The importance of mobile measurement for the energy sector
Digitalisation and connectivity are key topics that are currently shaping the energy sector. Whether it's the operation and maintenance of systems, the exchange of energy information or the supply of remote locations - reliable mobile phone reception plays a crucial role. This article sheds light on why accurate mobile radio measurement is so important for the energy supply.
The TR-03109-5 directive: a milestone for smart meter technology
This article deals with the new BSI Technical Guideline TR-03109-5 for CLS communication adapters, which are essential for secure connection to smart meter gateways (SMGW). It deals in detail with the technical specifications, security features and the legal framework. The guideline represents an important step in the standardisation and security of smart meter systems and is crucial for the future of the digital energy infrastructure and energy transition.
The importance of mobile phone measurement: application areas at a glance
Following on from our previous article “The importance of mobile measurement for the energy sector”, we take a closer look at this topic. This article sheds light on the many possible applications of mobile measurement beyond the energy sector and shows how ENQT’s innovative solutions contribute to the optimisation of communication networks across all industries. […]
The new Netztester 2: Mobile radio measurement technology redefined!
Now mobile radio becomes even easier! Discover ENQT's Netztester 2 - the latest innovation in cellular measurement technology. With comprehensive support for a wide range of wireless technologies, advanced service options, and a user-friendly measurement data portal, the Netztester 2 revolutionizes the handling and analysis of cellular data. Available September 1, 2023, this powerful, versatile instrument sets new standards in efficiency and accuracy. Learn more about this groundbreaking technology in the following article.
Green mobile networks? Challenges and opportunities for environmentally friendly telecommunications
In an era of increasing connectivity and digital transformation, the mobile industry is ubiquitous, influencing every aspect of our lives. But as the industry continues to grow, it also poses a growing burden on our environment. In this paper, we will address the pressing question: How can mobile networks be made more sustainable and environmentally friendly?
Telemedicine and mobile radio
The digitization of healthcare is progressing inexorably. The COVID 19 pandemic has given it an additional boost. In Germany, too, more and more people are now using telemedicine solutions. As an electronic form of medical care, telemedicine enables location-independent communication between patients and doctors, but also between doctors themselves. For telemedical services to function reliably, nationwide coverage with high-performance mobile communications is essential.
Mobile radio reception in buildings
Time and again, gaps in coverage occur, especially in enclosed spaces. The reception quality there depends on numerous influencing factors. If the quality is poor, connections are interrupted or data transmission is very slow or disrupted.
The ENQT antenna demo case for quick antenna selection
With the ENQT Antenna Demo Kit we offer an easy entry into antenna selection for smart metering and IoT applications. Included are antennas for cellular (2G and 4G) as well as antennas for wireless M-Bus, LoRaWAN and Mioty. All antennas come with FAKRA or SMA connector, so the antennas can be tested immediately.
Will hologram telephony soon be suitable for mass use?
The technology for hologram telephony has long existed, but it is not yet ready for mass use. The major European mobile communications providers want to change that and are cooperating in the field of hologram telephony.
Radio Holes – Current Situation and Efforts to Eliminate Them
As a result of increasing digitization, companies and citizens alike are dependent on stable network coverage. Locations with poor mobile network coverage, known as dead spots, are a major nuisance for those affected. Germany is still a long way from complete nationwide coverage. In rural areas in particular, there is often a lack of stable mobile communications connections and fast Internet.
Basics 5: Private and public network
Most people associate mobile communications with the familiar public mobile communications networks. In Germany, Deutsche Telekom, Vodafone, Telefonica and, in future, 1&1 operate public mobile networks. Almost everyone uses the networks to communicate with their cell phone or smartphone.
450connect – nationwide 450 MHz LTE network for utilities
Everyone is talking about 5G mobile technology and its network expansion in Germany is in full swing. But LTE (4G) is also seeing a lot of action at the moment, because LTE is far from being old hat. In Germany, a nationwide 450 MHz LTE network is currently being built for energy providers and critical infrastructures.
Basics 2: The structure of the mobile network
Mobile networks surround us every day. Hardly any place in Germany is without network coverage. But what all belongs to the "network," what the "network" actually is and how it works, usually remains hidden.
Basics 1: Mobile radio in general
Today's mobile communications influence all of our lives on a daily basis. But the term mobile communications describes much more than the privately used network. In general, the operation of mobile radio equipment is referred to as mobile communications.
