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What’s in 5G for a Smart City?

Stating that connectivity is a major enabler for a smart city is stating the obvious. As a matter of fact, all cities today, more or less smart, rely on a pervasive communications infrastructure collecting data, sending alert to citizen, supporting a variety of applications that orchestrate the city and deliver …

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If it is faster … it is 5G

We don’t have 5G standards yet, they will come at the end of 2018, may be in 2019, but this is not stopping companies to sell 5G!  Look at Verizon. They have announced the launch of 5G residential service in 2018 delivering high speed internet access. Not all is defined …

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Autonomous systems leveraging on 5G

Autonomous systems are a reality in a few areas, transportation and industrial manufacturing leading the pack, and in the next decade they will be expanding in number and in application areas. Healthcare, safety and home support are the ones that will be coming up fast in the next decade. Connectivity …

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5G leveraging on Smart Cities and viceversa

5G will require, to achieve the targeted high bandwidth a significant portion of the spectrum, in the order of 100+MHz. In turns this implies the use of much higher frequencies 20-100GHz to accommodate that spectrum (also given that lower frequencies are already assigned) and these higher frequencies have very low …

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Getting 5G in your sweater

5G is going to be a sort of umbrella connecting a variety of things using different frequencies and different protocols. IoT will be part of the 5G “ecosystems” and the evolution of materials and production processes promises to extend the range of objects that can be IoT, by embedding electronics, …

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Transportation leveraging on 5G

Most road transportation today is using wireless communications, both for its operation as well as offering connectivity, entertainment and information services to “passengers”. As important if not even more the use of wireless in tracking goods enabling continuous monitoring and effectiveness in the logistics value chains. In the coming years, …

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Health Care leveraging on 5G

In the healthcare area we are seeing a growing attention to prevention on one side and to customisation on the other. Both are leveraging on monitoring possibilities offered by ambient sensors (videocameras, smartphones), wearables (bracelets, smartwatches), contact sensors (contact lenses, patches) and embedded (under skin, injectable). In terms of customisation …

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Education leveraging on 5G

Very recently the Ministry of Education in Italy has “promoted” the use of the smartphone in classrooms, recognising a positive role they can play in education. This is a strong signal of change in Italy, and it is mirrored in several other Countries, recognising that technologies can make education more …

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Entertainment leveraging on 5G

The area of entertainment will be seeing significant changes and the one leading the pack, with a potential impact on communications requirements, is going to be augmented reality, AR. Notice that AR already, and more so in the future, is being applied in a variety of areas. We already have …

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