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  • CW Launches Member-Led Webinar Series with Call for Content

    With many businesses now operating solely online, CW will be delivering webinars to our members and the wider technology community over the coming months.  Our Spring training sessions have already been converted to webinars and we’re talking to SIG Champions about updating previously planned face-to-face events into online series. 

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  • Why is networking important?

    Earlier this Spring I was invited to present to a lecture theatre of University of Cambridge STEM students on the value of networking and how individuals can maximise the time spent at events.

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  • Nokia delivers record 5G capacity gains via software upgrade

    Nokia today announced that it hit a milestone in the delivery of enhanced 5G capacity via a software upgrade on Nokia’s commercial AirScale solution. The lab test delivered approximately 3Gbps total downlink cell throughout and was performed using Sprint 5G with a software upgrade of E-UTRAN New Radio - Dual Connectivity (EN-DC) and Multi-User-Multiple Input Multiple Output (MU-MIMO) – the first time this has been achieved. When the service is made commercially available, it will allow operators to vastly increase their network capacity via a software update without having to invest in additional spectrum.

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  • A note from CW's CEO on coronavirus

    On Friday, following the PM's press briefing, CW made the decision to postpone, cancel or convert to webinar the majority of events until Monday 8 June at the earliest (the government's stick in the sand for "turning the tide"). In lieu of this decision, I wanted to keep you up to date with all the other support options that CW can offer you and your business over the coming months.

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  • CW Board Elections 2020 – Become a Director on the CW Board

    It’s election time again for CW! We are an organisation that is effectively owned by our Members and each year you have the opportunity to join the governing Board responsible for CW’s strategic direction.

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  • Initiative to develop communications technology for the new decade to be launched in Cambridge

    John Grant from Nine Tiles has authored this guest blog introducing the ISG Non-IP Networking (NIN) Working Group which has been formed by ETSI and which will have its inaugural meeting in Cambridge on 25th March (registration closes 19th March).

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  • How CW is approaching Coronavirus

    As an event organiser, CW has a responsibility to safeguard the health of its community. While the risk of infection from Coronavirus in the UK is currently low, the situation is developing rapidly and actions implemented now have the opportunity to reduce the impact of the virus further down the line. To this end, today we have released the CW Coronavirus Policy which details the actions that we are taking to minimise the risk of the virus to our community.

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  • Digital Twins are in Business

    On Tuesday 3 March CW’s Connected Devices SIG joined forces with the Industrial IoT SIG to deliver a set of talks that exposed the current implementation of digital twin technology in businesses and brought to light many of the challenges that are hindering their growth.

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  • CW Members (that would have been) at MWC 2020

    MWC is fast approaching. It’s the largest mobile event in the world, bringing together well over 2,000 companies to showcase the latest innovations and hot industry topics. GSMA are expecting well over 100,000 attendees to fill the halls and >1M business meetings to take place over the course of the week. For businesses looking to make their mark in the mobile sector, this is an event not to be missed!

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  • CW Member Samsung has launched the AirDresser, a revolutionary way to care for clothes

    Samsung Electronics Ltd. has announced the launch of the AirDresser in the UK, a ground-breaking solution to some of clothing care’s most wearing problems.

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  • Top Providers of SDN Services

    As 5G networks become a reality, so too are the technologies that will enable operators to handle the gigantic expansion in data rates, data formats, devices and platforms that will ensue. Software Defined Networking (SDN) is one such simplifier of 5G. It is a distributed software management system that can automate processes and enable agile network control from a centralised location.

    added by CW (Cambridge Wireless) 4 min Read
  • CW Launches Community Survey with Annual Report

    Please take this opportunity to share your thoughts on what you would like CW to do more of, and what we need to improve!

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  • CW Members Smarten Mobility at CES 2020

    The annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas is one of the largest and craziest technology events of the year. Innovators from across the world come together to demonstrate what our lives could be like in the future, and this year that future included a lot of robots, talk about 5G, content delivery and most prominently for many of CW’s members, smart mobility.

