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Canada signs commitment to end data roaming charges, but it's not … –

A future without expensive cellular data roaming charges across North and South America is on the horizon, but Canadian officials are warning that it may still be a few years away. At a recent meeting of the Inter-American Telecommunication Commission (CITEL) in Buenos Aires, Canada signed on to a new agreement that aims to see roaming charges eliminated across the Americas ... Read More »

Malicious mobile apps decrease in final quarter of 2017 – BetaNews

A new report from digital threat management company RiskIQ states malicious mobile apps declined at the end of 2017. To reach these findings the firm analyzed 120 mobile app stores and it puts the decline down largely to a decrease in the inventory of AndroidAPKDescargar, the most prolific dealer of blacklisted apps. Feral apps — those available for download outside ... Read More »

Synnex to VARs: Embrace LTE, 5G – Channelnomics – Channelnomics

<!– –> Networking VARs face opportunity around LTE and 5G as telecoms develop 5G capabilities, according to Synnex. During a keynote at the Varnex Spring 2018 Conference in Indianapolis, IN this week, Tim Acker, Synnex’s VP of connected solutions, noted the growth of mobility resulted in just over $20 million in payouts to resellers last year, due to payments based on activations ... Read More »

Think Tank: Retailers Must Push the Limits of Mobile Commerce in … – WWD

Today’s shopper is undeniably mobile, and retailers who have been slow to adapt should take notice. Mobile accounted for 60 percent of traffic to retail sites and nearly 40 percent of orders in the fourth quarter of 2017 — an all-time high. For the first time in history, the majority of Christmas Day orders were placed on mobile devices, which drove nearly 70 percent of digital traffic ... Read More »

RCom in talks over enterprise telecoms sale – Financial Times

Tom Mitchell in Beijing, Simon Mundy in Mumbai and Don Weinland in Hong Kong March 22, 2018 Reliance Communications, the heavily indebted company controlled by Indian tycoon Anil Ambani, is in talks over a sale of its business communications assets that could end its 15-year involvement in India’s telecoms sector. RCom has suffered financial difficulties amid a price war launched ... Read More »

Tencent profits up on mobile gaming popularity – Gadgets Now

HONG KONG: Chinese technology giant Tencent reported a profit boost Wednesday, helped by the continued popularity of its mobile games. Net profit for 2017 was up 74 percent year on year from 41.1 billion yuan to 71.5 billion yuan (US$11.3 billion). In a filing to the Hong Kong Stock Exchange Wednesday, the company counted its push to promote more sharing ... Read More »

Potraz Finally Finishes Drafting Mobile Virtual Network Operators … – Technology Zimbabwe

The Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (POTRAZ) has just completed crafting a draft rule book for Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs). An MVNO is a mobile telecoms company that uses the hard infrastructure of Mobile Network Operators, like Econet and Telecel to provide mobile phone network services to customers. The idea behind MVNOs is to fully utilize the ... Read More »

Ford Brings 4G LTE, Other Features to Older Models – Motor Trend

Free Price Quote From a Local Dealer View Special Offers No Obligation, Fast & Simple Free New Car Quote Change Car GO This year, Ford will enable connectivity features such as 4G LTE Wi-Fi and smartphone control on older vehicles without modems. Dubbed FordPass SmartLink, the upgrade includes a device that plugs into the OBD II port below the steering wheel. ... Read More »