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6G does not exist, yet it is already here! – XVI

Robot A growing population of robots is turning into avid communications users. According to the latest statistics (World Robotics 2020) there are some 2.7 million industrial robots at work around the world in factories, in Singapore there is one robot for every 10 human workers in a factory. And, notice, industrial …

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6G does not exist, yet it is already here! – VIII

All considered it may be unsurprising that devices like smartphones are driving service evolution. What is more surprising is that they are also driving the “physical network” evolution! Watching the iPhone 12 presentation I noticed the statement of Hans Vestberg, Chairman and CEO of Verizon, stating that “5G just got …

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A momentous shift ahead

According to a market research published by ABI Research presented at their on line 5G Technology Summit on July 14-16 (you can watch the recording here) there will be a growing spending on private 5G networks (those serving factories, malls,…) in the coming year to the point that the yearly …

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The many faces of Digital Transformation – The Enablers VII

Evolution from (tele) communication infrastructures to communications fabric – I The evolution of telecommunications infrastructures has followed the path of lower and lower hierarchy. From the very rigid structure of networks based on electromechanical exchanges (where the network structure dictates the routing of calls) to increased flexibility with electronic exchanges …

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What if …Reality+Digital Reality becomes … Reality – IX

Interestingly digitalisation/softwarization is happening not just at product/equipment level but also at system/network level. An airplane engine (turbine) has its digital twin, creating a digital model in the cyberspace that can be used in many ways, including the provisioning of information via virtual and augmented reality to designers, maintenance crew, …

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Present and Future of Communications

The new IEEE COMSOC Technical Committee Newsletter is out and you can read it here. It contains a number of very interesting technical articles and a short, candid,  interview I gave on the present and future of communications. Whilst the articles may need a bit of technical savvy to be …

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Is 5G the solution? – IV

Following on the previous posts looking at the “5 reasons why 5g is the Future“: 5. Communication and Collaboration The article claims that the increased speed offered by 5G will (better) support collaborative work, teleworking and will increase business effectiveness easing the access to big data and big data analytics. …

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