Telecom Industry News

  • As part of Internet.org’s mission to bring affordable internet access to the two thirds of the world not yet connected, Facebook and Ericsson, in conjunction with XL Axiata, have created a new methodology to measure and improve end to end network performance using simulated Facebook application use cases. Network-wide optimization implemented through the joint project delivered up to 70 percent improvement in app coverage. In …

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  • IBM Watson project represents a first step into cognitive systems, a new era of computing, fueling a New Era of Cognitive Apps. It uses programmatic computing plus the combination of three additional capabilities that make Watson truly unique: natural language processing, hypothesis generation and evaluation, and dynamic learning. While none of these capabilities is unique to Watson by itself, the combination delivers the power to …

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  • Over 50% of the global population will have Internet access within three years’ time, with mobile broadband over smartphones and tablets now the fastest growing technology in human history, according to the ITU. The report reveals that more than 40% of the world’s people are already online, with the number of Internet users rising from 2.3 billion in 2013 to 2.9 billion by the end …

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  • It’s a cliche, but Christmas seemed to come early for Apple lovers as Tuesday’s much-anticipated press event featured no shortage of announcements, the biggest of which could arguably be the iPhone 6. And while the new model — with its larger screens — got the majority of the love both before and after the event, Apple wasn’t holding back when it came to showcasing a …

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  • The smartphone market in India has maintained its growth impetus with smartphone shipment achieving year on year growth of 84% in Q2 2014 and a quarter over quarter growth of 11%. The potential for future growth in the smartphone market remains quite high as 71% of the market continues to be on feature phones. According to International Data Corporation (IDC), the overall India mobile phone …

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