the product to monitor your devices on an on-going basis; and

·         Answer any questions you might have about ALMS


Tuesday October 18th: 4:00 – 5:30 p.m. PT (7:00 p.m. ET; 10:00 a.m. Wednesday Oct. 19th AEDT)



Wednesday October 26th: 7:00 – 8:30 a.m. PT (10:00 a.m. ET; 2:00 p.m. GMT)



Wednesday November 2nd: 7:00 – 8:30 a.m.  PT (10:00 a.m. ET; 2:00 p.m. GMT)



Last Updated ( Tuesday, 20 September 2016 )

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