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AT&T has completed a call on its recently acquired C-band spectrum, a further sign of the intense competition between the US telcos as they push on with 5G rollout. The news came from Nokia, which which is supplying radio equipment for AT&T’s 5G rollout over C-band. In fact, the companies passed this particular milestone a
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It has been reported that French telecoms conglomerate Altice wants to raise a few euros by selling what’s left of the Portuguese business it acquired in 2014. The goss comes courtesy of Reuters, whose moles presumably combined their investigations with an early summer holiday. In between Pastéis de Nata washed down with chilled port, they
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Zoom is getting into hardware, with the launch of a range of branded desk phones aimed at the business market. No, you don’t need to read that again; it’s not a mistake. Videoconferencing specialist Zoom, which raised its profile stratospherically during the various Covid-19 lockdowns of the past 12 months or so, is actually flogging
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UK communications regulator Ofcom has moved to beef up its digital economy expertise with the appointment of Amazon veteran Sachin Jogia as Chief Technology Officer. Jogia has spent the past nine years at Amazon, where he’s currently General Manager for Alexa Smart Home International. That means he should be clued up on the broader role
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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 Vincent Gatineau, Chief Marketing and Sales Officer for EllaLink, and Geoff Bennett Director of Solutions & Technology for Infinera, explore the evolution of submarine cables. From Closed to Open Cable Systems There are over 400 submarine
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Progress in Portugal’s controversial 5G spectrum auction has been so slow that the regulator has been forced to change the rules to enable more bidding rounds per day. Wednesday marked the 100th day of bidding in the auction, in which the country’s established mobile operators are battling it out, albeit in a highly leisurely fashion,
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Consumers, enterprises and governments will benefit greatly as 5G networks and Multi-Access Edge Computing (or MEC, formerly known as Mobile Edge Computing) capabilities are deployed over the next decade. In this position paper, we consider the vital role location intelligence plays in a 5G MEC world – from building out the infrastructure to enabling a
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Taiwanese chip manufacturing giant TSMC revealed it remains on track to start making cutting edge chips in Arizona by 2024. The announcement came during the company’s annual update, as covered by Reuters. The new fab in Arizona is set to cost around $12 billion, which is still just a small part of TSMC’s pledge to
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Social media giant Facebook has announced it will be shadow-banning accounts that repeatedly share stuff it doesn’t approve of. A post by Facebook titled Taking Action Against People Who Repeatedly Share Misinformation stated, “Starting today, we will reduce the distribution of all posts in News Feed from an individual’s Facebook account if they repeatedly share
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Tech giant Amazon is so concerned about its warehouse workers’ mental health that it’s providing capsules in which they can sit and sort their heads out. They’re called AmaZen, presumably because they’re so calming and reassuring. ‘During shifts employees can visit AmaZen stations and watch short videos featuring easy-to-follow wellbeing activities, including guided meditations, positive
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