As IoT changes how carriers make money, Ericsson is buying new smarts

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By Stephen Lawson, IDG News Service | July 29th, 2014 Its MetraTech acquisition should help Ericsson support carriers’ new billing models. Ericsson plans to acquire MetraTech, a vendor of billing systems based on metadata, as service providers eye new services using the Internet of Things. The acquisition, for an undisclosed sum, will give Ericsson a…

Ericsson hits 5Gbps in 5G labs demo

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By Martyn Williams, IDG News Service | July 1st, 2014 The first 5G network is expected sometime around 2020 in Japan or South Korea Ericsson says it has succeeded in sending data at 5 gigabits per second over a wireless testbed for future “5G” mobile networks. That’s about 50 times faster than today’s speediest LTE…