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5G is very much a future thing and, despite how much various mobile industry players want to push their own ideas, it’s…
More and more, the core features of iOS favor storage in the cloud rather than on the device. Here are some tips on how you can manage both the free space on your device and cellular data usage.
IBM is acquiring Aspera, a specialist in sending big files over the internet . The company’s technology is used by everyone from movie studios to genetic researchers, and it recently launched a Dropbox-for-business-style synchronization service.
Netflix said it would be the first customer of a new European internet exchange in New York. The news covers two trends — the growth of the European exchange model and the launch of an effort to bring that model to U.S. shores.
Research shows that Europe is becoming the new hub for global bandwidth as broadband consumption in Africa and the Middle East grow.
Vint Cerf is one of the fathers of the Internet, but he argues that Internet access shouldn’t be seen as a fundamental human right — simply as a tool that enables other rights. But is this true? And what are the implications if he’s wrong?
InterContinental Hotels Group, the luxury hotel chain, has spent the last five and half years creating a technology platform for its business that helps it span multiple brands, cultures and continents, according to Tom Conophy, EVP and CIO of the hotel company.
Web applications that are deployed in one or a few data centers can watch their bandwidth costs exceed their server and hosting costs as their applications scale up, according to a paper looking at what telecommunications companies can offer as cloud providers.
A British study found that people who went without the internet for 24 hours were “upset” and experienced “withdrawal.” But is this really surprising? It’s become obvious that internet access is a core function of modern life — talking about it as “addiction” misses the point.
Cloud computing depends on the idea that we will have ample and cheap bandwidth that will allow us to access various types of information and services on any kind of device, anywhere. This need only goes up as we start living in an on-demand world.
Internet traffic will grow seven-fold between 2010 and 2015 to reach roughly 1.2 zettabytes globally, and by 2015, video will comprise half the traffic on the web according to a new report. That’s much less video than a similar forecast from Cisco predicts.
The cloud is a wonderful thing, allowing us to backup files to remote servers for just pennies a month. But what happens when something goes awry and your backups start sucking up huge amounts of bandwidth? It’s not pretty, especially when you have a usage cap.
Starting on May 2, AT&T DSL customers have a cap of 150 GB, and U-verse customers have 250 GB of bandwidth (combined upload and download) per month. Here are 10 tips to economize your bandwidth usage and prevent unexpected overages both for the newly oppressed.
Bandwidth caps seem like not a bad idea, until you find yourself struggling to figure out how your home network suddenly started downloading hundreds of gigabytes of data in a matter of days, and you have blown through your monthly limit in less than a week.
The merger between CenturyLink and Qwest officially closed today, creating the nation’s third largest phone company in a world where being a phone company means less and less. I spoke with a company executive about making cloud acquisitions and the ever-growing demand for bandwidth.
Are students watching so much Netflix that fellow class members don’t have any bandwidth left to study? Officials at Ohio University think so, and they briefly instituted a complete ban on all Netflix video streaming on their campus network this week.
With more huge files and data sets making their way across the Internet every day, Aspera’s work of speeding the transfer of that data is never done. And although the company still focuses primarily on the enterprise, consumer content might be on the horizon.
The underlying connectivity costs to send data from New York to London are up to eight times lower than if you wanted to send that data via the Pacific, according to Telegeography. But new cables will lower prices, which is good for bandwidth buyers like Google.
Today, we’ve become dependent on multimedia, which, in many cases, are a crutch for those who don’t have the time or just don’t want to bother to write effective site content. This is a bad idea.
Demand for broadband and the value of a broadband connection are both on the rise, even as the cost a service provider can charge for such connections drops. Figuring out a business model that benefits service providers and consumers — and that continues to drive innovation — was a key theme at “The New Broadband Buildout,” a GigaOM Bunker Session held last week in our San Francisco office. The event, which featured heated debate about the fate of broadband innovation, also tackled the thorny issue of finding a broadband business model for future.
Global Crossing, the provider of bandwidth and IP-based services to corporations around the world, today reported fourth-quarter and full-year results that included a 6 percent boost in revenue and lowered losses for the year. I talked to CEO John Legere about its prospects for growth.
People are excited about the arrival of the iPad (s aapl) (or at least, some people are), but the Federal Communications Commission…
In Part 1 of this little series of posts, I talked about my move from Anchorage to Tok, Alaska. I went from…
I believe I can safely say that the primary objective for users running OS X is to connect to the Internet to…
By 2010, an average household with 2 standard definition TVs, one HD TV and two computers will be using 1.1 terabyte of…
Comcast is reportedly considering monthly caps on bandwidth usage and may charge customers who go over these limits. DSLreports writes that users…