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  • 2019 - A year of CW

    With 2019 and the current decade drawing to a close, we take a fond look back on all that CW has accomplished during the year that the first-ever image of a black hole was unveiled and the seventh in line of succession, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, was born to Prince Harry & Meghan Markle.

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  • Are personal data stores the future of the internet?

    Last week the CW Engineering Trust SIG invited three experts to talk to our community about a revolutionary technology that could transform the way in which people and businesses manage personal data. The potential of the technology is there, but such innovation doesn’t come without business and deployment challenges – making it a perfect topic for an evening’s debate.

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  • Increasing the speed and diversity of invention using artificial intelligence

    This week the CW Artificial Intelligence Special Interest Group invited Julian Nolan, the CEO and Founder of Iprova, to share what his team is doing to increase the speed and quality of innovation.

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  • Top 10 AI in Healthcare Start-Ups in the UK

    The UK Government’s Industrial Strategy lists both artificial intelligence and ageing society as two of the grand challenges which will transform our future. The latest developments in hardware and software have made artificial intelligence accessible to all industries and its rollout is increasing productivity and enabling new use cases across the board. It is no surprise that one of its most impactful application areas is in healthcare, a service that due to the ageing population is becoming overburdened and is begging for increased efficiencies.

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  • Full Fibre by 2025: A Bold Vision or a Failure to Grasp Reality?

    The CW Talks curators hit the jackpot with this talk title when it was proposed earlier this year. Over the past couple of weeks, broadband has become a central theme of the election. While the Conservative party are looking to accelerate the rollout of full fibre from the current level of 10% to nationwide by 2025, the Labour party are looking to nationalise the industry and offer broadband to every household for free.

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  • How 5G Could Transform the Delivery of Healthcare

    This blog has been guest authored by CW Healthcare SIG Champion Nigel Whittle, Head of Medical & Healthcare at Plextek, a leading design and innovation consultancy. It follows on from CW's recent "5G in Healthcare" event.

    added by CW (Cambridge Wireless) 6 min Read
  • Latest edition of the CW Journal is available online

    Issue 9 of the CW Journal: 5G Safety: An Epidemiological Approach is now available to read online.

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  • Top 10 Businesses in the Industrial Internet of Things

    What is Industrial IoT? Industrial IoT is the subsection of the broader internet of things which looks past consumer-facing IoT products such as the connected thermostat and fitness trackers to examine the way in which arrays of connected sensors and devices can improve the production and transportation of goods.

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  • Fulfilling the potential of smart cities

    This autumn the CW Smart & Intelligent Cities and Small Cell SIGs combined to deliver insight into the challenges currently standing in the way of smart cities fulfilling their potential. Among the speakers were West Midlands 5G, Telensa and New Street Research.

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  • The future and challenges of augmented and virtual reality

    Earlier this year, the CW Future Devices & Technologies SIG were joined by five mixed reality experts, each of whom presented their ideas for what the future of augmented and virtual reality technology could be, and what was stopping a rapid rise to success.

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  • CW goes to China

    In October 2019 CW’s CEO Simon Mead and Senior Business Development & Operations Manager Patricia Chan travelled to China on a visit kindly organised by the China Electronics Chamber of Commerce (CECC) and Tuspark. 

    added by CW (Cambridge Wireless) 1 min Read
  • CW member BT launches free Wi-Fi controls giving families greater management of screen time

    BT is giving families greater control over screen time for free with its latest update, Wi-Fi Controls. The new feature available on the Smart Hub 2 gives parents the power to pause the internet at home and control up to 15 devices.

    added by CW (Cambridge Wireless) 2 min Read
  • CW member GSMA Reveals First Details for MWC Barcelona 2020

    CEOs from Companies Including Airbus, Nokia, Novartis, NTT Docomo, Orange, Telefónica and Viacom, Speaking in MWC Keynote Programme.

    added by CW (Cambridge Wireless) 6 min Read
  • CW welcomes new SIG Champions

    Special Interest Group (SIG) Champions are the backbone of the CW community. With the support of the CW team, they take each of our SIG events from concept to delivery, working together to create an agenda, engage speakers and chair each event as it happens.

