Defining the Third Industrial Revolution
A new industrial era, which The Economist describes as the Third Industrial Revolution, is under way. Enormous change is in the offing. At the moment, digitization is creating a new mindset among industrial planners.
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The Promise of Telemedicine
In 2001, a team of physicians in New York made history by operating remotely on a patient in Strasbourg, France, via a surgical robot named Zeus. Their success depended on broadband transmission capability with optimized compression that limited the time delay between the doctors’ commands and the robot’s response.
This landmark operation transformed telemedicine from science-fiction to reality. Since then, the concept and practice of telemedicine has begun to permeate healthcare.
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Apple's value is likely to continue up because it is delivering on "Internet of Things" trends that support higher sales and margins.
Verizon Wireless is now deploying long-time partner Alcatel-Lucent's LTE small cells as another pillar in its 4G heterogeneous network (Hetnet). (See AlcaLu Confirms Verizon 4G Small Cell Deal.)
The companies say the deployment is aimed at high-density indoor and outdoor locations to bolster coverage in popular venues and metropolitan areas. Verizon Wireless says it will be using Alcatel-Lucent (NYSE: ALU)'s lightRadio 9764 Metro Cell Outdoor and 9768 Metro Radio Outdoor small cells, as well as its 5620 Service Aware Manager to manage the deployment. (See Know Your Small Cell: Home, Enterprise, or Public Access? and MWC 2014: Single-Mode 4G Small Cells Ahoy?)
This is an important win for Alcatel-Lucent in the US. It adds to its 65 commercial contracts and 20 ongoing trials in more than 45 countries.
Here in 2015, the Internet of Things (IoT) is already having a massive effect on business, according to a recent report by Verizon, and by 2025 it predicts best-in-class organizations that use IoT extensively will be up to 10 percent more profitable than they are today.
"We see the Internet of Things as an extension of our machine-to-machine business, as does everyone else in the marketplace today," says Mark Bartolomeo, vice president of IoT Connected Solutions at Verizon. "When you think about machine-to-machine, what you're really looking at is connecting devices and collecting data from those devices. The next big leap for IoT is really about the use case. IoT is about interconnecting these devices for specific use cases and deriving value from the data."
Telefónica triples broadband capacity
23 March 2015
While both its IPTV platform Movistar TV and its video-on-demand (VOD) service Movistar Series are on the up in Spain, Telefónica is planning to bang the table by tripling Internet speeds through its fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) and broadband networks.
According to El País, the Spanish telco is to power its video services by improving network capacity and also migrating broadband clients to fibre at no cost when the FTTH option is available.
The premium fibre customers, who currently have speeds of around 100Mbps, will enjoy download speeds of up to 300Mbps, which would be the highest speed in Spain for residential services (ONO offers 500Mbps for companies). The upload speeds will also increase from 10Mbps to 30Mbps.
Regular fibre and ADSL customers will also see their Internet capacities tripled, and this change will be done automatically before July.
The move, which is scheduled to take place within three months, also aims to strengthen the market share of Telefónica's fibre network, which is currently available in 10.3 million homes, although only around 10% are actually connected to it. The telco also plans to add 3.6 million homes to the network before the end of the year.
The decision comes within the context of an increasingly competitive market, with video services at the forefront of a growing telecoms offer. Telefónica has been investing heavily in Movistar TV in recent years, growing it to lead the market with 1.9 million pay-TV subs, almost half a million more than its immediate competitor,
Alcatel-Lucent has been partnering with Schneider Electric for several years now, combining our expertise in communications technology with Schneider Electric’s vast experience in infrastructure. In fact, Alcatel-Lucent is a Schneider Electric EcoStruxure Technology Partner and the partnership is bearing fruit in areas such as substation automation. The two companies are now working together on a joint project for RTE, the operator of Europe’s biggest power grid, and its intelligent substation R&D project in France.
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Alcatel-Lucent inks partnership deal with Etisalat
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