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IGAW 2017, speeches of Fabrizio Rauso (Sogei) and Gian Gherardo Calini (GSA)

IGAW 2017 (International GNSS Advances Workshop) is  dedicated to  the evolution of satellite navigation technology   and the new opportunities provided  by the availability of multiple constellations (GPS, Galileo, GLONASS, Beidou).  IGAW 2017 is organised and hosted by Sogei, a company  always  at the forefront of research and development activities  in the delivery and use

Roam like at home? Not so fast

After more than a decade of EU negotiations, Europeans will no longer pay mobile roaming surcharges when they travel out of their home country starting Thursday. Or so they think. “Eliminating roaming charges is one of the greatest and most tangible successes of the EU,” the EU institutions touted in a collective statement Wednesday. In

French presidential candidate declares privacy war on tech giants

French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron has unleashed his latest campaign promise; to force internet companies to release encrypted messages to intelligence services. Privacy advocates around the world will be on the edge of their seats for the next couple of weeks as Macron’s scare-tactics bring data privacy into the equation. According to the BBC, should

IGAW 2017, speeches of Fabrizio Rauso (Sogei) and Gian Gherardo Calini (GSA)

IGAW 2017 (International GNSS Advances Workshop) is  dedicated to  the evolution of satellite navigation technology   and the new opportunities provided  by the availability of multiple constellations (GPS, Galileo, GLONASS, Beidou).  IGAW 2017 is organised and hosted by Sogei, a company  always  at the forefront of research and development activities  in the delivery and use

EU institutions agree on the WiFi4EU initiative

The European Parliament, the Council and the Commission reached last night a political agreement on the WiFi4EU initiative and its funding which supports installing free public Wi-Fi hotspots in local communities across the EU: in public squares, piazzas, parks, hospitals and other public spaces. As stated by Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, the WiFi4EU initiative will

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

Technology

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

Cellular IoT connections to hit 2.4bn by 2025 – Strategy Analytics

New research from Strategy Analytics estimates the number of cellular IoT connections will increase to 2.4 billion in 2025. The growth itself will primarily be fuelled by the automotive, utilities and security segments, accounting for over 46% of the total global IoT cellular connections by 2025. The Automotive segment will not only retain its position

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How Augmented Reality Can Strengthen Your CX

When Tim Cook took center stage to kick off Apple’s WWDC 2017 conference, we knew that something was coming. A lot was discussed yesterday: watchOS 4, macOS High Sierra, iOS 11, the arrival of Siri on a hardware called HomePod. Of all the announcements, though, the one that really resonates with the digital and marketing

How Augmented Reality Can Strengthen Your CX

When Tim Cook took center stage to kick off Apple’s WWDC 2017 conference, we knew that something was coming. A lot was discussed yesterday: watchOS 4, macOS High Sierra, iOS 11, the arrival of Siri on a hardware called HomePod. Of all the announcements, though, the one that really resonates with the digital and marketing

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.

Court of Justice EU: ‘The Pirate Bay’ may constitute an infringement of copyright

Making available and managing an online platform for sharing copyright-protected works, such as ‘The Pirate Bay’, may constitute an infringement of copyright Even if the works in question are placed online by the users of the online sharing platform, the operators of that platform play an essential role in making those works available Ziggo and

EU axes geo-blocking: Upsets studios, delights consumers

Analysis The European Parliament has approved a draft law that geo-blocking, the act of offering an online content service in one European Union (EU) country and that country alone, will be scrapped in the first half of next year. Coupled with the recent law to end mobile roaming charges in the EU as of next

Europe seeks quick access to user data

The proposals aim to help police act quickly in the wake of terror attacks to round up collaborators and suspects. One option would let police in one nation ask for data held by a net firm in another, without having to ask for permission from that country’s force. Current rules mean investigators in one country

EU Council extends broadcast content rules to social media

The Council has reached today a general approach on the proposal for a revised directive on audiovisual media services (AVMS) . The aim of the proposal is to respond to the unprecedented technological and market changes that the digital shift has brought about in order to boost the competitiveness of Europe’s audiovisual industry, while preserving

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