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By Michal Gabrielczyk: Friday 18th August, 2017

What’s it worth? 5G and a new approach to spectrum valuation

    With a number of 5G spectrum awards on the horizon, it seems like the right time to reflect on the way in which it is awarded. Auctions are favoured in most markets around the world, as it’s generally accepted that these allow assignment to be guided to the user with the highest value […]

By Phil Dempster: Thursday 18th May, 2017

It’s time to kill the USB flash drive

The humble USB flash drive is a tenacious thing. The convenience of holding files on a device and sharing with a physical plug in means that we’re often prepared to overlook the glaring security weaknesses – data leakage and malware – inherent in their use. But last week’s WannaCry attack, unprecedented in scale and exposing […]

By Colin Campbell: Friday 12th May, 2017

What links drone racing, groceries and 5G?

Drone racing looks really cool, particular the First Person View (FPV) stuff: It’s Star Wars made small and real. Not convinced? Check this out: Fun, right? I’m a Senior Consultant in our Wireless and Digital Services division – a wireless guy – so my mind immediately goes to that First Person View and I think […]

By Chris George: Thursday 4th May, 2017

Testing – Is it just a phase? (Part 2)

In Part 1, we looked at how testing is not a synonym for quality and that everyone involved in a project must be responsible for quality. In Part 2, we look at how testers can provide greater value in your projects, and how we have lived this at Cambridge Consultants. How can testers affect quality? […]

Car park
By Sabrina Blackwell: Thursday 23rd March, 2017

Teaching an old camera new tricks

Few things are as useless as CCTV cameras. Most are low-res, unwatched and unloved. What if I told you that we could turn a bog standard CCTV camera, simply a dumb feed from a camera that’s pointed at a car park that we’ve never even visited, into an automated parking monitor? Machine Vision and Machine […]

By Dr Dominic Crutchley: Wednesday 22nd March, 2017

Mesh networks and the search for the hard stuff

I really like hard problems, and so when people say ‘mesh networks’ to me, my mind is instantly drawn to the hardest problem I can think of: ‘Mobile Ad-Hoc Sensor Networks’. Mesh networking is an interesting thing. It comes in many guises, and has been lauded over the years as the solution to a wide […]

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By Robert Milner: Monday 13th March, 2017

The hidden leap forward at MWC17

Remember when the iPhone 4S came out, back in 2011? If it’s all blurring into one, let me remind you. The media talk was all about the introduction of Siri, an improved camera and faster processing speeds. When Steve Jobs died the day after the phone’s launch, media interest followed this sad news, and the […]

Nokia 3310 - Stealing the show
By Paul Beastall: Thursday 9th March, 2017

Who will be the next Nokia or BlackBerry?

One of the biggest surprises from Mobile World Congress last week was the furore around the new Nokia 3310. Here we have a phone with no real internet connectivity, no touchscreen and a very low resolution camera. Despite the low specs, it is has undoubtedly stolen the limelight from the latest, greatest smartphone launches. Interestingly, […]

High angle view of businesspeople shaking hands and closing a deal. Successful business teamwork working at the office. Business partners sitting at table and planning work.
By Vicky Larmour: Wednesday 8th February, 2017

Sustaining Engineering – What is it and why do we do it?

While we all know that developing new and innovative products is fun and interesting, what happens after the excitement of a product launch? The phrase “software product maintenance” tends to conjure up an image of an endless stream of boring bug fixes, alternating with occasional panicked responses to the latest ultraviolet priority crisis when a […]

By Richard Leyland: Tuesday 7th February, 2017

Mobile World Congress is coming…

Mobile World Congress is just 20 days away, and here at Cambridge Consultants we’re counting down the days like a child at Christmas. We have more than 150 wireless experts in the company and a proud record of wireless innovation over decades, so this is the year’s big event for us. You’ll find us in […]