• Schüler to head merged Virgin Media and O2

    German will lead integration of cable network with largest UK mobile group if regulators pass £31bn deal
  • LG is out of smartphones but not connectivity

    LG is out of smartphones but not connectivity
    As anticipated Korean tech giant LG has decided to throw in the towel on smartphones, having failed to find a way to make a profit out of them.
    The decision was formally announced after board meeting but had presumably been on the cards for a while. The only company that makes decent profits out of smartphones is Apple, because its margins are much greater than any Android vendor. In fact, it could be argued that the only company that profits from Android phones is Google.
    LG’s strategic d
  • Taste of London returning this summer

    Taste of London returning this summer
    Taste of London, a festival of food held in Regent’s Park has confirmed that it will be returning this summer after being cancelled, twice, last year.
    Normally an event around a single weekend, this year it will be spread over two weekends in July to support the social distancing that’s likely to still be in force to some degree or other at the time.
    As an outdoor event though it’s unlikely to be affected by any unforeseen lockdowns.
    The festival based in Regent’s Park wi
  • 5G reality check: limitations and the need for 6G

    5G reality check: limitations and the need for 6G
    Telecoms.com periodically invites expert third parties to share their views on the industry’s most pressing issues. In this piece Alan Carlton, VP of Wireless and Internet Technologies at Interdigital, takes an early look at what we need from the next generation of wireless technology.
    With 5G deployments still in their early days, to many, it may seem too soon to be talking about 6G. But given the development of 5G began in 2010, now is the time for the telecoms industry to begin tur
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  • The Telecoms.com Podcast: Huawei, RCS and chips

    The Telecoms.com Podcast: Huawei, RCS and chips
    The Telecoms.com Podcast · Huawei, RCS and chips
  • London Overground could be split into individual lines

    London Overground could be split into individual lines
    The London Overground, a huge swathe of Orange on the tube map could be broken up into individually named lines, if Sadiq Khan is reelected as Mayor of London next month.
    During the launch of his election manifesto, he said that “TfL’s London Overground network has grown considerably over recent years, and to reflect this I’ll launch a programme to name individual routes, giving each its own identity.”
    The line is increasingly unwieldy as a single named monolith, and ther
  • Dish does another 5G network deal and calls T-Mobile anti-competitive

    Dish does another 5G network deal and calls T-Mobile anti-competitive
    Dish Network on Monday trumpeted the signing of a 5G security deal with Palo Alto Networks, but it has more than just its own infrastructure to worry about at present.
    The TV provider-turned-mobile operator is all bent out of shape about rival T-Mobile USA’s plans to shut down its CDMA network at the start of next year, the very network that supports its Boost Mobile customers.
    A quick recap, if one were needed: Dish Network acquired formerly Sprint-owned MVNO Boost Mobile as part of T-Mob
  • Google wins legal duel with Oracle over Android’s use of Java code

    Google wins legal duel with Oracle over Android’s use of Java code
    The US Supreme Court ruled in favour of Google in decade-long litigation brought by Oracle, granting the Android owner “fair use” of Java API code it copied in developing the mobile operating system.
    In a 6:2 verdict the US Supreme Court ruled on Monday (05 April) that Google did not violate the copyright law by copying Java API code owned by Oracle, overturning an earlier Appeals Court’s ruling in Oracle’s favour back in 2018. The Supreme Court sided with Google’s
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  • US inches towards regulating social media platforms as utilities

    US inches towards regulating social media platforms as utilities
    American Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas has publicly questioned the contradictions presented by the current legal status of social media platforms.
    Thomas made the comment after passing judgment on a case in which President Trump had been told he couldn’t block Twitter users because the platform was considered a platform. Trump appealed by the matter is now considered moot since he is no longer President and, furthermore, Twitter has kicked him off anyway.
    “…some aspect
  • Deutsche Telekom uses W-band for 10 Gbps 5G backhaul in Greece

    Deutsche Telekom uses W-band for 10 Gbps 5G backhaul in Greece
    Deutsche Telekom has proven that frequency bands beyond 100 GHz can be just as effective as lower bands for high-speed mobile backhaul.
    Working with Cosmote, the mobile unit of its Greek subsidiary OTE, and Ericsson, Deutsche Telekom has trialled the use of W-band spectrum – 92 GHz-114 GHz, that is – for 5G backhaul. The companies installed a 1.5-km W-band wireless backhaul hop (using pre-commercial equipment) in parallel with an E-band, or 70 GHz-80 GHz, hop over the same distance i
  • Tickets Alert: Design Museum’s sneakers/trainers exhibition

    Tickets Alert: Design Museum’s sneakers/trainers exhibition
    An exhibition all about a certain form of leisure and sports shoe is opening in a few weeks time at the Design Museum, and tickets are now on sale.
    What was once simply a softer shoe to wear for sports has transformed into both a product that is engineered to give sportspeople the best advantage, and also at the same time something that some people idolise as collectables.
    Some people even wear them.
    Your correspondent being of a certain age and modest budget tends towards simple trainers that d
  • Bid on some amazing transport experiences for charity

    Bid on some amazing transport experiences for charity
    A host of special behind the scenes tours, experiences, and unique rides are up for grabs in a charity auction.
    From driver cab rides, station tours, helicopter and hovercraft trips, to having personalised Routemaster trips, there’s a lot of options to bid on.
    Bidding in the auction helps to raise money to support the RBF – the only UK charity solely dedicated to supporting current, former and retired railway people and their families.
    The auction is part of Railway Family Week &ndas
  • UK anti-fraud group increases pressure on Big Tech to fight scams

    Online marketplace eBay offers support to new alliance as MPs and police urge sector to do more
  • O2 backs high street recovery with £4.4m store investment

    Shoppers are ready to hit the pavements after weeks of national lockdown, as new research from O2 has found that 62% missed going into physical shops during Covid-19 lockdown restrictions – a 12% increase since July, and 65% are planning to go back to the high street for things they would have brought online during lockdown. Additionally, 90% are looking forward to the opening of non-essential retail stores and 24% are drawn to shopping in person due to the enjoyment of the atmospher
  • LG bows out of smartphone market

    LG announced on Monday that it would be closing down its smartphone manufacturing business by the 31st of July, citing the incredibly competitive global market. It follows the likes of Blackberry and Nokia, who have also been squeezed out of the market over the last decade by the rising dominance of Apple, Samsung, Huawei, and Xiaomi. While at one time the third…read more on TotalTele.com »
  • Landlord disputes over 5G sites costing UK economy £7.4bn

    For many countries around the world, 5G is being positioned as a major factor in rejuvenating economies post-pandemic and the UK is no exception. But to generate the full economic benefits from the new technology, the rollout must be rapid and at scale, a process that is not only expensive but fraught with various complications. One such complication is how to reimburse landlords when seeking to deploy mobile infrastructure on private property…read more on TotalTele.com »
  • Deutsche Telekom aiming for carbon neutrality in 4 years

    The last few years have seen Deutsche Telekom steadily transforming their global operations into a model of climate conscientiousness.In 2019, Telekom announced their commitment to achieving climate protection goals, seeking to reduce their carbon emissions by 90% by 2030, with a Group-wide carbon neutrality achieved by 2050, in line with targets set by the GSMA. Significant action began almost immediately…read more on TotalTele.com »
  • Auctioned spectrum not enough for Jio who buys blocks from Airtel

    Last month saw the Indian government complete its latest 4G spectrum auction, in which Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Jio took home the lion’s share of the licences, spending around $8 billion on 488.35MHz of spectrum.It seems that this acquisition was not enough…read more on TotalTele.com »

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