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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 ...

M-KOPA 250k
By Tim Murdoch: Friday 25th September, 2015

M-KOPA: IoT with Big Data means Digital Services

Purpose beats Hype; every time. Congratulations to Jesse and the team at M-KOPA – 250,000 families now have electricity for the first time because of you. Follow Jesse’s story here. Jesse’s tweet is a timely reminder as I prepare to give a Keynote talk at our forthcoming Innovation Day in Boston next week: A talk ...

By Tim Fowler: Wednesday 2nd September, 2015

Make it smaller, lighter, lower power – and don’t forget the performance improvement

That was the challenge from our long-standing client Northrop Grumman when it approached us to help develop a new generation of its market-leading air traffic control radio – the Park Air T6. Clear differentiation from its competitors was required – its key objective was to wow the market. And not just on first sight but ...

Indoor Location
By Robert Milner: Wednesday 26th August, 2015

Project Tango set to help enable low-cost indoor location and asset tracking

Infrastructure-light, high-resolution, low-cost indoor tracking has taken a step closer to reality with the availability of Google’s Project Tango hardware to developers. This is because it helps address one of the hurdles to systems that use cheap wireless and inertial sensor chips to track – namely that knowing the layout of the building can significantly ...

Vecchie glorie
By Tim Whittaker: Friday 5th June, 2015

The all-digital radio microphone?

The design challenges for radio microphones increase all the time as pressure on spectrum in the UHF and 1-2GHz bands increases all the time: examples include the loss to users of whitespace spectrum of the 700MHz (698-806MHz) TV band in the USA, as well as a up-coming auction of (some or all of) the 614-698MHz ...

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 ...

new wave of digital radio, cropped
By Tim Whittaker: Friday 23rd January, 2015

A new wave of digital radio?

As someone who started his career in broadcasting and then live sound, the Integrated Systems Europe show in Amsterdam is one where I especially enjoy meeting past colleagues as well as new contacts. This year at ISE 2015, Hall 2, Stand 2-E60 we will be exhibiting something quite revolutionary: Pizzicato™, the world’s first completely digital radio ...

By Dipak Raval: Friday 2nd January, 2015

Connected Buildings

Making the building environment smarter and more comfortable is an innate human drive. But although our buildings today are unrecognisable from those 100 years ago in terms of comfort and finish, they are still largely manually operated ‘machines’. How smart could a building be if it knew where individuals were and what their preferences were? ...

Hudl 2
By Rob Denison: Friday 3rd October, 2014

More tech for Tesco – a good idea?

Buying the newly launched Hudl 2 is going to make the customer smile. Tesco have made something that’s three times faster than the previous generation available at a quarter of the cost of an iPad. However, apart from a fairly small revenue value, you have to wonder why? I believe they’re focussing on the carrot ...