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  • CW Member NTT Data Looking for Start-Ups

    NTT Data, a company at #50 in the Fortune Global 500 who invests $3.6Bn in R&D annually, is seeking start-ups with solutions across seven domains listed below. Apply today for the opportunity to pitch your business to all its relevant business units and group companies.

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  • CW member BT launches smart cycling trial

    Moving to greener forms of transport is one of the key challenges in addressing today’s environmental concerns.

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  • The present, the future & the challenges of AR/VR

    On Tuesday 17th September, CW ran a Future Devices & Technologies SIG event on the topic of immersive technologies from the perspectives of design, business outcomes, monetisation opportunities and killer use-cases which was kindly sponsored by NTT Data and hosted at their NTT Data Innovation Lab in London.

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  • CW Technology & Engineering Conference Review

    On 26 September 2019 over 150 senior engineers and researchers assembled for the CW Technology & Engineering Conference to dive into the application of Massive MIMO, Satellites and other new technologies that are transforming the networks, now and in the future.

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  • CW member Trimble and Qualcomm Establish Alliance to Produce High-Accuracy Positioning Solutions for Connected Vehicles

    Companies Aim to Provide Sub Lane-Level Accuracy to Automotive OEMs and Tier 1 Suppliers.

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  • CW member GSMA Partnership Programme Expands to Create the Largest IoT Community in Asia Pacific

    32 Operators in 16 Countries Creating Innovative IoT Solutions; APAC IoT market to Reach 11 billion Connections by 2025.

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  • CW member GSMA Study Reports Mobile Industry Steps Up Commitment to Delivering Sustainable Development Goals

    New ‘Mobile Industry Impact Report’ Points to Increased Impact Across All 17 SDGs.

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  • CW member GSMA Launches Inclusive Tech Lab

    GSMA Tech Lab, to Develop and Drive Inclusive Technologies, in Collaboration with Industry Stakeholders and Supported by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

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  • Water industry must harness power of data

    British Water is offering CW members a 20% discount to Data: Now & Beyond, a conference for the water industry in Leeds on 9 October, in order to bring the technology and water communities together.

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  • CW member CGI's global delivery centers of excellence in India appraised at CMMI® Level 5 in Version 2.0 for application development services

    BANGALORE, India, Sept. 19, 2019 - CGI (NYSE: GIB) (TSX: GIB.A) announced that its India global delivery centers of excellence have been assessed at Level 5, version 2.0, of the CMMI Institute's Capability Maturity Model Integration for application development services.

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  • CW becomes accredited CPD provider

    First event to offer points is the CW Technology & Engineering Conference on 26 September.

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  • CW member BT launches counter drone solution

    BT today announced the launch of a new counter drone solution that will help organisations protect themselves from threats to privacy, security and safety by intruding drones.

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  • CW's Scale-up Fortnight

    Join us for our Scale-up Fortnight mini-series between the 8th to the 15th October which will be focusing on the ‘behind-the-scenes’ of start-ups and scale-ups!

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  • Could your company tap into the potential of the Xiongan New Area?

    CW is running a delegation to the Xiongan New Area, located in Hebei, in October 2019. The trip includes pre-arranged business meetings with relevant companies looking to purchase or invest in UK technology and the opportunity to exhibit at the huge China International Digital Economy Expo.

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  • The long history of communications regulation

    This guest blog has been contributed by spectrum expert, Simon Pike who will be speaking at our upcoming joint Small Cells & Radio Technologies SIG event on the 21 October 2019.

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  • What is the impact of 5G on carriers?

