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Return of the Franchise Wars?

It seems that a dynamic is emerging that may be a version of that old franchise wars tension between local governments and telecom players.

Digital Realty Takes Eight Data Centers Off Equinix’s Hands

A substantial amount of colo space will be changing hands according to this morning's news. Equinix has decided to divest itself of eight data centers over in Europe, and Digital Realty has stepped up to acquire the assets for approximately $874M. In parallel, Equinix gets a binding option to acquire Digital Realty's facility in St. […]

Increasing Number of Teens are “addicted” to their Phones

More than alcohol or drugs, it looks like the new pox on teenagers is something that most of us have within 5 feet of us right now: smartphones. Earlier this month Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization that provides education and advocacy to families regarding technology and media usage for children, released the findings for […]

Game Localization Link Roundup – April 2016

April was another intense month for me. Just a few weeks after the Kyoto LocJAM workshop, I was back on stage for the LocWorld game localization round table in Tokyo. I also took this chance to meet pairs at the…

Zong Equips Channel 24 & City 42 With 4G

Zong recently signed a corporate account contract with two popular television channels; Channel 24 and City 42, for the provision of best telecom services to these media outlets. Subsequently, the personnel of the two news channels would be equipped with Zong’s exceptional voice and data services as well as ESS solutions. Show More Summary

The Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality Relationship

News this week included AR and VR, the end of Wi-Fi Sense in Windows 10, a decision on small cells from Sprint, the laplet, and the Action Cam.

Bank Alfalah sponsors Pakistan’s First Formula Electric Car

Extending its support in developing indigenous talent and taking innovation in Pakistan to the next level, Bank Alfalah unveiled Pakistan’s First Formula Electric Car developed by the young innovators from FERN (Formula Electric Racing NUST, a PNEC-NUST initiative). Show More Summary

Metro Bytes: XO, UF&D, RCN, EarthLink

It's been a busy week at all levels of the industry, here's another roundup of news items worth a look from competitive providers:... [visit site to read more]

Technology evolution or revolution

This article was authored by Jouko Ahvenainen, and was originally posted on The business world is after disruptive business innovations. While there is debate as to the definition of disruptive innovations (see HBR article), the definition is not so relevant in practice. The more relevant question is whether a new innovation opens opportunities for new […]

Friday Poll: How Disruptive Will the Verizon Strike Be?

With the political primaries winding down, let's have a poll of our own.  One of the bigger stories of the spring is the Verizon strike, which has grown increasingly nasty since starting four weeks ago and yesterday apparently spread across the Pacific to the Philippines in what looks to have been a very scary incident. […]

Managing the effects of 700 MHz clearance

Frequencies between 694-790 (called the 700 MHz band) are to be reallocated from their current use for digital terrestrial television (plus wireless microphones) in order to be used for future mobile services. For most viewers – some 14-20 million – this will requite a retuning of their television sets. For up to another 270,000 others, […]

Growing Successful B2B Relationships

As with any mutually beneficial relationship, there is a relatively simple formula for establishing and maintaining healthy and successful business-to-business relationships, yet you’d be surprised just how many companies neglect these relationship-building fundamentals. Show More Summary

Apple’s Sky-Rocketing R&D Budget Hints at Big Things to Come

If there’s one sure sign that Apple is eyeing some revolutionary product release, it’s a sharp increase in the company’s research and development budget. Now after several years of lacklustre product releases and flagging sales, Apple’s R&D spending is estimated to top $10 billion this year, and unless Apple is blowing all of that on […]

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