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Application fields and relevance of mobile communications in the logistics industry

In the past decades, mobile communications have become increasingly important not only in the private sector, but also in industry. Mobile applications allow for the data collection, digitization and automation of processes. One of the sectors that draws a particularly strong benefit from these changes is the logistics industry. Whether on the road or in internal logistics processes, such as warehousing or goods tracking, mobile technology has already become indispensable for many applications. It opens up new opportunities and creates new business models, which ensure higher efficiency, speed and climate neutrality. In the following article, we clarify in which logistics areas mobile communications are used and why 5G is one of the key technologies for digitization in logistics.

National roaming in Germany

With the expansion of the new 5G mobile technology, the discussion about national roaming has become a matter of importance again in Germany. The network operators Telefónica Germany and 1&1 Drillisch have recently concluded an agreement on national roaming. There are numerous advantages for consumers thanks to the option of roaming within Germany. However, not all network operators are actually enthusiastic about national roaming. In this article, we clarify what national roaming is, what advantages it offers and what the current situation is in Germany.

Why autonomous mobility needs strong networks

For a long time, autonomous driving was only a vision. The technical progress is increasingly transforming this vision into something real. Nowadays, there are already many vehicles with smart driver assistance systems and partially automated driving functions on our roads. Stable and powerful mobile networks, such as the new 5G networks, represent an important prerequisite for this. In this article, we clarify why autonomous vehicles need a powerful and stable mobile network.

The current status of the 5G network expansion in Germany

Germany mobile operators are working hard on the expansion of the 5G technology. In the future, Telekom, Telefónica (O2), Vodafone and 1&1 Drillisch AG will be the four network operators in Germany to offer the new communications standard nationwide. Today, the LTE successor technology is already available to many millions of people in numerous cities and regions. In this article, you can discover information on the current status of the 5G roll-out.

LTE vs. 5G (Teil 4): Ranges

As owners of a modern smartphone, we all regularly come across abbreviations such as LTE, 4G and 5G. In the context of these series, we are clarifying the meanings, characteristics and differences of common mobile communications standards. In addition to the transmission speed, users will also notice differences between 5G and the preceding LTE standard, in terms of range. In this article, we explain how these differences have come into being and what is the connection between range and speed.

LTE vs. 5G (Part 3): Data transmission rates

As owners of a modern smartphone, we regularly come across abbreviations such as LTE, 4G and 5G. In the context of these series, we are clarifying the meanings, characteristics and differences of common mobile communications standards. In the first part, we have already briefly discussed the speeds that can be achieved with LTE and 5G. Read more on the so-called data transmission rate, the technical differences between both mobile communications standards, and the performance increased achievable in the future.

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LTE vs. 5G (Part 2): Latency times

As owners of a modern smartphone, we all come regularly across the abbreviations LTE, 4G and 5G. Within the context of these series, we are clarifying the meanings, characteristics and differences of mentioned mobile communications standards. The first part of our series dealt with an introductory clarification of terms and the transmission speeds and frequencies of 4G/LTE and 5G. In this second part, you will now discover everything important about the so-called latency times.

LTE vs. 5G (Part 1): Speeds and frequencies

As owners of a modern smartphone, we all regularly encounter abbreviations such as LTE, 4G and 5G. Within the context of a series, we would like to clarify the meanings, characteristics and differences of these mobile communications standards on this blog. In this first part of our series, you can discover everything about the transfer speeds and frequencies of 4G/LTE and 5G.

Governmental measures for the improvement of mobile communication coverage

Mobile communications have become indispensable for both our private and business everyday lives. They stand as key technology for the digitization process. However, the experiences of both regular citizens and companies have proved that the infrastructure still requires a significant improvement. The German government has also recognized this need and, in November 2019, it has a adopted a mobile communications strategy, one of the goals being to increase Germany’s attractiveness has a business location, with the country achieving a pioneering role in the development of mobile communications. In this article, we clarify the intended measures, discuss the criticism coming from the media and mobile communications industry, and we take a look at the expansion progress to date.

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