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Juniper-Insight-colour.pngPublished every fortnight, ‘Juniper Research Insights’ provide impact analysis on breaking and disruptive industry news. This includes notable product launches, industry event takeaways, unpredicted company results or specific services disrupting traditional digital ecosystems. 


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IoT Insights - Sonos to Discontinue Software Support for Older Models & Incentivise Purchase of New

IoT Insights - Sonos to Discontinue Software Support for Older Models & Incentivise Purchase of New

February 2020
Sonos announced in January that it would be discontinuing software support for many of its first generation products, and suggested customers use the company’s trade-in programme for their older speakers. In addition, linking newer products up with the old would render the newer devices unable to receive updates either. Following an initial outcry from consumers about this, the company clarified that security updates would still be made to older software, as well as clarifying that devices would not be intentionally ‘bricked’.
 
Telco Insights - UK Government to Allow Limited Huawei Involvement in Telecommunications Networks

Telco Insights - UK Government to Allow Limited Huawei Involvement in Telecommunications Networks

January 2020
The UK has taken the decision to allow Huawei equipment to be used in 5G networks in the country, albeit in a limited capacity. Huawei will not be allowed in UK operators’ core networks or in any parts of the UK’s critical network infrastructure. The UK Government has placed a restriction that only allows 35% of Huawei’s infrastructure to be used in a single network.
 
IoT Insights - UK Government Proposes Implementation of National IoT Security Standards

IoT Insights - UK Government Proposes Implementation of National IoT Security Standards

January 2020
The UK Government’s DCMS (Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport) has proposed new legislation regarding the security of new IoT devices. The government proposal outlines three new requirements for manufacturers and vendors of IoT devices.
Fintech Insights - N26 Announces Growth to 5 Million Customers; Including 250,000 in the US

Fintech Insights - N26 Announces Growth to 5 Million Customers; Including 250,000 in the US

January 2020
German digital bank N26 announced that it has reached 250,000 US customers following its launch on the US market, bringing it to a total of 5 million customers. N26 launched in the US in August 2019 in partnership with California-based Axos Bank; making N26 the first European challenger bank to enter the US market.
Fintech Insights - Visa to Acquire Plaid for $5.3 Billion, Showing Importance of Open Banking

Fintech Insights - Visa to Acquire Plaid for $5.3 Billion, Showing Importance of Open Banking

January 2020
Following a previous strategic investment, Visa announced that it was acquiring US Open Banking start-up Plaid, for $5.3 billion. Visa cited ‘how it enhances the growth trajectory of [its] business’ as a major factor in the decision, claiming also that ‘the acquisition, combined with [its] many fintech efforts already underway, will position Visa to deliver even more value for developers, financial institutions and consumers.’
 
Telco Insights - Vodafone Announces Development of Multi-RAN 5G Network Capabilities

Telco Insights - Vodafone Announces Development of Multi-RAN 5G Network Capabilities

January 2020
UK network operator, Vodafone, has announced that it has launched MORAN (Multi Operator Radio Access Network) and now supports the capability to passively share its infrastructure with O2 via CTIL (Cornerstone Telecommunications Infrastructure Limited).
IoT Insights - CES 2020: Key Announcements, Takeaways & Round-up

IoT Insights - CES 2020: Key Announcements, Takeaways & Round-up

January 2020
On 7th-10th January, CES 2020 took place in Las Vegas to exhibit the latest innovations in consumer technologies, bringing together global leaders in IoT, AI, and mobile connectivity.
Fintech Insights - Insurtech wefox Group Secures Additional $110 Million Series B Finding

Fintech Insights - Insurtech wefox Group Secures Additional $110 Million Series B Finding

December 2019
Following a $125 million Series B funding round in March 2019, wefox announced that it has secured an additional $110 million Series B investment, led by OMERS Ventures and also includes Merian Chrysalis, Samsung Catalyst Fund, Mundi Ventures amongst others.  
 
IoT Insights - Vodafone GmbH to Acquire Grandcentrix

IoT Insights - Vodafone GmbH to Acquire Grandcentrix

December 2019
Vodafone GmbH has acquired Cologne-based IoT solutions provider grandcentrix. The company will remain an independent subsidiary as part of the Vodafone Group, and aid the company’s expansion as a partner in the LPWAN (low power wide area network) space. This also follows the company’s acquisition of German cable operator Unitymedia.
 
Telco Insights - Telefónica Deutschland Chooses Huawei and Nokia for its 5G Network Rollout

Telco Insights - Telefónica Deutschland Chooses Huawei and Nokia for its 5G Network Rollout

December 2019
In December 2019, Telefónica Deutschland announced that it had selected Huawei and Nokia as their chosen network vendors for its 5G RAN (radio access network), subject to the suppliers meeting government security standards.
 
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