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Easier access to spectrum for Internet of Things

Published on: 22nd Dec 2015 Australian operators of machine to machine (M2M) wireless communications links used in the Internet of Things (IoT) will find it easier to access spectrum under proposed changes to regulatory arrangements. Many current generation M2M and IoT devices access spectrum via the Australian Communications and Media Authority’s class licensing regime (similar to a “spectrum commons”). The ... Read More »

Smartphones Supporting Sustainable Lifestyles As Mobile Makes Its Mark On Climate Change

Smartphones are playing a key role in addressing the challenge of climate change, according to Mobile Carbon Impact, a new report released by the Global e Sustainability Initiative (GeSI), authored by the Carbon Trust. The Carbon Trust assessed a number of carbon saving mechanisms across ten categories. This involved examining a variety of uses of mobile communications technology, from the ... Read More »

By 2018, Half of Consumers in Mature Markets Will Use Smartphones or Wearables for Mobile Payments

Mobile payments are gaining acceptance among consumers in North America, Japan and some countries in Western Europe, according to Gartner, with half of consumers in mature markets expected to be using smartphones or wearables for mobile payments by 2018. This is just one of many innovations impacting customer preferences in the personal technologies market. “Innovation in apps, mobile devices and ... Read More »

Mobile Internet Users to Top 2 Billion Worldwide in 2016

The International Data Corporation (IDC ) estimates that 3.2 billion people, or 44% of the world’s population, will have access to the Internet in 2016. Of this number, more than 2 billion will be using mobile devices to do so. But what are the world’s Internet users doing online Growth in Internet access is taking place around the world, but ... Read More »

Fitch Downgrades TDC to 'BBB-'; Outlook Stable

Published on: 21st Dec 2015 Fitch Ratings has downgraded Denmark based TDC’s Long term Issuer Default Rating (IDR) and senior unsecured rating to ‘BBB ‘ from ‘BBB’. The Outlook on the IDR is Stable. ュThe downgrade reflects Fitch’s expectations that following the company’s acquisition of Norwegian cable operator Get, the pace of deleveraging will be slower than originally expected. This ... Read More »

Small Cell Backhaul a 5-Year $6.5 Billion Opportunity

Published on: 21st Dec 2015 A cumulative $6.5 billion will be spent worldwide on outdoor small cell backhaul equipment between 2015 and 2019, reports IHS. “As outdoor small cell deployments scale up, we look for the small cell backhaul equipment market to kick into higher gear in 2017, when it will reach over $1.2 billion. This year we started to ... Read More »

China's Wearable Device Market Continues to Grow, with Varied Performance Between Segments

According to the International Data Corporation (IDC ) PRC Quarterly Wearable Device Tracker, wearable device shipments in China reached 7.37 million units in Q3 2015, up 40.1% from the previous quarter. ュThroughout Q3 2015, several highlights in the wearable device market stood out, such as the explosive growth in sales of children’s watches, successive market launches of Android Wear smart ... Read More »

NEC and Intel collaborate in mobile base station virtualization

Published on: 21st Dec 2015 NEC says that it is to collaborate with Intel to jointly develop a “Cloud Radio Access Network (Cloud RAN) solution” for virtualizing the functions of mobile base stations. Both companies will start a joint proof of concept trial from early 2016 to verify the capabilities of the Cloud-RAN solution. Mobile base stations are comprised of ... Read More »