What is the big deal about 5G? Why is everyone talking about it? Why is so much money being spent on R&D to develop and marketing to capture the hearts and minds of the ICT industry?
As the Internet generation grows accustomed to having broadband access wherever they go and not just at home or in the office, the true promise of mobile broadband is becoming a reality. Fifth Generation (5G) mobile/cellular networks the next major phase of mobile telecommunications standards beyond the upcoming 4G LTE standards.
5G developments are well underway. In turn, definitions of spectrum, latency and bandwidth usage are continuously evolving to adapt to the next generation of mobile networks. However, while the technicalities involving 5G are promising, the ways in which 5G will impact our society is still very much a developing topic of discussion.
LONDON (Reuters) - Thumbing through guide books for restaurant and shopping tips while on holiday could soon be a thing of the past, thanks to mobile travel technology that knows where you are and what you like and can ping you personalized recommendations.
People are increasingly turning to their mobile phones to book flights, hotels and make other travel-related purchases, with $96 billion, or 12.5 percent of global online travel sales, made via the devices in 2014, according to a report by Euromonitor International.
The industry regards SDN as a simple but powerful concept that will reform data networking. But the idea behind SDN is not brand-new. Twenty-five years ago, telephone networks underwent a similar revolution called "intelligent networks" (IN).
IN separated service control from circuit switching and enabled fast provisioning of well known services such as call forwarding, call waiting, three-way calling, reverse charging and number portability. IN was at the top of its hype in the mid nineties and has been put to the test for decades.
This primer on Location Based Services (LBS) provides basic descriptions of building blocks for deploying location aware applications on mobile operators’ networks, perhaps most easily understood in today’s terms as Location as a Service (LaaS).
New report highlights use cases, projects accelerated 5-Year CAGR
Wearables expand the possibilities for how and when people interact with apps and data, which can lead to dramatic successes. But apps for enterprise wearables in many cases need sophisticated “hooks” to backend databases unnecessary in consumer wearables and will need to meet more demanding corporate security and reliability standards.
It has been estimated that there will be no less than 50 billion connected devices online by 2020. Before the promise of billions of connected devices sharing information can be realized, there is the question of how, exactly, most of these devices will be connected. Internet of Things (IoT) solution providers and those supplying them are keenly interested in the answer since it will help determine how those solutions and their components are architected. Will specialized networks be built, or will an existing technology, such as Wi-Fi, LAN, satellite or cellular, fill the void?
Telecom Engine and its research partner, Mind Commerce, see a few key areas of focus for the Internet of Things (IoT) that will require special attention over the course of the next three years on the part of software, platform, and infrastructure providers.
Today, most advanced version of operating machines are using computer aided systems and controls. Today machines are programmed to perform in synch with each other on production line. The vision of the future is that such machines will communicate and work with each other and will be controlled using internet or wireless infrastructure i.e. IoT.