ITU Telecom World-13 Focuses on Transformation of ICT Industry

ITU Telecom World 2013 is the platform for high-level debate, knowledge-sharing and networking for the global ICT community - essential to drive industry success and address critical world socio-economic challenges. It is the one conversation that matters, with the people that matter, with the power to make a real difference in the world.

EU Plans For Cars To Call For Help After Crashes

By 2015, the European Parliament wants all new cars to automatically alert emergency services in case of a crash, a service known as eCall. The Parliament adopted a resolution to this effect in a show of hands on Tuesday, and urged the European Commission to make eCall law.

The introduction of eCall, technology designed to automatically call the European emergency number 112 when a car crashes, would enable rescue services to arrive faster, saving up to 2,500 lives a year and reducing the severity of injuries by 10 to 15 percent, according to the European Parliament.

Cisco Rolls Out Elastic Mobile Platform

Cisco Systems unveiled a new mobile core product aimed keeping pace with the rapidly growing scale of the mobile Internet as part of an effort to help carriers more dynamically manage both signaling traffic and throughput.

So far Verizon Wireless and Bharti Airtel have signed as customers for the new mobile core product.

Cisco, which has been quietly but steadily building its position in the mobile core market since its 2009 acquisition of Starent Networks for $2.9 billion, announced the ASR 5500 platform. The gateway is aimed at helping carriers handle both rising throughput needs as more and more HD content--particularly video--is consumed by consumers, and rising signaling needs as millions of smartphones, tablets and M2M connections get added to networks.

Service providers "need to be able to accommodate that bandwidth and signaling load all at the same time in a very cost effective way," said Kelly Ahuja, the senior vice president and general manager of Cisco's mobile Internet technology group.

SMS Will Remain More Popular Than Mobile Messaging Apps Over Next Five Years : Informa

Mobile operators’ SMS revenues may be under pressure from mobile messaging apps such as WhatsApp, iMessage and others, but Informa Telecoms & Media forecasts that mobile operators will still generate a total of US$722.7 billion in revenues from SMS between 2011 and 2016.

Business BlackBerry: The Best New Phones

In this day and age, there are several smartphone brands to choose from when business phones are concerned. BlackBerry has been on the front lines for years when it comes to an innovative new approach to business and how it connects with the telephone world. This fact makes them a likely choice when perusing for phones to use to get your job done in a satisfactory manner, but there are many to choose from, listed in no particular order.

SMS Text Messaging Turns 19 Years Old

According to Wikipedia, the first SMS message was sent over the Vodafone GSM network in the United Kingdom on 3 December 1992, from a man named Neil Papworth using a personal computer to Richard Jarvis of Vodafone using an Orbitel 901 handset.

The text of the message was “Merry Christmas”.

SMS Declining With The Rise Of OTT Messaging

SMS Text DecliningThe rising popularity of OTT (Over The Top) messaging services like BlackBerry Messenger (BBM), Apple's iMessage, MXit, WhatsApp, facebook messenger and Skype is starting to knock short message service (SMS)/Text volumes in mature markets.

Android is reportedly working on its own free messaging service.And, as already Android has major chunk of the smartphone market, it is definitely eat into mainstream SMS/Text messaging.

Mobile Has Replaced Fixed Line Internet For 18% Of Users

MEF Global Consumer Survey report reveals mobile internet access outpacing fixed-line internet access

New Trend: Visible Light Communications

Visible light communication (VLC) is a data communications medium using visible light between 400 THz (780 nm) and 800 THz (375 nm). Visible light is not injurious to vision.

Test Your IPv6 Readiness

As IPv6 is set to grow in the coming few years, are you ready for it yet?

Want to find out your IPv6 readiness? Use this test.

IPv6 is an IP address standard designed to replace the current IPv4 protocol, which has been in use since the 1980s for routing Internet traffic. The new protocol has been available for several years now and supports several magnitudes more address spaces than IPv4, while also providing better security and reliability.

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