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IoT Infrastructure is Ripe for Ransomware

The inevitability of all technological progress is that somehow cybercriminals will find a way to target it with any or all of the malicious tools in their digital arsenal, and according to one think tank, so it will be with the emerging Internet of Things (IoT). According to the Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology (ICIT), […]

Zong To Empower Federal Urdu University With 4G

Zong recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Federal Urdu University of Arts, Science and Technology that would allow the varsity’s’ students and faculty members to enjoy the telecom company’s’ fastest 4G services. More...Show More Summary

Zameen.com Property Expo 2016 To Be Held In Karachi

Pakistan’s largest real estate website Zameen.com has successfully concluded its flagship real estate event, the two-day Zameen.com Property Expo 2016, in Karachi on April 23 and 24. Over the course of the weekend, the event saw an impressive footfall. Show More Summary

Set Top Box Death Watch—Are You Kidding?

A new rationale has appeared on the media landscape explaining that the FCC needn’t bother trying to promote set top box competition, because these devices will soon disappear. Who knew? Apparently not Comcast which has spent much time,...Show More Summary

Health Care Security Facing Wide Open Vulnerabilities

Data flowing between patient and health care professionals, to and from insurance companies and between machines appears haphazardly protected.

Mobilink Re-launches Jazz

Mobilink, Pakistan’s number one Telco, re-launched its well-known brand ‘Jazz’ at a glamorous unveiling ceremony. With a refreshed logo and a bold new identity, Jazz is set to become Mobilink’s umbrella brand by introducing a Jazz ecosystem which will encapsulate multiple products & services on offer by the Mobilink. Show More Summary

Release: database of fiber projects

  There are many resources available on the global numbers for FTTx around the world, be they subscriber numbers or ports shipped. However, all of these numbers tend to look at things by country as the narrowest categorization of data. The post Release: database of fiber projects appeared first on diffraction analysis.

Sparkle For MetroWeb?

There is some interesting network M&A talk going over in southern Europe this morning. Telecom Italia, which has been looking at the Italian metro and regional netork of Metroweb for some time now, may be planning to use its Sparkle international division to get the deal done.... [visit site to read more]

Allied Fiber Cries Uncle, BK

The infrastructure sector has lost an independent player to chapter 11 bankruptcy, demonstrating that while the fiber business as a whole is pretty healthy right now it is still not an easy one. Late last week, Allied Fiber declared bankruptcy in Delaware court after finding it more difficult than hoped to sell dark fiber and […]

Ofcom’s consumer summary of fixed-line broadband performance provided to residential consumers

Ofcom recently published two reports on “UK Home Broadband Performance” – a technical version which runs to 93 pages and a consumer-friendly version which is only 15 pages. I recommend the shorter report for its charity as well as its brevity. The document compares the performance of 18 popular broadband packages, from seven major internet […]

Tech Battle 2016: Apple Services Shutdown in China amidst brewing Trade War

For several years now China’s relations with the U.S. tech industry have been steadily deteriorating. It started ages ago with the communist regime’s stance against Google, to which it added an on-again, off-again (most off-again) relationship with Facebook, a fight with Android for mobile dominance, antitrust allegations against chip maker Qualcomm, and a weirdly awkward […]

Jovago.com Holds Bloggers & Media Meetup in Lahore

Jovago.com, an Online Hotel Booking website in its aim to promote tourism and create awareness to book hotels online, held a bloggers & media meet up in Lahore. The Purpose of this media meet up is to support the Pakistani tourism, enhance...Show More Summary

Pakistan’s 1st lock screen app is on a roll.  

This morning, Slide announced a small achievement from it’s 2016 roadmap. With just under 6 months of Slide’s launch, the startup app has gained more than 500k users.   SLIDE is Pakistan’s 1st lockscreen app which has the first of it’s kind loyalty program in Pakistan. Show More Summary

Update: Effective Date, Reconsideration/Appeal Deadlines Set for Revised ILEC Rules

We recently reported on the Commission’s decision to impose numerous additional obligations upon rate-of-return regulated incumbent local exchange carriers (ILECs), while leaving many rural ILECs with the same or even less compensation to satisfy the significant broadband build-out expenditures mandated by the new regulations. Show More Summary

Lies, Damn Lies, Statistics and Mistruths in the Set Top Box Debate

As expected, incumbent cable companies and their select group of new allies, such as Roku, (see http://www.wsj.com/articles/how-the-fccs-set-top-box-rule-hurts-consumers-1461279906 ) have launched a major disinformation campaign pushing back at the FCC’s initiative to promote set top box competition. Show More Summary

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