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Fitch: Turkish Telecoms Face Increasing Triple-play Competition

Published on: 4th Sep 2015 Fitch Ratings expects that increased focus on bundled services within the Turkish telecoms market could lead to an increase in content costs, especially for live football broadcast rights. Expanding pay TV services can help telecoms operators to maintain and grow mobile and broadband market share, but high content costs could erode profitability. The Turkish telecommunications ... Read More »

Smartphones and Tablets Transforming the Audio Market Landscape

The market for wirelessly connected audio devices is growing rapidly, reflecting a global audio market that is being profoundly reshaped and reinvigorated by the popularity of mobile devices. A shift toward on-the-go music listening, along with increasing popularity of Spotify, Pandora, Deezer and other streaming music services, is leading to increased smartphone- and tablet-centric music consumption. According to IHS Technology ... Read More »

Security Dominates as Middle East and Africa Healthcare Goes Mobile

Published on: 4th Sep 2015 The Middle East and Africa (MEA) healthcare market is seeing the widespread deployment of mobile technologies, with the short term outlook for the implementation of mobility within this space looking particularly strong. Indeed, a recently published report from IDC Health Insights shows that enterprise mobility will have penetrated over 80% of MEA healthcare organizations by ... Read More »

Bangkok Can Gain US$1 Billion in Benefits Through Intelligent Transport Systems

A new research report produced by the GSMA indicates that the successful implementation of Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) in the capital city of Thailand could reduce travel times, carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions and road accidents, driving social and economic benefits of up to USD1 billion per year. In addition, the case study on Bangkok’s transportation indicated that ITS can also potentially ... Read More »

Mobile Networks Adding More Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS)

Published on: 3rd Sep 2015 On average, the top 20 independent wireless, incumbent, competitive and cable operators expect the DAS nodes in their networks to more than triple between now and 2018. DAS is used by large service providers and venue owners-airports, stadiums, casinos, malls and the like-to improve network coverage in venues where a macrocell approach does not work. ... Read More »

India Tablet Market Revives With a Healthy Growth in Q2 2015

According to International Data Corporation (IDC) Indian tablet market grew at a healthy 23% in Q2 2015, recovering from a slow start in Q1. In Q2 2015, India tablet market clocked 1.04 million unit shipments with 22% growth over same period last year and year to date growth of 15%. This was mainly due to BIS certifications deadline on power ... Read More »

An app twice a day keeps the dentist away

Research published in the British Dental Journal shows that Brush DJ, an app designed to encourage youngsters to adopt and maintain an effective oral health care routine using evidence based techniques, is effective in its aims. Brush DJ was launched on the Apple App Store at the end of 2011 and in 2013 it was accepted into the NHS Choices ... Read More »

Nokia Networks, Ooredoo sign deal to deploy small cells

Published on: 2nd Sep 2015 Nokia Networks says that it has won a deal with Ooredoo Qatar to deploy its small cells in hotspots across the country. The agreement follows a trial using Nokia Networks’ LTE and 3G small cell solution in high-traffic indoor and outdoor locations in the capital Doha, including the historic Souq Waqif area. Nokia Networks’ services ... Read More »

How to get rid of a satellite after its retirement

Researchers at University of La Rioja (Spain) have developed a new method to eliminate artificial satellites in Highly Elliptical Orbits when they finish their mission. The methodology, which allows for a reduction of both cost and risk, has been tested with the European Space Agency INTEGRAL mission, which will re enter into the Earth’s atmosphere in order to disintegrate in ... Read More »