15 Dec 2021
4 Challenges That 5G Open RAN Advocates Must Solve
As of mid-2021, 5G is a reality in at least 78 nations. 5G is now being used in consumer sectors such as 5G smartphones, 5G broadband (fixed wireless access), and augmented reality (AR)/virtual reality (VR) games.
24 Nov 2021
5G: A Summary of 2021 and What to Expect Going Forward
5G is recognized as an important infrastructure for both developed and developing countries. By the end of 2021, 79 nations have either commercialized 5G or are conducting 5G trials. Though 5G is commercialized, there are still a lot of technical developments going on. In this article, IDTechEx discuss the 4 major areas of development/trends.
3 Nov 2021
5G mmWave Large-Scale Rollout: IDTechEx Discusses If and When
5G has two new frequency bands: sub-6 GHz (3.5 - 7 GHz) and mmWave (>24 GHz). 5G sub-6 GHz, with a frequency relatively close to the 4G frequency range, does not receive as much attention as the other new frequency band - mmWave. Even though there has been a lot of buzz surrounding mmWave, has this technology been extensively adopted? What are the pain points in the mmWave industry? What are its prospects for the future?
28 Jul 2021
Wiliot Secures $200 Million Investment Round Led by SoftBank Vision
For decades, there has remained a massive gap as trillions of products travel billions of miles without any data being available as to their status, whereabouts, or situation. Lacking this information, global supply chains have been profoundly, and vulnerably, in the dark. Recognizing this, many leaders in consumer-packaged goods, pharmaceuticals, furniture, and apparel have been working with Wiliot to add their sensing capabilities, intelligence and connectivity.
27 Jul 2021
Wiliot is developing low-cost, energy-harvesting sensors that enable items to be tracked throughout the supply chain. On July 27 2021 it announced that it had received an investment of $200m from Softbank.
18 Jan 2021
5G and WiFi 6 at CES 2021
5G was a key topic at CES 2020 and this trend continued to 2021. In this premium article, IDTechEx cover a few of the 5G highlights as well as the WiFi 6/6E devices that were presented at CES 2021.
28 Oct 2020
Nokia is an Internet and communications technology company based in Finland. Powered by the research and innovation of Nokia Bell Labs, they serve communications service providers, governments, large enterprises and consumers, with the industry's most complete, end-to-end portfolio of products, services and licensing.
15 Oct 2020
EV Connect Partner Program to Deliver Best-in-Class EV Charging
Industry leaders BTCPower, EVBox, EVOCHARGE™ join as Premier Partners to ensure better charge experience through tighter integration, broader interoperability, and more uptime.
9 Oct 2020
Thermal Management: The Key to Meeting the 5G Hype
The market for 5G devices is expanding rapidly, several 5G smartphones are now available on the market, with manufacturers emphasizing the benefits of low latency and high download rates. However, 5G still faces many challenges, especially in the infrastructure.
27 Mar 2019
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'.
17 Aug 2018
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.
7 Jun 2018
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.
6 Jun 2018
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.
10 Aug 2017
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.
28 Jun 2017
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.