GlobalData: These advances will make the metaverse a success

Analysts from GlobalData have revealed the advances they believe will power the metaverse and drive adoption.

“Latency is a key hindrance to the metaverse adoption. Several companies are trying to address this issue from various angles as per their technical or business acumen,” said Kiran Raj, Practice Head of Disruptive Tech at GlobalData.

“Potential solutions could be in terms of network protocols, software applications, or hardware such as chips and AR and VR...

Verizon and Meta partner up to unlock the metaverse’s potential

Verizon and Meta have established a partnership aimed at unlocking the full potential of the metaverse.

5G will be key to enabling metaverse experiences anywhere, while edge computing will help to ensure they live up to expectations with even lower latency and higher fidelity.

“Over the next decade, the metaverse will enable immersive, interconnected, and interoperable digital spaces to help people connect in ways not yet possible. These metaverse experiences will be...

The cellular IoT market will exceed $61B by 2026

Juniper Research predicts the value of the global cellular IoT market will exceed $61 billion by 2026.

The value of the global cellular IoT market in 2022 is $31 billion. If the researchers’ projections are correct, it means a 95 percent value growth over just four years.

Growth will be driven by the rollout of 5G and cellular LPWA (Low-Power Wide-Area) technologies.

Charles Bowman, a co-author of the research, said:

“Operators must educate users...

Key IoT predictions in 2022 – The year enterprises take control

While IoT has had several false starts over the last decade, the past 18 months has seen an acceleration in IoT adoption and deployments as organisations and industries have looked to remotely operate sensors and devices. This is partly in response to the pandemic but mainly as a result of IoT finally becoming mainstream as its value is recognised.

As we enter 2022, in today’s ‘always on’ world, this demand for remotely operated IoT devices is only set to continue to boom....

Haier gets a hand from Huawei and China Mobile to build smart factories

China’s largest consumer electronics producer, Haier, is getting a helping hand from Huawei and China Mobile to build smart factories.

The trio of industry titans announced the successful combination of 5G and mobile edge computing (MEC) to deliver innovative manufacturing solutions.

5G offers bandwidth of up to 20Gbps while lowering latency to as little as one millisecond. MEC further lowers latency, improves security, and enables new applications by supporting...

Verizon and Nissan harness C-V2X and 5G Edge to improve highway safety

Verizon and Nissan have successfully completed a proof-of-concept demonstrating the powerful combination of C-V2X (Cellular Vehicle-to-Everything) and edge computing over 5G.

Data collected from onboard vehicle sensors and roadside infrastructure was processed at the edge of Verizon’s network for the demonstration. Processed data was then sent back to vehicles for urgent driver notifications in near real-time.

“Communication between vehicles and the environment...

IDC predicts a return to chip supply normality by mid-2022

A research note from IDC suggests the ongoing chip shortage will normalise by the middle of next year.

Semiconductors are in short supply primarily due to pandemic-related supply chain issues, trade sanctions, and strong demand.

IoT devices continue to proliferate rapidly, connected vehicles are increasingly desirable, 5G-capable smartphones are in-demand, and stock of those newfangled games consoles are flying out before they even reach shelves. Combined with the global...

The IoT could help the UK cut 17.4M tonnes of CO2

A report from Vodafone and WPI Economics has found that emerging technologies like the IoT and 5G could help the UK cut 17.4 million tonnes of CO2 per year.

Earlier this year, the UK enshrined in law a target to slash carbon emissions by 78 percent by 2035 as part of a bid to achieve net-zero by 2050. Achieving the UK’s target, and hopefully exceeding it, will require taking advantage of every possible tool.

Susanne Baker, Associate Director, Climate, Environment and...

AT&T and Cisco launch 5G network capabilities for IoT applications

AT&T and Cisco are partnering up to boost the performance of IoT applications with dedicated 5G network capabilities.

The sub-6GHz 5G network from AT&T already covers more than 251 million people and provides industries such as manufacturing, automotive, and entertainment with low latency and high bandwidth for cutting-edge applications.

AT&T’s Control Center is powered by Cisco and gives businesses near real-time updates of IoT devices on their network....

Qualcomm launches autonomous drone platform with 5G and AI capabilities

Qualcomm has launched Flight RB5 5G, the “world’s first” autonomous drone platform with 5G and AI capabilities.

The company says the platform will support and accelerate the development and deployment of autonomous drones for commercial, enterprise, and industrial purposes. An onboard Qualcomm Secure Processing Unit achieves the modern cybersecurity requirements for drones.

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Dev Singh, Senior Director of Business...