Archive | April, 2013

Ofcom: crowd-sourced data and mobile performance quality

16 Apr

A fair crowd gathered yesterday in London to hear Ofcom’s tentative views on improving consumer information in the mobile phone arena.

Representing the UK’s Communications Management Association I found the meeting experience, much like many a mobile call, variable.

Full story here

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The Rural Imperative – Dig for a Gigabit-enabled Future

14 Apr

As the UN considers the prospect that by 2050 over 70% of the global population will be working and living in cities, and as policy developers continue to invest in cities to stimulate their economies, the New-York-based Intelligent Community Forum announces its Rural Imperative – a focus on developing smarter rural communities to offset the strains of unbalanced and unsustainable mega-cities.

The economic and creative power of cities cannot be denied but inequalities in digital infrastructure provision are beginning to drive rural communities towards radical moves to build a more-balanced economy.

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The mobility of Marty’s mind

4 Apr

The 40th anniversary of Dr. Martin Cooper’s first mobile phone call got fair coverage around the world in yesterday’s news media.

But, as we write in our latest editorial, it was what Marty Cooper did next that really marks him out as a Global Mentor.

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Go ON UK announces support for Digital Challenge Awards 2013

4 Apr

Go ON UK logo websizeThe Next Generation Digital Challenge awards 2013 programme is being supported by Go ON UK.

Go ON UK’s aim is to is┬áto make the UK the most digitally capable nation in the world – and by sponsoring this awards programme they are turning the spotlight on the demand for new skills and expertise.

The Open Call for nominations closes on 30th April.

Full story here with details of how to nominate a contender.