Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10+ are reportedly receiving the August 2020 Android security patch. Samsung seems to be carrying out a stages roll-out for this update since only a handful of Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10+ users have reported getting the software update. Currently, the software update is rolling out
At a time where the influence of the internet giants is being challenged by the US Government, the champions of Silicon Valley have navigated turbulent times very prosperously. Looking specifically at the six companies who could be considered the heavyweights of the internet economy (Amazon, Apple, Alphabet, Facebook, Netflix and Microsoft), the financials are looking
Since the start of 2020, Huawei has been under siege, with the fallout from a Chinese–US geopolitical dispute reshaping the vendor’s position in the global ecosystem. As a result of US pressure, the company’s role in providing 5G infrastructure for various countries around the world are in jeopardy, leaving its future uncertain… Since the start
TikTok has pledged to invest over $2 billion (about Rs. 14,960 crores) worldwide in the next three years to support its creators, it revealed Wednesday, as part of the TikTok Creator Fund. That’s a massive increase from the original $200 million (about Rs. 1,496 crores) TikTok pledged earlier in July. Over half of the $2
Finnish telecom network equipment maker Nokia reported an unexpected rise in its second-quarter underlying profit on Friday despite the COVID-19 crisis, while its new Chief Executive Officer Pekka Lundmark takes over this weekend. Lagging behind its rivals China’s Huawei and Sweden’s Ericsson in 5G network sales, Nokia said its April-June underlying earnings rose to EUR
In these times of the COVID-19 pandemic, where almost all industries and infrastructures are taking a hit, the digital space has undeniably stood its ground and even became the connective tissue that is holding things together today. Speaking about the power of digital in this episode, Carrie Charles interviews digital influencer and infrastructure visionary, Marc Ganzi.
KDDI reported double-digit profit gains and stable revenue growth across all business units in fiscal Q1 2021, though device sales fell. In a statement, the operator noted there was no significant impact on its consolidated results from Covid-19 (coronavirus), but acknowledged it became apparent the pandemic was hurting handset sales. It is “carefully analysing the
Following Rakuten and Spotify, messaging service Telegram has filed a complaint with the European Commission regarding Apple’s App Store. The antirust complaint is along the same line which we have seen elsewhere; the 30% commission is too much, while preventing iPhone users from downloading apps from alternative channels is anticompetitive. The official complaint against Apple
Samsung Galaxy S10 series has reportedly started receiving its August 2020 Android security patch, a couple of days ahead of the start of August. The South Korean electronics giant has become much faster with updates for its flagship smartphones in the recent past, and this is another example of its priority on the software front.
Qualcomm has warned 2020 financials might be impacted by a customer delaying a flagship launch, suggesting Apple might be facing some issues of its own. While this is not ideal news for Qualcomm, the earnings call was filled with good news to blunt the impact of the bad. Having signed a long-term licencing deal with
Today, London-based altnet Community Fibre has announced a major additional investment of £400 million in its fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP) network. This new funding will see a major acceleration of its London rollout plans, increasing targets to one million premises by 2023… Today, London-based altnet Community Fibre has announced a major additional investment of £400 million in
The Umbrella Academy’s debut season, released last February on Netflix, was a mess. The creator Steve Blackman and Co. took an outlandish, vibrant comic — from the erstwhile My Chemical Romance frontman Gerard Way and Brazilian illustrator Gabriel Bá — and turned it into a dour, gloomy series that looked as generic as they come.
