Month

August 2020
One of the key battlegrounds in the U.S.-China tech cold war is 5G telecommunications technology.   © Nikkei montage LAULY LI and CHENG TING-FANG, Nikkei staff writers August 26, 2020 16:22 JST, Updated on August 26, 2020 17:08 JST Joint declaration bolsters ‘Clean Network’ initiative as Huawei fights for future TAIPEI — Taiwan and the U.S. on...
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Despite resistance or cantonal moratoria, operators continue to activate their 5G antennas in Switzerland. But at the moment, few people have devices to receive the signal. Auto translated from https://www.lematin.ch/story/pres-de-3000-antennes-5g-activees-en-suisse-123577519701?fbclid=IwAR0r2981-2-9KUFQFkLNrcKGjqGzLuSKc084WqKCJhV7aYtu-cKj7XL_bfs 08/23/2020 by Eric Felley Switzerland must have up to 26,500 antennas to provide coverage similar to 4G. Getty Images / iStockphoto This is a figure that...
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Will Roper (left) and Preston Dunlap “ABMS is about taking the concept of the OODA Loop and transcending it from something that people do to something that machines do,” says Will Roper, AF acquisition czar. By THERESA HITCHENS on August 25, 2020 WASHINGTON: The next demonstration of the Air Force’s top-priority Advanced Battle Management System (ABMS) will...
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The government of Canada announced the postponement of its 3.5 GHz spectrum auction due to COVID-19. The auction is now scheduled to start on June 15, 2021. Read more at: http://5gobservatory.eu/canada-postpones-3-5ghz-spectrum-auction/
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The FCC auctioned off more 5G spectrum for $4.6 billion. Angela Lang/CNET The FCC awards more than 20,000 licenses for midband 3.5GHz spectrum. Corinne Reichert The FCC netted almost $4.6 billion after auctioning off 5G spectrum to US carriers. The midband 3.5GHz spectrum will “further the deployment of 5G,” the FCC said Wednesday. More than 20,000 spectrum licenses were...
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Tuesday 25 August 2020 Global smartphone sales fell by 20.4 percent in Q2 2020 to 295 million as the mobile phone industry continued to be impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic, according to new research from Gartner. Most major markets, except China, continued to have some form of shelter-in-pace restrictions for most of the quarter, leading...
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August 24, 2020 The Regulatory Authority of Bermuda said they will “mandate a temporary moratorium on the deployment of 5G” pending the completion of a study and the issuance of a final determination. A spokesperson said, “In acknowledgement of the various concerns raised about the deployment of 5G mobile technology [5G], the RA will mandate...
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Communications Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams. Picture: Ntswe Mokoena/GCIS By ANA Reporter Aug 24, 2020 Cape Town – Parliament should take disciplinary steps against Communications Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams for defying the National Assembly by not appointing the full list of nominees for the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) council, the Democratic Alliance said on Monday....
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Picture Courtney Africa/African News Agency (ANA) By Ayanda Mdluli  Aug 24, 2020 Sizwe Africa IT Group, a black empowerment IT company awarded the Department of Education in the Eastern Cape e-learning contract, and electronics manufacturing giant Samsung, who got the bulk of the contract to supply 55 000 tablets, have been caught in a tug...
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24th August 2020 The newly-appointed ICASA Council members will be taking their oath of office today and commence their 4-year term to serve and execute their mandate in the public interest. The Chairperson will serve a five-year term. The Councillors will be sworn in by Judge JCW Van Rooyen at ICASA Head Office from 16h00...
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