Month: August 2020

According to Cradlepoint, bandwidth needs are on the rise across a number of industries Cradlepoint released its latest iteration of its annual State of Wireless WAN Report, compiled by IDG, the results of which show rising industry interest in wireless Wide Area Networks, as well as “confidence and excitement for 5G,” leading to the conclusion
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Tenet — Christopher Nolan’s epic time-bending espionage movie — has seemingly leaked onto torrent sites and other networks that enable piracy, in multiple differing versions of quality. While some copies are arguably genuine, given the attached screenshots and user comments attesting to their legitimacy, many are fraudulent and merely exist as a trap to load
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A focus on low-band 5G deployments resulted in the US ranking in last place in an Opensignal analysis of typical data rates for the technology spanning 12 countries. The company stated average download rates in the US stand at 50.9Mb/s, significantly lower than leader Saudi Arabia which registered 414.2Mb/s. Opensignal cited a focus on low-band
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Internet giant Amazon has entered the digital health market with products that, among other things, want to make you sound more positive. Amazon’s new health and wellness offering is called Halo. It consists of a screen-free fitness band and ‘a suite of AI-powered health tools’. This suite is comprised of five categories: activity, sleep, body,
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Bharti Airtel and Vodafone Idea continue their streak of losing subscribers in the month of May, with a total number of 56.11 lakh wireless subscribers lost. Reliance Jio continued its winning streak with a more than 36.577 lakh subscriber additions. BSNL also surprisingly saw wireless subscriber additions, albeit marginally at 2 lakh subscribers. TRAI’s latest
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The chairman of French operator Bouygues Telecom told media the company planned to replace the 3,000 Huawei antennas used in its network over the next eight years, a move Reuters stated was a response to state attempts to phase out the vendor’s kit. During a press conference Olivier Roussat, who is also deputy CEO of
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Earlier this month, the Swiss telecoms industry saw a major turn around, with Liberty Global announcing that it will purchase the country’s second-largest operator, Sunrise Communications, for around $7.4 billion.    Until recently, negotiations had focus had been reversed, with Sunrise mulling a $6 billion purchase of Liberty Global&’… Earlier this month, the Swiss telecoms
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Resident Evil is officially coming to TV. Netflix has ordered a scripted live-action adaptation of Capcom’s best-selling horror video game franchise that has previously given us six movies with Milla Jovovich. Constantin Film, the German studio behind the Resident Evil film series, will produce the Resident Evil Netflix series, with Supernatural co-showrunner Andrew Dabb on
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Taiwanese chip designer MediaTek said on Friday it had applied to the US government for permission to continue supplying China’s Huawei after new US curbs take effect in mid-September amid rising China-US tensions. The Trump administration in August expanded its curbs on Huawei and banned suppliers from selling chips made using US technology to the Chinese firm without a
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T-Mobile US unveiled the first 5G device in its white label smartphone range, billing it as a budget-friendly alternative to costly flagships from big-name vendors. REVVL 5G features a 6.53-inch FHD+ display; Qualcomm Snapdragon 765 chipset; 48MP main, 8MP super-wide and 5MP macro lenses on the rear; 16MP front camera; 128GB of storage; and 4500mAh
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Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has revised pay-by-date and the threshold limit of non-payment of dues for landline, broadband, and fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) connections. The state-owned operator has also revised the schedule for disconnection in case of non-payments. The changes, which are in place for all BSNL circles, are aimed to “maximise cash flow and collection
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T-Mobile US wants to buy Shenandoah Telecommunication’s wireless operations, exercising a Sprint affiliate contract option that dates back to 1999 — but price is a sticking point in the negotiations. Shentel, historically one of Sprint’s major PCS affiliates, provides network coverage for Sprint customers in parts of Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia, with
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China Broadcasting Network (CBN) was tipped to use a swell of fresh funding to kickstart a delayed 5G network rollout, Global Times reported. Alibaba was among 47 investors which committed a total of CNY101 billion ($14.7 billion) to the company in a funding round closed on 26 August. Global Times stated the e-commerce giant committed
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