IoT

While the Internet of Things is still something of a misnomer, low-power wide-area (LPWA) technologies in combination with IoT platforms and AI can be used to leverage continuous improvements in product design and working practices

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Ericsson: 5G subscriptions to exceed a billion by 2023

The Ericsson Mobility Report has predicted that the number of 5G subscriptions for enhanced mobile broadband will exceed one billion by the end of 2023 (around 12 per cent of global subscriptions).

By that time, the report’s authors predict that close to 50 per cent ...

Khan sets out plan to make London the world’s smartest city

Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London, has today (11 June) published his vision to make London the world’s smartest city and launched a city-wide initiative to use the capital’s tech talent to tackle some of its challenges – including poor air quality, urban design and digital ...

Huawei brings 3GPP Release 14 to NB-IoT

Huawei claims to have released the world’s first 3GPP Release 14 based commercial NB-IoT solution, eRAN13.1.

The company states that the new solution offers a seven-fold improvement in data rates tThe uplink peak rate and downlink single-user peak rate can reach 157 ...

GSMA: first European NB-IoT roaming trial completed

The GSMA announced on 30 May that mobile operators Deutsche Telekom and Vodafone Group have successfully completed the first international roaming trial in Europe using licensed NB-IoT technology.

The trial was performed using global SIMs from Deutsche Telekom on ...

In-Depth

Comms in factories

The connected factory holds much promise for manufacturers, but if its full potential is to be realised, a raft of practical issues need to be considered and resolved, as Sam Fenwick discovers

Steve Johnson, Ruckus’s regional director, Northern Europe, sets the scene: ...

Go on Wi-SUN

Philip Mason talks to president of the Wi-SUN Alliance Phil Beecher about large-scale, ‘outdoor’ IoT, and the importance of open standards.

The Wi-SUN Alliance is a professional organisation for companies involved in the development of wireless systems in the realm of ...

Feeding the world with IoT

Mass adoption of IoT in agriculture has yet to take off, but trials show the technology works, so now it is a case of spreading awareness, as James Atkinson reports.

Farmers are under pressure to improve yields and reduce wastage to feed the ever-increasing world ...

Small cells, big ideas

Philip Mason looks at how small cells can be used in combination with the urban environment to make cities safer and more appealing, while also helping to bring civic history to life through augmented reality.

As anyone who has watched the news in the past year will ...

Spectrum: learning to share

Spectrum’s growing scarcity has led to increased interest in both database-managed services and the use of unlicensed spectrum. Sam Fenwick looks at the current state of play

Spectrum is like land in the world of real estate: everyone wants it, but nobody can make ...

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