Vodafone to double 5G IoT network sites

07 March 2019

EUROPE - Vodafone will double the number of European cell sites in its 5G Narrowband IoT network footprint by the end of 2019.

It’s claimed this will create the world’s biggest, international NB-IoT network when it becomes available in 10 European countries, including planned launches in the UK, Romania and Hungary. 

The operator has already launched NB-IoT networks in the Czech Republic, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Australia, Netherlands, South Africa, Spain and Turkey.

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A movie’s worth of data sent in seconds to autonomous vehicle

08 January 2019

High-speed comms will enable autonomous vehicles to quickly share masses of data with each other as well as traffic management systems.

High-speed comms will enable autonomous vehicles to quickly share masses of data with each other as well as traffic management systems.

GREAT BRITAIN - Researchers at the UK’s Warwick University claim to have set a new 5G communications speed record using a Level 4 autonomous vehicle.

Working in the 28GHz millimetre wave (mmW)band, they are said to have hit 2.867Gbps in over-the-air transmissions.

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Europe’s largest rail freight company connects with IoT

07 January 2019

DB Cargo will use Eurotech’s BoltGATE 20-25 IoT Edge gateway to gain real-time insights on its locomotives.

DB Cargo will use Eurotech’s BoltGATE 20-25 IoT Edge gateway to gain real-time insights on its locomotives.



EUROPE - European railway freight carrier, DB Cargo, will use embedded IoT enablement technology from Eurotech to gain insight on the real-time status of its locomotive fleet.

A subsidiary of Deutsche Bahn, DB Cargo is said to be Europe’s market-leader in rail freight transport.

The Germany headquartered company has around 4,200 rail sidings, 93,000 freight wagons, and 3,000 locomotives.

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Marlink VSAT remote monitors renewable power plant in Chad

03 May 2018

The facility in Amdjarass also benefits from a redundant VSAT link for high-speed M2M data transmission.

The facility in Amdjarass also benefits from a redundant VSAT link for high-speed M2M data transmission.

Renewable energy solutions provider Vergnet Group has selected Marlink to provide a satellite-based connectivity solution for its hybrid wind farm/power station construction project in Chad.

France-based Vergnet Group specialises in high performance, clean energy projects, and has a focus on delivering renewable energy to developing countries.

The company has developed what’s claimed to be a “state-of-the-art” facility in Amdjarass, the capital city of the Ennedi-Est region in northern Chad.

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