February 4, 2019
Ofcom says that harnessing the potential of wireless technology is “crucial to businesses being able to increase productivity, lower costs and improve the quality of their services”. Industries such as agriculture, manufacturing and logistics are already using wireless connections to improve their services. For example, by introducing automation in factory production lines or using real-time data to monitor crops remotely.
Ofcom’s discussion paper looks at how these connections are driving innovation across different sectors, the issues businesses need to consider when introducing wireless technology, and the different technical approaches they can take when doing so.
The paper also explains Ofcom’s role in supporting this innovation, which includes providing a wide range of organisations with access to the spectrum needed to power wireless services.
Ofcom says that it is keen to work with any businesses or organisations that are interested in making better use of wireless connections. Ofcom will also be holding a series of workshops this spring to discuss the opportunities highlighted in the paper in more detail. To access Ofcom’s discussion paper, click here.