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IT Pro 20/20: Is it time to ditch broadband?
IT Pro 20/20: Is it time to ditch broadband?
5G

IT Pro 20/20: Is it time to ditch broadband?

5G adoption is picking up and promises to solve every networking woe faced by businesses on the move... but is it a Wi-Fi killer?
24 Mar 2022
UK government initiative will fund disruptive telecoms tech
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5G

UK government initiative will fund disruptive telecoms tech

The UK Telecoms Innovation Network Competition will provide up to £10 million of funding to research and develop technologies such as Open RAN
22 Mar 2022
The decades-old vision of “pervasive computing” is blueprinting today’s smart cities
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smart city

The decades-old vision of “pervasive computing” is blueprinting today’s smart cities

As first alluded to in 1988, cities are becoming invisibly intelligent spaces, often entirely unbeknownst to us
22 Mar 2022
NTT taps Schneider Electric for private 5G trials
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5G

NTT taps Schneider Electric for private 5G trials

Schneider’s Smart Factory in Lexington will serve as NTT's P5G test site
17 Mar 2022
Vodafone and Ericsson complete UK's first 5G network slicing trial
Top view of people walking in different directions of pattern, painted on asphalt as visual representation of network slicing
5G

Vodafone and Ericsson complete UK's first 5G network slicing trial

Network slicing allows businesses and app developers to carve out a ‘slice’ of the network suited to specific use cases
15 Mar 2022
5G gap widens between fastest and slowest US states
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5G

5G gap widens between fastest and slowest US states

Speeds increased as much as 62% over last year's figures, but little has been done to improve the 5G divide
10 Mar 2022
Apple unveils M1 Ultra, Mac Studio, 5G iPhone SE and a new iPad Air
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Hardware

Apple unveils M1 Ultra, Mac Studio, 5G iPhone SE and a new iPad Air

The tech giant unveiled a host of new hardware during its “Peek Performance” event on 8 March
9 Mar 2022
UK’s largest port to deploy 5G and IoT tech
Felixstowe port in Suffolk, England
5G

UK’s largest port to deploy 5G and IoT tech

Felixstowe Port will use 5G-enabled Internet of Things (IoT) sensors to predict maintenance of the port’s quay cranes
4 Mar 2022
UK and Japan cooperate to reduce reliance on Nokia, Ericsson for 5G infrastructure
Yuji Sasaki and Julia Lopez signing the agreement
Network & Internet

UK and Japan cooperate to reduce reliance on Nokia, Ericsson for 5G infrastructure

The two countries are hoping to reduce the global over-reliance on a small number of suppliers to build and maintain networks
4 Mar 2022
Nokia wins Indosat contract to expand 5G across Indonesia
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5G

Nokia wins Indosat contract to expand 5G across Indonesia

The deal will bring next-gen communication technology to customers across a 1.4 million square kilometre area
4 Mar 2022
View from the airport: Networking at MWC 2022
The Qualcomm keynote at MWC 2022
Network & Internet

View from the airport: Networking at MWC 2022

From Wi-Fi 7 chips to tech boycotts, MWC’s return to Barcelona was like no other
4 Mar 2022
AT&T and IBM co-develop AI, 5G, and hybrid cloud simulation center
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5G

AT&T and IBM co-develop AI, 5G, and hybrid cloud simulation center

The joint offering will enable enterprises test out varied network, cloud, and edge computing technologies
1 Mar 2022
MWC 2022: Qualcomm announces “world’s first” 5G AI and Wi-Fi 7 chips
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system on chip (SoC)

MWC 2022: Qualcomm announces “world’s first” 5G AI and Wi-Fi 7 chips

The Snapdragon X70 5G and the FastConnect 7800 are expected to be included in commercial devices in the second half of 2022
28 Feb 2022
Why 5G monetisation is proving a headache for operators
Telecommunication tower with 5G cellular network antenna on city background
5G

Why 5G monetisation is proving a headache for operators

Although 5G is expected to take off imminently, telecoms firms still face major barriers in actually turning a profit
23 Feb 2022
AT&T to shut down 3G network this week
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mobile networks

AT&T to shut down 3G network this week

The end of service threatens elderly customers, warns industry group
22 Feb 2022
5G future trends to watch in 2022
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5G

5G future trends to watch in 2022

It may not revolutionise your business overnight, but success is on the horizon if you can sharpen up your 5G strategy
18 Feb 2022
Kyndryl and Nokia partnership targets $510bn industry 4.0 market
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5G

Kyndryl and Nokia partnership targets $510bn industry 4.0 market

Two firms aim to capitalise on need for digital transformation across the manufacturing sector
17 Feb 2022
Vodafone taps Oracle for its cloud-native standalone 5G network
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5G

Vodafone taps Oracle for its cloud-native standalone 5G network

The deal comes as Virgin Media O2 reportedly cancels its five-year MVNO partnership with the operator
14 Feb 2022
US telcos request $5.6 billion to rip out Huawei, ZTE equipment
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Network & Internet

US telcos request $5.6 billion to rip out Huawei, ZTE equipment

The FCC says it has received 181 applications from small carriers to access its funding
7 Feb 2022
IBM buys Sentaca to boost 5G and hybrid cloud services
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hybrid cloud

IBM buys Sentaca to boost 5G and hybrid cloud services

The acquisition will aid IBM’s telecom clients to upgrade and unlock new revenue streams in 5G
2 Feb 2022
Japan and US to partner on 6G standards
A city skyline with a technology 5G overlay
Network & Internet

Japan and US to partner on 6G standards

This comes as Chinese companies are entering this space, seeking to get their 6G tech into international standards
31 Jan 2022
FAA declares 78% of commercial US plans 5G-safe
A view of a 5G cell tower with a plane flying in the background to symbolise the concern over the effect of 5G on airline safety
5G

FAA declares 78% of commercial US plans 5G-safe

Over one in five planes still not cleared to fly in low-visibility conditions near 5G cell towers
21 Jan 2022
AT&T and Verizon agree to postpone 5G rollout at US airports
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5G

AT&T and Verizon agree to postpone 5G rollout at US airports

President Joe Biden thanked Verizon and AT&T for agreeing to the delay
19 Jan 2022
US airlines warn of “catastrophic” crisis days before 5G rollout
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5G

US airlines warn of “catastrophic” crisis days before 5G rollout

The companies have warned that the harm from 5G deployment is substantially worse than originally anticipated
18 Jan 2022