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  • Soraya Jones steps down as CEO at Cambridge Wireless

    Dr Soraya Jones has decided to step down as CEO at Cambridge Wireless, the leading not-for-profit, international community for companies involved in the research, development and application of wireless and mobile technologies. During her eight years at CW, Jones has grown the organisation from 70 to over 400 members from all over the world, ranging from start-ups to global operators, device manufacturers and service providers. The number of Special Interest Groups (SIGs) has also risen from five to 19, driven by some 90 industry leading SIG champions; while the flagship CW International Future of Wireless Conference and Discovering Start-ups competition have become key events in the industry calendar. Most recently, Jones announced the first CW Technical Engineering Conference next March in London.

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  • SIG Champion Wins Award for Role as First Responder

    7th November 2014, Cambridge UK - Russell Inman, CW Digital Content and Delivery SIG Champion can be excused for not attending yesterday’s SIG event as he was receiving an award for his voluntary work over the last 5 years from the West Midlands Ambulance Service (WMAS) at Walsall Football Ground last night.

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  • CW TEC to address terrestrial TV, M2M, IoT, wearable connectivity and more

    The inaugural CW Technology & Engineering Conference will take a top down look at the impact of emerging technologies on millimetre, microwave, UHF and VHF spectral value.

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  • Information Rock and Roll – How Big Data has made Analytics

    While analysing Big Data is no easy task and has always been seen as a ‘back room’ operation, data analytics has become a hot topic in the boardroom, according to speakers at the <b>Cambridge Wireless (CW)</b> event yesterday: <b>‘Information Rock and Roll – How Big Data has made Analytics Sexy’</b>. “With the sheer volume of data being from unstructured sources, such as sensors, users’ context, social media, video content and weblogs creating a massive ‘data lake’, all this information has to be stored, categorised, visualised and analysed to deliver real value to a business,” said <b>Dana Pavel</b> of <b>TecVis</b>, and a CW Big Data SIG Champion at the CW event hosted yesterday at <b>Eversheds LLP</b> in London.

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  • Understanding Procurement: A guide for MedTech companies

    Eastern Academic Health Science Network "NHS Readiness" event Thursday 6th November 2014 - 9.30am -2.00pm Stevenage Bioscience Catalyst, Gunnels Wood Road, Stevenage, Herts, SG1

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  • Winners of Discovering Start-ups showcase best in UK wireless innovation

    Leading investors and wireless industry experts praise quality of finalists in pitching event Discovering Start-ups 2015 expands into Europe

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  • One week to discover the UK’s most exciting tech start-ups!

    In just over a week 18 UK tech start-ups take the stage to pitch their ideas to the likes of Google, Qualcomm Ventures, Orange Labs, IBM and London Business Angels in the Discovering Start-ups 2014 (DS14) final. Jointly delivered by Cambridge Wireless (CW) and SETsquared, the DS14 national competition has attracted entrants from UK tech clusters and will culminate in a pitching final on the 22nd October at the Deloitte’s London offices.

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  • The DS14 pitching rally to kick off in 2 weeks! – BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW

    The official countdown has begun and with 2 weeks to go until the Discovering Start-Ups 2014 Competition (DS14) final in London, Cambridge Wireless (CW) and SETsquared – the DS14 organisers - are expecting to see over 100 entrepreneurs, professionals, angels, VCs, investors and accelerators from the likes of Google, Qualcomm Ventures, BT, Broadcom, IBM, Orange Labs, Samsung, London Business Angels, Cambridge Angels and more attending the event.

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  • Cambridge Wireless announces first CW Technology & Engineering Conference

    The first CW Technology & Engineering Conference (CW TEC) will take a top down look at the impact of emerging technologies on millimetre, microwave, UHF and VHF spectral value. Taking place on 24 March 2015 in London and positioned six months before WRC 2015, CW TEC will provide a unique insight into the impact that mobile, satellite, TV, IOT and wearable technology will have on the value of licensed and unlicensed spectrum – from VHF to KA band and beyond – addressing the question as to whether present technology platforms should become more similar or dissimilar over time.

