Internet of Things

The smart multi-personality vending machine

By Maarten Ectors on 13 March 2017

This vending machine is unlike you have seen before. It is a telecom operator in a box. Minutes later it cures the chronic ill via an Uber for Doctors and saves public health care billions. Sell you a house. Be your bank. Anything is…

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The cheapest and smartest mobile and IoT base station of MWC17

By Maarten Ectors on 11 March 2017

How to solve the top telecom industry problems (declining revenues, spiralling costs, slow time to market) and revolutionise the wireless industry? Open Source Mobile and IoT Base Stations with App Stores. At MWC15 we presented the…

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How to become a LimeSDR innovator?

By Maarten Ectors on 8 March 2017

After an amazing week at MWC, I got people reaching out to me that want to be a LimeSDR innovator. Here is a short guide on what to do and what we are working on next. Start by getting your LimeSDR. At Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu,…

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MWC17: The future of wireless networks

By Maarten Ectors on 17 February 2017

The telecom industry is not as buoyant as it was some years back. Telecom operators ‘ revenues are under pressure due to innovations from over the top players. Costs are spiralling out of control because of 4/5G deployments, fibre to the…

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Flying mobile base stations are coming to the UK

By Maarten Ectors on 26 April 2016

EE, the largest mobile operator in the UK and now part of BT, just announced a collaboration with Lime Micro, a leader in the next big phase of open source mobile network technology, and Canonical (Ubuntu) to ensure the UK gets better…