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Ericsson apologises for telco service failures, identifies expired software certificate as main issue

Ericsson has issued a statement apologising to its customers and customers’ customers for causing a lengthy loss of all mobile data and some voice services yesterday. As we reported, a failure in Ericsson software deployed by O2 UK and SoftBank in Japan led to a day-long service outage on Thursday, December 6th.
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The true impact of electric vehicles on our energy infrastructure

Registrations of new plug-in vehicles have risen from just 3,500 in 2013 to more than 160,000 in 2018 and whilst there is still a way to go to meet government targets, adoption of alternatively fuelled vehicles shows no sign of slowing down. The benefit of growing the UK’s battery electric vehicle (BEV) fleet is clear, but what is less certain is how the world’s energy infrastructure will evolve to support the meteoric uptake of EVs. Chris Evans, deputy managing director of engineering consultancy Rolton Group, (more…)

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Huawei CFO arrested in Canada ‘at US request’, while Ericsson is blamed for O2 UK and Japan network fails

WEEK IN TELCO IT – Mainstream media outlets have been dominated in the last 24 hours by two telecoms-related news stories. As Jeremy Cowan reports, the China-based network systems giant, Huawei is demanding the release from detention in Canada of its CFO. Meanwhile, network operator O2, (more…)

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Driving Efficiency: 5 ways to revolutionise the roads

Transforming our roads, safety and our ways of working, cities across the UK are turning ‘smart’ by using data and technology to improve our quality of life, says Andy Allan, owner at CAT Autokeys. (more…)

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NGMN Alliance research finds Cellular V2X is the best technology for connected transport

Dr Peter Meissner, CEO, NGMN, writes that although we are on the cusp of one of the most exciting and engaging eras of connectivity with 5G and the capabilities it will bring, we must choose the best underlying technology to exploit them. (more…)

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Using data to improve innovation and infrastructure

The Open Data Institute called for the UK Government to make it compulsory for mapping apps to share data to enable startups to develop autonomous cars, drones and transport apps. Finlay Clark, head of Waze UK, looks at the initiatives already in place and opportunities for improvement through sharing data around the globe. (more…)

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Cool IoT Use Cases: Iceland’s international airport expands its flow management solution

Market Overview

Airline passenger numbers continue to rise along with expectations, which start on arrival and continue through airport compounds. End-to-end flow management solutions are being deployed to address this multi-faceted challenge. (more…)

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The underpenetrated African fleet management market has considerable future growth potential

In Africa, South Africa stands out as a highly mature telematics market and the country is clearly established as the front-running market on the continent, being the home of multiple international fleet management solution vendors. Johan Fagerberg of Berg Insight reports. (more…)

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Screen-based interfaces might not be the way forward for connected cars

The connected car has given rise to greater digitisation of in-car user interfaces, moving away from tactile buttons to on-screen technology and touchscreens. Are the interfaces offering drivers a better experience, or making life more complex asks Chris Bush, head of experience design agency Sigma? (more…)

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AT&T built the internet superhighway and now plans to sort out data traffic

Who really knows where the connected car is headed? One of the best views on the journey belongs to Joe Mosele, the VP for IoT Solutions at the world’s second biggest communications service provider. (more…)

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