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37 articles found for connectivity:

  • Impact of NB-IoT and LTE-M in Manufacturers and Logistics sectors

    IoT is increasingly being incorporated by businesses, indicating its growing significance. The connectivity facilitated by this system plays a key role in boosting efficiency. Currently, the most popular connectivity technologies are LTE-M and NB-IOT, characterized by low power consumption and wide area of coverage. Here, we mainly discuss their impact on logistics and manufacturing industries, including the role they would play in further growth in the two domains, and the outlook for these technologies.

  • Emerging Mobility Trends in Middle East

    Mega trends such as shared mobility, connectivity, electric vehicles and autonomous driving are making inroads into the Middle East automotive market. Changing consumer preferences and growing adoption of new technologies are driving the demand for these new mobility mega trends and shall impact all the stakeholders in the Middle East automotive industry value chain.

  • Zero Trust: A Solution to Enterprise Cybersecurity Concerns?

    Technological advancements have ensured constant connectivity for enterprises and facilitated remote access. However, this has also increased threats of data breaches, hacks and malware attacks. Various cybersecurity solutions have been developed to beat hackers who are increasingly using advanced tools. One of these solutions is the Zero Trust model, equipped with features to create more layers of safety.

  • Shift in Work Culture in Post-COVID–19 World

    The fear of COVID-19 has led to the need for social distancing and lockdowns across nations. Most corporates have introduced WFH policy to ensure business continuity. However, this policy can be sustainable only if it has a strong technological support that enables smooth connectivity and easy collaboration. Will it be feasible for companies to make WFH a permanent feature or will the technology infrastructure cost be too high?

  • Every surface as an interface

    The constantly evolving technological landscape has paved the way for making surfaces digital and sensor-enabled. Amid IoT and focus on global internet connectivity, this seems rather feasible. Devices going online will only reduce the clutter and create space. This technological domain has already piqued the interest of startups that are working on its various aspects. A world where the population of digital natives is growing gradually, surface serving as interface seems to be the future.

  • Belt and Road Initiative – A Bumpy Ride

    The much-talked about Belt and Road Initiative, an ambitious project of China, is set to strengthen connectivity between Europe and Asia. However, the project has run into rough weather, drawing criticism from various quarters—it is largely seen as a move by China to increase influence on smaller economies and gain entry to new markets. Will this project have a positive global impact or is it just another geopolitical move by one country aimed at self-aggrandizement?

  • Taking Indian Carriers International - Relaxing the 5/20 Rule

    International traffic handled by Indian carriers increased by 12.0% y/y (17mn) over 2015. Foreign carriers witnessed a similar trend, with international traffic growing by 15.4% y/y (32mn) over 2015.

  • Why Tech Watch Should Be a Part of Your Competitive Intelligence (CI) Strategy

    “Opportunities are never lost; someone will take the ones you miss.”

    ― Andy Rooney

  • Commercialization of Nano-additives — Labs to Market

    Through the application of nanotechnology, existing products such as fuel, cement, or food can be manipulated on an atomic, molecular, or supramolecular scale by means of nano-additives/nano-fillers so as to enhance their physical or chemical properties. 

  • Innovative Plastics & Polymer Additives for Smart Packaging

    The smart packaging market is gaining traction, especially among sectors such as food and pharma, and is likely to boom in the coming years. 

  • 5G: Did COVID–19 Mar the Grand Rollout?

    The rollout of 5G, expected globally in 2020, took a beating as COVID–19 struck with all its might, taking one country after another. To deal with the highly contagious virus, lockdowns were imposed across the globe that completely derailed the rollout of 5G. While spectrum auctions and implementation have resumed, the tempo has slowed significantly compared to the speed with which 5G was being rolled out; however, there is hope that the delay will not have a long-term impact.

  • AI - A Key Element in Bridging the Security Gap for IoT Devices

    Increasing vulnerability of IoT devices to cyberattacks and other security threats have led enterprises to implement Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML)-enabled solutions. As hacks become more sophisticated and advanced, traditional security measures are being rendered ineffective. Progressive technologies such as AI and ML have helped in improving security by reducing security breaches and increasing operational efficiency.

  • Medtech companies to play larger role in emerging telemedicine space

    The current pandemic is a grim reminder of the significance of virtual healthcare advisory. While telemedicine has been in practice for decades, the COVID-19 outbreak has catapulted its adoption to a completely different scale. It is on the way to becoming mainstream as the urgency of meeting medical needs during this period of social isolation increases. Medtech companies are expected to play a big role in facilitating this by coming up with relevant solutions that will enable physicians and patients to connect in no time and irrespective of location.

