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Powering marine applications – the many challenges


We are aware of self-driving cars and many other exciting projects that the automotive industry is engaged in, but far fewer of us have heard about unmanned ships and associated projects that will operate large fleets of vessels that are capable of navigating from port to port without operational crews.

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The fascinating world of the power supply industry

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 The overall market for AC/DC and DC/DC commercial switch mode power supplies (C-SMPS), which excludes consumers and uninterruptible power supplies (UPS), is estimated to be in a range of 22 to 25 billion US Dollars.

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Why are so Many People Complaining About Their Telcos


In the second half of 2017, there were close to 66,000 complaints to the Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman. Most of these were due to the National Broadband Network (NBN). While complaints about mobile services have fallen, there has been a massive spike in complaints related to the NBN and fixed-line internet.

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What do Australians Think of Their Telcos?


Despite fierce competition between Australian telcos over pricing and quality, 22% of Australians over the age of 14 think all telcos are the same. This is despite huge advertising budgets, well-honed branding, content streaming partnerships, and sponsorship deals.

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Is Hybrid Power the Answer for Telco Companies?


Telcos are expanding across the globe, often into remote areas with limited or no access to the grid. At the same time, telecommunications companies are struggling with expensive and unreliable power for their existing networks.

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Why More Telcos Are Switching from Diesel Power


Telecommunications towers have fast become an expected part of our urban landscapes. As more people demand fast, reliable data and cellular service, more towers go up.

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How Telcos Are Providing Power to Rural Areas

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In Australia, it’s easy to take our constant connectivity for granted. But in some countries, most people are living in rural areas where the grid is simply unable to reach.

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5 Ways Telcos Can Benefit from Hybrid Power


Today’s telecommunications companies are experiencing massive industry disruption. Increased competition from OTT providers, increased regulation, and greater technological opportunities. For most telcos, a reliance on diesel has led to high operating costs, which eat into profits.

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What’s Next for Australian Rail?

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The rail network in Australia is the sixth largest in the world, with the rail industry making a significant contribution to employment, to the economy, and to those who depend on it for both freight and passenger transportation.

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These Rail Companies are Using Hybrid Power to Gain a Competitive Edge


 Many industries are currently experiencing technological disruption from a number of outside forces. And the rail industry is no exception. Advances in technology (particularly in the trucking industry) may soon begin putting pressure on the industry, as autonomous/electric vehicle technology will make it much more cost-effective for the trucking industry within the next decade.

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