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The 5G shakeup has already started in many markets. Service providers are actively considering how they can evolve from being primarily consumer – oriented providers of voice, text and data to become much more business – and enterprise-focussed, enabling a more diverse range of B2B2x services. This paper discusses network slicing, partner ecosystems, enterprise marketplaces
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Microblogging platform Twitter has returned to more conventional forms of censorship by removing accounts found to be part of state-linked information operations. In an announcement titled Disclosing networks of state-linked information operations we’ve removed, Twitter revealed that is had permanently removed 32,242 accounts if determined to be run by foreign governments to further their dastardly
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The general public is angry with authority today and it appears Amazon is attempting to capitalise on this sentiment with a shallow PR stunt. Earlier this week, IBM made a very powerful statement. It would indefinitely halt the development and commercialisation of all facial recognition technologies. The dangers of this technology are too great, therefore
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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 David Levi, CEO of Ethernity Networks, takes a deep dive into the many claims being made about the effect of 5G technology on health. People have raised concerns about the dangers of technology for as long as
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Despite pleas from politicians, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai has refused to slowdown the 5G machine as a Declaratory Ruling slashes the red tape clogging the gears. This move from the FCC was a simple one; reduce the bureaucratic complications associated with deploying or upgrading telecoms network infrastructure. Cumbersome policies and application procedures in local Government
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The world’s biggest contract chip manufacturer thinks it wouldn’t be a problem to replace Huawei as a customer. This is according to its Chairman, who addressed the matter at its recent AGM, according to Reuters. It looks like TSMC hasn’t cut off Huawei yet, contrary to previous reports, and the company still holds out hope
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The first UK prosecution for vandalising mobile masts, following the 5G/coronavirus hysteria, has resulted in a lengthy prison sentence. A 47-year-old man named Michael Whitty pleased guilty to starting a fire inside the equipment box of a Vodafone tower in Kikby, near Liverpool, on 5 April, according to the Liverpool Echo. He had apparently left
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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 Niall Norton, CEO at Openet, reflects on the billions operators are spending to maintain outdated legacy systems. Earlier this month, BT announced its annual financial results. As part of its presentation, it updated the markets on
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Research firm Omdia has revealed South Korea is the clear global 5G leader, and unfortunately for everyone else, it doesn’t even look to be that close a race. Although Omdia stressed 5G progress is not a race between countries, it is very difficult not to measure success between the different countries and regions before deciding
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BSS vendor Matrixx scored a handy deal win with AT&T Mexico to bring its prepaid subscriber platform into the 21st century. Specifically, MATRIXX Digital Commerce is replacing a bunch of legacy plumbing in AT&T Mexico’s systems, to provide all the digital billing goodness you would expect. The new platform will support both the AT&T and
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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 Thomas Neubauer, VP of Innovation and Business Development at Teoco, urges operators to consider the potential of BVOS drones. Operators may not yet be experts in aviation, but they need to start thinking about managing and
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For the most of us, the coronavirus pandemic has forced a new way of working, but for some businesses, there could be drastic consequences as societal behaviour and attitudes are shifted. One segment which should be seriously worried is the sharing economy, a rapidly developing sub-sector of the technology industry which is currently dominated by
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The GSMA, the telco industry lobby group, has announced a new partnership with the O-RAN Alliance to accelerate the adoption of Open Radio Access Network (RAN) technologies. Although the benefits of OpenRAN technologies are still widely disputed by opposing corners of the industry, there is clear momentum gathering. With telcos desperate to make the commercial
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The Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has launched a £400,000 fund to fuel ambition for the security of internet-connected products. The ultimate hope will be to kick-start the development of an assurance market for consumer internet-connected products such as wearable devices or smart doorbells. Such assurance schemes could offer accreditation for products
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