Supply chain issues for mobile radio components
Currently, almost all manufacturers of mobile devices are having problems meeting their delivery commitments. There is a shortage of chips due to worldwide supply chain problems. But ENQT GmbH can continue to deliver reliably.
WiFi 6E: Fast WiFi in the 6 GHz frequency band
For many years, little has happened in the WLAN sector with regard to the usable frequency spectrum. The two frequency bands 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz seemed to be set in stone. Wi-Fi 6E now makes the 6 GHz frequency band usable for WLAN devices. The Federal Network Agency released the 6 gigahertz band for Germany in 2021. In the following article, you will learn what is behind the designation Wi-Fi 6E, what innovations the standard brings with it, and which applications will particularly benefit from Wi-Fi 6E.
Horizon 2020 – Project tmate
Our summary of the interesting project tmate which we were able to realize due to the trustful cooperation with the EU project Horizon 2020.
Antenna splitters: applications and advantages
Antenna splitters are extremely useful RF assemblies. They can be used in a variety of ways and help to reduce the installation effort or improve the reception situation. In this article, we explain what an antenna splitter is, what applications it can be used for, and what advantages and disadvantages arise from its use.
6G: The development of a new generation of mobile radio
The latest and most powerful mobile communications standard currently available is 5G. The networks of the various operators are still being expanded throughout Germany. Although significant progress is visible here, it will probably be some time before it is available on a large scale.
Global satellite navigation: Different systems and their technical functioning
In the past, traveling by car to unknown areas without a map or road atlas was almost unthinkable. In the meantime, such aids are not only less and less often carried in the car, but a large part of the population, especially young people, no longer knows how to navigate in analog form.
Hybrid teaching and homespots: Mobile coverage at schools
The COVID 19 pandemic has exposed many a grievance in Germany. For example, a number of problems have become clearly visible in our schools that can be traced back to inadequate digitization. Hardly any school is organizationally or technically prepared for digital teaching formats and distance, alternating or hybrid teaching.
Government measures to improve mobile communications coverage
Mobile communications have become an indispensable part of everyday life, both at home and in business. It is regarded as a key technology for digitization. A good mobile communications infrastructure is essential for the digital transformation of industry and society.
Areas of application and relevance of mobile radio in the logistics industry
Digitalization is changing more and more areas of our lives. One of the industries particularly affected by the changes is the logistics sector. Wireless data transmission technologies and mobile communications have been used in numerous logistics applications for some time now.
Wireless M-Bus: Use in the energy industry
The digitization of the energy industry is the basis for intelligent energy management and thus also for the energy transition. A basic building block here is the intelligent recording of heat, water, electricity and gas consumption data. This so-called smart metering requires modern measurement technology and corresponding transmission technologies.
Wireless M-Bus: Introduction and operation
The M-Bus is a technical standard for the transmission of measurement data, which exists in both a wired and a wireless specification. The term M-Bus stands for Meter-Bus. It is a field bus, i.e. a technology that connects field devices such as measuring sensors with automation devices.
National roaming in Germany
With the rollout of the new 5G mobile technology, the discussion about national roaming has picked up steam again in Germany. Network operators Telefónica Deutschland and 1&1 Drillisch recently concluded an agreement on national roaming. There are numerous advantages for consumers thanks to the possibility of roaming within Germany.
Antenna cable: Different variants in comparison
In order to connect devices to the mobile network, a connection is required between the antennas and the respective receivers. This is established via so-called coaxial cables.
Why autonomous mobility needs strong networks
For a long time, autonomous driving was just a vision. Technical progress is increasingly turning this vision into reality. Many vehicles with intelligent driver assistance systems and partially automated driving functions are already on our roads today.
Installation of smart metering systems: Success in 6 steps with the LTE network tester!
The Metering Point Operation Act provides for the replacement of all analog electricity meters with modern metering devices or intelligent metering systems (iMSys) by 2032. IMSys are digital electricity meters that are connected via mobile communications in the Internet of Things to the metering point operators' control centers and to other devices in the electricity grid. They can transmit and receive data and automatically send the status of the electricity meter to the operator.
10 good reasons for mobile metering when installing smart metering systems
The rollout of smart metering systems is currently in full swing in Germany. The Metering Point Operation Act, which came into force in 2016, stipulates that all analog electricity meters are to be replaced by modern metering equipment or intelligent metering systems (iMSys) by 2032. Metering point operators are responsible for this conversion to "smart metering" and the installation of the new meters.