Pakistan’s 4G faster than India, says OpenSignal


Availability of 4G continues to expand around the world at a steady pace. According to the latest global reports of the wireless coverage mapping experts at OpenSignal based in UK, Pakistan possesses 69.08 per cent of 4G availability and 13.56 Mbps of 4G speed; and has been ranked above India in terms of its fast 4G speed.

The organisation analyzed 50 billion measurements collected in the fourth quarter to compare 4G performance in 88 countries. The fastest LTE speeds seem to have hit a plateau at around 45 Mbps. For the last several global reports, OpenSignal failed to see any sizable increase in 4G speeds among the top performing countries, and the Holy Grail of 50 Mbps remains just as elusive.

NASA to set up moon space station for live-in astronauts

By the mid-2020s, NASA is reportedly planning to place a small space station in the moon's orbit. The “gateway” facility will have NASA working with companies like Moon Express on plans to fly robotic landers carrying scientific instruments to the moon, as early as 2019.

“What happened to the commercial launch industry is about to happen to the commercial lunar industry,” said Bob Richards, CEO of Moon Express. With the recent discovery of water sources on the moon, NASA’s strategy would also make it easier to supply a space station and humans to stay on the moon in the coming years.

Android might not remain free after EU decision: Google warns

Google has been imposed a record $5 billion (4.34 billion Euros) fine by the European Union Commission for illegally abusing the dominance of its Android operating system.

Pichai warned that its Android business model could now change due to the EU ruling. “So far, the Android business model has meant that we haven’t had to charge phone makers for our technology or depend on a tightly controlled distribution model… But we are concerned that today’s decision will upset the careful balance that we have struck with Android, and that it sends a troubling signal in favour of proprietary systems over open platforms.”