A new report conducted by WIK and Aegis for the European Commission has found that 71% of all EU wireless data traffic last year was delivered to smartphones and tablets using WiFi.
This could rise to 78% by 2016, the report claims, with consumers increasingly using their mobile devices at home or work.
Sony’s latest quarterly results show the company making a ¥3.5 billion (£23 million) profit, compared to a loss in the same quarter last year.
Sales and operating revenue was up 13% to ¥1,712.7 billion (£11.3 billion), with favourable exchange rates, financial services revenue and smartphone sales being credited for the improvement.
The Information Commissioner’s Office and Ofcom have published a joint action plan to tackle nuisance calls and unsolicited text messages.
Ofcom has powers to deal with ‘silent’ automated calls and abandoned calls, while the ICO is responsible for dealing with companies that make unwanted marketing calls or send SMS text messages.
Hong Kong-based Hutchison Whampoa Limited has published unaudited financial results for the first half of 2013.
The company, which has assets including port operations and mobile phone networks, reported profit up 23% year-on-year to HK$12.4 billion (£1.05 billion) for the six-month period.
Alcatel-Lucent and Qualcomm Technologies are going to work together on ‘small cell’ base stations that improve 3G, 4G and WiFi connectivity.
The new base stations could be used to boost wireless network reception in places with a high number of people, including urban areas and shopping malls.