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5G Positioning: Enterprise Problem Solver Or Just Another RTLS Technology?

DATE: June 10, 2021
TIME: 10:00 a.m. UK/5:00 p.m. SGT

5G positioning is emerging as a disruptive technology that could potentially solve a number of industry pain points and target many use-cases that require accurate, reliable, precise positioning performance across both indoor and outdoor environments. However, several technology challenges and strategic hurdles need to be addressed before the technology can compete with existing solutions and make its way to large-scale deployments.

The aim of this webinar is to generate an industry-wide discussion around:

  • Potential business opportunities of 5G in the Real-Time Location Services (RTLS) market
  • What key verticals and use-cases represent the low-hanging fruit and what are the most challenging ones?
  • How the industry should align to address major challenges facing 5G positioning

The discussion will be guided by an industry survey aiming at understanding the technology and business requirements of RTLS across key verticals, how 5G positioning could meet these requirements, and what benefits the technology will offer to the operators of these verticals.
 

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Autodesk Targeting PLM Users in SMB with Upchain Acquisition

Upchain’s premise is to provide customers with the data required wherever they are via Upchain’s unified cloud platform in order to, for example, simplify how engineers and manufacturing staff collaborate to launch products.

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AWS and DISH Partnership is a Major Milestone

The partnership for 5G network deployment is a monumental shift in the industry and has the potential to radically change network deployment plans, especially in markets where hyperscalers have dominant footprints.

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Smart Home Ecosystem Interoperability This Year as Project CHIP Becomes Matter

Along with vendors’ expectations for 2021 product delivery, a number of features of the new specification signal new capabilities within the market.

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The Four Types of Digital Twins

There are multiple types of digital twins, ranging from those that encompass basic metadata about a respective entity/asset with a means to monitor it in real-time, to advanced high fidelity analytic models that enable prediction and simulation for comparison of expected versus real behavior. 

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AI for Conservation: Training Artificial Intelligence to Identify Trees from Satellite Imagery

The scientists used high-resolution commercial satellite imagery from DigitalGlobe to identify and measure individual trees, with images from the commercial GeoEye-1, QuickBird-2, WorldView-2, and WorldView-3 satellites.

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Rian Whitton
Rian Whitton
Principal Analyst

Cobots Continue to Gain Interest for Flexible Automation, Tipping the Market Over US$600 million in 2021

Despite the challenges facing the wider manufacturing industry during the coronavirus pandemic, collaborative robots continue to attract attention and investment, due to their ease of use, redeployability, and convenience to end-users who struggle to afford more traditional forms of automation. According to ABI Research, the cobot market is set to grow substantially over the coming decade. The market had a global valuation of US$475 million in 2020, which will expand to US$600 million in 2021 and US$8 billion in 2030, with a projected CAGR of 32.5%.

The most direct benefit of cobots is not in their ability to collaborate with humans,” said Rian Whitton, Principal Analyst. “Rather, it is in their relative ease of use, improved interface, and the ability of end-users to redeploy them for different tasks.” This has made cobots popular with small and medium-sized enterprises (SME’s) which value flexibility and incremental automation where the maintenance cost is not prohibitive.

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Michela Menting
Michela Menting
Research Director

Despite Covid-19 Impact on Select Markets, Secure Embedded Hardware Experiencing Strong Growth Overall

The fallout of Covid-19 has had mitigated effects on the embedded security market. While shipments into industrial and mobile sectors have taken a hit, the market has been buoyed by increased sales in PCs and contactless and healthcare devices. ABI Research forecasts over 5.6 billion secure hardware shipments by 2025.

Manufacturing delays, lower consumer demand, and slashed R&D budgets for cars and phones have impacted the demand for embedded hardware in the short term. However, the effects won’t be felt significantly over the longer forecast period as demand for secure hardware is increasingly prevalent across various industries. Industrial demand, including utilities, manufacturing, smart cities, and smart buildings will continue to look toward cost-effective secure hardware form factors to ensure trust in IoT applications, as well as compliance with physical safety, national security, and privacy regulations and standards,” explains Michela Menting, Digital Security Research Director.

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Citations

5G Security: Simplicity and Risk Management Are the Key Constructs for Growth

Toolbox.com (written by ABI Research Senior Analyst Don Alusha)

Don Alusha, senior analyst telco digitization practice, ABI Research, discusses why 5G Security will be a dynamic market with new security requirements in cellular infrastructure and new demands in enterprise applications. 

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Why did the CEO of the world’s most valuable startup resign at age 38?

Fortune

Zhang Yiming, the 38-year-old founder and CEO of TikTok’s parent company, Bytedance, announced plans on Wednesday to step down from his role as head of the roughly $400 billion tech conglomerate.

According to The InformationZhang was “blindsided” by Beijing’s intervention, because the company “hadn’t been proactive” in cultivating a relationship with Chinese regulators and consulting them about TikTok’s future. Difficulties managing the demands of both Chinese and U.S. regulators have reportedly forced Bytedance to delay an anticipated IPO, too.

“In order to stay successful and relevant, the CEOs of tech vendors need to dedicate a lot of energy to maintain[ing] good relationship with the government,” says Lian Jye Su, principal analyst at ABI Research in Singapore. “Not all CEOs want to dedicate their time and energy on this task or have the right skillset to do so.”

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Upcoming Conferences & Speaking Engagements

IoT Security Workshop
May 27, 2021 - May 27, 2021
Beijing, China & Virtual
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Speakers:

Michela Menting

Edge Computing Expo
June 16, 2021 - June 17, 2021
Online
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Industrial IoT Conference
June 22, 2021 - June 25, 2021
Miami FL
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IoT Evolution Expo
June 22, 2021 - June 25, 2021
Miami FL
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Speakers:

Ryan Martin

Commercial UAV Expo
Sept. 7, 2021 - Sept. 9, 2021
Las Vegas
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