GSMA MWC Barcelona 2024 takes off

26 February 2024

GSMA MWC Barcelona 2024 has returned to the Fira de Barcelona, marking the beginning of the world’s largest and most influential connectivity event.

Hosted by the GSMA, MWC Barcelona convenes leaders from the global mobile ecosystem and adjacent industries for four days of networking, driving new business and delving into the latest trends shaping the future of connectivity.

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Ensuring a broad and cost-efficient market for critical broadband devices

23 November 2023

As critical communications organisations and users move to mobile broadband networks and services, increasing numbers of new devices and associated mission critical applications are expected to become available. These will significantly enhance the capabilities and productivity of first responders. However, the mission critical broadband ecosystem is much more complex than the existing narrowband market. A new white paper from TCCA highlights the key considerations that need to be taken into account to ensure a successful long-term cost-effective solution deployment with specific mission critical-supporting functionality.

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West Africa – the drive towards digitisation

05 November 2023

Ajibola Akindele, country president, Nigeria, Schneider Electric West Africa

Ajibola Akindele, country president, Nigeria, Schneider Electric West Africa

According to the International Energy Agency (IEA), more than 140 million people in Nigeria don’t have access to energy. In an effort to address this fundamental challenge, the World Economy Forum (WEF) recently hosted 40 stakeholders from Nigeria’s energy and finance sectors at a ‘deep five’ roundtable event, held in Abuja.

“When we talk about energy access, we refer to people’s ability to access modern energy services, including electricity, clean cooking facilities, and modern fuels. Energy inaccessibility has significant negative impacts on health, education, and economic development,” said the WEF.

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New whitepaper indicates dynamic spectrum management is the key to boosting global wireless connectivity

06 October 2023

Utilizing Dynamic Spectrum Management Systems (DSMS) will bolster the wireless connectivity available to critical industries while protecting incumbent users in shared spectrum bands, according to a new whitepaper developed in collaboration between the Dynamic Spectrum Alliance (DSA) and the Wireless Future Project.

As demand for wireless connectivity continues to surge, the use of databases and automated spectrum management systems to coordinate efficient spectrum sharing has emerged as a critical regulatory tool. A significant number of countries have now authorized DSMS to manage frequency access in shared bands and protect incumbent operations – including military and public safety systems – from harmful interference. The ‘Solving the Spectrum Crunch’ whitepaper, authored by Wireless Future Program Director Michael Calabrese as part of the Digital Access Programme (DAP) funded by the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office of the UK (FCDO), highlights the major benefits and capabilities afforded through DSMS technology to regulators, while considering future advancements in this field.

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