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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The current status of 5G network rollout in Germany
German mobile operators are working flat out to expand 5G technology. In the future, there will be four network operators in Germany - Deutsche Telekom, Telefónica (O2), Vodafone and 1&1 Drillisch AG - that will offer the new mobile communications standard nationwide.
Fields of application and relevance of mobile radio applications in the construction industry
In recent decades, mobile communications have become increasingly important not only in the private sector, but also in industry. Mobile applications enable data acquisition, digitization, and automation of processes.
Areas of application and relevance of mobile radio applications in the energy sector
Our society and economy depend on a constant and reliable power supply. This is therefore a critical application that requires secure communication. In recent decades, mobile communications have become increasingly important not only in the private sector, but also in industry. Mobile communications applications enable data acquisition, digitization, and automation of processes. The energy sector also benefits from this.
Areas of use and relevance of mobile radio applications in industry
In recent decades, mobile communications have become increasingly important not only in the private sector, but also in industry. As a driver of the so-called "fourth industrial revolution," it lays the foundation for the implementation of Industry 4.0. Mobile communications applications enable data acquisition, digitization, and automation of industrial processes.
2G shutdown: When is it coming and what will be the impact?
The roll-out of the new 5G mobile communications standard is making ever greater progress in Germany. In cooperation with some mobile communications companies, the EU has already launched a flagship initiative to develop a sixth generation of mobile communications.
Antenna connector: features and variants
The selection and positioning of a suitable antenna is essential for good cellular reception. However, proper installation and selection of the right hardware components are just as important.
Monopole and dipole antennas: Characteristics and differences
Linear antennas are among the most common types of antennas. Both monopole and dipole antennas belong to this antenna type. The electrically conducting radiating elements of these antennas are fed either symmetrically in the center or asymmetrically against ground at the base.
The networking of intelligent devices is becoming increasingly important both in the private sector and in industry. In addition to LTE Cat. M1, NB IoT and LoRaWAN, SigFox is also one of the most important connection technologies used for the (industrial) Internet of Things.
LORAWAN – Low Power Wide Area Network
Wireless networking in the industrial environment and in the Internet of Things (IoT) has in some cases completely different requirements for network technology and transmission properties than smartphones, for example, place on mobile networks.
LTE CAT. M1 – Long Term Evolution For Machines
Billions of smart devices around the world, both in industry and in the home, are already connected to a sensor network. The Internet of Things has become indispensable. Like LTE NB-IoT, the Low Power Wide Area Network (LPWAN) LTE Cat. M1 to help network operators connect everyday physical objects to the Internet of Things (IoT).
The 3G network shutdown is coming – 2021 is the year it will happen
3G is going into retirement: After almost 20 years, German mobile providers want to switch off the well-known mobile communications standard. We explain the providers' motives and the consequences this switch-off will have for mobile customers.
LTE vs. 5G (Part 2): Latency times
Fifth-generation (5G) mobile networks are currently going into operation worldwide as successors to the 2G, 3G and 4G networks. The new technology again significantly increases the maximum possible data rate of the predecessor standard 4G (LTE).
LTE vs. 5G (Part 1): Speeds and frequencies
Every owner of a modern cell phone or smartphone model inevitably encounters the abbreviations 4G, LTE and, more recently, 5G. But what do they mean and how do they differ?
M2M / IoT SIM cards: The trend is toward direct ordering
Up to now, it was usually quite difficult to get M2M roaming cards at good prices. Although there are various online stores and providers where you can order cards directly, the cards are then usually from resellers (i.e. often without access to the management portal of the mobile network provider).