Will long-range wireless IoT in unlicensed bands cause issues?

Long-range, large scale deployments of IoT networks have high impact on the wireless spectrum. The main technologies for LPWA (low-power, wide area) IoT in licensed spectrum are LTE-M1 (LTE Cat MTC), LTE-M2 (NB-IoT) and (future) 5G IoT. In unlicensed spectrum, LoRaWAN (based on spread spectrum) and SIGFOX (ultra narrowband) are the most …

Will software defined networking radically change the Dutch telecommunications ecosystem?

Network virtualisation stimulates innovation in telecommunications by enabling diverse network architectures to cohabitate on a shared physical infrastructure. To make this possible, network elements need to be ‘programmable’ – software-defined networking (SDN) makes the control plane programmable, while network function virtualization (NFV) does the same for the data plane. By …

How fast should internet be at schools?

Kennisnet, the organisation that facilitates the use of ICT in the Dutch educational system, today published a guide that helps schools in the choice of external (internet) connectivity. Given a number of students and a level of simultaneous use, the guide provides minimum bandwidth requirements for today and in the future. Secondly, it …

The state of telecom in the Netherlands (2015)

Nederland ICT, the association of Dutch ICT companies, today published an update of the ‘Dutch State of Telecom’, which shows key indicators of the Dutch telecommunications infrastructure. The research was performed by Dialogic. Read more: Destaatvantelecom.nl, Factsheet staat van telecom 2016 Media coverage: NLkabel: Nederlandse digitale infrastructuur aan kop in Europa …

What is big data? The result of exponential growth

Storage, processing and transmission of information has become cheaper, faster and more compact, at an exponential speed. This makes big data relative: what is big today is only half as big in two years. (Source: Dialogic, 2014. The impact of ICT on the Dutch economy).  

Fast forward: how the speed of the internet will develop between now and 2020

This study provides insight in the future upload and download bandwidth demand for residential broadband connections, by answering the following research question: How will upload and download bandwidth change between now and 2020? A prospective quantitative model of bandwidth demand was developed in order to answer the research question. The figure below shows …

Improving statistical patent valuation indicators using citation data

Businesses increasingly rely on patent valuation in order to evaluate their own position regarding intellectual property, as well as their competitor’s. Being able to statistically valuate patents is regarded by many professionals in the field as the ‘holy grail’ of patent landscaping. Statistical patent valuation is also of high interest …