5G will reach more than one billion people by end of 2020
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5G

5G will reach more than one billion people by end of 2020

Ericsson expects 5G coverage to reach 15% of the world’s population by the end of the year
30 Nov 2020
UK's Huawei 5G ban brought forward to September 2021
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Security

UK's Huawei 5G ban brought forward to September 2021

The new rules address concerns that equipment could be stockpiled to be installed at a later date
30 Nov 2020
UK telcos could be fined £100,000 a day for breaching Huawei ban
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Security

UK telcos could be fined £100,000 a day for breaching Huawei ban

The Telecommunications Security Bill aims to diminish the threat of operators using high-risk vendors in 5G networks
24 Nov 2020
AI, 5G, and IoT will be the most important tech of 2021, IT leaders say
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artificial intelligence (AI)

AI, 5G, and IoT will be the most important tech of 2021, IT leaders say

A new IEEE survey looks at the trends and challenges of IT leaders as 2021 fast approaches
20 Nov 2020
Nokia achieves record 8Gbps speeds in 5G trial
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5G

Nokia achieves record 8Gbps speeds in 5G trial

The new record is almost twice as fast as Nokia’s previous 5G milestone
18 Nov 2020
Trump's election defeat isn't going to get Huawei back in the UK
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Security

Trump's election defeat isn't going to get Huawei back in the UK

The UK's decision to drop the Chinese firm from 5G networks was largely based on its competence
17 Nov 2020
UK's 5G rollout lags in Europe with just 30% coverage
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5G

UK's 5G rollout lags in Europe with just 30% coverage

Ericsson and Qualcomm suggest the tech has the potential to generate £14.8 billion in economic growth
17 Nov 2020
Qualcomm gets permission to sell 4G chips to Huawei
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Policy & legislation

Qualcomm gets permission to sell 4G chips to Huawei

American semiconductor companies had been banned from selling their products to the Chinese firm
16 Nov 2020
Ministers seek powers to block foreign takeovers retrospectively
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Policy & legislation

Ministers seek powers to block foreign takeovers retrospectively

New bill to stop hostile actors investing in the UK to be passed through Parliament
11 Nov 2020
Cellwize secures $32M series B funding to advance 5G tech
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5G

Cellwize secures $32M series B funding to advance 5G tech

Cellwize also plans to penetrate adjacent markets with the incoming funds
9 Nov 2020
Report expects the 5G FWA market to grow by 17,000% by 2026
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5G

Report expects the 5G FWA market to grow by 17,000% by 2026

MarketsandMarkets report predicts monster growth for 5G FWA in the next six years
5 Nov 2020
Industrial IoT connections will reach 37 billion by 2025
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Internet of Things (IoT)

Industrial IoT connections will reach 37 billion by 2025

Smart manufacturing looks set to drive growth in the market over the next five years.
3 Nov 2020
Ericsson completes Cradlepoint acquisition, bolstering 5G market share
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Acquisition

Ericsson completes Cradlepoint acquisition, bolstering 5G market share

Cradlepoint specializes in cellular connectivity, which Ericsson will leverage in the 5G wars
2 Nov 2020
BT taps Ericsson to help it strip Huawei from 5G network
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5G

BT taps Ericsson to help it strip Huawei from 5G network

The partnership will see Ericsson provide BT with RAN equipment in London, Edinburgh, Belfast, Cardiff, and other major UK cities
28 Oct 2020
iPhone 12 supports 5GHz hotspot, preparing it for 5G mmWave rollout
5G
5G

iPhone 12 supports 5GHz hotspot, preparing it for 5G mmWave rollout

5GHz upgrade will allow users to access more 5G mmWave bandwidth via their mobile hotspot
27 Oct 2020
T-Mobile introduces venture fund to finance 5G innovation
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5G

T-Mobile introduces venture fund to finance 5G innovation

T-Mobile is in a position to aid in 5G explosion with its advanced network and a new funding sources for 5G startups
22 Oct 2020
Menlo Micro lands $44 million series B funding for revolutionary Ideal Switch
Hardware

Menlo Micro lands $44 million series B funding for revolutionary Ideal Switch

Funds will help produce millions of Ideal Switch units in 2021
15 Oct 2020
5G rollout will expose UK to security risks, MPs warn
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5G

5G rollout will expose UK to security risks, MPs warn

New 5G security report also found “clear evidence of collusion” between Huawei and the Chinese Communist Party
8 Oct 2020
iPhone 12 launch event confirmed for 13 October
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Mobile Phones

iPhone 12 launch event confirmed for 13 October

Apple's "Hi, Speed" teaser suggests first 5G iPhones will debut at next week's virtual event
7 Oct 2020
Rishi Sunak: UK must protect tech secrets from hostile state actors
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Investment Management

Rishi Sunak: UK must protect tech secrets from hostile state actors

The chancellor has called for stricter foreign investment regulations in order to protect jobs
5 Oct 2020
HPE EdgeLine EL8000 review: Trains and boats and planes
Server & storage

HPE EdgeLine EL8000 review: Trains and boats and planes

This rugged server pushes powerful Xeon Scalable processing to the edge
5 Oct 2020
Huawei kit contained flaws of 'national significance', NCSC reports
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Security

Huawei kit contained flaws of 'national significance', NCSC reports

The report finds that the defects were not the result of interference from the Chinese state
2 Oct 2020
Delay to 5G rollout will cost taxpayers £2 billion, report finds
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5G

Delay to 5G rollout will cost taxpayers £2 billion, report finds

Subsidised 4G expected to maintain its status as the key connectivity solution for a substantial part of the decade
1 Oct 2020