Altair introduces iSIM and 2G support on its flagship product

IoT EEtimes | March 12, 2020

Last month, we were planning to conduct a series of interviews and meetings at the Mobile World Congress (MWC), here in Barcelona. Obviously, it has been impossible to realize those meetings; the GSMA canceled the entire conference and exhibition. We didn’t want to miss the opportunity to bring IoT Times readers the latest news about IoT solutions, including new chipsets, connectivity, security, 5G, and other relevant technologies. After the GSMA announcement of canceling MWC, we reached out to the companies and industry leaders we were scheduled to meet at the show, and we are conducting those interviews by phone, videoconferencing, and, when possible, traveling to see them at their offices. Altair Semiconductor, a Sony company, is a developer of high-performance connectivity chipsets. The company’s product portfolio includes baseband processors, RF transceivers, and a range of reference hardware products.

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Many studies on the both technical and social aspects of IoT have shown that the concern about the security and privacy play a huge role for the mass adoption of the IoT/M2M as cloud services.

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Many studies on the both technical and social aspects of IoT have shown that the concern about the security and privacy play a huge role for the mass adoption of the IoT/M2M as cloud services.

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