“Gold rush” for Wi-Fi on board planes spurs innovation

April 14, 2018

HAMBURG: Satellite technology to provide Wi-Fi on board planes has matured to a point where more and more airlines are looking to use it, triggering a “gold rush” among suppliers. That brings opportunities for a vast array of companies, from satellite firms such as Viasat and Inmarsat , to connectivity providers such as Gogo , Global Eagle […]

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You may soon need just Rs 2 to access Wi-Fi at public places

April 6, 2018

NEW DELHI: Telecom regulator Trai on Thursday proposed the concept of Public Data Office Providers (PDOs), much like PCOs of yesteryears, to enhance Wi-Fi connectivity, and perhaps, look at cutting internet costs by up to 90%. Trai recommended an ambitious model of a public Wi-Fi grid that also aims to push broadband proliferation in the country. Ruing that India […]

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The new Raspberry Pi has 5 GHz Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.2

March 14, 2018

There are quite a few different Raspberry Pi models in existence, but it’s not too hard to keep them straight: new ones are better. For instance, the brand new Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ might have a confusing name, but it’s a clear upgrade over 2016’s Raspberry Pi 3 Model B. The new board has a slightly faster 1.4 GHz […]

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Vodafone, Nokia are bringing 4G connectivity to the Moon

March 4, 2018

It looks like Vodafone and Nokia are going to a place where no telecom operator has gone before, the Moon. Berlin-based company, PTScientists is working with Vodafone Germany, Audi and Nokia to achieve its goal of being the first privately-funded Moon landing.   Vodafone will leverage its expertise to setup the 4g network on the Moon, while Nokia Bell […]

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