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FacebookTwitterLinkedinemailNarrowband IoT (NB-IoT) is a cellular-based low-power wide-area (LPWA) technology. Specified in Release 13 of the 3GPP in June 2016, it coexists with GSM and LTE in licensed frequency bands. …

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FacebookTwitterLinkedinemailSea ports have become a primary focus for the telecoms sector as it maps out potential customers for private communications networks, particularly as the industrial space at large hits upon …

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FacebookTwitterLinkedinemailSmart meters have provided a read-out on energy consumption and a window on energy usage. They have brought insight and control to the field of energy management, both sides of …

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FacebookTwitterLinkedinemailThe German Ministry of Economics and Technology (BMWi) has a good definition of ‘smart grids’, which needs no embellishment. “The basic idea is that each device which is connected to …

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FacebookTwitterLinkedinemailHow to move from limited smart cities pilots to scaled deployments “Smart cities” is most certainly a nebulous term. At a high-level, it refers to a collection of use cases, …

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FacebookTwitterLinkedinemailManufacturing has come full circle, from craft production in the first industrial age, through mass production in the global age, and a new compulsion towards hyper-customisation and the idea of …

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FacebookTwitterLinkedinemailCertain functions of smart farming will not work on low-power wide-area (LPWA) networks, even while technologies like LoRaWAN and NB-IoT tend to support most smart agricultural technologies, as they exist …

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FacebookTwitterLinkedinemailFarming is hard. It always has been. There is a song called This Hard Land by Bruce Springsteen, rock’s great chronicler of every-day struggle in modern America, which captures something …

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FacebookTwitterLinkedinemailVodafone’s approach to the digital transformation of industry prioritises certain ‘vertical’ markets. Agriculture is not among them. Instead, it sees greater opportunity at group level in the automotive, insurance, buildings, …

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FacebookTwitterLinkedinemailAntje Williams, Executive Programme Manager for 5G, Deutsche Telekom – “We have a huge divide at the moment in the industry, in the country, [about] how operators can serve industries …

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