Category Archives for Networks

Narrowband Goes Broad

Seems LoRa is really taking off. Citing data from research firm Analysys Mason, Chris Donkin writes that 85 new networks were announced as live, in a trial phase or in development in 2016 compared with 29 in 2015. While early LPWA deployments were … Continue reading

21. January 2017 by jeremy
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Why we hate video calls

Good piece in the New Scientist about why we’ve always hated video calls: When another New York Times reporter went to Pittsburgh in mid-1971, however, he found only 33 Picturephones in operation, with just 12 able to dial outside their … Continue reading

17. December 2016 by jeremy
Categories: Interfaces, Internet life, Networks, Phones | 1 comment

Singapore’s M1 aims narrowband deployment at the sea

Singapore telco M1 is getting Nokia to install an NB-IoT network atop its 4G one, interestingly with an eye not just to land but to sea.  NB-IoT stands for Narrowband Internet of Things, and is the GSM world’s answer to … Continue reading

22. August 2016 by jeremy
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LoRa offers a cheaper link to the Internet of Things | Reuters

My piece on the rise of narrowband networks: LoRa offers a cheaper link to the Internet of Things | Reuters: Remote control : LoRa offers a cheaper link to the Internet of Things By Jeremy Wagstaff LAUNCESTON, Australia, Reuters – … Continue reading

03. August 2016 by jeremy
Categories: ericsson, Networks, sigfox, sk telecom, things network, weightless | Tags: , | Comments Off on LoRa offers a cheaper link to the Internet of Things | Reuters

Tweetwars: the social challenge in Twitter ‘capital’, Indonesia

My effort to take a closer look at Twitter’s capital.  Tweetwars: the social challenge in Twitter ‘capital’, Indonesia | Reuters: BY JEREMY WAGSTAFF Indonesia has long been the Twitter capital of the world, but rival apps and rancorous political debate … Continue reading

12. February 2016 by jeremy
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The End of the Google+ Era?

Alex Chitu of the Google Operating System sees in Google’s decision to buy into the Twitter firehose the End of the Google+ Era: Google announced that it will start to display tweets in Google Search for mobile. “When you’re searching on … Continue reading

21. May 2015 by jeremy
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The Facebook Experiment: Some Collated Views

A few pieces in the Facebook Experiment. I’m still mulling my view.  Paul Bernal: The Facebook Experiment: the ‘why’ questions…:  Perhaps Facebook will look a little bad for a little while – but the potential financial benefit from the new stream … Continue reading

02. July 2014 by jeremy
Categories: Internet life, Networks, Privacy | Tags: , | Comments Off on The Facebook Experiment: Some Collated Views

BBC: Old Scams Made New

This is a column for a BBC World Service piece. It’s not Reuters content.  Of all the scams you’d have thought the old ‘I’m a general’s widow and am sitting on a whole pile of cash I want to share … Continue reading

30. May 2014 by jeremy
Categories: Internet life, Networks, Scams | Tags: , , , | 2 comments

From balloons to shrimp-filled shallows, the future is wireless

From balloons to shrimp-filled shallows, the future is wireless BY JEREMY WAGSTAFF (Reuters) – The Internet may feel like it’s everywhere, but large pockets of sky, swathes of land and most of the oceans are still beyond a signal’s reach. … Continue reading

28. April 2014 by jeremy
Categories: Hardware, Innovation, Internet life, Networks, Phones, Reuters, Wi Fi | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on From balloons to shrimp-filled shallows, the future is wireless

WhatsApp: Silly Money or New Front in the Platform Wars?

It’s been a few days since Facebook announced to the world it had bought WhatsApp. And Rakuten bought Viber. You are forgiven if only one of those names rings a bell. so while I’m at it, let me throw in … Continue reading

01. March 2014 by jeremy
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