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  • Small cell experts raise questions of standards, interoperability and performance

    02.10.14 Cambridge, UK: While small cells have the potential to meet growing demand for mobile data and improve urban connectivity, they need to be automatically and smoothly incorporated into the existing macrocell network, raising questions of standards, interoperability and performance, according to industry experts at the Cambridge Wireless Small Cells Special Interest Group (SIG) conference yesterday.

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  • Cambridge and London tech start-ups to go head-to-head in Discovering Start-Ups (DS14) Final

    Six ambitious technology start-ups from Cambridge and seven from London will be pitching against each other in the finals of the Discovering Start-Ups 2014 Competition on 22nd of October. The 12 innovative companies are among the 18 finalists shortlisted from over 80 UK entrants from the South West to the North of England that will face a panel of 23 judges, including industry experts and investors from the likes of Google, BT, Broadcom, IBM, Orange Labs, Samsung, London Business Angels and Cambridge Angels.

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  • Blurred lines between fixed and mobile says chair of UK Spectrum Policy

    26 September 2014: The inexorable acceleration towards total mobility is eliminating the distinction between fixed and mobile communications to become just ‘connectivity’, according to Professor Jim Norton, Chair of the UK Spectrum Policy Forum, addressing an audience of over 120 telecoms industry experts, entrepreneurs and academics at the Cambridge Wireless (CW) Founders Dinner last night.

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  • UK tech start-up barometer points to strong future – 2014 Discovering Start-Ups Competition Shortlisted Finalists Announced

    The finalists of the 2014 Discovering Start-Ups Competition have been announced and will get the chance to pitch their innovative technologies and business plans to 23 leading industry expert investors from the likes of Google, BT, Broadcom, IBM, Orange Labs, Samsung, London Business Angles and Cambridge Angels.

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  • Critical National Infrastructure in the Commercial World

    Cyber Security – are we safe yet? 2 September 2014: The Cambridge Wireless (CW) ‘Critical National Infrastructure in a Commercial Word’ event will be held at Bird and Bird LLP in London on 16th September 2014. With speakers at the forefront of dealing with cyber security in the Critical National Infrastructure (CNI), the event will deliver insights into the current security situation, looking at the effectiveness of Cyber Security as well as the real business requirements for Operational Technology Cyber Security. With perspectives from private sector operators and engineers, it will also examine the increasing expectations of society and how these expose the CNI systems to hostile environments and the importance of embedding cyber security awareness into the workforce.

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  • UK tech clusters show benefits of closer links

    Last chance to enter search for UK’s most innovative wireless start-ups

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  • Cambridge is the main hub for local and international technology specialists

    Cambridge has long had a reputation as home to leaders in the technology industry. From the University through to technology companies and networking hubs it has become an international connection point, a place where like-minded people can share their expertise. This is true, more so now, than ever before.

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  • Chirp sings the praises of Discovering Start-Ups Competition

    One month to enter UK search for innovative wireless technologies sponsored by Deloitte

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  • The Internet of Industrial Things (IoIT) Workshop – 23rd July 2014

    A group of companies including Arkessa, 1248, Axillium, and Flexeye along with academia to build a funded collaborative cluster of organisations advancing and applying IoT technology for the benefit of UK industry.

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  • Discovering Start-Ups Competition 2014 - DS14

    Calling all UK tech start-ups to enter

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  • ‘Where’s the Money in Open Source?’ – Software and Open Source SIG Event - Cambourne

    Open source is a growing and arguably successful strategy for making our corner of the world a better place. While altruism motivates many individuals and some companies to make things open source, others are in it for the money. On the other hand, many companies use or are forced to use, open source for its perceived cost-saving value, often disregarding its risks. So what’s the business case for open source?

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  • 'Making Research Relevant to Industry' - Academic and Industry SIG event - Cambridge

    Free attendance for Academics! Poster Display Boards Available for Universities and Academia.

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  • Wireless industry must rise to the challenge to change the world for good

    Cambridge Wireless conference focuses on role of wireless to meet global economic, environmental and societal challenges

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  • Internet can empower women and eradicate inequalities says Cherie Blair

    Cherie Blair addresses wireless industry at Cambridge Conference

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  • “Internet of Things Launchpad” – London and Cambridge

    Competition for R&D Funding

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  • Wireless industry has critical role to play in creating a sustainable world

    Dr Sally Uren looks to wireless to close the gap between technology and people

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  • Precise Location – Myth or Reality?

