In a galaxy far away: the data centre of the future

  At a recent motor show, an autonomous concept car was introduced to the public. It had bulldozer-like wheels and is designed to take skiers up mountains. It’s an innovative idea, but will it ever become a reality? Time will tell. What if we apply concept car-type thinking to the data centre of the future, […]

The sub-marine cable business is about building diversity

  From just one coaxial undersea cable, SAT 1, taken into service on 18 February 1969 and providing 360 channels to Lisbon, South Africa and indeed the continent, is now served by a multitude of sub-marine cables providing thousands of circuits with plenty additional circuits in store when more bandwidth is lit up. Could this amount […]

The automation and control industry to benefit by early uptake of IoT

  The predictions about how many sensors and measurement devices will be connected to the internet by 2025 – a mere eight years from now – is increasing exponentially. Bell Lab’s president Marcus Weldon says currently a typical cellular base station on a tower can handle signalling for about 1200 devices. That may be enough […]