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Expensive gadgets and toys – the insurance implications –

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Expensive gadgets and toys – the insurance, if your smartwatch also acts as a mobile communication device (i.e. you can make calls from the smartwatch) it will be considered a mobile communication device, which will not be covered under either the Household Goods section (which covers … Source link Read More »

Last week in telecoms: satellite winners and 5G losers

Week 24 delivered a gain of 0.1 percent to our European telecoms stock index, far behind the EuroStoxx 50’s 1.7 percent gain. The winners included Inmarsat (+11%) and Iridium (+8.3%), lagging this year’s solid performance of other satellite stocks. TalkTalk (+9.4%) and VEON (+7.1%) also did well, regaining some ground on losses suffered earlier in the year. Greek micro cap ... Read More »

Mobile adspend to ‘comfortably overtake’ TV by 2021, Zenith study says

Asia Pacific is said to become the biggest contributor to global adspend growth, accounting for 33.8% of global adspend in 2020, up from 32.6% in 2017, this is according to Zenith’s “Advertising Expenditure Forecasts” for June 2018. Zenith’s report added that the region will also contribute US$32.1 billion (43%) out of the US$75.1 billion of all new ad dollars between 2017 and ... Read More »

Mike Yardley: Roaming the Black Forest

The bucolic splendour of the surrounding Black Forest bursts with enchanting exploration options. The Black Forest railway lines pass through some of the most romantic scenery in Europe. Think thick pine and fir forests, vertical rock faces, graceful watermills and Hansel and Gretel-style villages, straight out of a fairytale. The German autobahn maybe the stuff of legend, but travelling by ... Read More »

Forget 4G, brace for superfast 5G this year

© AP People stand next to a 5G logo during the Mobile World Congress wireless show, in Barcelona, Spain, Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018. The annual Mobile World Congress (MWC) runs from 26 February – 1 March and draws over 2,300 exhibitors to Barcelona, including industry heavyweights Samsung, Huawei and Nokia. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco) The year 2016 brought a revolution in ... Read More »

We're Becoming Desensitised To Mobile Phone Billshock

© Provided by Allure Media Pty Ltd There was a time when every other story on the TV shows that pass for “current affairs” was about bill shock. The stories were simple. Someone signed up to a mobile phone plan and when the bill arrived at the end of the month it was much higher than expected. The customer would ... Read More »

Unihertz Atom will be the world's smallest rugged 4G smartphone

Allen Ngo, 2018-06-17 (Update: 2018-06-17) After graduating with a B.S. in environmental hydrodynamics from the University of California, I studied reactor physics to become licensed by the U.S. NRC to operate nuclear reactors. There’s a striking level of appreciation you gain for everyday consumer electronics after working with modern nuclear reactivity systems astonishingly powered by computers from the 80s. When I’m not managing ... Read More »

Orange's ex-boss faces trial over suicides at the French telecoms group –

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Orange's ex-boss faces trial over suicides at the French telecoms Didier Lombard and senior colleagues led the telecoms business through a tough restructuring that aimed to cut 22,000 jobs, move 10,000 staff into other roles and recruit 6,000 new employees. The plan, which began in 2006, aimed to force …30 workers in 2 ... Read More »