In the whirlwind of business, empathy emerges as a potent force, fostering genuine connections amidst virtual handshakes and rapid emails. Understanding the neuroscience behind empathy unveils its profound impact on interpersonal dynamics. Mastering its cognitive, emotional, and compassionate dimensions empowers professionals to navigate complex relationships with grace and authenticity.
Intelsat has recently made headlines with several announcements at the Mobile World Congress (MWC), highlighting the evolving role of satellite connectivity in today’s digital world. Among these announcements was the notable expansion of its partnership with Openserve, a South African telecommunications infrastructure provider, to include cutting-edge hardware and enhanced satellite services. This move underscores a broader shift in the satellite connectivity landscape, from a focus on remote areas to a versatile tool for modern telecommunications challenges.
In a groundbreaking development, Rakuten Mobile, in partnership with Nokia, has successfully conducted a trial demonstrating the capability of transmitting data at a rate of 1 terabit per second (Tbps) over a single wavelength. This trial spanned an impressive distance of 820 kilometers across both subsea and terrestrial networks in Japan, setting a new benchmark in the Asia Pacific region for this level of data transmission.
In a recent analysis, Vodafone has highlighted a significant opportunity cost for UK’s small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) due to the sluggish deployment of standalone 5G technology. According to the telecommunications giant, UK businesses are forgoing approximately £8.6 billion annually in potential productivity gains, a situation that also threatens the country’s competitiveness in Europe.
The UK government reveals its plans to leverage AI technology for operational efficiency within the civil service. Amid concerns over escalating staffing costs, AI might undertake administrative tasks, analyze consultation responses, and craft initial parliamentary responses.
Scotland’s pureLiFi pioneers revealed latest advancements in delivering data via light at Mobile World Congress. Their new LiFi hotspot not only provides impressive broadband connectivity, but avoids congesting WiFi networks. The LINXC Bridge™ emerged as a trailblazing solution for indoor 5G connectivity, boasting 1Gbps speeds over 5G network.
Nokia unveiled specialized, private AI models for the telecom sector to improve network operations and customer service. A coalition of 10 governments agreed on principles for secure 6G networks. IBM and the GSMA have launched a global AI training initiative to bridge the AI knowledge gap among telecom operators. Qualcomm’s Snapdragon X80 modem chip introduces 5G-Advanced support with up to 10 Gbps speeds and six-carrier aggregation.
In a significant move at the Mobile World Congress this year, Orange has taken a step further in its environmental initiatives by enhancing its partnership with Cisco. This collaboration is not new, as Orange Business has been distributing Cisco solutions for over two decades. However, the addition of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) brings a fresh focus on environmental transparency and the shared goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs).
By the end of this decade, the global number of 5G connections is expected to surge to 5.5 billion, positioning 5G as the leading mobile technology by 2028. This forecast comes from the latest research released by the GSMA. Despite a significant phase of investment in the 5G network already behind us, the mobile industry is set for continuous financial commitment towards enhancing this technology in the coming years.
Enreach, Europe’s leading provider of converged contact solutions, announced that it has unveiled its new Enreach Contact App Suite solution to partners and customers in Germany, the Netherlands, Spain and Latvia. The solution delivers the robust capabilities available within the Enreach Contact cloud communications platform, providing users with a seamless and consistent communications and collaboration experience across disparate mobile and desktop environments. Germany, the Netherlands, Spain and Latvia are the first markets to receive this new technology. Enreach plans to introduce the App Suite in other European markets throughout the year.
CELLSMART, the cellular intelligence brand of SmartCIC Technologies, has launched an initiative to capture independent and enterprise-grade cellular intelligence across 30 National Football League (NFL) cities across the US. It will use artificial intelligence (AI) to optimise testing routes to achieve maximum data density to support predictive analytics while reducing its carbon footprint. Testing kicks off in Florida in April 2024 and will run throughout the year.