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Around the world, operators are looking to rollout 5G services as quickly as possible, but their ambitions are often limited by the availability of suitable spectrum. In many countries, the frequencies best suited for 5G are already in use, with satellite operators often loathe to undertake the tricky process of migrating their services to other
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WISPA exec called the infrastructure plan ‘right on target’ On Wednesday, President Joe Biden introduced a monumental $2.3 trillion infrastructure and jobs package that aims to reshape the American economy. The infrastructure plan is far reaching, and includes, among many other things, $174 billion for electric vehicles, $50 billion for semiconductor manufacturing and research and $100 billion to
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Competition in the South Korean mobile market was tipped to heat up as ten MVNOs prepared to release low-cost 5G data plans following steps by the Ministry of Science and ICT to relax pricing rules, Yonhap News Agency reported. Tariffs to be unveiled this month will offer subscribers as much as 30GB of data for
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Challenger banks continue to make significant advances in attracting customers away from the big incumbents by providing more modern, user-friendly tools to manage their money. Today, one of the trailblazers in this area, Kuda Technologies, is announcing funding to continue building out its specific ambition: to provide a modern banking service for Africans and the
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The advent of 6G wireless communications is still about a decade away. Nonetheless, initial discussion around emerging technologies and potential applications for this next generation has already begun. As with any new technologies, new threats will emerge that need to be addressed, in addition to any existing threats that will be carried over from past
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Hong Kong’s Communications Authority (CA) set plans to hold a 5G auction to assign a total of 325MHz of spectrum across five bands in Q4. CA stated the sale will provide 220MHz of new spectrum in the 600MHz, 700MHz and 4.9GHz bands, along with 105MHz of re-assigned 850MHz and 2.5GHz to 2.6GHz. A single auction
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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 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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