  • Industry 4.0 – The Next Big Trend in Manufacturing Sector

    Revolution–Industry 4.0, also known as smart factories, is the forthcoming phase in digitization of the manufacturing sector where machines will interact with each other and make independent decisions. This would enable companies to improve productivity and take competition to the next level. Whether the new technology will find takers or not depends on how sustainable it is in the long term and how effectively it can translate into higher revenue, lower cost and increased productivity.

  • Mobility Trends and Their Impact on Auto Industry

    The automotive industry is ready to transform with the impending transition to shared, electric and connected mobility. The transition is expected to drive change at a tremendous pace and impact all players in the automotive ecosystem. The article chalks out a series of potential scenarios as mobility trends come into full effect, and talks about how players within the ecosystem are capitalising on the opportunities.

  • Compact SUVs – a segment growing against all odds

    As the automotive industry faces a slowdown in India, the compact SUV segment is proving to be an outlier. Relatively new to India (introduced in 2013), compact SUVs, defined as small cars with a higher ground clearance, is the only segment that has recorded positive sales growth and strong bookings in the past few months. Though the trend is unique in itself—sales of expensive SUVs are strikingly higher in a market where consumer confidence is at a six-year low—the implication for OEMs that are struggling in the competitive passenger vehicle market is larger. Basically, it is a strong indicator of shift in Indian consumer behavior that needs to be taken into account by the industry.

  • Mini-grids: Bridging the Gap in Electricity Access

    More than a billion people across the world do not have access to electricity; this includes Africa, where a major share of the population lives without electricity. To increase electrification and link remote locations, more and more countries are looking to install mini-grids. Asia and Africa are recording higher growth in installation of mini-grids, and it is expected that by 2030, mini-grids will provide electricity to more than 500 million people globally.

  • Top sectors to watch out for as life changes due to Covid-19

    The COVID-19 pandemic has created ripples in the already volatile global stock market. Several major global indexes fell more than 30% from their recent highs within a couple of months, and then recovered marginally. Companies associated with the travel and tourism sector witnessed a drastic drop (40–50%) in share prices at an accelerating pace. A few other sectors also bore the brunt of this steep decline. Ironically, there are some sectors that stand to benefit from this scenario and present attractive investment opportunities.

  • Blockchain in Telecom – Hype or Reality

    The telecom industry has been in a state of flux as it looks to optimize operations and generate additional revenue streams. It is keen on tapping the benefits of blockchain technology. Blockchain essentially facilitates faster transaction processing and decentralized operations, thereby addressing various problems faced currently by telecom operators.

  • Can Quantum Computing Transform the Financial Services Industry

    Quantum computing, a popular concept, is set to transform the financial services industry. The technology has been in existence since 1981 but is still at the nascent stage. Considering its powerful real-world applications, the potential ramifications far exceed the possibilities associated with current technology. This article highlights the likely use cases of quantum computing in financial services that could contribute to the growth of the industry.

  • Macau's Gaming Sector - It's a Good Time to Roll the Dice

    The preferred playground of the gambling world’s high rollers, Macau is aggressively expanding its hospitality and tourism sectors and is well on its way to becoming the premium global gaming and tourist destination by 2018.

  • Regulations for Defining Future Infrastructure Development

    Future contracts for infrastructure development will require clear guidelines as to how an infrastructure company should synergize its processes and comply with government regulations. After all, we live in a dynamic environment, where the landscape is changing continuously. Infrastructure is built for the society’s convenience. It is important, therefore, to assess the impact of construction on people, environment, and future-proofing. While government regulations and laws have been in place to address these aspects, adherence is by and large patchy and must be ensured.

  • Facility Management: Increasing Efficiency Through Adoption of Emerging Technologies

    Facility management is widely regarded as an essential service that helps maintain the health and safety of people as well as increase the lifespan of buildings and the assets within. Emerging technologies have been assisting facility managers to achieve these objectives. The industry’s reliance on technologies is expected to grow and play a crucial role in containing the spread of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Indian Telecom Industry: Consolidation Paving Way for Stability

    The Indian telecom industry has witnessed significant changes over a period of time. Currently, it is in the consolidation phase amid intense competition, declining revenues, and high capex requirements. With increasing data usage among consumers, companies are shifting focus from traditional voice calls to wider digital consumer space such as content and mobile banking solutions. This paradigm shift is expected to be the key to stabilization and growth in the industry in the coming years.

  • Is alliance the answer to OEMs’ woes in global auto industry?

    The global automobile market is in a turmoil, reflected in declining sales volumes. Geopolitical issues and rising R&D cost due to tighter environment protection norms have created challenges for the industry. This is compelling key players to form alliances and forge partnerships in their bid to survive amid uncertainty. However, the moot question is: Is this enough? How sustainable are the alliances? Let’s take a look.