    This guest blog has been contributed by Brett Chester, VP of Marketing for Sitetracker who are sponsoring CW TEC 2019: '5G, Satellites & Magic MIMO'

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  • Join CW's senior level delegation to China in October

    CW is offering members a package deal to exhibit at the China International Digital Economy Expo (CIDEE) in Shijiazhuang this October.

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  • CW member SSE Enterprise Telecoms joins forces with Synaptec to enable real-time analysis of UK energy networks, paving the way for smart grids and a more sustainable energy supply

    Power line condition monitoring technology – underpinned by SSE Enterprise Telecoms’ fibre network – will give UK electricity providers enhanced operational visibility of their networks.

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  • Three new directors welcomed to CW’s board

    CW (Cambridge Wireless) has today announced the latest additions to its board. From an extensive list of highly qualified candidates, Olu Orugboh, Ann Fisher and James Chapman were co-opted by current directors.

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  • “If society is to be sustainable, it must transform across the board”

    For the third event in the year-long CW Unplugged: Tech for the Environment programme, CW assembled a plethora of technology and engineering experts to discuss ‘Tech for Fire’.

    added by CW (Cambridge Wireless) 7 min Read
  • All organisations should be great storytellers - new offer for CW members

    As the Fourth Industrial Revolution rapidly changes how people live, work, and communicate, the human currency of storytelling has never been more important nor the tools more varied. CW members can learn about these tools for a discounted rate at an upcoming event run by StoryLab. Its Director, Shreepali Patel, shares her perspective in this guest blog.

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  • CW member Three UK and SSE Enterprise Telecoms launch fibre test bed in London’s West End to serve business and the busiest retail street in Europe

    SSE Enterprise Telecoms on track to deliver 50% of the underlying network to help enhance Three UK’s 4G and enable it to rollout the UK’s fastest 5G network in this area.

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  • CW launches the ghd Sustainability Challenge

    CW is pleased to present this new opportunity for five start-ups and SMEs to build a collaborative partnership with the R&D team of internationally renowned consumer device designer: ghd. Teams that meet the criteria are encouraged to register their interest!

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  • CW and Tuspark formalise partnership and plan joint activities

    17 July 2019 (Cambridge, UK) – TusPark Investment & Management Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of the world’s largest innovation ecosystem, has today signed a year-long partnership agreement with CW, the leading international community for companies in the wireless sector. Future joint events under this agreement will offer UK companies the Chinese perspective on specific fields such as AI, healthcare and clean technology, and provide CW members with guidance and a support network when doing business in China.

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  • CW partners with Disney’s former VP of Innovation & Creativity on masterclass

    CW members get a 20% discount off this hands-on workshop with code CAMBRIDGEWIRELESS20:

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  • CW encourages members to enter the SMMT Future Mobility Challenge 2019

    CW are pleased to be one of the partners for the upcoming SMMT Future Mobility Challenge which will be taking place on the 17 October 2019.

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  • Top 10 Highlights of CWIC 2019

    Yesterday, 400 technologists dedicated to the digitisation of industry gathered at the Wellcome Genome Campus Conference Centre to discuss the state of technology adoption in vertical markets and what the engineering community could do to further support its roll-out.

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  • “Environmental sense makes common sense”

    For the second event in the year-long CW Unplugged: Tech for the Environment programme, CW assembled a plethora of technology and agriculture experts to discuss ‘Tech for Earth’.

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  • CW signs agreement with China Electronics Chamber of Commerce

    On 11 June, Simon Mead, CEO of CW (Cambridge Wireless), and LiHui Peng, Secretary General of the China Electronics Chamber of Commerce (CECC), marked the start of closer collaboration between the technology and electronics sectors of our two nations.

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  • When wireless meets wellies - CWIC 2019

    Digital livestock production, smart plants and 24/7 indoor salad production are some of the ways the digital revolution is driving rapid growth in the agri-tech sector. Start-ups 30MHz, Breedr and LettUs Grow are part of a new breed of technology companies aiming to improve productivity and sustainability in agriculture, but they will be quick to stress at CWIC 2019 that domain knowledge has been essential for success. They are presenting in the Agriculture track of the conference, hosted by Agri-Tech East and Allia Serious Impact.

    added by CW (Cambridge Wireless) 4 min Read
  • Are you missing out on the best graduate talent?

