Month: January 2021

The return of Manoj Bajpayee’s (missing) agent in Amazon’s The Family Man is the highlight of February’s local streaming picks, alongside Parineeti Chopra in Netflix’s The Girl on the Train, and the Telugu-language anthology film Pitta Kathalu also on Netflix. Lastly, we’ve 1962: The War in the Hills, a Hotstar Specials series based on the
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China Mobile and China Broadcasting Network (CBN) finalised the terms of a wide-reaching network sharing and construction deal spanning 11 years and two phases, paving the way for the national cable TV operator to deploy 5G infrastructure. In a statement, China Mobile said the agreement across its 31 provincial subsidiaries covers 5G network co-construction and
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Driven by volatile rates, billing complexities and the challenges of working with multiple suppliers, managing the international voice business is harder than ever before. To streamline operations, while ensuring customers high quality service, operators need to work with an experienced global telecom provider. With over twenty years of experience and over 700+ connections with mobile
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NTT DoCoMo has announced its latest successful 5G test on a moving high-speed train. The Japanese operator said it had achieved a stable 5G connection, including handover between base stations and the transmission of high-definition video, on a train moving at, wait for it, 360 km per hour. For those of us more familiar with
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Amazon’s bid to stall Future Group’s $3.4 billion (roughly Rs. 24,788 crores) retail assets sale is similar to Alexander the Great’s “ruthless ambition to scorch the earth”, the Indian group’s CEO Kishore Biyani said in an internal staff memo seen by Reuters. Amazon, locked in protracted legal disputes with Future, alleges the Indian firm violated
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Airtel on Thursday announced that it had become the first telco to successfully demonstrate live 5G service over a commercial network in Hyderabad. Taking on Reliance Jio, the New Delhi-based telco stated that it operated 5G and 4G concurrently over the existing liberalised spectrum in the 1800MHz band through the Non-Standalone (NSA) network technology. Airtel
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In lieu of its Annual Meeting–set for May in Singapore due to the COVID-19 pandemic–typically held this time of year in Davos, Switzerland, the World Economic Forum this week convened business executives, government officials and other elites virtually for The Davos Agenda conference. Here we’ve compiled commentary from WEF speakers on how technology is (re)shaping
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Rakuten Mobile chairman and CEO Mickey Mikitani (pictured) revealed many customers are not heavy mobile data users, as the Japanese operator unveiled a tariff tailored to the trend. The flexible data plan follows moves by the nation’s operators to offer more affordable and easy-to-understand packages. In an online briefing today (29 January), Mikitani explained Rakuten
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Back in February 2020, reports began to circulate in the French media that Orange, the largest operator in France, and Iliad’s Free Mobile, were assessing an agreement to share and build tower infrastructure across rural areas throughout the country. At the time, however… Back in February 2020, reports began to circulate in the French media
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Personal information of a large number of people who participated in the Netherlands’ coronavirus track-and-trace programme has been leaked, the Dutch health authorities (GGD) said on Friday. The GGD confirmed a media report that data had been stolen and apologised for what it said were two separate leaks. It said in a statement it did
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Airtel added 4.3 million mobile subscribers in November 2020, according to the latest data from Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI). The telecom operator beat Jio in the new subscribers race and other operators like Vi (Vodafone Idea) and Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) lost subscribers. This is the fourth consecutive month where Airtel has
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Ekholm cautions that 2021 is an ‘investment year’ Ericsson turned in strong results for the fourth quarter of 2020, with sales up 13% year-over-year driven by 5G momentum in North East Asia, North America and Europe. Network sales were up 20% year-over-year, the company said, adding that it was seeing very little impact on its
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Industry group ETNO called for swift action to address fragmentation and a restrictive regulatory environment which it argued is hindering the continent’s progress in 5G relative to the US and Asia. Research by the association showed the region is lagging in network deployments and digital investment metrics covering 5G and AI. It said fragmentation and
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LG has been an innovative smartphone manufacturer, and we’ve seen some out-of-the-ordinary smartphones from it recently. The LG G5 was a notable attempt at a modular smartphone, while the more recent LG G8X ThinQ and LG Velvet were foldable dual-screen models. The LG Wing is yet another one that breaks conventions with a futuristic and
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AT&T-FirstNet is now offering first responders vertical location capabilities in more than 100 markets, ahead of an April 2021 FCC deadline for having the technology in place to support 911 callers on mobile devices. The z-axis location information is one of several new technology offerings for public safety that AT&T-FirstNet announced this week. The others
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Samsung y Deutsche Telekom han llevado a cabo con éxito la que califican de primera prueba de 5G autónoma (SA) en la República Checa, en el marco de la incursión del proveedor surcoreano en el mercado de redes europeo. En un comunicado, Samsung asegura que la prueba se realizó en la ciudad de Pilsen utilizando
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The Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G is the company’s most premium smartphone yet, with a strong focus on cameras. Just like the Galaxy S20 Ultra (Review), this new model boasts of 100X “space zoom” and 8K video recording, but with an improved shooting experience and even better image quality. We’ve already talked about the design and
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