    Location, Location, Location... how precise can you get? Is greater accuracy of wireless location devices important and can it be achieved?

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  • Welcome to CW BLOG

    The BLOG offers creative space and editorial independence to our guest bloggers interested in spreading the word across CW global community.

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  • Have your Say – Launch of 2014 CW Member Survey

    CW needs your help! Your feedback is important to us.

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  • Closing the GAP between Healthcare and Technology

    Cambridge Wireless conference, ‘Fostering Health Innovation’, 12th June 2014

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  • UK search kicks off to find the most innovative wireless start-ups

    Cambridge Wireless and Silicon SouthWest Launch Discovering Start-Ups 2014 competition sponsored by Deloitte

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  • CW and S-Tech insure support for start-ups at The 6th Future of Wireless International Conference

    Insurance broker S-Tech has seen many companies grow from start-up to international success in its 32 years of providing cover for Cambridge based companies – and the next set of success stories could well be exhibiting at S-Tech sponsored Start-up Zone at the 6th Future of Wireless International Conference.

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  • BlackBerry 10 – The Future for Developers

    BlackBerry returns to London with an insightful evening session in its bespoke ‘BlackBerry 10 - The Future for Developers’ series, taking place at the British Library Conference Centre

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  • Industry and Government explore ways forward for connected and autonomous vehicles to become reality

    Industry experts examine the road map for the connected car at Cambridge Wireless conference

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  • CALLING ALL MILLENNIALS! Tell us why you want to attend the Future of Wireless International Conference and win a FREE ticket!

    Tell us why you want to attend the Future of Wireless International Conference and win a FREE ticket! – Exclusive opportunity for Millennials

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  • A Choice of Future m2m Access Technologies for Mobile Network Operators

    Two recent Cambridge Wireless events from the Connected Devices and Mobile Broadband SIGs have highlighted the potential difficulties and costs of using cellular to connect billions of “things” to the Internet in future.

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  • Cambridge Wireless announces winners of 2014 Board Elections

    Cambridge, UK: With over 350 members and nearly eighty SIG (Special Interest Group) Champions representing various aspects of the wireless industry, Cambridge Wireless, (CW) continues to expand its global reach and focus on emerging technologies and market trends, to position itself as the world’s leading industry forum involved in the development and application of wireless technologies.

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  • Cambridge Wireless announces the winners of the 2014 Board Elections

    It’s been one of the most closely contested Board Election run with record number of candidates standing for all seats and we received an overwhelming number of votes from our members!

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  • Changing the World with Wireless Technology

    Accenture’s Stuart Orr provides vision of how wireless will shape and transform lives in the next 10 years at CW Future of Wireless International Conference

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  • CW conference explores SDN’s ‘Radical Future, Pragmatic Beginnings’ with speakers from EE, Cambridge Computer Lab, InterDigital (UK) and Huawei

    The idea of applying the concepts used to build IT datacentres and Cloud services to decouple network functions from the physical infrastructure has in a short space of time, catapulted ‘virtual networks' to one of the most disruptive technologies in the networking industry. Software Defined Networking (SDN) – originated at Stanford University – and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) are proving to be far more than just marketing hype. This was confirmed when Nicira, a start-up known for its emerging SDN technology was acquired for $1.26 billion in 2012 by VMware.

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  • Rising to the Content Delivery Challenge

    It is 18 years since Bill Gates first stated “Content is King” when he predicted that much of the real money made on the Internet would be from content, just as it is in broadcasting. As the Internet’s role in delivering content continues to expand with multiple device ownership allowing access from desktops, consoles, smartphones and tablets, the demand for high-quality content has never been greater. But more content is driving the need for better distribution.

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  • Two inaugural SIG events to mark the launch of Virtual Networks SIG and Automotive & Transport SIG

    CW expands its portfolio with two new Special Interest Groups - Virtual Networks SIG and Automotive & Transport SIG

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  • Connecting the Unconnected from Glencoe to Gaborone

    Future of Wireless International Conference focuses on social and economic benefits of extending global mobile coverage

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  • Last Few Places Still Available for this Evening Event - Register Now!!

