5G, the next iteration of wireless cellular technologies, is currently reaching its final stages of development and commercialisation by MNOs (Mobile Network Operators) and industry stakeholders.
In the context of rising levels of congestion and its environmental impact, it is unsurprising that the efforts of multiple players have focused on finding ways to make travel, primarily in a city environment, more efficient. A catalyst for this change has been the principle of Open Data, which is where cities release as much data as possible about transport, allowing companies to tailor services to gaps in coverage.
A key channel for future growth of mobile money services is their use for merchant payments. Through mobile money, customers are able to easily make payments for goods without the need for cash.
AI continues to permeate technology industries, enabling a new level of insight and prediction into consumer behaviour. Prominent acquisitions by digital advertising stakeholders, such as Apple, Amazon and Facebook, give an indication of the expectation of the technology at the highest level.
While the mobile device in itself has provided huge gains and benefits towards financial inclusion for those in developing nations, there is considerably more that technology can do.
While a variety of VR (virtual reality) units have been in development for decades, the technology has come to the forefront in recent years thanks to developments in sensor technologies and the availability of relatively cheap VR units in the form of mobile VR. In 2017 this was augmented by the development of standalone VR headsets from a range of companies, fully rounding out the potential for head‑mounted VR devices.
Juniper anticipates that the introduction of 5G services will take a somewhat different path to the implementation of 4G and the subsequent updates to protocols. As a result, Juniper believes that operators cannot rely on previous methods of implementing 4G networks.
Chatbots hold the potential one day to replace the tasks of many human workers with AI (Artificial Intelligence) programs sophisticated enough to hold fluent conversations with human users. Juniper Research defines a chatbot as: ‘A computer program utilising technology designed to simulate conversational interactions with human users, which may also include automated processes triggered from these interactions.’
Juniper Research spoke to Christine Caviglioli, SVP Automotive and Mobility Services, Gemalto, a 5GAA member, in April 2017.
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Exoskeletons have been in development for decades, as well as being portrayed in a variety of media. The industry has reached a point where exoskeletons are now being deployed in various contexts. The most prominent of these have been medical uses, with military and industrial use cases being less publicised, but no less effective.