  • Wearable ACs – The New Future

    The digital age has increased awareness about global warming. With the help of technological advancements, efforts are on to come up with innovations that would tackle the increasing fluctuations in temperatures. One such attempt is the development of a personal wearable AC, which is highly power-efficient and provides relief from too much heat or cold. Sony recently launched a wearable AC, although it is not the first to venture into this domain. The volume of research underway in this space currently indicates new possibilities in innovative wearables.

  • Parked Cars - A Hidden Potential Resource

    The automobile industry landscape is witnessing a major shift as innovative models, such as electric and autonomous cars, get ready to enter the market. The increase in production will lead to billions of car going on the road by 2040. According to research, private cars are parked 95% of the time and hence under-utilized. Industry players are currently looking for opportunities to use parked cars in a sustainable and effective manner while positively impacting the environment and the society.

  • Has COVID-19 Disrupted the Future of the Belt and Road Initiative?

    While China is gradually reopening its economy after successfully containing the spread of COVID-19, it is facing multiple challenges on the economic and political fronts. The lockdowns disrupted China’s manufacturing industry, adversely impacting its economy; at the same time, its standing in the global community has been weakened due to its alleged mismanagement of the virus outbreak. The country has been criticized for originating the pandemic, delaying the response, and not disseminating timely accurate information to the World Health Organization. China worsened the situation by engaging in a violent conflict with Indian troops along its shared border region and exhibiting aggressive behavior in the South China Sea. These developments are expected to impede the progress of China’s golden project – The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI).

  • India’s Ban on Chinese Apps – An Opportunity for Indian Tech Start-ups

    The political strain between India and China in the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic and the more recent Galwan Valley skirmish has prompted the Indian government to ban certain vulnerable apps that have a Chinese hand. Indian citizens are also favoring home-grown products in their attempt to boycott Chinese products and to support the government’s edict. With the pervasive presence of Chinese apps in almost all segments – from financial services to entertainment and gaming – the current ban opens up vast opportunities for Indian players. Can Indian start-ups rise to this challenge to meet technological demands and emerge as winners?

  • Use Cases: Digital Twin in Livestock Farming

    The agriculture industry is confronted with a new set of problems such as shortage of labor, pressure to feed an increasing population, and environmental degradation that are affecting the health of plants and animals and, consequently, agricultural produce. Agtech, entailing application of technology to agricultural operations and processes, is fast emerging as a solution to address these issues. Investment in digitalization in agriculture is lucrative in terms of increasing productivity, process efficiency and animal welfare. One such approach is the digital twin technology, yet to be explored in livestock farming. The use cases mentioned here indicate the technology’s application in livestock farming.

  • KSA Telecom Sector: Taking a Giant Leap!

    The telecom industry in KSA has taken a giant leap forward in the past few years. The industry has shown incredible progress in terms of infrastructure development and deployment of advanced technologies. Currently, KSA is among the few countries in the world to adopt 5G services and is rapidly expanding its coverage across the Kingdom, thus presenting an attractive opportunity for key players in the sector.

  • Are Electronics and Automotive Manufacturing companies shifting their base from China to Vietnam?

    Vietnam has emerged as a favorable alternative production destination for the electronics and automotive industries. This is due to several factors: the country’s robust economic growth (+6.8% YoY in 2019, driven by increasing FDI), increase in imports (+10.5%) and exports (+7.3%), multiple free trade agreements, rise in industrial production, low raw material costs, and high availability of raw materials and suppliers.

  • The Future of Flexible Workspaces

    The COVID-19 pandemic not only bloomed into a widespread humanitarian crisis but also crippled the global economy. To survive, companies will need to sustain their operations over the short to medium term. If they withstand the current crisis, the flexible workspace sector could then rebound and have positive long-term prospects. A sector that came up to execute agile real-estate strategies has been now pushed to the forefront with the outbreak. Organizations are likely to look at the flexible workspace market to diversify and add resilience to their occupational portfolios. Thus, flexible workspaces could account for a greater share of workspaces than ever before.

  • Long-Term Trends Likely to Emerge in TMT Sector as an Aftermath of COVID-19

    COVID-19 has led to increased usage of internet as well as technology, media, and telecom (TMT). As the virus continues to force nations to remain under lockdown, these trends will be long-term and may become part of the “new normal.” While the developed countries already had a large base of online users, they still saw a surge in numbers. The emerging nations are continuing to see a rise and yet have unexplored potential that could lead to further growth.

  • Is There an E-commerce Bubble in India?

    The 1600s witnessed a surge in the demand for tulips.

  • The AI Revolution in Banking

    AI is among the key trends that will reshape the banking industry going forward. Today, AI has evolved to play an integral role in many phases of the banking ecosystem, with a potential to make banks exponentially “smarter”. AI is not just another technology to enhance productivity – it is an industry disruptor with the potential to bring exceptional value to businesses and customers.

