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By Paul Beastall: Monday 14th November, 2016

The Internet of Things – Hunting a precise definition

20 Billion? 100 Billion? Everyone thinks that the Internet of Things (IoT) will be a Very Big Thing Indeed, but how many ‘things’ will there actually be, and when? My consulting team has been looking closely at IoT market forecasts. A report published by the UK Government captures a range of forecasts; covering predictions ranging […]

Glenn Bach
By Richard Leyland: Monday 3rd October, 2016

Glenn Bach on joining the growing team in Boston

Cambridge Consultants has been enjoying huge growth across the business, allowing us to turn more brilliant ideas into commercial products and to invest to grow the team. Growth has been particularly strong on the East coast, from our office in Boston, MA. The team is now actively recruiting to grow its capabilities, including in the […]

Numbers and Words Related to the Internet
By Tim Rogers: Thursday 28th April, 2016

Cellular specifications change to embrace IOT devices

The rapid growth in “Internet of Things” (IoT) has attracted the attention of the cellular ecosystem. Cellular systems were developed to support voice and data in mobile handsets, which have very different requirements to IoT. In order to adapt to support IoT, the cellular standards body, 3GPP, launched a number of LTE study items. These […]

Cambridge Consultants at MWC 2016
By Derek Long: Monday 14th March, 2016

Thoughts on Mobile World Congress 2016

Mobile World Congress 2016 focused on 5G developments with IoT and virtual reality as important applications to demonstrate the technology’s throughput, capacity and latency capabilities. 5G This was the year in which 5G moved from being a set of aspirational statements to being physical and real. All big players positioned themselves for the market-share land-grab […]

Telecoms & Mobile at Cambridge Consultants
By Tim Phipps: Friday 13th November, 2015

SDN at the Mobile Edge

In this blog post, I’ll start from the current trend in mobile SDN (Software Defined Networking) and Network Function Virtualization (NFV) of a move towards Mobile Edge Computing (MEC), and look at the complications that encryption of data causes for caching systems. The trend to virtualization The technology used to build mobile networks increasingly looks […]

By Tim Winchcomb: Friday 30th October, 2015

BT’s acquisition of EE will position it strongly for 5G

The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority has just given its provisional clearance for the acquisition of EE by BT. This means that the anticipated £12.5bn deal, announced in February 2015, looks likely to go ahead next year. The completion of the acquisition will create the UK’s first truly combined fixed-mobile network operator. Currently a small […]

SIM cards
By Tim Winchcomb: Thursday 3rd September, 2015

First embedded-SIM smartwatch points the way for connecting the internet of things

Samsung have just announced the release of their new smartwatch: the Samsung Gear S2. Not only does it look stylish, with a circular 1.2 inch display resembling a conventional watch, but it offers all the functionality you would expect from a smartwatch, supported by a dual-core 1GHz processor running the Tizen OS for wearables. In […]

Mobile coverage on underground
By Tim Winchcomb: Tuesday 26th May, 2015

Mobile operators must embrace Wi-Fi in their 4G strategy

The adoption by mobile operators of voice calls carried over Wi-Fi has hit the news in recent weeks: UK operator EE announced the launch of its voice over Wi-Fi (VoWi-Fi) service on 7 April, and Google announced on 22 April the launch of its mobile service in the USA which automatically uses a Wi-Fi connection […]

By Colin Campbell: Wednesday 13th May, 2015

Converging networks

At the ETSI/EBU Wireless Media Distribution workshop last week the main conclusion was that there was a need (and some desire) to create a converged standard for media distribution that would combine the best of broadcast networks with the best of fixed- and mobile-networks.  To understand why this may be the case it is worth […]

Communications Tower
By Colin Campbell: Friday 27th March, 2015

5G – the mobile industry’s final mistake?

Looking back at the history of mobile communications it looks like it takes 2 generations for the industry to get it right.  From the start, whilst 1G ushered in the mobile era and enabled untethered phone calls, the plethora of standards meant that mobility was limited typically to a single country.  The success of this […]