Tag: internet

Android devices could be at risk of total takeover

Android devices could be at risk of total takeover

Internet, Mobile
Originally developed as a digital camera platform, Android has definitely come a long way. It just surpassed Windows to become the most popular operating system for Internet usage in the global digital realm. The latest threat has come into the light through the work of a Google’s Project Zero researcher, Gal Beniamini. The security issue is targeted on Android mobile devices which can be taken over through malicious Wi-Fi signals. These attacks were introduced through Broadcom’s Wi-Fi chipsets used in many Android and iOS devices. Attackers can easily access these chipsets to allow the execution of their malicious code over Wi-Fi signals, without prompting the device user to take any action. The issue was disclosed to Broadcom and, eventually, Apple was swift enough to release a patch t
The role of Optimisation in 5G networks

The role of Optimisation in 5G networks

Internet
4G and LTE are designed to improve capacity, user data-rates, spectrum usage and latency. However, 5G represents more than just an evolution of mobile broadband. It will be a key enabler of the future digital world and the next generation of ubiquitous, ultra-high speed broadband infrastructure that will support the transformation of processes across all economic sectors. 5G will also represent a step change in the ability to meet the growing scale and complexity of consumer market demands. While 5G is still in its evolutionary stage, its development will clearly be influenced by a need to support three specific use-cases. The Extreme Mobile Broadband (EMB) , Massive Machine Type -Communication (mMTC) and Ultra-Reliable Machine-Type Communication (uMTC). Bringing these to life will requ...
Africa urged to Use Innovation & Technology to Drive Economic Transformation

Africa urged to Use Innovation & Technology to Drive Economic Transformation

Technology
Addressing a high-level meeting on 'Innovations for Infrastructure Development and Sustainable Industrialization' during the ECA's Africa Development Week in Dakar, the President of the United Nations General Assembly, Peter Thomson urged Africa to take advantage of innovation and technology and use them to drive sustainable development, infrastructure and industrialization. Harnessing this potential requires effective leadership to champion the necessary reforms to ensure the transformative potential of innovation and technology is enjoyed by everyone across Africa. The rapid pace of advances in innovation and disruptive technology taking place across the world provides an opportunity for these tools to be harnessed in Africa towards advancing sustainable industrialization, development, ...
Facebook digs into mobile infrastructure in Uganda

Facebook digs into mobile infrastructure in Uganda

Internet, social media
Facebook has announced that it is building a 770-kilometer (500-mile) fiber backhaul network in Uganda, in partnership with India’s Airtel and wholesale provider BCS, carriers that both have networking businesses in the country; and its Telecom Infrastructure Project is leading a call to invest $170 million into telecoms infrastructure startups. The world’s biggest chat app company is also making headway on its other efforts to play a bigger role in the infrastructure behind how people connect to the internet through its Telecom Infrastructure Project. Facebook’s own Voyager optical networking transponder is now being deployed and tested by the carriers Telia and Orange in Europe. The Uganda project which will see “tens of millions of investment” from Facebook to cover access for
Opera revamps Opera Mini for Android, brings new features

Opera revamps Opera Mini for Android, brings new features

Internet, Mobile
In a bid to address issues of low connectivity and sluggish online experience, Opera has revamped its Opera Mini browser for Android users. Already available for download from Google Play Store, the revamped app brings several new features on board. When a user visits a site, Opera Mini will automatically scan it for the direct download links under the Extreme Mode. The downloadable content will appear in a drop-down menu on the top of the screen, providing a seamless downloading experience without the hassles of scrolling or getting lost. This latest update comes with a feature that automatically scans websites for download links. Users will no longer have to go deal with the frustrating advert tricks. To enjoy this feature, you need to have the Extreme Data Saving mode activated. Ope...