Superfluidity Project wants to build a cloud-based 5G network

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A consortium of vendors and institutions are collaborating on a project called 'Superfluidity' which hopes to build a 5G network based on cloud principles. The converged 5G virtual network and service platform will be distributed over the mobile edge and core of 5G networks extending up to data centers. 

The project describes itself as tackling...

By Ryan Daws, 10 November 2015, 0 comments. Categories: 5G, Cloud, Infrastructure, Innovation, Networks, Research.

Opinion: Traditional phone systems could hold your business back

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Many small businesses still rely on antiquated phone systems, designed for the old way of work that don’t meet the needs of today’s companies or consumers. These systems often lack the ability to support company growth ambitions – and in many cases – can be damaging and costly to a business.

Using a cloud-based business phone system, users can connect business...

By Monica Visconti-Patel, 04 November 2015, 2 comments. Categories: Cloud, Customer Service, Industry, Telematics.

How Uber uses Twilio to define the ‘digital layer’ and redefine telecoms

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If you’ve been on one of the main social networks in the past few days, there’s a fair chance you’ll have seen this quote knocking around, originally from a TechCrunch article. “[In 2015] Uber, the world’s largest taxi company owns no vehicles, Facebook the world’s most popular media owner creates no content, Alibaba, the most valuable retailer has no inventory and Airbnb the world’s largest accommodation provider owns no real estate,” it...

By James Bourne, 25 March 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Cloud, Connectivity, Disruption.

The IoT-based future of policing

We all know the Internet of Things is going to have a substantial impact on public services and how they are delivered - although not always for the better. The Internet of Things will allow for greater efficiency and reduced expense, but potentially at the cost of jobs, privacy, and security.

Earlier this week, President Obama proposed $263 million to improve law enforcement after all the protests coming out of places like Ferguson regarding police brutality....

By Ryan Daws, 12 December 2014, 0 comments. Categories: Cloud, IoT, Public Services, Regulation, Surveillance.

The tactile internet: IoT, 5G and cloud on steroids

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By Professor Mischa Dohler & Professor Gerhard Fettweis, Fellows of the IEEE

Each Internet generation was believed to be the last, with designs pushed to near perfection. The first and original Internet, a virtually infinite network of computers, was a paradigm changer and went on to define the economies of the late 20th century. However, after that Internet came the Mobile Internet, connecting billions of smart phones and laptops, and yet again redefining entire segments...

By Telefónica, 10 November 2014, 0 comments. Categories: 5G, Cloud, IoT, M2M, Networks.

How network virtualisation will advance the telecom sector

As new technologies continue to evolve, open network virtualisation strategies are reshaping the telecom carrier ecosystem. The ongoing shift to cloud services and mobile internet technologies is driving service providers and their suppliers to improve their efficiency and agility.

According to the latest market study by International Data Corporation (IDC), network virtualisation is set to revolutionise the telecom sector -- transforming the operational culture, as well as the fabric of legacy proprietary...

By David H. Deans, 30 July 2014, 0 comments. Categories: Cloud, Networks.

Opinion: Fortune favours the brave CIO

There’s no doubt that the current shift to digital is disrupting the telecoms industry. Yet, major shake-ups of this kind do create opportunities for businesses that are bold enough to make the changes needed to succeed.

The way I see it, there is a choice, but not much of one. Either operators face up to the digital revolution and restructure all aspects of their operation to shape that market, or they focus on cutting costs to harvest declining revenues. Yes, the former option is a risk, especially as...

By Richard Britton, 22 July 2014, 0 comments. Categories: Cloud, Industry.

Bristol set to be the next Smart City with new "open data"

The city of Bristol has many iconic landmarks and is one of the most developed areas in the west of England. Despite this, it has historically been overlooked when it comes to the latest technological innovations in the face of cities such as Cardiff, Birmingham, and of course, London

In recent years, the city made its mark not just nationally, but even internationally through winning the European Green Capital award. It's an interesting award to win because if you live in the city - or have passed through it...

By Ryan Daws, 03 July 2014, 0 comments. Categories: Big Data, Cloud, Industry, Infrastructure.