The Federal Communications Commission is moving forward with reform of Section 230 of the Communications Act, which shields social media companies from liability for the content its users post, but which conservatives say has allowed those platforms to unfairly censor them. Chairman Ajit Pai made the announcement that he will proceed with Section 230 reform
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16 OCT 2020 This week Justin reviews our big Themed Week, with a focus on how satellites, balloons (yes, really) and blimp-like ‘supertowers’ are all playing a role in Connecting the Next 4 Billion. Meanwhile Diana has highlights of Apple’s 5G iPhone launch and Yanitsa rounds up the week’s other headlines. Subscribe to our daily
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Samsung Galaxy S21, the rumoured smartphone in the South Korean tech giant’s Galaxy S series of flagship phones, has allegedly been spotted on China’s 3C Certification site. While the listing doesn’t reveal anything about the upcoming phone’s battery capacity, it offers a glimpse into Galaxy S21’s possible charging specifications – with up to 25W fast
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The premises of virtualization is to move physical network functions (PNF in hardware) into software and to design them in a way so that they can be deployed on a NFVI (Network Functions Virtualization Infrastructure, a.k.a. the cloud). MANagement and Orchestration (MANO) is a key element of the ETSI network functions virtualization (NFV) architecture. MANO
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Emmanuel Lugagne Delpon, Group CTO of Orange and former Chairman of the The Next Generation Mobile Networks (NGMN) Alliance Board, hands over the reins to the new Chairman Arash Ashouriha, SVP Group Technology Innovation… Emmanuel Lugagne Delpon, Group CTO of Orange and former Chairman of the The Next Generation Mobile Networks (NGMN) Alliance Board, hands over the
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More than 3,000 Amazon employees have signed a petition asking the technology and retail giant to provide a holiday for voting in the November 3 US election, organisers said. The petition was organised by Amazon Employees for Climate Justice, a group active on several social issues involving the company. “Removing barriers to voting is critical
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Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing hiked its revenue outlook after logging record quarterly profit, and painted a bullish picture of demand picking up over the next two years as advanced technologies are adopted more widely. The chip sector has been one of the rare industries benefiting from the coronavirus pandemic with more people investing in premium devices as
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Qualcomm notched a major win for its 5G RAN ambitions, inking a deal to supply chipsets for a range of new indoor small cells from Nokia due out in 2021. The vendor will use Qualcomm’s FSM100xx 5G RAN chipsets in a forthcoming portfolio of Smart Nodes, which it said will address in-home and enterprise coverage
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The Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions (ATIS), a trade body of 150 member companies working across areas including 5G, IoT, Smart Cities, and artificial intelligence has announced the launch of the Next G Alliance… The Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions (ATIS), a trade body of 150 member companies working across areas including 5G, IoT, Smart
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What is doomscrolling? You wake up and you reach for your phone. It’s instinctive. On unlocking it, you start to check your social media apps almost subconsciously, scrolling, scrolling, bad news, pandemics, global catastrophes. The world feels like its ending and you haven’t even had your first cup of tea. Before you know it, you’re
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The US ramped efforts to spread its 5G policies abroad, as the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and US Agency for International Development (USAID) teamed up to influence development of the technology in emerging markets. Under a memorandum of understanding, the agencies will coordinate efforts to steer developing countries away from so-called “untrusted vendors”, and encourage
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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 Akil Chomoko, Chief Marketing Officer at MDS Global, explores what we mean by ‘digital BSS’ and why we should care. The need to switch to digital methods and systems has been an accepted business and technology
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It’s customary now to expect a ‘T’ series smartphone from OnePlus at this time of year. These phones generally have better features and tweaked designs, based on customer feedback and also simply to stay relevant till the next generation arrives. That might be more important than ever with this generation – for the OnePlus 8 (Review)
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Spainish telco group Telefónica wants to squeeze as much value as possible out of its international operations. To that end, the company has integrated its wholesale, roaming and multinational business customer divisions into single new unit, called Telefónica Global Solutions (TGS). It is part of Telefónica’s five-point plan, unveiled in November 2019. Julio Beamonte, who
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Sunil Mittal’s Bharti Airtel is close to confirming partnerships that will enable them to offer fibre-to-the-home to 40 million households within the next 12… Sunil Mittal’s Bharti Airtel is close to confirming partnerships that will enable them to offer fibre-to-the-home to 40 million households within the next 12-18 months. A report from the Business Standard
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Jio added 35.54 lakh subscribers in July 2020, while Vi (Vodafone Idea) lost 37.26 lakh subscribers, according to data released by telecom regulator TRAI. Bharti Airtel, meanwhile, added 32.6 lakh subscribers, BSNL 3.88 lakh subscribers, and MTLN lost 5,457 subscribers. This makes Reliance Jio the first mobile services provider to cross the 40 crore customer
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The coronavirus pandemic has placed schools across the United States in unprecedented circumstances. Thousands of schools are offering instruction exclusively online. Thousands more are operating with hybrid models that couple distance learning with time inside school buildings, an approach that likely will continue into 2021. Unfortunately, millions of children in the U.S. do not have
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Apple finally took the wraps off its first 5G iPhones, unveiling a quartet of next generation-enabled handsets during an event which also featured a special network announcement from Verizon. CEO Tim Cook hailed the addition of 5G to its handsets as “the beginning of a new era for iPhone,” stating it will enable “entirely new
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