Month: May 2020

The US Department of Defense granted mobile technology researchers $2.7 million to fund the launch of a city-scale trial of 5G spectrum sharing technology, as the country looks for ways to improve allocation of its limited resources. Testing overseen by the Platforms for Advanced Wireless Research (PAWR) Project Office will focus on maximising 5G operations
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The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) on Friday released its latest recommendations for developing a ‘Unified Numbering Plan’ to ensure adequate numbering resources for fixed line (aka landline) and mobile services in the country. This will lead to the current phone numbers changing — existing mobile numbers will require a “0” in front of
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The Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has launched a £400,000 fund to fuel ambition for the security of internet-connected products. The ultimate hope will be to kick-start the development of an assurance market for consumer internet-connected products such as wearable devices or smart doorbells. Such assurance schemes could offer accreditation for products
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Executives from Verizon and AT&T laid out plans to press ahead with long-awaited 5G fixed wireless access (FWA) deployments later this year, noting the Covid-19 (coronavirus) pandemic could actually make such offerings more valuable to consumers. Ronan Dunne, Verizon consumer group CEO (pictured), explained during an investor conference “peoples’ attitude to bandwidth has probably changed
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Can 5G radiation actually make you sick, harm your health, or even kill you? Is 5G dangerous? Is 5G safe? Some interesting reports have emerged – we’re here to deep dive 5G connections and wavelengths, and its potential effects (or lack of effects) on your body. 5G is rolling out to smartphone users across the
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U.K. carrier EE’s 5G service in now live in 80 towns and cities across the country, the company said in a release. EE, part of U.K. telco BT, initially launched 5G technology in London, Edinburgh, Belfast, Cardiff, Birmingham and Manchester in May last year. Other large cities in which the telco offers 5G coverage includes
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“Telco cloud” has become a byword for telecom modernisation, though views on exactly what the cloudification of communication networks entails may vary from people to people. This Telecoms.com Intelligence monthly briefing, sponsored by Red Hat, explores the implications of telecom operators’ migration to cloud on their strategies, as well as the different options they may
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South Korea’s three mobile operators enjoyed a sharp increase in traffic growth since they simultaneously launched 5G services in April 2019, as penetration of the technology in the country nears 10 per cent. Oh Byung-ki, SVP of KT’s Investment & Management Department, said data usage on its 5G network increased by more than three-times compared
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5G is not just faster than 4G, it is way more complex. And this means installation and turn-up is also much more involved. All the different pieces have to work together instantaneously. Things like beam forming with new antennas with massive MIMO, new frequency ranges, millimetre-wave and of course it also depends on how the
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The European Commission is proposing to direct billions of euros of financial relief into high tech and green investments to help the bloc recover from the coronavirus crisis. Technologies such as 5G, AI, cloud, cybersecurity, supercomputing and renewable energy look set to benefit from a €750BN pan-EU support package set out today — aligning with
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Hong Kong’s smallest mobile operator SmarTone kicked off 5G service, highlighting it was the first in the territory to deploy spectrum sharing technology, enabling dynamic sharing of 4G and 5G frequencies. The operator didn’t disclose the number of 5G-compatible 5G base stations deployed, but CTO Stephen Chau (pictured, second left) said it had 70 per
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