After 22 years of democracy, some people in rural areas have never been connected to the internet in their lifetime.
Technology certainly drives the imagination. A friend of mine has been talking about buying up rural pubs, in Ireland, convinced that driverless cars will lead a major change in drinking habits as people socialise out-of-town again. It may happen, but then again this is a revolution that could veer off in an entirely different direction.
Dynamic spectrum management functions like the autofocus on a camera. But instead of image clarity, it maintains the quality of the data being broadcast.
Mass adoption of the Internet introduced the Third Industrial Revolution, which completely upended the ways in which we live and work. Now, experts are starting to weigh in on the Fourth Industrial Revolution - the rise of digital lifestyles and the new ways in which technology becomes embedded within societies, business and even the human body.
Smart cities have won a lot of headlines recently with various independent projects popping up. But what about the possibility of a smart Europe? As the phenomenon picks up momentum the EU is trying to accelerate smart city deployment across the region by aiding development of open standards that aim to help manage data flow in cities by 2020.
When World Refugee Day was first introduced by the United Nations in 2000, it was a rare opportunity to raise awareness of the huge challenges facing refugees fleeing from violence, food insecurity and drought - a much needed opportunity to encourage the media to shine a light on the human stories behind the statistics.
Inequality is one of the key challenges of our time. In developed and developing countries alike the poorest half of the population often controls less than 10% of the wealth. It is a universal challenge that the whole world must address.
The digital inclusion conversation isn't limited to emerging markets, says Cairns; there are 90 million people in Europe who don't have a bank account or any digital means of payment, rendering travel by train or plane virtually impossible.
Christmas decorations such as fairy lights can slow down wi-fi signals, providing concern for those who rely upon multiple
Earlier this month the European General Court upheld a ruling in Sky's favour, deeming that Sky and Skype's respective brand names sounded too similar and may lead to 'customer confusion'. This is the latest in a 10 year legal battle over Skype's right to have the word 'Sky' within their name.