Month: April 2021

Mavenir is making headlines, announcing a new OpenRAN development centre in the UK, scoring a $500 million investment from Koch Industries and even getting a new logo. The software vendor’s development centre is in Swindon, a stone’s throw, relatively speaking, from the OpenRAN Test and Integration Lab that Vodafone plans to launch at its Newbury
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Throughout last year, the concept of OpenRAN — modular, interoperable hardware and software from various vendors that can work in tandem — has been gaining momentum. In light of the geopolitical dimension surrounding 5G networks and their security, the idea of using multiple suppliers has become increasingly appealing for operators and governments alike, but the
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The European Commission on Wednesday announced tough draft rules on the use of artificial intelligence, including a ban on most surveillance, in an attempt to set global standards for a key technology dominated by China and the United States. Civil rights groups, however, warned that loopholes in the proposal, which envisage hefty fines for violations
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Dish Network will rely on Amazon Web Services as the foundation for its cloud-based 5G network, the two companies announced today. Dish and AWS have signed a strategic collaboration agreement, the latest in a string of announcements from Dish as it gears up for network deployment. Dish has also recently signed multiple agreements for infrastructure
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21 APR 2021 Mobile World Live‘s  Justin Springham is joined by Richie Peng, president of Huawei’s 5G product line; Eric Jao, vice president at Nreal, a company focused on mixed reality; and Xiaojun Jang, CEO of augmented reality player EasyAR, as the guest trio discuss the quickly changing 5G landscape, looking at three broad aspects
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Realme 8 5G was silently launched in Thailand on Wednesday, April 21. The mid-range smartphone comes with an octa-core MediaTek Dimensity 700 processor and a full-HD display with a 90Hz refresh rate as its main highlights, apart from 5G connectivity. It has a triple rear camera setup, headlined by a 48-megapixel primary “Nightscape” sensor. The
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Europe may not have been the first region in the world to launch commercial 5G services, but its mobile operators are working hard to roll out the technology. Wednesday brought 5G coverage announcements from two major players: Austria’s A1 talked up its domestic progress and expressed some excitement about rolling out the technology elsewhere; while
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Verizon added 5G in four additional US cities, bringing the total number covered by its mobile service to 71, alongside expanding availability of a compatible home internet service. The operator added parts of New Orleans, Louisiana; Fresno and Riverside in California; and San Antonio, Texas to its next-generation mobile network, and is also deploying its
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Verizon has begun deploying RAN equipment from Ericsson and Samsung to enable it to use its recently-acquired C-band spectrum. Given how much it paid for the spectrum in question, it’s probably for the best that it is not dragging its feet. It has been well documented that Verizon was the big spender in the US
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Millicom, which operates in emerging markets via the Tigo brand, has been withdrawing from the African continent for some time. The past four years have seen the operator divest of business operations in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda, Senegal, and Chad, noting that these businesses are simply not as profitable as their Latin American
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European Commission (EC) EVP Margrethe Vestager (pictured) reportedly unveiled intentions to collaborate with India on creating global standards for security and transparency in 5G rollouts. Vestager told Bloomberg the European Union (EU) planned to put the 5G deployment topic on the agenda at a summit between the bloc and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on
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While many things slowed down for businesses during the pandemic, digital transformation was not one of them. A McKinsey Global Survey of executives finds, for example, that companies accelerated the digitization of their customer and supply-chain interactions by three to four years and the share of digital or digitally enabled products by an astonishing seven
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Looking for an Airtel store nearby? Airtel is one of the leading telecom operators in India with millions of subscribers. It offers prepaid, postpaid, and broadband offerings, and competes with other telcos like Reliance Jio and Vodafone Idea. Airtel retail stores offer customer care support, release new SIM cards, and even deal with mobile number
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