Satcoms

Satellite technology for inclusive connection

02 May 2019

Forget the notion that satellite is old and irrelevant, it’s changing perceptions and breaking new ground, writes Dr. NICOLA DAVIES

The term “satellite” may conjure a traditional image of a large satellite dish mounted on the ground and pointed toward the sky, requiring a clear, uninterrupted view to enable a connection with a device floating high up in space. In many remote areas, this is still one of the most effective ways to connect farflung communities to the rest of the world

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IoT

Internet of Things shaping the future of the workplace

30 April 2019

Ericsson factories across the world are developing and implementing the first 5G and Industrial IoT (IIoT) systems in a real manufacturing environment

Ericsson factories across the world are developing and implementing the first 5G and Industrial IoT (IIoT) systems in a real manufacturing environment

Everyone is talking about the Internet of Things, but not everybody knows how it is about to change the way we all live and work, as Nora Wahby explains

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Industry View: 5G

The future of mobile networks

07 March 2019

With only three per cent of Africa’s population predicted to be using 5G by 2025, should operators focus on connecting the unconnected or on deploying the latest mobile technology?

With only three per cent of Africa’s population predicted to be using 5G by 2025, should operators focus on connecting the unconnected or on deploying the latest mobile technology?

 

Virtualisation will help drive Africa’s journey towards the 5G era, as LUX MAHARAJ explains.

5G technology has already started to make its presence felt in Africa. MTN and Vodacom are in the process of conducting 5G trials, and recently South African operator Rain announced that it would be launching services soon. It is heartening to see Africa taking significant steps towards the deployment of 5G in the region. 

At the same time, the service providers face tough choices, since nearly 600 million African citizens continue to be without basic connectivity. Even today, the continent is one of the most under-penetrated regions in the world with even primary 2G networks yet to reach more than 110 million people, according to a GSMA report. 

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SIMs

The cards that mean business

07 March 2019

It may be getting smaller, but the humble SIM card is the major link between the subscriber and the mobile operator.

RAHIEL NASIR discovers that a future dominated by connected devices and 5G means there’s a whole lot of life still left in this fantastic plastic.

IDEMIA says its FuZion single card system means that the compromise between having a second SIM or more room for storage is a thing of the past. 

IDEMIA says its FuZion single card system means that the compromise between having a second SIM or more room for storage is a thing of the past.

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