Month: January 2021

The Department of Telecommunications has asked for inputs from the telcos and other industry experts. These inputs are concerning the sale and use of radio frequency spectrum including the 5G band for the coming 10 years. Very recently, the Department of Telecommunications had announced March 1 as the beginning date for 4G spectrum auction. In
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The Trump administration notified Huawei suppliers, including chipmaker Intel, that it is revoking certain licenses to sell to the Chinese company and intends to reject dozens of other applications to supply the telecommunications firm, people familiar with the matter told Reuters. The action – likely the last against Huawei under Republican President Donald Trump –
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Here’s a timely reminder from your friendly neighborhood FCC: Don’t use ham or CB radios to communicate while you’re planning or committing a crime. Crimes like, say, violent insurrection. The Federal Communications Commission’s Enforcement Bureau issued the unusual warning on Sunday, 11 days after a mob of Trump supporters invaded the U.S. Capitol building to
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The Lenovo AR glasses are equipped with Qualcomm’s Snadragon XR1 platform While we might not have gathered in Los Vegas for this year’s CES, companies didn’t miss a beat when it came to announcing and showcasing their latest products and solutions. Lenovo used CES 2021 as the backdrop for revealing a number of new products,
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Swedish kit vendor Ericsson had landed a welcome IoT deal win thanks to its partnership with Arkessa to provide global connectivity for Voi e-scooters. Arkessa specialises in IoT managed services and has been chosen by e-scooter provider to connect its global, app-based fleet. Voi is one of a growing number od electronic scooter rental providers
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Germany’s big three mobile operators have inked a pair of bilateral deals that effectively mean they will all share active mobile network equipment to boost 4G coverage. Deutsche Telekom has signed a letter of intent with Telefonica that will see the pair implement active network sharing at several hundred selected antenna sites to fill grey
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Vodafone, Telefónica, Orange and Deutsche Telekom have signed one of those MoUs, committing to collaborate on the development of OpenRAN technology. You can read the full memorandum of understanding here. At a superficial level it’s the standard set of vows, aspirations and vague promises that we’ve come to associate with such things. On further inspection,
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PARTNER INTERVIEW: Xiao Ming, SVP and President of Overseas at ZTE (pictured), highlights the company’s key achievements in 2020 and talks about its R&D priorities in the build-up to 6G. Mobile World Live: What were the highlights for ZTE in 2020 and what’s your outlook for the year ahead?Xiao Ming: Last year was unique for
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Qualcomm renewed its focus on the mobile gaming market, unveiling the Snapdragon 870 platform which it stated will power flagship devices from Lenovo-owned Motorola Mobility, OnePlus, Oppo, Xiaomi and Vivo sub-brand IQOO. The chipset is a follow-on to the Snapdragon 865 Plus released in July 2020, with which it shares features including an Adreno 650
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Verizon and video game developer Unity Technologies targeted creation of next-generation entertainment and enterprise applications through a partnership combining the operator’s 5G and mobile edge compute (MEC) capabilities with the software company’s 3D content rendering expertise. In a statement, Verizon explained the combination will enable new “high-performance 3D applications without the need for expensive hardware”.
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Telstra hailed continued breakthroughs in 5G data rates after trials conducted in partnership with Ericsson and Qualcomm in late 2020 using mmWave and LTE spectrum delivered a rate of 5Gb/s. In a blog, group executive for networks and IT Nikos Katinakis explained the operator achieved the rate on its commercial network in a trial conducted
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Chinese gadget giant Xiaomi has been belatedly added to one of the US lists of companies its citizens aren’t allowed to interact with. “Today, the Department of Defense released the names of additional “Communist Chinese military companies” operating directly or indirectly in the United States,” says the DoD announcement. It goes on to talk about
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As India is kicking off its vaccination drive from Saturday, the existing caller tune featuring the coronavirus public service announcement voiced by Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan has been replaced with a new message that aims to spread awareness about the anticipated COVID-19 vaccine. Telecom operators have started rolling it out in the country and is
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CES 2021: Executives from Samsung Electronics America (SEA) and logistics company Ice Mobility urged consumers to be patient with 5G, explaining more advanced capabilities and use cases will become available as the technology evolves. Drew Blackard, VP of product management at SEA, told a panel many current services including video streaming are merely “better on
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