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Everything You Need to Know About 5G

Today’s mobile users want faster data speeds and more reliable service. The next generation of wireless networks—5G—promises to deliver that, and much more. With 5G, users should be able to download a high-definition film in under a second (a task that could take 10 minutes on 4G LTE). And wireless engineers say these networks will boost the development of other…

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Oppo moves to number 1 spot in Chinese smartphone market

According to the latest research from Counterpoint’s Market Monitor service, the demand for smartphones in China remained healthy during Q4 2016 (Oct-Dec) as the smartphone shipments were up 12% annually and 9% sequentially driving the full year growth and record volumes. The competitive and crowded environment brings about constant shifts in top players in China’s smartphone market. Huawei, Oppo &…

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No silver bullet for business IoT security

The internet of things (IoT) has much potential to streamline business processes and provide new ways to interact with customers. But it also opens new frontiers for cyber criminals and hacktivists to exploit. Quocirca published reports in 2015 (The many guises of the IoT)  and 2016 (European perceptions, preparedness and strategies for IoT security) that look at the interplay between…

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Tech Reliance Has Adverse Effect On Memory Skills

A reliance on technology is taking its toll on people’s memories, with almost a third (30%) of Brits admitting theirs isn’t as good as it was five years ago – according to new research from the Energy Networks Association (ENA). A reliance on technology is taking its toll on people’s memories, with almost a third (30%) of Brits admitting theirs…

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Chinese Mobile Manufacturers Must Prioritize Handset Customization to Boost Audio Quality, Pinpoints ABI Research Teardowns

In recent mobile teardowns, ABI Research pinpoints that Chinese mobile manufacturers must prioritize handset customization to include higher quality audio. Many top- and mid-tier phones are breaking away from standard chipsets to include custom point solutions that improve the audio quality on both sides of calls. For instance, Samsung Galaxy C9 Pro relies on Cirrus Logic’s low power audio codec…

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Austria’s ICT sector mulls ways to become 5G model country

Austrian digital industry association Internet Offensive Austria organised the fifth ICT Convent on 25 January. READ MORE: Austria Telecom Market More than 500 participants discussed ways to implement priorities and measures in order for Austria to become a model country for 5G technology by 2020. Guest and speakers were:

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27% of internet users would share data for – benefits or rewards

Over a quarter (27 percent) of internet users across 17 countries strongly agree that they are willing to share their personal data (such as health, financial, driving records, energy use, etc) in exchange for benefits or rewards like lower costs or personalized service, a study from GfK revealed. READ MORE: Global internet will face major shutdown in 2017, says security expert…

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Cricket Wireless offering More Value, More Data

Starting tod Cricket Wireless is giving new and existing customers more data on select plans. We’re raising the amount of high-speed data access in the $40/month (from 2.5GB to 3GB) and $60/month (10 GB to 12 GB) plans. And as part of a previous promotion, Cricket temporarily upped the allotment in its $50/month plan from 5GB to 8GB, and now…

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IoT is a real opportunity for Europe to come back at the front edge of the Tech sector, says Arcep chair

The Internet of Things is an opportunity for Europe to catch up on ground lost during the smartphone era, but only if the right frameworks are place, the chairman of French regulator Arcep has claimed. In an article on the regulator’s website, Sébastian Soriano urged fellow regulators to “invent a pro-innovation approach” to shape the IoT within Europe. Pro-innovation regulation…

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Customers Choose Best Prepaid & Postpaid Mobile Providers in Germany

A study by market researcher ServiceValue has identified prepaid provider Congstar and postpaid provider Fonic as the best mobile service providers. For the ServiceAtlas Mobile Phone 2017 study, around 2,630 customer opinions were given on 20 general and brand-specific service features for 13 prepaid and 15 postpaid providers. Performance: – Prices / Products – Quality – Price-performance ratio – Customer…

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