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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The telecommunications industry has changed massively over the past 20 years. It’s hard to believe that people have only been using the internet since 1994. It wasn’t until the late nineties and early 2000s that the average person owned a mobile phone, and the first iPhone didn’t appear until 2007.
Australians have long been disillusioned with their telco companies. One study found that 22% of Australians consider their telcos all the same. This is despite massive competition between telcos over pricing and quality.
In the telecommunications industry, technology has been evolving at breakneck speed. And customer demands continue to keep pace with these massive changes. But the telco industry’s unique history has left many telco companies with highly complex structures. That means that some telco companies are being slow to innovate, which leads to a loss in market share when competitors embrace cutting-edge technology and solutions.
The telecommunications industry is facing increased competition. This is coming from within the industry, as telcos duel it out, fighting for subscribers in oversaturated markets. It’s also coming from outside the industry, as companies in adjacent industries like social media and technology begin to move into the space.
As of 2013, there were more than 6.79 billion mobile subscribers. As we continue to see the impact of climate change on communities around the world, it’s clear that it’s essential to make this sector more sustainable.
The rail industry is undergoing a revolution as companies around the world move from diesel fuel as their main power source to hybrid and off-grid solutions. Diesel has been the power source of choice since the mid-20th century, driving a surge in development and making it easier for passengers and freight to get from Point A to Point B across the globe.
The STABX or ‘Stable Boundary Layer Experiment’ is currently being conducted by the University of Canterbury Geography Department. STABX aims to understand the phenomenon behind the conditions yielding to, maintaining, and eventually breaking the stable layer boundary. The stable boundary layer (SBL) is a natural meteorologic occurrence, and is formed over a cold surface of earth.
NZTA established the Haast Radio System in the Southern Alps of the South Island of New Zealand to provide radio communications for the Southern Highway. The repeaters were powered by two solar panels each, which recharge a battery pack housed with the repeater.