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How super-fast mobile broadband could change our world

October 6th, 2017 Posted by Case Study, News, Tech Talk No Comment yet

What impact could 5G – the new high-speed mobile technology being trialled around the world – have on the way we work and play?

Swedish transport company Scania believes lorries could use far less fuel if they drove much closer together, controlled by wirelessly communicating onboard computers netentplay.com.

But to prevent these “platooning” lorries crashing into each other, you’d better be sure your communications are fast and reliable. So Scania is working with Ericsson on trials of the new 5G (fifth generation) wireless broadband technology, due to be rolled out globally in 2020.

It promises much faster data transfer speeds, greater coverage and more efficient use of the spectrum bandwidth.

“Platooning works very well with wi-fi, but in dense traffic situations with many vehicles communicating, 5G is designed to offer more reliable communication,” says Andreas Hoglund, Scania’s senior engineer for intelligent transport systems. This is because 5G direct communication is designed to handle fast moving objects and congestion more efficiently, he says.

“Faster communication will make it possible to reduce the distance between vehicles in the platoon, which might further reduce the air drag and give positive effects on fuel consumption,” he explains.

This could help create “a more efficient, greener” world.

5G is designed to accommodate the growing number of devices reliant on a mobile internet connection – from fridges to cars – and is 10 times faster than the highest speed 4G can manage.

“It will enable a lot of applications which were unthinkable before,” says Mischa Dohler, professor in wireless communications at King’s College London.

South Korea has plans to implement 5G for the Winter Olympics in February 2018, giving visitors access to virtual reality (VR) content on their mobiles.

 

 

IT in schools drive kicks off for summer

July 14th, 2016 Posted by Uncategorized No Comment yet

IT in Schools is front and centre spotlight. We are all about education, education, education this week with the annual mad dash to take briefings from school for ICT work and upgrades that always needs doing over the summer months when the school is closed to pupils.  Many of our new clients have found that over the past academic year, their networks and servers just aren’t up to scratch to support the volume of devices they have in school and the amount of live/streamed work they are doing to support the curriculum and have called us in to help.

If this sounds familiar and over the past year you have:

  • invested in new technology that has overloaded your network?
  • had lessons disrupted by poor server or network performance?
  • been frustrated by the quality of the technology in your school?

give us a shout and we will pop into school and take a no no obligation look at your ICT set-up.  Maybe it is just time for a routine upgrade or you don’t yet know what needs doing, you just know things need to improve.

We can only fit in a limited number of projects this Summer so don’t delay any longer, give us a call on 03300 020 000