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  • The digitisation of society has posed a challenge to news outlets. Seeking advertising revenues and facing competition for the attention of their readers, many news outlets entered the digital era with unrestricted access to their online content. More recently, news outlets have sought to restrict the amount of content available for free. We quantify the impact of introducing a paywall on the…
    Economic Papers on ICT on Wednesday, 22 May 2019
  • SK Telecom has revealed plans to launch a new AI voice activated digital assistant named NUGU Nemo.

    NUGU Nemo is an AI speaker with a 7-inch display that contains a range of free video and learning content for children.

    This includes Pinkfong from SmartStudy, which comes with a range of video and audio content as well as games aimed at helping kids learn Korean, English and…

    Telecom Asia News on Thursday, 18 April 2019
  • Analysys Mason forecasts that the total number of IoT connections (over both cellular and LPWA networks) could reach 5.4 billion in 2027. The number of traditional cellular IoT connections (that is, using 2G, 3G/4G and 5G networks) will grow to 1.7 billion by 2027 and the number of IoT connections using LPWA technology could reach as much as 3.6 billon (if LPWA technology meets our…

    Telecom Asia News on Thursday, 18 April 2019
  • HKBN has secured approval from the Communications Authority to complete its acquisition of WTT Holding after making new commitments to the regulator.

    HKBN and WTT revealed plans in August last year to merger through an all stock deal valuing WTT at HK$10.5 billion.

    But the Communications Authority subsequently announced that it had identified a number of competition issues that…

    Telecom Asia News on Thursday, 18 April 2019
  • The chairman of the US FCC has urged the agency to reject China Mobile's applications to provide telecom services in the US market on national security grounds, in the latest salvo in the telecom trade war between China and the US.

    Federal Communications chairman Ajit Pai has released a statement urging his fellow FCC executives to vote for an order that would deny China Mobile's…

    Telecom Asia News on Thursday, 18 April 2019