Global mobile traffic to increase seven-fold by 2021

08 February 2017

Cisco’s latest VNI predicts 5.5 billion mobile users globally by 2021. This infographic shows regional growth.

Cisco’s latest VNI predicts 5.5 billion mobile users globally by 2021. This infographic shows regional growth.

Worldwide mobile data traffic will increase seven-fold over the next five years, and represent 20 per cent of total global IP traffic, according to Cisco.

The UN estimates that the global population will reach 7.8 billion people by 2021. 

Of these, 5.5 billion are forecasted to be mobile phone users. Cisco says that’s more than those who use bank accounts (5.4 billion), running water (5.3 billion), or landlines (2.9 billion). 

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Mobile working in healthcare sector linked to improved productivity

08 February 2017

Research claims mobile optimised working environments help to create satisfied and loyal staff in healthcare organisations.

Research claims mobile optimised working environments help create satisfied healthcare staff.

The use of mobile technology in and out of the workplace is making a positive impact on the productivity and job satisfaction of healthcare workers, says a new study.

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Chrome devices make "better thin clients"

18 January 2017

The company says premium Chromebooks, such as the recently unveiled ASUS C302 shown here, will become more attractive for business users.

The company says premium Chromebooks, such as the recently unveiled ASUS C302 shown here, will become more attractive for business users.

Tech Data is preparing a programme and series of events to promote the concept of using Chrome devices as thin clients. 

It believes there is good potential in this area for the technology and wants to help more resellers become authorised to sell Chrome Device Management in the B2B market.

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BT deploys world’s highest IoT base station

22 December 2016

BT Tower will host a low power long range radio device as part of an Internet of Things network across London.

BT Tower will host a low power long range radio device as part of an Internet of Things network across London.

The 180 metre BT Tower has become the world’s highest building to host an Internet of Things (IoT) base station. 

The iconic building now forms part of the expanding Things Connected network in London that was launched by Digital Catapult in September 2016.

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