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Market consolidation – like Virgin Media O2 – is proving costly for the customer
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Network & Internet

Market consolidation – like Virgin Media O2 – is proving costly for the customer

There’s only one winner when it comes to the consolidation of the broadband and mobile market, and it certainly isn’t the consumer
24 Sep 2022
New Huawei Mate 50 phone can link up with Chinese satellite system
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mobile networks

New Huawei Mate 50 phone can link up with Chinese satellite system

This makes it the first smartphone maker to bring satellite communication technology to the consumer market
6 Sep 2022
Italian single-network proposal possible, as EU assesses network burden
Italian innovation minister Vittorio Colao, wearing a suit and blue tie
Network & Internet

Italian single-network proposal possible, as EU assesses network burden

Italy's efforts to boost network innovation come after the country called upon the streaming giants to help fund critical infrastructure
5 Sep 2022
Gov to force through tough telecoms regulations to boost network security
network traffic
network security

Gov to force through tough telecoms regulations to boost network security

Regulator Ofcom will have powers to monitor, investigate and fine providers that fail to meet the new requirements
30 Aug 2022
French telco giant Altice reportedly hit by Hive ransomware attack
The Altice logo is shown on a phone, while an out of focus version of the same logo shows in white on a wall
Security

French telco giant Altice reportedly hit by Hive ransomware attack

Dark web listings indicate that the French multinational was attacked in early August, but the company has made no announcement
26 Aug 2022
What is 6G and how far are we from rollout?
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Network & Internet

What is 6G and how far are we from rollout?

Everything you need to know about 6G mobile connectivity
25 Aug 2022
Nokia and Google score breakthrough in Android 13 network slicing
A cell mast sits atop a building marked with the word NOKIA
Network & Internet

Nokia and Google score breakthrough in Android 13 network slicing

Nokia's solution will allow devices to connect to multiple network slices simultaneously, provided by existing 4G and 5G operators
25 Aug 2022
T-Mobile ‘social engineer’ store owner ran $25 million black market operation
A pink T-Mobile logo on a storefront in Aachen, Germany
cyber crime

T-Mobile ‘social engineer’ store owner ran $25 million black market operation

The five-year campaign saw the former owner defraud the company after stealing more than 50 employees' login credentials
3 Aug 2022
Three wants to merge its way to 5G dominance
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Network & Internet

Three wants to merge its way to 5G dominance

As mobile networks complain of crippling 5G costs, will fewer networks mean higher prices?
28 Jul 2022
Rogers Communication to invest C$10 billion in AI, oversight following outage
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business transformation

Rogers Communication to invest C$10 billion in AI, oversight following outage

Canadian telco giant has promised internal transformation after a network-wide blackout caused major disruption in Canada earlier this month
25 Jul 2022
UK-based OneWeb and French Eutelsat officially discussing major merger
An intricate, gold-plated Eutelsat telecommunications satellite sits in a lab
business transformation

UK-based OneWeb and French Eutelsat officially discussing major merger

Combined, the two would be the first to operate multi-orbit satellites and would continue to expand OneWeb's constellation
25 Jul 2022
Verizon expands 5G UWB coverage with new spectrum
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5G

Verizon expands 5G UWB coverage with new spectrum

The offering nearly doubles the spectrum available for 5G UWB while offering significantly higher speeds
19 Jul 2022
Nokia and Contela successfully ‌conduct‌ ‌Korea's first private 5G interoperability trial
5G masts with blue sky in the background
5G

Nokia and Contela successfully ‌conduct‌ ‌Korea's first private 5G interoperability trial

The trial was carried out at Nokia’a Private 5G Open Lab in South Korea
6 Jul 2022
Japan’s second biggest telco finally fixes network after three-day outage
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Network & Internet

Japan’s second biggest telco finally fixes network after three-day outage

KDDI’s disruption affected over 39 million users, with the government announcing it would set up an expert panel to investigate the matter
5 Jul 2022
Preparing for the 3G sunset
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Network & Internet

Preparing for the 3G sunset

Although 5G is gaining huge momentum, an alarming number of organisations are still dependent on legacy networks
18 May 2022
"Inevitable" Vodafone and Three merger won't benefit business customers
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mergers and acquisitions

"Inevitable" Vodafone and Three merger won't benefit business customers

A merger between the two companies doesn’t feel like a natural marriage, experts say, with pooled resources and expertise offset by less choice and di…
13 May 2022
EE becomes first UK mobile operator to achieve significant 5G milestone
5G tower in seaside town
5G

EE becomes first UK mobile operator to achieve significant 5G milestone

The mobile operator also announced improved 5G services in 20 popular UK holiday destinations that are expected to experience high summer footfall
10 May 2022
LTE vs 5G: What's the difference?
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Network & Internet

LTE vs 5G: What's the difference?

Assessing the latest networking technologies and their role in business
22 Apr 2022
EE reaches new aggregated 5G speed milestone
A pedestrian passes an EE store advertising 5G network capabilities in London, U.K., on Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020
5G

EE reaches new aggregated 5G speed milestone

The 2.2Gbps data speeds were achieved using Qualcomm’s Snapdragon X65 5G Modem-RF System
20 Apr 2022
Virgin Media O2 to fund employee gender transition
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Careers & training

Virgin Media O2 to fund employee gender transition

The telecom has announced its first diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I) strategy since the Virgin Media and O2 officially merged in 2021
13 Apr 2022
Nokia exits Russian market
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Mobile

Nokia exits Russian market

Nokia and Ericsson’s exit leaves Huawei as the only major foreign telecom on the Russian market
12 Apr 2022
Wi-Fi vs 5G: Is it time your business ditches broadband?
Graphic showing a block of 5G amid blocks of Wi-Fi
Network & Internet

Wi-Fi vs 5G: Is it time your business ditches broadband?

5G adoption is picking up and promises to solve networking woes for businesses on the move, but is it a Wi-Fi killer?
31 Mar 2022
What is Wi-Fi 7?
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Network & Internet

What is Wi-Fi 7?

We examine what the next generation of the wireless technology standard could bring, and when it’s expected to launch
14 Mar 2022