Month: May 2021

Fitch Ratings forecast weak growth and high 5G investment to weigh on the profitability of mobile operators in Thailand, as the economy recovers slowly from a third wave of the Covid-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. The company expects flat service revenue for the sector in 2021, down from its previous forecast of low single-digit growth, with operators
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We looked at the 5G Enhanced URLLC (eURLLC) earlier. One of the ways to improve reliability is to have redundancy in the user plane. This can use different approaches like:  Duplicating N3 Adding a secondary gNB using Dual connectivity Introducing another UPF Two anchor UPFs In fact they are all built on top of each
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The addition of three million more homes and businesses to Openreach’s updated network build strategy will result in the company delivering full fibre technology to a total of 25 million premises. The plan is a key contribution towards achieving the UK Government&rsquo… The addition of three million more homes and businesses to Openreach’s updated network build strategy
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Intel kicked off the virtual Computex 2021 trade show with a keynote presentation that detailed its response to the ongoing global pandemic, which has led to a massive surge in demand for PCs as people need to stay connected for communication, work, education, and entertainment. In addition to corporate updates and reaffirming the company’s commitment to
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Canadian operator Bell Mobility announced the expansion of its 5G network to 23 new markets across Québec, Ontario and Manitoba. Bell 5G’s reach has expanded in Manitoba (St. Andrews and Stonewall), Ontario (Barrie, Burlington, Clarington, Guelph, Hamilton, Kingston, Kitchener, London, McNab/Braeside, Moravian, Pickering and Waterloo) and Québec (Ascot Corner, Champlain, Magog, Rivière-du-Loup, Saint-Catherine-de Hatley, Saint-Luc-de-Vincennes,
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Social media giant Facebook has announced it will be shadow-banning accounts that repeatedly share stuff it doesn’t approve of. A post by Facebook titled Taking Action Against People Who Repeatedly Share Misinformation stated, “Starting today, we will reduce the distribution of all posts in News Feed from an individual’s Facebook account if they repeatedly share
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La compañía de investigación IDC pronostica que las ventas de smartphones alcanzarán a fines de 2021 su volumen máximo de los seis últimos años, sumando 1.380 millones de unidades. El mercado se está viendo impulsado por la demanda entre los consumidores de terminales 5G, cuyo precio es cada vez más asequible. IDC estima en un
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AT&T has won contracts to help the U.S. Department of Homeland Security modernize its networks, and the agency will gain access to FirstNet services as well. AT&T snagged four task orders from DHS to modernize and transform the agency’s telecommunications infrastructure with IP-based networking services: Specifically, those deals involve the networks of DHS headquarters, Immigration
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Nokia scored another RAN deal in the Philippines, being tapped to provide 5G equipment for a launch planned on the island of Mindanao by new entrant Dito Telecommunity. The vendor explained the 5G RAN deal involves equipment from its Massive MIMO, multi-band, single RAN AirScale portfolio, along with its NetAct platform for network management and
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RevenueCat, a startup offering a series of tools for developers of subscription-based apps, has raised $40 million in Series B funding, valuing its business at $300 million, post-money. Founded by developers who understood the difficulties in scaling a subscription app first-hand, RevenueCat’s software development kit (SDK) solution gives companies the tools they need to build
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Drugs police in central England spotted the tell-tale signs of a cannabis farm: visitors at all hours, extensive wiring, ventilation ducts and unusual amounts of heat being generated. But on closer inspection, they exposed another operation reliant on massive power usage: a cryptocurrency mine that was stealing electricity from the national grid. A raid by
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Tech giant Amazon is so concerned about its warehouse workers’ mental health that it’s providing capsules in which they can sit and sort their heads out. They’re called AmaZen, presumably because they’re so calming and reassuring. ‘During shifts employees can visit AmaZen stations and watch short videos featuring easy-to-follow wellbeing activities, including guided meditations, positive
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Indonesia-based Telkomsel reportedly launched commercial 5G service in six residential locations in Jakarta and in parts of eight other cities today (27 May), making it the first in the country to offer the next-generation technology. Local news outlet Kompas stated services were live, with the launch coming three days after Telkomsel detailed its plan. The
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Ericsson and Italy-based cyber and security solutions company Leonardo are set to share their R&D capabilities across various fields, including cybersecurity and 5G, as part of a new deal signed earlier this week. In particular, the duo said they would focus on cybersecurity for critical strategic infrastructure… Ericsson and Italy-based cyber and security solutions company
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The US Senate on Thursday advanced a sweeping package of legislation intended to boost the country’s ability to compete with Chinese technology, as Congress increasingly seeks to take a tough line against Beijing. Senators voted 68-30 to end debate on the $250 billion (roughly Rs. 18,11,430 crores) US Innovation and Competition Act of 2021, or USICA, and
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Amazon is acquiring MGM Studios’ catalog of 4,000 films and 17,000 television shows for $8.45 billion Amazon is acquiring MGM Studios for $8.45 billion, marking both the tech giant’s second second-largest acquisition behind the 2017 purchase of Whole Foods for $13.7 billion and the latest development in a larger restructuring of the media and entertainment industry.
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Chinese smartphone vendor Oppo has launched a new phone that contains the first eSIM compatible with standalone 5G. We don’t know what special sauce has to go into an eSIM for it to work with SA (proper) 5G, as opposed to NSA (preliminary) 5G but, with help from French tech company Thales, Oppo reckons it’s
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