How AltNets could change the future of fibre
Britain’s broadband infrastructure is about to move into the ultrafast lane. The current network is struggling to support the surge in online streaming and the growing Internet of Things (IoT), and the Government has pledged to deliver fast fibre broadband to a third of premises by 2025. Its £5bn Project Gigabit is designed to bring fibre broadband to over a million hard-to-reach businesses and homes.
Will IoT revolutionise fire safety?
The Internet of Things (IoT) looks set to transform our lives. Connecting devices to the internet enables us to monitor their performance, detect faults and solve problems remotely, or even automatically. There were 13.8 billion IoT connected devices in the world in 2021, and that figure will skyrocket to 30.9 billion units by 2025, according to Statista. In the consumer domain, connected IoT devices include security cameras and smart speakers, and in the commercial domain many believe the new industrial revolution, aka Industry 4.0, will be driven by the cost-cutting and productivity benefits of technologies like IoT and AI.