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Nokia deploys Europe’s first AI railway safety solution

Nokia has teamed up with Schweizer Electronics to deploy what the duo claim is the first artificial intelligence (AI) railroad crossing safety solution in Europe.

The AI-based Nokia Scene Analytics solution being deployed by Swiss public transport operator Baselland ...

IoMT to expand to 7m devices by 2026

Smart hospitals are projected to deploy 7.4m devices connected to the Internet of Medical Things (IoMT) devices over the next four years according to a new study by Juniper Research.

The concept of the IoMT involves healthcare providers using edge computing and ...

CCW 2022 call for content

TCCA has issued the call for content for the upcoming Critical Communications World 2022, taking place at Messe Wien Congress Centre in Austria, from June 21-23.

his year’s event will have the theme ‘Evolving the Ecosystem’, and in a statement the organisers said “the ...

WWF takes flight with first-ever drone monitoring trial

The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) has announced positive results from what it claims are the first-ever drone monitoring tests on frozen islands in the Siberian seas.

For the trial, WWF provided the Wrangel Island Nature Reserve with four quadcopters, including two ...

Three and EE deliver connectivity across entire London Underground

Leading mobile network operators Three UK and EE have agreed a deal with BAI Communications and Transport for London (TfL) to provide high-speed mobile connectivity across the whole London Underground network for the first time.

All ticket halls, platforms and ...

Qualcomm digitally reimagines Parisian masterpiece

US telecoms giant Qualcomm has unveiled a digital reimagining of Eugène Delacroix’s 1830 French masterpiece ‘Liberty Leading the People’ at the Louvre gallery in Paris, France.

According to Qualcomm, the artwork was created by Élina Kechicheva to remind viewers of the ...

Government delivers £36m O-RAN funding

The Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has announced the 14 projects which will receive funding from the Future RAN Competition (FRANC).

The funding forms part of the government’s 5G Diversification Strategy which aims to “reduce over-reliance on a small ...

Council selects Cellnex for 5G private network

Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council has awarded Cellnex UK its first council contract to design and build a 5G private network.

The 10-year contract will see the neutral host giant build a dedicated mobile network, comprising a 5G core and radio access network, in ...

Vodafone extends 5G edge partnership with Microsoft

Vodafone Business has agreed a five-year partnership with Microsoft to jointly supply private 5G, edge computing and Internet of Things (IoT) solutions for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

Vodafone will sell the Microsoft suite of compute and storage ...

Amazon delivers first UK ‘healthcare tech accelerator’

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has teamed up with leading European government-focused technology company PUBLIC to launch its first UK healthcare tech accelerator programme.

The first UK-based cohort of 10 technology start-ups aiming to enter the healthcare sector will ...

Roll-out for Porsche’s first 5G-research network

Legendary German car manufacturer Porsche has begun operating a first 5G-research network with Ericsson at its production plant in Leipzig.

The project, the first 5G-research production site network set up by the Volkswagen-owned super-car manufacturer, will enable ...

Space Needle and Gatwick Airport gain AI power

Predictive collaboration platform Veovo has announced the installation of artificial intelligence (AI) powered software at two key new sites: the 605ft Space Needle in Seattle and London Gatwick Airport.

The landmark Seattle attraction, which attracts more than one ...

Ericsson expands in wireless enterprise with Vonage acquisition

Swedish telecoms giant Ericsson has agreed a deal to acquire cloud-based communications specialist Vonage for $6.2bn (£4.63bn).

The cloud-based Vonage Communications Platform (VCP) serves more than one million registered developers globally via its API (Application ...

S5GC demos 3D video conferencing at COP26

The Scotland 5G Centre (S5GC) has revealed successful results of immersive 5G-enabled technology trials it ran at the recent COP26 Summit alongside Holoxica and the University of Glasgow’s Communication, Sensing and Imaging group.

Holoxica and the CSI group hosted a ...

Orange lands smart tracking IoT deal with Safran

Aircraft engine manufacturer Safran has chosen to employ Orange Business Services’ smart tracking Internet of Things (IoT) solution across two of its production sites.

According to Orange, the IoT solution uses wireless trackers to accurately pinpoint locations to ...

Mobile network operators urge investment in smart tech

Mobile network operators association the GSMA has called on policymakers to “harness the potential of mobile connectivity and smart technology” to achieve net zero by 2050.

Research released by the GSMA and the Carbon Trust to coincide with COP26 has suggested that ...

Viasat acquires $7.3bn Inmarsat to create space-based broadband giant

US telecoms giant Viasat has announced the acquisition of the UK’s Inmarsat for $7.3 billion in a move it claims will “massively boost” its global broadband and narrowband networks in terms of number of satellites and available spectrum.

The cash and equity deal will ...

COP26: AI key to cutting energy demand

A new report from Nokia and GSMA Intelligence released to coincide with the COP26 Summit has revealed that the telecoms industry sees artificial intelligence (AI) as key to cutting energy demand from rising internet traffic.

Research group GSMA surveyed 103 ...

Singapore remains top of Smart City Index

The third annual IMD-SUTD Smart City Index (SCI) has revealed Singapore as the top city in the world for investment in smart city technologies.

Over the past few years, the government of Singapore has implemented a strategy to transform its capital into a “city in a ...

Ericsson eyes low latency VR

Ericsson has launched a range of new telecoms software which it claims will “guarantee consistent low latency” across virtual reality (VR) and remote control settings.

The ‘Time-Critical Communication Software Toolbox’ has been designed to secure data delivery within ...

Cross-border 5G tech to connect cars across Europe

The Fifth Generation Cross-Border Control consortium (5GCroCo) has revealed a range of technologies it has developed to achieve seamless 5G connectivity when driving across continental Europe.

The 5GCroCo project, which launched in 2018 with €13m EU funding, has ...

Sunderland sets goal to be UK’s leading smart city

Sunderland City Council has teamed up with BAI Communications in a bid to achieve its ambitious goal to become “the UK’s most advanced smart city”.

BAI, which earlier this month announced a £1bn communications partnership with Transport for London, has said it will ...

Scottish National Park installs IoT monitoring

Internet of Things (IoT) services provider North has announced plans to install a range of gateways and sensor devices to “enhance the visitor experience” at the UK’s largest National Park situated in the the Scottish highlands.

The use of IoT sensors at Cairngorms ...

Mayor makes new guidelines for London’s use of smart city tech

London Mayor Sadiq Khan has published a new Emerging Technology Charter outlining guidelines for the trialling and deployment of new data-enabled smart city technology including face biometrics.

The mayor said he hoped the new charter would encourage local ...

Fujitsu and NEC to accelerate base station interoperability

Japanese technology giant Fujitsu has teamed up with NEC Corporation to develop technologies to improve interoperability testing between 5G base station equipment across different countries.

This initiative will be implemented as part of the 'Post 5G Infrastructure ...
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