There were some incredible gadgets and devices on display at CES 2017 in Las Vegas, but one domestic appliance really stood out! Samsung’s latest vision for the connected family was unveiled at CES with the talking fridge getting people talking literally, excuse the pun! Last year, the company released the Family Hub Fridge, which proved to be a big hit with consumers. The fridge was equipped with a king-size touch-screen, cameras positioned on the inside of the appliance in order…
Ericsson’s newly appointed CEO, Borje Ekholm, has pledged to guide the beleaguered company through what he has labeled a “period of intense change”. The Swedish telecoms giant has endured some major setbacks, and was forced to lay off more than 3,000 of its Swedish staff last year. What’s more, the company has been forced to fight off bribery allegations after former executives of Ericsson told the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that they had engaged in multiple counts of…
Today, everything is online. The internet is where people go to book flights, go shopping, complete banking transactions, socialize, and so much more. It has provided a world of profound convenience and happiness for people. The only downside is that we’ve become too comfortable with uploading sensitive information which has created a field day for data theft and identity hackers. For instance, Yahoo announced in September 2016 that a massive hack on its network in 2014 saw 500 million of…
When the Oculus Rift virtual reality (VR) headset burst onto the scene in 2012 as a crowdfunding campaign later picked up by Facebook, a new tech boom had clearly emerged. A virtual reality headset provides immersive VR for the wearer – a concept that was only ever represented in sci-fi films. VR is fully available for consumers today, but at a price. Competitors to the Oculus Rift have emerged in recent years, with VR headsets released by Samsung, HTC, Sony…
In its recent ‘State of Broadband 2016’ report, the United Nations International Telecommunications Union (ITU) says the increasing divide between the connected world and the un-connected world is worrying. According to the report, more than half the world’s population does not use the internet because of high broadband costs and inaccessibility. The report further touches on the fact that 3.9 billion people do not have home or mobile internet access, and that the problem is most prominent among the groups…

Dawn of the digital era: Currency in the cloud

Written on Tuesday, 20 December 2016 11:43
Digitization sits atop the strategic agenda for enterprises, according to a recent report ‘How to Win at Digital Transformation: Insights from a Global Survey of Top Executives’. The move towards digital is set to propel us into a new online era of convenience, where currency exists in the cloud. Ericsson predicts that around 29 billion connected devices are expected by 2020, of which 18 billion will be related to the Internet of Things (IoT). Mobile phones and wearables will be…
Telecom Review hosted its 7th successful annual Summit on December 13, 2016, held under the recurring theme: ‘It’s All About SMART Networking’. Once again, the Summit gathered the best telecom and ICT industry leaders under one roof at the Intercontinental Hotel, Dubai Festival City, to share knowledge and insights about transitions happening within the telecom and ICT industry. This year’s event focused on ICT as being the heart of a ‘Smart City’. Esteemed guests included His Excellency Mr. Yasser El…
As Asia continues down the path of digital transformation and its cities get increasingly connected, CommunicAsia and EnterpriseIT 2017 will add brand new feature zones to address the growing need for data security and the budding start-up culture in the region. In addition, the event will also see a bigger augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) segment as the show grows to occupy the whole of Marina Bay Sands for the first time. With the Cybersecurity Market Report predicting…
OTT platforms may have revolutionized communication and driven the connected movement, but there’s trouble in internet sharing paradise. The rise of streaming capabilities in social media apps, such as Facebook and Twitter, has made online interactions more appealing, with some now referring to Facebook and Twitter as media companies, which Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg fervently denies. But because of the freedoms that social media allows, as well as the anonymity it provides for users, many abuse it. Twitter, for example,…
After two years of uncertainty for Saudi telecom operators Mobily (Etihad Etisalat) and Zain KSA, an arbitration judgment panel in Saudi Arabia finally ended the feud on November 13, in Zain’s favor. Mobily is Saudi Arabia’s second largest telecom operator. In December 2014, Mobily sought arbitration to obtain 2.2 billion riyals ($586.28 million) it says was owned to it by its rival Zain KSA. The dispute came about between the companies over a 2008 contract under which Mobily would provide…

How can we defend against the rising flood of DDoS attacks?

Written on Monday, 07 November 2016 12:02
DDoS attacks are threatening the world on a global scale. Over the course of just one month, two major recent attacks have unfolded against nations. On October 21, internet service provider Dyn, which routes and manages internet traffic in the U.S., suffered a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack on its domain name service. As a result, many leading internet services including Twitter, Spotify and Amazon suffered service outages and interruptions. Two weeks later, on November 4, the West African…
Blockchain might not be something you’ve heard of before, but leading governments around the world have certainly taken notice. It’s a technology that could revolutionize the way organizations are run. The hidden value of bitcoin, the digital crypto-currency platform, lies in the technology that verifies and tracks transactions by network nodes that record the information in a public distributed ledger called the blockchain, which uses bitcoin as its unit of account. It works without a central repository or single administrator,…
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