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The two big telecommunication companies in the country were included among the most improved internet providers of 4G availability in the world despite the still slow internet speed compared to other countries.

UK-based Opensignal Ltd. listed Smart Communications and Globe Telecommunications in the roster of the top 30 mobile network operators in the world that improved its services in terms of 4G internet connections and video experience.

The report was based on the mobile network experience between the first six months of 2019 and the first half of 2020. It has four critical measures: video experience, download speed experience, upload speed experience and 4G availability.

The average proportion of users that used the 4G of PLDT’s wireless arm Smart grew by 17.9% and Globe’s scores for video experience increased by 32.7% and for download speed by 24.5%.

Opensignal described these scores as “comfortably above the global

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County board referral targets local ‘digital divide’

SALINAS — In the wake of the viral social media image of two young girls sitting on the ground outside a Salinas Taco Bell to access the internet for school, two Monterey County supervisors are calling for the county to lead a wide-ranging effort aimed at closing the “digital divide” for all county residents.

A referral submitted by Board of Supervisors chairman Chris Lopez and County Supervisor Luis Alejo on Tuesday seeks a collaborative effort between the county, local school districts, area cities and community partners to address the issue, including advocacy for solutions at the state and federal levels.

The digital divide refers to the difference in internet access between disparate communities and people based on the adequacy of both internet connectivity and available digital devices. It has come into starker focus during the COVID-19 pandemic including concerning distance learning and students.

Alejo noted the attention generated by

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Computer Animation and Modeling Software Market Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, and Forecasts 2020-2029: Google, Apple Inc and Autodesk

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Aug 31, 2020 (MarketResearch.biz via Comtex) —
: The Computer Animation and Modeling Software market research study delivers deep insights into the various industry segments based on end-use, types, and geography. The report provides a basic introduction of the Computer Animation and Modeling Software industry which includes its definition, applications, and manufacturing technologies. The analysis report on the Computer Animation and Modeling Software market includes both qualitative as well as quantitative details that exclusively concentrating on the different parameters such as risk factors, difficulties, technical developments, new opportunities available in the Technology industries.

The worldwide market that compares to the Computer Animation and Modeling Software market size, share, increase factor, key vendors, revenue, product demand, sales size, quantity, cost structure, and new development in the Computer Animation and Modeling Software Market. It provides a comprehensive analysis of

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Cosmose AI raises $15 million to track in-store shoppers using smartphone data

Location data analytics provider Cosmose AI today announced it raised $15 million in a funding round valuing the company at over $100 million. A spokesperson told VentureBeat the capital will be used to drive customer acquisition and product R&D.

Keeping apprised of shopping trends online is straightforward enough — whole categories of startups achieve this with modeling. But what about when that shopping takes place in-store? Despite (or perhaps because of) the pandemic, physical store brands see tracking the behaviors of mall, outlet, and department shoppers as of critical importance because of its potential to boost engagement (and sales).

To meet demand, in 2014, Miron Mironiuk founded Cosmose within a startup program hosted by venture capital firm Founders Factory. Brands like LVMH, Richemont, Walmart, L’Oreal and Samsung already use the company’s tools to track visitors’ habits and target them with online ads via WeChat, Weibo, Facebook, Google, and over 100

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Nokia ranked No. 1 again in telecom software, services

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Nokia ranked No. 1 again in telecom software, services

17 September 2020

Espoo, Finland – Nokia has been ranked again as the top telecom software and services provider by market share, according to Analysys Mason, a leading independent global research firm. The ranking, in Analysys Mason’s latest annual report just published, reflects Nokia’s strategic progress in strengthening its software business.

Analysys Mason said the global telecom software and services market in 2019 grew about 1% to $66.9 billion, with Nokia’s share coming in at approximately $4.5 billion.

Nokia Software products are engineered for its cloud-native, multi-network, multi-vendor  Common Software Foundation and optimized for all the leading public cloud platforms to give operators wide operational flexibility. 

More broadly, Nokia’s portfolio leads in such high growth areas as virtualization, digital

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