Street lighting is undoubtedly one of the pain points for cities, and it comes at a high price. Traditional lighting fixtures, using HPS (high pressure sodium) or LPS (low pressure sodium) lamps are inefficient, produce an unpleasant colour cast while simultaneously containing chemicals toxic to the environment.
Whilst many thought last weekend’s major sporting event was the 2015 Rugby World Cup Final, another tournament with a substantial global following also took place: the 2015 League of Legends World Championship final, one of the largest events in the current eSports calendar.
Now that the colder months are approaching for us Northern hemisphere dwellers, the central heating ads have started showing on TV. Not unexpectedly, British Gas is plugging their connected thermostat system, Hive. What was surprising to me was the fact that, in 2 years, nothing has changed with regards to the sales pitch: it’s still a thermostat controlled by your phone
With Juniper forecasting an Internet-connected unit install base of 38.5 billion by 2020, it is of little wonder that security is seen as a huge challenge. In an IoT (Internet of Things) world, as well as in the good old-fashioned ‘Internet’ (which, let’s face it, is what we’ll call the IoT at some point anyway), the issue of device and software security has reached boiling point
The ‘5G Vision’ includes key requisites such as network speeds of at least 10Gbps, 1ms latency or less, improved spectral efficiency, low energy consumption, better battery life, higher device density - along with improved reliability and flexibility. Sounds good right?