Month: April 2021

Huawei is losing another friend in Europe, if press reports that it has been shown the door by Italy’s TIM prove to be correct. The Italian incumbent is squeezing Huawei out of its 5G RAN contract, Reuters reported on Thursday, citing the usual unnamed sources and crediting Italian financial daily Il Sole 24 Ore as
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Vodafone Group and Qualcomm detailed plans to jointly develop reference designs for open RAN, promising a move which would boost the overall market for potential vendors. The companies will focus on 5G, stating they plan to produce a reference design combining Vodafone’s network expertise with Qualcomm’s Application-Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC) solutions. “Virtualised and open RAN
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For at least the third time since the beginning of this year, the US government is investigating a hack against federal agencies that began during the Trump administration but was only recently discovered, according to senior US officials and private sector cyber defenders. It is the latest so-called supply chain cyberattack, highlighting how sophisticated, often
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With COVID-19 restrictions lifting, more people are booking trips and hotels online, which is very good for Google’s advertising business. Google’s employees, however, are working from home and not traveling as much on the company dime – and that’s also good for its business. During the first quarter, Google parent Alphabet saved $268 million (roughly Rs.
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SpaceX has been granted permission to fly its low-earth-orbit Starlink satellites at a reduced altitude, in part to improve the performance of the company’s satellite-based broadband service. The Federal Communications Commission granted the changes to SpaceX’s satellite broadband operations over protests from companies including Viasat, Dish Network and other satellite operators, including Amazon’s Kuiper subsidiary.
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China Mobile warned gains fuelled by its 5G business could prove a double-edged sword in terms of increased expenses, as it revealed growth in key metrics for the first quarter. In an earnings statement, chairman Yang Jie said following its large-scale 5G network deployment, it expects corresponding depreciation and electricity expenses to increase at relatively
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Satellite company SpaceX has received permission to halve the altitude at which its low earth orbit satellites float. SpaceX is run by US zillionaire Elon Musk, who is an early leader in the LEO market, having already lobbed over a thousand satellites, which deliver broadband to underserved areas, into orbit already. Those exist at a
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Open-source software vendor Red Hat has launched a bunch of arcane products and initiatives so baffling they must be doing something clever. Red Hat made its name using Linux to make enterprise-grade software. As the business world, including telecoms, is increasingly inclined to stick as much as it can into the cloud, IBM-owned Red Hat
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Throughout 2020, despite the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, 5G rollouts have continued at an impressive pace around the world. Now, in 2021, 5G is maturing in both Eastern and Western markets, with industry discussions around the new technology going beyond the consumer market, with much more emphasis on its potential impact for enterprises. Indeed,
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Singtel began issuing standalone (SA) 5G-compatible SIM cards to customers as it prepares for the commercial launch of the network after deploying hundreds of sites running on 3.5GHz spectrum Anna Yip, consumer Singapore CEO, stated Singtel’s engineers are working with “key handset manufacturers to complete testing and prepare” the SA “network for commercial launch”. The
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The mechanisms of cyber attacks in 2020 were not new — phishing, ransomware for financial gain and supply chain attacks were the primary trends of concern, according to Keysight Technologies’ fourth annual security report. But the tenor of attacks changed, because hackers used the Covid-19 pandemic to set their strategies and targets. As the world
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PARTNER FEATURE: Huawei’s president of the 5G Product Line Ritchie Peng (pictured) highlighted the company’s continued commitment to 5G R&D to enable technical innovation and enhance the user experience of consumers and cater better to the specific needs of industries. He encouraged operators to deploy high-bandwidth 5G networks, making use of mid-band spectrum as the
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