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21st Century Telecommunication: 6 Reasons Smart Home Phones Beat Landlines

Sam Cohen | Posted 12.02.2016 | Technology
Sam Cohen

I was born in a time when landlines were the order of the day. I remember as a child, spending hours on end sitting by the phone so that I could be th...

About time to move on from UK telecoms monopoly

Professor Mark Skilton | Posted 11.29.2016 | Technology
Professor Mark Skilton

The separation of national infrastructure between companies that provide the assets and the maintenance of those assets has long been a separation in...

Winning Back Mosul, Safeguarding Its Infrastructure

Joseph Braude | Posted 10.17.2016 | World
Joseph Braude

Unusual question: What will be the fate of Mosul's telecommunications infrastructure, such as it is, as an anti-ISIS military coalition moves to recla...

6 Key Business Benefits Of UCaaS Show Why Businesses Need It Now

Ed Wynn | Posted 10.17.2016 | Business
Ed Wynn

Communicating at work should be as simple as pulling up a chair, anywhere. Knowledge workers carry the essential communication tools with them: cellphones, laptops and their inquisitive minds.

Surviving the Internet of Things - Softbank Buy ARM For $32Billion

Professor Mark Skilton | Posted 07.19.2016 | Technology
Professor Mark Skilton

The purchase by Japanese telecom SoftBank of ARM holdings for $32 billion is a logical step for ARMs shareholders and an increasingly tough global chip market.

5G Wireless, the IP Transition and Broadband Data Services Impacted by Cross-Subsidies

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 07.12.2016 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

Read Filing Read CFA-NNI Joint Comments New Networks Institute (NNI) today filed comments with the FCC in a cluster of active proceedings that are a...

South Africans pay the price for a poorly regulated telecoms sector

The Conversation Africa | Posted 06.20.2016 | World
The Conversation Africa

Pamela Mondliwa, University of Johannesburg and Tamara Paremoer, University of Johannesburg Telecommunications clearly facilitate economic growth and...

Radio on the Road to 2030

Kevin Perkins | Posted 06.16.2016 | Impact
Kevin Perkins

Photo credit: Jesse Winter 2016 is the first year of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, a new global blueprint for change. Strategically ap...

Jobs - The Fastest Road Out Of Poverty

Sri Mulyani Indrawati | Posted 06.16.2016 | World
Sri Mulyani Indrawati

For the first time in history, the number of people living in extreme poverty has fallen below 10 percent. The world has never been as ambitious about development as it is today.

Exploring the impact of 5G strategy and broadband provisions on the economy

Professor Mark Skilton | Posted 06.10.2016 | Technology
Professor Mark Skilton

I'm delighted to be speaking at an event in the House of Commons later in the year on the economic drivers of 5G, the new telecoms standard. There ...

Only Those in Washington Can Stir Controversy Over Free Data

John Burnett | Posted 05.17.2016 | Business
John Burnett

Black and Hispanic communities languishing on the margins of economic and political power have long had to confront problems that other groups don't h...

Can a Smart Home Be a Safe Home?

Juliette Kayyem | Posted 05.16.2016 | Technology
Juliette Kayyem

What once was a shelter, a safe harbor, the place you locked up at night after the kids were asleep and shuttered away the outside world, no longer exists. Mobile devices and gadgets are connected to a world that is exciting, but also comes with some risks.

Can you "Dodge the big one" in Cyber attacks? the TalkTalk case

Professor Mark Skilton | Posted 05.12.2016 | Technology
Professor Mark Skilton

It is not surprising that profits have halved in TALKTALK following the cyber attack in October 2015 TALKTALK has lost 101,000 subscribers in this t...

VIDEO GAMES and THEIR EFFECT on MODERN DAY SOCIETY

Montclair Diplomats | Posted 05.10.2016 | Entertainment
Montclair Diplomats

It's the year 2016; we are at an age where technology is a society constant. Life at this juncture is practically unimaginable without the technology we enjoy today. In particular, life would not be as it were if not for video games.

Expiring Airline Miles: Just One More Way to Penalize the Poor

Samuel C. Spitale | Posted 05.05.2016 | Impact
Samuel C. Spitale

When I logged in to my Southwest account last week, I was surprised to find my 30,000 accumulated miles were missing. Apparently, they disappeared aft...

CEOs & CFOs: Do Better with Less by Leveraging VoIP

Ed Wynn | Posted 04.21.2016 | Business
Ed Wynn

Too often, technology executives face the same tired paradox: Do more with less. Especially with IT and telecom technologies, this paradox translates...

Verizon CWA and IBEW Union Members Go on Strike: America's Communications Future Is at Stake.

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 04.13.2016 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

Whether you do or do not care about unions or their members, this is more about a plan by Verizon to eliminate expenses and the networks that they don't want to maintain or even upgrade, even though you paid for that to happen multiple times.

Big Lies About America's Telecommunications Lines

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 03.29.2016 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

How many actual copper lines, much less fiber optic access lines are in service in America today? AT&T, Verizon and CenturyLink claim that they are 'losing copper lines' and use this to drive public policy decisions to 'shut off the copper', raise rates or not maintain the copper networks.

Unleash Your Inner McEnroe

Josh Lowenthal | Posted 02.18.2016 | Business
Josh Lowenthal

I think we can agree that passion was at the heart of McEnroe's game, and he didn't tiptoe around his love of the sport or the frustration it brought -- he leveraged it.

Have You Received a Disconnect Notice From Verizon or AT&T Yet?

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 02.05.2016 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

Above is the standard form letter being sent to Verizon customers in multiple states to shut off their current working copper-based telecommunication service.

Cuba's Irreversible Internet

Emily Parker | Posted 01.27.2016 | Latino Voices
Emily Parker

This is not to say that the Internet will open the floodgates of information. China has hundreds of millions of people online but it also has systematic censorship. It is too soon to know to if Cuban authorities will emulate this model. But even if they do, the Internet can still have a transformative effect.

2016 Telecommunications Trends: Pay Attention and Profit

Ed Wynn | Posted 01.26.2016 | Business
Ed Wynn

Telecommunications is changing exponentially. For businesses to remain competitive, they must monitor the latest telecommunications developments and adapt their products and services to meet marketplace demands.

A Giant Leap in 2016? Africa Is Narrowing its Techno-Gap

David Tereshchuk | Posted 12.31.2015 | Technology
David Tereshchuk

Though for many of us the year ahead may look pretty dismal, 2016 promises one great breakthrough - a major step toward ending Africa's particular and hobbling form of the great Digital Divide.

Knowing Carly: From Corporate America to Political Ambitions

Thomas J. Lauria | Posted 10.26.2016 | Politics
Thomas J. Lauria

The presidency is not a corporate CEOship where authority is checked only by the board and internal political foes. However this all plays out, I admire Carly for her tenacity; as she has demonstrated great balls. We just have to collectively decide if they belong in the White House.

Why Personal Data Is Big Business for Criminals

Professor Mark Skilton | Posted 10.22.2016 | Crime
Professor Mark Skilton

Yet another massive data break example, the TalkTalk data breach of "significant and sustained proportions" as quoted from the CEO Chief Executive Dido Harding, is cold comfort for customers, but what lessons must we keep learning?