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Roll-out for Porsche’s first 5G-research network

Legendary German car manufacturer Porsche has begun operating a first 5G-research network with Ericsson at its production plant in Leipzig.

The project, the first 5G-research production site network set up by the Volkswagen-owned super-car manufacturer, will enable ...

Space Needle and Gatwick Airport gain AI power

Predictive collaboration platform Veovo has announced the installation of artificial intelligence (AI) powered software at two key new sites: the 605ft Space Needle in Seattle and London Gatwick Airport.

The landmark Seattle attraction, which attracts more than one ...

Ericsson expands in wireless enterprise with Vonage acquisition

Swedish telecoms giant Ericsson has agreed a deal to acquire cloud-based communications specialist Vonage for $6.2bn (£4.63bn).

The cloud-based Vonage Communications Platform (VCP) serves more than one million registered developers globally via its API (Application ...

S5GC demos 3D video conferencing at COP26

The Scotland 5G Centre (S5GC) has revealed successful results of immersive 5G-enabled technology trials it ran at the recent COP26 Summit alongside Holoxica and the University of Glasgow’s Communication, Sensing and Imaging group.

Holoxica and the CSI group hosted a ...

Orange lands smart tracking IoT deal with Safran

Aircraft engine manufacturer Safran has chosen to employ Orange Business Services’ smart tracking Internet of Things (IoT) solution across two of its production sites.

According to Orange, the IoT solution uses wireless trackers to accurately pinpoint locations to ...

Mobile network operators urge investment in smart tech

Mobile network operators association the GSMA has called on policymakers to “harness the potential of mobile connectivity and smart technology” to achieve net zero by 2050.

Research released by the GSMA and the Carbon Trust to coincide with COP26 has suggested that ...

Viasat acquires $7.3bn Inmarsat to create space-based broadband giant

US telecoms giant Viasat has announced the acquisition of the UK’s Inmarsat for $7.3 billion in a move it claims will “massively boost” its global broadband and narrowband networks in terms of number of satellites and available spectrum.

The cash and equity deal will ...

COP26: AI key to cutting energy demand

A new report from Nokia and GSMA Intelligence released to coincide with the COP26 Summit has revealed that the telecoms industry sees artificial intelligence (AI) as key to cutting energy demand from rising internet traffic.

Research group GSMA surveyed 103 ...

Singapore remains top of Smart City Index

The third annual IMD-SUTD Smart City Index (SCI) has revealed Singapore as the top city in the world for investment in smart city technologies.

Over the past few years, the government of Singapore has implemented a strategy to transform its capital into a “city in a ...

Ericsson eyes low latency VR

Ericsson has launched a range of new telecoms software which it claims will “guarantee consistent low latency” across virtual reality (VR) and remote control settings.

The ‘Time-Critical Communication Software Toolbox’ has been designed to secure data delivery within ...

Cross-border 5G tech to connect cars across Europe

The Fifth Generation Cross-Border Control consortium (5GCroCo) has revealed a range of technologies it has developed to achieve seamless 5G connectivity when driving across continental Europe.

The 5GCroCo project, which launched in 2018 with €13m EU funding, has ...

Sunderland sets goal to be UK’s leading smart city

Sunderland City Council has teamed up with BAI Communications in a bid to achieve its ambitious goal to become “the UK’s most advanced smart city”.

BAI, which earlier this month announced a £1bn communications partnership with Transport for London, has said it will ...

Scottish National Park installs IoT monitoring

Internet of Things (IoT) services provider North has announced plans to install a range of gateways and sensor devices to “enhance the visitor experience” at the UK’s largest National Park situated in the the Scottish highlands.

The use of IoT sensors at Cairngorms ...

Mayor makes new guidelines for London’s use of smart city tech

London Mayor Sadiq Khan has published a new Emerging Technology Charter outlining guidelines for the trialling and deployment of new data-enabled smart city technology including face biometrics.

The mayor said he hoped the new charter would encourage local ...

Fujitsu and NEC to accelerate base station interoperability

Japanese technology giant Fujitsu has teamed up with NEC Corporation to develop technologies to improve interoperability testing between 5G base station equipment across different countries.

This initiative will be implemented as part of the 'Post 5G Infrastructure ...

Telekom turns to AI to complete Beethoven’s 10th Symphony

Deutsche Telekom has announced that the world premiere performance of the complete artificial intelligence-created ‘Beethoven’s Unfinished Symphony’, will take place in October.

Legendary music composer Ludwig van Beethoven composed nine symphonies and began working ...

Cegeka scores Belgium’s first 5G stadium

Mobile operator Cegeka has announced an agreement with football club Racing Genk to create the first 5G stadium in Belgium.

As part of the 10-year deal the four-time Belgian Pro League champions will rebrand their home ground, the Luminus stadium in Genk, into the ...

Qualcomm launches first-ever 5G AI drone

Qualcomm has announced the launch of what it claims is the world’s first autonomous drone platform with both 5G and artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities.

The Qualcomm Flight RB5 5G Platform is a reference drone that contains computing at low power with AI, 5G ...

Telekom to build 5G campus network

Deutsche Telekom has announced plans to build a 5G campus network at the Future Factory Hub in Berlin.

The German telecoms giant is working with Osram Licht to wirelessly connect machines in a real production environment at the research campus being built in the ...

Hytera launches PMR virtual showroom

Professional mobile radio (PMR) provider Hytera has created a new virtual showroom with critical voice, video and data communication solutions highlighted.

According to the company, the Hytera Virtual Showroom and website will provide “a more user-friendly digital ...

Vodafone widens NB-IoT coverage

Leading UK mobile network operator Vodafone has announced it has doubled the number of sites in its narrowband Internet of Things (NB-IoT) network.

The infrastructure expansion will see Vodafone achieve what it claims will be 98% UK coverage, “to support the growing ...

Essex college creates first UK XR campus

USP College in Essex has announced plans to open what it claims is the UK’s first ‘extended reality campus’.

The XTEND Digital campus in Canvey will allow students from Unified Seevic Palmer's to “create and experience content in virtual and augmented reality”. Due ...

Signify adds narrowband smart lighting with Telensa acquisition

LED lighting specialist Signify has completed a deal to acquire UK company Telensa adding narrowband street lighting to its offering.

Telensa, which was valued at £11m, will continue to sell under its own brand as a subsidiary of Signify. Telensa claims to have ...

First commercial narrowband IoT-over-satellite launched

Satellite-to-Earth communications software specialist Inmarsat has announced a partnership with California-based Skylo to develop what it claims will be the “world's first commercial narrowband Internet of Things(IoT)-over-satellite solution”.

The deal will pair ...

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