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Why IoT is an ecosystem of ecosystems

In May, my colleagues and I had the privilege of taking part in Internet of Things World 2017, a gathering of industry movers and shakers held in that iconic hotbed of innovation – Silicon Valley. The level of enthusiasm and creativity we saw among the many players we met points to the enormous, transformative potential of IoT. Continue reading

Will virtual reality eliminate the Monday blues?

As a manager, I’ve fought many battles with stakeholders in meeting rooms. What I’ve come to realize is that that none of those battles can compare to the war cries that I hear every morning from my 14-year-old son and 8-year-old daughter, while I try to get them ready for school. Continue reading

Superfast broadband everywhere is changing the world

Regardless of the access type – be it mobile or fixed, we see promising signs that technology is ready to offer a seamless broadband experience anywhere, with the potential to connect the unconnected everywhere. Continue reading

Working toward clean water for all

Clean and healthy water is a basic human right. The UN’s Sustainable Development Goal No 6 is to improve the quality of water, so that everyone has access to clean water by 2030. Continue reading

When VR feels more real than the “real” world

In the spring of 2016 we bought an HTC Vive VR headset at home. It came with fully motion-tracked hand controllers, and allowed for room-scale movement inside VR over an area of about 3×4 meters.

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Dr Who? The virtual future of healthcare

The year is 2071.

The common cold no longer exists. Nanobots have successfully cured cancer. Kidneys and livers are being grown autonomously in laboratories and transported all around the world to deserving patients.

You wake up to Eli, your personal assistant robot, who quickly measures your vitals and lets you know that everything is as it should be.

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The road to connected mobility doesn’t need to be lonely

Earlier this week, leading American automaker Ford named James Hackett their new CEO. Mr. Hackett has previously run Ford Smart Mobility, a branch within the company focused on exploring the possibilities that come from combining connectivity with mobility. Today, advances in connected vehicle tech are coming out of Silicon Valley at a rapid pace. Automakers in Detroit hear the clock ticking, and are taking measures to speed up processes in order to catch up with the competition in California. The changes at Ford illustrate how seriously they take this challenge, and just how important connected mobility is for the auto industry.

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Start your engines! 5G races into the connected home

It wasn’t too long ago – just one or two years even – that even Ericsson and Verizon weren’t exactly sure what a 5G network would look like.

Today, along with Intel, 5G came “out of the lab and into the home,” in the words of Ericsson’s Glenn Laxdal, as the three partners showed off a 5G-connected home in Speedway, Indiana, near the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

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5G speeds up motorsports future

This Sunday could arguably be called the biggest day in racing: Monaco’s Grand Prix, the Indy 500 and NASCAR Coca Cola 600, all taking place on the same day. Motorsports has a long history, with decades of tradition. The internet age with its digital transformation has left no industry untouched, and motorsports is no exception. Let’s dive under the hood to unveil how this storied industry, its organizers, teams, TV channels and gaming producers are likely to transform in this new age.

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10 jobs for Enhanced Mobile Broadband

5G is expected to take Mobile Broadband to the next level – a journey you might think of as enhancing speed and performance. But there are reasons to believe there are other benefits that will make a bigger difference. With 5G, unmet user needs will come into play more than previous mobile broadband iterations. This post focuses on the needs driving enhancements to one of the world’s most important services.

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