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Four keys to clinch a 4G rollout
Despite more demand for 4G, simply launching it does not guarantee success. Telecom operators from the United States to India have experienced significant downsides to their 4G deployment. Even with the heavy investments needed to deploy 4G services, operators should not discount how much subscribers covet 4G. A telecom operator in Japan waited a year after the first 4G service was launched before it launched its own 4G services. Because of late ...
All smartwatches may be prone to attack
As part of an ongoing series looking at Internet of Things (IoT) security, HP today unveiled results of an assessment confirming that smartwatches with network and communication functionality represent a new and open frontier for cyberattack. The study conducted by HP Fortify found that all of the smartwatches tested contained significant vulnerabilities, including insufficient authentication, lack of encryption and privacy concerns. HP said in ...
Google Fiber makes San Antonio its next 1 Gbps target
Google Fiber has named San Antonio as the next destination where it will bring its 1 Gbps-capable FTTH service, one of the largest cities in its growing service footprint.
IoT to generate 20 zettabytes of data by 2025
The Internet of Things is expected to generate more than 20 zettabytes, or 20 trillion gigabytes, of data by 2025, underlined by the increase in broadband penetration and access speeds, according to researched unveiled by Seagate Technology. The research shows multiple device ownership and increased internet speeds as being key drivers of cloud adoption and IoT. According to the research, broadband speeds in the region are expected to be the fas...
SingTel deploying tri-band LTE-A
SingTel has revealed it is conducting major upgrades to its 4G and Wi-Fi networks, including deploying tri-band LTE-A. The company has augmented its LTE network with 900-MHz spectrum, becoming the first operator in Southeast Asia to commercially launch tri-band 4G. SingTel said it plans to deploy the upgrade at over 400 cites across Singapore by March 2016, in areas including major shopping malls. The operator also plans to improve 4G coverage a...
Global mobile subscriber base tops 7b
The global mobile subscriber base has surpassed 7 billion, with APAC home to more than half of these, according to TeleGeography. Statistics compiled by the company showÂ that there were 7.1 billion mobile subscribers as of the end of the first quarter. APAC accounted for 3.7 billion of these, making it by far the largest region for mobile subscribers. Asia added 194 million subscribers between the first quarter of last year and Q1 of 2015, acco...