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Teradata launching new IoT analytics group

Monday, April 18, 2016

by David Curry

Analytics and marketing firm Teradata has revealed plans to build a global Internet of Things (IoT) analytics unit, based in India, the United States, and the United Kingdom.

The unit will be responsible for researching and producing innovative ways to analyse an IoT system, building on the company’s current service lineup of analytic functions to make systems more efficient, less likely to fail, and cheaper for the end customer.

San Diego Organizes Smart City Hackathon to Achieve Climate Plan

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

by Bruce Bigelow

An unusual coalition is coming together in San Diego to create innovative ways to support a climate action plan the city adopted to satisfy state mandates for reducing greenhouse gases.

The San Diego City Council voted unanimously to approve the plan in December. To meet California’s tough requirements, the plan sets five broad goals that are intended to cut carbon gas emissions in San Diego by 50 percent (from 1990 levels) over the next 20 years and beyond.

Looking at 5G from a microwave perspective

Friday, March 4, 2016

by Joe Bush

With 5G looming large on the horizon, it’s an exciting time to be an RF engineer. As we embark on the road to 5G (the next generation wireless communications system), there are countless challenges and opportunities emerging for the engineering community. Thomas Cameron, CTO, Communications Infrastructure, Analog Devices explains more.

6 areas for future small cell development

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Things are finally looking rosier for small cells, as the technology has started to gain its long-awaited deployment momentum. Small Cell Forum said in a recent report that 2015 was a “turning point year” for the technology, with larger deployments coming online and the industry getting a better handle on deployment issues that have dogged small cell scalability.

Nokia kicks off pre-MWC race with tech show-and-tell

Friday, February 12, 2016

And then there were four: the Big Five mobile network vendors are reduced to a quartet, though Cisco will be hoping that its new alliance with Ericsson will admit it to the inner circle, while Samsung and NEC remain hopeful of harnessing virtualisation to improve their radio access network (RAN) business.

UC San Diego Electrical Engineering Professor Gabriel Rebeiz Elected to National Academy of Engineering

Thursday, February 11, 2016

By Daniel Kane 

Research will help to realize more reliable airplane internet, faster smartphone connections and more

In order to get internet service to airline passengers five or six miles up in the air, airlines mount antenna systems to the tops of their planes. The systems are bulky and generate drag which reduces fuel efficiency. In the next five years or so, electronically steered antennas that are lighter, generate less drag and are more reliable will replace today’s mechanically driven airplane internet systems.

Nexius partners with RCR Wireless News to create Proof of Concept Lab and Testing Program for network operators and enterprise sector buyers

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

ALLEN, TEXAS – Nexius, specializing in delivering end-to-end network services and business intelligence solutions, today announced a new partnership with RCR Wireless News to create an Independent Proof of Concept Lab and Testing Program for network operators and enterprise sector buyers.

Microsoft successfully tests underwater data center

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

by Sean Kinney

Project Natick is Microsoft’s effort to make a more efficient, better located data center under the sea

Cloud computing heavyweight Microsoft, looking to boost the operational efficiency of data centers while physically locating content closer to users, has tested running servers sealed in a pod located underwater off the coast of California.

Boeing plugs ViaSat into new AH-64E Apache helicopters

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

by Alex Scroxton

Broadband services supplier ViaSat is to supply 90 of its Link 16 Small Tactical Terminals (STTs) to Boeing as it outfits a number of AH-64E Apache Guardian Attack helicopters for the US military.

The latest generation of a line that dates back to the 1980s, the AH-64E is one of the world’s most advanced multi-role combat helicopters and  – besides the US – serves in the militaries of a number of other countries worldwide, including India, Indonesia, Saudi Arabia and South Korea.

How the ‘digitization of everything’ will become a reality

Thursday, January 14, 2016

by Patrick Nelson

The combination of products with “built-in smart technology” with consumers’ expectations of a “best-in-class experience” means mundane, manually performed tasks will be replaced by new “exciting and indispensable services,” says Accenture innovation division Fjord in two reports. Fjord reckons we’re on the cusp of a new way of doing things. That includes the fact that user requirements will be addressed dynamically, contextually, and in real-time—more so than ever before.

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