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September 11, 2015

CBR round-up: 3 big surprises of the last week

UK cyber-attacks, huge 5G expansions and big China investments.

By CBR Staff Writer

What shocked us this week in the technology world? CBR rounds up some of the biggest numbers and scariest stats of the last five days.

1. The UK is the most cyber-attacked country in the world

According to a report from ThreatMetrix, the UK is both the most attacked country in the world by cyber-attackers and the second highest originator of cybercrime attacks; the only country where more attacks originate from is the US. Attacks on the UK mainly come from Nigeria, Germany, the US and Mexico.

2. 5G will have 240 million users by 2025 due to IoT

According to ABI Research, 4G will reach around 1.37 billion subscribers by the end of 2014. At a time when 5G has yet to even be defined, however, Juniper Research expects it to to reach almost a fifth of this number within 10 years.

3. Dell is pouring $125 billion into China

The US IT vendor is planning a splurge of $125 billion in the next five years as part of its ‘In China, for China’ 4.0 strategy. This huge sum should support over one million jobs, with a considerable expansion of its research and development.

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