Month: March 2021

Telecoms.com periodically invites expert third parties to share their views on the industry’s most pressing issues. In this piece James Gray, Managing Director, Graystone Strategy shares his thoughts on why dotmobile being awarded a full MVNO licence in Canada doesn’t mean the MVNO floodgates have opened. dotmobile has been awarded a full MVNO licence in
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T-Mobile US has replaced its premium live streaming services with YouTube TV as part of a wider tie-up with Google that will see the operator promote Google devices and services to customers… T-Mobile US has replaced its premium live streaming services with YouTube TV as part of a wider tie-up with Google that will see
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PayPal will announce later on Tuesday that it has started allowing US consumers to use their cryptocurrency holdings to pay at millions of its online merchants globally, a move that could significantly boost use of digital assets in everyday commerce. Customers who hold Bitcoin, Ether, Bitcoin cash, and Litecoin in PayPal digital wallets will now be able
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India’s government began fleshing out its approach to implementing new network equipment purchasing rules, The Economic Times (ET) reported, advancing a move thought to be designed to keep Huawei and ZTE out of the nation’s 5G deployments. A representative from one vendor told the newspaper the National Cyber Security Coordinator (NCSC) will require operators to
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The Mi Mix Fold claims to have the largest smartphone foldable display so far, as well as four speakers and a ‘liquid lens’. While it’s still hard to see what the point of foldy phones is, Xiaomi deserves credit for putting its back into this one. Of course all flagship phone launches are littered with
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PARTNER CONTENT: Rollouts of 5G networks across the world picked up pace throughout 2020, with the ecosystem maturing rapidly and the outlook for the coming years looking even brighter. IHS Markit forecasts global 5G subscribers to reach 500 million in just three years since its introduction in 2019, compared with the six years it took
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Telecoms.com periodically invites expert third parties to share their views on the industry’s most pressing issues. In this piece Rohit Maheshwari, Head of Strategy and Products at Subex, looks at how Augmented Analytics provides the ability to democratise data analytics across the entire data value chain. Gaining considerable traction, augmented analytics is one of the latest
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I have been meaning to write a post on RAN functional splits and even make a video. Recently I came across multiple of these things so I am taking a shortcut by posting them here.  The first is this basic introductory video from Parallel Wireless where they explain why you need RAN splits providing examples of
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Today marks a major first for East Africa, with Safaricom launching the region’s first commercial 5G services with a trial in some of Kenya’s largest urban centres. Both individual and enterprise customers in Nairobi, Kisumu, Kisii and Kakamega, will gain access to Safaricom’s 5G network for the first time as a result of the trial…
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Europe will be required to ramp network investment to the tune of €300 billion up to 2025 to ensure the continent taps into the full economic potential of 5G, telecoms association ETNO concluded in a new report on the technology. The study, entitled Connectivity and Beyond: How telcos can accelerate a digital future for all,
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Ahead of yet another US political grilling, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is proposing that Section 230 protections should be restricted to those sites with comment screening systems. Zuck submitted his testimony to the subcommittees on consumer protection & commerce and communications & technology in advance. A lot of it addresses the slippery topic of ‘misinformation’,
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With the coronavirus pandemic driving rapid digitalisation throughout the economy, the case for AI incorporation across numerous industries has increased steadily over the past year. Now, a new report by IDC says that spending on AI could increase to $12 billion this year, with double digit growth predicted to continue until 2024. The IDC’s Worldwide
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Social network Facebook and its messaging app have been down in Bangladesh since Friday, the US tech giant said on Saturday, as protesters oppose Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s two day visit to the country. Four people were killed on Friday after police opened fire after protesters allegedly attacked a police station in the Bangladeshi city
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IDC forecast 5G devices would account for more than half of smartphone shipments in Australia this year, with the overall market expected to recover from a decline in 2020. The research company predicts 5G models will comprise 57 per cent of total shipments, up from 27 per cent in 2020. The growth will be driven
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Telenor is bringing together its domestic and international Internet of Things (IoT) operations under a single brand, the aptly named Telenor IoT. Telenor IoT will encompass both the telco’s Nordic IoT portfolio and its global Telenor Connexion portfolio. The Norwegian operator said that as well as unifying its IoT ops under a single umbrella, it
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