Month: June 2020

Upstart US MNO Dish has further signalled its commitment to O-RAN technology by signing a multi-year deal with Altiostar, which specialises in that sort of thing. Dish is one of the few examples of a company building a 5G network more or less from scratch. Free from the burden of legacy infrastructure, Dish is free
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Tear up the rulebook, forget about what you learnt in Economics 101 and don’t bet on the market leader; the app economy is one segment which is supercharging start-ups like few others could dream of. Many of us take the app economy for granted, simply believing that apps happy because a teenager is bored in
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Realme has once again raised the bar for what consumers should expect from a mid-range premium smartphone with its new X3 and X3 SuperZoom devices. With prices starting at just Rs. 24,999 for the Realme X3 and Rs. 27,999 for the Realme X3 SuperZoom, you can expect a top-of-the-line 4G SoC, a fast 120Hz display, and
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Vodafone UK called on the government to prioritise 5G rollout as part of its Covid-19 (coronavirus) recovery plan, as it published a new report predicting the technology could add £158 billion to the economy over the next decade. The operator stated research for its Levelling up: How 5G can boost productivity across the UK report,
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When Apple confirmed it had acquired Fleetsmith, a mobile device management vendor, on Wednesday, it seemed like a straightforward purchase, but Fleetsmith customers quickly learned a key piece of functionality had stopped working  — and many weren’t happy about it. Apple systems administrators began complaining on social media on the morning of the acquisition announcement
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Alia Bhatt. Akshay Kumar. Ajay Devgn. Varun Dhawan. Abhishek Bachchan — those are the big names part of Disney+ Hotstar’s next big announcement, slated for Monday 4:30pm, the streaming service announced on its social media handles over the weekend. Disney+ Hotstar hasn’t said what it’s about but given that it’s titled “Bollywood Ki Home Delivery”
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Verizon has also completed trials of Pivotal Commware’s mmWave repeater technology Verizon announced that is has expanded its 5G Home, making the enhanced service available in parts of Houston. The enhanced service, designed to provide better, more reliable wireless internet, comes as work, school and socialization continue to largely take part at home for many
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Singtel and a joint venture between StarHub and M1 received 3.5GHz and mmWave spectrum and named their primary RAN suppliers to build two nationwide 5G networks in Singapore, with Huawei missing out on another high-profile next-generation deployment. Market leader Singtel selected Ericsson to provide its standalone (SA) 5G RAN, core and mmWave networks, while the
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Censorship advocates are celebrating the addition of US telco Verizon to their campaign against Facebook, but they’re mistaken. At the start of this week we reported on a campaign by a coalition of political activist groups designed to coerce Facebook into censoring any content it disapproves of. Initially it seemed to have only attracted the
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A Russian computer hacker who facilitated $20 million in credit card fraud and ran a sophisticated clearinghouse for international cybercriminals was sentenced Friday to nine years in prison. Prosecutors say Aleksei Burkov of St. Petersburg, Russia, filled a unique niche in the world of cybercrime, describing his Direct Connection website as “the most exclusive criminal
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Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) on Thursday launched a channel selector application which will facilitate consumers to view their TV subscription and choose the channels of their interest while removing the unwanted ones. In a statement, TRAI said that after issuing the new tariff order for broadcasting services it was noticed that consumers were
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US Secretary of State says, “The tide is turning against Huawei…” The United States government sees Huawei as a security concern both domestically and abroad. This is not a secret. As lawmakers work to replace Huawei equipment in smaller, rural U.S. networks, officials are simultaneously working to convince other states to exclude the Chinese vendor
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LG Uplus emerged as the leading operator in South Korea in 5G download rates with an average considerably faster than its two rivals, data from Opensignal revealed. The operator recorded an average of 237.2Mb/s compared with 220.4Mb/s at SK Telecom (SKT) and 214.8Mb/s for KT. Their 5G rate ranged from 3.5-times to 5.2-times faster than
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Whether it’s important, depressing or just entertaining, the telecoms industry is always one which attracts attention. Here are the stories we think are worth a second look at this week: Huawei gets the green light for £1 billion Cambridge R&D centre Cambridge City Council has officially given Huawei permission to construct a 50,000 sq. meter
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AIS pledged to support Thailand’s economic recovery from Covid-19 (coronavirus) by deploying 5G services across a number of key sectors as part of an ongoing nationwide network build. The operator cited healthcare, retail and industry options for its network, with CEO Somchai Lertsutthiwong (pictured) noting recovery from the global effects of the pandemic requires digital
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Dark — the Netflix sci-fi thriller original series from Germany — is obsessed with time travel. But for its first two seasons, even as Dark explored the many facets of time travel in confounding yet mesmerising ways, it refused to entertain the discussion of parallel worlds. That changed at the end of season 2 with
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