Major potential for IoT in transportation but lots of work to do, new research finds

A new piece of research from Inmarsat argues that a lack of data-sharing skills and processes will negate deriving the best insights from Internet of Things (IoT) solutions in the transport sector.

The research, which was conducted in May of this year by Vanson Bourne and took responses from 100 large transport companies, found many potential use cases for IoT, from monitoring environmental changes – cited by 54% of respondents – to speeding up time to market...

How Aarhus is using Bluetooth sensors to solve traffic issues

Implementation of Bluetooth technologies for monitoring traffic conditions has experienced success in Denmark’s second-largest city, Aarhus, which has used BlipTrack Bluetooth sensors for several years across its entire road network.

The municipality has also been collecting traffic data based on the movement of driver´s mobile devices.

The sensors have accumulated traffic data that provide insights into current road density, flow and formation of queues and share...

Red phone boxes receive a New World makeover

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The original ‘K2’ red phone boxes are something of an icon, but they’ve become decaying relics of a time which the smartphone generation won’t remember. New World Payphones are updating the humble red phone box with features that suit our modern lives. 

New World Payphones own among the...

Opinion: Traditional phone systems could hold your business back

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Many small businesses still rely on antiquated phone systems, designed for the old way of work that don’t meet the needs of today’s companies or consumers. These systems often lack the ability to support company growth ambitions – and in many cases – can be damaging and costly to a business.

Using a cloud-based business phone system, users can connect business communications to multiple office locations, remote employees,...

Opinion: Future proofing networks for increasing demands

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Broadband networks are built with the aim of lasting for decades and they need to support increasingly heavy traffic at higher bandwidths. Factors that contribute to the network’s reliability and longevity, such as the need for good fibre/cable management and highly reliable connections throughout the network, have been accepted as necessary. However, in addition to meeting today’s needs, operators need to build networks with an eye to...

Issues faced with Small Cell & CRAN deployments – and how to overcome them

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Many people believe you can just go and install a small cell or a RRH (Remote Radio Head) on a pole and you’re done. Well, there is a lot more to it. The real deployment problems begin when you are selecting your sites. Here are some of the most common issues: 

Selecting Mounting Assets 

If you are new to deployment then maybe you believe you can mount the smaller units anywhere. However, you need to go through several...

Huawei posts revenue jump of 30% – spends €25m on Amartus SDN software

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Chinese telecoms giant, Huawei, has posted a revenue jump of 30% for the first six months of the year. Overall revenue climbed to 175.9bn Yuan (£18bn) thanks to growth in the company's far-reaching businesses including telecommunications equipment and smartphones. 

Although behind Apple and Xiaomi in their home country, Huawei is the third biggest smartphone manufacturer in China according to research firm IDC. The large...

Trials of Operators: Shark attacks, natural disasters, and non-stop streaming…

Recently, Google released footage of sharks attacking its undersea cables. But ‘Jaws’ isn’t the only problem a network operator needs to worry about; there are also fishing trawlers and natural disasters which also pose a serious threat. And the challenges don’t stop there; non-stop streaming and bandwidth guzzling data centres are further obstacles that network providers must overcome. With increasing bandwidth demands being placed on networks, it’s time...

Genesis advises operators to “turn copper into mobile gold”

The rise of fibre cables was thought to have made copper obsolete when it comes to telecommunications infrastructure, despite being more widespread and costing less. That industry assumption is now changing as impressive new technologies take copper off life support and brings it back harder, faster, stronger.

One of the key problems with small cells is the amount of fibre that is needed.

At the Broadband World Forum in Amsterdam, Genesis' President and CTO Stephen Cooke told...

Genesis advises operators to “turn copper into mobile gold”

The rise of fibre cables was thought to have made copper obsolete when it comes to telecommunications infrastructure, despite being more widespread and costing less. That industry assumption is now changing as impressive new technologies take copper off life support and brings it back harder, faster, stronger.

At the Broadband World Forum in Amsterdam, Genesis' President and CTO Stephen Cooke told attendees that bonded copper solutions can provide the capacity to support high-amounts...