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Vodafone warns of smart city target risk

Urgent policy measures including adequate funding, the creation of smart city task forces and the availability of high-quality connectivity will be required to overcome barriers and ensure the European Commission achieves its ambitious mission of 100 carbon-neutral and smart cities by 2030, a new Vodafone report reveals. A comprehensive study, Fit for the Future Cities: […]

September 22, 2022

Report: Strong industry support for smart communities

BAI Communications (BAI), a global shared communications infrastructure provider, has published a report revealing organisations’ support for building smart communities is high but upgrading the network infrastructure necessary to enable them is a key challenge. The report titled: The building blocks of smarter, more connected communities: Smart communities report 2022 also reveals collaboration between public […]

September 20, 2022

Measat extends Reach Ten contract

Kuala Lumpur-based satellite operator Measat has signed a multiyear contract with Reach Ten Communications for the operator’s managed bandwidth service. The agreement sees the capacity taken on Measat-3d craft. With this contract, Measat says that Reach Ten will become the largest enterprise satellite service provider in Malaysia in terms of capacity provisioned, serving both the […]

September 12, 2022By Chris Forrester

Wa’ed Ventures takes stake in Luxembourg start-up

A division of Saudi Aramco, Wa’ed Ventures, has taken an investment in a Luxembourg-based hi-tech start-up. Luxembourg-based 5G Internet of Things (IoT) satellite operator OQ Technology has sought a €13 million series A funding round, along with Phaistos Investment Fund, managed by 5G Ventures from Greece. OQ Technology will use the funds to grow its […]

September 5, 2022By Chris Forrester

Forecast: Global satellite IoT subs at 21.2m by 2026

According to a research report from specialist IoT analyst firm Berg Insight, the global satellite IoT communications market is growing at a steady pace. Despite the impact of the pandemic, the global satellite IoT subscriber base grew to surpass 3.9 million in 2021. The number of satellite IoT subscribers is forecast to increase at a […]

September 2, 2022

Forecast: 5G to generate $7trn in 2030

5G is set to generate $7 trillion (€6.9trn) of economic value in 2030, as it fuels a proliferation of connected devices from smartphones to consumer electronics to enterprise applications and beyond, according to a report from mobile and video technologist InterDigital. The State of 5G Report: Enabling the Boundless Generation, written by ABI Research, explores […]

August 18, 2022

Report: Cybersecurity market thriving

While Western markets were already notably mature when it comes to traditional cybersecurity solutions (with products such as antivirus, web protection, parental control), the last five years have seen a huge diversification in terms of services, according to a report from Dataxis. More specific endpoint and cloud solutions focusing on personal data control such as […]

July 19, 2022

LG achieves new consumer IoT certification

LG has become the first company to pass SafeShark and BSI’s newly launched Consumer IoT Verification Scheme. SafeShark testing and BSI certification provide assurance that connected products and devices have appropriate cyber security controls in place for their intended use, in accordance with international best practice. The scheme has been developed through Department for Digital, […]

June 30, 2022

Forecast: 5G to top 1bn subs in 2022

North America is forecast to lead the world in 5G subscription penetration in the next five years with nine-of-every-ten subscriptions in the region expected to be 5G in 2027, according to forecasts contained in the latest edition of the Ericsson Mobility Report, which also predicts that current global 5G subscriptions will pass the one billion […]

June 21, 2022

Plume announces new board members

Plume, the personalised communications services pioneer, has appointed Magdalena Yesil, Founding Board Member of Salesforce, Roxanne Oulman, former Executive Vice President and CFO at Medallia and Tony Werner, former CTO at Comcast, as independent directors to its board. “As a founder and entrepreneur, I not only look for great technology that customers love, and a […]

June 8, 2022