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Cuba launches online encyclopaedia similar to Wikipedia

Cuba launches online encyclopaedia similar to Wikipedia

Government of Cuba is all set to launch its own online encyclopaedia, alike to Wikipedia, using the objective of presenting its vision of the globe and history. The new Spanish language web site will be officially launched later on Tuesday nevertheless it has already been up and running with almost 20,000 entries on ecured.cu. The web site says the goal would be to spread understanding without a profit motive.

Information will actually be permitted by using the administrators' permission however it is not clear who truly runs the internet site. Established in 2001 in Cuba's long-term ideological opponent, America, Wikipedia is really a multilingual, free-content encyclopaedia.

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ITU Certifies LTE-Advanced as True 4G Technology

ITU Certifies LTE-Advanced as True 4G Technology

The ITU recently decided that two wireless technologies will be worth the 4G title: WiMax 2 and LTE-Advanced. Regardless of the decision, however, Sprint continues to call its WiMax network “4G,” and surprisingly around that point T-Mobile chose to launch an enormous campaign calling its HSPA+ network “America’s Largest 4G Network.” Now, in a meeting in Geneva, the ITU formally accepted LTE-Advanced like a true 4G technology.

So why do the U.S. carriers insist upon calling its WiMax and LTE networks “4G” networks? Ask Sprint or T-Mobile and they’ll both tell you just how it’s really by pointing out consumer experience. WiMax and LTE deliver download, upload and latency speeds which are a lot better than 3G, hence generation x label. However, these new networks deliver real-world speeds as high as 3-9Mbps download contributing to 3-5 upload-the ITU says that true 4G technologies will deliver speeds of 1Gbps localized, or more to 100Mbps mobile. That's a far, long way away from what WiMax, HSPA+ and LTE is going to be offering in the USA inside the coming months.

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Movistar Eying Full Commercial Launch of IPTV in 1Q11

Movistar Eying Full Commercial Launch of IPTV in 1Q11

Chilean telco Movistar is actually anticipating a complete commercial launch of its IPTV service within the first quarter of the coming year, the organizations manager associated with digital TV and content, Sebastian Slelatt, recently said.A good IPTV initial task has already been underway and as Movistar proceeds using its three-year investment plan within fibre, IPTV will become much more common.

In September, Movistar began deployment of a US$2.5bn fibre optic system due to reach 700,000 homes before 2014.According to Slelatt, this year has been the very best year with regard to Movistar Chile when it comes to pay-TV sales, since the 2006 launch of the service that is provided over a DTH system."It started very strong since it was a novelty, after that levelled away and now is growing strong once again, and we think that is going to continue, the executive stated.

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Rogers to take a technical trial of LTE technology

Rogers to take a technical trial of LTE technologyRogers Communications, a quadruple-play operator, based in Canada, made an announcement about the launch of the first technical trial of Long Term Evolution (LTE) broadband wireless network in the country in alliance with Ericsson. This 4G trial has been announced to take place in the Ottawa region and has an aim of achieving data speeds of up to 150Mbps.

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Center of Innovation launched by Cisco in Mexico City

Center of Innovation launched by Cisco in Mexico CityA new Center of Innovation (CoI) has been opened by Cisco by initially investing of $2 million in Mexico City. The center has been started with an objective to integrate new technical offerings that are especially tailored for the business requirements of Cisco’s clients that are based in Mexico.

The new Center of Innovation in Mexico makes use of Cisco technology and services and integrates them with the ecosystem of partners of the company.

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