    In a highly competitive technology skills environment, student work placements offer a low-risk recruitment strategy for firms looking to access the best junior engineering talent coming through university. This summer, CW is partnering with Anglia Ruskin University (ARU) and the UK Electronic Skills Foundation (UKESF) to encourage more organisations within our technology community to consider taking on one or more work placement students.

    added by CW (Cambridge Wireless) 7 min Read
  • Digital technologies helping keep the nation powered

    Book your place at CWIC 2019

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  • Delivering Effective IoT Safe City Solutions

    This guest blog has been contributed by CW Member & CW International Conference sponsor: Plextek. It has been written by Nick Koiza, Head of Security Business.

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  • Rural Connected Communities Project launches with CW-led UK5G running 5 UK workshops

    DCMS, working with UK5G, is running consultation in June 2019 to help define the new Rural Connected Communities (RCC) project. You are encouraged to attend one of five UK-wide workshops listed below.

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  • CWIC 2019 Blog: One month to go, agenda is finalised

    This week the CW International Conference Committee have been delighted to announce eight new speakers to the CW International Conference line-up:

    added by CW (Cambridge Wireless) 2 min Read
  • Technology is core to an efficient, sustainable agri-business

    This guest blog has been contributed by Andrew Pockson, Divisional Marketing Manager for Anglia who are gold sponsors of CWIC 2019's Agriculture track.

    added by CW (Cambridge Wireless) 1 min Read
  • CW community supports two ventures revolutionising air quality management

    CW assembled a plethora of technology and air quality monitoring experts for its first event in the 2019 CW Unplugged “Tech for the Environment” programme, “Tech for Air”.

    added by CW (Cambridge Wireless) 7 min Read
  • Understanding IoT Business Models or “Who killed my Unicorn?”

    This guest blog has been contributed by Nick Hunn, CTO of WiFore Consulting and the leader of CW's upcoming Training Seminar "Understanding the IoT for your business". Places are still available for his session in Cambridge on 29 May.

    added by CW (Cambridge Wireless) 16 min Read
  • Digital Sector Strategy for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough delivered to Business Board

    Cambridge Wireless (CW) and Anglia Ruskin University (ARU) have delivered the first ever Digital Sector Strategy to the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority (CPCA) Business Board. Content from this document has already been adopted into the new Local Industrial Strategy, and recommendations are starting to be progressed.

    added by CW (Cambridge Wireless) 3 min Read
  • CWIC 2019 Blog - April - Early bird pricing ends 30 April

    With two days left before tickets to the CW International Conference reach full price (£150/members, £450/non-members), CW is pleased to announce additional speakers, sponsors and exhibitors who will help make your decision to buy "Early Bird" easy.

    added by CW (Cambridge Wireless) 1 min Read
  • CWIC 2019: The evolving enterprise journey

    The telecommunications industry has aspirations to become the platform on which all industries can base their operations, similar to the way in which the IT industry has become the platform for all non-performance critical enterprise applications over recent years.

    added by CW (Cambridge Wireless) 3 min Read
  • CW helping deliver the £2.4 million UK / South Korean 5G challenge

    CW, the lead partner in the UK5G Innovation Network, is helping to manage a new UK / South Korea 5G competition launched today by Digital Minister Margot James.

    added by CW (Cambridge Wireless) 3 min Read
  • Passive Antennas: “The Report of my Death was an Exaggeration!”

    This guest blog was contributed by network infrastructure solutions specialist, Commscope. Its author, Colin Bryce, is their Director of Mobile Network Engineering and will be speaking at CW’s “5G wide area coverage: macro-cells – the why and the how” on 9 May.

    added by CW (Cambridge Wireless) 4 min Read

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