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Are we there yet? Industry sees 5G on the horizon

When people have been talking about 5G for so long it’s hard to recognise that the biggest innovation in the industry is almost here. It’s not a reality yet – the early examples are really proofs of concept – but it’s coming, as Claudia Nemat, Deutsche Telekom’s board member for technology and innovation, says.

15 April 2019 | Alan Burkitt-Gray

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    Are we there yet? Industry sees 5G on the horizon

    15 April 2019 | Alan Burkitt-Gray

    When people have been talking about 5G for so long it’s hard to recognise that the biggest innovation in the industry is almost here. It’s not a reality yet – the early examples are really proofs of concept – but it’s coming, as Claudia Nemat, Deutsche Telekom’s board member for technology and innovation, says.

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    Unify your clouds with SD-WAN 2.0

    01 April 2019 | Patrick McCabe

    The adoption of the cloud by enterprise IT departments has been uneven. There are several ways that enterprises use cloud services, but the different approaches often relate less to an overall strategic vision than to opportunistic decisions made over time.

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    Striking a gender balance is not just doing the right thing: it’s a business differentiator

    11 March 2019 | Keri Gilder

    The hashtag call to action for the recently celebrated International Women’s Day 2019, is #BalanceforBetter, and I’m a big believer in the importance of achieving balance in the workplace; whether it is a gender balance or a balance of background, or even a balance of thought.

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    Why should telcos create a more gender diverse environment?

    08 March 2019 | Katia González

    “Achieving gender equality is about disrupting the status quo - not negotiating it," - Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka.

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    Going beyond SD-WAN: Differentiation and innovation with programmable networking

    04 March 2019 | Edward Wood

    SD-WAN is part of almost every carriers’ product roadmap. It puts control in the hands of the customer and delivers the flexibility that enterprises crave. The challenge is that when you look under the hood its built on legacy networking technology and puts limits on the kinds of applications and services it can support.

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    The lunchboxes in the sky that promise to put oil tanks online

    08 February 2019 | Alan Burkitt-Gray

    We’re moving into the era of telecoms satellites the size of a plastic lunchbox, connecting the IoT or providing voice and data services around the world. Alan Burkitt-Gray talks to some of the companies that will launch an expected 1,000 tiny satellites a year over the next decade 

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    The future for global business? Get interconnected

    21 December 2018 | Eric Schwartz

    Global business is changing, with the emphasis on global.

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    Atlanta - the new home of ITW

    20 December 2018 | Mandy Warren

    We are delighted to welcome delegates to Atlanta for ITW 2019. Since the swell of interest in the city in the mid-90s, Atlanta has gone from strength-to-strength; it now stands as a totem of a New South, and is one of America’s most vibrant and diverse cities.

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    Bridging the mobile connectivity divide between urban and rural Britain

    20 December 2018 | Hakan Ekmen

    All around the world the provision of robust connectivity to rural areas presents a significant challenge, requiring substantial investment in infrastructure and effective planning.

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    Artificial intelligence will revolutionise telecoms collections  

    13 December 2018 | Debbie Nolan

    Debbie Nolan, commercial director at Arvato Financial Solutions, explains how artificial intelligence (AI) has the potential to help telecoms businesses maximise their collections, tackle bad debt and protect relationships with their most vulnerable customers.

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    Share and enjoy: how to make the most of your 5G spectrum

    23 November 2018 | Alan Burkitt-Gray

    As spectrum demands increase, some regulators are looking for ways to share it out. Some newcomers to the mobile industry, including wholesalers, look likely to win access to spectrum too

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    The new network analytics: Making the unpredictable predictable again

    21 November 2018 | Kevin Macaluso

    In the not-too-distant past, network operators had the insight to understand what was traversing their networks. This not only helped them better engineer and plan for capacity, but it also gave them a plethora of data which helped them create service packages to encourage upgrades and ultimately reduce churn.