5G was conceived and launched amidst abundant promises. It was suggested it would unlock new use cases for mobile operators and enable a step change in networks, making them more open to cooperation within an ecosystem. One year on from the first commercial 5G service launches, and two years and a half after the landmark demonstrations during the Olympic Winter Games of 2018, Digiecon look at how 5G deployment is faring in key European markets.
COVID-19 has caused major disruption to traditional workplaces worldwide. Homeworking coupled with increased use of 5G technology may hold the key to a completely alien future. This article investigates those claims as well as an exclusive interview with a Visa Country Manager who has been working from home from the beginning of the crisis.
IoT is a rapidly developing sector, with immense capacity to change the world around us. IoT in vehicles is one of the most exciting aspects of its development, from increasing safety to reducing energy consumption and traffic, IoT truly has the capability to transform the industry. Yet, the most important capability of all of this technology is the connectivity of the system. Is there currently a solution on the horizon to interconnect our cities?
Ford have jumped out as the first large UK manufacturers to have a Non-Public 5G Network installed at one of their plants. This is a significant step as Non-Public Networks are being hailed as the future of manufacturing technology. This article examines the reasons behind the decision and if there are similar examples worldwide.
Nokia and Ericsson, traditional suppliers of Radio Access Network for mobile network operators around the world have recently announced their interest and support to the Open RAN initiative. This article examines what their potential motivations are.