The Importance of REST APIs for 5G Network Technology

The use of technology to communicate fulfils an innate human need to connect with loved ones across geographies. Since the first telephone was invented in 1877, the demand for communication has been ever-growing. 141 years on from this achievement, Information and Communications Technology (ICT) is a very dynamic and fast-moving field and one which is becoming more and more intertwined with the geospatial industry, with geospatial, telecommunications, and Big Data industries beginning to converge in a significant way. End users and businesses are constantly seeking more from the telecommunications industry and, interestingly enough, vice-versa. On the one hand, end users... (read more)
2018-10-08 01:31:18

High-quality Aerial Imagery Helps to Unlock 5G Networks

Telecommunication operators are working at full speed to bring a 5G network to life in the early 2020s. Most operators are currently at the signal propagation planning stage and are defining optimal locations for the network nodes. Although widely used for the planning of 3G/4G networks, digital surface models generated from satellite images are insufficient for 5G antenna positioning. Another source, with required high-resolution data, is now available for the USA and large parts of Europe and Canada. 5G is the next generation of wireless network technologies. For 5G to become a reality, however, significant and fundamental changes need to... (read more)
2019-03-26 10:04:57

Esri UK Awarded Place on the G-Cloud 5 Framework

Esri UK, the leading B2B mapping and analytics company, has been appointed by the Crown Commercial Service to supply cloud-based GIS (Geographic Information Systems) and services to the UK public sector.  Under G-Cloud 5, Esri UK is able to offer an extended range of services that harness location-based data, driving new innovations and efficiencies in the delivery of public services. “Location-based data underpins a large number of services delivered by the public sector,” commented Stuart Bonthrone, sales and marketing director, Esri UK. “Many local authorities and public bodies are now realising that understanding and utilising the concept of ‘location’ allows... (read more)
2017-01-06 03:07:34

Bluesky and Esri UK Partnership Supports 5G and Full Fibre Networks

Bluesky, an aerial mapping company, and Esri, a global leader in spatial analytics, have come together to offer a range of software, services and data to help telecoms companies roll out the next generation of mobile and broadband services. A package of ArcGIS software, Esri UK services and high-resolution aerial photography and data from Bluesky will help the industry design and plan 5G and fibre-to-the-premise (FTTP) networks more quickly and cost effectively. “Demand for wireless coverage and faster broadband connectivity is increasing exponentially in the UK and telecoms companies are investing billions of pounds in the installation of new wireless and... (read more)
2018-05-24 12:26:24

NTT DATA Launches 3D Digital Map Package for 5G Network Planning

NTT DATA, an IT services provider, has announced the launch of AW3D Telecom for 5G, an advanced 3D digital map package that leverages high-quality satellite imagery for the planning of the fifth-generation (5G) wireless networks, effective immediately. AW3D for 5G is expected to be used by telecom carriers, network vendors and IoT companies engaged in businesses involving 5G networks. Commercial 5G services via fixed wireless access networks launched in the USA in 2018 and will begin operating in Japan, South Korea, the UK and Australia in 2019. Accurate 3D models are crucial for designing 5G networks, which use millimetre-spectrum waves... (read more)
2019-02-28 10:49:30

Bluesky 3D Models Improve 5G and Smart City Network Planning

3D digital models derived from high-resolution aerial photography are helping network operators plan the rollout of services including WISP (Fixed Wireless Access), 5G and Smart City applications. The work by Leeds based Wireless Coverage uses Digital Terrain and Surface (DTM / DSM) models. Derived from Bluesky’s aerial photography, the models are used within Wireless Coverage’s WISDM software which uses GPU Acceleration technology to create dynamic coverage maps. These maps are already being used to help operators plan network infrastructure, undertake property level look-ups and conduct marketing campaigns. “Recent jumps in wireless technology allow huge uplifts in speed of data access... (read more)
2019-03-08 10:17:14

Calum G. Hoad

Calum G. Hoad is a graduate in Geography of the University of Aberdeen. (read more)
2018-11-01 10:22:36

MGISS Accepted as G-Cloud Supplier

MGISS has been accepted as an official supplier of cloud-based services via the UK Government’s G-Cloud 10 framework. G-Cloud was launched in 2012 as an initiative targeted at making procurement in the public-sector simpler for technology providers that use cloud-based services. It consists of a series of framework agreements with suppliers, from which public sector organisations can buy services without needing to run a full tender or competition procurement process. MGISS independently advise on the smarter use of data, technology and digital transformation. This allows organisations in the Infrastructure, Environment and Energy sectors manage their assets more efficiently. Clients benefit... (read more)
2018-07-04 11:55:29

Europa Technologies Introduces Data Vault in G-Cloud 11

Europa Technologies has announced that its services have been included in the latest procurement framework for cloud-based services for UK Public Sector organizations with G-Cloud 11. G-Cloud 11 includes all the familiar viaEuropa services, providing comprehensive web services for data from Ordnance Survey, Ordnance Survey Northern Ireland (from Land & Property Services), British Geological Survey, JBA Risk Management and OceanWise. Where appropriate, these datasets may also be licensed through G-Cloud, providing a time-saving ‘one-stop-shop’ solution for clients who need to license products for use within viaEuropa services. Notably, subscriptions to viaEuropa services have now been enhanced so that all service... (read more)
2019-07-10 11:33:34
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