Tag Archive: Standards

Jun 22 2016

2016 update on health risks associated with mobile/cellular phones

A summary of the latest findings on the possible health risks associated with prolonged mobile/cellular phone use. Last month, the results of a multi-year, peer-reviewed study conducted on rats found a link between mobile/cellular phones and cancer. The study, which was conducted by the National Toxicology Program (NTP) in the United States found … ‘low …

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Sep 23 2015

4G LTE coming soon to Flow/LIME, but what does it all mean?

A refresher on the LTE technology, and the likely user experience in Caribbean countries where it already exists, and where may soon be launched. Last week, Cable & Wireless Communications plc (CWC), the parent company for the Flow and LIME brands in the Caribbean, announced that with support from global telecoms infrastructure and services provider, …

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Jul 31 2015

Health risks and mobile/cellular phones, revisited

Four years since our last report update, we are revisiting the discussion on possible health risks associated with mobile/cellular phone use Earlier this week, news reports stated that the city of Berkeley, California (USA), had recently passed a law “requiring cell phone stores to inform customers about safety recommendations” (Source: CNN). Specifically, the stores must …

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May 23 2014

How open is the Caribbean to FOSS, Open Data and Open Standards?

Last year, UNESCO commissioned a comprehensive situation review of FOSS, Open Data and Open Standards across 17 countries in the Caribbean. The final report has been made publicly available. Today’s technology, especially ICT, has been breaking down traditionally held barriers and norms, and to varying degrees, it has been ushering in an environment of greater …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.ict-pulse.com/2014/05/open-caribbean-foss-open-data-open-standards/

Jun 26 2013

2013 update: how safe is your mobile/cellular phone?

A 2013 update on the radiation levels for popular mobile/cellular phones and smartphones in the Caribbean. As we become increasing attached to our mobile/cellular handset, it is important to remain mindful of the radiation emitted by those devices and to adopt practices that could reduce possible harmful effects of prolonged mobile/cellular phone use. In that …

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