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Imagine it is Dec-2007, and you are in Kenya, and you heard on the television news that the government made a commitment to assure 100% internet penetration by 2017. Would you bet for or against that commitment?

Fast forward to December 2012, and on the 15th December, Kenya’s ICT board announced it wishes to attain ...

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The impact of WhatsApp, and other “Over The Top” messaging clients such as Viber, have been stark. In Western Europe, for example, while mobile data usage is gathering pace, a number of other metrics are very much in retreat. In most countries around Europe, minutes of use has contracted up to 4.5% quarter on ...

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Most Holiday Cards are - well - Holiday Cards.  I've recevied cards with company history (Ericsson: http://www.ericsson.com/seasonsgreetings), a donation to Second Harvest Food Bank (Cisco), and the Like.

However, this Present put a smile on my face; some remakes of test clips to show how crisp and clear 4K / UltraHD can ...

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Reading through some of the cyber trends forecasted for the next year/decade/millennia, I get the feeling that there are two very diverging paths. Either I embark immediately on the construction of a space-capable, self-supporting, eco-something survival pod or I do nothing and just give up now on ever seeing HAL 9000 pitted against ...

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The recent media furore about the re-negotiation of the International Telecommunication Regulations (ITRs) has become a ludicrous cacophony of misinformed debate about how the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) is set to ‘take over the internet’ and start censoring public access at the WCIT-12 (World Conference on International Telecommunications).  An analysis of why the different ...

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The opportunity for Chromebooks has a lot to do with being in the right place at the right time for an audience need.  This opportunity is somewhat similar to the position that netbooks were in during 2009.  With the economy challenging many consumer household budgets, an affordable portable computer could draw much ...

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In a May 2012 ABI Research Insight, I talked about the rapid rate of 4G LTE population coverage roll-out in Korea. LG U+ commenced 4G services in December 2010, SKT in January 2011 and Korea Telecom in November 2011. LG U+ achieved 100% pops coverage by 3Q-2012 and its competitors were not far behind.

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Let's cut to the chase. Here are some selected results:

Fran Shammo, the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Verizon, has attributed the impressive subscription growth to the operator's introduction of its Share Everything plans, strong device portfolio, network reliability, and 4G LTE advantage. However, these reasons do not seem to ...

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Right now, Euroland is getting bit of a bad rap for bloated debt, sluggish growth, and government financial vacillation. While the financial trials and tribulations will take a while to pass through the system, it would not be a bad thing for European governments and the European Commission to provide opportunities for wireless innovation, corporate ...

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The havoc caused by Hurricane Sandy on the North American East Coast has brought to light a threat that has been keeping a low profile, but has immense implications for the digital environment – physical security. While intense focus has been placed on malware, botnets and exploit kits, it seems the industry has almost forgotten ...

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