Category: Wearables


The Telecoms.com Podcast: Satellites, roaming and devices

The pod welcomes returning special guest Mary Clark, a telecoms industry exec currently between gigs, this week. She starts by telling us what she’s been up to, including work with a ‘proper’ satellite-to-handset company and the Thames Estuary Growth Board. They move on to reflect on Three UK’s decision to start charging for roaming, which is especially bad news for producer Pierre, before concluding with a quick look at recent device launches by internet giants.

Covid-19 drives wearable device spending

Consumers will spend significantly more on wearable devices this year than they did last, with the Covid-19 pandemic proving to be a strong market driver, according to new data from Gartner.

UK Gov launches IOT cybersecurity fund

The Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has launched a £400,000 fund to fuel ambition for the security of internet-connected products.

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: Smartphone numbers, India and Fitbit

The pod A-team of Jamie, Iain and Scott are back together this week and they start with a look at the latest global smartphone shipment numbers and specifically Huawei’s extraordinary performance. Conversation moves onto the ongoing soap-opera that is the Indian telecoms market before concluding with analysis of Google’s decision to buy wearables specialist Fitbit.

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