Month: April 2021

R.I.P. Madefire, a startup that recruited high-profile artists to reinvent comics for new formats and platforms. An announcement on the Madefire website states the company entered into “an assignment of benefit for creditors” (explained as “a state-level insolvency proceeding similar to bankruptcy”) earlier this month, which was then reported this morning in The Beat. As
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Huawei is losing another friend in Europe, if press reports that it has been shown the door by Italy’s TIM prove to be correct. The Italian incumbent is squeezing Huawei out of its 5G RAN contract, Reuters reported on Thursday, citing the usual unnamed sources and crediting Italian financial daily Il Sole 24 Ore as
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Vodafone and Qualcomm have announced plans to jointly develop reference designs for Open RAN technology. The partners said that they would focus on 5G, pairing Vodafone’s experience with the emerging mobile technology with Qualcomm’s Application-Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC) solutions to create reference designs for testing… Vodafone and Qualcomm have announced plans to jointly develop reference
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Nokia CEO Pekka Lundmark (pictured) used the vendor’s Q1 earnings call yesterday (29 April) to vow it will bid in the next round of network tenders in China later this year. The CEO highlighted the competitiveness of China, a market he previously stated was an important target for Nokia. “We will participate in the upcoming
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The shortage of qualified telecom engineers is a pressing issue in the UK, especially for network builders who are striving to meet their ambitious rollout targets. Full fibre broadband provider G.Network has announced a new recruitment and training programme, ‘Reskillships&rsquo… The shortage of qualified telecom engineers is a pressing issue in the UK, especially for
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SpaceX has been granted permission to fly its low-earth-orbit Starlink satellites at a reduced altitude, in part to improve the performance of the company’s satellite-based broadband service. The Federal Communications Commission granted the changes to SpaceX’s satellite broadband operations over protests from companies including Viasat, Dish Network and other satellite operators, including Amazon’s Kuiper subsidiary.
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China Mobile warned gains fuelled by its 5G business could prove a double-edged sword in terms of increased expenses, as it revealed growth in key metrics for the first quarter. In an earnings statement, chairman Yang Jie said following its large-scale 5G network deployment, it expects corresponding depreciation and electricity expenses to increase at relatively
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Satellite company SpaceX has received permission to halve the altitude at which its low earth orbit satellites float. SpaceX is run by US zillionaire Elon Musk, who is an early leader in the LEO market, having already lobbed over a thousand satellites, which deliver broadband to underserved areas, into orbit already. Those exist at a
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Open-source software vendor Red Hat has launched a bunch of arcane products and initiatives so baffling they must be doing something clever. Red Hat made its name using Linux to make enterprise-grade software. As the business world, including telecoms, is increasingly inclined to stick as much as it can into the cloud, IBM-owned Red Hat
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Throughout 2020, despite the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, 5G rollouts have continued at an impressive pace around the world. Now, in 2021, 5G is maturing in both Eastern and Western markets, with industry discussions around the new technology going beyond the consumer market, with much more emphasis on its potential impact for enterprises. Indeed,
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PARTNER FEATURE: Huawei’s president of the 5G Product Line Ritchie Peng (pictured) highlighted the company’s continued commitment to 5G R&D to enable technical innovation and enhance the user experience of consumers and cater better to the specific needs of industries. He encouraged operators to deploy high-bandwidth 5G networks, making use of mid-band spectrum as the
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Electric carmaker Tesla marginally beat Wall Street expectations for first-quarter revenue on Monday boosted by a jump in environmental credit sales to other automakers and liquidating some Bitcoins. Tesla posted record deliveries in the first quarter despite a global chip shortage that has slammed auto sector rivals, but its profit was not driven by auto sales.
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The mechanisms of cyber attacks in 2020 were not new — phishing, ransomware for financial gain and supply chain attacks were the primary trends of concern, according to Keysight Technologies’ fourth annual security report. But the tenor of attacks changed, because hackers used the Covid-19 pandemic to set their strategies and targets. As the world
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Singtel began issuing standalone (SA) 5G-compatible SIM cards to customers as it prepares for the commercial launch of the network after deploying hundreds of sites running on 3.5GHz spectrum Anna Yip, consumer Singapore CEO, stated Singtel’s engineers are working with “key handset manufacturers to complete testing and prepare” the SA “network for commercial launch”. The
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