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china m2m blog

Why China will retain its M2M leadership: new report

A newly published research report from Ernst & Young says that the People’s Republic of China (PRC) is leading the world in terms of machine-to-machine technologies and concludes that it will continue to do so as the sector is set to experience “explosive growth” over the next five years. The report, “M2M in China: Opportunities […]

plug and play blog

5G migration: Easy as plug-and-play?

Ericsson has just announced new “plug-ins” aimed at preparing today’s LTE networks for the migration necessary to support future 5G services. The “5G Plug-Ins” are software-driven components that bring 5G technology concepts to today’s cellular networks. They were created as a result of the various 5G field trials and collaboration work Ericsson is undertaking with over 20 […]

itu-t blog

What will the rise of open source mean for standardization and 5G?

Open-source software makes its source code free for all to use, alter and share, giving a community of developers the freedom to extend software’s functionality and applicability. Industry players developing proprietary software were among the first to feel the disruption from open-source developments, but with the emergence of network ‘softwarization’ – demonstrated by the growing […]

smart cities blog

Report: Smart Cities need standardized IoT

Smart City planners might be tempted to go for non-open standard IoT solutions Extra costs will result The solution is to push for open standards Smart City planners may be in a somewhat of a double bind. On the one hand they want to deploy technology now to pursue various goals around power or traffic […]

G.FAST BLOG Providers worldwide step up trials to meet broadband demand

The demand for superfast broadband is growing as bandwidth-intensive services such as Ultra-HD streaming, next-generation IPTV, communications via HD video and advanced cloud-based storage become the norm. Fibre-optic Internet access enables the fastest connections, but in urban areas already wired with legacy copper telephone wiring, deploying Fibre to the Home (FTTH) services may not be […]

huawei iot blog

Huawei reaffirms #IoT as a top priority

Forecasts there will be 100 billion physical connections in 2025 Number of virtual connections will exceed 1 trillion Commercial deployment of its NB-IoT solution expected Q3 this year Image: Patrick Zhang © Huawei At its Global Analyst Summit yesterday, Huawei announced that the Internet of Things (IoT) is one of its strategic priorities. No surprise, […]

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A City’s journey towards Smart Sustainability

We see cities today grappling with the impact of climate change, while at the same time tackling issues of waste management, health, outdated infrastructures, resource scarcity, air pollution, congestion and inadequate housing, etc.  The international community has realized the urgency linked to various urban challenges leading to exploration of diverse approaches to deal with urban […]


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