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Major European mobile operator hit by ransomware attack Special

Orange, a French telecommunications company and the fourth-largest mobile operator in Europe, has confirmed it suffered a cyber-incident. This was in the form of a ransomware attack, which occurred on July 4th and 5th, 2020.

Why text messaging remains the top business communication tool

Although there are a range of different platforms and while multi-channel marketing remains essential for many firms, many businesses report that their number one form of communication remains the text message.

Variable broadband, data shows big differences by region

The most common broadband issues encountered in homes all around the U.K. have been revealed as part of the Bandwidth Britain Report by Uswitch.

Privacy-mad Germany turns to app to track virus spread

Berlin - Personal data protection is a thorny subject in privacy-loving Germany, but the country is nevertheless considering using a smartphone app to help manage the spread of the new coronavirus.

Coronavirus drives big increase in business communications

As the COVID-19 crisis continues to unfold, an uptick in the adoption of communications apps tell the story of healthcare organizations that are scrambling to adapt. New research reveals a step-change.

Accelerating the communications highway with structured light

Structured light, relating to a light-based quantum network, promises the means to achieve faster and more secure communications, according to a new study.

Are voice assistants making us more ill-mannered?

Is our increased use (and reliance) upon voice assistants making us ruder and more impatient? Will the trend change the more we use such devices in the future, or will this alter as technology becomes more interactive? A new survey assesses.

Swisscom goes live with 5G network in Switzerland

Swisscom has activated its new telecommunications system, which makes it the first mobile provider in Switzerland to go live with its 5G network.

Essential science: Tagging technology can improve robot movements

Boston - New technology from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, based on RFID tags, can assist robots to gain greater precision for moving objects and also for increasing the speed of responses.

AT&T announce cuts to WarnerMedia ahead of streaming service

WarnerMedia is to be restructured by its parent company AT&T Inc., this is in preparation for a streaming service battle with the likes of Netlfix and the forthcoming Disney service.

Q&A: Report on how phishing got personal Special

Q4 2018 proved to be one of the biggest influxes of phishing attacks on enterprises ever, displaying the ease with which criminals can access, acquire and execute attacks across platforms. A leading expert offers advice to businesses.

Q&A: Closing the divide between desk-bound & deskless workers Special

There are endless new communication technologies and collaboration tools out there that cater to helping desk-bound workers perform and stay better-informed - but very little catering to deskless workers. A new platform - theEMPLOYEEapp - can assist.

5G wireless telecommunication corridor coming to Canada

Ontario and Quebec are partnering with major digital technology providers to develop the next generation of wireless technology in Canada. This will allow the provinces to use the latest telecommunication technologies.

Telecom sector makes progress in digital transformation

A recent survey has found that the telecom sector is leading the way with digital transformation. Close behind are financial services.

Bill Gates backs holographic beamforming market

Holographic beamforming is a new communications technique, superior to other methods for delivering ultrafast data. The technology has attracted the interest of Bill Gates who has selected one start-up for funding.

Interview: Future of Communications Platform as a Service Special

The world’s first end-to-end Communications Platform as a Service provider has been formed, aimed at bridging a leading cloud communications platform with one of the largest global carriers in the world.

New development for ultra-fast communications

Salt Lake City - A special kind of perovskite appears to be a a vital component for the communications system of the future, allowing use of the next generation of communications bandwidth.

Digital transformation is reshaping communications

As companies move through the digital transformation process one consequence is the reshaping of communications. Notably this often includes communications platform-as-a-service for customer engagement and greater use of cloud computing.

Cyberattack leaves millions without mobile phone service in Venezuela

Caracas - A massive cyberattack that took down government websites in Venezuela earlier this week also has left seven million mobile phone users without service, the government said Thursday.

New software edits voices like text

A new type of software is set to revolutionize audio recordings of the human voice. The software allows the user to add or replace a word in an audio recording of a human voice.

Microsoft's new app strips Skype back to basics for India

Microsoft has launched a new Skype app aimed at users who struggle with limited data plans and patchy network connectivity. Skype Lite is a basic version of the popular messaging app that's smaller to install and uses less data.

Google Voice gets its first major update in five years

Google has announced a total revamp of its popular but neglected Google Voice communications service. After largely abandoning its apps for years, the company has released an all-new interface and several new features.

Wireless data transfer speeds hit a record high at 6 Gbps

Researchers in Germany have successfully set a new world record for the speed of wireless data transmission. A transfer rate of 6 Gigabits per second, far beyond that of current fibre networks, was observed experimentally over a distance of 37 kilometres.

Symposium warns we could have another 'Carrington event'

We have talked about solar flares before, and generally, we think of them as creating beautiful auroras seen close to the Earth's poles. But what if one of these flares was a "super flare?" What could it do to the Earth?

Sun flare disrupts radio — New geomagnetic storm predicted

The strongest solar explosion this year took down radio communications on Wednesday. Further disruption is expected today and tomorrow when another geomagnetic storm hits.

North Korea's Internet down again, say U.S. experts

Washington - North Korea's connections to the Internet were cut for the second day running Tuesday, according to a U.S. Internet research group that has been tracking the country's struggle to stay online.

Op-Ed: Say what? Better communications for a healthier workplace Special

When France declared that, by law, employees would have to unplug from their workplaces at 6 p.m. every day, everyone working a 45-hour week huffed saying "Well, I wish!"

Terahertz tech gets a major push

A $1 million grant has been awarded by the W.M. Keck Foundation to Rice University to develop terahertz-based technology. This could enable a dramatic advance in wireless communications and other disciplines.

Study: Canada is #1 in digital diplomacy, Pope dominates retweets

How social media changes our culture and our very lives is something many are researching today. A recent study praised Canada for their online diplomacy and also noted the sheer influence available online to Pope Francis.

Business set to prefer video conferencing by 2016

Video conferencing is expected to be the preferred business communications tool in 2016. This is according to new survey on global video conferencing trends.
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