Jonathon Gordon

Jonathon Gordon

Jonathon has been lurking around the Telecoms and Internet space for the last 20 years. He is now a man on a mission – that being the reformation of the Industry Analyst business. He is working with his co-conspirators on transforming the Industry Analyst world forever as an Expert with EMI.

T-Mobile and Jio show how to be two steps ahead in innovation

T-Mobile and Jio show how to be two steps ahead in innovation

Written by on February 16, 2017 in Guest Blog with 1 Comment

While T-Mobile and Jio operate in starkly different conditions, they are both driving their own brand of innovation. What’s great about T-Mobile and Jio is they tend to plan two steps ahead. Whether they think “outside the box” or they are just playing a different game, the results most often make an impact that competitors […]

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Facebook demonstrates just how serious it is about ‘video first’

Facebook demonstrates just how serious it is about ‘video first’

Written by on February 15, 2017 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

Facebook is the company that never sleeps. OK so they were late on mobile, but let’s call that a lesson learned. They seem to have very clear strategies to win at just about every game they are prepared to play. The game plan for the Facebook future is clear: Continuous innovation and sustained domination. Facebook […]

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Cyber security compliance in the age of constant cyber threat

Cyber security compliance in the age of constant cyber threat

Written by on February 10, 2017 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

Cyber security compliance and survival in 2017 While cyber security compliance does not translate to a risk free, air tight, ultra-secure environment, it is a starting point. In a CIO poll, conducted last year, of more than 1,100 security executives around the world, 91 percent of respondents consider their organization to be vulnerable to internal […]

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Trump to make agency heads completely accountable for cyber security

Trump to make agency heads completely accountable for cyber security

Written by on February 3, 2017 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

A cyber security executive order awaiting President Trump’s signature is aimed at improving nation’s hacker defenses. The cyber security executive order includes a plan to have the U.S. military review what kids are learning about cyber security in school. The president was expected to sign the mandate Tuesday. But instead Trump met with NSA director […]

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New FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, and his regulatory philosophy

New FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, and his regulatory philosophy

Written by on January 30, 2017 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

On 24 January 24, President Trump made it official – Ajit Pai is the new FCC Chief. Ajit Pai was widely expected to be appointed chairman on at least an interim basis, but Politico says Trump is appointing him as a long-term chair. That would mean Ajit Pai could lead the commission throughout Trump’s four-year […]

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Data breach numbers in the US hit an all time high last year

Data breach numbers in the US hit an all time high last year

Written by on January 25, 2017 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

The number of U.S. data breach incidents tracked in 2016 hit an all-time high of 1,093, according to a new report released today by the ITRC & CyberScout. Data breach headline-grabbing attacks, with victims ranging from Wendy’s Co. to the Democratic National Committee, are increasing despite regulatory scrutiny and more aggressive cyber-security spending. Worldwide spending on […]

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MTN has novel way of managing bill shock

MTN has novel way of managing bill shock

Written by on January 24, 2017 in Billing & Payments, Guest Blog with 0 Comments

The combination of 4G/LTE smartphones triggers MTN bill shock warning. The MTN bill shock campaign is a call to subscribers to manage their data better. MTN says rapidly depleting data and bill shock are due to increased usage of social media and streaming platforms on mobile devices, as well as faster network speeds due to […]

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Brace! Brace! The size and scale of DDoS attacks is about to get much worse

Brace! Brace! The size and scale of DDoS attacks is about to get much worse

Written by on January 19, 2017 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

2017 is going to be a pivotal year with the rise in DDoS, with an average of one attack a month reaching at least 1 Tbps in size. In addition, the number of DDoS attacks for the year are expected to reach 10 million, according to the latest technology, media and telecommunications predictions report [PDF] from Deloitte. The […]

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Telco virtualisation still in the evaluation stage in most companies

Telco virtualisation still in the evaluation stage in most companies

Written by on January 18, 2017 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

The promise of telco virtualisation is that carriers can and will provide services comparable to Google and Amazon. With virtualised network architecture, a telco can launch a service in a couple of months and can even become a marketplace of services such as video streaming, cloud services, security and firewall services. According to VMWare’s Shekar […]

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FCC postpones IoT security rules, awaiting new administration

FCC postpones IoT security rules, awaiting new administration

Written by on December 12, 2016 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

The FCC has backed down from planned rules on IoT security. The FCC “had to postpone some of the next steps in this combined approach in light of the impending change in administrations.” IoT security plans have been shelved for now. The plan, which lays out the FCC’s “risk reduction program” for IoT, says the […]

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