Hands up who’s making money in 5G? And who’s not?

A WEEK IN IoT – 5G is starting strong, says Huawei. The company’s deputy chairman, Ken Hu, told its annual Mobile Broadband Forum (#MBBF) in Zurich, Switzerland last week that 5th Generation mobile communications “arrived faster than expected,” and that there are now 40 carriers in more than 20 countries supporting 136 different 5G-enabled devices.

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€1bn in cyber security research funding evaluated, revealing academic trends and threats ahead

Cyber security technology commercialisation company, Crossword Cybersecurity plc, has released insights from its global review of academic cyber security research. The new database looked at nearly 1,200 current and past research projects from academic institutions in the United Kingdom, United States, Europe, Australia, and Africa. 

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Five reasons why Europe has already lost the 5G race

There are many who talk about 5G but few, says John Strand of Strand Consult, have described what it takes to create a healthy 5G market with network deployment, service development, business models and customer demand.

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5TONIC Lab recognised as Digital Innovation Hub

InterDigital, a mobile technology research and development company and member of 5TONIC, the first 5G research laboratory in Spain, announced that the laboratory has been recognised as a Digital Innovation Hub by the European Union (EU).

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Robots will make logistics 10 times faster once L4MS has done its job

The European Union (EU) is offering smaller manufacturers €8 million to close the funding gap and make their logistics 10 times faster. Better still, says Nick Booth, the money is ear-marked for spending on mobile robotics systems. This ‘open call’ is more like an open goal, surely.

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IoT’s environment monitoring accelerates globalisation of food production and processing, says Inmarsat

A new Internet of Things (IoT) research study from Inmarsat, a global mobile satellite communications provider, has found that agritech businesses are helping many food producers to meet increasingly stringent import requirements by monitoring production, food hygiene, and sustainability through the use of IoT.

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Architecting smart cities: What makes a ‘smart city’ smart?

What makes a ‘smart city’ smart? It’s not the devices, although the availability of computer-controlled sensors and actuators has enabled a huge range of smart city applications, writes Dr Chris Harding, director for interoperability at The Open Group.

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GDPR compliance: We need to comply but where to begin?

When it comes to the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), businesses know they need to comply, but aren’t sure where to begin (or don’t think it’s time to start yet).

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Telensa shifts production from Asia to the UK – Begins manufacturing smart city technology with Sony

Telensa, global provider of connected street lighting and Smart City applications, announced that it is moving its manufacturing back to the UK. After a strategic review of facilities across the world, the company selected the Sony UK Technology Centre in Pencoed, Wales.

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A pan-European response to cybercrime is critical

Cybercrime has become a well-financed global industry. Cybercriminals are very resourceful: they are increasingly operating as syndicates, conducting research and buying services from each other. In addition, says technology writer Bob Emmerson, threat surfaces are growing in line with the billions of connected users and devices.

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Is this the answer to the smart home configuration nightmare?

Many of us love the idea of smart home devices – simplifying tasks like turning on lights or locking doors – but even early adopters will admit, they can be a pain to configure. There are too many steps, too much guesswork and too many potential security holes.

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In-car Cleverness and Aeris expand global connectivity service for IoT automotive telematics

In-car Cleverness (IcC) is collaborating with Aeris to deliver “even more consistent” IoT automotive cellular data and charge-free roaming across Europe – and the rest of the world – to its customers. These include automotive dealers, car rental operators and auto leasing and insurance companies.

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Business challenges in EU Commission’s Roam-like-home and fair usage policies

Starhome Mach, a global provider of mobile inter-carrier roaming and M2M/IoT services, recently analysed the implications of the new European Union (EU) regulations eliminating operators’ ability to charge for roaming within EU borders.

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Privacy and data ownership as a European business advantage

Silicon Valley innovators often see Europe as a fragmented landscape of independent markets with myriad regulation at the European and national level. At the same time, on personal data protection and data ownership, this picture of fragmented Europe does not apply.

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Hitachi and ELES agree common smart grids and smart communities action for Slovenia

Hitachi, Ltd. and ELES, d.o.o. announced that they have agreed to undertake a joint project on smart grids and smart community business in Slovenia.

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Open collaboration will help bring about a single 5G standard, says Huawei’s Ding

At the FT-ETNO Summit held in Brussels, Huawei executive director and Products & Solutions president Ryan Ding said, “5G will be one of the cornerstones of industry digitalisation. A single global standard is vital.”

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