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Zero-latency video gives drones an upgrade


Make it faster, look for applications. That's been the market strategy of Amimon, founded in 2004 to get rid of latency in wireless video transmission. So far, Hollywood and hospitals have been Amimon's big customers. But first-person-view (FPV) drone racing (it's a thing, and it's pretty stunning to watch) is growing in popularity. The sport requires precision control in real-time, and latency leads to crashes.

Why fog computing will power IoT in 2017


The following is a guest article from Dr. Rob MacInnis, CEO and founder of AetherWorks. When it comes to processing and storing data, should we expect cloud to continue to reign as the go-to option of 2017? The data suggest that this might be the case. For example, spending on public cloud storage is predicted to reach 17% of total enterprise storage by 2017, up from 8% today. IT spending on cloud infrastructure, according to IDC, will exceed $37 billion in 2016, an increase of more than 15% from the previous year and, by 2020, nearly equal the amount spent on traditional, on-premises IT.

Google reduces Cloud latency with updated Andromeda SDN stack


Google on Wednesday took the wraps off latest version of its Andromeda, the a software-defined network (SDN) stack that underpins the Google Cloud Platform (GCP). With this release, packets on the network are able to securely bypass the hypervisor and go directly to the Andromeda software packet processor. This should reduce latency between Compute Engine VMs by 40 percent over the previous version of Andromeda. Since Google launched Andromeda in 2014, it's been able to reduce Compute Engine latency by nearly a factor of eight. "Without having to do anything, [customers'] code in some cases will run noticeably faster and better," Google engineering fellow Amin Vadhat told ZDNet.

5G: What IT leaders need to know


The basics of 5G start simply: 5G stands for the telecom providers' fifth-generation technology. You already knew that, or perhaps don't need to know that – the semantics aren't what will impact your business. You also already know 5G's overarching promise: It will be faster than previous generations. It's the business impacts that may not yet be as clear-cut. Experts generally concur this is more a matter of when than if.

How 5G Fuels the Future of Industry 4.0?


Critical sectors such as education, healthcare, and public safety will have an intense economic impact as 5G will turn the vision of Digital India into a reality by supporting upgrades in these sectors. Bringing a connected, digital society and acting as a core foundation for the upcoming Industrial Revolution will help the economic growth in a great deal. With 5G enables services, more jobs will be present, along with the upskilling and reskilling of talent. The classrooms in the country will get smarter and helps to develop a more educated society in India with the speed and resiliency of 5G technology. In healthcare, a huge number of medical needs can be properly addressed with the help of 5G technology.