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Let’s get more women into engineering

Outreach activities at Primary and Secondary schools, female STEM staff support, motivation and networking are the main objectives of the Women in Engineering Societies around the world.

Operators need to get smart to prevent IoT hacks

Mainstream media coverage of the DDoS attack on IPM company Dyn may have waned, but this major security breach will remain at the fore for many operators – and for good reason.

Project Fi: What’s The Really Big Idea?

In the final instalment of this three-part series exploring the disruptive potential of Google’s aggregated MVNO Project Fi, Devicescape CEO Dave Fraser considers the possibility of a radical plan to embed Fi-style functionality into all Android smartphones.

Beam me up Alexa: delivering the Smart home

Just simply acknowledging Alexa first thing in the morning, as you make coffee with, “Alexa, good morning” prompts her to read out facts that have occurred ‘on this day’.

Project Fi: Assistance Is Fruitful

A smartphone which automatically connects to a pool of shared public Wi-Fi networks to augment the experience and reduce cost is valuably and tangibly differentiated.

Charting the route to 5G success

With cost and efficiency in mind, 5G is an opportunity for operators to maximise spectrum resources by mothballing less efficient 2G and 3G networks.

Project Fi: Google’s Mobile Master Plan

For all the soft language, the boundary which is being pushed most effectively by Google’s MVNO is the one which controls the distance between mobile operator and consumer.

Ending the Digital Transformation Paradox

In recent years, the incredible increase in demand for online connectivity, fueled by the mobile internet boom, has created an overwhelming challenge for communication service providers (CSPs), resulting in a market situation we call the “digital transformation paradox.”

NB-IoT: setting the pace in the race to 5G

Supporting the aggressive goals of 5G will require tapping into new licensed bands and exploring new ways to use new and existing unlicensed spectrum bands to meet data demands.

Keeping one step ahead of SMS fraud

A significant percentage of all SMS traffic is now spam or fraud related in some way, with mobile devices being hacked, attacked or exploited in order to send phony promotional messages to or from the unwitting victim’s phone.

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