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FTTD Solution Provides Ultra-Broadband Access

Fibre to the 'x' (FTTX) is a generic term for any broadband network architecture using optical fiber to replace all or part of the usual metal local loop used for last-mile...

Bluetooth 4.0: Low-power Feature Enables Revolutionary Uptake

The Bluetooth SIG is a global trade association with more than 17,000 member companies. It was formed with five companies in 1998, and today, has a member-ship that surpasses 17,000 companies...

How to Protect Telecom Networks

Network failures, whether due to human error or faulty technology, can be very expensive for users and telecom service providers alike. As a result, the subject of so-called fall-back mechanism is...

Which Wireless Technology Should You Use?

  There are a large number of wireless technologies available, both standardised and proprietary. Having assessed the most used technologies (to ensure a decent level of compatibility) in that list, this article...

5G Technology to Benefit Cyber Physical Systems

Anagha P According to a press release by Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), the number of mobile phone subscribers in the country has crossed 952.34 million, as of January 2015, and...

Li-Fi: A New Paradigm in Wireless Communication

APRIL 2012: Most of us are familiar with Wi-Fi (Wireless Fidelity), which uses 2.4-5GHz RF to deliver wireless Internet access around our homes, schools, offices and in public places. We have...

IEEE 802.11ac: Next-generation Standard for Wireless Fidelity

APRIL 2012: 802.11ac, the next step for Wi-Fi 802.11, will breach the barrier of gigabit capacity. Couple this with low latency and an improved power profile and you get the next...

Mobile Communication: From 1G to 4G

Any radio telephone capable of operating while moving at any speed, battery operated and small enough to be carried by a person comes under the mobile communication systems. These communication systems...

LoRaWAN: One Small Step in Data Transmission, A Giant Leap for IoT

There was once a time, when we were happy with being able to share images and video clips via Bluetooth at 64 Kbps speeds, and filled with wonder in amazement at...

The Future of Wireless Charging and Long-lasting Batteries

Although both solar/kinetic power and wireless charging fall under the ‘portable power’ umbrella, the two should not be conflated. Solar, kinetic and other non-battery topics fall under the umbrella commonly referred...