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Overton leads BT’s Division X

BT has announced the appointment of Marc Overton as Managing Director of its newly created Division X unit, which forms part of its Enterprise business. He will join the company on February 14th. This unit has been established to scale up and commercialise the development of unique customer solutions incorporating components such as 5G Private […]

January 13, 2022

Analyst: The mystery of SpaceX’s value

Tim Farrar of TMF Associates says the recent “breathless” valuations for SpaceX (ranging from between $80 billion to $100 billion) are inconsistent. He says the quoted company valuations have near-tripled over the past year, and with SpaceX’s share price – albeit privately held – rising from about $200 per share to $560 over the same […]

December 9, 2021

Prodapt acquires SLR Dynamics

Prodapt, the consulting, technology & managed services provider to the Connectedness vertical, has announced that it acquired SLR Dynamics, a UK-based company focussed on digital engineering and automation services in the TMT industry. SLR Dynamics counts leading European and African telcos as their customers. This is Prodapt’s second acquisition for the year following its acquisition […]

December 9, 2021

Report: Mobile data traffic up 300-fold over 10 years

Ericsson global insights reveal an almost 300-fold increase in mobile data traffic since 2011 – the year in which the Ericsson Mobility Report was first published. The findings, based on current and historical network data, are included in the special ten-year edition of the report, which looks back at some of the key trends and […]

November 30, 2021

Viakoo raises $10m in Series A funding

Viakoo, a specialist in IoT device remediation, has secured $10 million (€8.59m) in Series A funding led by Shasta Ventures, joining existing investors Stanley Black & Decker, PivotNorth Capital, and BlueFog Capital. This latest round will be used to expand executive leadership, and investment in product development and go-to-market. The company is also launching its […]

October 28, 2021

RCA launches nationwide OLS API for smart energy management

Robert Cruickshank Associates (RCA), innovators at the intersection of broadband and power networks, have announced a breakthrough that creates energy opportunities for cable broadband operators: the first nationwide availability of standards-based Optimum Load Shaping (OLS) signals that enable operators to reduce electrical expenses and to take leading roles in boosting the efficiency of electric grids […]

October 21, 2021

Non-cellular 5G tech gets ITU-R approval

The world’s first non-cellular 5G technology standard has been recognised by International Telecommunication Union’s Radiocommunication Sector (ITU-R) and included as part of the 5G standards in IMT-2020 technology recommendation. Wirepas, a Finnish company on a mission to democratise IoT, is the key contributor of the new standard that sets an example of future connectivity: the […]

October 19, 2021

Forecast: Smart TV VA transactions near $500m in 2023

A study from Juniper Research has found that spend through voice assistant-enabled smart TVs will reach nearly $500 million (€432.2m) in 2023; a sharp increase from the $126 million expected in 2021. This growth reflects how voice assistants are becoming context‑dependent sales portals, as well as information and control systems, and smart TVs will bring […]

October 11, 2021

Report: Over 1000 5G devices

The number of announced 5G devices continues to rise and has now passed the 1000 mark for the first time. There are now 1060 announced 5G devices, an increase of 21.4 per cent in the last quarter, accordin to (the Global mobile Suppliers Association (GSA). Of these devices, 66.4 per cent are reported to be […]

October 11, 2021

Report: Pandemic accelerated demand for visual-first experiences

Findings from brand media experience platform Cloudinary’s third State of Visual Media report reveal a substantial increase in images and video content publishing during the pandemic. For example, video views nearly doubled and video bandwidth grew almost 140 per cent in Q2 2020, when the pandemic first began. At the same time, brands are just […]

September 30, 2021