Virtual Reality: The next big thing in content consumption

Written on Monday, 01 August 2016 08:03
The explosion of video consumption and the different ways that people now view content has caused internet traffic to grow exponentially. Think phones are a big part of our digital life. Virtual and augmented reality will be even bigger; a key player in the tech industry. It’s the next big thing in content consumption that will be used in all manner of activities, not just games. “It’s going to be huge... It has the opportunity to eclipse the smartphone market,”…
Juniper Research recently identified three firms, including Cybereason, Klarna and what3words, as the world’s top disruptive technology innovators. Cybereason came in first place; a Washington-based cybersecurity startup, which uses big data, behavioral analytics and machine learning to detect and hunt down complex cyber-attacks in real-time. Klarna, a Swedish e-commerce and “frictionless” payments vendor took the number two spot on the list; while what3words, a London-based startup which has launched a universal addressing system, took the third position. A report by…
It’s risky getting into a vehicle, navigating treacherous highways and trusting that other drivers are competent enough to keep you safe on the road. But as society enters the Internet of Things era, new threats will emerge in the form of cybercrime. As vehicles become more connected and more reliant upon internet connectivity, security researchers are discovering a number of security holes in technology that power connected and autonomous vehicles. Automakers are facing increased pressure to find ways to guard…
Wi-Fi connections now exist almost everywhere in modern infrastructure, found in a multitude of areas, from cafes to your local bus stop, airports, schools and offices. Without the convenience of Wi-Fi, connecting with people on-the-go wouldn’t be anywhere near as easy as it is today. For a long time Wi-Fi didn’t penetrate the commercial airline industry. Traveling through the sky, passengers were expected to switch off their mobile phone and accept a general lack of connectivity with the world below.…
As a Communist nation, China is famous for its distrust of outsourced influence and internal uprising. Its citizens are no strangers to being evaluated by the government; a mammoth task monitoring 1.4 billion people. To maintain control of China’s vast population, the government has developed ‘China’s Social Credit System’ (SCS) to become mandatory in 2020, which will take in all of the big data tools of the information age, including electronic purchasing data, social networks and algorithmic sorting, to be…
Google’s latest investment in long-haul undersea fibre optic cabling has gone online. The FASTER Cable System gives Google access to up to 10Tbps (Terabits per second) of the cable’s total 60Tbps bandwidth between the U.S. and Japan. They will use this capacity to support their users, including Google Apps and Cloud Platform customers. This is the highest-capacity undersea cable ever built — about ten million times faster than your average cable modem. "From the very beginning of the project, we…

How ‘Brexit’ could affect telecommunications

Written on Monday, 27 June 2016 10:40
The world will always remember June 23, 2016, as the day the United Kingdom of Great Britain voted to leave the European Union – a vote commonly referred to as ‘Brexit’ (British exit). The notice period required for the UK government to implement this decision means that Britain leaving the EU cannot be before June 2018. To understand the consequences of Britain leaving the EU on telecommunications, four partners at Bird & Bird, a tech-focused international law firm, shared their…
Sven Hammar is co-founder and CEO of Sweden-based Apica, a provider of technology for testing, monitoring, and optimizing the performance of cloud and mobile applications. With his decade-long experience and expertise in web performance and web optimization, e-commerce, cloud services, and IT entrepreneurship, Hammar shares his knowledge of how to run successful Load Tests. Load testing is instrumental to any web or mobile presence, whether it is e-commerce, m-commerce, bookings, media, governmental or something else – a modern ambitious enterprise…
Sal Camarda, Managing Partner at MeetApp North America, a market leading developer of mobile platforms for meetings and events, has over 16 years of experience in computer software, user experience and human-computer interaction. He shares his thoughts on how mobile platforms can transform an audience into active participants. There is no doubt that our smartphones are highly valuable to us and have become an extension of our lives. Smartphones have changed how we live, work, create, and maintain relationships. Mobile…

Telefónica’s USA-Brazil submarine cable planned for 2018

Written on Wednesday, 01 June 2016 11:00
Telefónica will deploy BRUSA, a new submarine cable nearly 11,000 km in length linking Rio de Janeiro and Fortaleza (Brazil) with San Juan (Puerto Rico) and Virginia Beach (USA). The cable is expected to begin operations in early 2018 reinforcing Telefónica’s infrastructure leadership in the Americas. BRUSA will increase route diversity on U.S.-South America routes with an entirely new landing point on the U.S. mainland. At present, no other cables land at Virginia Beach. Other existing and planned U.S.-Brazil cable…
The Asia ICT Innovation Forum was held in conjunction with CommunicAsia2016. At the Forum organized by Singapore Exhibition Services and Huawei as the strategic partner, attended by over 500 regional ministerial representatives, internationally renowned economists and global industry thought leaders and professionals, Huawei outlined its roadmap to accelerate ICT transformation to enable more people in Asia Pacific to reap the benefits of ICT and move toward a better connected world. To achieve technological and economic growth, countries must accelerate their…
Robots, virtual reality (VR), drone technology and smart devices – these are the innovations fueled by digital transformation that will pave the way of Asia Pacific’s future. With digitization and smart technologies enhancing productivity, these innovations form the heart of CommunicAsia2016, EnterpriseIT2016 and BroadcastAsia2016 which opened from 31 May to 3 June 2016, at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore. From taxi bookings, travel lodging to courier arrangements, digital transformation which includes integration is at the heart of businesses’ and consumers’ lives…
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