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Mobile Internet

Cisco: mobile connections to hit 10 billion by 2016

February 15th, 2012

Global mobile data traffic is expected to increase 18-fold over the next five years to 10.8 exabytes per month according to Cisco’s Visual Networking Index Forecast (VNI). Cloud traffic is expected to account for 71%, or 7.6 exabytes per month, of total mobile data traffic by 2016. In 2011, cloud traffic accounted for only 45% …

U.S. to use mobile internet more than wireline by 2015, IDC says

September 12th, 2011

U.S. citizens will use the mobile networks to access the Internet more than wireline networks by 2015 according to IDC’s Worldwide New Media Market Model, 1H11 report which was released on Monday. Smartphone and tablet sales are expected to be the driving catalyst for the growth of mobile Internet use, which IDC predicts will increase …

Bell Canada to charge $10 tariff for HSPA+ access?

October 18th, 2010

We’re not sure if we should blame U.S. wireless carrier Sprint for coming up with this idea, or Bell Canada for running with it. BGR has just obtained a memo that indicates Bell customers will have to fork over a $10 per month premium for access to the company’s HSPA+ wireless network. The memo seems …

Bell launches the Novatel Wireless U760 USB Modem

June 22nd, 2009

If the thought of browsing the internet on your laptop while hurtling down the Trans-Canada Highway at speeds in excess of 90 km/h gets you all excited (while someone else is driving, of course), perhaps it’s time you head on over to your nearest Bell dealer and take a look at the newly released Novatel …

Verizon may announce Connect Plan, unlimited web for $10

November 9th, 2008

A lot of folks have always trashed Verizon as being one of the priciest carriers out there – if not the priciest. Nickel and dime seems to be their motto, until maybe now… Word is, though unconfirmed as of now, there is a new plan that Verizon will be announcing soon called “Connect”. Apparently, you …

Get Google Gears and now you can get Geolocation

August 24th, 2008

Google has launched its new Gears Geolocation API for mobile and desktop browsers. Websites using this API can provide targeted information based upon your current location. The API determines your location using GPS or cell phone triangulation for cell phones and the IP address for desktop browsers. If you are in the UK, you can …