Facebook is launching a new scheme to bring cheap internet access to rural India, just months after net neutrality protestors blocked the company’s plan to provide free internet to millions in the country.
The company is currently testing Express Wi-Fi in India. The service, according to Facebook, will allow people to buy fast, reliable and affordable data packages without shelling out hundreds of rupees each month.
In January, India’s telecoms regulator rejected Facebook’s Free Basics program after more than a million people registered complaints abut the plan, which would have given free access to specific websites chosen by Facebook. Read more…
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Internet of Things (IoT) sensors and devices are expected to exceed mobile phones as the largest category of connected devices in 2018, growing at a 23% compound annual growth rate (CAGR) from 2015 to 2021. By 2021 there will be 9B mobile subscriptions, 7.7B mobile broadband subscriptions, and 6.3B smartphone subscriptions. Worldwide smartphone subscriptions will grow at a 10.6% CAGR from 2015 to 2012 with Asia/Pacific (APAC) gaining 1.7B new subscribers alone.
“As the world is increasingly moving toward a future based on cloud computing, Microsoft continues to invest in our cloud infrastructure to meet current …
It’s the height of rush hour and all the freeways are clogged but you still have to visit a client across town. You enter the destination into you GPS but you navigation app sends you into the worst of the gridlock where you spend the next hour edging your way down an on-ramp. Sound familiar? That’s also the same situation facing us when we log onto the internet. Despite massive technological advances since the days of dial up, we’re still grappling with slow page response, timeouts, and networking delays. So why does the internet still suck in 2016? Web page latency…
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You may have seen Boaty McBoatface in the news recently and it sparked you to do a bit of digging on Google to get the full story. This is exactly what NERC wants you do do.
It’s been a rough year for code-embedded objects, from fraud to bankruptcy to connected things just not working.
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