What is Helium and how does it work?

Robbie Paul, Director of IoT Business Development, started his career at Digi-Key Electronics in 2011 after many years of experience in sales and marketing roles with companies like TE Connectivity and Black & Decker. Here, he discusses what Helium is,…

The firefly-inspired robo-bugs

MIT has announced its flying robots that use a phenomenon known as electroluminescence to replace the problematic need for weighty sensors with a light signal-based system of communication that can be carried out between other firefly-inspired robots. Fireflies that light…

eSIMs for business management and expansion

Global demand for eSIMs is skyrocketing – in 2021, there were 1.2 billion eSIM-enabled devices, and this figure is expected to rise to 3.4 billion by 2025. In recent years the world of work has changed at a rapid pace…

Telecom advisor celebrates 5G tourism commission

Telecoms expert and smart city advisor Intelligens Consulting is celebrating a commission on 5G and tourism. The commission is to support an established client (a UK local authority) to support its ambitions to stimulate and accelerate the rollout of 5G…

Xilinx and NEC accelerate next-gen 5G Radio Units for global deployment

Xilinx and NEC Corporation have announced that the companies are collaborating on NEC’s next-generation 5G Radio Units (RUs) expected to be available for global deployment in 2022. Xilinx 7nm Versal AI Core series devices, which are currently shipping in volume…

The 19th century called, it wants its phone system back

Recent Ofcom data found that if business landline numbers continue to drop at their current rate, they will be all but extinct within just six years. But would this be a bad thing? The landline has enabled connectivity from 1876,…

Keeping supply chains connected

Just a year ago, finding a packet of toilet paper on your local supermarket’s shelves was like striking gold. The past year has taught us the value of a steady supply chain, and just how quickly an unexpected event can…

What is the BT Openreach PSTN and ISDN switch off and why do businesses need to prepare?

The BT Openreach PSTN [Public Switch Telephone Network] and ISDN [Integrated Services Digital Network] switch off will be one of the biggest changes in the telecoms industry for over thirty years. It will see BT permanently switch off its ageing…

How muxponders optimise your network infrastructure

The amount of data generated in our digitalised world is growing at unimaginable rates. In fact, data storage company, Seagate estimated that around 175 zettabytes of data will be created by 2025. This figure is the result of technological development,…

FTTP and SOGEA: what businesses need to know

The Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN) switch off is scheduled for 2025, and will mark the end of the copper-based telephone network. In the lead up to the switch off, businesses must transition away from PSTN-based products to newer services…