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EMM: Enterprise mobility management

EMM is a set of software-driven management practices that ensures mobility program and policy compliance. EMM software manages mobile devices, applications, content/information, risks, and security, while effectively securing mobility programs’ data, services, and usage. EMM itself is not new; the EMM industry, however, will look and feel different very soon. Robust offerings will compete with cheaper, more specialised products and…

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MaaS: Mobility as a service

MaaS is a software-based enterprise mobility solution that allows companies to purchase carrier network access, mobile app platform capabilities, policy compliance enforcement, device management features and systems, and program reporting and analytics on a per-month, per-user basis from a single vendor. As carriers look to decouple device procurement and network service tasks in the near future, enterprise mobility managers will…

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The Internet of Things

The Internet of Things is a phrase used to describe the next step towards the digitisation of society and economy, where objects and people are interconnected through communication networks and report about their status and/or the surrounding environment. Devices and machines that haven’t typically used internet connections are increasingly being made with some internet functions, like cars that rely on traffic sensors….

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What is malware?

For as long as there have been computers, there have been computer security risks. And unless you want to have something so locked-down as to be utterly useless, they’re not going away. Have you ever wished someone would cut through the media hype and simply tell you what to do to remain safe forever? Sadly there’s no one simple answer…

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Mobile virtual network operator – MVNO

Mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs) essentially resell the voice and data services of big operators, but often at much lower prices and with more flexible plans. Why virtual?  They virtually operate networks by renting infrastructure. They offer lower rates, and contract-free purchases at the cost of losing data roaming (reduced data coverage) and potentially call quality. MVNOs operate on slim margins,…

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What is a Mobile Network composed of

An expert mobile user who has good command over his Smartphone often lacks the knowledge of the underlying mobile technology which is helping him in making calls, connecting him to his favorite video or music streaming services, etc. Also sometimes I come across my friends who have good command over their mobiles, much more than me at least, and they…

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Prepaid or Postpaid? Pool or Shared? – All you need to know about mobile telecom pricing models and related terminology

The time when my telephone bill was calculated based on the actual airtime consumption have passed. Today, mobile operators price their products in much more sophisticated ways. Mobile tariffs are based on exact statistical data. The products offered are designed in such a way that we can hardly “swallow” them (use the entire airtime), for the price we are still…

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Telecom network Application Programming Interface – API

The global application development community is becoming increasingly aware of Telecom Application Programming Interface (API) as a means of accessing data for a variety of communications-enabled applications. Telecom Network APIs capitalize on existing network infrastructure and platforms to facilitate many new business opportunities for global Communication Service Providers (CSP) to offer Business-to-Business (B2B) services in a Data as a Service…

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Telecom Capex

A capital expenditure (Capex) is money invested by a company to acquire or upgrade fixed, physical, non-consumable assets, such as buildings and equipment or a new business. There are two types of Capex – those that are invested in to maintain existing levels of operation within a company and those that are invested in something new to foster future growth….

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