Cyber activity is keeping the CISO awake at night

By Andrew Kellett, Principal Analyst, Security

Summary

The most worrying issue for C-level security professionals, and the thing that often keeps them awake at night, is the fear of the unknown.

The chief information security officer (CISO) is the person in direct line of fire when security breaches occur, and given the deteriorating state of information security, taking overall responsibility for security-related issues is a perilous role.

During the last 12 months several leading organisations have admitted...

By Ovum Research, 12 July 2012, 0 comments. Categories: Big Data, Security.

Australian TELCOs to clean up act with “ground-breaking” regs

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has enabled new regulations on TELCOs aiming to give consumers “materially greater protection” against billing hikes and poor customer service.

The revised telecommunications consumer protection (TCP) code – which at a hefty 102 pages is “designed to ensure good service and fair outcomes for all consumers of telecommunications products in Australia” – will take effect on September 1.

The new measures will be monitored...

By James Bourne, 12 July 2012, 1 comment. Categories: Big Data, Consumers, Operators.

How big data is challenging mobile service mediation

The traditional approach to service charging involved each network event being equal to a chargeable unit that was priced individually. But this paradigm has changed. The new approach involves tiered service bundles and periodic allowances. This change has been the result of a combination of evolving consumer behaviors and technology advances that have resulted in a rapid increase of usage data being generated by communications networks. These volumes manifest themselves as the challenge we are coming to...

By Magnus Hyttsten, 02 May 2012, 0 comments. Categories: Big Data, Consumers, Mobile, Operators.

Traffic Evolution Characteristics of the Mobile Internet

Mobile Internet has recently started to become a reality for both users and operators thanks to the success of novel, extremely practical smartphones, portable computers with easy-to-use 3G USB modems and attractive business models. Based on the current trends in telecommunications, vendors prognosticate that mobile networks will suffer an immense traffic explosion in the packet switched domain up to year 2020.

One of the most important reasons of the traffic volume increase in mobile telecommunications is demographical....

By Alex Wanda, 08 December 2011, 0 comments. Categories: Big Data, Broadband, M2M, Mobile, Smartphones.

UK broadband users download 17gb of data a month

UK households with home broadband connections download an average of 17 gigabytes of data a month. This is equivalent to watching 11 movies or 12 hours of pre-recorded television content.

Regulator Ofcom released the figures in its comprehensive ‘Infrastructure Report’, based on Britain’s telecommunications network.

It looked at 200 areas in the UK and how well they support various technologies, including fixed...

By Dani Millward, 02 November 2011, 0 comments. Categories: Big Data, Broadband, Consumers, Infrastructure, Operators, Research.

Challenges and Opportunities for 4G Wireless Video

As depicted in the illustration below, the world has become a content producer. People create and upload their own pieces of art onto the network while enjoying other people’s masterpieces. It may be expected that in 4G the communication networks will continue to expand so as to include all kinds of channels with various through puts, quality of services and protocols, and heterogeneous terminals with a wide range of capabilities, accessibilities and user preference.  Thus the gap between the richness of multimedia...

By Alex Wanda, 26 October 2011, 0 comments. Categories: Big Data, LTE, Mobile, Smartphones, WiFi.

Selling your Privacy Evolves with Amazon Silk Browser

amazon-kindle-fire.pngAmazon's new Silk browser bundled with its new Kindle Fire will leverage it's own servers for browser proxying meaning that all the websites you surf will go through the company's cloud-based servers. Although browser proxying is not new, it has been used in the Skyfire and other browsers. Its general benefit is allowing web sessions to speed up...

By Rich Tehrani, 29 September 2011, 0 comments. Categories: Big Data, Browsers, Consumers, Content, Devices.

Wrangles and challenges ahead of UK LTE auction

The UK mobile operator three has warned that it may run out of data capacity in built up areas if LTE spectrum auctions do not take place next year as expected.

The bidding process designed to fairly distribute 4G frequency space for rapidly rising data consumption among consumers is earmarked for 2010. However, Three’s CEO David Dyson warned that the timetable was already slipping.

"There is a huge financial...

By Matt Henkes, 27 September 2011, 0 comments. Categories: Big Data, Consumers, LTE, Mobile, Smartphones.