Month: July 2021

Google and Sparkle have announced they are collaborating to build and operate two new submarine cable systems. The first system named Blue will connect Italy… Google and Sparkle have announced they are collaborating to build and operate two new submarine cable systems. The first system named Blue will connect Italy, France, Greece and Israel and
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Alphabet’s Google has asked a judge hearing the Justice Department’s antitrust lawsuit against the search and advertising giant to compel Microsoft to turn over documents, saying it has failed to comply with a subpoena, according to a court filing unsealed late Thursday. Google served a subpoena to Microsoft more than three months ago, seeking documents
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Telecom operators in India are no longer bundling SMS benefits with their low-value prepaid recharge plans that are available under Rs. 100. As an industry-wide practice, players including Reliance Jio, Airtel, and Vi (formerly Vodafone Idea) have updated their entry-level plans to not club them with any SMS message allocation. It will be a major
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Satellite operator to invest $100m in at least 150 LEO satellites to create a multi-orbit constellation combined with a terrestrial 5G network. Inmarsat announced plans to create a ‘multi-orbit’ constellation called Orchestra, intensifying competition in an increasingly crowded market in space. The UK-based satellite operator aims to add a terrestrial 5G network and a small
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T-Mobile USA reported a strong Q2, which the company attributed to growth of its subscriber base, outgrowing its direct competitors AT&T and Verizon. T-Mobile USA reported that it added 1.3 million postpaid wireless customers, including 627,000 postpaid phone users. This addition is slightly smaller than AT&T’s 789,000 but way ahead of the 275,000 new postpaid
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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 Xanthos Angelides, EXFO Product Line Manager, explores what it will take for OpenRAN to become a mainstream technology. Today’s 5G networks are dependent on virtualized, software-defined radio access networks (RAN) that are open and intelligent to ensure
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La Secretaría de Estado de Telecomunicaciones e Infraestructuras Digitales ha activado este martes 20 el proceso digital de licitación de frecuencias en la banda de 700 MHz destinadas a la prestación de servicios 5G. En ella participan Telefónica, Vodafone y Orange, tras la renuncia de MásMóvil. En la subasta en curso se licitan un total
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Twitter is shutting its reopened offices in United States, while other big tech companies are making vaccination mandatory for on-campus employees, as the highly infectious Delta COVID-19 variant drives a resurgence in cases. Alphabet’s Google and Facebook said on Wednesday all US employees must get vaccinated to step into offices. Google is also planning to expand
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EXFO’s founder, majority shareholder and executive chairman calls Viavi’s multiple offers for the company “noise on the line” Germain Lamonde says he has fielded many offers to buy EXFO, the network test and measurement company that he founded, over the decades that it has been in business as a private and then public company. Lamonde,
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China se acerca al millón de estaciones base 5G. Según C114.net, sus operadoras han desplegado la mayor red autónoma del mundo, y China Telecom y China Unicom comparten más de 400.000 emplazamientos en todo el país. Dicho medio cita declaraciones de Tian Yulong, secretario de prensa del Ministerio de Industria e Información de la República
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The Hawaiki submarine cable, which links Australia, New Zealand, American Samoa, the Pacific Islands, Hawaii, and finally Oregon, US, was first conceived in 2012. Construction began in 2016 and, in 2018, the 15,000km cable finally went live.   “Hawaiki is the fastest and largest cross-sectional capacity link between the US and Australia and New Zealand.
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Google said on Tuesday that it was taking legal action over an expanded version of Germany’s hate-speech law that recently took effect, saying its provisions violated the right to privacy of its users. The Alphabet unit, that runs video-sharing site YouTube, filed a suit at the administrative court in Cologne to challenge a provision that
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