Government-funded projects pave the way to make UK a 5G leader

09 April 2018

The government has announced the winners of a £25m competition to pave the way for the rollout of 5G technology.

The six testbed projects will receive between £2m and £5m in government grants as part of a total investment of £41m from private sector and other public sector funding.

The winners include 5G RuralFirst which is led by Cisco with the University of Strathclyde as lead partner.

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Hollis and Mist partner to expand first self-Learning wireless network

09 April 2018

Hollis Technology has teamed up with Mist, the US company that is said to have pioneered a self-learning wireless network using artificial intelligence.

Shropshire-based Hollis specialises in providing business support solutions to both public and private sector organisations throughout the UK.

It will be responsible for supplying and supporting the full range of Mist AI-driven wireless platforms and Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) location-based services to customers nationwide.

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First streetlight powered Gigabit switch

09 April 2018

Ubihub can be used to connect and power any PoE device for IoT applications.

Ubihub can be used to connect and power any PoE device for IoT applications.

Ubicquia has developed what’s claimed to be the industry’s first streetlight-powered gigabit switch.

According to the US-based IoT specialist, Ubihubis a next-generation gigabit switch that is compatible with the NEMA socket on more than 300 million streetlights globally.

It is designed specifically for smart city network and IoT applications.

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Vodafone to develop LTE network on the Moon

05 March 2018

Vodafone’s 4G lunar base station as displayed at MWC 2018 held in Barcelona last week.

Vodafone’s 4G lunar base station as displayed at MWC 2018 held in Barcelona last week.

Vodafone plans to create the first 4G network on the Moon.

Berlin-based PTScientists is working with the mobile operator’s German division and car-maker Audi to achieve the first privately-funded lunar landing next year.

In collaboration with Nokia, Vodafone will create a network that will connect two Audi-designed lunar rovers to a base station in the Autonomous Landing and Navigation Module.

Bell Labs – the pioneering R&D division that Nokia acquired after its takeover of Alcatel-Lucent in 2015 – will create a space-grade ‘Ultra Compact Network’ that will weigh less than one kilo, the same as a bag of sugar.

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