21 Dec 2021

Boeing and Airbus warn US over 5G safety concerns

Executives at Boeing and Airbus have asked the US government to delay the rollout of 5G phone services as they claim the technology could have a very negative impact on the aviation industry. There are concerns the C-Band spectrum 5G wireless could interfere with aircraft electronics. US companies AT&T and

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18 Oct 2021

Wirepas awaits ‘non-cellular’ 5G approval that would move it away from Bluetooth for long-range lighting mesh

We recently wrote that Finnish software company Wirepas will by next year be able to control billions of lights and other Internet-connected devices via its mesh technology. To set the record straight: It already can. But what’s coming next year is another approach that the company will use to support

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28 Sep 2021

FCC details $1.9 billion program to rip out Huawei and ZTE gear in the US

The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) recently released a new set of rules for small carriers to abide by that aims to rip out and replace network equipment and services from Huawei and ZTE, two companies based in China. The small carriers will have access to $1.9 billion in funding

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24 Sep 2021

Air Force Reserve Command Prepares for 5G Boost

On Tuesday, the Air Force revealed that it is working with the Verizon Public Sector to deploy 5G Ultra Wideband mobility technology to seven different Air Force Reserve Command installations. The bases are located in Florida, Massachusetts, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Texas. The installations are set to commence this

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31 Aug 2021

Verizon and Microsoft team up to offer 5G edge cloud computing for businesses

On Tuesday, Verizon announced that it would be partnering with Microsoft to offer a new edge computing solution for businesses that would be available on-premises. The new service leverages Verizon 5G Edge and Microsoft Azure Stack Edge, enabling businesses to deploy real-time enterprise applications. The technology would also allow companies

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10 Aug 2021

FCC Releases First U.S. Mobile Broadband Map

On Friday, the Federal Communications Commission released a new map that detailed where the four largest mobile carriers provide voice and data service. The map’s release was part of an effort to improve broadband and internet services across the United States. The map includes carriers Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, and UScellular,

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29 Jun 2021

5G Security Vulnerabilities Fluster Mobile Operators

A new survey released by GSMA and Trend Micro shows that there is a concerning lack of security capabilities for private 5G networks such as factories, smart cities, industrial IoT, utilities, and other applications. 5G networks have begun to pop up across the country, however, as more and more entities

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22 Jun 2021

GlobalFoundries plans $4B Singapore plant to meet chip demand

GlobalFoundries has reportedly begun construction on a $4 billion facility that will manufacture semiconductors. The facility is located in Singapore and aims to meet the growing chip demand. The company states that its long-term customer agreements have already been formed in key market segments such as 5G and automotive. The

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10 Jun 2021

NSF, Tech Companies Partner to Create Post-5G Wireless Systems

The National Science Foundation is pushing the Defense Department, Apple, the National Institute of Standards and Technology, Google, IBM, and other industry partners to coordinate new research into connectivity and post 5G wireless systems through a collaborative effort. The program is referred to as RINGS, standing for Resilient and Intelligent

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05 May 2021

Huawei and ZTE left out of India’s 5G trials

In its preliminary 5G trials, India has left out equipment from Chinese manufacturers Huawei and ZTE, becoming the latest country to take the firms out of its future 5G endeavors. India’s telecom ministry granted permission to a dozen firms, including Nokia and Ericsson, to conduct a six-month trial of 5G

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