Podcast transcription - 4th June 2014
Mark Bridge writes:
Every week we produce a half-hour podcast that covers all the biggest news headlines for the UK mobile phone industry.
Thanks to a special offer from Scribie.com, we can also offer a transcription of last week’s programme.
Ericsson has published the latest version of its Mobility Report, which shows that the total number of mobile subscriptions is expected to exceed the world’s population next year.
The first quarter of 2014 saw mobile subscriptions grow by 7% year-on-year, with 120 million net additions.
Podcast - 4th June 2014
Iain, James and Mark begin this week's podcast with Apple's recent iOS 8 revelation and its plan to acquire Beats Electronics.
They then move on to discuss Samsung's Tizen-powered smartphone, a new flagship device from LG and the latest Microsoft Surface tablet - as well as a network takeover in Ireland, BlackBerry’s M2M moves and UK price changes for Vodafone.
This week BlackBerry has announced Project Ion, which is designed to help businesses handle data generated from the ‘Internet of Things’.
The company is planning to develop a collection of resources as part of Project Ion, including a secure cloud-based platform to manage data from connected devices.
M2M technology transforms parking in Pisa
Jürgen Hase of Deutsche Telekom writes:
The Smart City is on its way. All over the world more and more cities are connecting all areas of their infrastructure. Pisa in Tuscany, for example, aims to improve its traffic management with a machine-to-machine (M2M) solution and a Big Data service provided by Deutsche Telekom.