A Chinese telecoms expert expressed confidence operators will meet a goal of deploying 1 million 5G base stations by the year-end because their largest supplier, Huawei, holds sufficient inventory to avoid immediate disruption from recent US moves to restrict its access to key components, China Daily reported. Zhang Yunyong, a member of the National Committee
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The podcasting industry was shaken up this week with the announcement that JRE is moving exclusively to Spotify and it looks like it has caught Apple’s attention. Bloomberg reports that Apple is looking to increase its investment in original podcasts, as well as buying existing ones, to augment its nascent Apple TV+ service. While its
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Google has announced a new, welcome and no doubt long asked-for feature to its Maps app: wheelchair accessibility info. Businesses and points of interest featuring accessible entrances, bathrooms and other features will now be prominently marked as such. Millions, of course, require such accommodations as ramps or automatic doors, from people with limited mobility to
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WIA CEO: ‘towers are as just important for 5G as anything else’ While moderating a panel at this year’s Connect(X) virtual conference event, WIA President and CEO Jonathan Adelstein remarked that in a world consumed with 5G, it’s important to remember that towers are just as important to 5G’s future as “anything else.” Specifically, the
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Facebook has announced its challenge to the video-conferencing segment and a reignition of its venture into the world of collaboration and productivity. Back in 2016, Workplace by Facebook was announced, an attempt to diversify the Silicon Valley giants output and create a starting point to work with enterprise organisations in way outside of advertising. Much
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China Unicom revealed a further monthly decline in mobile subscribers, losing 1.7 million in April and 9.2 million since the start of the year, but remained tight-lipped on 5G numbers. The operator closed April with a total of 309.3 million subscribers, down from a peak of 324.7 million at end-September 2019, when it fell to
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The US Attorney General has been banging on about 5G, hot on the heels of demands the country wins at 6G too. Never before has telecoms been so politicised. US President Trump is increasingly relying on his demonization of Huawei for political capital and now Attorney General Bill Barr has decided to position the ‘race
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Authorities which set aside core 5G spectrum assets for private use by vertical industries risk slowing operator deployments, reducing coverage and hampering performance of the new technology across their countries, the GSMA warned. In a paper outlining the mobile industry’s position on use of 4G and 5G spectrum for vertical industries, the association noted in
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TikTok rating is down to 1.2 stars on Google Play Store after getting hammered by the supporters of YouTuber CarryMinati and the controversy surrounding a video from the platform’s popular creator Faizal Siddiqui. Both CarryMinati fans and people miffed with the Siddiqui TikTok video accused of glorifying acid attacks on women are leaving 1-star reviews
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With the recent FCC announcement to make the 6 GHz band available for unlicensed use, it is important to understand the significance of this event. This decision carves out 1.2 GHz of contiguous spectrum (5.925 – 7.125 GHz) and represents the largest amount of unlicensed spectrum that has been made available in over 20 years.
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The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) mulled a fresh round of changes to site planning regulations to accelerate upgrades of existing tower infrastructure for 5G. In a statement, Commissioner Brendan Carr (pictured, second from right), explained the organisation aimed to remove ambiguity from existing regulations which he said had previously hindered “what should be straightforward
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Microsoft says a massive COVID-19 themed phishing campaign is underway, as a part of which attackers install the NetSupport Manager remote access tool to gain remote access. The new campaign, which was detected by the Microsoft Security Intelligence team, started on May 12. The malware payload comes through malicious Excel attachments that are being sent
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Nextivity: Uninterrupted 4G coverage in public sector buildings cannot wait As COVID-19 lingers on relentlessly, mobile telecoms and home broadband services are providing society with some semblance of normality. Everyday life involves homeworking on a level the world has never seen, socialising virtually via House Party, Zoom or similar is the new normal, videos are
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