Month: August 2020

There seems to be something very interesting going on in the world of influencers. As a wireless analyst for the last 35 years, I have met quite a few very interesting people over that time. Senior executives, investors, Board of Directors, researchers, reporters, the media and yes, influencers. Over the last several decades, I have
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A focus on low-band 5G deployments resulted in the US ranking in last place in an Opensignal analysis of typical data rates for the technology spanning 12 countries. The company stated average download rates in the US stand at 50.9Mb/s, significantly lower than leader Saudi Arabia which registered 414.2Mb/s. Opensignal cited a focus on low-band
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Samsung starts shipping industry’s first third-gen 10nm-class (1z) EUV-based 16Gb LPDDR5 DRAM. Following DRAM, new Pyeongtaek Line 2 to produce next-gen V-NAND and foundry solutions. Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., the world leader in advanced memory technology, today announced that its second production line in Pyeongtaek, Korea, has commenced mass production of the industry’s first 16-gigabit
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French telco magnate Xavier Niel is mulling legal action to block UPC Switzerland’s acquisition of Sunrise. His Swiss unit, Salt Mobile, alleged this week that the proposed merger violates an exclusive agreement with Sunrise to jointly deploy fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) to 1.5 million premises. In a statement, Salt said it has brought in law firm Quinn
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Bharti Airtel and Vodafone Idea continue their streak of losing subscribers in the month of May, with a total number of 56.11 lakh wireless subscribers lost. Reliance Jio continued its winning streak with a more than 36.577 lakh subscriber additions. BSNL also surprisingly saw wireless subscriber additions, albeit marginally at 2 lakh subscribers. TRAI’s latest
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The chairman of French operator Bouygues Telecom told media the company planned to replace the 3,000 Huawei antennas used in its network over the next eight years, a move Reuters stated was a response to state attempts to phase out the vendor’s kit. During a press conference Olivier Roussat, who is also deputy CEO of
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Britain is banning the Chinese telecom giant from its high-speed 5G mobile network and is blaming security concerns for the decision. This puts pressure on Canada, which has yet to make a decision on Huawei.   »»» Subscribe to CBC News to watch more videos: http://bit.ly/1RreYWS Connect with CBC News Online: For breaking news, video, audio and
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Taiwanese chip designer MediaTek said on Friday it had applied to the US government for permission to continue supplying China’s Huawei after new US curbs take effect in mid-September amid rising China-US tensions. The Trump administration in August expanded its curbs on Huawei and banned suppliers from selling chips made using US technology to the Chinese firm without a
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The 5G Future Forum delivered on a promise to release its first set of specifications this month, unveiling a pair of documents outlining technical requirements for interoperable multi-access edge computing (MEC) deployments. An MEC Computing Services Integration specification provides a framework for integrating cloud infrastructure into telecom networks and sites. And an Exposure and Experience
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Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has revised pay-by-date and the threshold limit of non-payment of dues for landline, broadband, and fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) connections. The state-owned operator has also revised the schedule for disconnection in case of non-payments. The changes, which are in place for all BSNL circles, are aimed to “maximise cash flow and collection
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T-Mobile US wants to buy Shenandoah Telecommunication’s wireless operations, exercising a Sprint affiliate contract option that dates back to 1999 — but price is a sticking point in the negotiations. Shentel, historically one of Sprint’s major PCS affiliates, provides network coverage for Sprint customers in parts of Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia, with
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China Broadcasting Network (CBN) was tipped to use a swell of fresh funding to kickstart a delayed 5G network rollout, Global Times reported. Alibaba was among 47 investors which committed a total of CNY101 billion ($14.7 billion) to the company in a funding round closed on 26 August. Global Times stated the e-commerce giant committed
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Internet giant Amazon has entered the digital health market with products that, among other things, want to make you sound more positive. Amazon’s new health and wellness offering is called Halo. It consists of a screen-free fitness band and ‘a suite of AI-powered health tools’. This suite is comprised of five categories: activity, sleep, body,
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