• December 5, 2020

Google sends a text on RCS

The mobile industry is excited about RCS, the smart replacement for the 25-year-old SMS. But the industry has been here before, warns Alan Burkitt-Gray, and there are still details to sort out, such as the business model, and whether Apple

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  • November 11, 2020

RCS: The true gamer

In the aftermath of our first RCS summit, Capacity’s Natalie Bannerman examines one of the key talking points of the mobile industry, RCS. How close are we to full-scale adoption and exactly how disruptive will this technology be? Rich Communication

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  • October 6, 2020

SpaceX ‘will charge $99 a month’ for ‘better than nothing’ 50-150Mbps

Elon Musk’s SpaceX will charge trial users of its satellite-delivered Starlink broadband system US$99 a month, according to leaked emails. Users will also have to pay $499 for installation, say the emails, which have not been confirmed. “Expect to see

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  • September 23, 2020

The Heart of the Plan

Stephane Duproz, CEO of Africa Data Centres (ADC), has a statistic that shows the challenge faced by much of Africa and its data centre and telecoms operators. “Africa represents 15% of the world’s population and half of them are under

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  • September 21, 2020

20 Security and Anti-Fraud Solutions

According to the most recent report from the GLF, 80% of carriers cite fraudulent traffic management as a “strategic” or “top priority”. This among other things has highlighted the increasing need among carriers for robust security products and agile solutions.

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  • August 7, 2020

Software-defined satellites

A new company is planning a global software-defined wholesale and enterprise network, using a combination of fibre and optical satellites. Alan Burkitt-Gray talks to the people promoting the project. Eight months after he left Telstra to go travelling, Tom Homer

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  • July 23, 2020

The emergence of Blockchain in Telecoms

Blockchain began in 2009. Fast-forward 11 years and the digital ledger is currently one of the most widely discussed and hyped technologies. Blockchain applications are young and evolving, and complementary industry-wide standards are most probably still a few years away.

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  • July 13, 2020

Mobile Transformation Beyond Covid-19

The telecoms industry has not faced sterner test than the Covid-19 crisis. When half the world has been subject to lockdown measures since the pandemic broke out, it is fair to say that telecommunications has become a lifeline for millions

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