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The Vast, Untapped Potential of 5G

5G is being billed as a technology powerhouse due to its superiority over its predecessors. It provides an abundance of network capacity, higher bandwidth, and lower latency in comparison to LTE and other previous generation technologies. As suppliers and mobile service providers increase adoption of 5G, however, they tend to view success in relativity to the ...

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APAC Ride-Hailing Apps Get Supercharged

It's no surprise that with the surging popularity of ride-hailing in recent years, the market continues to flourish. Meanwhile, increased urbanization and lack of affordability has led to the steady decline of the traditional passenger car market. However, despite nearly 22 billion trips completed in 2018 and 28 billion expected by the end of this year ...

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Foldable or Flexible: How Would You Like Your Smartphone?

In the wake of Apple's unveiling of a new iPhone at their most recent hardware event in September, ABI Research forecasts that smartphone shipments with some type of foldable, flexible, or rollable display will start picking up steam as early as 2020, with growth to reach 228 million in 2028. Not only will smartphones see ...

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Can Consumer Revenues Sustain 5G Rollouts? Not Likely

The future of 5G lies in the enterprise. Use cases across different vertical markets, such as industrial automation, cloud gaming, private Long-Term Evolution (LTE), and smart transport systems, will become pervasive, unlocking new opportunities for Mobile Service Providers (MSPs) along the way.

However, this bright and lucrative future may be hampered by 5G’s past. That’s ...

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The Robot And The Smart Home

The home robotics future many of us have imagined is here, although adoption into the technology has been limited to date. Pricing, availability, and consumer awareness are some of the factors involved, but another overlooked facet is the current disconnect between home robots and smart home technology. While robots in the home have always to ...

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Smart Cities Facing Increased Cybersecurity Risks

With worldwide urban populations on the rise year after year, smart cities project developers are searching for ways to create increasingly intelligent, efficient, and sustainable solutions. The Internet of Things (IoT) has been the technological starting block, but as IoT usage and implementation expands its reach across several verticals, increased digitization needed to power smart ...

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Pay TV Subscribers Not Yet Ready to Cut the Cord

The collective whisper amongst would-be cord cutters is pervasive — many consumers suggest that paying a monthly premium for channels and content they aren't regularly consuming has heightened the urge to switch to streaming platform services like Apple TV, Netflix, or Hulu. Although your regional cable provider faces a continuously difficult challenge in keeping customers and generating revenue, the pay ...

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The Numbers & History Behind Apple’s Acquisition Of Intel’s Modem Business

Two weeks ago, Apple announced its decision to invest $1 billion to purchase most of Intel’s modem development unit.

The truth, however, is that this move was years in the making, and will have implications on the connectivity, smartphone, and overall 5G landscape for years to come.

What’s Apple’s Real Motivation?

On the surface, it ...

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Drones Taking Flight in Commercial and Industrial Markets

The excitement around small Unmanned Aerial Systems, referred to more commonly as drones, has been in place for well over a decade. Despite a consistent hype cycle around applications in both the commercial and consumer markets, commercial usage has historically trailed behind that of recreational flyers — in 2018, for example, drone consumer market shipments comprised ...

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EU Cybersecurity Act Comes into Force: What Does That Mean for the Private Sector?

In June 2019, the new EU Cybersecurity Act quietly came into force. It is effectively a Regulation (2019/881) which means it is applicable verbatim across the Union. The Act confers a permanent mandate to the EU cybersecurity agency ENISA, which sees its remit and budget significantly expanded. ENISA will not only support policy and ...

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