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The manufacturing industry is going through a radical transformation. Emerging technologies and futuristic cyber-physical systems increasingly occupy the factory floor. And the “Industry 4.0” movement is not slowing down. Manufacturing firms are investing $900 billion annually on new technologies such as Augmented Reality (AR), Robotics and AI, say PwC. This means technology demand will increase […]

Health and social care services worldwide are currently facing considerable difficulties. A shortage of carers and healthcare workers has led to a rise in unnecessary and costly GP and A&E visits, according to Age UK and the World Health Organization. Local authority spending in these sectors has fallen significantly in recent years. If nothing changes, […]

Stephen Murray has been with us at Blu Wireless for a year and is an important member of the team. From beginning of his time with us as part of the Hardware team helping with production to moving into the Customer Engineering team to work on one of our larger projects, Stephen continues to prove […]

Rail operators’ vision of 5G high-speed trains is much nearer than many think. Recent advances in wireless 5G mmWave mean that reliable, multi-gigabit connectivity is now possible onboard even at hundreds of miles per hour. Though bringing Wi-Fi to trains was a revolutionary feat in itself at the time, the system was not designed to […]

By Ray McConnell From self-activating street lights to available parking space alerts, our cities are getting increasingly smarter. By 2020, global spend on smart cities will exceed $34bn, including everything from augmented reality to connected cars. Current demand will continue to accelerate, as consumers increasingly seek ubiquitous, multi-device connectivity. Traditional networking technologies will no longer […]

As the race to 5G implementation is heating up, millimetre wave (mmWave) wireless frequencies have been receiving a lot of attention in the news. Plenty of US mobile network operators say they are using or considering it to deploy 5G. Achieving consistently strong mmWave connectivity is no easy technical feat, however. As Forbes journalist Patrick […]

As mobile operators are beginning their roll-outs of 5G technology, a Gartner survey reveals that two thirds of organisations worldwide see enough benefit to their businesses that they would consider deploying their own networks. The rest of us are keen to understand more about the technology, what it means for our smartphone and device connectivity […]

Nadine Jenkins is a key member of the Blu Wireless team. With 18 years’ experience in the wireless industry across integration and test, software development and hardware/software support, including positions at picoChip and BlackBerry. Nadine’s role as Technical Marketing Manager is vital to the everyday operations of the business. Describe a typical day in your […]

By Simon Holmes, Head of Digital Communications at First Group and Mark Barrett, CMO at Blu Wireless Published in Railway Strategies, Issue 155. Reliable and uninterrupted connectivity is essential to people’s personal and professional lives. However, delivering a cost-effective solution to this demand has been hugely challenging in the rail industry. This has left passengers unsatisfied […]

Connected Cars Connected cars have the ability to access the internet and connect with other devices in and around the vehicle, which will improve automotive experience and change the way we travel significantly. As we become an increasingly technology-driven society, the demand is growing for automotive Wi-Fi. With the market set to be valued at […]