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Rifle aimed at Snapdragon

Next week, Xiaomi is expected to announce its own ARM-based mobile processor called Rifle. Rifle is the answer to Qualcomm’s Snapdragon processor line but is not expected to be a rival to the upper echelons of the Snapdragon line-up. Not for a while anyway. The initial Rifle is expected to be targeted at the mid and low end of the ...


Somehow a move to a new generation of cellular service doesn’t generate the excitement it used to. When 3G came along there was real excitement at the new capabilities it brought for data transmission. 4G briefly upped the ante in delivering better speeds before being subsumed into the operators’ strategy of using it to relieve congestion rather than improve the ...

Sckipio Comes To Huntingdon

Lucky old Huntingdon – it’s going to get 330Mbps downstream and 30 up in a BT trial. That’s over copper wires – good old DSL working on links shorter than 500m. The technology, called G.fast, uses time-division multiplexing instead of the frequency-division multiplexing used in ADSL2 and VDSL2. The idea of G.fast is that it brings faster copper broadband closer ...

Roads and Signals

Roads work well around the world. Governments mostly own the roads with users providing their own means to access them i.e. cars.

FCC Affirms Neutrality

In an age when every official announcement seems to either advance entrenched financial interest or protect entrenched financial interest, it’s a pleasure and a surprise to see officialdom come down on the side of ordinary people.

Intel Buys Home Connectivity Technology.

Four years after buying Infineon’s wireless business for $1.4 billion, Intel has bought Infineon’s former wired broadband business called Lantiq which was sold for $250 million, five years ago, by Infineon to US private equity company Golden Gate Capital.

Internet Companies Invest In Physical Internet

A report by Analysys Mason commissioned by Google shows Internet companies like Facebook and Google invest over $30 billion per annum in physical networks, facilities and equipment, and have invested nearly $100 billion between 2011 and 2013.  The lion’s share of this ($30 billion over three years) goes to Europe.g

Huge Telecoms Revenues But Small Capex

The sheer scale of telecoms service revenues never ceases to amaze.  Asian telecoms service revenue will grow by  $94 billion or 29% from $229.7 billion in 2011 to reach $323.7 billion by 2016, according to AnalysisMason.