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 To Realise Success in the Face of Rapid Technology Advances, Governments Should Act Urgently on a Broad Set of Policy Enablers 

LONDON -Thursday, February 23rd 2017 [ ME NewsWire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The GSMA today launched a new report that encourages governments to pursue policies that incentivise investment and promote development of digital economies, building an inclusive digital future for their citizens. The report, “Embracing the Digital Revolution: Policies for Building the Digital Economy,” developed in collaboration with Boston Consulting Group (BCG), calls on policymakers to encourage digital advancement and prepare for the changes that lie ahead, while highlighting the risk of inaction.

“Digital and mobile technology has delivered far-reaching social and economic benefits at both the global and national levels,” said John Giusti, Chief Regulatory Officer, GSMA. “As the digital and mobile revolution continue ... Read more »

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LPWA Helping to Track Wildlife and Provide Data on Climate Change; University of St Andrews Developing New Smart Tags to Track Seals Using NB-IoT Technology

LONDON-Wednesday, February 22nd 2017 [ ME NewsWire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The University of St Andrews Sea Mammal Research Unit (SMRU) is developing smart telemetry tags using Narrow Band-IoT (NB-IoT) technology to track and monitor the movement of harbour seals and research their population decline. NB-IoT is a Low Power, Wide Area (LPWA) technology that was standardised by the GSMA’s Mobile IoT Initiative and will play a fundamental role in the emerging ‘Internet of the Seas’ by capturing underwater data that will help to monitor climate change.

The new sensors being developed by SMRU will be harmlessly attached to the seals in order to log detailed data on the animals’ behaviour, such as location and dive depth, as well as temperature, salinity and, eventually, underwater sound. Lo ... Read more »

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OSAKA, Japan-Wednesday, February 22nd 2017 [ ME NewsWire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Panasonic Corporation (Panasonic) took part in the "One Year to Go" event as well as the test events for the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 (Korea), which began on February 9, 2018.

The "One Year to Go" event took place on February 9, 2017 (organized by the PyeongChang Organizing Committee for the 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games) at the ice hockey arena in the Olympic Park(*1) in Gangneung, Gyo-dong. Panasonic Korea exhibited "LUMIX" digital cameras sold in Korea, and also set up a commemorative photo booth and an experiential mini kurling contest to help enliven the event. 7 sponsors took part in this exciting event that welcomed 8,400 visitors.

Panasonic also took part in the test events for the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 organized by international sports federations at the ski jump venue(*2) located in PyeongC ... Read more »

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LONDON-Wednesday, February 22nd 2017 [ ME NewsWire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The GSMA today published ‘Effective Spectrum Pricing’, a research report on spectrum pricing, including the impact on consumers. The study, developed in collaboration with NERA Economic Consulting, links high spectrum prices to more expensive, lower quality mobile broadband services and also estimates that, due to the increased data prices, consumers lost out on economic benefits worth US$250 billion across selected markets. Average final prices paid in auctions were found to have risen 250 per cent1 from 2008 to 2016 with the most exorbitant price tags often influenced by policy decisions.

“The era of judging the success of auctions based on headline-generating revenue figures is over,” said Brett Tarnutzer, Head of Spectrum, GSMA. “The damage done to consumers –and the wider digital economy – by policies that artificially inflate spectrum prices has been ... Read more »

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 -- Boosts line-up with largest capacity BiCS FLASH™ chip -- 

TOKYO-Wednesday, February 22nd 2017 [ ME NewsWire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Toshiba Corporation (TOKYO:6502) has today unveiled the latest addition in its industry-leading line-up of BiCS FLASH™ three-dimensional flash memory with a stacked cell structure*1, a 64-layer device that achieves a 512-gigabit (64-gigabytes) capacity with 3-bit-per-cell (triple-level cell, TLC) technology. The new device will be used in applications that include enterprise and consumer SSD. Sample shipments of the chip started this month, and mass production is scheduled for the second half of this calendar year.

Toshiba continues to refine BiCS FLASH™, and the next milestone on its development roadmap is the industry’s largest capacity*2, a 1-terabyte product with a 16-die stacked architecture in a single package. Plans call for the start of sample shipments in April 2017.

For the new ... Read more »

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 Leading-Edge Test Equipment Companies Will Display a Suite of Novel Products for the Mobile Communications and IoT Markets

SAN JOSE, Calif,-Wednesday, February 22nd 2017 [ ME NewsWire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Leading semiconductor test equipment supplier Advantest Corporation (TSE:6857) and W2BI, Inc., an Advantest Group company whose test automation products help customers quickly launch new high-quality smart devices, will showcase their newest test and test automation products for the wireless electronics market at the Mobile World Congress (MWC), running February 27 through March 2 at the Fira Gran Via in Barcelona, Spain.

“Under the banner of long-time MWC exhibitor W2BI, we will display two of our leading-edge products designed to measure the connected world and everything in it,” said Judy Davies, vice president of global marketing communications at Advantest. “Our diverse array of technologies is united behind the common goal of hel ... Read more »

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