    <b>‘Mobile World Congress – Fiesta or Siesta II’: Join our debate on the best and the rest from Barcelona’</B> In light of the intense discussion generated by last year’s event, we’re happy to announce the return of ‘Mobile World Congress - Fiesta or Siesta?’. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear industry leaders give their views on the trends and technologies everyone was talking about. Is the Internet of Things still the Next Big Thing? Will Wearable Tech dominate the future Digital landscape? Has Microsoft’s mobile moment finally arrived? You’ll also have the opportunity to throw your own thoughts on Congress touch points into the mix.

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  • Get inspired at The 6th Future of Wireless International Conference 2014!

    The 6th Future of Wireless International Conference 2014 is gathering momentum with an impressive line-up of talks, case studies and real-life scenarios from thought-leaders and senior executives in the industry as they address “Changing the World with Wireless”.

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  • Scotlands Chief Scientist Prof Morris to speak at event on 12th March, Cambridge

    This free to attend full-day event will bring together representatives from the four main actors in the use of Big Data in Health to look at how health services can benefit from the technology, exploration and value Big Data has to offer, and to help define the UK’s unique capability in having and exploiting high quality large datasets.

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  • Where technology and fashion converge

    Cambridge Wireless conference focuses on the wearable technology revolution

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  • Connected Technology is Changing Innovation

    The 6th Future of Wireless International Conference looks at the how emerging wireless technologies can change societies and economies

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  • UK punching above its weight says Director General of Knowledge and Innovation

    Sir John O’Reilly presents the Cambridge Wireless Prestigious Lecture and examines relationship between Industry, Government and Academia

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  • Cambridge Wireless Prestigious Lecture examines relationship between Industry, Government and Academia

    With the pace of social, technological, economic and environmental change accelerating rapidly, Professor Sir John O'Reilly, Director General of Knowledge and Innovation, will be presenting the 3rd Cambridge Wireless (CW) Prestigious Lecture on how industry, government and academia need to build a more seamless relationship to meet new challenges and seize opportunities.

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  • Servitization will Boost Revenues for Business says Aston Business School and Cambridge Wireless

    Servitization will Boost Revenues for Business says Aston Business School and Cambridge Wireless

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  • Cambridge Wireless celebrates 100 Years of Radio Communications

    Cambridge Wireless (CW) celebrated ‘100 Years or Radio’ at yesterday’s inaugural event of the CW Wireless Heritage Special Interest Group. Starting from 1914 with the outbreak of WW1, leading industry experts and history enthusiasts tracked the emergence of radio and its development through to contemporary mobile broadband networks, while also looking at the lessons that can be learnt from advances across the last century.

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  • Cambridge Wireless Prestigious Lecture examines relationship between Industry, Government and Academia

    With the pace of social, technological, economic and environmental change accelerating rapidly, Professor Sir John O'Reilly, Director General of Knowledge and Innovation, will be presenting the 3rd Cambridge Wireless (CW) Prestigious Lecture on how industry, government and academia need to build a more seamless relationship to meet new challenges and seize opportunities. Sir John will address the importance of the ‘knowledge triangle’ of research, innovation and higher education, and put the case for a strong engagement between these three key drivers to create a powerful engine for UK economic growth.

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  • Last Few Free Places Available for Cambridge Wireless Prestigious Lecture Series

    Cambridge Wireless proudly presents the third event in its Prestigious Lecture Series and is delighted to announce Sir John O'Reilly, Director General of Knowledge and Innovation as its speaker. As part of a membership recruitment drive we have strictly limited free places for this event for associate members and non members of Cambridge Wireless. Please register soon to ensure that you do not miss out on your place.

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  • Wireless Heritage SIG 6th February 2014 - 100 Years of Radio

    The Wireless Heritage SIG has been established to build on the interest generated from a number of prior CW events including the May Day May Day event in Duxford (with a Spitfire fly past courtesy of Cambridge Consultants) and Cellular 25 at the Science Museum. The purpose of the SIG is to use the past to inform the future.

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  • Changing the World with Wireless

    The 6th Future of Wireless International Conference focuses on how wireless technology is shaping and enhancing lives across continents

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  • Is Millimetre Wave Radio the answer to bandwidth shortage?

