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2025 Outlook: Revamping infrastructures – III

In a recent post I reported on the scheduled activation of the first autonomous train on the S-Bahn network in Hamburg. This is an example of the interest to revamp existing infrastructures by companies and institutions all over the world. Another example is the plan for the electrification of 2,000 …

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Starlink: telecommunications from above

Over the last 30 years there have been a number of projects to create a satellite constellation, low orbit, able to create a communication infrastructure in the sky. Back at the end of the 80ies the idea of a constellation of satellites turned into a concrete project with Iridium, a …

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Planning for the New World – VIII

Strengthening Regional Development This is the closing post of this series. In all previous ones I have considered the World as a single entity, and I pointed out that cooperation is needed, both at the level of a single multinational company (Corporate Governance), at the level of supply and delivery …

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Planning for the New World – V

Redesigning Social Contracts, Skills and Jobs The Digital Transformation is shifting the needs, and values of human contribution to wealth creation in several sectors. It is not the first time such a shift takes place, three centuries ago it was the industrial revolution powered by steam and later on by …

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The many faces of Digital Transformation – The Enablers VI

Progressive automation of existing infrastructures Over the years and decades we have been leveraging on computer to monitor infrastructures, analyse operation and performance data and take corrective actions. As infrastructure components have become more and more flexible (computerised, smart, accessible, reconfigurable) we have gain the power to make more and …

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The crucial role of invisible infrastructures

Most of the infrastructures we implicitly rely on, every single day, are below our level of perception. Be it roads, logistics bringing foods to the department store we use or telecommunications, the fade below our perception radar, unless they become unavailable or don’t work as they are supposed to do. …

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5G leveraging on Smart Cities and viceversa

5G will require, to achieve the targeted high bandwidth a significant portion of the spectrum, in the order of 100+MHz. In turns this implies the use of much higher frequencies 20-100GHz to accommodate that spectrum (also given that lower frequencies are already assigned) and these higher frequencies have very low …

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