Going once, going twice - sold! Over the years, spectrum auctions have raised billions of dollars in revenue for government coffers across the world. Given the insatiable appetite for mobile services, demand for spectrum has surpassed supply. That is not good news for operators, enterprises or even regulators as a shortage of spectrum stifles business growth. With 5G services just around the corner, carriers require innovative solutions to provide more spectrum rather than relying on conventional auctions and allocations.
Web service providers encourage end users to create an account when they come to browse and shop that requires providing personal information: date of birth, address, credit card information and more. For convenience sake, many users will use the same account username and password they use for other services when they create a new account. This potentially exposes them to the theft of information that could be sold.
The term Internet of Things was first coined 18 years ago. Today, it is a global phenomenon at the center of the next generation of digital innovation. But its future is not yet assured as IoT needs a robust infrastructure and backend applications able to support the billions of devices that are being connected to the internet.
Network Slicing is a popular buzzword. You hear it everywhere, whether it’s referring to LTE or next-generation 5G technology.
What exactly is network slicing? Basically, it provides differentiated treatment depending on user requirement and improves the efficiency of network resources. In network slicing, customized networks are created and based on user requirements, mobility management entity (MME) providing the required service is selected.
Alibaba, China’s e-commerce giant, unveiled a car a year ago called the OS’Car RX5. It’s one of a growing list of companies-both automotive and technology companies-that are introducing driverless cars. For example, Google’s Waymo is currently undergoing testing and Tesla recently started production of its mass market Model 3, which will have fully autonomous capabilities.
The word augment means to make something greater by adding to it. Augmented Reality (AR) is a technology that superimposes or layers virtual information onto real life. The digital information enhances, makes greater, our ability to navigate and explore the real-world environment.