Google is ushering in 2021 with a slightly different doodle this time round. The search giant has featured an animated doodle with a ticking cuckoo clock, waiting to strike midnight and end the year. The cuckoo clock has 2020 written at the bottom and is animated in a way to reflect the universal desire of
Vi (Vodafone Idea) is shutting down its 3G services in Delhi from January 15. As a result of the new change, the operator has started asking its customers in the Delhi circle to upgrade their existing SIM to 4G. The move is a part of Vi’s ongoing spectrum re-farming under which the operator is using
German operator Deutsche Telekom said its technical teams have already upgraded a total of 45,000 antennas for 5G services during 2020, the telco said in a release. Deutsche Telekom also noted that 5G can now already be used by 55 million people in Germany. “People in over 4,700 cities and towns are benefiting from this.
Motorola could be working on a flagship smartphone, as new renders of a mysterious handset from the company have now surfaced online. These renders seem to be of a flagship phone, and it could be the same flagship phone whose retail box photo was recently shared by Lenovo executive Chen Jin. In any event, the
Bitcoin on Wednesday jumped to a record $28,599.99 (roughly Rs. 21 lakhs), after the digital currency almost quadrupled in value this year amid heightened interest from bigger investors. The world’s most popular cryptocurrency was last up 2.3 percent at $28,012 (roughly Rs. 20.5 lakhs). It has surged by nearly half since breaking $20,000 (roughly Rs.
Reliance Jio has written to Punjab Chief Minister and Punjab Director General of Police (DGP) seeking their intervention into “incidents of sabotage and vandalism at Jio Network sites” in the state by unknown persons. The letter alleges that police personnel at local level are not taking action or filing FIRs against vandalism and that is
Nokia announced that it has been selected by Thai mobile operator, dtac, part of Telenor Group, as its first 5G RAN partner in a three-year deal covering the North and North Eastern regions of Thailand. With this deal, Nokia said that it will ensure that dtac’s network performance is fully 5G-ready, which will enable a
A federal judge Tuesday dismissed Apple’s copyright infringement lawsuit against cyber-security startup Corellium in a case which could have implications for researchers who find software bugs and vulnerabilities. Judge Rodney Smith said Apple failed to show a legal basis for protecting its entire iOS operating system from security researchers. Apple sued the Florida-based startup in
Amazon India has announced ‘Mega Salary Days’ which will begin on January 1 and go on till January 3, 2021. Amazon will offer deals and offers on refrigerators, microwaves, washing machines, TVs, furniture, sports products, home appliances, toys, and more. Products from brands such as Samsung, LG, Whirpool, Godrej, Sony, JBL, and more, will be
Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has reportedly revised its annual Rs. 1,999 prepaid plan to offer extended Eros Now subscription. The Rs. 1,999 prepaid plan is bundled with Lokdhun subscription as well, and the validity of that has been reduced to offer better validity for Eros Now subscription. All the other benefits in the Rs.
German operator Telefónica Deutschland expects to carry out a test of O-RAN technology with the aim of deploying the new technology on a larger scale in its network next year, the telco said in a release. In a pilot phase, Telefónica Deutschland is testing O-RAN in three mobile sites in Landsberg am Lech, Bavaria. “Our
Here are the posts, from most popular to the tenth most popular, in descending order of popularity 1. 5G Dynamic Spectrum Sharing (DSS), May 2020 2. EPS Fallback in 5G Standalone Deployments, Feb 2020 3. How MOCN RAN-Sharing Works, Jan 2020 4. Prof. Andy Sutton: Backhauling the 5G Experience, Jan 2020 5. Key Technology Aspects
Xiaomi Mi 11 has now been officially unveiled as the company’s newest flagship phone — weeks after being a part of the rumour mill. The Mi 11 is also the first smartphone to debut with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SoC that was unveiled earlier this month and is expected to power a list of premium
The Pudding’s Spotify bot will shine a spotlight on your musical tastes and give a thorough roasting. Have you ever had that moment when you are listening to some terrible music and suddenly your earphones unplug for some reason and you are left embarrassed to death as the horrible music blares out through your phone
Vi (Vodafone Idea) appears to have started offering 50GB additional high-speed data to some customers recharging with the Rs. 1,499 prepaid plan. With the additional data allocation, the Rs. 1,499 Vi prepaid recharge plan brings a total of 74GB data. The prepaid plan normally comes with 24GB high-speed data — alongside unlimited voice calls and
