Telefónica Digital has unveiled a concept for "smart" M2M (machine-to-machine) connectivity called "Thinking Things," which is focused on an affordable and easy-to-manage response to the Internet of Things trend. The Spanish carrier's Digital division has also announced the development, in collaboration with globally-renowned chef Ferran Adrià, of La Bullipedia, an online database and forum dedicated to culinary innovation: Find out more in this blog. (See Telefónica Digital Intros 'Thinking Things'.)
Telesis Tanzania, described as a Mobile Virtual Network Aggregator (MVNA) serving various MVNOs, has turned to Alcatel-Lucent for help with the launch of 4G mobile broadband services, initially in the Dar es Salaam and Mtwara regions, to be followed by a phased nationwide rollout. (See AlcaLu Enables LTE in Tanzania.)
Still in Africa, MTN has boosted its subscriber numbers by almost 4 percent in the third quarter, reports Reuters, and raised its guidance for the year. Across its 21 operations in Africa and the Middle East, MTN now counts a total of 182.7 million customers.
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.