A Brief History of Everything Wireless

How Invisible Waves Have Changed the World


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Wanted: 5G Killer Apps

2018-08-21 [Petri]

As I wrote last week, one of the issues holding back 5G upgrades is the lack of imminent “Killer Apps” for this new technology: in many respects, the offering provided by 4G is “good enough”, and outside of obvious super-high density cases, like sports arenas and music festivals, there is no real pull for faster services. Yet.

One of the expected growth areas for 5G is Internet of Things (IoT): enabling local, intelligent connectivity to large swathes of objects could potentially unleash new leaps in productivity and environmental intelligence, and low-power/high-speed/high-density connectivity of 5G might just be the ticket for this.

As I wrote in the book, Bell Labs is the father of cellular networks, and after a round of acquisitions, it now belongs to Nokia: the company that became the 800-pound gorilla of cellular networks now holds the keys to the birthplace of the technology that transformed it from an obscure Finnish company to a household name in telecommunications.

Nokia's Bell Labs has opened a competition for new ideas in this area: the selected projects will get funding from a 175,000 USD pool and long-term support from Nokia Bell Labs.

The emphasis is on Industrial IoT.

More info on the Nokia Open Innovation Challenge 2018 can be found here.

The last date to submit a proposal is September 6th.

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