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Scientists Have Set a New Record For Data Transmission Using Li-Fi

Sorry, wi-fi.<p>Back in November, a wireless technology called li-fi made a splash, proving to be 100 times faster than average wi-fi speeds in its …

WhatsApp and Skype targeted in Commission’s revamp of telecoms laws

10 ways the new telecom minister can improve communications in India

The previous telecom minister, Ravi Shankar Prasad has been doing a lot for communications including figuring spectrum pricing, opening up …

Telecoms

Canada is reverting to its pre-1992 telecom conditions

Some Canadians will recall the early days of Canadian telecom, prior to the introduction of competition 2 1/2 decades ago. Telephone companies such as Bell and Telus were 100-per-cent monopolies, part of a national consortium.<p>In those days, a voice call from Toronto to Vancouver cost $1 a minute, …

Mexico postpones wholesale telecoms network bidding again | Reuters

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico has postponed the bidding process for a planned wholesale telecommunications network by more than a month, the government said, in the latest upset to the project which has been plagued by delays since its inception.<p>In a statement on Friday evening, the Communications …

Mexico

Telecoms companies unite to sign 5G manifesto

<b>Some of the world's largest telecoms companies have signed a 5G manifesto, aimed at driving forward the deployment of next-generation mobile networks.</b><p>The manifesto pledges to launch fast 5G mobile networks in every country within the European Union by 2020.<p>However, it also says current net …

Telecoms

Banks should not underestimate Facebook Messenger

Christoffer O. Hernæs Contributor<p>Christoffer O. Hernæs is chief digital officer of Skandiabanken, Norway's first pure internet bank and leading challenger bank.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>Is technology contributing to increased inequality?<br>• Cash is no longer king<p>Before you say that Facebook is no …

Chatbots

New York Lottery to offer new instant game using cellphones

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The New York Lottery has created a new instant game allowing players to use mobile phones in conjunction with a traditional …

Lotteries

WhatsApp hits 100 million calls per day

In February, Facebook-owned WhatsApp announced it had reached one billion users worldwide, and this week, the company added another metric to demonstrate its ongoing traction and growth. According to a brief post on the company blog, WhatsApp claims that it’s now handling more than 100 million …

Apps

IFT renueva concesiones sociales a Telmex, pero con reservas

El IFT decidió renovar una tanda de concesiones en la banda de 400 MHz a Teléfonos de México para la prestación de servicios de telefonía fija …

The net neutrality court decision, in plain English

You may have heard something Tuesday about a court and net neutrality and something about the Internet. Maybe it didn't make much sense. And that's a good thing! If we all spent our time trying to decipher the Web, we'd never get around to actually using it, or creating awesome new things with …

Net Neutrality

5G requires fibre-based infrastructure: Nokia

Building a converged 5G network will depend on both underlying mobile and fixed-line infrastructure, according to Nokia.<p>The road to 5G is paved with …

MESSAGING APPS FOR PUBLISHERS REPORT: Why chat apps are now crucial for publishers

The top four messaging apps — Facebook's Messenger, WhatsApp, WeChat, and Viber — now claim nearly 3 billion monthly active users combined, narrowly outnumbering the combined active users on the world's four largest social networks, including Facebook.<p>These numbers have caught the attention of a …

Apps

Vendemos minutos ajenos

Hacia fines del año pasado, más de 820,000 usuarios de telecomunicaciones móviles, casi 1% de los más de 107 millones de usuarios en México usan los servicios de empresas llamadas Operadores Móviles Virtuales, conocidos como MVNO. Un negocio que comienza a despegar luego de un accidentado …

Sector móvil, el que más quejas presenta: Profeco

De enero a abril de este año, la Procuraduría Federal del Consumidor ha recibido 11,478 quejas de telecomunicaciones a nivel nacional, de las cuales …

30-Year Study Turns Up No Link Between Mobile Phones And Cancer

Phew.<p>For many of us born in the last 30 years, it's hard to imagine life without a smartphone, but these gadgets are still relatively new, and …

The End of Aging? Soon It Might Be a Prescription Away

Since time immemorial, humans have tried to halt the aging process. Various avenues have been explored. The Elixir of Life was thought to be a …

hair loss

Obama backs plans to loosen cable companies' grip on set-top boxes

Commission pursuing new regulations to open up cable box choices White House calls issue a ‘mascot’ for broader initiative<p>Barack Obama threw his weight Friday behind an effort to give consumers more choice when it comes to the cable boxes that control which television channels they watch.<p>Most TV …

Net Neutrality

El 67% de los mexicanos se conecta a Internet desde el móvil

Ciudad de México.- De acuerdo con un estudio presentado por el Instituto Federal de Telecomunicaciones (IFT), el <b>teléfono móvil</b> es el dispositivo más …

China's Tech Giant Huawei Leads The Charge For New Patents

China’s Huawei Technologies has topped the list of international patent filers for the second-year running according to the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) , highlighting a growing patent frenzy amongst Chinese companies, driven by global ambitions and robust government …

China

América Latina no está preparada para un ataque cibernético: BID

La región que conforman los países de América Latina y el Caribe es altamente vulnerable a ciberataques potencialmente devastadores, advirtió el …

Seoul Announces Free WiFi In All Public Spaces by 2017

Park Won-Soon, the mayor of Seoul, announced that every public space of Seoul will have free WiFi by 2017, including moving subways and buses, according to the Yonhap News Agency.<p>This initiative, called the Seoul Digital Plan 2020, aims to bring the presence of Internet of Things (IoT) Technology …

Internet of Things

Teléfonos chinos, los verdaderos rivales de Apple y Samsung

Seúl.- Háganse a un lado Apple y Samsung. La próxima gran novedad en los teléfonos de usos múltiples puede venir de firmas chinas poco conocidas como …

AT&T says 5G will be 100 times faster than LTE and may even launch this year

Remember back when 4G LTE came out and we were all amazed by the super-fast Internet speeds we could get on our phones? Well just wait until you get a look at what you’re going to get with 5G connectivity. AT&T on Friday unveiled its 5G network roadmap for 2016 and if all goes according to plan, …

4G LTE

Data transmission rates are hitting ludicrous speeds in the lab

Imagine a world without buffering, a world where downloading HD movies takes less than one second, a world where your favorite web pages load before …