Issue Date
Issue 43
Issue 43September - October 2016


NAO flags up high risks of ESN, but sees potential benefits

The National Audit Office has delivered its first report on the UK’s Emergency Service Network. Its assessment so far is that ESN is the right direction strategically, but the Home Office has downplayed both the technical and timescale risks, reports James Atkinson

The challenges facing mass adoption of IoT

There is plenty going on in the Internet of Things market, but device connections are still relatively few compared with the predictions. James Atkinson takes a look at some of the factors holding back mass adoption of IoT

Ensuring harmonious standardisation practices in IoT

The development of 5G networks and the Internet of Things will employ a process likely to be dominated by agile development of technology and platform prototypes, often in Open Source, collaborative projects, which put a premium on ‘code first’. This begs changes to the way the wireless industry will standardise technologies in the months and years to come, argues Elizabeth Rose of the Open Mobile Alliance

Establishing a global interconnected IoT society

The vision of the Internet of Things will only be realised if online products and consumer goods are able to seamless interact with each other. oneM2M is working to create an interoperability standard that will enable this to happen, as Omar Elloumi, Chair of the oneM2M Technical Plenary, explains

Svitzer connects up its maritime fleet with Cradlepoint solutions

Cradlepoint’s cloud-managed networking solution delivers 4G, ship-to-shore connectivity and on-board technology services to Svitzer’s fleet of 430 vessels around the world – all controlled from a central location

Deploying mobile comms services on the London Underground

Implementing mobile communication services on the London Underground is a tricky business thanks to a hostile RF environment and limited space to install equipment in tunnels. John Spindler, VP marketing and product management at Zinwave, makes the case for a distributed antenna system solution