A new set of European Commission recommendations relating to the cost of access to legacy copper networks could spell bad news for many smaller European operators, reports Reuters. Initially the Commission had planned to cut the cost of network rental, but had a change of heart after protests from some of the major operators. It is now recommending an access charge of between €8 (US$10.4) and €10 ($13) per customer per month, which will effectively mean higher charges in ten European countries for operators wanting to rent network space. (See How Europe Can Hit Its Next-Gen Broadband Targets.)
V3D , the French startup that specializes in customer experience and service quality management software for the mobile industry, has raised €2.2 million in a fundraising round with Iris Capital and Siparex. The money will fund international expansion. (See V3D Raises €2.2M.)
Twenty years ago this very day, British engineer Neil Papworth sent the first ever SMS, wishing a colleague "Merry Christmas,'' reports The Guardian. This, of course, revolutionized the way most of us communicate on a day-to-day basis, and, latterly, opened up a whole new seam of textspeak-related humor. LOL!
Light Reading is spending much of this year digging into the details of how automation technology will impact the comms market, but let's take a moment to also look at how automation is set to overturn the current world order by the middle of the century.
Understanding the full experience of women in technology requires starting at the collegiate level (or sooner) and studying the technologies women are involved with, company cultures they're part of and personal experiences of individuals.
During this WiC radio show, we will talk with Nicole Engelbert, the director of Research & Analysis for Ovum Technology and a 23-year telecom industry veteran, about her experiences and perspectives on women in tech. Engelbert covers infrastructure, applications and industries for Ovum, but she is also involved in the research firm's higher education team and has helped colleges and universities globally leverage technology as a strategy for improving recruitment, retention and graduation performance.
She will share her unique insight into the collegiate level, where women pursuing engineering and STEM-related degrees is dwindling. Engelbert will also reveal new, original Ovum research on the topics of artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things, security and augmented reality, as well as discuss what each of those technologies might mean for women in our field. As always, we'll also leave plenty of time to answer all your questions live on the air and chat board.