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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…

Internet of Things

Mobile World Congress 2017. One for the records – bigger and better!

By Canonical on 9 March 2017

Mobile World Congress was one for the record books! For starters, we blew-out last year’s number of visitors to Canonical’s Ubuntu booth. The mixture was consumer targeting businesses looking for device/mobility updates, IoT advances, and…

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Mobile World Congress 2017: day four recap

By Canonical on 2 March 2017

Today was the final day for Mobile World Congress 2017. It has been a long, hectic, but exciting week. For starters, we had a record number of visitors to Canonical’s Ubuntu booth. The mixture was consumer targeting businesses looking for…

Cloud and server

Mobile World Congress 2017: day 3 recap

By Canonical on 1 March 2017

With day three coming-and-going, it is clear the telecoms are going to come under more and more pressure to change their business models not to just thrive, but survive. The biggest threat to today’s telecom service providers are public…

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Mobile World Congress 2017: day two recap

By Canonical on 1 March 2017

One of the overarching themes of day two at MWC has been how software can help telecom service providers to improve operational IT efficiencies – i.e. improved automation and reduced human interaction. For telecom service providers,…

Phone and tablet

Canonical wins Orange Award for Converged Computing at MWC 17

By Canonical on 28 February 2017

BARCELONA, Spain – February 28, 2017 – Canonical announced today it was awarded the Orange Outstanding achievement for converged computing & digital openness at the Orange Device Partner Awards ceremony. With 25 awards over four…

Cloud and server

Mobile World Congress 2017: day one recap

By Canonical on 27 February 2017

It’s the last week of February and that can only mean one thing, Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, Spain. This event, unlike other mega shows, has stood the test of time and has maintained its title as the premier telecom, device,…

Cloud and server

Why does software-defined everything matter?

By Canonical on 22 February 2017

Does anybody still think of a phone as a way of just making calls? According to Informate Mi less than 10% of the time you spend on a phone is spent giving calls. That’s because phones have evolved from single function device to…

Internet of Things

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…

Cloud and server

GPUs and Kubernetes for deep learning — Part 1/3

By Samuel Cozannet on 15 February 2017

A few weeks ago I shared a side project about Building a DYI GPU cluster for k8s to play with Kubernetes with a proper ROI vs. AWS g2 instances. This was spectacularly interesting when AWS was lagging behind with old nVidia K20s cards…

Internet of Things

10 crazy IoT ideas that can soon become real

By Maarten Ectors on 6 February 2017

1) Smart cities: revenue generating fountains What if instead of being a cost to cities, fountains become a revenue generator? Crazy idea? Just put the same coin accepting mechanism you find in vending machines and allow tourists to switch…