The last few months have seen several telecommunications companies ramping up their 5G efforts, with Vodafone switching on its 5G network in some parts of the UK earlier this month.
The impact of 5G in retail is often discussed in glowing terms, as experts predict the technology to drive a revolution in on-the-go shopping driven by increased speeds and lower latency.
Vodafone has launched its 5G network in the UK, turning on the next generation of cellular technology in seven cities across the country in addition to announcing unlimited data plans.
As efforts to launch 5G services ramp up in the UK, Vodafone has announced that it is extending its high-speed 5G network to the Isles of Scilly from next month.
It’s always fascinating to get a sense of the global conversation around connectivity – so it’s been a great few days at International Telecoms Week (ITW) in Atlanta, mingling with delegates from around the world.
According to Smart Home Week, 57% of Brits now own at least one smart product, and with consumers expected to spend £10.8bn on smart home devices by the end of 2019, this is only set to grow as consumers look to technology to improve security and convenience within their homes.
By 2023, the average UK home is expected to contain 50 connected devices, with the market for smart home appliances expected to surge by 49.4% over the next five years.
The first day of 2019’s Connected Britain event has drawn to a close, and even after just a few panels and speaker sessions, some clear themes have emerged.
Ericsson is rapidly emerging as the 5G infrastructure provider of choice in countries eschewing Huawei, with Alaska becoming the latest region to select the Scandinavian communications giant for its 5G rollout.
The power consumption of technology is set to climb dramatically over the next few years unless nothing is done, according to Partha Narasimhan, CTO of Hewlett Packard Enterprise subsidiary Aruba.
2019 has been hailed by many in the tech industry as the year of 5G, with many telecoms companies rushing to roll out 5G infrastructure in some form.
A leaked report by telecoms lobby group GSMA, seen by Reuters, estimates the cost of banning equipment from Chinese vendors like Huawei and ZTE from Europe’s 5G networks would cost as much as €55bn ($62bn).
Global communication service providers (CSPs), who are expected to provide customers with continuous, uninterrupted service, are struggling to deal with an increasing number of distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks.
Industrial companies see 5G as one of the most important technologies for digital transformation over the next five years, ranking it above artificial intelligence (AI).
Declining prices, access to 5G and increased awareness of the benefits of home automation will see the smart home market triple in value over the next five years.
Despite international efforts to innovate in the internet of things (IoT) space, when it comes to the industrial IoT, China is set to take a dramatic lead, according to a report published by GlobalData.
The upcoming rollout of 5G technology and the support it will provide for the internet of things (IoT) means we are set to see a proliferation in web-connected devices, all of which will need power.
The US is strangling China, but not with its own hands.
5G is being heralded as a major breakthrough in terms of speed and connectivity for users, but the possibilities could be a lot more innovative.
More than 114 million smart speakers sit in homes around the world, listening out for the wake word to start processing your voice command.
Percepto has successfully demonstrated the potential of next-generation mobile networks for the drone industry after trialling its autonomous drones on a 5G trial network.
Arts and culture is not an area traditionally associated with technology, but in reality the creative sector can benefit considerably from tech innovation, not least from the rise of 5G.
At every stage of technological advancement, critics and commentators have endeavoured to predict its likely impact on society.
News broke earlier today that the UK government will allow Chinese tech giant Huawei to develop non-core parts of the country’s 5G infrastructure, marking the latest chapter in an international saga surrounding the company.
In a surprise turn of events, Apple and Qualcomm have announced that they will “dismiss all litigation between the two companies worldwide” bringing the high-profile legal dispute between the two tech giants to an end.
Ericsson has announced that it has switched on what it claims is the first large-scale commercial 5G network in Europe.
An unlikely partnership between Apple and Huawei may be on the cards in the ongoing race to bring 5G phones to market, according to a source close linked to Huawei.
Today is IoT Day, where the tech industry takes stock of the state of the Internet of Things (IoT).
In a year of 5G firsts, Birmingham New Street has become the first train station in the UK to trial 5G.