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Gender gap in Internet and broadband access and use widens, reports UNESCO

On 15 March, UNESCO Director-General, Irina Bokova, co-chaired the Working Group on the Digital Gender Divide, with the Chief Executive Officer of GSMA, Mr Mats Granryd. The event was held within the framework of the Broadband Commission for Sustainable Digital Development in Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of China. The Working Group launched the new report, “Recommendations for action: bridging the…

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Enterprise Wi-Fi networks security

There are multiple formats of enterprise Wi-Fi setups, including: standalone Access Points (APs) light-weight APs adopted by a controller hybrid solutions, which are a combination of the above controller-less types of architectures (APs communicating between each other) mesh APs APs and controllers managed by a Wireless Network Management System (WNMS) APs and controllers managed by a virtualized based and/or cloud-based…

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Hungarian broadband: the stats

Magyar Telekom remains the leading provider of fixed broadband services in Hungary, while the country’s main alternative telco Invitel is not raising its market share.   Data published the regulator NMHH shows that as of the end of January Telekom claimed a 35.2% share of the fixed broadband market, with UPC (22.2%) and Digi (15.9%) the next largest players. Invitel,…

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State of the Internet: Average World Internet Speeds Top 7Mbps in Q4 2016

Akamai has published their final ‘State of the Internet’ report for 2016 (Q4), which reveals that the global average fixed line broadband download speed is now 7Mbps (up 12% from 6.3Mbps in Q3). The global average connection speed increased 12% quarter-over-quarter to 7.0 Mbps, a 26% increase compared with one year prior. At a country/ region level, South Korea continued…

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Gogo’s 2K technology reaches 100 Mbps speed record

Gogo (NASDAQ: GOGO), the leading global provider of broadband connectivity products and services to aviation, has taken its 2Ku performance to the next level, exceeding speeds of 100 Mbps. This industry-leading performance was achieved on Gogo’s test aircraft, the Jimmy Ray, using Gogo’s proprietary 2Ku antenna, Gogo’s new next generation modem and a high-throughput satellite. READ MORE: Netherlands, Sweden and Hungary…

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Cyber Security Needs in a Connected Enterprise

Threats posed by industrial cyber security has steadily been gaining relevance over the past twenty years. Presently, when the idea of Internet of Things (IoT) is beginning to pervade all areas of industrial operation, cyber security is set to take on a new dimension, necessitating a more rigorous and robust approach. Cyber Security in the Era of Industrial IoT is…

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Neuroscience and network performance: a two-second delay in uploading a selfie over Facebook is enough to cause stress

Ericsson and Vodafone Germany use neuroscience to understand how network performance affects subscriber emotions, stress levels and operator brand. Even a two-second delay in uploading a selfie over Facebook is enough to cause stress among smartphone users participating in the study. Results show that consumers have high expectations around time to content with even one-second delay in loading video being…

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Study Reveals Americans Remain at Risk from “Cyber Confusion” Both at Home and in the Workplace

Kaspersky Lab and HackerOne, the leading bug bounty platform, today announced results of the Hacking America: Cybersecurity Perception study, which revealed that American businesses and consumers still need a more comprehensive understanding of cyberthreats and how to protect personal and sensitive business data online. To better understand how Americans think about hacker motivations, consumer versus business security responsibilities, ransomware and…

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Europe most under attack from malware

Europe is the most malware-impacted continent says a new study into cybersecurity by Malwarebytes.   Examining data from more than 200 countries and almost one billion total malware detections/incidences between June 2016 and November 2016, it found that Ransomware became a favourite attack methodology used against businesses in the US and Europe, and that ad fraud has also emerged as…

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Most often targets in EU Cyber-attacks: Germany, Great Britain, Belgium, Spain..

Cyber-attacks are a constantly evolving global threat that is not going away. They are becoming more frequent, sophisticated and brazen, as Digital Europe said. They are designed in many different forms – to make money or to perpetrate crime or terrorism; sometimes to disrupt governments or institutions; sometimes to sabotage critical infrastructure. READ MORE: Cybersecurity will take centre stage in 2017,Microsoft…

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