Month: May 2020

Want to learn exactly how the coronavirus is affecting UK connectivity? Hear from the experts at this year’s Connected Britain May 28th Vodafone has teamed up with Bernardo’s to launch ‘The Great British Tech Appeal‘, asking the public to donate unwanted smartphones and tablets which would then be redistributed to those most in need during the pandemic.
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The US Department of Defense granted mobile technology researchers $2.7 million to fund the launch of a city-scale trial of 5G spectrum sharing technology, as the country looks for ways to improve allocation of its limited resources. Testing overseen by the Platforms for Advanced Wireless Research (PAWR) Project Office will focus on maximising 5G operations
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One97 Communications Ltd, which runs the online payment platform Paytm, has moved the Delhi High Court alleging that telecom service providers are not blocking fraudsters who are defrauding its customers by “phishing” activities over the various mobile networks. Paytm has claimed that millions of its customers have been defrauded by the phishing activities over the
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The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) on Friday released its latest recommendations for developing a ‘Unified Numbering Plan’ to ensure adequate numbering resources for fixed line (aka landline) and mobile services in the country. This will lead to the current phone numbers changing — existing mobile numbers will require a “0” in front of
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The Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has launched a £400,000 fund to fuel ambition for the security of internet-connected products. The ultimate hope will be to kick-start the development of an assurance market for consumer internet-connected products such as wearable devices or smart doorbells. Such assurance schemes could offer accreditation for products
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Executives from Verizon and AT&T laid out plans to press ahead with long-awaited 5G fixed wireless access (FWA) deployments later this year, noting the Covid-19 (coronavirus) pandemic could actually make such offerings more valuable to consumers. Ronan Dunne, Verizon consumer group CEO (pictured), explained during an investor conference “peoples’ attitude to bandwidth has probably changed
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U.K. carrier EE’s 5G service in now live in 80 towns and cities across the country, the company said in a release. EE, part of U.K. telco BT, initially launched 5G technology in London, Edinburgh, Belfast, Cardiff, Birmingham and Manchester in May last year. Other large cities in which the telco offers 5G coverage includes
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In April, Facebook ‘committed’ to the Indian mobile market, purchasing a $5.7 billion 9.99% stake in Reliance Jio. At the time, rumours suggest that Google’s parent company Alphabet was also eyeing a stake in the company, but it seems it was ultimately pipped to the post by its Silicon Valley rival… In April, Facebook ‘committed’
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“Telco cloud” has become a byword for telecom modernisation, though views on exactly what the cloudification of communication networks entails may vary from people to people. This Telecoms.com Intelligence monthly briefing, sponsored by Red Hat, explores the implications of telecom operators’ migration to cloud on their strategies, as well as the different options they may
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South Korea’s three mobile operators enjoyed a sharp increase in traffic growth since they simultaneously launched 5G services in April 2019, as penetration of the technology in the country nears 10 per cent. Oh Byung-ki, SVP of KT’s Investment & Management Department, said data usage on its 5G network increased by more than three-times compared
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At a 5G testbed in Salt Lake City, DoD funds will support advanced spectrum-sharing research In the wake of DARPA’s three-year Spectrum Collaboration Grand Challenge, the Department of Defense is continuing its investment in advanced spectrum-sharing technologies with a new $2.7 million project that will include live tests in a 5G New Radio network in
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5G is not just faster than 4G, it is way more complex. And this means installation and turn-up is also much more involved. All the different pieces have to work together instantaneously. Things like beam forming with new antennas with massive MIMO, new frequency ranges, millimetre-wave and of course it also depends on how the
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