“Twenty-first century businesses need 21st century infrastructure — modern ports, and stronger bridges, faster trains and the fastest Internet…I intend to protect a free and open Internet, extend its reach to every classroom, and every community, and help folks build the fastest networks so that the next generation of digital innovators and entrepreneurs have the platform to keep reshaping our world.”
via The White House
Location Based Services (LBS) over Wi-Fi opens up a wide range of new possibilities for advertising in local markets — such as retail and hospitality. The technology presents an innovation opportunity for service providers, as well as for mobile device, infrastructure, operating system and software application vendors.
Mobile identity offers a means of extending access to a vast array of services, such as mobile banking and mobile health, to everyone. The ability to get an identity that is verifiable online is a transformational capability that can grant access to banking, mobile payments and healthcare, as well as transportation.
4G LTE subscriptions represent 40 percent of all mobile connections in North America which compares to the next leading world regional market of Western Europe at nearly 13 percent and Asia with 10 percent market share for LTE. Penetration of LTE in the U.S. with 164 million LTE connections was at 49 percent based on the country’s population of about 318 million.
via 4G Americas
Infonetics reported that global network security appliance and software revenue climbed 6 percent in 2014, to $6.9 billion, as enterprises and network operators deployed security solutions aimed at protecting data and network infrastructure. In the 4th quarter of 2014 (4Q14), the worldwide network security market, including appliances and software, grew 4 percent sequentially, to $1.9 billion.
Once again, the bring-you-own-device (BYOD) to work phenomena will help to elevate personal communications within the typical office or factory environment — thanks to the ongoing adoption of smartphone apps in the workplace. Today, Wi-Fi is being used to connect a variety of devices, besides notebook PCs.
At least two billion people living in poverty in 51 countries across the developing world cannot access the Internet. This is revealed in the Alliance for Affordable Internet’s (A4AI) annual report. Across the countries surveyed, a fixed broadband connection would cost the average citizen 40% of their monthly income.