Europe reached a major milestone on the road towards 5G with the launch of the first phase projects of the European 5G Public Private Partnership (5G-PPP) on 1 July 2015. Huawei is a key contributor to this joint effort. The 5G-PPP initiative is expected to leverage a total of €3.5 billion in private investment, boosted by €700 million in EU funding.
With more than two-thirds of the global population expected to live in urban contexts by 2050, the deployment of smart cities technologies and intelligent transportation services in particular, will become key policy areas for local governments. By 2025, penetration of ITS technologies in smart cities will range from 20% (autonomous vehicles) to 98% (traffic management).
Bird Technologies, a leading provider of radio frequency based products, systems, and services, announced that is has acquired DeltaNode from Scandinavian Health Ltd. (SHL Group) for an undisclosed amount of cash. The transaction was completed on September 1.
Spotsylvania County, Virginia, has awarded Harris Corp. a $19 million contract to replace its existing public safety radio system with one that improves its coverage area and is based on the latest technology standards. The new system will improve communications for law enforcement, fire service and Emergency Medical Service (EMS) personnel who serve one of Virginia's fastest-growing counties.
Peregrine Semiconductor Corp., a fabless provider of high-performance radio frequency integrated circuits (RFICs), announced that its chief financial officer (CFO), Jay Biskupski, was named San Diego's "CFO of the Year," in the category of public company, an honor presented annually by the San Diego Business Journal.
According to Euroconsult's newly released research report, Government Space Markets, World Prospects to 2022, government spending on space reached a peak in 2012 of $72.9 billion, a non-negligible increase compared to 2011 which followed two consecutive years of minimal growth.
COMBILENT USA announces the opening of our U.S. facility in the Chicago area to support OEM customers and their channel partners. The facility is fully operational with distribution, testing, and assembly capabilities.
Informa Telecoms & Media issued its latest quarterly small-cell market status report for the Small Cell Forum, which highlights that public access small cells are gaining clear market traction and will dominate small cell revenues for the foreseeable future.
Raytheon Co. has released a mobile app for first responders that provides reliable and secure real-time communications, situational awareness and a suite of robust collaboration capabilities for groups of users on smartphones, tablets and mobile data computers. One Force® Mobile Collaboration is a complete end-to-end system.