News in Brief

July 2004
IEEE Internet Computing;Jul/Aug2004, Vol. 8 Issue 4, p8
Academic Journal
The article presents an update on the telecommunications sector as of July-August 2004. Several World Wide Web Consortium working groups released First Public Working Draft documents in early June, including the RDF Data Access Working Group's RDF Data Access Use Cases and Requirements. NTT DoCoMo Inc., the Japanese mobile communications company, announced that is has achieved a maximum connection rate of 300 megabits per second, with an average rate of 130 megabits per second, using cutting-edge wireless technologies. The Internet Society has posted presentation highlights from its May 2004 INET Conference held in Barcelona, Spain. The spam ratio is continuing to rise, constituting 76 percent of the email monitored in May 2004 by MessageLabs Ltd., a New York-based email management and security firm. Although the firm reported that unsolicited bulk email in the U.S. has nearly doubled in the past 12 months, virus levels has remained steady since January.


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