IIoT 5G Webinar: Smartening up the City – New technologies promise a breakthrough for efforts to improve urban living
As the world becomes more and more urban, mayors and municipalities are striving to make their cities smarter. In theory at least, information and communications technologies can keep traffic moving, detect and prevent crime, monitor the condition of roads, lighting, parks and other urban infrastructure and efficiently allocate public resources.
In practice, making existing cities smart is proving hard. Many different stakeholders need to be involved, while sensors, controls and connectivity can be difficult to install in dense urban environments. In response, some cities are now experimenting with low cost, low power Internet of Things technologies that could usher in a new wave of smart city applications. In the medium-term, 5G technologies are also promising to give municipalities access to ultra-reliable, low latency bandwidth. Is the smart city era finally upon us?
David Pringle, Lead Contributor, IIoT 5G Insights
No matter what industry sector you operate in—health, insurance, safety, government, or consumer discretionary, etc.—it’s unlikely that the Internet of Things (IoT) hasn’t become your market’s latest must-have. A key part of IoT is how the things connect to the Internet. Since the answer in many instances is “wirelessly,” there’s been a rapid evolution in existing technologies like cellular and Wi-Fi, as well as the introduction of entirely new technologies dedicated to IoT.
Such rapid change can lead to confusion. How do IoT module vendors or someone running an application on an IoT platform choose from the dazzling array of technologies? Which technology is right for you? What are the tradeoffs? How do you test to make sure that you get the best possible and promised connectivity?
This webinar addresses these topics and more:
• The basics of IoT, and the evolution of wireless for IoT
• Different wireless technologies for IoT—the technologies and the tradeoffs
• Testing Challenges
• Case Study: Drone testing
• Case Study: Connected home testing
John Griesing, VP of Engineering, CTO, Co-Founder, Azimuth
Vivek Vadakkuppattu, VP of Product Management & Marketing, Azimuth
How do you make a small cell financially viable? The technology has been slower to ramp than expected, after meeting substantial cost, logistics and RF challenges in the real world. RCR looks at the status of the small cell market from home femtocells to public outdoor small cells, and how the telecom industry is unraveling the challenges of the small cell business case. Equipment costs are low, but site design, acquisition and testing can make or break a small cell. As operators seek to scale, how does the small cell business case measure up?
Kelly Hill, Editor, RCR Wireless News
PIM effects capacity in your network and as a result you need to reduce the various forms of interference in your network. Join the members of the R&D and Product teams at CommScope as we discuss a solution that enables a single technician to connect directly to the base band unit (BBU) at the base of the tower and perform an active PIM test over the Common Public Radio Interface (CPRI) of the tower top RF equipment. This solution facilitates PIM testing with no tower climbing, no disassembling of coaxial cables and uses the base station’s actual RRH’s, thereby matching its frequency plan and transmit power.
TIMING IS EVERYTHING – Summer is the optimal time to conduct cell-site testing. Don’t get caught sweating it out this summer, arm yourself with solution driven knowledge to realize the following benefits for your company and customers:
·Faster trouble shooting
·MORE SATISFIED CUSTOMERS
Andrew Beck Director, R&D CommScope
Malik Ishak, Product Manager CommScope
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