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PCs, AI and... social isolation? Survey hints at next 50 years of tech
Although only 18% of respondents report a heavy use of tech to manage their homes today, 69% believe they will be heavy tech users in 50 years.
AI, 5G, and big data: CIOs talk macro trends at Summit
Events like this provide a unique opportunity to meet up with leading organisations and players in most of the vertical sectors.
Test equipment vendors to tap opportunities from APAC data centers
Although the US has the most established market, Frost & Sullivan says 'market-savvy' vendors will be targeting APAC and its rapid growth.
Opinion: What to expect when you’re expecting 5G NR deployment
Schneider Electric's Steven Carlini discusses the new wave of optimism surrounding 5G and what this means for the future of micro data centers.
VMware to acquire Dell EMC service assurance tech and team
VMware will provide service assurance for communications service providers as they roll out competitive new services on current and 5G networks.
Spark details 5G rollout plans
By 2020, Spark expects its wireless-network specific capex to be between 25%-35% of Spark’s overall capital expenditure envelope.
Verizon and Ericsson prepare for 5G launch
Ericsson announced that the company has increased its U.S. footprint by expanding its partnership with Verizon.
5G could lead to shadow IoT if security is ignored
While 5G promises to shake up the world of mobile apps, communications, and IoT, 5G’s potential for scalability may end up taking a darker turn.
RAN market to get boost from demand for base stations - Dell’Oro
Macro and small cell base station shipments are expected to eclipse 20 million over the next five years.
The 5G race: Ericsson and Singtel launching Singapore's first pilot network
The two companies have announced an initiative that will accelerate the launch of Singapore's first 5G pilot network.
Opinion: Super-fast IoT enabled 5G is right around the corner - or is it?
Steven Carlini says telcos are falling over themselves to be the first to offer 5G services, but it looks like Asian telcos have the inside line.
The Commerce Commission looks to retain its ability to regulate mobile roaming
The regulation would enable a new operator to quickly expand its coverage beyond its own initial physical network.
Can Huawei be trusted? One prominent Aussie says yes
Former Australian Rear Admiral John Lord says we need to trust in Chinese tech. Specifically, that Huawei plays a major role in our digital future.
Huawei to Australian MPs: You've heard the rumours, now get the facts
Despite China’s nefarious role in Australian activities, nobody should be pointing the finger at Huawei, the company claimed this week.
How GlobalData thinks operators will justify 5G investments
"How this technology will be used and potentially adopted at scale will drive the required infrastructure investment."
DOCOMO and NEC achieve 5G communication with multiple mobile terminals
The test, conducted in Japan from May 9 to 11, used digital signal processing between base stations.
Cisco and Spark collaborate to develop a 5G innovation hub
Spark announced that Cisco is the first of several collaborators it will be working with to prepare and test the parameters for a 5G network.
Govt must be wary of increasing digital divide with 5G deployment - Chorus
The company has responded to a request from MBIE for feedback on the challenges and opportunities of a 5G rollout.
Media & entertainment industry data centres being pushed to the edge
Schnedier Electric's Russel Senesac says there are a number of factors behind the growing need for the industry to be powered by edge computing.
Robots, drones and connected cars: Spark shows off their 5G future
Recently I had the opportunity to visit Spark at their Auckland headquarters to explore their vision of the 5G future.
Europe’s 5G industry being left in the dust by US and Asia
The 5G industry has made impressive progress in the last six months with astonishing forecasts for the future - well, at least in Asia and America.
Full 5G rollout won’t happen in 2018 - GlobalData
Forget the hype, the road to full 5G coverage is going to be a little longer than vendors and service providers have promised.
Vodafone heralds 5G as the start of the next industrial revolution
Recently I had the opportunity to visit Vodafone at their headquarters to see 5G in action and talk to CEO Russell Stanners about its applications.
Ericsson Energy Alliance aims to make network evolution cost-effective
Ericsson has joined forces with Vertiv and NorthStar to form this alliance.