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New Ethiosat TV platform on Eutelsat

Ethiopia’s Information Network Security Agency (INSA), in charge of the transformation of the country’s high-tech and security industry, officialised the launch of Ethiosat, its new TV platform. INSA has inked a multi-year contract with Eutelsat Communications for capacity at its 7/8 degrees West neighbourhood, the pole position for satellite TV in the Middle East and

M1: New spectrum laying the grid for 5G services

Singaporean telecommunications provider M1 has said it will be using its new spectrum to improve network coverage and capacity across the island nation in preparation for 5G, while Internet of Things (IoT) and cloud services are also planned for the future, following the telco again reporting falling mobile revenues. M1 earlier this month announced paying

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

New Ethiosat TV platform on Eutelsat

Ethiopia’s Information Network Security Agency (INSA), in charge of the transformation of the country’s high-tech and security industry, officialised the launch of Ethiosat, its new TV platform. INSA has inked a multi-year contract with Eutelsat Communications for capacity at its 7/8 degrees West neighbourhood, the pole position for satellite TV in the Middle East and

Verizon drops a billion bucks on fibre with Corning

US operator giant Verizon has committed to buy at least 12 million miles of fibre per year for the next three years in a move it hopes will be interpreted as a statement of investment intent. The total outlay will be at least $1.05 billion with the maker of the glass that protects most of

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

Amazon rolls out chatbot tools in race to dominate voice-powered tech

Amazon.com Inc’s chief technology officer is working toward a day when people can control almost any piece of software with their voice. The company on Wednesday rolled out the technology powering Alexa, its voice assistant that competes with Apple Inc’s Siri, to developers so they can build chat features into their own apps, CTO Werner Vogels said

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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Spain to raise ‘anti-piracy generation’

Spain will raise “an anti-piracy generation” as part of its pledge to tackle intellectual property infringement, the country’s minister for education, culture and Sport, Íñigo Méndez de Vigo, said in his keynote speech at the 2017 INTA Annual Meeting. The minister said that working towards a future free of IP infringement is “not only Spain’s

Instagram Direct unites ephemeral and permanent messaging for 375M users

After successfully cloning Snapchat Stories, Instagram is looking to one-up its competitor in chat with a reimagining of its sleeping giant of a private messaging feature, Instagram Direct. Rolling out today to everyone, Instagram Direct will now combine disappearing ephemeral photo and video messages with traditional permanent text and image messages in the same one-on-one

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.

Spain to raise ‘anti-piracy generation’

Spain will raise “an anti-piracy generation” as part of its pledge to tackle intellectual property infringement, the country’s minister for education, culture and Sport, Íñigo Méndez de Vigo, said in his keynote speech at the 2017 INTA Annual Meeting. The minister said that working towards a future free of IP infringement is “not only Spain’s

UK technology firms turn to Silicon Valley to ward off Brexit blues

Industry leaders from the north of England have embarked on mission San Francisco to woo top dealmakers in the US  Theresa May’s article 50 letter might have dominated the front pages in Britain but it was met with a shrug in San Francisco, where 30 tech leaders from the north of England recently embarked on

Microsoft is trying to kill passwords with this new feature

You may soon be able to use your smartphones to sign into your Microsoft accounts. The company’s has launched ‘phone sign-ins‘ to help users sign in using their user ID and simply authenticate the password using their smartphones. The feature works like Google’s sign-in prompt and uses a mobile app called Microsoft Authenticator, which is

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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