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Analysis – conclusions from Davos #WEF16

Analysis – conclusions from Davos #WEF16

Written by on January 26, 2016 in Features with 0 Comments

The 2016 World Economic Forum, which concluded on Saturday (23 January) in Davos, looked at a 21st century economy led by robots and artificial intelligence, against the backdrop of a more unstable and unequal world. Recent editions of the Forum have seen repentant bankers, business leaders and politicians seeking to make amends following the 2008 financial […]

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The evolving supply chain and its implications for the CTO

The evolving supply chain and its implications for the CTO

Written by on January 25, 2016 in Features with 0 Comments

The supply chain into CSPs is constantly evolving and CTOs have to adapt accordingly. For decades the telecommunications industry was anything but dynamic. It had a long history of very stable and predictable growth that was largely dependent on the plans of the incumbent network operator to expand its embedded infrastructure. Early network deployments were […]

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CSPs still suffering huge fraud losses

CSPs still suffering huge fraud losses

Written by on January 19, 2016 in Features with 0 Comments

Revenue losses and fraud may be higher on the agenda for communication service providers (CSPs) following independent research released by Neural Technologies. A new global survey of 113 CSPs has found that these losses have now reached 13.1 percent of gross revenues. Let’s take a moment to consider that, says Jeremy Cowan. For every $100 […]

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Is the time right for consolidation and the carrier’s carrier model?

Is the time right for consolidation and the carrier’s carrier model?

Written by on January 15, 2016 in Features with 0 Comments

Consolidation of the mobile industry is a reality. The question is not whether the mobile market will experience consolidation but how and in which countries. The French telecom regulator ARCEP has just launched a public consultation which contemplates limiting network sharing. But network sharing has been vital to the French telecom industry, consider the cooperation […]

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Nanotechnology waterless toilet – brilliantly disruptive

Nanotechnology waterless toilet – brilliantly disruptive

Written by on January 12, 2016 in Features with 0 Comments

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – A toilet that does not need water, a sewage system or external power but instead uses nanotechnology to treat human waste, produce clean water and keep smells at bay is being developed by a British university. The innovative toilet uses a rotating mechanism to move waste into a holding chamber […]

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EY identifies top fraud and corruption trends for 2016

EY identifies top fraud and corruption trends for 2016

Written by on January 5, 2016 in Features with 0 Comments

EY Fraud Investigation & Dispute Services (FIDS) has announced its top fraud and corruption trends for 2016.  A dramatic rise in geopolitical instability and persistent cyber-attacks are pushing organizations to be more vigilant about planning to guard against, and respond to, internal and external threat actors. New guidance for prosecutors from the United States Department […]

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Facebook faces fight for free Internet in India

Facebook faces fight for free Internet in India

Written by on January 4, 2016 in Features with 0 Comments

MUMBAI/NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India has become a battleground over the right to unrestricted Internet access, with local tech start-ups joining the front line against Facebook Inc founder Mark Zuckerberg and his plan to roll out free Internet to the country’s masses. The Indian government has ordered Facebook’s Free Basics plan to be put on […]

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Smart sensors and social media to allow new ways of shopping by 2020

Smart sensors and social media to allow new ways of shopping by 2020

Written by on December 22, 2015 in Features with 0 Comments

Retail experts at Fujitsu Americas today offered projections for the future of retail and the implications for enterprise technology. These projections include: New technologies will significantly expand the role of sales associate; The end of window shopping; An increased demand for integrated, multi-channel and platform technologies Greater dependence on advanced analytics and big data. Enterprise […]

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Are wholesale carriers ready for the impact of virtualization?

Are wholesale carriers ready for the impact of virtualization?

Written by on December 18, 2015 in Features with 0 Comments

Most wholesale carriers are aware of the growth of cloud computing and the impact of that on IT operations in particular. However, the impact of those same technologies on their networks and systems has not yet had much consideration. According to the whitepaper “PoP virtualization – From Concept to reality” released by HOT TELECOM and sponsored […]

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Net neutrality on trial in USA and what it means for the rest of us

Net neutrality on trial in USA and what it means for the rest of us

Written by on December 8, 2015 in Features with 1 Comment

On Wednesday 9 December 2015 the European Commission is scheduled to present legislative proposals for the Digital Single Market which include rules for net neutrality. To many it may seem yet another boring piece of paper from the European Union, but not for mobile, cable and telecom operators. Regulation can have a major impact on […]

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