Month: December 2021

Open RAN, the movement in wireless telecommunications to disaggregate hardware and software, to open interfaces and reduce costs is taking off. With Open RAN and the “virtualization” it brings, operators are enabled to run software-based network functions on standard commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) servers. With non-proprietary, open interfaces MNOs can use one supplier’s radios with another’s servers,
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Tensions between India and China have run high in 2021, following on from border clashes in the summer of 2020 that left numerous soldiers dead. By January 2021, India had permanently banned 59 Chinese apps, including TikTok, and introduced various measures to safeguard the country’s national infrastructure from Chinese investments. But now, despite these tensions,
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TikTok is the most downloaded app worldwide with 656 million downloads in 2021, as per a new report. It is followed by other social media apps like Instagram, and Facebook (now Meta) as well as instant messaging platforms WhatsApp and Telegram. Meanwhile, when it comes to category wise distribution, Netflix is the most downloaded entertainment
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Many brands are using the messaging app Discord to forge a sense of community among their fans. If the fast-food chain Wendy’s can have a Discord with over 60,000 members, why not a viral platform like TikTok? TikTok teased on Twitter that it was making a Discord server, but then confirmed the news on its
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What are the best web series and TV shows of 2021? Well, with three quarters of the year spent at home just like we did last year (thanks, COVID), television continued to be a central fixture in our lives. All of us spent hours in front of our screens. With little human company afforded elsewhere
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Nigeria’s largest mobile network operator (MNO), MTN, is all set to launch RCS Business Messaging (RBM) Services in partnership with Google and Dotgo®, a Gupshup company and a leading cloud communications provider of RBM Solutions. RBM uses the rich and interactive features of Rich Communication Services (RCS)—the next generation SMS that allows sharing of audio,
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The RSS-affiliated Swadeshi Jagran Manch (SJM) has demanded that the government should immediately withdraw permissions given to e-commerce companies Amazon and Flipkart-Walmart to operate in India as they are “blatantly contravening rules”. In a resolution passed at its national conclave recently, the outfit also demanded a CBI probe into the operations of Amazon, Flipkart-Walmart and
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Bharti Airtel and Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) have joined hands to build a 5G-based remote working technology using robotics, according to sources. Both the companies are currently running the trials in Airtel’s 5G lab at Manesar, Haryana. “Indian companies are looking to adopt indigenously developed technology for 5G. Airtel and TCS have joined hands for
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South Korean technology company LG Electronics showcased 6G technology during the ‘2021 Korea Science and Technology Exhibition’ recently held at KINTEX in Ilsan, South Korea. During the event, LG was expected to unveil a power amplifier for 6G for the first time, a device it has jointly developed with Germany’s Fraunhofer Research Institute. This is
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When we penned the intro for this piece last year, little did we know that — in many ways — we’d still be deep in it by the time 2021’s feature rolled around. Amid another holiday season marred by a new variant, seemingly the more things change — well, you get the picture. Surprisingly, however,
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5G telecom services are set to be rolled out in selected cities in India in 2022. The cities which are set to get the 5G telecom services in 2022 include Gurugram, Bengaluru, Kolkata, Mumbai, Chandigarh, Delhi, Jamnagar, Ahmedabad, Chennai, Hyderabad, Lucknow, Pune, and Gandhinagar. Leading telecom service providers Bharti Airtel, Reliance Jio and Vodafone Idea,
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Here are the top posts from this year, from most popular to the tenth most popular, in descending order of popularity: 1. A look at 5G Applications, Application Functions & Application Servers, April 2021 2. Different Types of RAN Architectures – Distributed, Centralized & Cloud, July 2021 3. AT&T Cybersecurity Experts Provide 5G Security Overview,
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One size doesn’t fit all for enterprises who need private networks. On-premise private networking works for some enterprises, and others are likely to see similar benefits from network slicing. The opportunities are expanding for synergy between enterprise, network operators and hyperscalers. A new class of system integration and platform management solutions are coming to market
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UK operator Vodafone and software vendor Mavenir say they have successfully tested a small cell OpenRAN mast using containerised software. Vodafone says it tested voice and data over an OpenRAN mast designed to provide dedicated mobile coverage for a workplace, using ‘containerised’ software which is supposed to allow businesses to customise the mast specifically towards
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CES SPECIAL LIVE IOT EVENT & NETWORKING LUNCH 6th January 2022:    LIVE DIRECTOR’S IOT MASTERCLASS, IKOTEK LAUNCH & IOT NETWORKING LUNCH Join the Quectel North America Region Directors for a very special event and networking lunch at CES 2022. Quectel are delighted to be bringing their highly successful IoT Masterclass Technical Event Series to CES
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