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Developments and Challenges Influencing the Advancement of 5G 

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic sweeping the globe has caused the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP), the international organization that creates telecommunication standards, to delay the release of two 5G standards. These standards will determine 5G requirements for standalone (SA) networks, industrial Internet of Things (IoT) devices, and vehicle-to-everything (V2X) systems. The standards, Rel-16 Stage 3 […]

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Due to Coronavirus Outbreak, Faculty Start Shifting to Online Learning

School closures are sweeping the globe thanks to the recent coronavirus outbreak that has sickened more than 150,000 people worldwide. From the U.S. to China, the Coronavirus (COVID-19) has caused colleges and universities to cancel classes, shut down entire campuses, and end study abroad programs. In the U.S., at least 88 colleges and universities have […]

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Challenges and Solutions to Expanding the Internet of Things

Cities are getting bigger. Thanks to the Internet of Things (IoT), they’ll soon be getting smarter, too.  Over the next 30 years, urban areas are expected to add an estimated 2.5 billion people on average worldwide. As these cities grow, police wearables, open data, smart trash collection, and tools that monitor traffic levels and crowds […]

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How Businesses and Governments Plan to Invest in Blockchain

Blockchain is starting to take off. As the technology rapidly matures, many governments and businesses are eager to get on board. The recent release of Hyperledger Fabric 2.0, an update of the modular blockchain framework under the IBM Blockchain Platform, marks a significant development in distributed ledger technology. This new version of the protocol features […]

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Countries with Innovative Plans for Renewable Energy in 2020

As climate change heats up, a number of countries are racing to generate 100 percent of their power from renewable energy sources by 2050. It’s an ambitious goal, but one that’s increasingly attainable as green energy technologies become more affordable. A quarter of the 184 countries that added their names to the Paris Climate Agreement […]

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Delays on 5G Home Internet

Verizon became the first major U.S. provider to offer 5G home internet service in October of 2018. To promote its launch, the company gave Sacramento, Los Angeles, Houston, and Indianapolis three months of free 5G home internet service. What is 5G Home Internet? In order for consumers to get internet at home, it can be […]

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Several States are Embracing Distributed Energy Resources to Achieve Clean Energy Targets

Thanks to decreasing renewable energy prices and progressive policymakers, state-level 100% clean energy targets are becoming more common across the United States. Federal policymakers have proposed legislation that would mandate 50% of national power be green by 2035. The use of distributed energy resources (DERs), clean energy generation, and other technologies on the distribution network […]

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What’s Stalling the 5G Rollout in the UK?

The British government pledged to get 15 million sites connected to 5G by 2025, but the project is already facing major setbacks. Disputes between landlords, local authorities, and mobile network operators (MNOs) over access to street furniture— specifically lampposts— for transmitter installation are currently stalling the 5G rollout. While MNOs have complained about lack of […]

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