Month: July 2020

Gaming has been one of the segments poised to profit from societal lockdown, and 20% year-on-year growth at Electronic Arts certainly qualifies. Electronic Arts, the producer of the FIFA and Madden franchises as well as countless other successes, has reported its annual figures with growth few could have imagined at the beginning of 2020. Since
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Today, London-based altnet Community Fibre has announced a major additional investment of £400 million in its fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP) network. This new funding will see a major acceleration of its London rollout plans, increasing targets to one million premises by 2023… Today, London-based altnet Community Fibre has announced a major additional investment of £400 million in
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The Priority Access License has raised nearly $832 million in bids after 13 rounds, including more than $56 million in the 13th round. The auction continues to show an unusual bidding pattern, compared to typical auctions that are dominated by large mobile network operators focused on building their spectrum holdings in the most densely-populated urban
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Taiwan operator Chunghwa Telecom outlined its 5G deployment plans, targeting full coverage by end-2021 and more than 1 million subscribers, as it revealed mixed Q2 numbers. Chairman and CEO Shieh Chi-Mau said despite Covid-19 (coronavirus) disruption persisting, the operator continued to develop its business: “While we continue to closely monitor market conditions, we believe we
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Following Rakuten and Spotify, messaging service Telegram has filed a complaint with the European Commission regarding Apple’s App Store. The antirust complaint is along the same line which we have seen elsewhere; the 30% commission is too much, while preventing iPhone users from downloading apps from alternative channels is anticompetitive. The official complaint against Apple
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Around the world, collaboration between governments and communications companies have been at the heart of national and international responses to the coronavirus pandemic. From social distancing and contact tracing apps, to telemedicine and remote schooling, joint action between the private and public sector has been key to containing the virus and ensuring the continuation of
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Security researchers identified multiple vulnerabilities on the Web and mobile platforms of online dating site OkCupid that could have allowed hackers to steal user private data of users. The data could include full profile details, private messages, sexual orientation, personal addresses, and even all submitted answers to OkCupid’s profiling questions. The team at OkCupid is
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True Move tapped Chinese equipment vendor ZTE for 5G RAN equipment, as the operator moves ahead with plans to deploy a tri-band network across Thailand. In a statement, ZTE said it will provide the operator with macro 5G base stations, and single- and multi-band indoor cell sites covering the 700MHz, 2.6GHz and 26GHz bands. True
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Yesterday, the President of the Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte, gave his State of the Nation Address and contained within it were some strict words for the nation’s telcos.   The controversial President made it very clear that he views the country’s two leading telcos – Globe Telecom and Smart Communications &–… Yesterday, the President of the
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Republican Senator Josh Hawley on Tuesday introduced legislation that would penalise large tech companies that sell or show targeted advertisements by threatening a legal immunity enjoyed by the industry – the latest onslaught on Big Tech’s business practices. The bill, titled “Behavioral Advertising Decisions Are Downgrading Services (Bad Ads) Act,” aims to crack down on
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Analysts predicted worldwide spending on 5G network infrastructure would almost double year-on-year in 2020, with half of all investments made on deployments in China. In its latest study on wireless infrastructure spend, Gartner predicted $8.1 billion would be splashed globally on 5G by communications service providers (CSPs) this year, up from $4.2 billion in 2019.
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AST & Science counts on Orbion’s new-fangled (and cheaper) plasma rocket thrusters to launch fully-fledged SpaceMobile network. The technology stars are apparently aligning to make it even more economically attractive for private investors to launch a constellation of satellites to provide end-user devices with cellular coverage. According to Forbes, US start-up AST & Science (AST)
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Nokia and US Cellular announced a commercial deal to add 5G millimeter-wave capabilities in the 24 GHz and 28 GHz spectrum bands to the carrier’s network, the European vendor said in a release. Under the terms of the agreement, US Cellular will deploy Nokia’s AirScale portfolio, with cloud RAN capabilities, to provide mmWave-based 5G enhanced
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