Nokia and AT&T completed trials of voice calls in C-Band spectrum, moving the pair closer to a goal of launching 5G service in the band this year. The companies employed a device running Qualcomm’s Snapdragon X55 5G modem-RF in a pair of trials conducted at AT&T’s headquarters in Texas and the city of Detroit, Michigan.
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The Integrated Telecom Company (ITC) of Saudi Arabia has revealed a rebranding of the company to ‘Salam’ which the company describes as human… The Integrated Telecom Company (ITC) of Saudi Arabia has revealed a rebranding of the company to ‘Salam’ which the company describes as human-centric. CEO Osama Al Dosary said: “The name ‘Salam’ reflects
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Volkswagen AG’s US unit said a data breach at a vendor impacted more than 3.3 million customers and prospective buyers in North America. Nearly all those impacted were current or potential customers of Audi, one of the German automaker’s luxury brands. Volkswagen Group of America said on Friday an unauthorized third party obtained limited personal information
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AT&T has completed a call on its recently acquired C-band spectrum, a further sign of the intense competition between the US telcos as they push on with 5G rollout. The news came from Nokia, which which is supplying radio equipment for AT&T’s 5G rollout over C-band. In fact, the companies passed this particular milestone a
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It has been reported that French telecoms conglomerate Altice wants to raise a few euros by selling what’s left of the Portuguese business it acquired in 2014. The goss comes courtesy of Reuters, whose moles presumably combined their investigations with an early summer holiday. In between Pastéis de Nata washed down with chilled port, they
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The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) scheduled its next auction of 5G-suitable mid-band spectrum to commence on 5 October, offering up to 4,060 licences covering the 3.45GHz to 3.55GHz band. Dubbed Auction 110, the regulator plans to auction ten licences of 10MHz in each of the nation’s 416 Partial Economic Areas, geographic boundaries established under
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IBM expects unprecedented 5G hypergrowth to begin around mid-decade, and the decisions made by CSPs today are critical The cloud hyperscaler dominance over legacy media companies has been making headlines lately, heightening the pressure on Communications Service Providers (CSPs) to avoid the same fate. The race for CSPs to restructure their business models in a
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Zoom is getting into hardware, with the launch of a range of branded desk phones aimed at the business market. No, you don’t need to read that again; it’s not a mistake. Videoconferencing specialist Zoom, which raised its profile stratospherically during the various Covid-19 lockdowns of the past 12 months or so, is actually flogging
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An online conference on 5G is currently going on. ‘Backed by 5G: Technology for Impact’, is hosted by Start North as a part of the Aalto University Summer Course 5G Hack the Mall. It is a two-week online conference which gathers the industry experts, entrepreneurs and policymakers together to discuss, present and question how 5G will affect our
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Dos entidades de tecnología móvil en Japón y Finlandia han acordado colaborar en el desarrollo de tecnologías 6G con el objetivo de hacer contribuciones significativas a los estándares globales y desarrollos regulatorios. El Consorcio de Promoción Beyond 5G del Ministerio del Interior y Comunicaciones de Japón y el programa de investigación 6G Flagship dirigido por
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Today, BT has confirmed that Altice has acquired a 12.1% stake in the company for around £2 billion. Altice Group, owned by billionaire Patrick Drahi, currently operate France’s second largest operator SFR, as well as other operations in Portugal, Isreal, and the Dominican Republic. For their new investment in BT, the Group has created a
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UK communications regulator Ofcom has moved to beef up its digital economy expertise with the appointment of Amazon veteran Sachin Jogia as Chief Technology Officer. Jogia has spent the past nine years at Amazon, where he’s currently General Manager for Alexa Smart Home International. That means he should be clued up on the broader role
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Research by IBM’s Institute of Business Value found most operators have not yet developed a business case for 5G applications, though executives were optimistic on the prospects for edge-computing as a revenue generator. A survey of around 500 operator executives revealed 7 per cent of new services are expected to be uniquely enabled by 5G.
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The 5G economy is one of incredibly high customer expectations, increasing innovation and competition from unexpected players and new business paradigms enabled by the performance and flexibility of 5G networks. This economy creates new opportunities for service providers to reclaim their right to play in the digital economy by moving up the value chain from
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