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Mobile networks reach 84pc of world population

Mobile-broadband networks covered 84 per cent of the world's population in 2016, yet with 47.1 per cent Internet user penetration, the number of Internet users remains well below the number of people with network access, a United Nations age

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Mobile networks reach 84pc of world population

Mobile-broadband networks covered 84 per cent of the world's population in 2016, yet with 47.1 per cent Internet user penetration, the number of Internet users remains well below the number of people with network access, a United Nations age

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Nearly half the world goes online in 2016

Mobile-broadband networks covered 84 per cent of the world's population in 2016, yet with 47.1 per cent Internet user penetration, the number of Internet users remains well below the number of people with network access, a United Nations age

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Etisalat rolls out new IP address standard

UAE-based telecom group Etisalat has rolled out of IPv6, the latest standard in internet addressing technology enabling every device to have its own IP address and connect directly to the Internet. IPv6 is the future of internet a

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Batelco wins 'fastest mobile internet in Bahrain' award

Batelco, the kingdom’s leading digital solutions provider, has been recognised by Speedtest by Ookla for its outstanding performance as Bahrain’s Fastest Mobile Internet provider. Speedtest by Ookla is the global leade

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MEA countries post connectivity growth in Q2

About half of the countries in the Middle East and Africa posted connectivity gains in the second quarter, with average Internet speeds growing anywhere from 2 per cent in Saudi Arabia to a robust 64 per cent in Egypt, a report said.

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Big tech companies defy the ‘law of large numbers’

Google parent Alphabet and e-commerce giant Amazon capped a blockbuster June quarter for the five biggest US tech companies as their dominance in key markets helped them defy the "law of large numbers". Apple, Microsoft

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Verizon emerges as front-runner in Yahoo auction

Yahoo is focusing on US telecom company Verizon Communications as the buyer of its core business after reviewing final bids that it received this week, people familiar with the matter said on Friday. A deal would boost Verizon'

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Facebook's internet drone takes flight

Facebook said on Thursday it had completed a successful test flight of a solar-powered drone that it hopes will help it extend internet connectivity to every corner of the planet. Aquila, Facebook's lightweight, high-altitude

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Pokemon GO next big marketing tool for retailers

Pokemon GO, a mobile game that has rocketed to the top of Apple Inc and Android app stores in record time, looks set to challenge young internet companies which specialize in increasing foot traffic for small businesses and may end up playing a

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