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Can net neutrality ever be a bad thing?

We talk to Tekelec's CTO about the net neutrality debate

Mark Bridge writes:

If I’m paying for internet access - whether the arrangement is with a broadband service provider for my home or a mobile network operator on my smartphone - I want to be able to use that access however I want. That’s pretty much what net neutrality is all about.

But the debate isn’t necessarily as straightforward as it sounds. To learn more, I spoke to Doug Suriano, Chief Technology Officer at mobile broadband solutions company Tekelec.

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New report says a quarter of all online shopping will be via mobile devices within 5 years

A new report by ABI Research expects the m-commerce market to account for 24.4% of overall e-commerce revenue by the end of 2017.

It follows a period of particularly strong growth last year, when the amount of online mobile transactions doubled to $65.6 billion worldwide.

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Hollywood plugs in to tech start-ups

Elizabeth Lee of voanews.com writes:

Smart phones and tablet computers have become so popular that they are now a part of everyday life for many people around the world. These devices have also prompted an explosion of mobile applications. Hollywood is plugging in to this potentially profitable world of new technology.

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Carphone Warehouse announces quarterly results

Carphone Warehouse has published an interim management statement for the latest financial quarter, which ended on 30th June 2012. It says sales in its European business, although up 5.7% year-on-year to £776 million, were actually down 2% on a like-for-like basis.

Total connections in Europe were down 17.8% to just under 2 million.

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Doug Suriano of Tekelec talks about net neutrality for mobile networks

Podcast - 30th July 2012

In today's podcast we're talking to Doug Suriano, Chief Technology Officer at mobile broadband solutions company Tekelec, about net neutrality.

Net neutrality is the principle that consumers are not restricted in the ways they're able to use their internet connection. The topic is often in the headlines, either because some governments may want to prevent their citizens from viewing certain types of information - or because of commercial restrictions.

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