2019 marks the year for 5G
In this article IDTechEx Research provides highlights from Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2019 regarding 5G technologies. More information can be found in the brand new 5G report from IDTechEx Research, '5G Technology, Market and Forecast 2019-2029'.
5G will change the way to get TV and internet at home
You are probably used to watching a video or listening to the radio via your smartphone, or to be more specific, 4G LTE however 5G technology will revolutionise the way you get TV and internet at home.
Roads Need More Electricity: They Will Make It Themselves
As more and more capabilities are added to roads instead of simply covering a country with extra roads, they are starting to make their own electricity, notably as solar road surface but then with added silent wind turbines, photovoltaic verges and barriers and more.
Roads need more electricity: They will make it themselves
For now, electricity for road systems is provided by very expensive infrastructure to the grid except for a few solar/ wind street lights in China and Korea for example. However, as more and more capabilities are added to roads instead of simply covering a country with extra roads, they are starting to make their own electricity, notably as solar road surface but then with added silent wind turbines, photovoltaic verges and barriers and more.
Verizon have recently launched an agricultural monitoring platform, AgTech, with the intention to fit sensors across a large farm and add analytics to farming practices
Can LTE kickstart the smart watch industry?
There are numerous rumours floating around the internet this week regarding the Apple Watch 3 and its ability to connect to the internet. While the smart watch industry and wearables more generally have seen a lot of success in recent years and more so forecast for the future, the Apple Watch and many of its competitors have been tied to a smartphone via a Bluetooth connection, restricting its value to little more than a second screen.
Vodafone is a major player n the development of NB-IoT, a new method of communication for IoT devices. David Pugh met with John Tursley, manager at the NB-IoT open lab at Vodafone's head office in the UK.
Smart city fixtures
The benches contain an embedded charging station powered by a mini solar panel, with two USB ports for plugging in mobile devices. They also connect to wireless networks.
Inside Levi's Stadium: where entertainment meets technology
While in Santa Clara for the IDTechEx Show, technology analyst Dr David Pugh met with staff at Levi's Stadium, home of the San Francisco 49ers. The 68,500 capacity stadium was opened in 2014 and is one of the most technologically enabled entertainment venues in the world.
ZigBee Alliance welcomes 38 new members to drive IoT forward
The ZigBee Alliance, a non-profit association of companies creating, maintaining and delivering open, global standards for the low-power wireless Internet of Things, has announced 38 new members have joined since the beginning of 2016.
A partner of Kopin's with a specific interest in voice recognition
Filament raises $5 million for industrial internet of things
As the industrial internet continues to proliferate, companies rely on machine-to-machine communications to gather and analyze data from physical objects.
Test environment for connected and driverless vehicles
he University of Michigan has opened Mcity, the world's first controlled environment specifically designed to test the potential of connected and automated vehicle technologies that will lead the way to mass-market driverless cars.