5G & IoT EU
Vodafone has plans to install 4G and 5G equipment underneath thousands of manhole covers across the UK to boost connection speeds in busy urban areas.
Nokia, ABB and Kalmar, part of Cargotec, announced they successfully conducted industrial trials that leverage the low latency capabilities of 5G to support time-critical applications and enhance protection and efficiency in smart electricity grid and harbor automation. The trials, conducted as part of the Wireless for Verticals (WIVE) research project, represent one of the first real-world applications of time-critical 5G applications on electricity grid and harbor automation.
Berg Insight estimates that global cellular IoT module shipments increased by 76% in 2017 to a new record level of 237 million, fuelled by exceptional volume growth in China. Until 2023, shipments of cellular IoT devices are forecasted to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 23.2% to reach 1.1 billion units.
Kerlink, a specialist and global leader in solutions dedicated to the Internet of Things (IoT), announced that the company has been chosen as hardware and software provider for IoT Scotland, a new nationwide, low-power, wide-area (LPWA) network in the country for IoT devices that will allow businesses and public-sector organizations to monitor the productivity and efficiency of assets and equipment without the need for Wi-Fi or cellular connectivity.
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