Vodafone Idea has expanded its prepaid plan portfolio adding a Rs. 819 recharge option. The new prepaid recharge plan offers 2GB high-speed daily data allocation alongside unlimited voice calls and 100 SMS messages per day for 84 days. The benefits of the Rs. 819 Vodafone prepaid recharge plan makes it identical to the Rs. 699
Editor’s Note: RCR Wireless News goes all in for “Throwback Thursdays,” tapping into our archives to resuscitate the top headlines from the past. Fire up the time machine, put on the sepia-tinted shades, set the date for #TBT and enjoy the memories! Setting sights on satellitesSatellite-based communications is all the buzz in the telecom industry
Taiwan operator Chunghwa Telecom outlined its 5G deployment plans, targeting full coverage by end-2021 and more than 1 million subscribers, as it revealed mixed Q2 numbers. Chairman and CEO Shieh Chi-Mau said despite Covid-19 (coronavirus) disruption persisting, the operator continued to develop its business: “While we continue to closely monitor market conditions, we believe we
As US lawmakers scrutinise whether Silicon Valley has too much power and influence, Facebook, Google and Apple have all prepared statements to suggest the world would be worse off without them. While some might scoff at the idea that multi-national corporations raking in billions in profit each year are working for the little man, there
Vivo phone with a model number V2024A has reportedly passed the 3C certification in China, and speculation has it could be the iQoo 3 Pro 5G. According to an image circulating on the internet, the phone has 5G and 55W fast charging support. This is also a hint that the handset may go official as
According to reports on Bloomberg, Google and Samsung are in preliminary talks to grant more search tasks to Google products on the Korean devices. Thanks to ownership of the Android operating system, Google already has a healthy amount of real estate on the Samsung devices, but a deal between the two could see Google’s digital
Around the world, collaboration between governments and communications companies have been at the heart of national and international responses to the coronavirus pandemic. From social distancing and contact tracing apps, to telemedicine and remote schooling, joint action between the private and public sector has been key to containing the virus and ensuring the continuation of
Dropbox is rolling out a way for users to electronically sign documents or ask for signatures via HelloSign, an eSignature company it acquired last year. Using Dropbox, users can set up an existing form with fields to collect signatures, names, dates and so on. The feature is free to use on the Web (for up
Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has expanded the 1500GB fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) Bharat Fiber broadband plan by reintroducing it in the Telangana circle. The plan, which offers 1500GB of high-speed data allocation at up to 200Mbps, was initially launched in the Chennai and Telangana circles in January on a promotional basis. However, it was dropped from
So long Sprint. It’s been nice knowing you over the last several decades. After the merger with T-Mobile, things are moving very quickly. In fact, faster than anyone guessed when the merger was being negotiated. T-Mobile says they plan to shut down the Sprint brand name in August. That’s just a few weeks from now.
True Move tapped Chinese equipment vendor ZTE for 5G RAN equipment, as the operator moves ahead with plans to deploy a tri-band network across Thailand. In a statement, ZTE said it will provide the operator with macro 5G base stations, and single- and multi-band indoor cell sites covering the 700MHz, 2.6GHz and 26GHz bands. True
Google Cloud and Orange are the latest telco-cloud duo to announce a partnership focused on capitalising on edge computing enthusiasm. With Orange bringing smarts on how to deliver connectivity solutions in a multi-national environment, while Google comes armed with expertise in cloud, AI and digital transformation, this is another example of the two segments collaborating
CES, the annual Consumer Electronics Show that that takes place in Los Angeles each year, is one of the biggest events in the tech industry and it’s going virtual for 2021. Gary Shapiro, President and CEO of the Consumer Technology Association (which runs CES), shared a video message on Twitter where he outlined how next year’s
Yesterday, the President of the Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte, gave his State of the Nation Address and contained within it were some strict words for the nation’s telcos. The controversial President made it very clear that he views the country’s two leading telcos – Globe Telecom and Smart Communications &–… Yesterday, the President of the
Republican Senator Josh Hawley on Tuesday introduced legislation that would penalise large tech companies that sell or show targeted advertisements by threatening a legal immunity enjoyed by the industry – the latest onslaught on Big Tech’s business practices. The bill, titled “Behavioral Advertising Decisions Are Downgrading Services (Bad Ads) Act,” aims to crack down on
Jio has been a game changer in India’s telecom industry ever since its launch in 2016. From helping bring down the call and data rates across industry to just straight up launching futuristic products, Jio has given us all. That being said, just like any other company out there, there have been some things that
Mobile telcos have difficult financial, operational, and logistical challenges balancing the various needs of mobile cellular voice, mobile broadband, and OTT video services. The secret to the mobile carrier’s success has been managing, indeed “multiplying,” capacity for its customers to use. As we move firmly into the 5G era, the deployment and management of the
Analysts predicted worldwide spending on 5G network infrastructure would almost double year-on-year in 2020, with half of all investments made on deployments in China. In its latest study on wireless infrastructure spend, Gartner predicted $8.1 billion would be splashed globally on 5G by communications service providers (CSPs) this year, up from $4.2 billion in 2019.