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Telecoms.com periodically invites expert third parties to share their views on the industry’s most pressing issues. In this piece Omdia Analyst Inderpreet Kaur looks at current trends in the evolution of network functions. Telco cloud has come a long way from its early implementations of network functions virtualization (NFV) to today’s more robust platforms for
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A French environmental campaign group filed a complaint against Apple over commercial practices restricting the use of spare parts for repairs, it said on Wednesday. “In many of the cases documented in the complaint, malfunctions are found in cases where the device is repaired with a part, even an identical and original part, not authorised
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Wonder Woman 3 is reportedly no longer moving forward at DC Studios. As per The Hollywood Reporter, director Patty Jenkins recently submitted the screenplay for the Gal Gadot-led film, which she co-wrote with Geoff Johns (Suicide Squad). However, the newly-appointed co-leads James Gunn and Peter Safran, alongside Warner Bros. Pictures co-chairs Michael De Luca and
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LIVE FROM MWL UNWRAPPED: Singtel consumer CEO Anna Yip (pictured) predicted a leading role for the metaverse in advancing operator efforts to deliver smart manufacturing, though offered an honest assessment of the current state of play in terms of network capabilities and staff skill levels. Yip highlighted a freshly-signed pact with South Korean operator SK
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Today, Warner Bros. Discovery and Amazon announced that HBO Max is back on Prime Video Channels in the United States after it left as an Amazon offering in 2021. Prime subscribers can sign up for HBO Max for $14.99 per month via the Prime Video app or at amazon.com/channels/hbomax. The channel can be canceled at any
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Beefier antennas purportedly more than doubles range over small cell deployments, said Qualcomm Hoping to address the range and cost deployment issues that surround outdoor mmWave deployments, Qualcomm on Tuesday announced its Compact Macro 5G RAN Platform. The new tech can boost the range of mmWave deployments by up to 240% while reducing equipment costs by
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Digital Nasional Berhad (DNB), an entity set up by Malaysia’s government to run a single wholesale 5G network, went on the defensive a day after reports of political scrutiny, insisting there is no state funding or guarantees anticipated or expected other than an initial start-up investment of MYR500 million ($110.9 million). In a statement, DNB
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Telecoms.com periodically invites expert third parties to share their views on the industry’s most pressing issues. In this piece telecoms engineer Natalia Molinero Mingorance looks at the environmental implications of the video streaming revolution. Video streaming is widely used in many areas such as entertainment, social media, and online education. The consumption of video has dramatically
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Samsung OLED 2.0, the company’s next-generation OLED technology, could allow users to unlock their phones with their fingerprint while using any part of the display. The South Korean conglomerate has been at the forefront of display technology, leading the charge when it comes to OLED displays and in-display fingerprint authentication. It first adopted an ultrasonic
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Forty-four percent of service providers, technology vendors and enterprises plan to adopt Wi-Fi 6E in the next 12-18 months: Report In October, the Wireless Broadband Alliance released its Annual Industry Report for 2023 and found that 53% of service providers, technology vendors and enterprises have deployed Wi-Fi 6, and an additional 44% said they are
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Verizon targeted nationwide coverage for its ultra-wideband 5G network in Q1 2023 after hitting a goal of covering 175 million people by the year-end. The operator stated the rollout was boosted by its C-Band spectrum, noting this deployment is 13 months ahead of schedule due to early clearance by satellite providers in 30 cities. Verizon
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A new ‘national institution’ could be set up as part of plans to boost the UK’s semiconductor industry. The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) is commissioning some research looking at the feasibility of some new national initiatives which have the ultimate goal of growing the UK’s semiconductor industry, presumably in response to
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US telco Verizon has eyes on a slice of the burgeoning network-as-a-service (NaaS) market. But the operator can’t do it on its own, so it has partnered with India-based IT services giant Wipro to do some of the legwork. Their joint NaaS offering launched on Wednesday, and is designed to help enterprises migrate from the
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Ofcom has launched an investigation into whether UK broadband providers have given customers clear enough information on mid-contract price rises. About time, particularly given the financial difficulties many UK consumers are facing at present amidst the ongoing economic crisis. But before we get too carried away, the UK regulator is only probing broadband contracts signed
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