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As with other criminals, terrorists are taking advantage of information and communication technologies to advance their own agendas. The term cyber terrorism features increasingly in the media, despite having been the topic of debate for some time at the government and international level.

Cyber terrorists are an ill-defined group. Some early mentions can be traced ...

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I attended my latest demo for BlackBerry 10 this week, and I remain [client access only] impressed by the platform’s features and general look. The highlights include a seemingly smart, learning (Swype-style) keyboard, a compelling and very HTML5-ready browser, the ability to sandbox the device’s personal and professional uses into BYOD-friendly and easily changeable identity ...

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It does look like SoftBank and Sprint are making a coherent case for the technical and market synergies of their merger. Nevertheless it is really quite a bold move for a Japanese mobile operator. 

NTT DoCoMo has made a number of strategic investments in Asia (e.g. TATA Teleservices in India) in recent years ...

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It does look like SoftBank and Sprint are making a coherent case for the technical and market synergies of their merger. Nevertheless it is really quite a bold move for a Japanese mobile operator.

NTT DoCoMo has made a number of strategic investments in Asia (e.g. TATA Teleservices in India) in recent years but ...

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​So we are nearing the end of 2012 and I am still waiting to see real movement amongst the operator community that was making noises all last year about NFC payments and mobile wallets taking off. Not only that, but they have largely blocked anyone else from going it alone too.

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The National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) of Thailand has trimmed down the maximum amount of frequency a carrier can purchase in the upcoming 3G auction from 20 MHz to 15 MHz.

With 45 MHz to go around, the tightened limit implies that the big three – namely Advanced Info Service (AIS), Total Access ...

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Until recently, security issues in the mobile health space have remained fairly narrow in scope. Primary considerations have focused on potentially defective software and firmware, battery life or interference caused by electromagnetic signals. However, mobile health is evolving from a niche market to a more mainstream one, alongside the snowballing adoption of smart devices. This ...

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LTE TDD, or the “Time Division Duplex” variant of 4G LTE, has been steadily gaining momentum over the past year or so. The number of commercial deployments has surpassed 10, and 36 more are either in commercial roll-out or trials. There are signs that not only are a number of greenfield LTE operators considering LTE ...

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On the 28th September 2012, the USA’s FCC announced it would be conducting a rather unique auction in 2014 to help alleviate an impeding spectrum crunch that is looming from the burgeoning adoption of 3G- and 4G-enabled smartphones, tablets, automotive vehicles, machine-to-machine modules, and other enterprise and consumer electronics.

The USA has been on the ...

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