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New Series: How to deliver WiFi for 10,000 delegates, properly

I can’t stand going to events and conferences and finding the WiFi services are either faulty, slow or non-existent.  It’s a big problem for event organisers — and one that can no longer be sidestepped as being the venue’s fault. Complain to the event organiser that, “The WiFi is rubbish,” or, “I can’t seem to […]

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News Operators Services

BlykWatch: Swap to £15 credit winds up some users

Those of you who are regular readers of the site will know that I covered a series on the site known as BlykWatch, which was where I posted regularly about UK ad funded MVNO Blyk. In September Ewan and I took the decision to retire the series as we felt nothing much was happening with […]

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Opinion

The Power of Media Technology

I’m going to avoid delving into the politics of it, but over the past twelve days there has been a reoccurring story in our headlines; the Israel/Gaza issue. It’s one that has sparked outcry, and one that shouldn’t have happened. However, I was watching the news the other day, I think it was CNN or […]

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Back in the valley of the shit internet connection

It hasn’t taken long for me to get increasingly wound-up at the internet speeds out here in Shitsville, Essex. I moved out here a while ago to be near one of the MIR consulting clients. We’re doing a lot of work for them and it makes sense for me to be physically located nearby, instead […]

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Jimmy Wales: Mobile internet usage will ‘explode’

Well, we know this. But it’s good to hear the mobile 1.0 lot (i.e. the dotcom chaps) recognising the coming mobile revolution: While websites may suffer in the looming recession, Mr Wales believes mobile internet will “explode” in the next couple of years. “I am constantly on my phone, and I use Facebook on here. […]

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The BenQ S6 internet tablet looks nifty

BenQ have always been on the outer edge of my radar when it comes to mobile handsets. I keep an eye out — and I think it’s time to drop a bit of attention over to them after they’ve generally announced that their S6 Internet Device should hit the marketplace at the end of October […]

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Devices News

E62 internet USB/bluetooth question

Got this in from reader, Matt. I have an E62 which I’d like to have sync to our Groupwise system at work, which shouldn’t be a big deal as I already have Groupwise Mobile Server (which is based on Nokia IntelliSync). However, before I go ahead and sign up for a somewhat expensive data package […]

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China Mobile, Softbank, Voda team on widgets

Vodafone has decided to team up with China Mobile and Japanese operator Softbank – formerly Vodafone’s Japanese arm – to create a new lab charged with developing new tech, services and applications. Unsuprisingly, it’s web based services that will receive the bulk of the attention, including widgets that should be compatible with any handset or […]

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Sprint Openwaves hello to better mobile browsing

Apple iPhone users may be consuming data like it’s going out of fashion, but they’re a tiny minority of mobile users. What about the rest of the world and their bog standard phones – how do you get them accessing the mobile Web? US operator Spring thinks it has the answer, with Openwave’s OpenWeb product. […]