Category: Digital Economy


Why is Google so interested in Fitbit?

In early November, Google announced it was acquiring Fitbit for $2.1 billion, a transaction which has polarised opinion. But why is Google interested in a faltering wearables brand?

The Telecoms.com Podcast: China, 5G and network traffic

Week three of the lockdown pod sees the crew discussing what effect the coronavirus pandemic is having on the relationship between China, especially its telecoms companies, and the rest of the world. They move on to look at possible shifts in the balance of power with regard to 5G and conclude with a look at how the global lockdown is affecting network data traffic, including Scott’s rubbish audio quality.

The Telecoms.com Podcast: COVID-19, video and disruption

The usual crew adjusts seamlessly to the new reality by recording this week’s pod remotely. Inevitably they start by reviewing some of the adjustments the telecoms industry is having to make to the unprecedented change forced on the world by the COVID-19 pandemic. They move on to look at the video streaming sector, which is bracing itself for a spike in demand, and conclude with a look at some other industry disruption taking place, some of which hasn’t even been imposed by the crisis, believe it or not.

CAT Cooperates with Huawei to Build Southeast Asia’s First International OTN Premium Private Line Network

[London, UK, February 21, 2020] CAT, Thailand’s national telecom operator, and Huawei announced that they will build Southeast Asia’s first OTN premium private line network. This network aims to serve multinational companies and customers in public and private sectors, such as government agencies and finance customers. The network will provide high-quality domestic and international private lines to support the global transformation of enterprises and lay a solid network foundation for the Thailand 4.0 strategy.

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