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Cyber security: The latest thinking

Ransomware, vulnerabilities targeting Wi-Fi and IoT botnets are putting firms at risk. But new tools and techniques are emerging to help companies fight back, as Kate O’Flaherty discovers

Nearly half of all UK companies suffered a breach over the past 12 months, ...

IoT: LPWA technologies’ struggle for supremacy

The hype over the Internet of Things might be fading away, but much effort is under way to roll out low-power wide-area networks. At the same time, some question if the market’s vast potential can be realised while it remains divided between so many technologies. Sam Fenwick ...

Smart pallets: Boosting supply chain visibility

Keeping track of goods can be difficult, given the sheer size of modern supply chains. Sam Fenwick investigates the use of smart, IoT-enabled pallets which have much potential in this area

The next time you wander through a warehouse or storage yard, spare a thought ...

Tackling dementia with IoT

With average life expectancy in the UK increasing markedly in recent decades, Philip Mason explores how the Internet of Things is helping to monitor and treat age-related illness

According to the Office for National Statistics, recent decades have witnessed life ...

Autonomous trucks – the story so far

Autonomous vehicle technology isn’t just about getting people from A to B. Sam Fenwick looks at the recent progress towards self-driving trucks

Much of the push for autonomous trucks comes from the huge potential cost savings. Drivers account for roughly a third of ...

Laying smart foundations

Smart cities may be the future, but that doesn't mean that they will appear without a great deal of thought and no small amount of hard work. Richard Martin looks at their potential benefits and the obstacles still in their way

Smart city projects that typically look ...

Talking shop: wireless for retail

The hard-fought battle to keep the nation shopping on the high street and not from the sofa is ongoing. Sam Fenwick explores the technology retailers can use to gain the advantage

Our nation’s high streets are suffering. You’d be hard-pressed to find one anywhere ...


IoT: Making farming more efficient

The pressure is on farmers to produce more food, quicker. But when it comes to adopting smart farming technology what is the best approach? Mark Venables investigates

According to the UN’s Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) by 2050 the world’s population will ...

Radiopaging: 60 years on

Derek Banner discusses the benefits of modern paging technology, together with the main players in the industry and their products

Invented in 1956 by Multitone, radiopaging was first used at Guy’s and St Thomas’ hospitals in London to alert doctors that needed to ...

IoT platforms: Making sense of it all

As a fairly new phenomenon, the IoT still holds a lot of grey areas. James Hayes explores what an IoT platform is, and what it can do

Unlike most ICT models, the Internet of Things (IoT) arguably started as a ‘bottom-up’ concept: its inventors foresaw massed ranks of ...

FWIC: Tomorrow's wireless world

Sam Fenwick reports from the first day of Cambridge Wireless’s 8th Future of Wireless International Conference, and its Automotive and Transport SIG meeting

The 8th Future of Wireless International Conference (FWIC), took place at IET London, Savoy Place and began ...

Utilities: DMR Tier III for IoT?

DMR Tier III is making headway with utilities. However, it faces competition from other wireless technologies. Vaughan O’Grady investigates whether its combination of voice capacity, resilience, coverage and IoT applications could be a winning hand

Wireless ...

Standards are key to the connected car

If autonomous and connected vehicles are to rule the road a host of stakeholders need to work together to build solutions. Tom Blackie explains how connected car standards can benefit everyone

Arguably, the modern connected car really began to take off when Ford Sync ...

What would Brexit mean for the UK's wireless comms industry?

?The referendum to decide whether the UK will either remain in or leave the EU is one of the most important decisions our electorate will ever be asked to make. However, while plenty has been said about immigration and the now-infamous £350 million a week figure, there's been ...

The attack of the robot grocers

The Cambridge Wireless Connected Devices SIG meeting sparked wide-ranging discussion on provocative topics; from the tussle between low power wide area (LPWA) players and the cellular industry to robot swarms. Sam Fenwick reports

The Cambridge Wireless Connected ...

IoT: Business radio’s worst enemy?

April’s Ofcom Business Radio Interest Group meeting discussed many things, including e-licensing, the threat from IoT devices, Ofcom’s licensee survey and LTE in the 450 to 470 MHz band. Sam Fenwick brings you the highlights

Ofcom’s Russell Kent-Smith, director of ...

LoRa: Kickstarting IoT innovation in the UK

As interest in the Internet of Things grows Low Power Wide Area technologies are competing for the comms industry’s attention. One that’s widening user access is LoRa, explains Alun Lewis

While the cellular community is working on standards to provide the kinds of ...

In-building insulation: pulling up the drawbridge

An Englishman’s home is his castle, and with the rise of new energy efficient building materials that is ringing uncomfortably true. Sam Fenwick reports from the recent Cambridge Wireless ‘Wireless in the built environment’ event.

Professor Richard Langley, head of ...

BLE: Baby-steps for Bluetooth

Low energy versions of Bluetooth promise vastly expanded applications at lower cost. Various sectors could benefit from the better tracking of assets and people such technology permits. But, asks Vaughan O’Grady, is that happening yet?

Once seen as a form of ...
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