Mobile broadband is faster than Wi-Fi in 33 countries, according to Open Signal

Mobile broadband is faster than Wi-Fi in 33 countries, according to Open Signal

Generally, it’s accepted that internet access originating from a Wi-Fi hot spot will be faster than a mobile broadband connection. Many of the most popular smartphones, like iPhones, automatically join the nearest known Wi-Fi network because of this belief. But according to a new study, this assumption isn’t true in many places around the world. […]

IX Reach celebrates connecting 50 IXPs to its global network

IX Reach celebrates connecting 50 IXPs to its global network

IX Reach, a leading global provider of wholesale connectivity solutions, specialist in remote peering and SDN direct interconnectivity to all the major cloud providers is proud to announce that its remote peering capability now extends to 50 Internet Exchanges (IXPs) worldwide. IX Reach is thrilled to have recently signed its 50th global remote peering partner […]

Amazon introduces APIs to connect smart cameras to Echo devices

Amazon introduces APIs to connect smart cameras to Echo devices

Amazon has released a set of APIs that enable smart home cameras and doorbells to connect and communicate with Echo devices. Developers are able to use the Doorbell Event Source and Motion Sensor APIs to enable customers to connect their doorbell and camera motion sensors to Alexa. The APIs give these customers the choice to […]

As the number of remote workers in the US grows, so will the demand for 5G, observes GlobalData

As the number of remote workers in the US grows, so will the demand for 5G, observes GlobalData

Half of all workers in the US will work remotely by 2020 as cities become more congested and workers demand more flexible working conditions. To drive this remote working future, 5G mobile internet will be needed, observes GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company. As GlobalData Technology Analyst Glen Hunt comments, “5G commercialization is one […]

Telefónica and Facebook join forces to bring 4G to 100 million people in Latin America

Telefónica and Facebook join forces to bring 4G to 100 million people in Latin America

Telefónica, the Spanish parent of UK mobile operator O2, is working with social network Facebook to develop a programme called Internet para todos (Internet for everybody), with the intention of connecting 100 million digitally excluded people in Central and South America to the internet for the first time. Around 20% of people in Latin America […]