Measuring 'the Cloud': Performance could be better
(Phys.org)—Storing information "in the Cloud" is rapidly gaining in popularity. Yet just how do these services really work? Researchers from the University of Twente's Centre for Telematics and Information Technology (CTIT) ...
DOCOMO develops world's first small-cell base station for 3G and LTE
NTT DOCOMO announced today that it has developed the world's first dual-mode small-cell base station, or femtocell, supporting 3G (W-CDMA) and LTE simultaneously for improved service coverage in indoor locations ...
US, Mexico ink deal to curb stolen mobile phone use
US and Mexican officials signed a bilateral agreement on Tuesday aimed at blocking the cross-border use of stolen mobile telephones.
Increasing efficiency of wireless networks
(Phys.org)—Two professors at the University of California, Riverside Bourns College of Engineering have developed a new method that doubles the efficiency of wireless networks and could have a large impact ...
N. American Internet traffic doubles, report says
The amount of data sent online in North America has more than doubled over the past year, with Netflix shows accounting for a big chunk of Internet traffic, a report found Wednesday.
Specialist measurement facilities and techniques developed at NPL crucial in the development new communication
The satellite, HYLAS 2, was built for Avanti Communications plc, a UK-based provider of data communications by satellite. NPL characterised two dual port circularly polarised probes for Orbital Sciences Corporation ...
Skype replaces Microsoft Messenger for online calls
Microsoft on Tuesday announced that recently-acquired Skype will replace its Messenger online chat service.
Samsung sells 30 mln Galaxy S III smartphones
Samsung Electronics said Sunday that global sales of its flagship Galaxy S III smartphone had topped 30 million since its debut in May.
UN aims to pull plug on plethora of power supplies
(AP)—The days when every piece of home communications equipment comes with its own special power adapter could be numbered.
Now the mobile phone goes emotional
Mobile devices include an increasing number of input and output techniques that are currently not used for communication. Recent research results by Dr Eve Hoggan from HIIT / University of Helsinki, Finland, however, indicate ...
LG Electronics post profit on smartphone sales
(AP)—South Korean consumer electronics maker LG Electronics Inc. reported a third straight quarterly profit on Wednesday as sales of smartphones designed for faster wireless networks helped end losses at ...
Thailand raises $1.4 bln in 3G mobile auction
Thailand raised 41.6 billion baht ($1.4 billion) Tuesday in a long-awaited auction of third-generation (3G) mobile telephone operating licences, regulators said.
Third of world's population has Internet: UN
More than a third of the world's population is online while mobile phone uptake increased by more than 600 million in 2011 to around six billion, a UN agency said Thursday.