Fixed-line and mobile operators in Europe are facing quite a dilemma. On the one hand they are being pressured by European Commissioner Neelie Kroes to improve their network broadband speeds and capacity and that they are not investing enough to meet EU targets. On the other, their customers are wanting to use their internet connections […]
Apple featured big in this week’s headlines. Firstly for its seemingly endless sales and profit performances and secondly for its ‘evil’ activities recording every iPhone’s location history in hidden file. Or course, the amount of evil actually being perpetrated depends on which news story you read. If you happen to have missed all the hoo-hah, […]
One of the great joys, and most under-rated features, of the iPhone when it first launched was the ability to update its operating systems and firmware via iTunes. If, like me, you had bought one or more mobile ‘lemons’ over the years, that had to be returned to a ‘service centre’ for reprogramming, you’ll know […]
During a webinar I presented on ‘monetizing bandwidth’ on Tuesday I played down the potential revenues mobile operators would see from mobile advertising. This was picked up during the Q&A session by a few attendees asking why, with all the press on the growing value of mobile advertising, I did not see its worth. My […]
Nokia has been hitting the headlines in the past week, but not always for the right reasons. Firstly, speculation in the NewYork Times about an enhanced alliance with Microsoft (the first was announced back in 2009 but little came of it except that the Microsoft executive involved is now Nokia’s CEO) surprisingly lifted its share price four […]
The wrath of a government scorned seems to show no signs of abating as the US launches what is tantamount to a witch-hunt in the ongoing WikiLeaks saga. Reports emanating from the NY Times, BBC and CNN claim the US government has even subpoenaed Twitter in a bid to support an ongoing criminal investigation into whether WikiLeaks and […]
I’m really going to try not to be cynical about goings on at this year’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, but it’s going to be hard. The GSMA’s premier event seems to break some record or other every year. Last year it was the number of PC thefts and pick-pocketings, which appear to have been […]
Imagine sitting in a rural health clinic, streaming three-dimensional medical imaging over the web and discussing a unique condition with a specialist in New York. Or downloading a high-definition, full-length feature film in less than five minutes. Or collaborating with classmates around the world while watching live 3-D video of a university lecture.