Posts about Mobile

With more than three billion smartphone users across the globe, governments have a unique opportunity to gather data to map the whereabouts of the population. This has become a particularly valuable tool in the fight to track and slow the spread of Covid-19. However, with stringent privacy laws found in many countries, the question is: Does a global pandemic supersede these laws? And if so, what happens after the crisis is over? 

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Posted by Teresa Mastrangelo on November 01, 2019
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When IPTV services entered the market nearly 20 years ago, there was considerable excitement around the possibility to “personalize” your television service or perhaps even have à la carte options for channels. However, we quickly learned the evil ways of content packaging, which rendered the à la carte option moot.

However, with the rise of streaming services – most notably Netflix – the industry began to experience a shift in how consumers viewed (or chose to view) their content. This initially led to the first wave of cord-cutters, followed by cord-shavers (switching to a cheaper package of channels) and eventually to cord-nevers (young people who have grown accustomed to watching shows only online and will likely never subscribe to pay television services) ...

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“The future of 5G remains hazy but certainly promising.” This might have been both the best and most concerning quote I heard at the 2019 IEEE Brooklyn 5G Summit – especially coming for the CTO of a Tier 1 US operator. In other words: We have this really cool technology that has a lot of potential. We think there are some really good use cases, but we aren’t exactly sure which ones will take priority beyond mobile broadband. However, we think it could be impactful to the industry, particularly the enterprise for industrial automation. Okay. Hazy for sure ...

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Posted by Michael Ritter on March 27, 2019
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“Fiber optics are elementary for 5G.” That’s a statement made in many blogs and articles over the past twelve months. Seen as a key enabling technology for successful initial 5G rollouts, major upgrades to optical network infrastructure have been widely predicted, fueling the optical transport network market in the near term ...
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