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Survey: Businesses favour gradual adoption of GenAI

The latest EY Reimagining Industry Futures Study confirms generative AI’s (GenAI) status as a breakthrough technology, with 43 per cent of the 1,405 enterprises surveyed investing in it. Overall, GenAI ranks third among the nine emerging technologies tracked in the study, with ‘Automation and AI’ ranking first. Of those currently investing in GenAI, 80 per […]

February 23, 2024

Iridium extends satellites to 2035

Iridium Communications, which provides satellite telephony and data services to the planet’s hard-to-reach areas as well as emergency services, says it is adding 5 years to its current orbital constellation, and has direct-to-smartphone firmly in its sights. Iridium’s existing mega-constellation of 66 satellites were initially given life-spans of 12.5 years when launched in 2017 or […]

February 16, 2024By Chris Forrester

Intelsat invests in hiSky

hiSky, which provides advanced satellite communication solutions, has signed an investment and strategic collaboration agreement with Intelsat. The investment marks a transformative development in the delivery of reliable, high-throughput satellite connectivity. Intelsat’s investment in hiSky underscores hiSky’s technological prowess and market potential and places Intelsat as shareholders in the Israel-based company, joining Singapore-based ST Engineering’s […]

February 9, 2024By Chris Forrester

SpaceX serious about Direct-to-Phone

A slew of statements from SpaceX executives – and a serious of job openings – suggest SpaceX is serious about the prospects of ‘direct-to-phone’ connectivity from its Starlink satellites. SpaceX staffers have been testing signals from the half-dozen suitably equipped Starlink satellites now in orbit. The tests have used T-Mobile’s terrestrial network. SpaceX says it […]

January 12, 2024

Italy creates private IoT constellation 

Italy has launched 9 small satellites (‘pico-sized’) which will provide global coverage for Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity. Apogeo Space says it is creating Italy’s first private satellite constellation to provide a telecommunication service for Internet of Things (IoT) devices and has released the firm’s first batch of nine smallsats. The fleet was launched on […]

December 1, 2023By Chris Forrester

Report: Wi-Fi 7 on fast track

The Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA) reports that Wi-Fi 6, 6E and 7 top the list of wireless technologies that network operators, ISPs, device and chipset vendors, enterprises and other companies plan to deploy by the end of 2024 — ahead of CBRS, DAS and private 4G/5G. Furthermore, confidence in investment across the sector is rising […]

November 30, 2023

Viasat to cover MENA with IoT service

Viasat, along with local partners MinFarm Tech and Global Beam Telecom, will provide an Internet of Things (IoT) service to the UAE including the capital region of Abu Dhabi as well as Dubai and beyond to the MENA regions. The local hub will open in November in Dubai’s Business Bay suburb. Viasat, in its ‘Elevate’ […]

October 17, 2023By Chris Forrester

Forecast: Satellite IoT subs at 23.9m by 2027

According to a report from specialist IoT analyst firm Berg Insight, the global satellite IoT communications market is growing at a steady pace. The global satellite IoT subscriber base grew to surpass 4.5 million in 2022. The number of satellite IoT subscribers is forecast increase at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 39.6 per […]

August 30, 2023

Viavi introduces RedCap Device Emulation

Viavi Solutions has launched its first Reduced Capability (RedCap) device emulation for 5G network testing, enabling true performance validation for Internet of Things (IoT) and private networks based on a new class of lower-cost devices including wearables, industrial wireless sensors and video surveillance. This solution is based on the TM500 network test platform, used by […]

August 2, 2023

Survey: Evolving expectations to reshape the Internet

The Cisco Broadband Survey from the comms technologist finds that evolving consumer expectations will reshape the needs and economics of the Internet. People in EMEA (Europe, Middle East and South Africa) are rethinking what they rely on the Internet for, balancing classic demands for speed and reliability, with the intensifying needs of rising eco-consciousness, secure […]

July 17, 2023