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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 Alan Carlton, VP of Wireless and Internet Technologies at Interdigital, takes an early look at what we need from the next generation of wireless technology. With 5G deployments still in their early days, to many, it may
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Indosat Ooredoo is raising money to fund network improvements in a way that has become very familiar to the telecoms space in recent years: it is selling off passive infrastructure. The Indonesian operator has brokered a deal to sell some 4,200 telecommunications towers to digital infrastructure investment group Digital Colony for US$750 million. The deal
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Up-and-coming cloud messaging platform company MessageBird has announced the acquisitions of two companies that will boost its portfolio of customer engagement services. Netherlands-based MessageBird has often been tagged as a less high-profile version of Twilio, but came to prominence in its own right last year when it raised $200 million in a new funding round
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Korean tech giant LG has been struggling in the smartphone game for years and now seems likely to finally call it a day. There’s nothing official yet, but the Korea Times is confident enough in its sources to run with the story. Having said that, a formal announcement is expected to be made after an
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Research published by mobile security specialist AdaptiveMobile claims all the extra complexity created by network slicing leads to new vulnerabilities. Network slicing involves the virtual partitioning of the RAN and core to create ‘slices’ of the network that can be tailored to specific use cases. It seems that virtual network functions spanning many slices have
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The Next G Alliance has picked execs from AT&T and Ericsson to be its Chair and Vice Chair, respectively. ‘Setting the stage for the eventual commercialization of 6G, the work of the Next G Alliance will influence and encompass the full lifecycle of research and development, manufacturing, standardization and market readiness,’ says the press release,
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