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Bharti Airtel drops $240m on Tikona to get pan-India 4G footprint

The Indian telecoms arms race continues with current number one MNO Bharti Airtel set to acquire Tikona Digital Networks and with it a bunch of 2,300 MHz spectrum. The purchase price is in the region of 1,600 crore (16 billion) rupees, which translates to around $240 million. For that Bharti gets 20 MHz of spectrum


Deutsche Telekom and China Unicom enter M2M partnership

Deutsche Telekom and China Unicom have announced a strategic partnership at Mobile World Congress 2017. From now on, both firms will jointly enhance their M2M competencies and promote the expansion of existing and new technologies such as NarrowBand IoT and the expansion of IoT platforms, with the goal: to lay a firm foundation for continued growth and joint


ChinaEU at the Digital Regulation Forum 2017

On 28-29 April 2017, ChinaEU will take part in the 11th edition of one of the most exciting and influential conferences in Europe for the telecommunications sector: the Digital Regulation Forum, that will take place at the Hyatt Regency London. Entitled “Winners and Losers–How will the future EU electronic communications Code help deliver the Gigabit Society?”, the two-day event will


Eutelsat and STMicroelectronics announce low-cost, low-power system-on-chip for interactive satellite terminals

Eutelsat Communications (NYSE Euronext Paris: ETL) , one of the world’s leading satellite operators, and STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, have achieved a new milestone with a new-generation chip that will power Eutelsat’s SmartLNB interactive terminal. ST’s advanced, low-power System-on-Chip (STiD337) represents a big step

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JetBlue now has free Wi-Fi on all flights

JetBlue announced last Wednesday it has completed the expansion of Fly-Fi, its free in-flight Wi-Fi service, making it the only airline to offer wireless internet to customers at no additional cost. Fly-Fi is now available on all 227 of the airline’s planes, spanning the entire fleet of Airbus A320s, A321s and Embraer 190s. JetBlue first introduced


Telefonica Deutschland promotes COO Haas to CEO

  Markus Haas, the current COO of Telefonica Deutschland, will take over as CEO of the group from 01 January 2017. Haas has been appointed as the successor of Thorsten Dirks, who recently announced plans to join Lufthansa as the head of Eurowings. Haas has held a number of leadership roles since joining Telefonica in



ViaSat, Eutelsat in-flight Internet partnership wins European service contract with SAS

ViaSat Inc. (NASDAQ: VSAT) and Eutelsat Communications (NYSE Euronext Paris: ETL) continue to execute on their strategy to deliver high-quality satellite-based Internet connectivity to the commercial airline market in Europe with a new service contract for SAS, Scandinavia’s leading airline. SAS is equipping its short and medium-haul fleet to offer on-board WiFi speeds of at


Blockchain – How it helps IoT?

Technology is changing at an incredible pace and the advent of nascent technologies will radically shape the future. Technological innovations that emerge every year have the potential to change people’s outlook and lives. One recent technology which is likely to have a great impact in our daily lives is Blockchain. As most of the countries



WhatsApp launches Status, an encrypted Snapchat Stories clone

WhatsApp could put the brakes on Snapchat’s international growth with today’s launch of WhatsApp Status, a new tab for sharing decorated photos, videos and GIFs that disappear after 24 hours. It’s another Facebook-owned Snapchat Stories copycat, but the twist is that it’s end-to-end encrypted like WhatsApp messaging. WhatsApp tested the feature for beta users in


Data is the new oil, especially for telcos

Organisations must extract valuable data to gain greater business intelligence Data is the new oil but without the sort of refineries to turn it into more useful products, it remains useless for organisations in Australia. That’s where data science comes into the picture, converting information into intelligence, according to DataSpark chief operating officer, Shaowei Ying.


Italy’s pirate site blocklist expands with Flashx, RARBG and others

Following complaints from copyright holders, Italian ISPs are required to block hundreds of websites, a list that continues to expand. During the past week a handful of new sites were added including Flashx and RARBG, with streaming site 123movies being next in line. The question remains, however, how effective these measures are. Website blockades are


Streaming pirate content isn’t illegal, UK Trading Standards says

Every day millions of people use PCs, tablets, phones and Kodi-style devices to stream pirated content, but is it illegal? According to Trading Standards, local UK authorities tasked with investigating commercial organizations, if users only stream and don’t download, they’re likely exempt from copyright law. In online communities where piracy is discussed on a regular

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Cyber security for cars – the impact of connectivity on security and privacy

The UK is fast becoming a global hub for the development of connected and autonomous vehicle technologies including testing of driverless vehicles in the urban environment. But how is the industry being affected by legislation governing privacy? asks Rocio De la Cruz, principal associate at Gowling WLG. Millions of vehicles worldwide are being implemented with


What if one of Gmail’s coolest features came to chat apps?

How many times have you sent a message to the wrong person and wished you could take it back? There’s a neat feature inside Gmail that lets you undo such mistakes, but what if it was also available on a popular chat app? After all, we use chat apps on mobile devices a lot more than email