Biju Nair, CEO of used device specialist Hyla Mobile (pictured), tipped US operators to use massive promotions as a tool to get customers to buy new handsets following a dip in sales in Q1. Nair told Mobile World Live AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile US would use “aggressive and strong” offers to kick-start device sales following
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Intelsat has announced it will restructure its finances as it files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy in the US Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. Although it sounds very pessimistic, Chapter 11 Bankruptcy is not the end of the world. It is very expensive, thanks to hefty legal and administrative fees, but it allows
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As an addition to my blog post about the 5G RAN Release procedure I would like to have an in-depth view at the details of NGAP UE Context Release Complete message. Indeed, the S1AP (known from E-UTRAN) and the NGAP are very similar protocols and when reading the 3GPP specs it is obvious that many message
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China’s smartphone market rebounded in April on the back of brisk demand for 5G models, which accounted for 40 per cent of shipments, government data showed. The China Academy of Information and Communications Technology (CAICT) reported shipments increased 17.2 per cent year-on-year to 40.8 million units, with the number of 5G units shipped jumping to
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Verizon CEO Hans Vestberg (pictured) revealed the operator plans to expand a 5G mobile edge compute (MEC) initiative launched with Amazon Web Services (AWS) in 2019 to a total of ten cities this year, to make the technology more widely available to developers. During an investor conference, Vestberg explained a centre launched in Chicago in
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Neville Ray, T-Mobile US president of technology (pictured), laid out plans to deploy 2.5GHz spectrum on up to 30,000 macro sites over the next two years, as it aims to rapidly expand 5G service and transition Sprint customers to its network. During an investor conference, Ray said the 2.5GHz rollout is the first step in
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Executives from AT&T and Verizon pointed to a rumoured launch of Apple’s first 5G iPhone later this year as pivotal for the next-generation technology in the US in terms of consumer demand. While a number of 5G-enabled Android devices are already available, Verizon CEO Hans Vestberg explained the release of a compatible model by Apple
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Microsoft stepped up its 5G ambitions, striking a deal to acquire Metaswitch Networks, a provider of virtualised network software, as it pursues development of new cloud- and software-based network infrastructure. The transaction is the company’s second 5G-related deal this year, building on its acquisition of Affirmed Networks in March. Yousef Khalidi, Microsoft’s corporate VP for
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State Security Networks Group Finland (Erillisverkot) safeguards the Finnish society by offering authorities and critical operators engaged in critical infrastructure and services secure and reliable ICT services. Much like in the civilian world, communication between authorities includes transferring images and video material to an increasing degree, which results in ever-growing data transfer volumes and, subsequently,
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One of the most controversial 5G use cases is the remote surgery. In this post I want to quickly look at the history and what is possible. Before I go to that, here is a short summary video that I am embedding upfront. As far as I can recall, Ericsson was the first vendor that
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OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro have started receiving new OxygenOS updates with the April 2020 security patch. The updates for both phones bring camera improvements, network improvements, and system optimisations. The OnePlus 8 in India is reportedly getting OxygenOS 10.5.7 version through an over-the-air (OTA) update while the OnePlus 8 Pro is getting OxygenOS
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Huawei is reportedly working on an aggressively priced foldable device for launch later this year. Ross Young, CEO of Display Supply Chain Consultants, claims that Huawei is working on in-folding foldable device, similar to the Galaxy Fold, instead of its previously released outward-folding phones like the Huawei Mate X and Huawei Mate Xs. Young claims
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Last year, Macquarie acquired KCom for £627 million following a bidding war. At that time, Kcom itself was reeling from a failed attempt to expand its business beyond the North of England and build a national network… Last year, Macquarie acquired KCom for £627 million following a bidding war. At that time, Kcom itself was
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