Spanish operators have been accelerating 5G deployment plans over the last months and all carriers already offer 5G in the country’s main urban areas as well as in medium-sized cities. In this article, we briefly describe the current state of 5G deployments by Telefonica, Orange, Vodafone and Masmovil. Telefónica Spain’s largest operator Telefónica recently announced
SMIC has been formally added to the Entity List by the US Commerce Department, hitting the Chinese chipmaker’s access to American technology and equipment. The Commerce Department announced that it had added 77 new names to the Entity List. Sixty-one of the new additions were from China, the rest from Bulgaria, France, Germany, Hong Kong,
Oppo X Tom Ford slider smartphone, a new rollable smartphone concept, has leaked in images. In the images, the phone is seen to have a pull-up display panel that rolls in and out like a scroll. This hints that the company may be working on multiple concept phones with rollable displays. Last month, the company
Wonder Woman 1984 follows the beleaguered DC cinematic universe’s best movie to date. The original Wonder Woman, released in 2017, was everything that DC needed to be. It was joyful and exhilarating, unlike the dark and brooding tone of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Its attempts at comedy were successful, unlike Suicide Squad. And
Airtel Postpaid users can switch to Prepaid quite easily, but need to visit an Airtel store to do so. The telecom operator has a strong presence in India and it offers postpaid and prepaid services to its calling and data consuming subscribers. Airtel Postpaid users get monthly bills of their expenses after the month is
Australia, India, Brazil and the U.K. have spectrum auctions planned throughout 2021 As 5G deployments accelerate globally, regulators still need to award key 5G frequencies to allow carriers to provide high-capacity services and, in some cases, provide a broader coverage in certain geographies. Here we briefly state four key 5G spectrum auction that will likely
UK-based Vodafone is prepared to pay up to €2.1 billion to end a long-running legal dispute with Kabel Deutschland Group’s (KDG’s) minority shareholders. The company disclosed on Tuesday that it has launched a €103 per share tender offer for the outstanding 23.2 percent of the cableco that it doesn’t already own. So far, shareholders representing
US telco Verizon Business has partnered with Deloitte in an effort to drive the rollout and adoption of mobile edge computing (MEC) services for enterprises. Together the companies will develop solutions targeted at specific verticals, beginning with manufacturing and retail. The thinking behind the partnership is that it brings together Verizon’s network know-how and Deloitte’s
Mi 11 is all set to launch on Monday, December 28 and Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun has now confirmed that the flagship phone’s retail box will not bundle a charger inside. Jun says that this move has been adopted to reach its environmental goals. While reducing the carbon footprint is a wise goal to have,
Wonder Woman 1984 has a bonus scene during the credits, in what marks a departure from the original Wonder Woman released in 2017. While post-credits scenes usually exist to set up a franchise’s future (or just as one final extra gag), Wonder Woman 1984 seems to take a different approach. It pays a tribute to
Telecom operator Vodafone Idea on Saturday said that it has started using 3G spectrum for 4G services in Mumbai and claimed that customers in the metro city will get higher data speed with the refarming of spectrum. Vodafone Idea has 5 megahertz of spectrum in 2100 Mhz band which was being used for 3G services.
Artificial Intelligence is one of the most exciting, amazing and powerful new technologies we have ever developed. However, there is a flaw with AI. Whether it is helpful or hurtful, right or wrong, good or bad depends on one thing. It depends on the human factor. It depends on who writes the code and what
Observers and practitioners take it on the chin to predict what the telecoms industry may look like in the coming year. A piece of witticism goes something like this: It is difficult to make predictions, especially about the future. There are slightly different ways to put across the idea, which has been variably attributed to
China’s competition watchdog is investigating the world’s largest e-commerce company Alibaba on accusations of monopoly behaviours towards merchants. In a terse statement released by Xinhua, the state news agency and one of China’s major propaganda outlets, the State Administration for Market Regulation said it has started an investigation into Alibaba Group after receiving complaints against
Infinix has been launching new phones at a rather fast pace. We have recently seen new models in the Hot and the Note series and now there is a new smartphone called the Infinix Zero 8i. The slightly amusing name aside, the Zero 8i packs in some impressive specifications on paper. You get a MediaTek