Effective mobile broadband policy can boost GDP: study

EFFECTIVE government policy in Thailand could increase mobile and fixed broadband penetration to 133 per cent by 2020, up from 52 per cent in 2013, according to a report by GSMA, an international association of mobile operators and related companies. This growth would lead to a cumulative increase in gross domestic product of US$23 billion…

Soon, all Himachal colleges to get internet

Now every government college of Himachal Pradesh will have internet and Wi-Fi connections through which the students will be able to surf the e-library easily. Under the Rashtriya Ucchattar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA), 25 government degree colleges in the state have been provided with a sum of Rs 6.35 crore. The colleges have received an amount…

China’s military has declared war on Western thought on the internet

China’s military says the internet has become its main ideological battlefield and that it should build a “Great Wall” online to protect the country’s citizens from “hostile Western forces.” A strongly worded editorial (link in Chinese) published in the People’s Liberation Army Daily on May said: “If we don’t occupy the internet, someone else well. If we don’t defend this territory,…

Indian, US, German rights groups say Internet.org threatens net neutrality

About 60 digital rights groupsfrom several nations across the globe, including India, the U.S., the Netherlands, Germany, Brazil, Austria and others, have criticized Facebook’s Internet.org initiative, saying that it undermines net neutrality. In an open letter to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg , the groups, some of whom have worked in the area of providing connectivity to the poor,…

Will 5G Bring New Dimensions to Our Wireless World?

[message_box title=”” color=”red”]The hottest topic at Mobile World Congress 2015 will connect billions of people and things to the internet and one another without wires.[/message_box] While much of the world is connecting their personal devices to fast data sharing 4G mobile networks, industry pioneers are shaping next generation networks to feed the world’s increasing appetite…