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China puts 5G in the fast lane but could strain operator resources until 2020, says Strategy Analytics

China is accelerating 5G development and hopes 5G will become an engine for the country’s new industrialisation and digital transformation, replicating its industrial policy that produced success in 4G. (more…)

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Tantalum Corporation, signs up Bristol Waste Company and the University of Oxford to take part in Air.Car trial

Bristol Waste Company, which operates Bristol City Council’s waste collection service, and the University of Oxford have signed up to take part in Tantalum’s trial with Imperial College London to road test its unique Air.Car technology. (more…)

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Powercast to unveil FCC-approved consumer transmitter for power-over-distance wireless charging at CES 2018

Powercast Corporation, the provider of radio-frequency (RF)-based long-range power-over-distance wireless charging technology, announced that it will unveil at CES its FCC-approved (Part 15, FCC ID: YESTX91503) and ISED-approved (Canada IC: 8985A-TX91503) three-watt PowerSpot transmitter which works in the far field (more…)

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Thai start-up ‘DRVR’ partners with Tata Communications to revolutionise Asia’s smart fleet network

International fleet management application provider, DRVR has selected Tata Communications as its global IoT connectivity partner to help achieve its objective of making Asia’s vehicle fleets the smartest and most cost-efficient in the world. (more…)

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Intelligent transportation systems enable growth and innovation in mobility infrastructures

With increasing pressure on cities’ mobility infrastructures due to rising urbanisation, city governments all over the world are constructing new roads, bridges and tunnels, and using intelligent transportation systems (ITS), to mitigate transportation-related challenges and requirements. (more…)

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Predicting the maintenance

It happens at the worst of times – late for a meeting, on the way to the rugby and even when you’re desperate for the bathroom. When your car breaks down, you can moan in retrospect, acknowledging the signs that it needed urgent maintenance. Thanks to technology, more specifically the evolution and application of cognitive learning, these frustrating occurrences will become a thing of the past. (more…)

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The installed base of fleet management systems in Russia/CIS and Eastern Europe will reach 9.1m by 2021

According to a new research report from the M2M/IoT analyst firm Berg Insight, the number of active fleet management systems deployed in commercial vehicle fleets in Russia/CIS and Eastern Europe was 4.8 million in Q4-2016. (more…)

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element14 Community announces ‘IoT on Wheels’ design challenge winners

element14.com, which claims to be “the world’s largest electronic design community”, has announced the winners of its ‘IoT on Wheels’ design challenge, sponsored by STMicroelectronics. (more…)

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A Week in IoT: Never mind Predictions, there’s enough to focus on in the Here and Now

At this time of year every editor is drowning in predictions for the year ahead. To be honest, I prefer more solid information, says Jeremy Cowan. There is so much enterprise restructuring going on that we’re frantically busy with hard facts in the inter-related worlds of security, billing, car charging, and data management. (more…)

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MTN, Huawei launch connected driver IoT solution

MTN Business and Huawei have launched a usage-based product for insuring drivers. Initially using MTN’s 2G and 3G network, the intention is to use the mobile operator’s Internet-of-things (IoT) network when it offers national coverage. (more…)

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