    With an increasing shortage of cellular spectrum, Cambridge Wireless (CW) and ICT KTN are collaborating in an effort to explore the opportunities presented by -Millimetre-Wave (mm-Wave) radio. The conference “Millimetre-wave radios: The Challenges and Opportunities”, on 30th January 2014 at PA Consulting Group, Melbourne Science Park near Cambridge, brings together leading industry experts and provides a platform for delegates to debate the potential benefits of millimetre-wave radio.

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  • Another Successful Year for Cambridge Wireless – Thank you for your support

    2013 has been a hugely productive year for the Cambridge Wireless community. This success would not have been possible without the support of our members, sponsors, partners and especially our dedicated Board and SIG Champions who give up so much of their time to help Cambridge Wireless grow as the leading wireless community. We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their continued support throughout this year and we look forward to an exciting, challenging and prosperous 2014.

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  • Academia and Industry Join Forces for New Approach to Research Funding

    Cambridge Wireless event focuses on options to improve industrial-academic relationships

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  • What’s next for Machine to Machine?

    Cambridge Wireless event asks if we are ready for a time when machines will by-pass humans

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  • ‘The Evolution of First Responder Communications’ as seen by Central Government, Emergency Services and Network Operators

    Cambridge Wireless and ICT KTN event asks if 4G will impact the developmental direction of professional two-way wireless communications services for Emergency Services?

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  • Opportunity for Cambridge Wireless Community

    <b>An Antenna and Device RF Test Capability for the Cambridge Community.</b> There is an opportunity to acquire a significant asset to help the Wireless and RF community in Cambridge and make us even more competitive. As you may know Antenova M2M Limited is changing premises and re-centering its Engineering in Taiwan. As a result they are disposing of an SATIMO S-64 antenna test chamber and associated test equipment.

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  • TfL and Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue show the value of location

    Cambridge Wireless Conference explores how mobile location data can be harnessed to predict the future

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  • Connecting the 50 billion devices - but what’s the big picture?

    The idea of 50 billion devices connecting to the Internet or to our phones by 2020 is looking increasingly likely. But what will the big picture really be? Some of Europe’s top technology experts will join the dots at an event titled “2020 – Visions of a connected world”. Leading technology company The Technology Partnership (TTP) has sponsored and will be hosting this event at its offices in Melbourn near Cambridge on 7 November.

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  • UK SMEs should be given access to University IP to boost economy says head of Cambridge Computer Lab

    Professor Andy Hopper calls for urgent action in his Cambridge Wireless Prestigious Lecture

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  • Cambridge Wireless asks if knowing where you will be tomorrow means more than where you are today?

    Cambridge Wireless, the leading wireless industry forum, will be hosting a conference on 23 October 2013 at the British Library in London to look at the latest developments in location-based systems. In particular, leading industry experts will explore whether state-of-the-art pedestrian and vehicle tracking systems combined with the volume of increasingly accurate data will open the door to predicting future locations and if so, is predictive positioning beneficial?

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  • Cambridge Wireless expansion continues with the proposal of new Automotive SIG

    The global automotive industry has many challenges and opportunities within wireless, such as electric vehicles, smart cities, in car communications, autonomous cars, etc. These challenges and opportunities aren’t being addressed by the traditional automotive industry on its own. Smart phones technologies are now bringing more applications into the car, such as entertainment, navigation and traffic information. Internet giants such as Google are investing into autonomous cars, insurance companies want to measure driver behaviour. The list goes on...

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  • Winners of UK Discovering Start-Ups 2013 announced

    Five new wireless businesses get the thumbs-up from leading investors and wireless industry experts

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  • “How can technology innovations create a health service worthy of the 21st century?” asks Cambridge Wireless

    In a time of great uncertainly for the health sector Cambridge Wireless has teamed up with IET, Cambridge Biomedical Campus and EAHSN to highlight the challenges and opportunities technological innovations present to the health service now and in the future.

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  • Cambridge Wireless needs you as expansion continues with the proposal of new SIGs

    Following the announcement of the new Wireless Heritage SIG in August’s newsletter, we have received an influx of suggestions for the initiation of yet more new SIGs. This has resulted in the proposal to launch three Special Interest Groups: Space & Satellite, Big Data, Network Function Virtualisation (NFV) and White Space.

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