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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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One emerging trend in the mobile application business is the arrival of drag-and-drop app-builder platforms, which allow their users to develop apps without actually writing a single line of code. My (hopefully) adequately educated guess is that they will do for app development more or less what blogging platforms and Facebook have done for web ...

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Today a big deal has been announced by three of the world’s largest processor IP companies.

Imagination Technologies announced it intended to acquire part of MIPS Technologies including 82 key patents, the operating business and rights to all of the remaining patents, for $60 million cash. This coincides with a separate transaction in which Bridge ...

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