The Alluring Promise of 5G

Imagine a world in which high-speed internet is available everywhere, writes Wim van Wegen in his latest column. Perhaps you’ve just ticked skydiving in the Grand Canyon off your bucket list and are keen to share the breathtaking video footage with your family and friends back home (even if they live in a rural backwater). Wouldn’t it be great to be able to transfer gigabytes of data to any corner of the planet in the blink of an eye, using just your smartphone? Not so long ago this indeed belonged in the realms of science fiction, but it is now... (read more)
2019-01-29 02:54:18

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

5G Promotes Prosperity of Low-airspace Economy

Faster and Cheaper Surveying and Monitoring
Based on an assessment of all the geomatics-related trade events in the world, the unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV or ‘drone’) service-provider sector is growing faster than any other. Companies in that sector are particularly interested in the evolution of 5G because it can boost their quality of service and innovation. In turn, the regulations will mandate the ability to transmit real-time hyper-local geodata between local authorities and drones used in urban areas. Low-airspace services must not only be very efficient, but also safe. 'GIM International' spoke to Aleksandar Aydemirski, 5G principal engineer and drone specialist at Huawei in Germany, to... (read more)
2019-04-09 01:56:43

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

3D Network Planning Solution to Slash Costs of 5G Build-out

HERE Technologies, Shields and Infosys have announced that they are collaborating on a powerful and cost-effective way to perform 5G network design and deployment. The new solution, to be demonstrated at MWC this week, is designed to help enterprises including mobile network operators (MNOs) save both time and money when performing 5G radio frequency planning. The companies estimate that it would enable enterprises to reduce the time to identify real-estate acquisition for 5G small cells as well as cut the cost of radio-frequency design by more than 40%. The solution is an innovative blend of technologies. It embeds machine learning... (read more)
2019-02-27 04:12:15

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
2017-04-06 10:14:24

Preview: UAV-g 2019

Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs or ‘drones’) have become popular instruments for a wide range of emerging applications such as mapping, search & rescue, infrastructure monitoring, precision farming, transport of goods and film-making. The UAV market has been valued at US$130 billion in recent years (source: PWC report 2017) and the outlook remains extremely promising for the years ahead. The economic boom has boosted the scientific and technological development of UAV technologies in the last decade. In this context, UAV-g was initiated in 2011 in Zurich as the ISPRS scientific event dedicated to UAVs in geomatics and remote sensing. Three subsequent... (read more)
2019-04-16 09:27:29

Free GeoRaster Loader for Oracle 10g and 11g

PCI Geomatics (Canada) has announced the release and free availability of Geomatica GeoRaster Loader, a desktop product used to load image data and associated metadata into Oracle 10g and 11g. Geomatica GeoRaster Loader is a scaled down version of PCI Geomatics' GeoRaster ETL loading technology. The GeoRaster Loader loads single images and has no transform capability, whereas the GeoRaster ETL allows for the batch processing of a collection of imagery and offers the ability to transform the imagery prior to loading.   With GeoRaster Loader, image data is extracted from over 50 raster file formats and loaded into the Oracle... (read more)
2008-01-23 09:02:47

MAGNUM G600 Colour Scanner

Contex (VA, USA) announces the new MAGNUM G600 Scanner, a 54” wide scanner that incorporates technology for enhanced scan speed, 12 inches per second (ips) in monochrome and a superior colour speed of 3/ips, with image quality that rivals the original. MAGNUM G600 features advanced 48-bit CCD technology with 120,000 pixel image capture. Additional features include, scan accuracy of 0.1%+- 1 pixel, Automatic Thickness Adjustment (ALE) for media up to 15mm thick, All wheel drive that cares for originals and flexible connectivity with both FireWire and USB 2.0 for ease of installation and use. The scanner’s 54” imaging area handles... (read more)
2006-08-02 12:00:00
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