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Microsoft Hints At Another Anti-Carrier Shift In Wireless

Microsoft appears to be preparing to offer its own SIM card, that tiny electronic device that slips into a tablet or smartphone, letting you access …

One graph shows how the likes of Netflix and Spotify are eating the DVD and CD businesses

It won't come as a surprise to learn that on demand streaming services are eating into DVD and CD sales.<p>But one chart from Goldman Sachs shows just how rapid the shifts in the entertainment industry have been over the last 15 years — first, the collapse of the rental business in the early noughties …

Internet of Things: Five Barriers to Adoption

The Best Play on the Internet of Things Trend<p>In 2011, venture capitalist Marc Andreessen famously declared in <i>The</i> <i>Wall Street Journal</i>, “Software is …

Internet of Things

Vodafone goes to war with European rivals

The telecoms giant is battling to deliver 'quad play’ in Britain<p>If Vodafone chief executive Vittorio Colao had his way, Britain would be more like Portugal. There, the Italian is building a new fibre optic network to offer ultra-fast broadband and pay-TV alongside the company’s mobile service.<p>The …

David Cameron unveils 'universal service obligation' for broadband

Prime Minister David Cameron wants more homes to be better connected. Reuters / Philip Brown Livepic<p>Every home and business in the UK will have access to "fast broadband" by 2020, Prime Minister David Cameron announced on Monday.<p>A new "universal service obligation" for broadband will allow the UK …

Ofcom confirms sale of UK spectrum for push towards 5G

The UK telecoms regulator has published details of how portions of the country's telecoms spectrum will be sold-off next year.<p>Ofcom has confirmed its …

Telecoms

India’s mobile dream becomes a nightmare of dropped calls

Rapid telecoms growth and poor infrastructure are threatening Narendra Modi’s dream of digitally connecting urban and rural India<p>In the past decade, nearly one billion people have been connected to wireless phone services as part of India’s mobile communications revolution, making it the …

Mobile

President Obama wants America's poorest families to have access to broadband Internet

The digital divide runs deep in the United States, and no one knows that better that communities in the poorest and more rural parts of the …

New Jersey

Helsinki’s free, city-wide Wi-Fi network is faster than your home internet

Many cities offer Wi-Fi hotspots for visitors. Very few local governments, however, offer free, unrestricted, high-speed Wi-Fi, fast enough for streaming video—the sort that makes your paid-for home Wi-Fi look sluggish. And even fewer provide upload speeds on par with download speeds.<p>Yet visit the …

Helsinki

Why LTE Unlicensed Outperforms Wi-Fi

The hottest issue in unlicensed wireless spectrum policy is the conflict between Wi-Fi and LTE Unlicensed (“LTE-U”). Some advocates are pressing for …

Joburg broadband network is close: mayor

City of Johannesburg mayor Parks Tau say that digital access is becoming as much an equity issue as access to water and electricity.<p>Tau delivered his …

Telecoms

Connecting Customers to the Best Available Network | Sprint Newsroom

<b>By Stephen Bye, Chief Technology Officer, Sprint</b> <br>The appetite for mobile data continues to grow, with Cisco predicting there will be 11.5 billion …

Estate Agent Finds Many UK House Movers Motivated by Broadband

Strutt & Parker, a UK estate agent and property consultant, has published the results of their new Housing Futures 2015 survey and found that …

Internet TV’s Big Chance to Oust Cable Is Almost Here

Author: Cade Metz. Cade Metz Business<p>Date of Publication: 03.19.15.<p>Time of Publication: 7:00 am. 7:00 am<p>Internet television’s turning point—the time …

Comcast job ad hints at wireless ambitions

There's not much you can learn from a Comcast job ad, but that won't prevent speculation about its entry into the mobile business. The company has posted an advert asking for warm bodies executives to lead the company's push into the "wireless ecosystem." According to the pitch to would-be …

European telecoms deals produce new winners as consolidation enters...

PARIS, Jan 23 (Reuters) - A frenzy of deals is shifting the competitive landscape among European telecoms operators, producing new winners such as Hutchison and Altice and setting the stage for more industry consolidation at home and overseas.<p>The deals are also testing European regulators’ newfound …

UK's 5G could make video holograms a reality

Futuristic 5G networks with speeds of 50 Gbit/s could be up and running in the UK by 2020, with holographic video one of many applications for the …

OFCOM

Marriott plans to block personal wifi hotspots

The petition and a few of the supporting comments out of 42 filed by citizens, groups, and companies, get into the meaning of interference under the …

Google fights Marriott's plan to block Wi-Fi hotspots

Google and Microsoft have joined a growing chorus of businesses that oppose Marriott's attempt to block guests' Wi-Fi hotspots in their hotel rooms.<p>Marriott (MAR) and the hotel lobby American Hospitality & Lodging Association asked the FCC this summer to allow hotels to deploy equipment that …

T-Mobile to offer LTE over 5GHz Wi-Fi airwaves to boost data rates

Cellular and Wi-Fi signals will have to avoid interfering with each other.<p>T-Mobile will expand its LTE network with the same 5GHz spectrum used by …

Silicon Valley’s 49ers show off the ‘best high-tech stadium in the world’ (photo gallery)

In the midst of Silicon Valley, the San Francisco 49ers NFL football team now have what could be the best high-tech stadium in the world.<p>Levi’s Stadium, located next to the Great America theme park in Santa Clara, Calif., was built in the modern era of mobile technology. It’s been called a smart …

'Anti-router' stops drones, cameras, and Google Glass from connecting to Wi-Fi networks

Are you paranoid that strangers are using drones, security cameras, hidden microphones, or even Google Glass to spy on you? If so, you might be interested in a little device called Cyborg Unplug. Just stick it into a power outlet and watch as it sounds an alarm whenever such a surveillance device …

Denmark lays foundation for public wifi innovation

Denmark is lighting up the world of wifi innovation with a new scheme that will see 200,000 new lamp posts installed around the country.<p>Built with LED technology as standard, many are also set to provide internet access for passers by. For anyone visiting the country that connection will come free …

Free Wi-Fi comes to six parks around Los Angeles

Free Wi-Fi is now available to visitors at six parks throughout the city.<p>Park-goers will be able to connect their laptops, tablets and e-readers to public Wi-Fi networks at Cabrillo Beach, Echo Park Lake, Griffith Observatory, Pershing Square, Reseda Park and Venice Beach.<p>The city's Department of …

Me: What kinds of shows do you like to watch on TV? Daughter: What’s a TV?

The fact that television viewing is changing dramatically — being disrupted by the web, by YouTube (s goog) and other factors — isn’t breaking news. …

The Internet of Things Is One Step Closer to Being Powered by Wifi

The internet of things is probably going to be full of tiny little scavengers.<p>The Internet of Things is coming—or already here, depending on who you ask—and it's going to be hungry for power. Those "things" need energy, after all, and most of us only have so many power outlets and so much time (and …

Rambøll: Benyt tv-frekvenser til mobilt bredbånd og scor milliardgevinst

En undersøgelse fra Erhvervsstyrelsen konkluderer, at der er et stigende behov for frekvenser til mobilt bredbånd. Styrelsen har derfor kig på at …

SWOT Analysis of Vodafone – World’s second largest mobile network operator

Britain-based Vodafone is the second largest mobile service provider on the planet after China Mobile. The company has about 435 million subscribers …