AbicaPedia – Jargon Buster

February 22, 2012

Nomophobia is the fear of being out of mobile phone contact.  The term, an abbreviation for “no-mobile-phone phobia”, was coined during a study by the UK Post Office who commissioned YouGov, a UK-based research organisation to look at anxieties suffered by mobile phone users.

The study found that nearly 53 percent of mobile phone users in Britain tend to be anxious when they “lose their mobile phone, run out of battery or credit, or have no network coverage”..and found that about 58 percent of men and 48 percent of women suffer from the phobia, and an additional 9 percent feel stressed when their mobile phones are off.

The study compared stress levels induced by the average case of nomophobia to be on-par with those of “wedding day jitters” and trips to the dentists. Ten percent of those questioned said they needed to be contactable at all times because of work.

Ethernet in the First Mile (EFM) is a recent technology that can deliver a high speed business-grade internet connection of up to 20Mbs. EFM uses copper pairs unlike traditional leased lines which use copper. This means for lower costs, quick installation turnaround and more  importantly – better resilience. You also achieve equi download and upload speeds.

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