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ParExit: Does it impact process equipment manufacturers?

The US officially withdrew from the Paris Climate Agreement that was signed by 195 nations in 2016, aimed at controlling global warming. The agreement requested countries to work together to reduce the harmful emission such that the global temperature is limited to no more than 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels. While there are geopolitical and eco...

Lightfair 2016 Update: Connected lighting and lighting beyond illumination takes center stage

Technology innovation, design, education and interactivity-Lightifair 2016 combined all of this intensively with some 500+ exhibitors and a swarm of visitors throughout the last three days in San Diego, California. As I scouted through the many booths spread across six pavilions, including one that was wholly dedicated to building integration, the ...

MWC 2016 and Test & Equipment Industry: 5G is closer than you think

I expect 5G to steal the show at this year’s Mobile World Congress (MWC). 5G has been a topic of discussion for a while already and it is becoming more prominant with carriers such as SKTelecom and Verizon Communications, just to name a few. Meanwhile, AT&T recently announced its trial plans for 5G in 2016. The carrier is planning to conduct field ...

MWC 2016 and Test & Equipment Industry: 5G is closer than you think

I expect 5G to steal the show at this year’s Mobile World Congress (MWC). 5G has been a topic of discussion for a while already and it is becoming more prominant with carriers such as SKTelecom and Verizon Communications, just to name a few. Meanwhile, AT&T recently announced its trial plans for 5G in 2016. The carrier is planning to conduct field ...

With Iran Sanctions Lifted What is the Outlook for the NDT Industry?

In a collective decision, on 19th January 2016, United States, the European Union and the United Nations lifted the economic sanctions they had placed Iran under. With over $100 billion in assets frozen out, the sanctions had played havoc with Iran’s economy. Now that the sanctions have been removed, it is important to assess the impact on global e...

LTE for Public Safety, VoLTE and VoWiFi Offer Opportunities for Communications Test Equipment Market

LTE and LTE-A technologies success have become the wireless communication standard by delivering mobile broadband data and high-definition voice. This success has lead to the commitment of government authorities to select LTE as the fundamental technology for their next-generation public safety networks. With the United States playing a leading rol...

LTE for Public Safety, VoLTE and VoWiFi Offer Opportunities for Communications Test Equipment Market

LTE and LTE-A technologies success have become the wireless communication standard by delivering mobile broadband data and high-definition voice. This success has lead to the commitment of government authorities to select LTE as the fundamental technology for their next-generation public safety networks. With the United States playing a leading rol...

VoLTE and HetNets will Continue Driving Test Equipment Needs in 2016

VoLTE is expected to enhance profitability of network operators by offering them various other revenue streams through Rich Communication Services such as video sharing and file transfers. Up till December 2015, there were 40 operators who had launched VoLTE services in 27 countries. While incorporating this technology in their networks is a huge...

The Paris climate talks don’t matter

The Paris climate talks are in progress, with President Obama and 150 other world leaders hashing out their commitments to a sustainable energy future. As this highest-of-high profile meeting occurs, speculations on implications to the global economy come thick and fast, to which I propose to add my two cents. It doesn’t matter what political lead...

The Slow Death of a Giant

Another blockbuster merger for the history books; Pfizer and Allergan will combine in the third largest takeover in history, a deal worth ~$160 billion. With combined annual revenue of $64 billion and market leading brands like Botox, Lyrica, and Viagara coming together under the same roof, this seems like a slam dunk. But my advice, to those of yo...

Bringing Focus to the Consumer –Need for connected home solutions to incorporate human behavior analysis

The connected home brings up the image of a myriad of smart devices, applications and platforms addressing various lifestyle functions of the consumer. The quick proliferation of IoT has made this area notoriously synonymous with vast data streams and compiled intelligence in need of processing and analytics. While that conundrum in M2M communicati...

Globespace - Global Symposium on EMC, Signa Integrity, Safety and Product Compliance Engineering

Frost & Sullivan had the privilege to present key findings on the European Electromagnetic Compatibility testing equipment and test services at the Globespace symposium. The symposium was held at Tel Aviv, Israel, between the 2nd and 3rd of December, 2014, and was attended by a diverse range of EMC specialists. Please take a look at the presentati...

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