  • Budget 2017–18: It is What You Make of It

    Preponed, progressive, and pervasive, the Indian Government’s Budget had a few unexpected turns that could hint at things to come.


Blogs

16 blog posts found for connectivity:

  • Five emerging trends likely to shape the workplace

    Digital transformation is modifying our work environment gradually. With more sophisticated technologies and wider connectivity, workplaces as we know today will undergo a complete change in the coming decade. Needless to add, this cannot happen without a simultaneous shift in mind-set. The articles explores some key trends likely to usher in the revolutionary change.

  • IoT Experiences Mixed Reactions in India — Enterprise IoT to Grow, but Home Automation Remains a Pipedream

    Proposed smart cities will play significant role in boosting India’s plan to establish $15 billion IoT industry by 2020. However, lack of the enabling infrastructure and restriction of high-speed internetworking to certain urban areas are IoT’s biggest bottlenecks in India. While enterprise IoT is finding its roots in the country, home automation is several decades away.

  • India’s Largest Online Travel Agent Just Bought Out its Biggest Competitor

    Other mergers could follow suit to counter the new behemoth.

  • Additive Manufacturing — The Next Industrial Revolution?

    Often heralded as ‘the next industrial revolution’, Additive Manufacturing’s  unique processes, techniques, and technologies open up new grounds for innovation, offering a range of logistical, economic, and technical advantages in the manufacturing space.

  • Transport and Communication Services are the Fastest Growing Sectors in India

    With over 1.33 billion citizens, India has a lot of people that need to get around and keep in touch.

  • Demonetization — And The Debate Goes On

    As Diwali festivities draw to a close, the first anniversary of the bold move to demonetize the Indian economy approaches fast. But, as it was then, the debate over it being a disruptive or innovative policy continues to rage.

    Honestly, there is no definite answer.  

  • IoT Could Save Billions in Healthcare Costs Across the US and Europe

    Despite its nascent stage of development and deployment, the global healthcare industry could leverage IoT to develop an affordable, accessible, and quality care ecosystem.

  • Technology Disruption in the Media Industry

    The world of entertainment has undergone a massive change in the past decade due to the advent of new technologies. Innovations in the platform, content, and the entire delivery process have ensured that our entertainment is engaging, exciting, and accessible anywhere, anytime. Such technologies are still evolving and will continue to enhance our viewing experience.

  • The Healthcare Industry Could Have a Lot Riding on IoT

    Although just a small sub-set of IoT’s potential applications, its ability to revolutionize the mundane in healthcare and medicine is spurring some interesting developments.

  • The China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and its Effects

    With around 17 projects worth US$ 16 billion either completed or nearing completion, the region is expecting favorable climes for economic and business interests as investors from regions such as China, South Korea, Central Asia, the Middle East, the UK, the US, and the Netherlands take note.

  • The Drone Industry Presents a Compelling Case for Future Investments

    Having evolved at an astonishing pace over the last few years, with a myriad of applications ranging from photography to disaster rescue, the drone industry is set to grow at an equally astonishing rate in the years to come.

  • Satellite TV in a tussle with OTT wave

    The evolving entertainment landscape has endured various changes. Today, satellite and cable TV face intense competition from over-the-top (OTT) platforms, which offer personalized content at a faster rate. Will satellite and cable TV be able to fight this threat or will this new innovation lead to their slow death? A perspective.

  • Data Monetization - A Potential Revenue Stream

    Due to technological advancements and IoT-connected enterprises, organizations have access to massive amounts of data generated on a daily basis. While companies primarily use data internally to improve their products, services, and processes, data can also become a potential revenue stream. Many companies have already recognized data as an invaluable asset, and they are devising strategies to use data for commercial purposes. However, successful implementation of such strategies requires cultivation of “data culture”.

  • Global Healthcare: Five Emerging Technologies Changing the Landscape

    The healthcare sector of today benefits immensely from technological advancements. Emerging technologies are helping develop newer, better treatments while alleviating cost burdens. Some technologies are yet to be explored to their full potential, but have still brought about a massive shift in the sector. Innovations such as artificial intelligence and robotics are completely changing the landscape, ushering in a new future for healthcare.

  • Are Smart Homes Still a Thing of the Future?

    Smart home technology is becoming a very serious business.

    We take a hard look at the market, which, like the others, is grappling with economic challenges and imbalances.

    Are entrepreneurs in the space seeing their grand vision come true?

    Are start-ups really making a mark?

    Is innovation living up to its hype?


    Read on for some of the answers.

  • India Budget FY17 - Expectedly Steady and Staid


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