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By Ray McConnell From self-activating street lights to available parking space alerts, our cities are getting increasingly smarter. By 2020, global spend on smart cities will exceed $34bn, including everything from augmented reality to connected cars. Current demand will continue to accelerate, as consumers increasingly seek ubiquitous, multi-device connectivity. Traditional networking technologies will no longer […]

As the race to 5G implementation is heating up, millimetre wave (mmWave) wireless frequencies have been receiving a lot of attention in the news. Plenty of US mobile network operators say they are using or considering it to deploy 5G. Achieving consistently strong mmWave connectivity is no easy technical feat, however. As Forbes journalist Patrick […]

As mobile operators are beginning their roll-outs of 5G technology, a Gartner survey reveals that two thirds of organisations worldwide see enough benefit to their businesses that they would consider deploying their own networks. The rest of us are keen to understand more about the technology, what it means for our smartphone and device connectivity […]

Nadine Jenkins is a key member of the Blu Wireless team. With 18 years’ experience in the wireless industry across integration and test, software development and hardware/software support, including positions at picoChip and BlackBerry. Nadine’s role as Technical Marketing Manager is vital to the everyday operations of the business. Describe a typical day in your […]

By Simon Holmes, Head of Digital Communications at First Group and Mark Barrett, CMO at Blu Wireless Published in Railway Strategies, Issue 155. Reliable and uninterrupted connectivity is essential to people’s personal and professional lives. However, delivering a cost-effective solution to this demand has been hugely challenging in the rail industry. This has left passengers unsatisfied […]

Connected Cars Connected cars have the ability to access the internet and connect with other devices in and around the vehicle, which will improve automotive experience and change the way we travel significantly. As we become an increasingly technology-driven society, the demand is growing for automotive Wi-Fi. With the market set to be valued at […]

by Nadine Jenkins Blu Wireless recently exhibited at the Brooklyn 5G Summit in New York – a summit that brought together leaders from across the industry, facilitating open and candid discussions about the state of the industry and where it is headed. Attending for the third time, we ran a Point-to-Point demonstration using our latest […]

Tom Barratt is one of our best Radio Communications Engineers and a vital part of the team. While working on his PhD, he also wrote the software to interface the first radio used at Blu Wireless, and since joining us full-time in 2017, he has continued to work closely with the radios. From testing wireless […]

mmWave System IP specialist Blu Wireless has raised £12.7m ($16.6m) in a growth funding round led by existing investors Arm, Calculus Capital, Kendall and MGL, and including major new investor Guinness Asset Management. The investment will be used to scale the worldwide deployment of devices exploiting Blu Wireless’s HYDRA mmWave technology across a range of […]

The impending arrival of 5G mobile handsets is dominating technology headlines in 2019. When searching “5G” on Google, most search results are about 5G smartphones. But the idea that “5G equals smartphones” is a widespread misconception. Just a handful of 5G smartphones are set to be released in 2019 and Apple aren’t expected to release […]