Analysys Mason explain how operators can make OTT/VAS work for them #TTW
Two analysts, Cesar Bachelet and Stephen Sale from Analysys Mason, took the stage at Telecoms Tech World for a session entitled “How can operators make OTT/VAS work for them?” Whilst it doesn’t take a genius to know what they spoke about; they certainly gave some clever insights.
It’s no secret mobile operators are facing what many call “a threat” from OTT applications; the typical example is of how WhatsApp has replaced SMS for many customers.
Internet of things and M2M apps move to open platforms
Upside for Smart Devices with embedded M2M tech
Machine to machine (M2M) connectivity will be embedded in more than 2 billion devices across nine key industries by 2018 - but it will be cellular wireless communication services that will bring the bulk of the value and the revenues, according to the latest global market study by ABI Research. A new generation of smart devices is set to have embedded connectivity and manufacturers already have a number of technologies to select to deliver network connectivity. ABI Research has examined the demand and appeal for M2M connectivity across cellular, satellite, fixed-line and short-range wireless technologies within nine key industry...
Huawei’s looking forward in $600m 5G investment
Whilst many of us stare at our signal bars, waiting for the 3G to switch to 4G, China-based Huawei is instead looking to the next big thing – with a hefty $600m investment into 5G research. Don’t get too excited though, the rollout of functioning technology isn’t expected until 2020.
This is part of a continued investment which began back in 2009. At the home of mobile, MWC in Barcelona, Huawei has demonstrated 5G base stations capable of 50Gbps.
One of the most promising innovations is an...
DC Comics' The Flash breaks wireless transmission record!
By “The Flash”, we actually mean researchers at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) in Baden-Württemberg, Germany; but it’s certainly quick-as-a-flash speeds in which they’ve broken the wireless transmission record!
Cable-based telecommunication networks require massive investment; which doesn’t always even reach as far as many would like.
This leaves many rural areas with limited to no access. Through the use of broadband data transmission via radio relay links; it...
Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s Angry Birds on a plane!
Many of us are irrationally afraid of flying (over the fifteen years between 1975 and 1994, the death risk per flight was one in seven million) yet we just can’t help it – especially during takeoff and landing.
Unfortunately, these are the two times where electronic devices are banned in the US since 1998; where a near-crash of a Qantas jumbo jet Heathrow airport was said to have been caused by someone on the plane using a mobile phone.
Due to this, we can’t distract ourselves with a game of...
Twitter’s $1 Billion IPO: All you need to know
Hot on the heels of Facebook’s initially disastrous IPO; Twitter filed their $1 Billion IPO yesterday – trading under the name of TWTR when the San Francisco company goes public. As a company which has struggled to find new streams of profit; how successful will it be?
During the first six months of 2013 the company pulled in $253.6 million in revenue, but its net loss increased by 41% to $69.3 million.
Luckily there are two statistics which give a more positive outlook...
- Firstly, only a third of its users are in the US – so there’s...
Would you recruit an ex-hacker? Most IT professionals would
A survey conducted by IT recruitment specialists CWJobs.co.uk shows that 70% of IT professionals believe that hiring ex-hackers could be the solution to security problems. After all, who better to protect against intrusions than the people who do it daily?
The most high-profile case in my recent knowledge was that of infamous iOS “Jailbreaker” and PlayStation hacker GeoHot; who was snapped-up by social networking giant Facebook not long after an intense lawsuit by Sony.
Whilst the most common...