Industry news

Our IT and Telecoms Division has set up a dedicated LinkedIn group to help share all the latest news and views from the industry.

Below is a snapshot of what’s been happening in the industry recently:

Nokia phone saves life!

Nokia, which is now under Microsoft, helped save the life of a man in China when a wall collapsed on him.

Geng Ming covered his head with a Lumia 920 to soften the blow when the wall hit him. Microsoft China has presented him with a new Lumia 640XL to replace his broken device!


Mobile workers to have more access to Wi-Fi

Multinational software company Citrix Systems has joined forces with cloud-hosted mobile connectivity solution provider iPass(IPAS) to provide mobile workers with millions of new Wi-Fi hotspots.

Mobile workers will be able to access their CubeFree social tool and use it to access 19 million global Wi-Fi hotspots to use when they are working away from their desks.

The App includes helpful information such as Wi-Fi availability at each location and details of the number of power outlets available.


Shares of Juniper Networks and Ciena are up

Multinational networks company Juniper Networks and global supplier of telecommunications networking equipment, Ciena, has announced the increase of their shares.

The increase has been due to Ericsson doing a large merger and acquisition following the €15.6 billion proposed acquisition of Alcatel-Lucent by Nokia.


Online to become faster

Multinational technology company Cisco has said that machine-to-machine (M2M) connections will grow from 24 per cent of connections in 2014 to 43 per cent of connections by 2019.

With total connections growing from 2.8 billion to 3.9 billion in the next four years, M2M is predicted to rise by 1.005 billion by 2019.

Average broadband speed will increase from 20.3 Mbps to 42.5Mbps as consumers watch more and more videos online due to the ‘Netflix effect.’ By 2019, video traffic is set to nearly triple from roughly from 28 GB per user per month to 75.6 GB.

To keep up-to-date with all of the latest news from the IT and Telecoms industry, join our dedicated LinkedIn group.

Posted on Tuesday, June 23, 2015

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