Month: August 2022

Verizon and American Tower Corporation have announced a long-term lease agreement designed to support the carrier’s 5G network deployment across the tower company’s U.S. communications sites. According to the pair, the deal will “provide a simplified and efficient leasing process through a contractual framework to drive mutual growth over a multi-year period.” American Tower’s President
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Final negotiations between Malaysia’s four major mobile players and Digital Nasional Berhad (DNB) on taking equity stakes in the 5G wholesale network ran into obstacles, with Reuters reporting Maxis and U-Mobile rejected an offer to be minority shareholders. Sources told the news agency the two operators saw no benefit in holding a minority interest in
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The Department of Telecom (DoT) has reportedly approached the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), seeking its views on the preparation of a framework for the regulation of internet messaging and voice calling applications. The regulation could be directed at over-the-top (OTT) service providers like Meta-owned WhatsApp, Signal, Google Meet, and other apps and services,
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Swedish kit vendor Ericsson estimates 70 million 5G subscriptions were added in Q2 2022, bringing the total figure up to almost 700 million. Ericsson’s latest Mobility Report update, which has its customary nose around the telecoms sector and throws up various statistics as to how the industry is performing, states that total number of 5G
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Cox customers in Hampton Roads, Virginia, Omaha, Nebraska and Las Vegas now have access to Cox Mobile Cox Communications is now piloting its new mobile phone service Cox Mobile in Hampton Roads, Virginia, Omaha, Nebraska and Las Vegas. The announcement comes more than a decade after the cable company shut down earlier mobile efforts, citing
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Reliance Jio earmarked an eye-watering INR2 trillion ($25.1 billion) to roll out a nationwide standalone (SA) 5G network in India by December 2023, with the initial launch planned in four cities in less than two months. Speaking at parent company Reliance Industries’ AGM, chairman Mukesh Ambani stated in less than 18 months Jio will deliver
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Vi (formerly Vodafone Idea) has exposed the data of its users—which includes records of more than 20 million postpaid customers — to hacking, claims cyber security company CyberX9. Phone numbers, addresses, call logs, SMS records, and mobile Internet usage details of around 301 million customers including all postpaid users were found to have leaked online.
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Smartwatch fitness brand Fitbit has released three new watches into the wild, none of which appear to be loaded with parent company Google’s Wear OS. There are three new smartwatches in Fitbit’s ‘fall’ line up – the Inspire 3, Versa 4 and Sense 2. All of these use the Fitbit software so as with the
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China’s ZTE booked double-digit revenue growth across its three main business units in the first half of 2022, with gains in both domestic and overseas sales. In a statement, the company highlighted that despite the challenges of the pandemic and complex external environment, it was able to secure stable supplies and improve its operational efficiency.
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Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation’s (IRCTC) food delivery service Zoop has partnered with Reliance-owned Haptik to provide online food delivery services on trains, via WhatsApp. With the latest collaboration, passengers can order food via the chatbot on the instant messaging app without downloading any additional app and get it delivered to their seats while
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They promise universal text coverage in the U.S. in late 2023, with voice to follow T-Mobile US and satellite broadband company Starlink announced this week a partnership that sees SpaceX’s Starlink using T-Mobile mid-band spectrum to deliver ubiquitous satellite-based text messaging capabilities for T-Mobile customers. The heads of both companies announced the deal late Thursday
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“Growth in 5G adoption” drove $600M in annual wireless revenue – CEO Semiconductor maker Marvell Technology posted results for its second fiscal quarter on Thursday, with revenues of $1.52 billion for the June quarter, offering adjusted earnings of 57 cents per share. Those numbers were in line with analyst expectations as well as Marvell’s previous
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Airtel recently received the 5G spectrum allocation letter from Department of Telecom India. Now, Singapore Telecommunications (Singtel) will be selling its 3.3 percent direct stake in Indian telecom giant, according to a report. Singtel will raise about SGD 2.25 billion (roughly Rs. 12,900 crore) from the sale, and will reportedly use it to finance its
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