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Will AI mean that the game is up for telecoms fraudsters?

Will AI mean that the game is up for telecoms fraudsters?

Written by on November 22, 2017 in Features with 0 Comments

Unfortunately, fraud is a fact of life in telecoms, and a growing problem when it comes to international voice services which generally enjoy higher termination rates. Of course, the frequent and routine transfers of significant sums of money between operators is another key reason and the pressure on margins throughout the industry has persuaded less […]

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With TV, are you a connoisseur, binger or digitally detached?

With TV, are you a connoisseur, binger or digitally detached?

Written by on November 21, 2017 in Features with 0 Comments

A new survey of consumer behavior reveals five types of “television tribes,” with each tribe displaying very different patterns in the way they consume and pay for content, which has serious implications of how pay-TV operators can unlock new revenue opportunities by catering to their complex needs with relevant content, experiences and technology. The study, […]

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A focus on machine learning is focus for new ITU group

A focus on machine learning is focus for new ITU group

Written by on November 20, 2017 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

A new ITU Focus Group will establish a basis for ITU standardization to assist machine learning in bringing more automation and intelligence to ICT network design and management, particularly for 5G networks. The creation of the Focus Group was agreed by ITU’s standardization expert group for future networks, ITU-T Study Group 13, at its meeting at […]

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Time is running out for GDPR compliance, wherever you are

Time is running out for GDPR compliance, wherever you are

Written by on November 9, 2017 in Features, Guest Blog with 0 Comments

The European Union, via the EU Commission, has enacted two key regulations relating to data processing; the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Network and Information Security Directive (NISD). While both came into force in April 2016, they will replace the Data Protection Directive on May 25, 2018. Here I will briefly summarize a few […]

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Asian businesses are leading the world in IoT adoption: Vodafone

Asian businesses are leading the world in IoT adoption: Vodafone

Written by on November 3, 2017 in Features, News with 0 Comments

Asia’s businesses are leading the world in Internet of Things (IoT) adoption, with the number of companies embracing connected devices soaring 200% from 2013 to stand at 36% in 2017, according to a new report by Vodafone. Key findings from the Vodafone IoT Barometer 2017/18 report: 77% of Asia’s businesses see IoT as mission-critical to […]

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When quantum computers arrive, normal cybersecurity is futile

When quantum computers arrive, normal cybersecurity is futile

Written by on November 1, 2017 in Features, News with 0 Comments

The drive to create the first quantum computer has been viewed as the new arms race. But that drive is underpinning another, more pressing race: quantum cybersecurity. Put simply, when quantum computers become reality, modern cybersecurity will be completely futile. According to a new report from ABI Research, quantum computing is still theoretical, but not […]

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Now we need to keep children safe from their own toys

Now we need to keep children safe from their own toys

Written by on October 10, 2017 in Features with 0 Comments

We are living in an increasingly connected world where the Internet of Things (IoT) and cloud technologies are moving into our homes and our lives. Now, even children’s toys are connected. Connected toys may come in the form of squeezable stuffed animals, dolls, or plastic dinosaurs, with built-in electronic components such as speakers, wireless receivers […]

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ITU Global SIMs come into their own in IoT and M2M era

ITU Global SIMs come into their own in IoT and M2M era

Written by on October 9, 2017 in Features with 0 Comments

Demand for global connectivity for Internet of Things (IoT) and Machine-to-Machine (M2M) applications is motivating an increasing number of IoT and M2M players to apply for ITU-allocated ‘global IMSI ranges’. Global International Mobile Subscriber Identity (IMSI) ranges are signified by the shared Mobile Country Code ‘901’, a code without ties to any particular country. Global […]

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What do failed IT projects and airplane crashes have in common?

What do failed IT projects and airplane crashes have in common?

Written by on October 4, 2017 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

I have often joked to colleagues and clients that I should write a book on why IT Services companies walk blindly into situations that lead to them having troubled accounts – and what they can do avoid such circumstances. Somehow, life kept getting in the way of this notion. However, having left my last company […]

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How will millennials drive the car industry of the future?

How will millennials drive the car industry of the future?

Written by on August 31, 2017 in Features with 0 Comments

Cars and the automobile industry have long been backbones of both the American economy and way of life. In the early 20th century, Henry Ford had the foresight to envision a process where cars could be mass produced on an assembly-line so that each and every American could own an automobile. In the post-war era, it was the […]

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