Month: September 2020

Having won online retail, Amazon is increasingly looking to dominate the bricks and mortar world too, as the launch of a palm-reading device illustrates. Amazon One is described as ‘a new innovation to make everyday activities effortless’. Leaving aside the toe-curling tautology, it does seems to have considerable potential. Palm readers are a similar concept
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Nokia have announced that BT has chosen them to provide 5G RAN equipment, making them the operator’s largest RAN supplier.   Previously, it was expected that BT’s 5G RAN infrastructure would be a mix of both Huawei and Nokia, but the start of this year saw the UK government decide to limit Huawei&’… Nokia have
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Driving interoperability, ecosystem development, and future innovation Today, we take it for granted that our wireless devices and applications just work out of the box —smartphones can connect, make calls, and receive and send data anywhere in the world; laptops can seamlessly connect to any Wi-Fi access point and Bluetooth peripheral; and the video recorded
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Verizon cleared a major hindrance to its fixed wireless access (FWA) 5G home broadband ambitions, making long-awaited hardware available which executives previously stated was needed to improve deployment economics. The operator stated the 5G Internet Gateway router offers typical data rates of 300Mb/s and a maximum of 1Gb/s, with self-installation guidance offered through an app.
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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 Emmanuel Jean, Projects Coordinator at Télécoms Sans Frontières, details the unique challenges associated with providing connectivity in emergency situations. In moments of crisis, many of us instinctively seek human connections. We reach for the phone to
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The Realme Narzo 20 Pro sports some interesting specifications; and it’s also interesting that this is the first device in the Narzo series to get a ‘Pro’ badge. The price of the Narzo 20 Pro starts at Rs. 14,999, and there are very few phones that offer such hardware and specifications in the value segment.
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Today, Three Ireland has announced the switching on of its 5G network across the nation.    Around 315 base stations have been deployed so far, giving a total coverage of around 35% of the Irish population. Around 500 more are expected to be deployed by the end of 2020, with Three having invested around €100
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In yet another illumination of the extent to which technological capability is increasingly seen as tied to national security, the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency is starting up its first-ever federal lab program, with a broad focus on the intersection of technology and intelligence that ranges from augmented and virtual reality to “future wireless and telecommunications
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German authorities were rumoured to be hatching a plan to help Deutsche Telekom enter China’s mobile market, WirtschaftsWoche reported, with speculation the move could be part of a deal related to Germany’s 5G policies. The publication did not divulge what shape Deutsche Telekom’s involvement in China’s mobile market could take, with the operator already offering
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The long-running saga of Uber vs Transport for London has been finally decided in favour of the former, meaning Londoner’s access to cheap taxis is secured. The Westminster Magistrate’s Court delivered its judgement on Uber’s appeal of TfL’s November 2019 decision not to renew its license to operate in London. TfL’s main stated reason for
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The United States has imposed restrictions on exports to China’s biggest chip maker SMIC after concluding there is an “unacceptable risk” equipment supplied to it could be used for military purposes. Suppliers of certain equipment to Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation will now have to apply for individual export licenses, according to a letter from the
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BIG 5G EVENT: Executives from Cisco, T-Mobile US and Ericsson stressed simplicity as key for widespread enterprise 5G adoption, arguing too many options and requirements could be overwhelming. During a panel session, Cisco VP of product management for mobility and automation Masum Mir said there is demand from large enterprises for sophisticated 5G-powered applications including
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3GPP Organizational Partner, ATIS (Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions), recently delivered a webinar (video & slides below) titled “5G Standards Developments in 3GPP Release 16 and Beyond”.  3GPP News details: An expert panel brings you up-to-speed on the current state of 5G standardization. The webinar delivers a broad overview of 3GPP’s work and introduces some of
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Global sales of tablets will grow this year for the first time in six years, one analyst firm predicts, with an increase in home usage meaning consumers are turning to larger-screen devices. Sales will be up 1% in full-year 2020 to 160.8 million units, according to the latest forecast from Strategy Analytics. It’s a small
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Alphabet’s Google will block election ads on its platform after the US election on November 3, a company spokeswoman said on Friday. Axios, which first reported the news, said Google mailed advertisers saying they will not be able to run ads “referencing candidates, the election, or its outcome, given that an unprecedented amount of votes
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