India Connects the World with Fibre Innovation. By Gavin Milton-White

 

 

 08 June 2018 India Connects the World with Fibre Innovation. By Gavin Milton-White
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Everyone has their own interpretation of a ‘modern distraction.’ If you search the internet, you’ll find images featuring the logos of YouTube, Facebook and Twitter with the title, ‘weapons of mass distraction’.

We are fighting modern distraction every day. For instance, we become glued to videos and games during uneventful social gatherings, shop online even when we’re surrounded by dozens of retailers in a shopping centre (Read: The Shopping Habits of Millennial Women), and obsessively text on WhatsApp or WeChat, ignoring our physical surroundings.  

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Are Smart Homes Getting Smarter? By Juan Vela

 

26 January 2018 Are Smart Homes Getting Smarter? By Juan Vela 
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CES 2018 is now behind us and after last year’s breakout performance from Amazon and Alexa, it’s no surprise that this year’s event featured many ‘smart’ devices. In fact, CNET’s summary captures this point very well. “CES 2018 seemed to mark the beginning of the end of "dumb" household products, with everything from light switches to faucets to mirrors and (yes, really) toilets getting some sort of AI upgrade.” 

But that got me thinking. just how many devices does it take to make a home truly smart? One, two, five, more? To answer the question, I examined two households I know very well.  

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A Time for Pragmatism: Wireless Industry Trends in 2018. By Ben Cardwell

 

12 January 2018 A Time for Pragmatism: Wireless Industry Trends in 2018. By Ben Cardwell
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Readers familiar with the “hype cycle” will know that new technologies go through a process when they first emerge. Initial excitement leads to over-inflated expectations, which ultimately crashes before the hard work of getting to widespread adoption occurs (if it does).

When I look at 5G, we certainly have seen the early irrational exuberance of all the wonderful things 5G will do. We also have passed through the depression that occurs when we realize, “Hey, this is going to be tough to pull off.” But we are now on the upswing, and I expect 2018 will be a productive time when we really start sorting out what’s possible from the hype. Reality hit when 3GPP finalized the non-standalone 5G New Radio standard, enabling further developments.

 

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