The metaverse: A direction of travel rather than a destination?

The metaverse can perhaps best be described as a direction of travel, says Tran Hoang Giang, founding member of FPT Software akaChain, and founder and CEO of Aura Network. It’s a journey several major players in the software field have embarked upon and are in the process of investing very substantial sums of money in

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What’s coming to Industry 4.0?

Janus, the Roman god of new beginnings, is represented by a double-faced head, one facing the past and the other facing the future. Taking inspiration from this, manufacturers looking to accelerate their digital transformation should consider the impact of the past. So, what technology should manufacturers be looking to adopt? Here, Johan Jonzon, co-founder and

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NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang to unveil new AI technologies, products in GTC Keynote

NVIDIA announced that it will host a global, virtual GTC from Nov. 8-11, featuring a news-filled keynote by NVIDIA founder and CEO Jensen Huang and talks from some of the world’s preeminent AI research and industry leaders.

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New branches for the 2Africa subsea cable system

The 2Africa consortium, comprised of China Mobile International, Facebook, MTN GlobalConnect, Orange, stc, Telecom Egypt, Vodafone and WIOCC, announced the addition of four new branches to the 2Africa cable.

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Data from IoT devices will breed next Uber or Netflix, says Eseye

What organisations can do with data is set to dramatically shift in 2021 and beyond, according to Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity provider Eseye, as more IoT devices are deployed and the data they generate dwarfs that collected through traditional online channels.

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Loon is popped by sharp truths: Balloons won’t be ‘Connecting people everywhere’

(A Week in IoT) – When the news came on Friday that Loon’s journey is coming to an end it was a disappointment if, like me, you’re an admirer of flights of scientific and engineering ambition that combine business opportunity and social benefit. To be fair though, the news did not come as a shock, says

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Sim Local launches ‘UNITE’ eSIM platform for mobile operators

This month, Sim Local has officially launched its ‘UNITE’ eSIM platform. It aims to provide all the core capability a mobile operator needs to offer eSIM services to their customers.

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Attacks on smart supply chains and medical tech lead cyber security threats

TÜV Rheinland has released its seventh annual report on Cybersecurity Trends for 2020. In it, the Cologne, Germany-based provider of international testing, inspection and certification services, identifies attacks on smart supply chains, threats to medical equipment and weaknesses in real-time operating systems.

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Cisco’s ambitious plan for new silicon architecture unveiled as it aims to build ‘Internet for the Future’

Cisco has unveiled further details behind its technology strategy for building a new internet — one designed to push digital innovation beyond the performance, economic and power consumption limitations of current infrastructure.

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Jerusalem building one of the largest smart city networks using ‘Gigabit Wireless Access’ equipment

Siklu, a global provider of Fixed 5G millimetre wave (mmWave) technology for Gigabit Wireless Access, Smart City and security networks announced at the Smart City Expo in Barcelona

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IoT and analytics – An unlikely love story

By now, everyone’s heard of the IoT, or the Internet of Things, whether through fear-mongering articles on the internet about how toasters are going to spy on you or through advertisements on TV for ‘smarter homes’ which will, seemingly, be completely integrated with you and your lifestyle (and your cat’s, if some adverts are to

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Dynamic Spectrum Alliance unites industry leaders to explore spectrum sharing technologies

Demonstrations over the first two days of the Dynamic Spectrum Alliance’s (DSA’s) Global Summit have highlighted how alternative technologies are key to connecting the four billion people who still do not have access to the internet. The Global Summit will explore an extensive agenda covering the issues facing spectrum sharing now.

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Five ways CSPs can measure digital transformation success in plain sight

Digital Transformation has been a pervasive theme in the communications industry for the past several years but it has not yet translated into category leadership in key areas, says Ed Finegold, strategy director, Netcracker Technology.

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Wearable Artificial Intelligence market to exceed 30% growth by 2025, hitting US$180bn

According to a new research report by the market research and strategy consulting firm, Global Market Insights, Inc, the Wearable Artificial Intelligence (AI) Market will reach US$180 billion (€160 billion) by 2025.

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Smart cities without infrastructure are envisaged in IDTechEx report

A large proportion of the cost, disruption, pollution and exposure to natural disasters in a city would be eliminated if there were no infrastructure. Imagine no sewage or gas pipes, electricity poles or even sidewalks from which people leap into the face of approaching traffic.

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Huawei CFO arrested in Canada ‘at US request’, while Ericsson is blamed for O2 UK and Japan network fails

WEEK IN TELCO IT – Mainstream media outlets have been dominated in the last 24 hours by two telecoms-related news stories. As Jeremy Cowan reports, the China-based network systems giant, Huawei is demanding the release from detention in Canada of its CFO. Meanwhile, network operator O2,

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